What are the best books that turned into movies?

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    #1Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump is a New York Times Bestseller novel by Winston Groom published in 2002 by Washington Square Press. This book is adapted into an Academy Award-winning film of the same title.

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    Frank Phillips
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is a great movie and an excellent book. One of the best known and beloved movies of the past couple decades, this is likely to be one that readers of a wide age range can enjoy. It's also a great book for anyone who has seen the acclaimed film, and wants to read the source material."
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    #2Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is the fourth book in the Harry potter series. The story revolves around how Harry get past through Lord Voldemort once again. The quidditch cup is also happening and Harry will make sure he will see it. 
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    Sarah Rose
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Harry Potter books are definitely best books that turned into movies with sales of millions of dollars around the hole world became a worldwide success there is no doubt that they are the best"
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    #3Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The third installment in Harry Potter book series. The story revolves around the adventures of Harry Potter. He also discovered all about Sirius Balck and his parents. 

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    Sharon Olson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I have read some of the Harry Potter books. I have seen the movies. The books are terrific and I have thoroughly enjoyed the movies. It doesn't matter what age you are, the books and movies are magical."
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    #4The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games is the first novel of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins which centers on Katniss Everdeen who volunteers as tribute to replace her younger sister in a game televised and ruled by a dictatorial government.

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    Douglas Nichols
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Hunger Games is an amazing book to behold your eyes to. I have never seen such suspense in any book."
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    #5The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book by Stephen Chbosky that tells the story of Charlie. The book revolves around Charlie's writings in his diary. His struggle as a unique teen, trying to live his life happily. 

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    Jose Green
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower revolves around the struggles of a teenager just trying to live his life and be happy. Chances are you've heard about this before, as it is standard high school curriculum in a lot of places. I always enjoyed it, and it actually became a movie which is cool! If you haven't read it before I highly recommend you do so because it has has themes a lot of us can relate to growing up in high school. It's both happy, and sad."
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    #6Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The story revolves around Harry Potter's sixth year in Hogwarts. Their class learned to apparate and Harry found a book that helped him in his potions class. More adventures and mysteries await him.
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    Carol Henry
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "i love harry potters movies.. now with this book i will die to have it."
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    #7The Lovely Bones

    The Lovely Bones
    Susie is a 14 years old girl who has the chance of seeing how life goes on after she dies: she is able to see how everyone copes with her loss, how her family still has hopes of finding her despite being already dead and how the man who raped and killed her continues his life.
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    Dorothy Watson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Lovely Bones is extremely overrated. It comes from a damaged, twisted author. It is too much personal glorification."
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    #8Les Misérables

    Les Misérables
    Les Misérables is a French historical tale by Victor Hugo, which was published first in 1862. This novel follows the lives of several characters, especially that of Jean Valjean during the June Rebellion in Paris. 
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    Judy Sandoval
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I found out about Les Miserables when looking for books that were turned into movies. Considered one of the greatest novels of all time, the movie deals with a French historical tale written by Victor Hugo."
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    #9Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is the fifth installment in the seven books of Harry Potter Series. The book is about the challenges that Harry Potter faced in his fifth year at Hogwarts and how he overcome everything.
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    Jessica Hansen
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The Harry Potter series was one of the best series of books ever written. It is full of adventure, fun, and fantasy. Being able to see it on the big screen is amazing."
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    #10Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry and his friends is already on their last year at Hogwarts but the adventure still continues. The battle will begin and many lives will be lost. 
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    Tyler Garcia
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is one of the darkest books in the Harry Potter trillogy. It concludes the story in a spectacular way, holding my attention from the very beginning. I read the whole thing through in under 24 hours."
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    #11The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife is the debut novel of Audrey Niffenegger, which is about the story of married couple Clare and Henry who try to make their marriage work. It comes as they struggling with Henry's strange disorder of time traveling. 

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    María de Lourdes Montiel
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A relatable story. Excellent book. Well written novel! There is also a movie about this book. Both are excellent. Would recommend to everyone."
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    #12Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry is on his second year at Hogwarts and more exciting but dangerous things are yet to come. 

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    Teresa Harvey
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "One of the greatest fictional works of all time. Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets is full of magic, fantasy and fun. Hogwarts is never more exciting than in this brilliant novel by JK Rowlin. An absolute classic of our time."
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    #13The Other Boleyn Girl

    The Other Boleyn Girl

    The Other Boleyn Girl is a historical fiction revolving around Mary Boleyn, the lesser-known sister of Anne Boleyn. Her life in court as a pawn for her family's political ambitions was rife with rivalry and scandal, but Mary perseveres through it all. 

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    Dylan Hayes
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book may be an "alternative history", or it may be an accurate presentation of the political intrigue of the era. Whatever you believe, it is an interesting account, albeit somewhat long and drawn out. If you like historical studies of the Tudor era as much as I, you ought to give it a try."
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    #14Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)

    Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
    This thriller written by Anne Rice combines terror, suspense and erotica. The first book of The Vampire Chronicles tells the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac, a vampire who tells the story of his life to a reporter.



