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Movies you didn't know were based on books

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A very bizarre example. People who do think this is based on a book assumes it is based on "2001: A Space Odyssey" by Arthur C. Clarke, but actually it's based on an earlier short story of his called, "The Sentinel." The novel was an expansion that was written after the script was finished.
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People who added this item 133 Average listal rating (99 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
All of Me (1984)
Though few people know this film exists, the novel is even more obscure. It's based on the unpublished novel "Me Two" by Edwin Davis.
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People who added this item 2703 Average listal rating (1668 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
Babe (1995)
Based on "Babe: The Gallant Pig" by Dick King-Smith
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People who added this item 3799 Average listal rating (2633 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Die Hard (1988)
Based on "Nothing Lasts Forever" by Roderick Thorpe, which was in itself a sequel to another book called "The Detective"
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People who added this item 2235 Average listal rating (1544 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
This is based on a completely unrelated book called "58 Minutes" and this one was written by Walter Wager.
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People who added this item 1124 Average listal rating (801 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Dr. No (1962)
Lots of James Bond novels were written by Ian Fleming, the first one being "Casino Royale". Dr. No was the 6th novel, but for some reason was made into a film first.
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People who added this item 3578 Average listal rating (2385 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
The Exorcist (1973)
Based on a novel by William Blatty, which was inspired by a real life event.
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People who added this item 687 Average listal rating (372 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
It's based on a book of the same name written by Diana Young.
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People who added this item 1321 Average listal rating (1016 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
First Blood (1982)
This was based on a novel of the same name by David Morrell. Except it's darker, grittier and less humane.
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People who added this item 1306 Average listal rating (808 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
It was based on "The Fox and the Hound" by Daniel Mannix. The book was much more depressing and dark.
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People who added this item 5433 Average listal rating (3559 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Godfather (1972)
"The Godfather" by Mario Puzo was a best-seller when it first came out. Then the movie came out.
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It's based on the first book in a book series. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.
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Jaws (1975)
Based on "Jaws" by Peter Benchley.
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People who added this item 2248 Average listal rating (1484 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Based on "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman, where he pretends he's abridging the book from a much more boring and satirical out of print fairy tale.
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People who added this item 3545 Average listal rating (2370 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
Based on "Psycho" by Robert Bloch. Though that's probably Hitchcock's fault because he bought every copy of the book he could get his hands on to keep the twist ending a secret.
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It's not only based on a book, but a Newberry Award winning book. "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" by Robert C. O'Brien
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Shrek (2001)
It's based on an obscure picture book "Shrek!" by William Stieg.
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That and any of the other Hannibal books. They are written by Thomas Harris.
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This is loosely based on an old novel called "Oil!" by Upton Sinclair. If that name sounds familiar, it's probably because he's the same guy that wrote "The Jungle."
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This was based on a spoof of detective novels called "Who Censored Roger Rabbit?" by Gary K. Wolf. There is a sequel called "Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit?" but it's more connected to the movie than the book.
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A list of famous films, that you probably didn't know were firstly based on a book.

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