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13.6k votersThe Best Movies Based On BooksHere is a list of the best movies based off books, voted on by cine-bibliophiles everywhere. Many movies are based off of books bu...
Entertainment
884 votersMovies That Threw Book Endings Out The Window CompletelyEvery year, Hollywood mines literature for the big screen, and inevitably, the movies that changed the ending of the book end up g...
Adaptations
14.9k votersThings Movie Adaptations Had To Leave Out Because They Were Too DarkThis article contains movie and book spoilers.The next time you leave a movie theater having watched an adaptation of a beloved no...
Adaptations
3.2k voters20 Books That Deserve Much Better Adaptations Than They GotThe movie is never as good as the book. It's an assumption that dates back to the earliest film adaptations, when directors were f...
Adaptations
9.3k votersThe Best TV Series Based on BooksThere's something about the written word that feels super satisfying when adapted to the screen and this list of the best TV shows...
Entertainment
2.3k votersFantastic Sci-Fi Stories You Love That Were Ruined By Their Utterly Terrible Movie VersionsScience fiction is a genre of big ideas. Unfortunately, Hollywood can't always emulate those ideas on the big screen as producers,...
Adaptations
6.7k votersThe Best TV Shows Based on MoviesThese are the best TV shows based on movies. Sometimes a story deserves the attention a small-screen adaptation offers, and this l...
Animated
1.6k votersThe Most Unlikely Cartoons Based on Live-Action MoviesHollywood today makes movies based on comics and cartoons, where it used to be the other way around. Many popular live-action film...
Parenting
5.4k votersThe Best Film Adaptations Of Young Adult NovelsHere is a list of the best movies based on young adult literature written by some of the best young adult writers. These films wer...
Total Nerd
151.7k views18 Authors Who Loved The Movie Adaptations Of Their BooksMovie adaptations of books are a uniquely difficult variety of filmmaking. It's almost impossible to adapt a book into a movie whi...
Stephen King
6.6k votersThe Best Movies Based On Stephen King BooksHorror writer Stephen King ranks among the most prolific of contemporary American authors. This is a complete list of feature film...
Adaptations
755 votersThe Best Movies Based On PlaysThere are tons of famous plays, and the glitz and glamour of attending the theatre is a truly unique experience. While few things ...
Entertainment
7.3k votersThe Best Comic Book And Superhero Shows Of All TimeThese are the best superhero TV shows, ranked by fans and and critics. Comic book shows grow ever more popular – whether they’re s...
Non-Fiction
1.2k votersThe Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction BooksSome of the absolute best movies in the history of film were based on non-fiction books, whether written to complete historical ac...
Animated Movies
9.6k votersThe Worst Live-Action Movies Based on CartoonsLive-action movies based on cartoons don't have to be bad. A lot of the time, however, they suck. Animation and live-action are ve...
Entertainment
139.9k views15 Authors Who Loathed the Movie Adaptations of Their BooksA novel can run hundreds of pages and contain elaborate back stories with multiple plotlines. A traditional film runs about two ho...
Adaptations
2.3k votersThe Best Movies Based On TV ShowsThe best movies based on TV shows are those legendary movies that spawned from our favorite TV shows of all time. It's really easy...
William Shakespeare
337 votersTV Movies & Shows You Didn't Realize Were Based on ShakespeareHere’s to William Shakespeare. May the Bard never fade. TV shows based on or influenced by Shakespeare are perhaps more popular th...
Adaptations
453 votersAmerican TV Shows That Would Make Amazing Anime SeriesBoth Hollywood and anime have traded notes for years, spawning The Matrix, Kill Bill, and a Japanese remake of Unforgiven, to name...
Entertainment
13.1k views16 Influential Movies You Didn't Know Were Based on Short FilmsLet’s say you’re a rookie filmmaker with a great script or idea but no Hollywood street cred. Often times, in order to secure fina...