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The Best Based on Books Movies on FX

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 FX.

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1. The Martian

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8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo91%
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93/100
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 popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Lone Survivor

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7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
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84/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

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

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3. World War Z

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7.0/10
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83/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. The Maze Runner

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6.8/10
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81/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.

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

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5. Spectre

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6.8/10
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80/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

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6.3/10
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73/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. The Girl on the Train

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6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo44%
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72/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

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

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8. The Choice

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6.6/10
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68/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.

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

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9. The Mountain Between Us

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6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo39%
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67/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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10. The Water Horse

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6.4/10
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58/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

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

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11. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

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4.3/10
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50/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Children

What it's about: A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.

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