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Added by garfield2710 on 25 Jul 2012 02:16
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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 156 Average listal rating (110 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 It's based on the unpublished novel "Me Two" by Edwin Davis.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 2906 Average listal rating (1728 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
Based on "Babe: The Gallant Pig" by Dick King-Smith
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People who added this item 4130 Average listal rating (2753 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Based on "Nothing Lasts Forever" by Roderick Thorpe, which was in itself a sequel to another book called "The Detective"
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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 1270 Average listal rating (843 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
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 3956 Average listal rating (2526 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Based on a novel by William Blatty, which was inspired by a real life event.
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It's based on a book of the same name written by Diana Young.
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People who added this item 1527 Average listal rating (1088 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
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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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 6087 Average listal rating (3813 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
"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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People who added this item 4535 Average listal rating (2957 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
Based on "Jaws" by Peter Benchley.
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People who added this item 2475 Average listal rating (1556 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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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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People who added this item 8543 Average listal rating (5367 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
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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