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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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91/100
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. The Fault in Our Stars

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7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo80%
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85/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. World War Z

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7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo66%
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80/100
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 9 services (iTunes, Google Play & 7 others).

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4. The Maze Runner

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6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo65%
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80/100
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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Goosebumps

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6.3/10
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75/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of bestselling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. When Zach unintentionally unleashes real monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. Night at the Museum

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6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo42%
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74/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.

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 Longest Ride

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7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo31%
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72/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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8. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

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6.3/10
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72/100
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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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9. The Girl on the Train

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6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo45%
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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 $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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10. Spectre

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6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo64%
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71/100
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 & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.49 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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11. Paper Towns

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6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo57%
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69/100
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 (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. The Water Horse

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6.5/10
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59/100
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 subscription service (Netflix), 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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13. A Kind of Murder

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5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo33%
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50/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective, while at the same time lusting after another woman.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).