Full list of every Best Picture Academy Award-winning movie based on or inspired by books, novels, and comic books.

Forrest Gump. The 1994 movie compared to the 1986 book
Robert Zemeckis, 1994

Forrest Gump
Winston Groom, 1986
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The 2003 movie compared to the 1955 book, The Return of the King
Peter Jackson, 2003

The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, 1955
The Godfather. The 1972 movie compared to the 1969 book
Francis Ford Coppola, 1972

The Godfather
Mario Puzo, 1969
Gladiator. The 2000 movie compared to the 1958 book, Those About to Die
Ridley Scott, 2000

Those About to Die
Daniel P. Mannix, 1958
The Silence of the Lambs. The 1991 movie compared to the 1988 book
Jonathan Demme, 1991

The Silence of the Lambs
Thomas Harris, 1988
Schindler's List. The 1993 movie compared to the 1982 book
Steven Spielberg, 1993

Schindler's List
Thomas Keneally, 1982
The Godfather: Part II. The 1974 movie compared to the 1969 book, The Sicilian
Francis Ford Coppola, 1974

The Sicilian
Mario Puzo, 1969
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The 1975 movie compared to the 1962 book
Milos Forman, 1975

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey, 1962
No Country for Old Men. The 2007 movie compared to the 2005 book
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, 2007

No Country for Old Men
Cormac McCarthy, 2005
A Beautiful Mind. The 2001 movie compared to the 1998 book
Ron Howard, 2001

A Beautiful Mind
Sylvia Nasar, 1998
Slumdog Millionaire. The 2008 movie compared to the 2005 book, Q & A
Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan, 2008

Q & A
Vikas Swarup, 2005
12 Years a Slave. The 2013 movie compared to the 1853 book, Twelve Years a Slave
Steve McQueen, 2013

Twelve Years a Slave
Solomon Northup, 1853
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“Working on an adaptation is not as satisfying, because it's not your original work: you're interpreting.”

BRIAN HELGELAND (Screenwriter)