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

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 Hoopla.

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1. American Experience

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8.6/10
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64/100
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). 53 episodes (13%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla). 72 episodes (18%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. NOVA

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8.7/10
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66/100
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). 211 episodes (24%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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3. The Men Who Built America

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8.6/10
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68/100
Year: 2012-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Biography, Documentary

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: 4 episodes (27%) are available to watch free online (History). 11 episodes (73%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, Hoopla & 1 other). 8 episodes (53%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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4. Apocalypto

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7.8/10
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81/100
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, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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5. I, Claudius

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8.8/10
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75/100
Year: 1976-2021Seasons: 1
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Acclaimed blackly comic historical drama series. Set amidst a web of power, corruption and lies, it chronicles the reigns of the Roman emperors - Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and finally Claudius.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (92%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & AcornTV). 12 episodes (92%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. Hotel Rwanda

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8.1/10
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82/100
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 & Peacock), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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7. The Help

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8.0/10
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83/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.

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

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8. Finding Your Roots

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

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 $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. The Lost City of Z

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74/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.

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

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10. The Way Back

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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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11. Black Hawk Down

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80/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

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

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12. Charles II: The Power and The Passion

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7.5/10
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53/100
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 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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13. Ip Man

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8.0/10
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80/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.

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

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14. Raging Bull

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81/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

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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15. Elizabeth R

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52/100
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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16. Fleming

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58/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Romance, Thriller

What it's about: Set at the outbreak of WWII – mischievous playboy Ian Fleming is untroubled by the specter of impending war – chasing women, collecting rare books and living off his family fortune. Forever in the shadow of his brother Peter, and an eternal disappointment to his formidable mother Eve, Fleming dreams of becoming the ‘ultimate’ man – a hero, a lover, a brute and the one who always gets the girl. He is finally given some direction in his life when he’s recruited by the Director of Naval Intelligence to help in the effort against the Nazis. Suddenly, Fleming finds his chance to shine and prove his worth.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Monster

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75/100
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 & 3 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. Code of a Killer

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51/100
Year: 2015-2021Seasons: 1
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Based on the extraordinary true story of Alec Jeffreys' discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its first use by Detective Chief Superintendent David Baker in catching a double murderer.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & AcornTV). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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19. The Passion of the Christ

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76/100
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 & Vudu), 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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20. Monsters Among Us

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7.3/10
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38/100
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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21. Garrow's Law

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8.3/10
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49/100
Year: 2009-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Drama, Biography

What it's about: The true tale of pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (33%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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22. Nixon

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69/100
Released: 1996
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A look at President Richard M. Nixon—a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within—spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his Presidency.

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

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23. The Queen

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73/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an overt display of mourning.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Paramount+, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. Bronson

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7.1/10
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73/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. Rescue Dawn

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7.3/10
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73/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (YouTube), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime & Hoopla), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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26. Downfall

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8.2/10
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79/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his generals and advisers to fight to the last man. When the end finally does come, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.

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

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27. NASA: A Journey Through Space

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5.4/10
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26/100
Year: 2016-2021Seasons: 1
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: This exciting documentary series takes you on the incredible journey of the past, present and future of NASA that shaped the 20th Century and will boldly go further in the 21st Century and beyond!

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 7 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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28. Ip Man 2

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74/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong. Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the troubled youth of Hong Kong. His growing reputation soon brings challenges from powerful enemies, including pre-eminent Hung Gar master, Hung Quan.

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

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29. Ip Man 3

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7.1/10
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71/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

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

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30. The Flowers of War

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72/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $5.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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31. The Infiltrator

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73/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A U.S Customs official uncovers a massive money laundering scheme involving Pablo Escobar.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & Crackle), 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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32. Colonia

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7.1/10
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71/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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33. The Bling Ring

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66/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track the whereabouts of famous celebrities, then rob their homes of riches.

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

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34. The Devil You Know

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58/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Documentary

What it's about: A journalist races to learn the truth when human remains are found in the home of self-proclaimed Satanist "Pazuzu".

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (36%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 11 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo & Hoopla). 11 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Viceland). 11 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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35. Manhunt

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72/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Crime, Biography

What it's about: The true story of London Metropolitan police detective Colin Sutton's manhunt for serial killer Levi Bellfield.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Hoopla & AcornTV). 3 episodes (33%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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36. I Am the Night

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7.0/10
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68/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother, begins to investigate the secrets to her past, following a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist connected to the legendary Black Dahlia murder.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Hoopla). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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37. Machine Gun Preacher

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6.8/10
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69/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.

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

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38. The Painted Veil

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7.5/10
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71/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

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

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39. The King's Choice

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7.1/10
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65/100
Released: 2016
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: On 9 April 1940, German soldiers arrive in the city of Oslo. The King of Norway faces a choice that will change his country forever. The King's Choice is a story about the three most dramatic days in Norway's history, the royal family's escape and King Haakon's difficult choice after Nazi Germany's invasion of Norway.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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40. Syriana

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6.9/10
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70/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy analyst, experiences both personal tragedy and opportunity during a visit with Arabian royalty. Meanwhile, veteran CIA agent Bob Barnes uncovers an assassination plot with unsettling origins.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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41. Little Boy Blue

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7.8/10
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58/100
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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42. Rillington Place

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7.1/10
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61/100
Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Thriller

What it's about: A three-part drama about serial killer John Christie and the murders at 10 Rillington Place in the 1940s and early 1950s.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Hoopla & Sundance Now). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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43. Thirteen Days

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7.3/10
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70/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: The story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962—the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missile bases established on the Soviet-allied island of Cuba.

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

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44. My Way

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7.7/10
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66/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Jun-shik, who works for Tatsuo’s grandfather’s farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, dreams about participating in the Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to become a marathon runner, so the two become rivals. But the war breaks out and they both are forced to enlist in the army. Tatsuo becomes the head of defense in Jun-shik’s unit and he devises a scheme but fails. Jun-shik and Tatsuo are held captive by the Soviets. They run away but soon are captured by the Germans and forced to separate. In 1944, they meet again on the shores of Normandy.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV) & stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Hiyah).

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45. Flyboys

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6.5/10
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66/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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46. Hidalgo

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6.7/10
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68/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...

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

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47. Radio

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6.9/10
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66/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz & Hoopla), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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48. Before Night Falls

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7.2/10
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64/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
LGBTQ, Drama

What it's about: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.

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

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49. Kajaki

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7.1/10
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65/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.

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

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50. Max Manus: Man of War

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7.3/10
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66/100
Released: 2008
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of World War II in Norway until peacetime in 1945.

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

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