Classic movies that were actually based on books

Goodfellas (1990)
Based on: Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family by Nicholas Pileggi
Year published: 1986

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101 Dalmatians (1961)
Based on: The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
Year published: 1956

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    Father of the Bride (1991)
Based on: Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter
Year published: 1949

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    Terms of Endearment (1983)
Based on: Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
Year published: 1975

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    Shrek (2001)
Based on: Shrek! by William Steig
Year published: 1990

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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Based on: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Wang Dulu
Year published: Between 1938–1942

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    Election (1999)
Based on: Election by Tom Perrotta
Year published: 1998

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    Forrest Gump (1994)
Based on: Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
Year published: 1986

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Based on: Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story by Cameron Crowe
Year published: 1981

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  The Graduate (1967)
Based on: The Graduate by Charles Webb
Year published: 1963

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   Apollo 13 (1995)
Based on: Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger
Year published: 1994

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    Drive (2012)
Based on: Drive by James Sallis
Year published: 2005

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    Rambo: First Blood (1982)
Based on: First Blood by David Morrell
Year published: 1972

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    Die Hard (1988)
Based on: Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp
Year published: 1979

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The Birds (1963)
Based on: “The Birds,” part of The Apple Tree collection by Daphne du Maurier
Year published: 1952

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The French Connection (1971)
Based on:The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy by Robin Moore
Year published: 1969

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Planet of the Apes (1968)
Based on: La Planète des Singes, known in English as Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
Year published: 1963

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    Blade Runner (1982)
Based on: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Year published: 1968

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    Field of Dreams (1989)
Based on: Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella.
Year published: 1982

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Ordinary People (1980)
Based on: Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Year published: 1976

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     Babe (1995)
Based on: The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith
Year published: 1983

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    The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
Based on: The Brave Little Toaster: A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances by Thomas M. Disch
Year published: 1980

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    FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Based on: FernGully by Diana Young
Year republished: 1992

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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
Based on: Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf
Year published: 1981

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    Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Based on: Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine
Year published: 1987

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