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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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. The Revenant

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8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo79%
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90/100
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 popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. The Fault in Our Stars

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7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo81%
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86/100
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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4. Lone Survivor

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7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
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85/100
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 $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. The Maze Runner

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

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6. Spectre

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6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo63%
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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 & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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7. Unbroken

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo51%
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78/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

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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8. Goosebumps

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6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo78%
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77/100
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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9. Night at the Museum

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6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo42%
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75/100
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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10. A Dog's Purpose

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7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo35%
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74/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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11. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

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6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo46%
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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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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12. The Longest Ride

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7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo31%
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73/100
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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13. The Water Horse

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6.4/10
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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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

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4.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo18%
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51/100
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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).