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The Best Based on Books Movies and TV Shows on AMC

Finding a good Based on Books 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 Based on Books movies and TV shows of all time streaming on AMC.

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1. GoodFellas

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96/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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2. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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7.8/10
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89/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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4. The Devil Wears Prada

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6.9/10
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83/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Andy moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss is extremely demanding, cruel and won't let her succeed if she doesn't fit into the high class elegant look of their magazine.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. I, Robot

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Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Miracles from Heaven

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73/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG
Drama, Biography

What it's about: When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. NOS4A2

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70/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Horror, Drama

What it's about: A young Victoria "Vic" McQueen discovers she has the power to unlock portals that help her find lost objects. As she delves further into this hidden universe, she encounters many other "inscape travelers" - some benevolent, and some who have been corrupted by their power. When Vic encounters Charlie Manx, an immortal who stays that way by feeding off of the souls of children, she makes a sworn enemy of Manx.

Where to Watch: 21 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo, fuboTV & 2 others). 13 episodes (62%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC & BBC America). 20 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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8. Cujo

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67/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. The November Man

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64/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others). Coming soon to Hulu on November 30th, 2020 (PST).

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10. War of the Worlds

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Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Set in contemporary Europe, the reimagining follows the pockets of humanity left on earth following an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Epix & AMC Premiere). 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix & AMC).

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11. Sleepwalkers

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59/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Charles Brady and his mother, Mary, are the last of a dying breed whose needs are not of this world. They are Sleepwalkers - able to stay alive only by feeding on the life-force of the innocent, but destined to roam the earth, avoiding discovery while searching for their next victim. That search takes them to the sleepy little town of Travis, Indiana, where beautiful teenager Tanya Robertson is about to become an unwilling pawn in their nightmarish fight for survival.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. Thinner

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55/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate lawyer as he draws closer to his own death, and grows ever thinner.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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