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Movies That Are More Well Known Than Their Books

This is a list of films that were based on books, but ended up being more popular and iconic than their source material.
That's right. NONE of these are original movies.
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
3
Aladdin (1992)
Aladdin (1992)
4
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
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5
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
6
Apollo 13 (1995)
Apollo 13 (1995)
7
Bambi (1942)
Bambi (1942)
8
Battle Royale (2000)
Battle Royale (2000)
9
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Battlefield Earth (2000)
10
Ben-Hur (1959)
Ben-Hur (1959)
11
The Birds (1963)
The Birds (1963)
12
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
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13
The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Identity (2002)
14
The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
15
Carrie (1976)
Carrie (1976)
16
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
17
Clueless (1995)
Clueless (1995)
18
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
19
Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
20
Dr. No (1962)
Dr. No (1962)
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21
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
22
Drive (2011)
Drive (2011)
23
The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)
24
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
25
Field of Dreams (1989)
Field of Dreams (1989)
26
Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
27
First Blood (1982)
First Blood (1982)
28
Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
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29
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
30
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather (1972)
31
Goodfellas (1990)
Goodfellas (1990)
32
The Graduate (1967)
The Graduate (1967)
33
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
34
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
35
The Iron Giant (1999)
The Iron Giant (1999)
36
Jaws (1975)
Jaws (1975)
37
Jumanji (1995)
Jumanji (1995)
38
The Jungle Book (1967)
The Jungle Book (1967)
39
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
40
L.A. Confidential (1997)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
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