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The Best Based on Books Movies on Shudder

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 Shudder.

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1. Wake in Fright

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7.7/10
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77/100
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 (PopcornFlix, Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, ConTV & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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2. November

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7.2/10
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73/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: In a Medieval Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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3. The Quiet Earth

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71/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.

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

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4. Creepy

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70/100
Released: 2016
Thriller, Mystery

What it's about: After having narrowly escaped an attempt on his life at the hands of a psychopath, detective inspector Takakura quits active service in the police force and takes up a position as a university lecturer in criminal psychology. But his desire to get to the bottom of criminals’ motives remains, and he does not hesitate long when former colleague Nogami asks him to reopen an old case.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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5. Magic

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69/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Horror, Drama

What it's about: A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax & Shudder), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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6. Cold Skin

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62/100
Released: 2017
Thriller, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A young man who arrives at a remote island finds himself trapped in a battle for his life.

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

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7. Dracula

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59/100
Released: 1974
Horror

What it's about: Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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8. Bad Moon

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57/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Horror

What it's about: One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the last hope for his family's survival... and the end to his Werewolf curse.

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

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9. Kill Your Friends

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51/100
Released: 2015
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: In the late 1990s, a drug-addled nihilist resorts to murder to climb the ladder of the London music industry.

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

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10. Full Circle

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Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).