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The Best Based on Books Movies on Free Services

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 on Free Services.

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1. The Silence of the Lambs

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8.6/10
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97/100
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 watch free online (PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Lion

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8.0/10
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90/100
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, Plex & IMDb TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. Paths of Glory

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8.4/10
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89/100
Released: 1957
Drama, Cult

What it's about: A commanding officer defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex), stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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4. Minority Report

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7.6/10
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88/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.

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

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5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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7.8/10
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87/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

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

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6. In the Name of the Father

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8.1/10
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87/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends fifteen years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence.

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

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7. American Psycho

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7.6/10
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86/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

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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8. True Grit

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7.6/10
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86/100
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 (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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9. Atonement

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7.8/10
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86/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

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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10. Field of Dreams

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7.5/10
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83/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG
Fantasy, Drama

What it's about: Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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11. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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7.6/10
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83/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop, he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.

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

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12. Layer Cake

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7.3/10
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83/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...

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

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13. We Need to Talk About Kevin

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7.5/10
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83/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

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, Plex, Vudu & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, The Criterion Channel & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. Escape From Alcatraz

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7.6/10
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82/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Biography

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 (Tubi & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Tell No One

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7.5/10
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82/100
Released: 2006
Crime, Drama

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 & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. Headhunters

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7.5/10
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82/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary..

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

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17. Capote

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7.3/10
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81/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. 2046

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7.4/10
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81/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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19. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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6.9/10
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81/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he regain control of the machine and put an end to the wild weather before the town is destroyed?

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

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20. Scarface

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7.8/10
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81/100
Released: 1932Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.

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

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21. The Ghost Writer

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7.2/10
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81/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. Girl, Interrupted

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7.3/10
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81/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Drama, Biography

What it's about: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

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

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23. Dracula

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7.5/10
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81/100
Released: 1931Rated: PG
Horror, Fantasy

What it's about: A powerful and ruthless vampire named Count Dracula arrives in London to prey on young, socialite women. Standing in the vampire's way, is a group of concerned men and the enigmatic Dr. Abraham Van Helsing.

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

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24. Freedom Writers

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7.5/10
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81/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Biography, Crime

What it's about: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. The Dead Zone

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7.2/10
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80/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

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

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26. The Day of the Jackal

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7.8/10
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80/100
Released: 1973Rated: PG
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin’s trail.

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

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27. Marathon Man

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7.4/10
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80/100
Released: 1976Rated: R
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.

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

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28. Dead Ringers

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Drama, Horror

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, Starz, Hoopla & 2 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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29. Ender's Game

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6.6/10
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79/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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30. Finding Forrester

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7.3/10
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79/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor Jamal receives a scholarship to a private school.

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

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31. Hellraiser

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7.0/10
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79/100
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 (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder, The Criterion Channel & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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32. Seabiscuit

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7.3/10
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78/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Drama, History

What it's about: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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33. Hud

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7.8/10
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78/100
Released: 1963
Drama

What it's about: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes too aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat, but, he explains, "I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner."

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Epix & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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34. Wake in Fright

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7.7/10
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78/100
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 (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & ConTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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35. Death on the Nile

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7.3/10
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77/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Crime, Drama

What it's about: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV).

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36. Joe

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6.9/10
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77/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama, Crime

What it's about: The rough-hewn boss of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member of his team from an abusive father.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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37. Mesrine: Killer Instinct

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7.5/10
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77/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

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 & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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38. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

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7.2/10
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77/100
Released: 1970Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: While walking home one evening, Sam Dalmas, an American writer living in Rome, witnesses a violent struggle between a young woman and a black-coated figure in an art gallery. Dalmas attempts to intervene but is caught between the gallery's electronically operated glass doors, leaving the woman bleeding from knife wounds. Questioned by the police, the shocked author attempts to recall every detail regarding the incident. Convinced that there is an aspect of the crime he cannot recall, Dalmas begins his own investigation - putting himself and his girlfriend Giulia in line as the killer's potential victims...

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV) & stream on a subscription service (Fandor & ConTV).

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39. The Phantom of the Opera

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7.6/10
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77/100
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, Epix, Kanopy & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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40. A Street Cat Named Bob

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7.4/10
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77/100
Released: 2016
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla, Kanopy & Up Faith Family) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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41. To Die For

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6.8/10
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76/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Suzanne Stone wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with relentless focus, she is forced to destroy anything and anyone that may stand in her way, regardless of the ultimate cost or means necessary.

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

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42. The Parallax View

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7.1/10
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76/100
Released: 1974Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.

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

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43. Breakthrough

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6.2/10
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75/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG
Drama, Biography

What it's about: Tragedy strikes when a woman named Joyce's son falls through the ice on a frozen lake and is trapped underwater for over 15 minutes. After being rushed to the hospital, the 14-year-old boy continues to fight for his life as Joyce, her husband and their pastor stay by his bedside and pray for a miracle.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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44. Love, Rosie

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7.2/10
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75/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie and Alex have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different directions. As each navigates the complexities of life, love, and everything in between, they always find their way back to each other - but is it just friendship, or something more?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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45. The Incredible Shrinking Man

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7.6/10
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75/100
Released: 1957Rated: PG
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: While on a boating trip, Scott Carey is exposed to a radioactive cloud. Nothing seems amiss at first, but several months later Scott realizes that he's shrunk in height by several inches. He sees a doctor, who admits that he's baffled. As Scott continues to shrink, decreasing to three feet tall, he becomes bitter, and lashes out at his wife, Louise. He begins to fear a cure will never be found -- since even as he becomes a national sensation, he's still shrinking.

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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46. Girl with a Pearl Earring

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6.9/10
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75/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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47. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

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6.8/10
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74/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: In a world plagued by demons who cause great human suffering, young demon hunter Xuan Zang risks his all to conquer a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong.

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

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48. Catch-22

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 1970Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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49. Sabotage

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 1937
Thriller, Crime

What it's about: Karl Anton Verloc and his wife own a small cinema in a quiet London suburb where they live seemingly happily. But Mrs. Verloc does not know that her husband has a secret that will affect their relationship and threaten her teenage brother's life…

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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50. The Running Man

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6.7/10
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74/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and U.S. society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.

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

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