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Academy Award For Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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1. 7th Heaven (1927)
1927/1928 - Benjamin Glazer from a play by Austin Stong

Nominees:
Glorious Betsy - Anthony Coldeway from a play by Rida Johnson Young
The Jazz Singer - Alfred A. Cohn from the play Day of Atonement by Samson Raphaelson

People who added this item 11  Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
2. The Patriot (1928)
1928/1929 - Hanns Kräly from a play by Ashley Dukes translated from the play Der Patriot by Alfred Neumann derived from the story Paul I by Dmitri Merezhkovsky

Nominees:
The Cop - William Taylor Garnett from a story by Elliott Judd Clawson
In Old Arizona - Tom Barry from the story The Caballero's Way by O. Henry The Last of Mrs. Cheyney - Hanns Kräly from a play by Frederick Lonsdale
The Leatherneck - Elliott Judd Clawson original
Our Dancing Daughters - Josephine Lovett original
Sal of Singapore - Elliott Judd Clawson from the story The Sentimentalists by Dale Collins
Skyscraper - Elliott Judd Clawson, William Taylor Garnett from a story by Dudley Murphy
The Valiant - Tom Barry, John Hunter Booth from a play by Halworthy Hall and Robert Middlemass
A Woman of Affairs - Bess Meredyth from the novel The Green Hat by Michael Arlen
Wonder of Women - Bess Meredyth from the novel Die Frau des Steffen Tromholt by Hermann Sudermann

People who added this item 3  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 5.6 
3. Mutiny in the Big House (1939)
1929/1930 - Joseph Farnham, Martin Flavin, Frances Marion, Lennox Marion original

Nominees:
All Quiet on the Western Front - Maxwell Anderson, George Abbott, Del Andrews from a novel by Erich Maria Remarque
Disraeli - Julien Josephson from a play by Louis N. Parker
The Divorcee - John Meehan from the novel Ex-Wife by Ursula Parrott
Street of Chance - Lenore J. Coffee, Howard Estabrook from the story by Oliver H. P. Garrett

People who added this item 54  Average listal rating (21 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.1 
4. Cimarron (1931)
1930/1931 - Howard Estabrook from the novel by Edna Ferber

Nominees:
The Criminal Code - Seton I. Miller, Fred Niblo, Jr. from a play by Martin Flavin
Holiday - Horace Jackson from the play by Philip Barry
Little Caesar - Francis Edward Faragoh, Robert N. Lee, Robert Lord, Darryl F. Zanuck from the novel by William R. Burnett
Skippy - Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Don Marquis, Norman Z. McLeod, Sam Mintz from the comic strip by Percy Crosby

People who added this item 24  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.7 
5. Bad Girl (1931)
1931/1932 - Edwin J. Burke from the novel and play by Viña Delmar

Nominees:
Arrowsmith - Sidney Howard from the novel by Sinclair Lewis
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Samuel Hoffenstein, Percy Heath from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
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6. Little Women (1933)
1932/1933 - Victor Heerman, Sarah Y. Mason from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Nominees:
Lady for a Day - Robert Riskin from the story Madame la Gimp by Damon Runyon
State Fair - Paul Green, Sonya Levien from the novel by Philip Stong
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People who added this item 680  Average listal rating (405 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
7. It Happened One Night (1934)
1934 - Robert Riskin from the story Night Bus by Samuel Hopkins Adams

Nominees:
The Thin Man - Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich from a novel by Dashiell Hammett
Viva Villa! - Ben Hecht from the book by Edgecumb Pinchon and O. B. Stade

People who added this item 60  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.6 
8. The Informer (1935)
1935 - Dudley Nichols from the novel by Liam O'Flaherty. This was the first Academy Award ever to be declined.

