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    The 24 Best Movies Based On Books You Can Watch On HBO Max

    Put down that book for a few hours, pop a big bowl of popcorn, and watch one of these film adaptations.

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    October is National Book Month, and to celebrate, we've rounded up the best movies on HBO Max based on novels, memoirs, and children's books.

    Whether you love to read the book then watch the movie or just are looking for a great film with a literary inspiration, you'll find something that'll entertain you in this list filled with thrillers, fantasy films, and period pieces.

    1. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

    matt damon reads a book on a boat in "The Talented Mr. Ripley"

    2. Just Mercy (2019)

    michael b jordan and jamie foxx sitting in court in "just mercy"

    3. Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)

    elijah wood crying in "lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring"

    4. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

    josh hutcherson and annasophia robb climb in a tree in "bridge to terabithia"

    5. Friday Night Lights (2004)

    billy bob thornton playing a coach in "friday night lights"

    6. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

    angela bassett and taye diggs dance in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"

    7. Boy Erased (2018)

    russell crowe hugs lucas hedges as nicole kidman looks on proudly in "boy erased"

    8. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

    a group of people in period clothing in "dangerous liaisons"

    9. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

    little boy in crown being chased after by a friendly monster in "where the wild things are"

    10. The Descendants (2011)

    george clooney on a beach in "the descendants"

    11. Ella Enchanted (2004)

    hugh dancy and anne hathaway look at each other in "ella enchanted"

    12. The Color Purple (1985)

    whoopi goldberg looks over danny glover in "the color purple"

    13. Jojo Rabbit (2019)

    a group of hitler youth in the woods in "jojo rabbit"

    14. The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)

    golden retriever in the passenger's seat of a red car

    15. The English Patient (1996)

    ralph fiennes reads a book and looks up in "the english patient"

    16. The Outsiders (1983)

    patrick swayze confronting a "social" in "the outsiders"

    17. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

    a young german boy plays checkers with a young jewish boy at the edge of a concentration camp in "The boy in the striped pajamas"

    18. Revolutionary Road (2008)

    leo dicaprio and kate winslet in "revolutionary road"

    19. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

    Mathieu Amalric in a wheelchair talking to a woman in purple in "the diving bell and the butterfly"

    20. The Cider House Rules (1999)

    tobey maguire sitting at a desk in "the cider house rules"

    21. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

    humphrey bogart and his secretary in his office in "the maltese falcon"

    22. Doctor Sleep (2020)

    ewan mcgregor with a big beard in "doctor sleep"

    23. A Room With a View (1986)

    Helena Bonham Carter looks bored while standing under an umbrella in "a room with a view"

    24. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    dorothy, the tin man, and the scarecrow talk to each other in "the wizard of oz"

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