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The Best Based on Books Movies and TV Shows on PopcornFlix

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 PopcornFlix.

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1. We Need to Talk About Kevin

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80/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Philo & 3 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Escape From Alcatraz

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78/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: San Francisco Bay, January 18, 1960. Frank Lee Morris is transferred to Alcatraz, a maximum security prison located on a rocky island. Although no one has ever managed to escape from there, Frank and other inmates begin to carefully prepare an escape plan.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Dead Ringers

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72/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire, but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

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6.4/10
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67/100
Released: 2018
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: Toby, a cynical film director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex, PopcornFlix & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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5. Tell No One

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72/100
Released: 2006
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Fandor & 2 others) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. The Stepford Wives

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6.9/10
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77/100
Released: 1975Rated: PG
Mystery, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PopcornFlix).

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7. Candy

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7.2/10
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70/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Peacock, Plex & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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8. The Phantom of the Opera

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68/100
Released: 1925
Horror, Drama

What it's about: A grotesquely disfigured composer known as "The Phantom" haunts Paris' opera house, where he's secretly grooming Christine Daae to be an opera diva. Luring her to his remote underground lair, The Phantom declares his love. But Christine loves Raoul de Chagny and plans to elope with him. When The Phantom learns this, he abducts Christine.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Paramount+, Epix & 4 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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9. Palo Alto

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65/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to any boy to cross her path; and the increasingly dangerous exploits of Teddy and his best friend Fred, whose behavior may or may not be sociopathic.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 3 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. The Boys from Brazil

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Released: 1978Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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11. Bright Young Things

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Released: 2004Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally broke, is desperately trying to get enough money to marry the beautiful Nina. While his attempts to raise cash are constantly thwarted, their friends seem to self-destruct, one-by-one, in an endless search for newer and faster sensations. Finally, when world events out of their control come crashing around them, they are forced to reassess their lives and what they value most.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (HBO, Hoopla, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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12. A Shock to the System

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60/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a loud-mouthed yuppie associate, Graham unleashes his rage on an overly aggressive panhandler, who he accidently kills by pushing him into the path of an oncoming subway train. He re-thinks his problems with an entirely new solution. First, he arranges an "accident" for his annoying wife. Then he creates another "mishap" for his boss. It seems like the world is once more Graham's oyster…but a missing cigarette lighter and a prying police detective may change all that.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix) & stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO & 3 others).

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13. Inside Moves

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56/100
Released: 1980Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Rory begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds himself playing basketball for the Golden State Warriors, Rory and the rest of the bar regulars hope his success will provide a lift to their sagging spirits. Will Jerry forget his friends? What about his junkie hooker girlfriend and her pimp?

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

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14. Mesrine: Killer Instinct

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Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns his back on middle class law-abiding and soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Fandor & 2 others) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Madame Bovary

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58/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Romance, Drama

What it's about: The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 4 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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16. All We Had

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56/100
Released: 2016
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A mother struggles to make a better life for her daughter.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Peacock, Plex & 4 others), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Philo, fuboTV & 2 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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17. The Lost World

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7.0/10
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59/100
Released: 1925
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Epix, Fandor & 4 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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18. Dangerous Liaisons

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54/100
Released: 2012
Romance, Mystery

What it's about: Dangerous Liaisons is a Chinese film by Hur Jin-ho based on the novel with the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & PopcornFlix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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19. Jane Eyre

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Released: 1996Rated: PG
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the housekeeper of Thornfield Hall, Mrs. Fairfax.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).

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20. Mysteries of Lisbon

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59/100
Released: 2010
Mystery, Drama

What it's about: The tragic story of the many lives of Father Dinis, his dark origins and his pious works, and the different fates of all those who, trapped in a sinister web of love, hate and crime, cross paths with him through years of adventure and misfortune in the convulsed Europe of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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21. Wuthering Heights

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Released: 2011
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Yorkshire moorlands, northern England, in the late 18th century. Young Heathcliff, rescued from the streets of Liverpool by Mr. Earnshaw, the owner of Wuthering Heights, an isolated farm, develops over the years an insane passion for Cathy, his foster sister, a sick obsession destined to end tragically.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, Kanopy & Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Vudu & 3 others).

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22. The City of Your Final Destination

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Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Romance, Drama

What it's about: 28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund - his brother, widow, and younger mistress - so he can get authorization to write the biography.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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23. Miss Minoes

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6.9/10
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58/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG
Fantasy, Comedy

What it's about: A cat who turns into a young woman helps a journalist protect their town from a factory boss with an evil plan.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. The Survivor

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5.1/10
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38/100
Released: 1981
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: When a 747 crashes shortly after take-off, the sole survivor is the pilot. Virtually unhurt, he and the investigators look for the answers to the disaster. Meanwhile mysterious deaths occur in the community and only a psychic, in touch with the supernatural, can help the pilot unravel the mystery surrounding the doomed plane.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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25. CIA: Exiled

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4.8/10
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30/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: George C. Scott and William Petersen are expatriates living in Curaçao. They're bound together by an understanding that each is hiding from a dangerous past.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & PopcornFlix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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26. Babar and Father Christmas

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6.8/10
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39/100
Released: 1986Rated: G
Animation, Family

What it's about: After writing to Santa, Arthur, Pom, Flora and Alexander carefully monitor the mailbox, but in vain. Finding their excellent idea of wanting to bring Santa home, Babar sets out on a long journey to find him and convince him to include elephant country on his gift giving tour.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Ameba) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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