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The Best Based On True Story Movies and TV Shows on Peacock Premium

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 Peacock Premium.

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1. Apollo 13

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7.6/10
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77/100
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 popular subscription service (Peacock Premium) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Erin Brockovich

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7.3/10
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74/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. She starts investigating and soon exposes a monumental cover-up.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Peacock Premium) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. American Gangster

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76/100
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 stream on a popular subscription service (Peacock Premium), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Public Enemies

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72/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

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

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5. Seabiscuit

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69/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

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

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6. The Vow

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70/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing relationship with her parents, or the ending of her relationship with her ex-fiance. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage.

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

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