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The Best Based on Books Movies and TV Shows on FX

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 FX.

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1. The Martian

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8.0/10
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92/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

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

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2. Gone Girl

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8.1/10
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92/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

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

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3. War for the Planet of the Apes

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7.4/10
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85/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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4. Love, Simon

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7.6/10
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84/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online.

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

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5. World War Z

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7.0/10
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83/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

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

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6. Annihilation

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6.8/10
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82/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

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

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7. The Maze Runner

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6.8/10
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82/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.

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

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8. Spectre

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6.8/10
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80/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

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

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9. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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79/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

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

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10. Murder on the Orient Express

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6.5/10
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76/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.

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

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11. All the Money in the World

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6.8/10
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75/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

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6.3/10
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74/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. Ferdinand

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6.7/10
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73/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the "biggest, fastest, roughest bull" for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen. Based on the classic 1936 children's book by Munro Leaf.

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

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14. Red Sparrow

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6.6/10
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73/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Dominika emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, she meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust.

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

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15. Peter Rabbit

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6.6/10
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71/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Peter Rabbit's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.

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

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16. The Homesman

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6.6/10
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69/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs, to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women head east, where a waiting minister and his wife have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. The Mountain Between Us

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6.4/10
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68/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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18. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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5.8/10
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67/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all.

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

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19. The Family Fang

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6.1/10
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64/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. The Water Horse

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59/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

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