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The Best Based on Books Movies and TV Shows on Hallmark Movies Now

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 Hallmark Movies Now.

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1. Heartland

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Year: 2007-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 14
Drama, Family

What it's about: Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?

Where to Watch: 216 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 4 others). 215 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Philo & 4 others). 193 episodes (85%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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2. Chesapeake Shores

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Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Drama, Family

What it's about: A divorced mom deals with an old romance and complicated family issues when she returns to her hometown with her twin daughters.

Where to Watch: 41 episodes (91%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & Hallmark Movies Now). 6 episodes (13%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Hallmark). 41 episodes (91%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Emily of New Moon

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Year: 1998-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 4
Animation, Drama

What it's about: Emily of New Moon is a Canadian television series, which aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2000. The series originally aired in the United States on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV and it is currently seen in Canada on the Viva, Bravo! and Vision TV cable channels. The series, produced by Salter Street Films, was based on the Emily of New Moon series of novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The series consisted of three seasons of thirteen episodes and one season of seven episodes, for a total of forty-six. The executive producers were Micheline Charest, Michael Donovan, and Ronald Weinberg. The series starred Martha MacIsaac as the titular orphan Emily Starr. Susan Clark and Sheila McCarthy played Emily's aunts Elizabeth and Laura, who had taken on the responsibility of raising Emily following her father's death, and Stephen McHattie played her cousin Jimmy. Susan Clark left the series after the first season when her character, Elizabeth, was killed off.Recurring cast included Chip Ciupka as Mr. Carpenter, Peter Donaldson as Ian Bowles, Richard Donat as Dr. Burnley, Kris Lemche as Perry Miller, John Neville as Uncle Malcolm, Jessica Pellerin as Ilse Burnley, Shawn Roberts as Teddy Kent, and Linda Thorson as Cousin Isabel.

Where to Watch: 46 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 46 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Hallmark Movies Now). 26 episodes (54%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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4. The Beautiful Beast

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Released: 2006
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: La Belle Bête is a powerful study of the conflict between beauty and ugliness, hate and love. The story revolves around three main characters. At the center, Patrice, a beautiful but mindless youth stands gazing at his image in the water. Around him move his ugly sister Isabelle-Marie, and his frivolous mother Louise, the first lost in love and hate for her brother's beauty, the second seeing it as an adornment for herself. Into this small, obsessed universe come a blind boy and an elegant fop from the outside world. At once, the pattern breaks and events move forward into a terrifying denouement.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Hallmark Movies Now) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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5. Not Cinderella's Type

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Released: 2018
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Indy lives with her aunt and uncle and believes her life is fine until an accident brings a new guy into her life. Bryant Bailey is not Indy's type - she's never been into guys like him. But then again, she's never really known anyone so stubborn and caring that can also help her discover who she is and what she's worth. A modern telling of Cinderella, based on the novel by Jenni James.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Philo, Hoopla & Hallmark Movies Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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6. Rose Hill

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Released: 1997Rated: PG
Family

What it's about: Four orphan boys running from the law in New York stumble upon a baby in a carriage. They decide to head west and take the baby which they name Mary Rose with them. Eventually they set up a ranch which they name Rose Hill. Mary Rose grows up to be a beautiful woman and gets involved with a man who kills one of her brothers. Her brothers then explain to her that they found her in New York and she returns to find her real family. During this time Rose Hill is falling apart since her oldest brother has fallen ill and her other two brothers have gone their separate ways.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hallmark Movies Now) & stream on a TV everywhere service (Hallmark).

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7. Secrets

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Released: 1995Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Etta Berter is a doctor's wife in 1905 who has been unable to have children. The couple has one adopted daughter but she has always wanted more children. Julie Harris's character is the family's cook and close companion to their daughter. Her granddaughter is the family's maid. When a visiting friend of Etta's arrives for a visit both she and the maid are attracted to him. When he seems to prefer the younger woman (the maid) the other woman is very jealous and when the maid becomes pregnant by him the older woman vows to make that child her own.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hallmark Movies Now).

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8. Autumn in the Vineyard

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Released: 2016Rated: G
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: When Frankie Baldwin and Nate Deluca both have a claim to ownership of Sorrento Farm, they are forced to divide the vineyard right down the middle and work the fields alongside each other to bring in the harvest leading up to the Best Wine competition at the annual Autumn Harvest Festival -- only this rivalry won't be settled in the fields, because in spite of their contentious bickering, the simplest way to settle this particular legal dispute is with a romance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hallmark Movies Now).

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9. A Painted House

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Released: 2003Rated: PG
Family, Drama

What it's about: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming season, the boy learns that his challenges guide him in discovering who he really is.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hallmark Movies Now) & stream on a TV everywhere service (Hallmark).

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10. Nearlyweds

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Released: 2013Rated: G
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Revolves around three friends who have dream weddings only to find out that the pastor who married them failed to complete the key paperwork required to make them official.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hallmark Movies Now), stream on a TV everywhere service (Hallmark) & rent or buy from $7.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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11. Back When We Were Grownups

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Released: 2004Rated: PG
Family, Drama

What it's about: A 53-year-old widow believes she's turned into the wrong person in this bittersweet tale based on Anne Tyler's best-seller. Beck's (Blythe Danner) plate is full: She runs a catering business and cares for her large family, but feels lost inside. Determined to find herself, Beck embarks on a journey, starting with her ex-beau (Peter Fonda) and ending with an unexpected soul mate. Jack Palance, Peter Riegert, Faye Dunaway and Ione Skye also star.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hallmark Movies Now) & stream on a TV everywhere service (Hallmark).

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12. The Valley of Light

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Released: 2007Rated: PG
Romance, Drama

What it's about: The Valley of Light is a beautifully-filmed, sentimental movie of a young man's quest to make sense of his experiences and find new meaning in life. While this film deals with weighty material such as the suicide of Eleanor's husband and Mathew's untimely death, the content is handled with reverence and sensitivity. Parents can feel confident in sharing this and many other Hallmark films with their families.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hallmark Movies Now & TVision), stream on a TV everywhere service (Hallmark) & rent or buy from $7.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Call of the Wild

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Released: 1993
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hallmark Movies Now).

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14. The Locket

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Released: 2002Rated: PG
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A bereaved man takes a job at a health care center, where he befriends an elderly and embittered woman - and as time passes, he becomes obsessed with reuniting her with her long-lost true love.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hallmark Movies Now).

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15. A Tale of Two Cities

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Released: 1980Rated: PG
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Dissolute barrister Sydney Carton becomes enchanted and then hopelessly in love with the beautiful Lucie Manette. But Lucie loves and marries Charles Darnay, and remains oblivious to Carton's undimmed devotion to her. When Darnay is ensnared in the deadly web of the French Revolution and condemned to die by the guillotine, Sydney Carton concocts a dangerous plot to free the husband of the woman he loves.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Hallmark Movies Now) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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