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15 Movies That Are Better Than The Book (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 10/22/10 07:56 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:05 PM ET

The book is so much better than the movie. We've all said it, we've all heard it. And we all think it's always true, that the book is better than the movie.

But, maybe not.

Here are 15 films that trounce their source material like a brawny boy bullying his meek younger brother. We tried to avoid the easy picks ("Jaws," "The Godfather"), and maybe even present some movies that you might not have known had their origin in a book, which just proves how great the adaptations are.

So the next time your literary snob friend rambles on about literature's superiority to film, pull one of these babies out of your back pocket.

Did we miss any? Think the book is indeed better than the movie? Let us know!

The Searchers
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Book by Alan Le May

The John Ford-John Wayne vehicle is often cited as the greatest Western film ever. As a result, Alan Le May is today best known as The Writer Who Wrote The Book That Was Made Into "The Searchers."
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Keep It On The Page
This Was A Book?

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