Nominees:
Captain Blood - write-in candidate Casey Robinson from the novel by Rafael Sabatini
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer - Waldemar Young, John L. Balderston, Achmed Abdullah, Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt from the novel by Francis Yeats-Brown
Mutiny on the Bounty - Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, Carey Wilson from the novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall

People who added this item 15  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
9. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
1936 - Pierre Collings, Sheridan Gibney from their own story

Nominees:
After the Thin Man - Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett from a story by Dashiell Hammett
Dodsworth - Sidney Howard from his 1934 play adapted from the 1929 novel by Sinclair Lewis
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town - Robert Riskin from the story Opera Hat by Clarence Budington Kelland
My Man Godfrey - Morrie Ryskind, Eric Hatch from the novel by Eric Hatch

People who added this item 111  Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
10. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
1937 - Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, Norman Raine from the book Zola and His Time by Matthew Josephson

Nominees:
The Awful Truth - Viña Delmar from the play by Arthur Richman
Captains Courageous - Marc Connelly, John Lee Mahin, Dale Van Every from the novel by Rudyard Kipling
Stage Door - Morrie Ryskind, Anthony Veiller from the play by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman
A Star Is Born - Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson from a story by William A. Wellman and Robert Carson

People who added this item 81  Average listal rating (46 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
11. Pygmalion (1938)
1938 - Ian Dalrymple, Cecil Lewis, W.P. Lipscomb, George Bernard Shaw from the play by George Bernard Shaw

Nominees:
Boys Town - John Meehan, Dore Schary from the story by Dore Schary and Eleanore Griffin
The Citadel - Ian Dalrymple, Frank Wead, Elizabeth Hill from the novel by A. J. Cronin
Four Daughters - Lenore J. Coffee, Julius J. Epstein from the novel Sister Act by Fannie Hurst
You Can't Take It with You - Robert Riskin from the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

People who added this item 2145  Average listal rating (1243 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
12. Gone with the Wind (1939)
1939 - Sidney Howard from the novel by Margaret Mitchell. (This award was made posthumously, and was the first successful posthumous nomination for an Oscar in any category)

Nominees:
Goodbye, Mr. Chips - R. C. Sherriff, Claudine West, Eric Maschwitz from the novel by James Hilton
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - Sidney Buchman from the story by Lewis R. Foster
Ninotchka - Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch from the story by Melchior Lengyel
Wuthering Heights - Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht from the novel by Emily Brontë
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People who added this item 650  Average listal rating (398 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
13. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
1940 - Donald Ogden Stewart from the play by Philip Barry

Nominees:
The Grapes of Wrath - Nunnally Johnson from the novel by John Steinbeck
Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman - Donald Ogden Stewart, Dalton Trumbo from the novel by Christopher Morley
The Long Voyage Home - Dudley Nichols from a composite of the short plays The Moon of the Caribees, In the Zone, Bound East for Cardiff and The Long Voyage Home by Eugene O'Neill
Rebecca - Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan from the novel by Daphne du Maurier

People who added this item 39  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
14. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
1941 - Sidney Buchman, Seton Miller from the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall Hold Back the Dawn - Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder from the book by Ketti Frings

Nominees:
How Green Was My Valley - Philip Dunne (writer) from the novel by Richard Llewellyn
The Little Foxes - Lillian Hellman from her own play
The Maltese Falcon - John Huston from the novel by Dashiell Hammett

People who added this item 133  Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
15. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
1942 - George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, Arthur Wimperis based on the novel by Jan Struther

Nominees:
49th Parallel - Rodney Ackland, Emeric Pressburger from the story by Emeric Pressburger
The Pride of the Yankees - Herman J. Mankiewicz, Jo Swerling from the story by Paul Gallico
Random Harvest - George Froeschel, Claudine West, Arthur Wimperis from the novel by James Hilton
The Talk of the Town - Sidney Buchman, Irwin Shaw from the story by Sidney Harmon

People who added this item 2793  Average listal rating (1635 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
16. Casablanca (1942)
1943 - Philip Epstein, Julius J. Epstein, Howard Koch from the play Everybody Comes to Rick's by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison

Nominees:
Holy Matrimony - Nunnally Johnson from the novel Buried Alive by Arnold Bennett
The More the Merrier - Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster, Frank Ross, Robert Russell from the story by Frank Ross and Robert Russell
The Song of Bernadette - George Seaton from the novel by Franz Werfel
Watch on the Rhine - Dashiell Hammett from the play by Lillian Hellman

People who added this item 84  Average listal rating (44 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
17. Going My Way (1944)
1944 - Frank Butler, Frank Cavett from the story by Leo McCarey

Nominees:
Double Indemnity - Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler from the novel Double Indemnity in Three of a Kind by James M. Cain
Gaslight - John Van Druten, Walter Reisch, John L. Balderston from the play Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton
Laura - Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Betty Reinhardt from the novel by Vera Caspary
Meet Me in St. Louis - Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finklehoffe from the novel by Sally Benson

