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The Best Based On True Story Movies and TV Shows on Free Services

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 Free Services.

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1. The Social Network

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7.7/10
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85/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: In 2003, Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site called Facebook with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. Though it turns out to be a successful venture, he severs ties with several people along the way.

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

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2. Genius

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8.3/10
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74/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (14%) are available to watch free online (NatGeo). 28 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 8 episodes (28%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (NatGeo). 28 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Zodiac

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7.7/10
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85/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Paramount+ & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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4. The Big Short

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7.8/10
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85/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PopcornFlix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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5. American Experience

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8.6/10
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65/100
Year: 1988-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 33
Biography, Documentary

What it's about: TV's most-watched history series brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (6%) are available to watch free online (PBS). 51 episodes (12%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla). 74 episodes (18%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. There Will Be Blood

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8.2/10
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86/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview, moves to oil-rich California. Using his son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainview's motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Moneyball

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7.6/10
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83/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & IMDb TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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8. Apocalypto

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7.8/10
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83/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

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

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9. Almost Famous

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83/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band, Stillwater.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & The Roku Channel), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Paramount+ & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Versailles

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7.9/10
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73/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and political maneuvering, revealing Versailles in all its glory and brutality.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (10%) are available to watch free online (Plex). 30 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 30 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. American Gangster

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84/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Partly based on a true story.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. Tut

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7.1/10
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65/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: The story of the Egyptian Pharaoh, one of the most renowned leaders in human history. This ambitious special-event series tells the story of Tut’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisers, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests. “Tut” opens up a fascinating window into a world filled with heart-breaking romance, epic battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy, and even murder — proving his world was not far removed from our own — and that his reign as the youngest Egyptian king played out as a real-life drama for the ages.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (25%) are available to watch free online (Spike). 3 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Apollo 13

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7.6/10
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83/100
Released: 1995Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy.

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

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14. The Pianist

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88/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. October Sky

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79/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG
Family, Drama

What it's about: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. NOVA

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65/100
Year: 1974-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 48
Action & Adventure, Documentary

What it's about: PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA demystifies science and technology, and highlights the people involved in scientific pursuits.

Where to Watch: 30 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (PBS). 22 episodes (3%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla). 212 episodes (24%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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17. The Imitation Game

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87/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Thriller, LGBTQ

What it's about: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & Vudu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. The Defiant Ones

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8.5/10
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76/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Biography, Crime

What it's about: A four-part documentary series that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre -- one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - -- and their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Peacock). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. Gangland Undercover

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63/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Drama, Biography

What it's about: This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the assignment to avoid spending 20 years in prison on drug charges, it eventually evolved into a quest for justice for him. “Gangland Undercover” documents the lives of outlaw bikers, who live in a world in which respect is earned through fear. The series is based on Falco's memoir, “Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws,” and documented historical research of gang rivalries.

Where to Watch: 14 episodes (93%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 6 episodes (40%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 14 episodes (93%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 14 episodes (93%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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20. I Survived...

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55/100
Year: 2008-2021Seasons: 9
Documentary, Reality

What it's about: What would you do if you were confronted with death? What gives someone the strength to survive? Is it luck, chance, instinct? In a stripped-down, simple-yet-cinematic interview style, “I Survived…” allows survivors to explain, in their own words, how they overcame unbelievable circumstances — offering insight into what got them through the experience that changed their lives forever.

Where to Watch: 43 episodes (27%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & The Roku Channel). 6 episodes (4%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 68 episodes (43%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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21. The Men Who Built America

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67/100
Year: 2012-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (20%) are available to watch free online (History). 10 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & History Vault). 10 episodes (67%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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22. American Hustle

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Released: 2013Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.

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

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23. The Haunting Of...

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54/100
Year: 2012-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: "The Haunting Of..." is an original series featuring world-renowned psychic-medium Kim Russo as she gives an exclusive look at celebrities who have had their lives changed by paranormal events. Each one-hour episode of "The Haunting Of..."

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (10%) are available to watch free online (IMDb TV & Lifetime). 7 episodes (8%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & fuboTV). 28 episodes (34%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Lifetime).

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24. Killer Kids

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53/100
Year: 2011-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Biography, Documentary

What it's about: Killer Kids provides an in-depth profile of the lives of kids who kill. What can possibly motivate kids to commit criminal acts and even murder? From hate crimes to gang initiations, murders of family members to occult ceremonies, each case in the series exposes different motives and methods of murders by children.

Where to Watch: 28 episodes (48%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV).

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25. Hotel Rwanda

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8.1/10
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83/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.

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

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26. Lion

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83/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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27. Finding Your Roots

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8.4/10
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57/100
Year: 2012-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 9
History, Biography

What it's about: Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has been helping people discover long-lost relatives hidden for generations within the branches of their family trees. Professor Gates utilizes a team of genealogists to reconstruct the paper trail left behind by our ancestors and the world’s leading geneticists to decode our DNA and help us travel thousands of years into the past to discover the origins of our earliest forebears.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (5%) are available to watch free online (PBS). 29 episodes (38%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 75 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $0.00 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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28. Jesus of Nazareth

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8.5/10
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66/100
Year: 1977-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Dramatizes the birth, life, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus largely according to the Christian Bible's New Testament Gospels.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (50%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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29. Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus

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8.5/10
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66/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: The raucous adventures of some of music’s most legendary artists, as told by those who knew them best. Featuring animated interviews with former bandmates, friends and other erstwhile associates, who share uncensored anecdotes about these artists, brought to life with animated reenactments and woven together with live-action archival performance footage and photos.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (6%) are available to watch free online (The Roku Channel). 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax). 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax). 16 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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30. Rick Steves' Europe

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54/100
Year: 2000-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 11
Documentary

What it's about: Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside.

