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10 Killer Movies Inspired by True Crime Books

From Truman Capote's In Cold Blood to the memoir that inspired Goodfellas, the shocking facts of these true crime books were destined for the silver screen.

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1. In Cold Blood (1967)

Inspired by Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood

2. Serpico (1973)

Inspired by Peter Maas’ Serpico

3. Goodfellas (1990)

Inspired by Nicholas Pileggi’s Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family

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4.  Fatal Vision (1984)

Inspired by Joe McGinniss’ Fatal Vision

5. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

Inspired by Thomas E. Gaddis’ Birdman of Alcatraz

6. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Inspired by Jordan Belfort’s The Wolf of Wall Street

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7. The Executioner’s Song (1982)

Inspired by Norman Mailer’s The Executioner's Song

8.  The Valachi Papers (1972)

Inspired by Peter Maas’ The Valachi Papers

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9.  Convicts Four (1962)

Inspired by John Resko’s Reprieve

10. The Deliberate Stranger (1986)

Inspired by Richard Larsen’s The Deliberate Stranger

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