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The Best Based on Books Movies

Finding a good Based on Books movie 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 of all time streaming online.

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1. The Godfather

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9.2/10
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98/100
Released: 1972Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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98/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & Hulu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Schindler's List

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8.9/10
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97/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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97/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & Hulu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Fight Club

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8.8/10
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96/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Drama, Cult

What it's about: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

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

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7. GoodFellas

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8.7/10
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96/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

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

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8. Die Hard

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Released: 1988Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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9. The Silence of the Lambs

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95/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

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

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10. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Released: 1975Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy, inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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11. Forrest Gump

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8.8/10
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94/100
Released: 1994Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

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

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12. Gone Girl

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8.1/10
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93/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

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

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13. Ford v Ferrari

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8.1/10
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93/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $19.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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14. A Clockwork Orange

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8.3/10
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93/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: In a near-future Britain, young Alexander DeLarge and his pals get their kicks beating and raping anyone they please. When not destroying the lives of others, Alex swoons to the music of Beethoven. The state, eager to crack down on juvenile crime, gives an incarcerated Alex the option to undergo an invasive procedure that'll rob him of all personal agency. In a time when conscience is a commodity, can Alex change his tune?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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15. Casino Royale

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8.0/10
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92/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond—on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent—to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. With the help of Vesper Lynd and Felix Leiter, Bond enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Peacock Premium) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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16. The Princess Bride

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8.0/10
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92/100
Released: 1987Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+ & Hulu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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17. No Country for Old Men

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8.1/10
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92/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.

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

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18. The Green Mile

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8.6/10
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92/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. The Martian

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8.0/10
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92/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

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

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20. Apocalypse Now

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8.4/10
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92/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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21. Full Metal Jacket

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8.3/10
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92/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

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

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22. The Bourne Ultimatum

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8.0/10
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92/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally uncover his dark past while dodging The Company's best efforts to eradicate him.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Peacock Premium & fuboTV), stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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23. The Shining

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8.4/10
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91/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

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24. Blade Runner

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8.1/10
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91/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Cult

What it's about: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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25. The Social Network

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7.7/10
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91/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

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

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26. Room

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8.1/10
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91/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime, Hoopla & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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27. Downfall

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8.2/10
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91/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his generals and advisers to fight to the last man. When the end finally does come, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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28. Trainspotting

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8.1/10
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91/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Cult

What it's about: Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark finds he can't escape the life he left behind when Begbie shows up at his front door on the lam, and a scheming Sick Boy follows.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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29. Jaws

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8.0/10
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91/100
Released: 1975Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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30. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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8.0/10
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91/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, become his mentors, helping him discover the joys of friendship, music and love.

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

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31. Silver Linings Playbook

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7.7/10
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91/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

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

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32. The Bourne Identity

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7.9/10
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91/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead. However, Bourne realizes that he has the combat and mental skills of a world-class spy—but who does he work for?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Peacock Premium & fuboTV), stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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33. Jojo Rabbit

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7.9/10
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91/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $19.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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34. The Irishman

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7.9/10
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90/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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35. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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7.6/10
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90/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Family

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 subscription service (TVision) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

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36. 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 & TVision), 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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37. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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7.8/10
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90/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

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

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38. The Handmaiden

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8.1/10
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90/100
Released: 2016
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a young woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering uncle. But, the maid has a secret: she is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese count to help him seduce the heiress to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until the women discover some unexpected emotions.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Microsoft & Vudu).

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39. Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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7.9/10
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89/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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40. Stand by Me

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8.1/10
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89/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are four friends who decide to hike to find the corpse of Ray Brower, a local teenager, who was hit by a train while plucking blueberries in the wild.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz & Sundance Now), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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41. Frozen

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7.4/10
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89/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+ & Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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42. The Help

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8.0/10
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89/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.

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

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43. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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8.3/10
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89/100
Released: 1966Rated: G
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of a nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. Disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he decides to raid the village to steal all the Christmas things.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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44. Lion

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8.0/10
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89/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Drama, Biography

What it's about: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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45. The Revenant

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8.0/10
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89/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

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

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46. Call Me by Your Name

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7.9/10
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89/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: In 1980s Italy, a relationship begins between seventeen-year-old teenage Elio and the older adult man hired as his father's research assistant.

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

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47. Cool Hand Luke

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8.1/10
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89/100
Released: 1967Rated: PG
Crime, Drama

What it's about: When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell, "the box," make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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48. Little Women

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7.8/10
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89/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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49. The Town

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7.5/10
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89/100
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 (Prime Video & TVision) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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50. True Grit

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7.6/10
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89/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Following the murder of her father by a hired hand, a 14-year-old farm girl sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find—a man with 'true grit'—Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn.

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

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