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The Best Adaptation Movies and TV Shows on CBS All Access

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 CBS All Access.

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1. Awakenings

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7.8/10
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83/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. The Adventures of Tintin

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7.3/10
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82/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of stealing a priceless treasure. Tintin and Snowy, with the help of salty, cantankerous Captain Haddock and bumbling detectives, Thompson and Thomson, travel half the world, one step ahead of their enemies, as Tintin endeavors to find the Unicorn, a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune, but also an ancient curse.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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3. Under the Dome

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6.6/10
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75/100
Year: 2013-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A small town is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. While military forces, the government and the media positioned outside of this surrounding barrier attempt to break it down, a small group of people inside attempt to figure out what the dome is, where it came from, and when (and if) it will go away.

Where to Watch: 40 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access). 40 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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4. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

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73/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris, until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while searching for Norah's drunken friend, Caroline, with help from Nick's band mates. As the night winds down, the two have to figure out what they want from each other.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Roxanne

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73/100
Released: 1987Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Based on the play 'Cyrano de Bergerac', large-nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne—while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Star Trek: Generations

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6.6/10
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72/100
Released: 1994Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D find themselves at odds with the renegade scientist Soran who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme...and he's been dead for seventy-eight years.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix & Tubi), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. The Perfect Storm

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70/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure.

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

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8. Perry Mason

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69/100
Year: 1957-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 9
Drama, Crime

What it's about: The cases of master criminal defense attorney Perry Mason and his staff who handled the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 190 episodes (70%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access).

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9. The Mothman Prophecies

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68/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Interrogation

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66/100
Year: 2020-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files, with the goal of turning the viewer into a detective.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access).

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11. Instinct

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65/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a gifted author, university professor and former CIA operative is lured back to his old life by tenacious top NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they make an ideal team.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (4%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 21 episodes (88%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 22 episodes (92%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. Superior Donuts

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57/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Comedy

What it's about: The relationship between Arthur, the gruff owner of a small donut shop, his enterprising new young employee, Franco, and their loyal patrons in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood.

Where to Watch: 34 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 34 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. The Haunting

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55/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG-13
Horror, Fantasy

What it's about: Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – and they soon see the true nature of its horror.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats

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52/100
Year: 1984-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Animation, Children

What it's about: Heathcliff is an animated television series that debuted on September 5, 1984. It was the second series based on the Heathcliff comic strip and was produced by DIC Entertainment. It ran in syndication until 1988 with a total of 86 episodes. The first show based on the comic strip was Heathcliff and Dingbat, which debuted in 1980 and was produced by Ruby-Spears. Mel Blanc provided the voice of Heathcliff in both series.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (13%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 80 episodes (52%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & CBS All Access). 79 episodes (51%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 87 episodes (56%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Archie's Weird Mysteries

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47/100
Year: 1999-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Children, Animation

What it's about: Archie's Weird Mysteries is an American animated children's television program, based on the Archie comics. The series premise revolves around a Riverdale High physics lab gone awry, making the town of Riverdale a "magnet" for B-movie style monsters. The show is distributed as meeting the FCC's educational and informational children's programming requirements, and is used by commercial stations in the United States to meet this guideline. Produced by DIC Entertainment, the show was initially shown mornings on the PAX network, often with infomercials bookending the program. The following season, its repeats were syndicated to television stations throughout the US, as a way to comply with mandatory E/I regulations.

Where to Watch: 40 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 40 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 40 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).