People who added this item 409  Average listal rating (232 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
18. The Lost Weekend (1945)
1945 - Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder from the novel by Charles R. Jackson

Nominees:
Mildred Pierce - Ranald MacDougall from the novel by James M. Cain
The Pride of the Marines - Albert Maltz from the book by Roger Butterfield
Story of G.I. Joe - Leopold Atlas, Guy Endore, Philip Stevenson from the books Brave Men and Here Is Your War by Ernie Pyle
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Frank Davis, Tess Slesinger (posthumous nomination), from the novel by Betty Smith

People who added this item 345  Average listal rating (182 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
19. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
1946 - Robert Sherwood from the novel Glory for Me by MacKinlay Kantor

Nominees:
Anna and the King of Siam - Sally Benson, Talbot Jennings from book by Margaret Landon
Brief Encounter - Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame from the play Still Life by Noel Coward
The Killers - Anthony Veiller from the short story by Ernest Hemingway
Rome, Open City - Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini from the story by Sergio Amidei, Alberto Consiglio
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People who added this item 361  Average listal rating (223 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
20. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
1947 - George Seaton from the story by Valentine Davies

Nominees:
Boomerang - Richard Murphy based on the article by Anthony Abbot (pseudonym of Fulton Oursler)
Crossfire - John Paxton from the novel The Brick Foxhole by Richard Brooks Gentleman's Agreement - Moss Hart from the novel by Laura Z. Hobson
Great Expectations - David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan from the novel by Charles Dickens

People who added this item 635  Average listal rating (404 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
21. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
1948 - John Huston from the novel by B. Traven

Nominees:
A Foreign Affair - Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Richard L. Breen from the story by David Shaw
Johnny Belinda - Irmgard von Cube, Allen Vincent from the play by Elmer Blaney Harris
The Search - Richard Schweizer, David Wechsler from their story
The Snake Pit - Frank Partos, Millen Brand from the novel by Mary Jane Ward
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People who added this item 85  Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
22. A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
1949 - Joseph Mankiewicz from the novel Letter to Five Wives by John Klempner

Nominees:
All the King's Men - Robert Rossen from the novel by Robert Penn Warren
The Bicycle Thief - Cesare Zavattini from the novel by Luigi Bartolini
Champion - Carl Foreman from the short story by Ring Lardner
The Fallen Idol - Graham Greene from his short story The Basement Room
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People who added this item 899  Average listal rating (516 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
23. All About Eve (1950)
1950 - Joseph Mankiewicz from the short story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr

Nominees:
The Asphalt Jungle - Ben Maddow, John Huston from the novel by W.R. Burnett
Born Yesterday - Albert Mannheimer, from the play, Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin
Broken Arrow - Albert Maltz (front: Michael Blankfort) from the novel Blood Brother by Elliott Arnold
Father of the Bride - Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett from the novel by Edward Streeter

People who added this item 262  Average listal rating (149 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.9 
24. A Place in the Sun (1951)
1951 - Harry Brown, Michael Wilson from the novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and the play An American Tragedy by Patrick Kearney
Nominees:
The African Queen - James Agee, John Huston from the novel by C.S. Forester
Detective Story - Robert Wyler, Philip Yordan from the play by Sidney Kingsley
La Ronde - Jacques Natanson, Max Ophüls from the play Reigen by Arthur Schnitzler
A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams, from his play

People who added this item 166  Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.8 
25. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
1952 - Charles Schnee from the story Tribute to a Badman by Charles Bradshaw Five Fingers - Michael Wilson from the novel Operation Cicero by L.C. Moyzisch

Nominees:
High Noon - Carl Foreman from the story The Tin Star by John W. Cunningham
The Man in the White Suit - John Dighton, Roger MacDougall, Alexander Mackendrick from the play by Roger MacDougall
The Quiet Man - Frank S. Nugent, from the story Green Rushes by Maurice Walsh

People who added this item 417  Average listal rating (237 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
26. From Here to Eternity (1953)
1953 - Daniel Taradash from the novel by James Jones

Nominees:
The Cruel Sea - Eric Ambler from the novel by Nicholas Monsarrat
Lilli - Helen Deutsch from the story Love of Seven Dolls by Paul Gallico
Roman Holiday - Ian McLellan Hunter, John Dighton from the story by Dalton Trumbo (front: Ian McLellan Hunter)
Shane - A.B. Guthrie Jr. from the novel by Jack Schaefer

