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The Best Based On True Story Movies and TV Shows on BritBox

Finding a good Based On True Story movie and TV show 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 True Story movies and TV shows of all time streaming on BritBox.

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1. Elizabeth R

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53/100
Year: 1971-2021Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: This historical mini-series documents the reign of Elizabeth I with each episode focusing on one dramatic period in the lengthy reign of the Virgin Queen, including her ascension to the throne, her various marital intrigues, her problems with her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, and the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox & Hoopla).

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2. Charles II: The Power and The Passion

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7.5/10
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51/100
Year: 2003-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Charles II: The Power and the Passion is an award-winning British television mini-series, broadcast on BBC One in 2003, and produced by the BBC in association with the A&E Network in the United States depicting the reign of Charles II.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, BritBox & Hoopla). 4 episodes (67%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Tina & Bobby

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5.8/10
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42/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Romance

What it's about: When England won the World Cup in July 1966 Bobby Moore became a national hero. Swept up by the media frenzy and the nation’s adoration, he and wife Tina were the original ‘golden’ couple.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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4. A Confession

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Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The story of how Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher deliberately breached police procedure and protocol to catch a killer, a decision that ultimately cost him his career and reputation.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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5. Three Girls

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69/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale, for which nine men were convicted and sentenced. The drama explores how these girls were groomed, how they were ignored by the authorities directly responsible for protecting them, and how they eventually made themselves heard.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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6. Little Boy Blue

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Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Based on a true story, this four-part drama tells the story of the murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007. It explores Melanie’s and Steve’s ordeal, and tells of how Rhys’ murderer and associates were eventually brought to justice.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox & Hoopla). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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