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The Most Successful Book-To-Movie Adaptations

Book-To-Movie adaptations often suffer from one fatal characteristic: a lack of a unique vision. These movies succeed in being their own work while staying true to the spirit of the original text. For simplicities sake I avoided including multiple movies from the same series and adaptations of plays or short stories.
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Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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Great Expectations (1946)
Great Expectations (1946)
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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Orlando (1992)
Orlando (1992)
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Barry Lyndon (1975)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
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Rebecca (1940)
Rebecca (1940)
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Howards End (1992)
Howards End (1992)
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The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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Atonement (2007)
Atonement (2007)
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The Hours (2002)
The Hours (2002)
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The Handmaiden (2016)
The Handmaiden (2016)
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The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
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Stalker (1979)
Stalker (1979)
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Gone Girl (2014)
Gone Girl (2014)
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The English Patient (1996)
The English Patient (1996)
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A Room With a View (1985)
A Room With a View (1985)
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The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather (1972)
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Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
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A Passage to India (1984)
A Passage to India (1984)
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Little Women (2019)
Little Women (2019)
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21
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
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Solaris (1972)
Solaris (1972)
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Jaws (1975)
Jaws (1975)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
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Women in Love (1969)
Women in Love (1969)
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The Leopard (1963)
The Leopard (1963)
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The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)
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Scaramouche (1952)
Scaramouche (1952)
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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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The Witches (1990)
The Witches (1990)
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The Right Stuff (1983)
The Right Stuff (1983)
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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
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The Virgin Suicides (1999)
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
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The Social Network (2010)
The Social Network (2010)
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Clueless (1995)
Clueless (1995)
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There Will Be Blood (2007)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
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Pather Panchali (1955)
Pather Panchali (1955)
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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Carol (2015)
Carol (2015)
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