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The Best Adaptation Movies and TV Shows on BritBox

Finding a good Adaptation movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Adaptation movies and TV shows of all time streaming on BritBox.

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1. Pride and Prejudice

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8.9/10
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81/100
Year: 1995-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 1
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & BritBox). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Evil Under the Sun

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71/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Agatha Christie's Poirot

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Year: 1989-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Where to Watch: 72 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV & BritBox). 72 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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4. Jane Eyre

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Year: 2006-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Charlotte Bronte's classic about an orphan girl who grows up to become a governess in a gloomy manor in Yorkshire, where she falls in love with the mysterious Edward Rochester.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & BritBox). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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5. Sherlock Holmes

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Year: 1984-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 7
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988), The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993) and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994), collectively known as Sherlock Holmes, are a series of adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories which were produced by Granada Television and originally broadcast by ITV in the United Kingdom. The series starred Jeremy Brett as Holmes and David Burke (in the Adventures series) and Edward Hardwicke (Return, Case-Book, Memoirs) as Dr. Watson. The programme adapted 42 of the original stories in 41 episodes, with 36 running for 50 minutes (in a one-hour timeslot), and five being feature-length specials.Adventures ran for two series totalling 13 episodes, from April to June 1984 and August to September 1985. Return ran for two series from July to August 1986 and April to August 1988, as well as the specials "The Sign of Four" and "The Hound of the Baskervilles", which aired on 29 December 1987 and 31 August 1988 respectively. Case-Book ran for one series from February to March 1991 and three specials which aired on 2 January 1992 and 27 January and 3 February 1993. Memoirs ran for one series from March to April 1994. A short episode was also produced as part of "The Four Oaks Mystery" which aired during the ITV Telethon in 1992. Sherlock Holmes appeared in the first part, with the casts of Van der Valk, Taggart and Inspector Wexford appearing in the second, third and fourth parts respectively.

Where to Watch: 27 episodes (60%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 13 episodes (29%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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6. Agatha Christie's Marple

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Year: 2004-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: The adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which she helps solve. Although the police are sometimes reluctant to accept Miss Marple's help, her reputation and unparalleled powers of observation eventually win them over.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (72%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV). 32 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, AcornTV & BritBox). 23 episodes (72%) are available to rent or buy from $6.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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7. Tipping the Velvet

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Year: 2002-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Tipping the Velvet is a 2002 BBC television drama serial based on the best-selling debut novel by Sarah Waters of the same name. It originally screened in three episodes on BBC Two and was produced for the BBC by the independent production company Sally Head Productions. It stars Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, and Jodhi May.Directed by Geoffrey Sax, the novel was adapted by screenwriter Andrew Davies. The production was made available on DVD by BBC Worldwide soon after broadcast.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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8. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

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59/100
Year: 2002-2019Seasons: 6
Drama, Crime

What it's about: DS Barbara Havers is assigned to work with the upper-crust DI Thomas Lynley to solve murders.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (74%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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9. Doctor Zhivago

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57/100
Year: 2002-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Doctor Zhivago is a 2002 British television miniseries directed by Giacomo Campiotti and starring Hans Matheson, Keira Knightley and Sam Neill. The teleplay by Andrew Davies is based on the 1957 novel of the same title by Boris Pasternak.The serial is the second English-language screen adaptation of the book, following the 1965 feature film. It was produced by Granada Television, with co-funding from the American PBS station WGBH Boston and the German company Evision. It was first broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom, beginning on 24 November 2002. In the United States, it aired as part of Masterpiece Theatre on 2 and 9 November 2003.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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10. Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.

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55/100
Released: 1966
Family, Cult

What it's about: Doctor Who and his companions are hurled into the future and make a horrifying discovery: the Daleks have conquered Earth! The metal fiends have devastated entire continents and turned the survivors into Robomen.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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11. Little Boy Blue

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54/100
Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Based on a true story, this four-part drama tells the story of the murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007. It explores Melanie’s and Steve’s ordeal, and tells of how Rhys’ murderer and associates were eventually brought to justice.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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12. Dr. Who and the Daleks

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Released: 1965
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: Scientist Doctor Who accidentally activates his new invention, the Tardis, a time machine disguised as a police telephone box. Doctor Who, his two grand-daughters, and Barbara's boyfriend Ian are transported through time and space to the planet Skaro, where a peaceful race of Thals are under threat of nuclear attack from the planet's other inhabitants: the robotic mutant Daleks.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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13. Oliver Twist

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Year: 2007-2019Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver dares to ask for more gruel, he finds himself cast out and forced to make his own way in the world...

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & BritBox).

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14. Small Island

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Year: 2009-2019Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Small Island is a two-part 2009 BBC One television drama adapted from the 2004 novel of the same title by Andrea Levy. The programme stars Naomie Harris and Ruth Wilson as joint respective female protagonists Hortense Roberts and Queenie Bligh, two women who struggle to fulfil their personal ambitions and dreams amidst the chaos of World War II London and Jamaica.The serial was developed by producers Joanna Anderson and Vicky Licorish of AL Films, having optioned Levy's novel. The script was first written by Sarah Williams and later amended by Paula Milne. It was directed by John Alexander, who also directed the BBC's 2008 adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. The serial consists of two 90-minute episodes that premiered on 6 December 2009, and was shown in the United States on PBS as part of the channel's Masterpiece Classic Collection beginning 18 April 2010.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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15. Mr. Stink

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Released: 2012Rated: G
Drama, Family

What it's about: This family comedy based on David Walliam's best-selling book tells the story of Chloe, who sees Mr. Stink every day, but has never spoken to him. Before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual friend hiding in her garden shed. As it turns out that there is more to Mr. Stink than meets the eye ... or nose.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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16. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

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Year: 1987-2019Seasons: 12
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: The Ruth Rendell mysteries is a British television series made by TVS and Meridian Television for ITV between 2 August 1987 and 11 October 2000.

Where to Watch: 65 episodes (76%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, AcornTV & BritBox).

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17. The Ice House

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Year: 1997-2019Seasons: 1
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A corpse is found in an ice house ten years after Phoebe's husband went missing. The police seem determined to accuse Phoebe, to the delight of the villagers.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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18. The Moonstone

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Year: 2016-2019Seasons: 1
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Charismatic adventurer Franklin Blake is on the most important quest of his life - to solve the disappearance of the priceless Moonstone and win back Rachel Verinder, his one true love.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 5 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. Billionaire Boy

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Released: 2016
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: The story of Len, who made a billion dollars from inventing a new toilet roll, and his 12-year-old son Joe who appears to have everything he could want but what he really needs is a friend.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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20. Tina & Bobby

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Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Biography

What it's about: When England won the World Cup in July 1966 Bobby Moore became a national hero. Swept up by the media frenzy and the nation’s adoration, he and wife Tina were the original ‘golden’ couple.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).