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The Best Based on Books Movies on Sundance

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 Sundance.

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1. Silver Linings Playbook

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7.7/10
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82/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Sundance) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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8.0/10
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82/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: 15-year-old freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic senior students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam and her stepbrother Patrick help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie's dreams of becoming a writer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Sundance) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. The Bridges of Madison County

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7.6/10
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72/100
Released: 1995Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.

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

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4. The Running Man

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6.7/10
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70/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.

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

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5. In Country

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5.9/10
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55/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl, and Pete, three other Vietnam vets who, like Emmett, all have problems of one kind or another that relate to their war experiences. Samantha becomes obsessed with finding out about her father.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Sundance) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).