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

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 Philo.

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1. The Pursuit of Happyness

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88/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

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

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2. 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 stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. The Patriot

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Released: 2000Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son.

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

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4. Aftermath

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60/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A fatal plane crash changes the lives of Roman and Jake forever. Roman loses his wife and daughter in the accident, while Jake loses his mind—as he happens to be the air traffic controller who failed to avert the nightmare. Rage and revenge engulfs Roman and Jake finds himself swamped with guilt and regret.

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

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5. Who Do You Think You Are?

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Year: 2010-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 11
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: From roots in the Deep South to the slums of New Jersey, "Who Do You Think You Are?" follows the journeys of some of the most well-known names in American popular culture. Watch as celebrities discover unknown details about themselves and their families while researching their ancestry with the help of historians and genealogical experts.

Where to Watch: 46 episodes (56%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & TVision). 45 episodes (55%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TLC). 70 episodes (85%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Mysteries at the Museum

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57/100
Year: 2010-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 24
Reality, Documentary

What it's about: Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past -- often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped our history. Behind each artifact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed -- tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. Whether a diary from an Arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, iconic museum artifacts help us uncover who we are and what we've become. Each hour of this series will take viewers on a captivating, revealing and at times shocking tour of America's past, revisiting its most crucial events by reexamining what has been left behind. The series casts its net wide, exploring the corners and backrooms of institutions dedicated to a variety of popular and entertaining subjects -- invisible spies, cold-blooded assassins, dinosaurs, the paranormal, the Old West, the Cold War and more. We'll tackle some of history's most enduring mysteries -- both familiar tales and little-known episodes that have never been told before on television.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (Travel). 247 episodes (58%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo & Destination Unknown). 2 episodes (0%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Travel Channel). 320 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Evil Lives Here

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56/100
Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 8
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: The true stories of people who lived with a killer. How well do you really know your family? Would you recognize the warning signs? Or would you become entangled in evil?

Where to Watch: 84 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, True Crime Files & 1 other). 10 episodes (11%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Investigation Discovery). 79 episodes (90%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way

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54/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Reality, Documentary

What it's about: Americans move to a foreign country all in the name of love. Will uprooting their lives in the United States pay off, or will they be packing up and moving back to America brokenhearted?

Where to Watch: 49 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo, fuboTV & 1 other). 17 episodes (34%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TLC). 44 episodes (88%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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9. Braxton Family Values

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Year: 2011-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 8
Reality, Drama

What it's about: Like their famous sister Toni Braxton, Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar were all blessed with the gift of song and shared that gift as a group called "The Braxtons," managed by their mom Evelyn. Now, after battling debilitating illnesses that left her out of the spotlight, Toni Braxton is now fighting her way back to the top. She enlists the help of her sisters, but the drama they bring proves to be too much at times.

Where to Watch: 44 episodes (29%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Philo, fuboTV & 1 other). 12 episodes (8%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (WE). 147 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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10. My Strange Addiction

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Year: 2010-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Reality, Documentary

What it's about: My Strange Addiction is an American documentary television series that premiered on TLC on December 29, 2010. The series focuses on people with unusual compulsive behaviors. These range from eating specific non-food items to ritualistic daily activities to bizarre personal fixations or beliefs.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (40%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Philo). 47 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TLC). 49 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery

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50/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Biography, Crime

What it's about: An examination of the Casey Anthony case. The 22-year-old Florida woman was accused of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. At trial, she was convicted of four lesser charges of providing false information to a police officer, but found not guilty of murder, child abuse and manslaughter.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Philo). 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Investigation Discovery). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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12. The Devil You Know

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44/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Crime, 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: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo).

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13. Fresh Off the Boat

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Year: 2012-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: Fresh Off the Boat is a genre-bending venture into subculture through the lens of food. Raw, wild, and heartfelt, Eddie Huang gets down in the underbellies of cities around the world in search of what's cooking in their back alleys and underground spots. He's hunting rabbits with biker gangs in Oakland, eating seafood and surfing in Taiwan, hitting low-rider BBQs in East LA, and dining on rice and beans with your drug dealer's grandmother in Miami.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (19%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Philo). 18 episodes (33%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Viceland). 18 episodes (33%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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14. Monumental Mysteries

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37/100
Year: 2013-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Biography, History

What it's about: Monumental Mysteries is an American television show currently airing on the Travel Channel. This show tells us stories of unsolved mysteries. The program premiered in 2013 is hosted by Don Wildman.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (60%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo). 39 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Blood on Her Badge

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Released: 2020
Crime

What it's about: Follows the true crime tale of Dee Johnson, a charming and eager young cop.

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

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16. Hitler: The Rise and Fall

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34/100
Year: 2016-2021Seasons: 1
Documentary

What it's about: How did Hitler go from teenage loner to German national hero and Fuhrer? More4 presents the definitive guide to the world's most evil dictator.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo).

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