Novel roots

Pix based on literary works

Of the 71 Best Pic winners to date, 30 have been based on novels. See breakdown below.

Titles derived from literature:

All Quiet on the Western Front (1929-30)

Cimarron (1930-31)

Grand Hotel (1931-32)

It Happened One Night * (1934)

Gone With the Wind (1939)

Rebecca (1940)

How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Mrs. Miniver (1942)

The Lost Weekend (1945)

Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

All the King’s Men (1949)

All About Eve *(1950)

From Here to Eternity (1953)

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Gigi (1958)

Ben-Hur (1959)

Tom Jones (1963)

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather Part II (1974)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)

Ordinary People (1980)

Terms of Endearment (1983)

Dances With Wolves (1990)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Forrest Gump (1994)

The English Patient (1996)

*short story

Totals in other categories

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYS: 20

STAGE PRODUCTIONS: 11

NON-FICTION BOOKS: 7

OTHER: 3

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