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
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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
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The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, 1955

The Godfather. The 1972 movie compared to the 1969 book
Francis Ford Coppola, 1972
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The Godfather
Mario Puzo, 1969

Gladiator. The 2000 movie compared to the 1958 book, Those About to Die
Ridley Scott, 2000
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Those About to Die
Daniel P. Mannix, 1958

The Silence of the Lambs. The 1991 movie compared to the 1988 book
Jonathan Demme, 1991
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The Silence of the Lambs
Thomas Harris, 1988

Schindler's List. The 1993 movie compared to the 1982 book
Steven Spielberg, 1993
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Schindler's List
Thomas Keneally, 1982

The Godfather: Part II. The 1974 movie compared to the 1969 book, The Sicilian
Francis Ford Coppola, 1974
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The Sicilian
Mario Puzo, 1969

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The 1975 movie compared to the 1962 book
Milos Forman, 1975
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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
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No Country for Old Men
Cormac McCarthy, 2005

A Beautiful Mind. The 2001 movie compared to the 1998 book
Ron Howard, 2001
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A Beautiful Mind
Sylvia Nasar, 1998

Slumdog Millionaire. The 2008 movie compared to the 2005 book, Q & A
Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan, 2008
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Q & A
Vikas Swarup, 2005

12 Years a Slave. The 2013 movie compared to the 1853 book, Twelve Years a Slave
Steve McQueen, 2013
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Twelve Years a Slave
Solomon Northup, 1853

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“As an author, it's a strange process to watch your novel turned into a movie. It's tremendously exciting but somewhat voyeuristic.”

MARCUS SAKEY (Writer)