http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20071130-9999-lz1c30better.html A few kinda odd choices to me (BABE? THE GRADUATE?) though I never cared one way or the other about Bond films so don't think they improved on the books. There must be lots of movies that are better than the book though usually ones based on books hardly anybody knows about. For instance I've always heard that TOUCH OF EVIL is based on a mediocre book (by Harry Whittington) and how many people have read Alan Le May's THE SEARCHERS? But those are just ones off the top of my head that have been in print within the past couple of decades rather than all the decent films up through the 60's that you'd go "That was based on a book?"