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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

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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.

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3. The Fault In Our Stars

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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

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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

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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

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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.

8. The Maze Runner

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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.

Honorary Mention: Wild

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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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