With the arrival of Alex Cross in theaters this week, the James Patterson novel is the third from the author to make its way to the silver screen after Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. The Patterson book is only the latest in a very long list of films that have made the journey from page to screen.
Movie Fanatic narrowed the list down to a "top 10" as we contemplate which one could be called the best. From Gone with the Wind to Fight Club, it's a varied bunch. But they all share one thing in common and that's achieving the rarest of feats: Making the book's fans happy with the big screen jump. If your favorite isn't on our list below... add the movie in the comments section.