People who added this item 66  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
27. The Country Girl (1954)
1954 - George Seaton from the play by Clifford Odets

Nominees:
The Caine Mutiny - Stanley Roberts from the novel by Herman Wouk
Rear Window - John Michael Hayes from the story It Had to Be Murder by Cornell Woolrich
Sabrina - Billy Wilder, Samuel Taylor, Ernest Lehman from the novel Sabrina Fair by Samuel Taylor
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Albert Hackett, Frances Gooderich, Dorothy Kingsley from the story The Sobbin' Women by Stephen Vincent Benét

People who added this item 178  Average listal rating (95 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
28. Marty (1955)
1955 - Paddy Chayefsky based on his teleplay

Nominees:
Bad Day at Black Rock - Millard Kaufman from the story Bad Day at Hondo by Howard Breslin
Blackboard Jungle - Richard Brooks from the novel by Evan Hunter
East of Eden - Paul Osborn from the novel by John Steinbeck
Love Me or Leave Me - Daniel Fuchs, Isobel Lennart from the story by Daniel Fuchs

People who added this item 292  Average listal rating (190 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
29. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
1956 - John Farrow, S. J. Perelman, James Poe from the novel by Jules Verne

Nominees:
Baby Doll - Tennessee Williams from his one act plays Twenty-seven Wagons Full of Cotton and The Unsatisfactory Supper
Friendly Persuasion - Michael Wilson from the novel by Jessamyn West (Note: Early in 1956, the name of screenwriter Michael Wilson - a former Oscar winner - had been deleted from the credits of Friendly Persuasion by Allied Artists, the film's distributor, based on a 1952 agreement between the Screen Writers Guild and various production companies. That agreement gave the studios the right to omit from the screen the name of any individual who had failed to clear himself before a duly constituted legislative committee of U.S. Congress if accused of Communist affiliations, as was the case with Wilson at the time. The Academy, in the awkward position of possible conferring its highest honor on someone whose name had been omitted from screen credit, revised its bylaws at a special February 6, 1957 meeting. That revision, in essence, allowed that in such cases, the achievement itself could be eligible for nomination, but the specific writer would not be. This bylaw was repealed by the Academy as "unworkable" on January 12, 1959. This nomination was not included on the final ballot)
Giant - Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat from the novel by Edna Ferber
Lust for Life - Norman Corwin from the novel by Irving Stone

People who added this item 874  Average listal rating (558 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
30. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
1957 - Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson (front: Pierre Boulle) based on the novel by Pierre Boulle (Note: Though Pierre Boulle received official screen credit, it was commonly known that blacklisted writers Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson, wrote the screenplay based on Boulle's novel (translated from the original French). The Board of Governors, on December 11, 1984, voted posthumous Oscars to Wilson and Foreman. It was widely reported that Boulle was surprised, as well as many others, by the nomination, especially since Boulle did not speak (or write) English).

Nominees:
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison - John Huston, John Lee Mahin from the novel by Charles Shaw
Peyton Place - John Michael Hayes from the novel by Grace Metalious
Sayonara - Paul Osborn from the novel by James Michener
12 Angry Men - Reginald Rose from his teleplay

People who added this item 252  Average listal rating (139 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.9 
31. Gigi (1958)
1958 - Alan Jay Lerner based on the novel by Colette

Nominees:
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Richard Brooks, James Poe from the play by Tennessee Williams
The Horse's Mouth - Alec Guinness from the novel by Joyce Cary
I Want to Live! - Nelson Gidding, Don M. Mankiewicz from the letters by Barbara Graham and the articles by Ed Montgomery
Separate Tables - John Gay, Terence Rattigan from the play by Terence Rattigan

People who added this item 70  Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
32. Room at the Top (1959)
1959 - Neil Paterson from the novel by John Braine

Nominees:
Anatomy of a Murder - Wendell Mayes from the novel by Robert Traver (pseudonym of John D. Voelker
Ben-Hur - Karl Tunberg from the novel by Lew Wallace
The Nun's Story - Robert Anderson from the book by Kathryn Hulme
Some Like it Hot - Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond from a story suggested by Robert Thoeren and M. Logan

People who added this item 69  Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
33. Elmer Gantry (1960)
1960 - Richard Brooks from the novel by Sinclair Lewis

