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The Best Based on Books Movies and TV Shows on CBS All Access

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 CBS All Access.

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1. Awakenings

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7.8/10
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82/100
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 stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Under the Dome

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6.6/10
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73/100
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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3. The Mothman Prophecies

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70/100
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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Perry Mason

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70/100
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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5. Instinct

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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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6. 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).