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15 Movies That Are Better Than the Book

There, we said it.

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Jaws

Based on Jaws by Peter Benchley

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  • Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

Die Hard

Based on Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp

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  • Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox

Jurassic Park

Based on Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

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Jackie Brown

Based on Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard

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  • Photo Credit: Miramax Films

The Notebook

Based on The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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  • Photo Credit: New Line Cinema

Starship Troopers

Based on Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

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  • Photo Credit: Sony Pictures

Forrest Gump

Based on Forrest Gump by Winston Groom

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Fight Club

Based on Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

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  • Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox

Julie & Julia

Based on Julie & Julia by Julie Powell, and My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme

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  • Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

The Godfather

Based on The Godfather, by Mario Puzo

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  • Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

Honorary Mentions

The Prestige

Based on The Prestige by Christopher Priest

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  • Photo Credit: Buena Vista Pictures

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Based on Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Based on The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Game of Thrones

Based on the A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin

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Blade Runner

Based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

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  • Photo Credit: Warner Bros.