Where to Watch: 15 episodes (10%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PBS). 48 episodes (33%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Docurama). 130 episodes (88%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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31. I Shouldn't Be Alive

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8.1/10
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57/100
Year: 2005-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 6
Biography, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The show features accounts of individuals and groups caught in dangerous scenarios, presented both through interviews and dramatic reenactments. The main focus is how the survivors survived and the decisions they made that kept them alive.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (33%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 22 episodes (36%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 13 episodes (21%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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32. Lawrence of Arabia

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Released: 1962Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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33. The Founder

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Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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34. The FBI Files

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55/100
Year: 1998-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 8
Drama, History

What it's about: Witness the crime busting techniques and forensic science used by the FBI to break the most baffling cases. From crime scene analysis to the most up-to-date laboratories, FBI agents relentlessly comb through mountains of evidence to narrow their search, ultimately prevailing over the perpetrators and bringing them to justice.

Where to Watch: 127 episodes (98%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, IMDb TV & 1 other). 43 episodes (33%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 38 episodes (29%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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35. Autopsy: The Last Hours of...

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53/100
Year: 2014-2021Seasons: 10
Biography, Documentary

What it's about: Revealing the truth behind the controversial deaths of some of the most famous celebrities. Crucial medical evidence gained from the actual autopsies explains what killed the stars and reveals how they died, finally putting an end to the speculation.

Where to Watch: 54 episodes (41%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV).

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36. The Hurt Locker

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7.5/10
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81/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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37. Escape From Alcatraz

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7.6/10
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78/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: San Francisco Bay, January 18, 1960. Frank Lee Morris is transferred to Alcatraz, a maximum security prison located on a rocky island. Although no one has ever managed to escape from there, Frank and other inmates begin to carefully prepare an escape plan.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Paramount+ & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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38. 50/50

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7.6/10
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80/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, IMDb TV & The Roku Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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39. Lillie

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8.1/10
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52/100
Year: 1978-2021Seasons: 1
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The Rise and Fall of a Professional Beauty. It was the affair that shook Victorian society to its core. He was the Prince of Wales, the future monarch; she was a professional beauty, who became a royal bedmate. Follow the fascinating life of the Dean of Jersey's daughter from her modest childhood to her emergence as one of the most celebrated beauties of her time. Lillie's liaison with the heir to the throne marked only the beginning of a remarkable, scandalous and daring series of adventures in open defiance of accepted morality imposed by Victorian and Edwardian society.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (IMDb TV & The Roku Channel). 13 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 5 episodes (38%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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40. American Soul

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7.0/10
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50/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Drama

What it's about: The story of entrepreneur Don Cornelius, who developed the Soul Train show, which rose to prominence in the 1970s.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (6%) are available to watch free online (BET). 10 episodes (56%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+ & BET+). 17 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (BET).

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41. The Way Back

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7.3/10
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76/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.

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

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42. Scandal Made Me Famous

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7.4/10
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42/100
Year: 2016-2021Seasons: 3
Biography, Documentary

What it's about: SCANDAL MADE ME FAMOUS is a documentary series that shows the unforgettable stories that turned everyday people into household names - from Casey Anthony and Lorena Bobbitt to Amy Fisher and Tonya Harding. Each hour-long episode unfolds in the storytelling tradition of the fan favorite original series MURDER MADE ME FAMOUS but SCANDAL MADE ME FAMOUS proves you don't have to kill to become a notorious celebrity - you just have to be a part of a killer scandal.

Where to Watch: 15 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi).

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43. Murder Made Me Famous

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7.3/10
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46/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
Crime, Documentary

What it's about: Share personal accounts from victims' family members, jurors, members of law enforcement and journalists involved with each case to gain an intimate perspective and new information.

Where to Watch: 32 episodes (67%) are available to watch free online (Tubi).

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44. Monsters Among Us

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7.3/10
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42/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Biography, Documentary

What it's about: Monsters. Ghosts. Zombies. From horror movies to Halloween, we see the creatures that go bump in the night everywhere, but where did they come from?

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu). 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 7 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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45. The Passion of the Christ

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7.2/10
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77/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A graphic portrayal of the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life.

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

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46. Lord of War

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7.6/10
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80/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators. Finally, he must also face his own conscience.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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47. Monster

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7.3/10
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76/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Crime, LGBTQ

What it's about: An emotionally scarred highway drifter shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her, and ultimately becomes the United States' first female serial killer.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 5 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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48. Spartacus

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7.9/10
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78/100
Released: 1960Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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49. United 93

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7.6/10
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76/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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50. Genius of the Modern World

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7.6/10
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49/100
Year: 2016-2021Seasons: 1
Biography, Documentary

What it's about: Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world - Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 2 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Curiosity Stream).

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