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

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 FX.

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1. The Wolf of Wall Street

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8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo79%
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92/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

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

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2. Hidden Figures

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7.8/10
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90/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG
Drama, Biography

What it's about: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. The Revenant

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8.0/10
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89/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

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

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4. American Hustle

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7.2/10
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84/100
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 stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. Lone Survivor

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7.5/10
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83/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

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

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6. Deepwater Horizon

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7.1/10
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83/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

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

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7. Everest

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7.1/10
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80/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

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

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8. Eddie the Eagle

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7.4/10
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80/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: The feel-good story of Michael 'Eddie' Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself—even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

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

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9. Unbroken

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7.2/10
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78/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

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

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10. Joy

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6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo60%
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73/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.49 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).