MHM’s Top 20 Films Based on Books

September 15, 2013 0
If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it 1000 times — a movie will never be as good as the book because the director’s vision will never be as good as what you create in your mind, but here are twenty films that dared to come close. Read the books and watch the movies to see if you agree with MHM.
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#20 Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Based on the book by Peter George.

#19 Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Fahrenheit 451 via Horror Cult Films
Based on the book  by Ray Bradbury.

#18 The Great Gatsby (2013)

The Great Gatsby via Ace ShowBiz
Based on the book  by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

#17 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

3:10 to Yuma via Superior Pics
Based on the book  by Elmore Leonard.

#16 Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Dr Zhivago
Based on the book  by Boris Pasternak.

#15 Greed (1924)

Greed via Jonathan Rosenbaum
Based on the book  by Frank Norris.

#14 Gone With the Wind (1939)

Gone with the Wind via DVD Beaver
Based on the book  by Margaret Mitchell.

#13 American Psycho (2000)

American Psycho via Stand by for Mind Control
Based on the book  by Bret Easton Ellis.

#12 A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind Via Waitsel
Based on the book  by Sylvia Nasar.

#11 The Shining (1980)

The Shining via The Movie Rat
Based on the book  by Stephen King.

#10 Goodfellas (1990)

Goodfellas via The Movies
Based on the book  by Nicholas Pileggi.

#9 Jaws (1975)

Jaws via Hudson Lee
Based on the book  by Peter Benchley.

#8 To Kill A Mocking Bird (1962)

To Kill a Mockingbird via ABC
Based on the book  by Harper Lee.

#7 One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest via Aeon Magazine
Based on the book  by Ken Kesey.

#6 Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner via The Ace Blog
Based on the book  by Philip K. Dick.

#4 The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Maltese Falcon via True Classics
Based on the book  by Dashiell Hammett.

#3 Schindler’s List (1993)

Schindler's List via In a Lonely Place Encounters with Film
Based on the book  by Thomas Keneally.

#2 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption via Fogs Movie Reviews
Based on the book  by Stephen King.

#1 The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather via Telegraph
Based on the book by Mario Puzo.

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