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    15 Books That Inspired Your Favourite Oscar Winning Films

    With the Oscar fever still high, binge on the books that inspired award winning films.

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    The Annual Academy Awards introduce us to some of the best films of the year.

    But did you know that some of the most popular Oscar winning films were based on books?

    Enjoy this list of the books that inspired some of the most iconic Oscar films of all time!

    1. 1974: The Godfather II was inspired by The Godfather by Mario Puzo - ₹355

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    The Godfather is probably one of the most famous movie franchises of all time, especially parts 1 and 2. They were based on Mario Puzo’s epic crime family saga, who co-wrote the screenplay alongside Francis Ford Coppola. Get it here.

    2. 1975: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey - ₹276

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    This film, based on the book about the battle between strict authority and the freedom of a rebellious spirit based in a mentos institution, bagged a lot of awards, including Best Actor for Jack Nicholson and Best Adapted Screenplay. Get it here.

    3. 1983: Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurthy - ₹304

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    This movie was inspired by the book written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Larry McMurphy about the relationship between a a widowed mother and her daughter, Emma. The movie adaptation went on to win a Best Actress Award for Shirley MacLaine. Get it here.

    4. 1987: The Last Emperor was inspired by The Last Manchu: the Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China by Kuo Ying - ₹894

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    The movie that bagged 9 Oscars, winning every category that it was nominated in was inspired by this intriguing biography of the life of Henry Pu Yi, Manchu dynasty’s last emperor, and the unpredictable places life took him. Get it here.

    5. 1989: Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry - ₹800

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    This Academy Award winning film was inspired by the brilliant Pulitzer Prize winning book that told the story of the relationship between an elderly Southern lady and her African American driver. Get it here.

    6. 1991: The Silence of The Lambs by Thomas Harris - ₹379

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    This legendary movie that won five Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins who had only 16 minutes of screen time in the film, was based on the book by Thomas Harris about an FBI agent who had to turn to a cannibal serial killer for advice on an ongoing investigation. Get it here.

    7. 1993: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally - ₹340

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    This movie that took home seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay was based on the Booker prize winning book about Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi Party, who played a vital role in saving hundreds of Jews from concentration camps. Get it here.

    8. 1994: Forrest Gump by Winston Groom - ₹280

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    This film that won six Academy Awards including Best Actor for Tom Hanks was inspired by the hilariously heartwarming book of the same name about Forrest Gump, a special man whose life takes him on many adventures including the Vietnam War, a Hollywood movie set, and even a NASA mission. Get it here.

    9. 1996: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje - ₹388

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    This film that won nine Academy Awards was inspired by the book about a mysterious burn victim known as The English Patient, whose eerie stories and memories touch the lives of all the characters around him. Get it here.

    10. 2001: A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar - ₹1,299

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    This beautiful Academy Award winning film was inspired by the touching autobiography of John Nash, a brilliant mathematician who lost his mind to schizophrenia. Get it here.

    11. 2004: Million Dollar Baby was inspired by Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner by F.X. Toole - ₹941

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    This movie that bagged many Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actress for Hillary Swank was inspired by one of the many short stories from the life of Jerry Boyd, a fight manager. Get it here.

    12. 2008: Slumdog Millionaire was inspired by Q&A by Vikas Swarup - ₹840

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    This legendary Oscar winning film that gave our own A.R. Rahman an Academy Award was based on Vikas Swarup’s Nigel about a poor boy who’s interrogated by the police after winning India’s biggest show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, because no one could believe that a slumdog could possibly know all the answers to the 12 questions in the show. Get it here.

    13. 2013: 12 Years a Slave was based on Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup - ₹389

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    This iconic Academy Award winner was based on the personal account of Solomon Northup, a free man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery for twelve years. Get it here.

    14. 2020: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - ₹198

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    This film that won the Oscars for best costume design this year was based on the classic book about the four sisters of the March house, who may be poor, but their life is rich in spirit, and tells the story of their lives as they deal with life’s mundane problems, make and lose friendships, and learn from their many mistakes. Get it here.

    15. 2020: Jojo Rabbit was based on Caging Skies by Christine Leunens - ₹423

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    This year's winner for Adapted Screenplay was based on this extraordinary novel that tells the story of WW2, as seen through the eyes of Johannes, a ten-year Nazi fanatic, who discovers a Jewish girl hiding in a wall in their house. Get it here.

    We hope you enjoyed this list as much as Bong Joon-ho enjoyed winning all the major awards at this years Oscars!