What are the best books with movie adaptations?

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    #1The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is written by J.R.R. Tolkien which is the sequel to the 1937 novel The Hobbit. This follows the course of the War of the Ring after the Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power. 


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    Eka Greek
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I've watched the movie... I definitely need to read the book then! I think I will like it!"
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    #2Forrest 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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    Lisa Rios
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "A comic odyssey........ doubtlessly!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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    #3The Godfather

    The Godfather
    The Godfather by Mario Puzo is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family at the core of the American Mafia. This compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.

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    William Munoz
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "For anyone that's seen the movies and liked them, you must read this book. The movie is very faithful to the book, and you'll appreciate the film all the more after reading through this. I wish all books with movie adaptations were this great!"
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    #4The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games is set in a dystopic future where the Capitol rules the land and forces people to fight to the death for a supply of food. The trilogy depicts Katniss' experience and how the districts try to fight back against the Capitol. 


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    Laura Fisher
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The Hunger Games is more meaningful book of the triology. I was pleasantly surprised by the depths of more mature themes this second book touched. The book have good ending and in some places it have sentiments. "
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    #5Harry 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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    Bobby Simpson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "When I reread Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets it took me straight back to my childhood. I remember reading these books as a kid and they were the coolest thing I'd ever read. I still enjoyed reading them 10 years later as if it were my first time. "
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    #6Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.


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    Julio César del Ángel
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "among th best but not the best in my opinion"
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    #7The Notebook

    The Notebook

    The Notebook is a romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks published in 1996 which is about the love story of mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004. 


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    Nicole Thompson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I read this book not too long ago and it was marvelous. I couldn't stop reading it. It captures different emotions and you can't avoid to fall in love with the characters of the book. It is simply amazing!"
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    #8Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.

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    Ethan Harper
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I usually do not like books adapted into movies but one of the better ones that I have seen has to be Gone with the Wind. The director of this movie did an awesome job of keeping a lot of the aspects the same from book to movie and really captured the story."
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    #9The Help

    The Help
    The Help is a historical fiction novel by Kathryn Stockett. Set in the American South during the 1960s, it tells the stories of an unlikely group of three women working together to fight racial oppression.

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    Gao Tian
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Racial oppression is a shit! Keep fighting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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    #10One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    This is one of the most imports novels of the 60's and from American history. The unforgettable story of a mental ward and the people living there and the tyrannical Nurse Ratched and McMurphy.

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    Amanda Dean
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "My favorite book adaptation has always been the shining. However, I recently read and watched the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and i think I have a new favorite. Although it all takes place inside a mental ward, it is highly enjoyable film that will forever force us to relive the mistakes."
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    #11Harry 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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    Jesse Ford
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a great book for persons of all ages. Part of the brilliant Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix really brings the fantasy setting to life. It has a great cast of characters, good pacing and some of the best world building in fiction."
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    #12Harry 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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    Bruce Ward
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "One of the better of the Harry Potter series. Which is one of the better book series of all-time!"
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    #13Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It welcomed the readers to Harry's magical world and his discovery of his true self where adventure and danger await him as he entered Hogwarts. 


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    Daniel Diaz
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a must-have if you're looking for the best books with movie adaptations. The story is perfectly done and the way it's written captures the feelings of the characters perfectly."
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    #14Fifty Shades Darker

    Fifty Shades Darker

    Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) is a romantic drama motion picture that stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan It was directed by James Foley and was released in 2017. This is also the second movie of the Fifty Shades movie trilogy.


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    Caroline Lin
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "The series of Fifty Shades is one of the books with movie adaptations that I really follow alongside with the Harry Potter series. It's so pleasing to see Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey turn into movie characters and watch them in motion pictures. I'm one of their hardcore fans and I personally liked the Fifty Shades Darker better than the past series because they made an exact adaptation of the book. People should see the meaning behind every surface. The middle part of the movie was one of the greatest scene ever in Fifty Shades era. All-in-all, it was a magnificent film for me! "
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    #15Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic romantic film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson based on the 2011 novel of the same name written by British author E. L. James. It is the first film in the Fifty Shades film series.



    Nancy Gonzales
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "Honestly, I thought there would be a lot more sex from the start but it is fine with me though because I actually haven't read the book but was intrigued so I watched this. The movie was so complex that i loved the slow build, how Christian won Anastasia's trust, and the development of the characters. "
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    #16Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens portrays the development of the main character named Pip, who is an orphan. The story focuses on the poverty, prison ships and survival with an influence of the early-mid 19th century setting.


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    Mary Stevens
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Great movie amazing in so many ways. This is back in the old days but it got good information also."
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    #17Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg has a folksy, fresh, endearing and affecting story. Written by one of the fairest and funniest ladies in America, it tells a contrasting, yet enthralling tale of humor and drama.