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    Christine Thompson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I had put off reading this for a while thinking it would take up a lot of my time trying to get through it. Boy was I wrong. Not only did it totally draw me in it kept me entertained the whole time. With each page I turned the words entered my brain at a fast pace and I was swiftly moving through this book as if it were a short article in a newspaper. Every time I put the book down to do something else I came back moments later as I just couldn't quit reading. I can see why they made a movie based on this book. It has everything you need to make a good movie. "
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    #15L'Age d'or (BFI Film Classics)

    L'Age d'or (BFI Film Classics)

    L'Age d'or (BFI Film Classics) is a cultural book written by Paul Hammond. This cultural book was published on February 1, 1998 by British Film Institute (BFI).

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    Randy Cook
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "A really strange book taking on Freudian thoughts. There are several scenes with house hold objects. It tackles thoughts about modern society."
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    #16Easy Rider (BFI Modern Classics)

    Easy Rider (BFI Modern Classics)

    Easy Rider (BFI Modern Classics) is a cultural book written by Lee Hill. This cultural book was published on December 1, 1996 by the British Film Institute (BFI).

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    José Alfredo Amador
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The quintessential road movie, Easy Rider looks like a classic now. But that end result was far from assured. Coming at a time when cultural and political fissures had broken into the national psyche, the movie was a risk for all involved. But by tapping into the youth market of the day, which sympathized and empathized with Billy and Wyatt, the movie became not only a huge hit, but a hallmark of American cinema, opening the door for a new interpretation of movie making. The personalities involved, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, and behind the scene, Terry Southern, were the right mix at the right time, creating a work of art that no one involved ever eclipsed. This entry into the BFI series hits most of the right notes. Accessible enough for a general audience and with just enough information for a quick read, it is worth one’s while. It goes a tad off track near the end, though thankfully not as badly as Billy and Wyatt. For the most part, it is a smooth ride."
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    #17The Terminator (BFI Modern Classics)

    The Terminator (BFI Modern Classics)

    The Terminator (BFI Modern Classics) is a cultural book written by Sean French. This cultural book was published on October 27, 1996 by British Film Institute (BFI).

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    Russell Schmidt
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This is certainly an interesting book. The dark undertones combined with the classic themes make for an enjoyable read. Although, I saw the films first, this provides some great details that shouldn't be missed by any diehard fans."
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    #18Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (BFI Film Classics)

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (BFI Film Classics)

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (BFI Film Classics) is a cultural book written by Peter William Evans. This cultural book was published on October 27, 1996 by British Film Institute (BFI).

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    Marilyn Howell
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "The movie plays just as well as the book reads. The movie is often haphazard and makes the watcher interested to learn more about the characters. The book was a very quick read. I had to reread it again, slowly, poring over each of the words. It's a small book, but its significance is made greater by reading it over slowly."
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    #19The Right Stuff (Bfi Modern Classics)

    The Right Stuff (Bfi Modern Classics)

    The Right Stuff (Bfi Modern Classics) is a cultural book written by Tom Charity. This cultural book was published on September 26, 1997 by British Film Institute (BFI).

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    Howard Washington
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Most people are aware of The Right Stuff the movie not many have read both the original book and The Right Stuff (BFI Film Classics). This book covers the politics and cultural context in which the film was made. Great for any film buff."
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    #20L'avventura (BFI Film Classics)

    L'avventura (BFI Film Classics)

    L'avventura (BFI Film Classics) is a cultural book written by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith. This cultural book was published on December 27, 1997 by British Film Institute (BFI).

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    #21The Thing (BFI Modern Classics)

    The Thing (BFI Modern Classics)

    The Thing (BFI Modern Classics) is a cultural book written by Anne Bilson. This cultural book was published on October 1, 1997 by the British Film Institute (BFI).

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    Carol Guerrero
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is not a book turned into a movie. It is a book written about a movie. A movie that's 13 years older than this book. The author does go into great detail with her take on the movie scene by scene. It's a good read but still not a movie about a book."
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    #22The 'Three Colours' Trilogy (BFI Modern Classics)

    The 'Three Colours' Trilogy (BFI Modern Classics)
    The 'Three Colours' Trilogy (BFI Modern Classics) is a cultural book written by Geoff Andrew. This cultural book was published on May 27, 1998 by British Film Institute (BFI).
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    Christian Munoz
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I think "The Three Colours" would serve as a great guide to the classical films for those who interested in learning more. I am not really familiar with this story and may be interested in giving it a go one of these days. All I look for in a good novel is a compelling story and likable characters. "

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Best What are the best books that turned into movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Forrest GumpBooks 45 Paid
2Harry Potter And The Goblet Of FireBooks 40 Paid
3Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanBooks 39 Paid
4The Hunger GamesBooks 37 Paid
5The Perks of Being a WallflowerBooks 34 Paid
6Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceBooks 31 Paid
7The Lovely BonesBooks 27 Paid
8Les MisérablesBooks 24 Paid
9Harry Potter And The Order Of The PhoenixBooks 22 Paid
10Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsBooks 21 Paid
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