Best Movies That Were Adapted From Books

Want to read a good book but just don't have the energy? Cheat by watching one of these movies from the American Film Institute's list of Top100 films, all of which were adapted from books.  (NOTE: This list is based on AFI's most current list, which is updated every year, so a year from now this list may change slightly.)
  1. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  2. Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
  3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
  4. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  5. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clark
  6. The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett
  7. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, B. Traven
  8. Double Indemnity, James Cain
  9. A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
  10. Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
  11. Godfather II, Mario Puzo
  12. Jaws, Peter Benchley
  13. Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris
  14. Shane, Louis L'Amour
  15. Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace
  16. Schindler's List, Thomas Keneally
  17. Wizard of Oz, Frank Baum
  18. The Graduate, Charles Webb
  19. Bridge Over the River Kwai, Pierre Boulle
  20. Rear Window, Cornell Woolrich
  21. Lord of the Rings Trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkein
  22. African Queen, C.S. Forrester
  23. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Edward Albee
  24. Shawshank Redemption, Steven King
  25. In the Heat of the Night, John Ball
  26. All the President's Men, Bernstein & Woodward
  27. Sophie's Choice, William Styron
  28. French Connection, Robin Moore
  29. Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Really Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip Dick)

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