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    Linda Jacobs
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed the movie adaptation. It is a sweet, funny, enthralling story."
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    #18The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller Series)

    The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller Series)

    Mickey Haller is a criminal defense attorney whose work is to defend criminals of every kind: he always manages to find something that could help the drug dealer, killer or gambler he is defending. After being arrested for attacking a woman, a playboy seeks help on Mickey, a case that he doesn't hesitate to accept, but may very well end his career... and his life. 


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    Arthur Parker
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Michael Connelly, creater of the Bosch Series is at it again. One of the best authors out there for police fiction. He creates a new character here and once again the city of Los Angeles is first and foremost in the story. Great author, another great book. "
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    #19The Color Purple

    The Color Purple
    Set deep in the American South, The Color Purple by Alice Walker is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. After living a very hard life, she starts to discover joy and the power of her own spirit.

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    Patrick Hall
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Color Purple is the story of a young, black girl in the deep South where she faces prejudice, poverty, and segregation. It's a powerful story that looks deep into the roots of society as it was back then, and it really draws you in. I have to say, as someone who lives in the south it's quite the guilt trip, but it's also an important reminder of what happens when you try to put yourself above another person. Overall, I thought it was fantastic and the move adaptation is amazing. Highly recommend."
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    #20Bridget Jones's Diary

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Bridget Jones's Diary is a best-selling chick-lit novel by British author Helen Fielding. It follows the life of Bridget Jones through the ups and downs. It is the basis of the movie of the same name starring Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth.


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    Nicole Payne
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I saw the movie for Bridget Jones's diary before I read the book. The movie was good, but the book is dynamite! I loved all of the situations, and could relate to many of them. If you have seen the movie, and liked it, I urge you to read the book. You won't be disappointed."
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    #21The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code is a novel about Robert Langdon's journey in finding the Louvre. He will face many challenges that includes decoding cryptic messages that involves Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings. 


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    Crystal Armstrong
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I really never liked the movie adaptation of The Da Vinci Code. Like the book, it was over hyped. I think this movie certainly has some good aspects but it's not a film that would be well liked by many, instead it has it's little niche of fans. Maybe good to see one time and move on."
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    #22The Memory Keeper's Daughter

    The Memory Keeper's Daughter

    The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards is a historical fiction about fraternal twins - one with the normal condition while the other has Down Syndrome. Know how the story will unfold the secrets of their birth and childhood.


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    Ashley Curtis
    Written on April 20, 2018
    " The Memory Keeper's Daughter was one of my favorite books of all time! I have read that cover to cover and when I heard that Netflix made it into a movie, well I was scared to be honest. You never know how movies based on books do but you always have the impression it will be bad. Well, it wasn't! It was great!"
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    #23Snow Falling On Cedars

    Snow Falling On Cedars
    The award-winning historical fiction novel Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson revolves around a murder case in small-town America. It recounts what it was like to be Japanese in America after the Second World War.

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    Roger Howard
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Who says historical fiction has to be boring? I had this book recommended to me, and I'm glad I picked it up. It's a really interesting look at not just a fairly difficult period in American history, but also combines a murder mystery with the recreation writing. It sort of sounds like it's a #meetoo book, or something for a social justice warrior, but it's actually really well written and very clearly laid out what's going on and why. It makes a case without bleeding its heart all over the pages."
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    #24Fifty Shades Freed

    Fifty Shades Freed

    Directed by James Foley, Fifty Shades Freed is an erotic drama movie that was released on February 9, 2018 starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan. Newlyweds Anastasia and Christian strive to save their relationship amidst threats.


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    Donna Ruiz
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "I absolutely love these books and movies... I know they aren't for everyone, but I enjoy them and I don't care if you don't like theeem"
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    #25To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.

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    #26Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is a humor and fantasy fiction novel first published in 1964. This book tells the story of Mr. Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and five lucky children who got an entry ticket for a tour.


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    Saúl Meléndez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is an excellent choice. Ronald Dahl's work is very imaginative, and had me enthralled in the plot of the story (even though I could kind of guess where it was going). The book really had me in stitches in some places, and totally engrossed in it."
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    Jumper is a young adult science fiction novel written by Steven Gould. First published in 1992, it is the first book in the series of the same name. It tells the story of Davy, who discovers that he has the power to teleport.


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    Samuel Montgomery
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Interesting and exciting premiss, this story follows the life and adventures of a boy who finds himself with the ability to jump to different places in the world."
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    #28The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.


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    Deborah Brewer
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is easily one of the best book to movie adaptations ever made and also available on Netflix. Very true to the novel, while still being succinct enough to make a good movie, it really was very well done."


Best What are the best books with movie adaptations
1The Lord of the RingsBooks 28 Paid
2Forrest GumpBooks 25 Paid
3The GodfatherBooks 24 Paid
4The Hunger GamesBooks 22 Paid
5Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsBooks 22 Paid
6Pride and PrejudiceBooks 19 Paid
7The NotebookBooks 18 Paid
8Gone with the Wind Books 17 Paid
9The HelpBooks 15 Paid
10One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestBooks 13 Paid

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