25 best movies about books

The Princess Bride (1987)

This Is Spinal Tap director Rob Reiner gleefuly subverts the traditional fairytale in this endlessly quotable '80s classic. As Peter Falk's irascible old man narrates the ripping yarn to his grandson, Reiner cheerfully chucks Dread Pirates, Pits of Despair and postmodern commentary on narrative conventions into the mix. Watch it again? As you wish. 

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