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Tom Clancy’s best film adaptations [SLIDESHOW]

Tom Clancy, author of military suspense-thrillers “Hunt For Red October” and “Patriot Games,” died Tuesday at 66.

Let’s remember some of the great (and not-so-great) films adaptations of his bestselling books.

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  • Tom Clancy's iconic thriller "The Hunt for Red October" (1990) starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin. Arguably the best rendition of a Clancy novel. What do you think?
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  • Everyone likes a movie with a submarine. "The Hunt for Red October"
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  • Say what you will about Sean Connery - the man knows how to entertain.
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  • "I'm just an analyst!" Jack Ryan proclaims in "The Hunt for Red October"
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  • "Patriot Games" (1992) is the second best Clancy movie in our opinion. Do you agree?
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  • "Patriot Games" introduces Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan. 
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  • Sean Bean plays the perfect villain in "Patriot Games"
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  • "Clear and Present Danger" (1994) is third on our list for best Clancy films.
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  • "Clear and Present Danger" stars Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan and Willem Dafoe. 
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  • It also stars awesome explosions.
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  • "The Sum Of All Fears" (2002) is hailed as the worst Clancy rendition to date. What do you think?
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  • Ben Affleck stars as Jack Ryan in "The Sum of All Fears". 
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  • "Sum of All Fears" does feature cool explosions.
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  • We can't judge the newest Clancy film "Jack Ryan: Shadow One" (2013) because it hasn't come out yet. This film introduces actor Chris Pine as Jack Ryan. Guess Affleck is too busy playing Batman to revisit his role.
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  • Lesser known films include "OP Center" (1995) - a made for tv movie that Clancy wrote.
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  • And "Netforce" (1999) a TV thriller about the power of the internet. 
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