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Top 10 Movies Better Than the Books They're Based On

By Matt Heckler May 15, 2013

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is considered a classic novel, but the film version is even better. Both lead actors (Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher) won Oscars for their roles, to go along with the film winning Oscars for Best Picture, Screenplay, and Director. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Tags: movies, disney, hamlet, pixar, the lion king, animation, books-and-comics, the lord of the rings

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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