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

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 Fandor.

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1. Torremolinos 73

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6.6/10
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62/100
Released: 2003
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.

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

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2. The Idol

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6.7/10
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59/100
Released: 2015
Comedy, Documentary

What it's about: Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol."

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

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3. Burning Bush

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58/100
Released: 2013
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Burning Bush is a three-part mini-series created for HBO by world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland. Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1969. Dagmar Buresová, a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Jan's family in a trial against the communist government, a regime which tried to dishonour Palach's sacrifice, a heroic action for the freedom of Czechoslovakia.

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

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4. The Red Baron

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45/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men. As fighter pilots, they become cult heroes for the soldiers on the battlefields. Marked by sportsmanlike conduct, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of honour. Before long he begins to understand that his hero status is deceptive. His love for Kate, a nurse, opens his eyes to the brutality of war.

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

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5. Captive

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6.0/10
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35/100
Released: 2012
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A dozen foreigners are kidnapped by a terrorist group in the Philippines.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, IndieFlix & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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6. Blood Country

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31/100
Released: 1971
Documentary

What it's about: A true story of murder, injustice and disorder in Mississippi following the Civil War, based on the short story "The Outlaw, the Sheriff, and the Governor" by Robert E. Jones.

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