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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. Hellraiser

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7.0/10
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71/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

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), 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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2. Cold Skin

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6.0/10
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62/100
Released: 2017
Science-Fiction, Thriller

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 watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. The Howling

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6.6/10
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64/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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4. The Invisible Man

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7.7/10
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67/100
Released: 1933Rated: PG
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Working in Dr. Cranley’s laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley’s daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion’s Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. But the experimental drug has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Bad Moon

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57/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Thriller, 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, Vudu & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. The Ninth Configuration

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60/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. Although Kane's own grasp on sanity is questionable, he manages to engage Cutshaw in a series of thoughtful conversations about science and faith that deeply affect the lives of both men.

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

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7. The Monster Club

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5.9/10
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54/100
Released: 1981
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: A vampire attacks a horror author on the street and then invites him to a nearby club as a gesture of gratitude, which turns out to be a meeting place for assorted creatures of the night. The vampire then regales him with three stories, each interspersed with musical performances at the club.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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8. Tales of Halloween

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5.5/10
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57/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: Ten stories from horror's top directors. Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and the devil delight in terrorizing unsuspecting residents of a suburban neighborhood on Halloween night. This creepy anthology combines classic Halloween tales with the stuff of nightmares.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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9. Let the Corpses Tan

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6.2/10
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53/100
Released: 2017
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Every summer, Luce, an eccentric 50-something painter, spends her time in a small and isolated township, which lies in ruins in southern France, surrounded by guests. This summer, these guests are Max Bernier (an old flame, author and alcoholic), her current squeeze (a lawyer named Bisorgueil), and three friends of his whom she has yet to meet: Rhino, Gros and Alex. After finishing their shopping in town, these three unknowns attack an armored truck and make off with 250 kg of gold. They then return to Luce's place, counting on her to hide them until the end of the summer... But certain events will throw a spanner in the works, and the hamlet will transform itself into a battlefield over the course of a very long and turbulent day.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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10. Frankenstein

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50/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.

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

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11. Full Circle

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Released: 1978Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

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).

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12. The Fifth Cord

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6.6/10
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50/100
Released: 1971
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: A journalist finds himself on the trail of a murderer who's been targeting people around him, while the police are considering him a suspect in their investigation.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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