Nominees:
Inherit the Wind - Nedrick Young (front: Nathan E. Douglas), Harold Jacob Smith from the play by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee (Note: Upon request of his widow and upon recommendation of the Writers Branch Executive Committee, the Board of Governors voted to restore the name of Nedrick Young to the nomination presented to Nathan E. Douglas, which was Mr. Young's pseudonym during the blacklisting period.)
Sons and Lovers - Gavin Lambert, T.E.B. Clarke from the novel by D. H. Lawrence
The Sundowners - Isobel Lennart from the novel by Jon Cleary
Tunes of Glory - James Kennaway from his novel

People who added this item 324  Average listal rating (186 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.3 
34. Judgement at Nuremberg (1961)
1961 - Abby Mann from his teleplay

Nominees:
Breakfast at Tiffany's - George Axelrod from the novel by Truman Capote
The Guns of Navarone - Carl Foreman from the novel by Alistair MacLean
The Hustler - Sydney Carroll, Robert Rossen from the novel by Walter Tevis
West Side Story - Ernest Lehman from the play by Arthur Laurents

People who added this item 1550  Average listal rating (896 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
35. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
1962 - Horton Foote from the novel by Harper Lee

Nominees:
David and Lisa - Eleanor Perry from the novel by Theodore Isaac Rubin
Lawrence of Arabia - Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson (Note: originally the nomination was solely for Robert Bolt) from the writings of T. E. Lawrence
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov from his novel
The Miracle Worker - William Gibson from his play
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People who added this item 92  Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.8 
36. Tom Jones (1963)
1963 - John Osborne from the novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding

Nominees:
Captain Newman, M.D. - Richard L. Breen, Henry Ephron, Phoebe Ephron from the novel by Leo Rosten
Hud - Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. from the novel Horseman, Pass By by Larry McMurtry
Lilies of the Field - James Poe from the novel by William E. Barrett
Sundays and Cybele (Les dimanches de ville d'Avray) - Serge Bourguignon, Bernard Eschassériaux from the novel Les Dimanches de Ville d'Avray by Bernard Eschassériaux

People who added this item 88  Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
37. Becket (1964)
1964 - Edward Anhalt from the play by Jean Anouilh

Nominees:
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George from the novel Red Alert by Peter George
Mary Poppins - Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi from the books by P.L. Travers
My Fair Lady - Alan Jay Lerner from his musical play and the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Zorba the Greek (Alexis Zorbas) - Michael Cacoyannis from the novel The Life of Alexis Zorba by Nikos Kazantzakis
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People who added this item 728  Average listal rating (394 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
38. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
1965 - Robert Bolt from the novel by Boris Pasternak

Nominees:
Cat Ballou - Walter Newman, Frank Pierson from the novel The Ballad of Cat Ballou by Roy Chanslor
The Collector - Stanley Mann, John Kohn from the novel by John Fowles
Ship of Fools - Abby Mann from the novel by Katherine Anne Porter
A Thousand Clowns - Herb Gardner from his play

People who added this item 208  Average listal rating (112 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
39. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
1966 - Robert Bolt from his play

Nominees:
Alfie - Bill Naughton from his play
The Professionals - Richard Brooks from the novel A Mule for the Marquesa by Frank O'Rourke
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming - William Rose from the novel Off-Islanders by Nathaniel Benchley
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Ernest Lehman from the play by Edward Albee

People who added this item 409  Average listal rating (269 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
40. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
1967 - Stirling Silliphant from the novel by John Ball

Nominees:
Cool Hand Luke - Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson from the novel by Donn Pearce
The Graduate - Calder Willingham, Buck Henry from the novel by Charles Webb
In Cold Blood - Richard Brooks from the novel by Truman Capote
Ulysses - Joseph Strick, Fred Haines from the novel by James Joyce

People who added this item 217  Average listal rating (133 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
41. The Lion in Winter (1968)
1968 - James Goldman from his play

Nominees:
The Odd Couple - Neil Simon from his play
Oliver! - Vernon Harris from the musical by Lionel Bart and the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Rachel, Rachel - Stewart Stern from the novel A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence
Rosemary's Baby - Roman Polanski from the novel by Ira Levin
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People who added this item 832  Average listal rating (499 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
42. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
1969 - Waldo Salt from the novel by James Leo Herlihy

