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The Best Based on Books Movies on TVision

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 TVision.

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1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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7.6/10
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83/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (TVision) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

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2. The Town

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7.5/10
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93/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their burgeoning relationship threatens to unveil the identities of Doug and his crew to the FBI Agent who is on their case.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & TVision) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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3. Crazy Rich Asians

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6.9/10
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76/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

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4. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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79/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is marching on Erebor, fueled by the rise of the dark lord Sauron. Dwarves, elves and men must unite, and the hope for Middle-Earth falls into Bilbo's hands.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & TVision) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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5. The Wizard of Oz

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Released: 1939Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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81/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Peacock Premium & TVision) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

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7. The Great Gatsby

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7.2/10
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77/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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8. Fifty Shades of Grey

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65/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Romance, Drama

What it's about: When college senior Anastasia Steele steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, finds himself strangely drawn to Ana, and she to him. Though sexually inexperienced, Ana plunges headlong into an affair -- and learns that Christian's true sexual proclivities push the boundaries of pain and pleasure.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Peacock Premium & TVision) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Paddington

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7.2/10
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73/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG
Family, Comedy

What it's about: A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a new home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Paddington 2

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Released: 2017Rated: PG
Family, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Paddington, now happily settled with the Browns, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy, but it is stolen.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

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11. Wonder

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Released: 2017Rated: PG
Family, Drama

What it's about: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

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

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12. Smallfoot

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Released: 2018Rated: PG
Animation, Family

What it's about: A bright young yeti finds something he thought didn't exist—a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (TVision) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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13. Cell

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59/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ensuing chaos after.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (TVision) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. The Host

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Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires, and a host of other creatures. Clary and her companions must find and protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother's future.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (TVision) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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16. The Mothman Prophecies

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Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.

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

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17. David Copperfield

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56/100
Released: 1935
Action & Adventure, Romance

What it's about: Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphaned boy's fight for happiness and the colorful characters who help and hinder him.

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

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18. The Valley of Decision

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Released: 1945
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Mary Rafferty comes from a poor family of steel mill workers in 19th Century Pittsburgh. Her family objects when she goes to work as a maid for the wealthy Scott family which controls the mill. Mary catches the attention of handsome scion Paul Scott, but their romance is complicated by Paul's engagement to someone else and a bitter strike among the mill workers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (TVision).

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19. A Christmas Carol

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59/100
Released: 1938
Fantasy, Drama

What it's about: Classic Charles Dickens holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the miser's miser who has a huge change of heart after spirits whisk him into the past, present, and future.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (TVision) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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20. A Tale of Two Cities

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74/100
Released: 1935
Romance, Drama

What it's about: The exciting story of Dr. Manette, who escapes the horrors of the infamous Bastille prison in Paris. The action switches between London and Paris on the eve of the revolution where we witness 'the best of times and the worst of times' - love, hope, the uncaring French Aristocrats and the terror of a revolutionary citizen's army intent on exacting revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (TVision) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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21. Peyton Place

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Released: 1957
Romance, Drama

What it's about: In the outwardly respectable New England community of Peyton Place, shopkeeper Constance McKenzie tries to make up for a past indiscretion -- which resulted in her illegitimate daughter Allison -- by adopting a chaste, prudish attitude towards all things sexual. In spite of herself, Constance can't help but be attracted to handsome new teacher Michael Rossi. Meanwhile, the restless Allison, who'd like to be as footloose and fancy-free as the town's "fast girl" Betty Anderson, falls sincerely in love with mixed-up mama's boy Norman Page.

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

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22. A Christmas Carol

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Released: 1999Rated: PG
Fantasy, Drama

What it's about: Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840s London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Will Scrooge reform his ways in time to celebrate Christmas?

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

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23. Secret of Giving

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Released: 1999Rated: PG
Family, Drama

What it's about: As Christmas approaches, a single mother (played by Reba McEntire) struggles to raise her son and keep up the payments on her Oregon ranch, which is difficult since she's heavily in debt. But she's a tough cookie, and proves that a steadfast attitude and an open heart go a long way in surviving the cold hearts and greed of the Scrooges around her.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (TVision) & stream on a TV everywhere service (Hallmark).

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24. The Valley of Light

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Released: 2007Rated: PG
Romance, Drama

What it's about: The Valley of Light is a beautifully-filmed, sentimental movie of a young man's quest to make sense of his experiences and find new meaning in life. While this film deals with weighty material such as the suicide of Eleanor's husband and Mathew's untimely death, the content is handled with reverence and sensitivity. Parents can feel confident in sharing this and many other Hallmark films with their families.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hallmark Movies Now & 1 other), stream on a TV everywhere service (Hallmark) & rent or buy from $7.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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25. Enchanted Island

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4.8/10
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37/100
Released: 1958
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: An adaptation of Herman Melville's Typee.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (TVision).

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