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

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 TVision.

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1. 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way

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58/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
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: 57 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+ & 1 other). 40 episodes (69%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TLC). 56 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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2. Magnificent Century

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Year: 2011-2021Seasons: 5
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and his wife Hürrem Sultan, a slave girl who became a Sultan.

Where to Watch: 19 episodes (14%) are available to stream on a subscription service (TVision).

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3. 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: 50 episodes (61%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, Discovery+ & TVision). 45 episodes (55%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TLC). 74 episodes (90%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Flight

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Released: 2012Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Paramount+, Epix & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Evil Lives Here

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Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 10
Biography, Crime

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: 117 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+ & 2 others). 96 episodes (79%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Investigation Discovery). 100 episodes (83%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Braxton Family Values

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

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: 7 episodes (5%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & TVision). 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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7. Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer

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Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 4
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer is a live action, half-hour television program that will take viewers on an incredible journey to the wildest points of the globe, uncovering the connection between the environment, wildlife and human beings of exotic locales. The show's host, meteorologist Dylan Dreyer, will reveal a new destination each week, ranging from Africa to Indochina and the Middle East, as well as many untamed islands around the world. Audiences will come face-to-face with fascinating native animals - some cute, some dangerous - while learning amazing facts about nature and wildlife. "Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer" gives audiences a captivating look at the symbiosis between all living things, in the most larger-than-life places on Earth.

Where to Watch: 92 episodes (89%) are available to watch free online (Peacock & NBC). 86 episodes (83%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, fuboTV & TVision).

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8. The Pursuit of Happyness

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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 (TVision) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Beyond the Blackboard

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Released: 2011Rated: PG
Family, Drama

What it's about: Inspired by a true story, “Beyond the Blackboard” is about a 24-year-old first-time teacher who makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter’s makeshift classroom. Set in 1987 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this movie tells the story a brand-new teacher and Mom who is given a tougher than expected teaching job and winds up teaching homeless children in a school that is housed in a room and called, literally, The School with No Name. She has some personal prejudicial hurdles to cross before she is able to be a true teacher for these children and of course there are hurdles like the lack of books and supplies.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hallmark Movies Now & 1 other), stream on a TV everywhere service (Hallmark) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. The Sea Wolves

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Released: 1980Rated: PG
Action & Adventure

What it's about: This true story follows the exploits of a top-secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart (Roger Moore). Since the ships are in neutral territory the British Military command, while encouraging the scheme, must deny any knowledge of it if it fails. Pugh and Stewart enlist the aid of retired officer Col. Bill Grice (David Niven) and some of his former soldiers. On the pretext of being on a fishing expedition, these seemingly drunken old men in civilian clothing must board and destroy 3 Nazi ships, whose radio transmissions have resulted in Nazi submarines sinking allied ships. While Stewart arranges a diversion onshore, Pugh and Grice carry out the dangerous raid on and destruction of the Nazi ships.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (TVision) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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