Top 10 Movies You Didn't Know Were Based on Books

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Top 10 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Based on Books

Many movie lovers are familiar with these films, but the book lovers among you might be also interested to know that these stories are not as original as you think, in fact, they’re actually adaptations of novels. WatchMojo presents the top 10 Movies you didn’t know were based on books. But what will take the top spot on our list, Mrs. Doubtfire, Die Hard, or Mean Girls? Watch to find out!

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00:54 #10. “How to Train Your Dragon”
01:48 #9. “The Exorcist” (1973)
02:59 #8. “Forrest Gump” (1994)
03:52 #7. “Jaws” (1975)
04:40 #6. “Pitch Perfect” (2012)
05:44 #5. “Scarface” (1983)
06:49 #4. “First Blood” (1982)
07:54 #3, #2 & #1 ????

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Sirus Safavi says:

"Say hello to my little friend " a line still used in bedrooms around the world


What about the polar express

Diego Barbagelata says:

Die-hard is based on a novel? I fell backwards knowing that.

Dorothy Lensa says:

Bruce Willis was a TV comedy show actor?! No wonder Death Becomes Her

Top Game Trailers says:

A pile of junk this list is. No wonder nobody knows about these books.

Jatt Club says:

Do you forget about harrypotter

Melissa Goodloff says:

What about "Where the Heart Is"?

Mark Alexander says:

Pretty sure everyone knew Requiem for a Dream and The Exorcist were based on books…
TRAINSPOTTING?! That's a VERY well-known book!!

Kenyatta Harmon says:

Pitch Perfect was based on a book . Wow had no idea

Juanita Velez says:

Exorcist 3 should have at least gotten honorable mention. It was based on William Blatty's book Legion.

Uncertain Subscriber says:

You put Trainspotting in the honorable mention and didn't even mention Filth? They are from the same author!

Amr Ehab says:

You Forgot American Pastoral
One Of The Best Movies Of Ewan McGregor

rudy sanchez says:

I think The Brown Byway should be made into a book! Check it out on amazon~

AudriAnna O'Connor says:

I own the Excorist book

Belladonia Noir says:

Most of these movies even say "based on the book by" in the ending credits.

TheFrizbaloid says:

How is Jaws on this list? It’s advertised as “the most terrifying motion picture from the terrifying No 1 best seller.”

Awesome Godinez says:

Goes to show who much less people are reading

Raha Sodagari says:

I actually read ms doubtfire before I watched the movie.

martin j krumm says:

Top 1 things this site may not recognize:
1. If a movie is based on a book, it friggin' SAYS SO.

h193013 says:

Also Legally Blonde and Shrek were based on books

h193013 says:

I’ve read Madame Doubtfire but I think the movie is better

Mary Gordon says:

What about Time Traveler's Wife?

John Doe says:

The 6 difference from book to movie Jaws
Book when they looking for the shark they come in to dock every night they set sail at sun rise come in at sunset Movie they stay out
Book Brody has 3 kids Movie he has 2 kids
Book Hooper has affair with chief Brody's wife Movie they don't
Book Quint dies by drowning he gets tangled up in rope and the shark pulls him under Movie the shark eats him
Book Hooper gets killed by the shark Movie he lives
Book the shark dies by due to its injuries coming to kill Brody Movie Brody kills the shark

AliceinWonderland says:

Peter Benchley’s book Jaws has a lot more swearing and stuff in it that they took out (didn’t put in the movie).

Blake Robeck says:

Top 10 books you never realized had film adaptations

Lianna's gachaverse! says:

Wow Harry Potter not on dis list?? I mean you never know. Also if this was posted 2019 bird box would have been on here

Saul Perez says:

I've always heard that John Travolta was supposed to be Forrest Gump not John Goodman.

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