The 21 Best Movies Based On Books

Check out the cinematic classics that started out as novels.

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, in the movie based on the book
Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy

By James Leo Herlihy

one flew over the cuckoo's nest, one of the best movies based on a book

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The Graduate

The Graduate

By Charles Webb

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To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee

The Searchers

The Searchers

By Alan Le May

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

By Solomon Northup

Anna and the King of Siam

Anna and the King of Siam

By Margaret Landon

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The Fellowship of the Ring

By J.R.R. Tolkein

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

By Alice Walker

Sophie's Choice

Sophie's Choice

By William Styron

Kramer vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer

By Avery Corman

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

By Philip K. Dick

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

By P. L. Travers

Little Women

Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum

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The Princess Bride

By William Goldman

The Quiet American

The Quiet American

By Graham Greene

Wonder Boys

Wonder Boys

By Michael Chabon

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The Godfather

By Mario Puzo

jurassic park

Jurassic Park

By Michael Crichton