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The 10 Best Book-To-Movie Adaptations Of 2014

In order of release, these films made 2014 the year of the book-to-movie adaptation.

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1. Divergent

Release date: March 21, 2014What it's based on: Divergent by Veronica RothWhy it's the best: Badass lady butt-kicking action, Four's tattoos, and the slow realization that wow, that guy wasn't actually Macklemore.
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Release date: March 21, 2014

What it's based on: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Why it's the best: Badass lady butt-kicking action, Four's tattoos, and the slow realization that wow, that guy wasn't actually Macklemore.

2. The Double

Release date: May 9, 2014What it's based on: The Double by Fyodor DostoevskyWhy it's the best: Double the Eisenberg, double the fun.
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Release date: May 9, 2014

What it's based on: The Double by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Why it's the best: Double the Eisenberg, double the fun.

3. The Fault In Our Stars

Release date: June 6, 2014What it's based on: The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenWhy it's the best: We discovered which of our friends are secretly robots by asking if they cried at the end.
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Release date: June 6, 2014

What it's based on: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Why it's the best: We discovered which of our friends are secretly robots by asking if they cried at the end.

4. Edge of Tomorrow

Release date: June 6, 2014What it's based on: All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka and Yoshitoshi ABeWhy it's the best: Time-resetting alien blood powers and Emily Blunt.
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Release date: June 6, 2014

What it's based on: All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka and Yoshitoshi ABe

Why it's the best: Time-resetting alien blood powers and Emily Blunt.

5. Snowpiercer

Release date: June 27, 2014What it's based on: Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc RochetteWhy it's the best: The scene in the schoolchildren's train car is one of the zaniest moments on film in 2014, period. WILFORD WILFORD WILFORD!
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Release date: June 27, 2014

What it's based on: Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette

Why it's the best: The scene in the schoolchildren's train car is one of the zaniest moments on film in 2014, period. WILFORD WILFORD WILFORD!

6. The Hundred-Foot Journey

Release date: August 8, 2014What it's based on: The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. MoraisWhy it's the best: The food porn alone is amazing, but also it introduced a lot of us to the glory that is Manish Dayal.
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Release date: August 8, 2014

What it's based on: The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

Why it's the best: The food porn alone is amazing, but also it introduced a lot of us to the glory that is Manish Dayal.

7. This Is Where I Leave You

Release date: September 19, 2014What it's based on: This Is Where I Leave You by Why it's the best: Jane Fonda is 76 years old. 76! 76! Look at her! 76!
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Release date: September 19, 2014

What it's based on: This Is Where I Leave You by

Why it's the best: Jane Fonda is 76 years old. 76! 76! Look at her! 76!

8. The Maze Runner

Release date: September 19, 2014What it's based on: The Maze Runner by James DashnerWhy it's the best: We can now add "maybe a virus idk" to the ever-growing list of movie apocalypses.
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Release date: September 19, 2014

What it's based on: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Why it's the best: We can now add "maybe a virus idk" to the ever-growing list of movie apocalypses.

9. Gone Girl

Release date: October 3, 2014What it's based on: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Why it's the best: Haha wow. Um. Never marry.
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Release date: October 3, 2014

What it's based on: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Why it's the best: Haha wow. Um. Never marry.

10. Big Hero 6

Release date: November 7, 2014What it's based on: Big Hero 6 from Marvel comics.Why it's the best: BAYMAX <3
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Release date: November 7, 2014

What it's based on: Big Hero 6 from Marvel comics.

Why it's the best: BAYMAX <3

Honorary Mention: Wild

Release date: December 5, 2014What it&#x27;s based on: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl StrayedWhy it&#x27;s the best: Well, to be fair it hasn&#x27;t been released yet, but there&#x27;s a lot of buzz surrounding Reese Witherspoon&#x27;s performance!
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Release date: December 5, 2014

What it's based on: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Why it's the best: Well, to be fair it hasn't been released yet, but there's a lot of buzz surrounding Reese Witherspoon's performance!

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