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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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Jaws

Jaws was one of the first great blockbuster films, and this is owed a lot to the fact that novelist Peter Benchley helped adapt his own novel for the movie. Nobody knows a book better than the one that wrote it, and combine that with Steven Spielberg’s general awesomeness and you have one of the classic movie adaptations ever.

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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