Cult films are known for their dedicated and passionate fanbase. Some of these movies, in turn, come from a cult literary work.

The Shawshank Redemption. The 1994 movie compared to the 1982 book, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Frank Darabont, 1994
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Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Stephen King, 1982

The Dark Knight. The 2008 movie compared to the 1940 comic book, Batman
Christopher Nolan, 2008
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Batman
Bob Kane, Bill Finger, 1940

Fight Club. The 1999 movie compared to the 1996 book
David Fincher, 1999
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Fight Club
Chuck Palahniuk, 1996

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 Fellowship of the Ring. The 2001 movie compared to the 1954 book, The Fellowship of the Ring
Peter Jackson, 2001
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The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien, 1954

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

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. The 2002 movie compared to the 1954 book, The Two Towers
Peter Jackson, 2002
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The Two Towers
J.R.R. Tolkien, 1954

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

Memento. The 2000 movie compared to the 2001 book, Memento Mori
Christopher Nolan, 2000
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Memento Mori
Jonathan Nolan, 2001

Goodfellas. The 1990 movie compared to the 1985 book, Wiseguy
Martin Scorsese, 1990
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Wiseguy
Nicholas Pileggi, 1985

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

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“Turning one's novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches for a painting that has long ago been finished and framed.”

VLADIMIR NABOKOV (Wrirter)