Good Books That Were Made Into Good Films

A Listmania! list by Steve "metsfansince1962" (Northport, Maine USA)
 
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
1.  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Les Martin
The list author says:
  "A brilliant, dark, science-fiction novel, which became the film Blade Runner (directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford)."
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Lolita
2.  Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "An amazingly written, inventive novel, which became a fine Stanley Kubrick film that starred Peter Sellers and James Mason."
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Shoot the Piano Player
3.  Shoot the Piano Player by David Goodis
The list author says:
  "A fine novel about a down-and-out concert pianist.  It also was one of Francois Truffaut's finest films."
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Catch-22
4.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "A great satirical novel about World War II, which became a good film, directed by Mike Nichols."
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The Day of the Locust (Signet Classics)
5.  The Day of the Locust (Signet Classics) by Nathanael West
The list author says:
  "A scathing novel about Hollywood, which became a very good film (starring Donald Sutherland) much later."
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Signet)
6.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Signet) by Ken Kesey
The list author says:
  "A terrific novel about authority and rebellion; a great film--directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson."
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The Red Badge of Courage (Tor Classics)
7.  The Red Badge of Courage (Tor Classics) by Stephen Crane
The list author says:
  "A powerful novel about the American Civil War.  A good film, based on the book, was directed by John Huston and starred World War II hero Audie Murphy."
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Slaughterhouse-Five
8.  Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "A creative, surrealistic novel, with the firebombing of Dresden, in World War II, the central event.  The film (directed by George Roy Hill) isn't as good, but is worth seeing."
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The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy)
9.  The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy) by Michael Shaara
The list author says:
  "One of the best books about the American Civil War became an excellent Ted Turner mega-movie about the Battle of Gettsburg."
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The cool world,: A novel
10.  The cool world,: A novel by Warren Miller
The list author says:
  "An out-of-print novel about inner-city gangs.  Both the book and the film (directed by Shirley Clarke) are unforgettably gripping."
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The Sun Also Rises
11.  The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The list author says:
  "Hemingway's great novel about the post-World War I generation is set in Spain during the 1920s, as is the fairly good film (which starred Errol Flynn, Ava Gardner, and Tyrone Powers)."
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For Whom the Bell Tolls
12.  For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The list author says:
  "Another great Hemingway novel set in Spain--this time during the Spanish Civil War.  A good film version featured Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman."
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The Old Man and The Sea
13.  The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The list author says:
  "Hemingway's superb novel, which explored a man's will against the forces of nature, was made into a very good film (directed by John Sturges and starring Spencer Tracy)."
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The Time Machine
14.  The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
The list author says:
  "A memorable, 1895 novel was made into a decent 1960 film, which starred Rod Taylor."
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All Quiet on the Western Front
15.  All Quiet on the Western Front by A. W. Wheen
The list author says:
  "A great anti-war novel about the hell of World War I trench warfare was made into a great anti-war film by Lewis Milstone in 1930."
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All the President's Men
16.  All the President's Men by Bob Woodward
The list author says:
  "The excellent expose about Watergate was also a wonderfully done film, which was directed by Alan Pakula and starred Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jason Robards, and Jane Alexander."
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Advise and Consent (Advise and Consent, Book 1)
17.  Advise and Consent (Advise and Consent, Book 1) by Allen Drury
The list author says:
  "Another excellent story about political controversy in Washington.  Otto Preminger made it into a fine film, which starred Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, and Don Murray."
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Exodus
18.  Exodus by Leon Uris
The list author says:
  "A good novel and film about the founding of the modern state of Israel.  The film also was directed by Preminger, and it starred Paul Newman."
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All the King's Men
19.  All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
The list author says:
  "A fascinating novel, based on the life of Huey Long, became a wonderful film--written and directed by Robert Rossen and starring Bodrick Crawford."
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Serpico
20.  Serpico by Peter Maas
The list author says:
  "A good book about corruption in the New York City police department was made into an excellent film, which was directed by Sidney Lumet and starred Al Pacino."
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Little Big Man: A Novel
21.  Little Big Man: A Novel by Thomas Berger
The list author says:
  "A moving story of the West (told by "the sole white survivor" of Custer's Last Stand).  A very good film was made, which was directed by Arthur Penn and starred Dustin Hoffman."
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The Graduate
22.  The Graduate by Charles Richard Webb
The list author says:
  "A good novel became a very good film (directed by Nichols), which also had Hoffman in the lead role."
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East of Eden (Oprah Book Club Series)
23.  East of Eden (Oprah Book Club Series) by John Steinbeck
The list author says:
  "A powerful novel and film about brothers in conflict (played by James Dean and Richard Davalos).  The film was directed by Elia Kazan."
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Gentlemen's Agreement
24.  Gentlemen's Agreement by Laura Z. Hobson
The list author says:
  "A good novel and film (also directed by Kazan) about anti-Semitism in the USA.  The film starred Gregory Peck."
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The Godfather (Signet)
25.  The Godfather (Signet) by Mario Puzo
The list author says:
  "Puzo's excellent book about the Mafia became the classic film--directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan, Diane Keaton, and Robert Duvall."
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Somewhere In Time
26.  Somewhere In Time by Richard Matheson
The list author says:
  "An imaginative, romantic, and moving novel about a dying man, who goes back to 1896 from 1971 to be with an actress whose biography and photograph have enchanted him. The film's screenplay, also written by Matheson, changed the year to which the man (Christopher Reeve) travels to 1912, as well as the ending. Jane Seymour co-stars."
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