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The Best Based on Books Movies and TV Shows on TBS

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 TBS.

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1. The Wizard of Oz

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90/100
Released: 1939Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.

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

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2. The Town

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88/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their burgeoning relationship threatens to unveil the identities of Doug and his crew to the FBI Agent who is on their case.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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3. Ready Player One

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86/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

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4. The Jungle Book

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85/100
Released: 1967Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life and the true meaning of friendship.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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5. Paddington 2

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85/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Paddington, now happily settled with the Browns, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy, but it is stolen.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

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6. Paddington

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Released: 2014Rated: PG
Comedy, Family

What it's about: A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a new home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Smallfoot

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74/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG
Comedy, Animation

What it's about: A bright young yeti finds something he thought didn't exist—a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

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8. Miracle Workers

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71/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A comedy set in the offices of Heaven Inc. When God plans to destroy the Earth, two low-level angels must convince their boss to save humanity. They bet him they can pull off their most impossible miracle yet: help two humans fall in love.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (32%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX). 7 episodes (37%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS). 17 episodes (89%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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9. Paper Towns

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70/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

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

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10. The Meg

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70/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

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11. This Is Where I Leave You

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Released: 2014Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. As the brothers and sisters re-examine their shared history and the status of each tattered relationship among those who know and love them best, they reconnect in hysterically funny and emotionally significant ways.

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

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