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The Best Based on Books Movies and TV Shows on Shudder

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 Shudder.

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1. Hellraiser

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7.0/10
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78/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover while the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Shudder & 1 other) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Wake in Fright

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77/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, but as one night stretches into several he plunges headlong into his own destruction.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, ConTV & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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3. NOS4A2

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72/100
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: 18 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Shudder, fuboTV & 1 other). 10 episodes (56%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (AMC). 17 episodes (94%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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4. November

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Released: 2017
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: In a Medieval Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Tales of Halloween

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Released: 2015Rated: R
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: Ten stories from horror's top directors. Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and the devil delight in terrorizing unsuspecting residents of a suburban neighborhood on Halloween night. This creepy anthology combines classic Halloween tales with the stuff of nightmares.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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6. Frankenstein

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Released: 2015Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.

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

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7. Bad Moon

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Released: 1996Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the last hope for his family's survival... and the end to his Werewolf curse.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Shout Factory TV & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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8. Dracula

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Released: 1974
Horror, Drama

What it's about: Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

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

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9. Cold Skin

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55/100
Released: 2017
Thriller, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A young man who arrives at a remote island finds himself trapped in a battle for his life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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10. Full Circle

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Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).