Nominees:
Anne of the Thousand Days - John Hale, Bridget Boland, Richard Sokolove from the play by Maxwell Anderson
Goodbye, Columbus - Arnold Schulman from the novel by Philip Roth
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? - James Poe, Robert E. Thompson from the novel by Horace McCoy
Z - Jorge Semprún, Costa-Gavras from the novel by Vassilis Vassilikos

People who added this item 766  Average listal rating (459 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
43. M*A*S*H (1970)
1970 - Ring Lardner Jr. from the novel by Richard Hooker

Nominees:
Airport - George Seaton from the novel by Arthur Hailey
I Never Sang for My Father - Robert Anderson from his play
Lovers and Other Strangers - Joseph Bologna, David Zelag Goodman Renée Taylor from the play by Joseph Bologna and Renée Taylor
Women in Love - Larry Kramer from the novel by D. H. Lawrence

People who added this item 814  Average listal rating (501 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
44. The French Connection (1971)
1971 - Ernest Tidyman from the novel by Robin Moore

Nominees:
A Clockwork Orange - Stanley Kubrick from the novel by Anthony Burgess
The Conformist (Il conformista) - Bernardo Bertolucci from the novel Il Conformista by Alberto Moravia
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini) - Ugo Pirro, Vittorio Bonicelli from the novel Giardino dei Finzi-Contini by Giorgio Bassani
The Last Picture Show - Larry McMurtry Peter Bogdanovich from the novel by Larry McMurtry

People who added this item 5272  Average listal rating (3331 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 9.2 
45. The Godfather (1972)
1972 - Mario Puzo, Francis Coppola from the novel by Mario Puzo

Nominees:
Cabaret - Jay Preston Allen from the musical by Joe Masteroff, the play I Am a Camera by John Van Druten and the book Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood
The Emigrants (Utvandrarna) - Bengt Forslund, Jan Troell from the novels The Emigrants and Invandrarna by Vilhelm Moberg.
Pete 'n' Tillie - Julius J. Epstein from the story Witch's Milk by Peter De Vries
Sounder - Lonne Elder III from the book by William H. Armstrong
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People who added this item 3468  Average listal rating (2229 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
46. The Exorcist (1973)
1973 - William Peter Blatty from the novel of William Blatty

Nominees:
The Last Detail - Robert Towne from the novel by Darryl Ponicsan
The Paper Chase - James Bridges from the novel by John Jay Osborn, Jr.
Paper Moon - Alvin Sargent from the novel Addie Pray by Joe David Brown
Serpico - Waldo Salt, Norman Wexler from the book by Peter Maas
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People who added this item 3703  Average listal rating (2277 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 9.1 
47. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
1974 - Francis Coppola, Mario Puzo from the novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Nominees:
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Lionel Chetwynd, Mordecai Richler from the book by Mordecai Richler
Lenny - Julian Barry from his play
Murder on the Orient Express - Paul Dehn from the novel by Agatha Christie
Young Frankenstein - Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks from the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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People who added this item 3797  Average listal rating (2454 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.8 
48. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1975 - Bo Goldman, Laurence Hauben from the novel by Ken Kesey

Nominees:
Barry Lyndon - Stanley Kubrick from the novel The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Man Who Would Be King - John Huston, Gladys Hill from the story by Rudyard Kipling
Profumo di donna (Scent of a Woman) - Ruggero Maccari, Dino Risi from the novel Il buio e il mare by Giovanni Arpino
The Sunshine Boys - Neil Simon from his play
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People who added this item 832  Average listal rating (497 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
49. All the President's Men (1976)
1976 - William Goldman from the book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

Nominees:
Bound for Glory - Robert Getchell from the book by Woody Guthrie
Fellini's Casanova - Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi from the autobiography Histoire de ma vie by Giacomo Casanova
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution - Nicholas Meyer from his novel
Voyage of the Damned - David Butler, Steve Shagan from the book by Gordon Thomas; co-authored by Max Morgan Witts

People who added this item 95  Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
50. Julia (1977)
1977 - Alvin Sargent from the novel Pentimento by Lillian Hellman

Nominees:
Equus - Peter Shaffer from his play
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Gavin Lambert, Lewis John Carlino from the novel by Hannah Greene
Oh, God! - Larry Gelbart from the novel by Avery Corman
That Obscure Object of Desire (Cet obscur objet du désir) - Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière from the novel La femme et le pantin by Pierre Louÿs


 

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