#10 Jurassic Park - The master of adapting books into movies, Speilberg turned Michael Crichton's New York Times #1 best seller into one of the highest grossing films of all time. The film for some strange reason also meant the extinction of Laura Dern's acting career.
#9 Forrest Gump - While the film differs substantially from Winston Groom's novel, Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks proved that if you "don't go full retard" you can created one of the most successful book adaptations in movie history.
#7 One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Milos Forman and Jack Nicholson turned Ken Kesey's book into the first film in movie history to win all five major academy awards(Best Picture, Actor In A Lead Role, Actress In A Lead Role, Director and Screenplay) and made everyone realize that a getting a labatomy is an extremely unpleasant experience.
#8 Breakfast At Tiffany's - Truman Capote's novel turned out to be the "Perfect 10" of Blake Edwards directing career and made Audrey Hepburn one of the most iconic actresses in Hollywood history. And I think Truman Capote and the rest of the civilized world can all pretend that Jennifer Love Hewitt's CBS movie of the week remake never happened.
#6 Schindler's List (Based On The Novel Schindler's Ark) - Spielberg adapted Thomas Keneally's book about Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand Polish Jewish refugees during the Holocaust into a masterpiece and the one movie you don't want to get caught making out during.
#5 Apocalypse Now (Based On The Novle Heart Of Darkness) - Francis Ford Coppola took Joseph Conrad's book Heart Of Darkness and turned it into what is widely-considered the greatest war movie of all time even though Dennis Hopper doesn't remember filming it.
#4 Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese took crime reporter Nicolas Pileggi's book Wisguy based on the real life story of mobster turned informant Henry Hill and created his gangster movie opus. It also made every man in America want to be a gangter from now to enternity.
#1 Gone With The Wind - Scarlet O'Hara may not have give a damn, but Margaret Mitchell's book win the Pulitzer in 1937 and Gone With The Wind also took home the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1939.