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The Best Based on Books Movies and TV Shows on Syfy

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 Syfy.

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1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Released: 2001Rated: PG
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, fuboTV & TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools — the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, everything changes as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, fuboTV & TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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3. The Host

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Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Romance, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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