Account IconLogin|Sign Up
netflix
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
disney_plus
hbo
& more all in one place. Totally free to use!
Based On True Story
arrow
AllAction & AdventureAnimationAnimeBiographyChildrenComedyCrimeCultDocumentaryDramaFamilyFantasyFoodHistoryHorrorIndependentLGBTQMusicalMysteryRomanceScience-FictionSportStand-up & TalkThrillerTravelAbout AfricaAdaptationAlienAnimalApocalypseBaseballBased on BooksBased On True StoryBollywoodBoxingBritish HumourCarCartoonChristmasClassicCollegeComic BookComing of AgeDanceDark ComedyDatingDisasterDisneyDoctorDogDrugDystopiaEgyptEscapeFashionFeel-goodFemale DirectorFightingFriendshipFuturisticGangGangsterGeniusGhostGolfGreeceGymnasticsHeroismHigh SchoolHolidayHuntingImaginationJungleKidnappingMagicMartial ArtsMatureMedievalMilitaryMonsterMusicNew YorkParisParodyPetPolicePoliticalPrincessPrisonPsychologyRacingReligionRevengeRiverRobotRomeRoyaltyScienceSerial KillerShortSingingSpaceSportsSpySuperheroSupernaturalSurvivalSuspenseTankTeacherTechnologyTeenTime TravelToyTwinsVampireVideo GamesWarWorld War IIWrestlingZombie
arrowarrow
Movies
arrow
Movies & TV ShowsMoviesTV Shows
Get recommendations and notifications when movies & shows come to your streaming services.
On
Prime Video
arrow
Every Service
Every Service
Free Services
Free Services
Your Services
Your Services
Netflix
Netflix
Hulu
Hulu
Prime Video
Prime Video
Disney+
Disney+
HBO MAX
HBO MAX
HBO
HBO
Apple TV+
Apple TV+
fuboTV
fuboTV
Showtime
Showtime
Starz
Starz
CBS All Access
CBS All Access
Epix
Epix
AMC Premiere
AMC Premiere
Kanopy
Kanopy
The Criterion Channel
The Criterion Channel
Cinemax
Cinemax
Fandor
Fandor
AcornTV
AcornTV
Hallmark Movies Now
Hallmark Movies Now
BET+
BET+
Shudder
Shudder
YouTube Premium
YouTube Premium
AMC
AMC
FX
FX
Lifetime
Lifetime
TBS
TBS
TNT
TNT
TCM
TCM
arrowarrow
Want to Select more than one service? Add your services to your free Reelgood account to see everything you can watch!

The Best Based On True Story Movies on Prime Video

Finding a good Based On True Story movie 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 of all time streaming on Prime Video.

VIEW: best
backdrop
netflix
amazon_prime

1. The Pianist

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo95%
Reelgood Logo
96/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

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

backdrop
amazon_prime
shoutfactorytv

2. Downfall

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo90%
Reelgood Logo
91/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Biography, 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 popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
amazon_prime
watch_tcm
fubo_tv

3. The Great Escape

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo94%
Reelgood Logo
91/100
Released: 1963
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.

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

backdrop
free
amazon_prime

4. The Big Sick

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo98%
Reelgood Logo
88/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Comedy, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
epix

5. Rocketman

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo89%
Reelgood Logo
87/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
LGBTQ, Drama

What it's about: The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

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

backdrop
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
epix

6. Escape from Alcatraz

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo96%
Reelgood Logo
86/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud, was only broken once - by three men never heard of again.

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

backdrop
netflix
amazon_prime
kanopy

7. The Disaster Artist

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo91%
Reelgood Logo
86/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.

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

backdrop
amazon_prime

8. Apocalypto

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo66%
Reelgood Logo
85/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

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 stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

backdrop
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
epix

9. Fighting with My Family

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo93%
Reelgood Logo
84/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige's journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
epix

10. Instant Family

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo81%
Reelgood Logo
84/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $7.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
amazon_prime

11. Mississippi Burning

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo83%
Reelgood Logo
84/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his partner, a former sheriff.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

backdrop
amazon_prime

12. Chak De! India

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo94%
Reelgood Logo
83/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG
Drama, Family

What it's about: Chak De! India follows a team of rag-tag girls with their own agenda who form Team India competing for international fame in field hockey. Their coach, the ex-men's Indian National team captain, returns from a life of shame after being unjustly accused of match fixing in his last match. Can he give the girls the motivation required to win, while dealing with the shadows of his own past?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

backdrop
amazon_prime

13. Pride

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo91%
Reelgood Logo
83/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: Set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

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

backdrop
free
amazon_prime

14. Capote

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo90%
Reelgood Logo
83/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime

15. Black Book

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
Reelgood Logo
82/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

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

backdrop
free
netflix
amazon_prime
+ 1

16. Freedom Writers

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo70%
Reelgood Logo
81/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Biography, Crime

What it's about: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
+ 1

17. The Way Back

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo74%
Reelgood Logo
80/100
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), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & AcornTV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime

18. The Proposition

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo86%
Reelgood Logo
80/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns and gives him 9 days to kill his older dangerous psychopathic brother, or else they'll hang his younger mentally slow brother on Christmas Day.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix, Tubi & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime

19. King of Devil's Island

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo94%
Reelgood Logo
80/100
Released: 2010
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, determined to escape from the island. After a tragic incident, he ends up leading the boys in a violent uprising. When the boys manage to take over the island, 150 soldiers are sent in to restore order.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
amazon_prime

20. Beautiful Boy

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo69%
Reelgood Logo
79/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, Biography

What it's about: After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

backdrop
hbo_max
amazon_prime
kanopy

21. Reds

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo89%
Reelgood Logo
78/100
Released: 1981Rated: PG
Drama, Biography

What it's about: An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed (1887-1920), who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the American working class, and his troubled romantic relationship with the writer Louise Bryant (1885-1936).

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

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
kanopy

22. Bernie

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo88%
Reelgood Logo
78/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself from her grasp.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix, Tubi & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

backdrop
amazon_prime

23. The Lost City of Z

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo87%
Reelgood Logo
78/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Biography

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) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

poster
free
amazon_prime
epix

24. Soldier's Girl

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo88%
Reelgood Logo
78/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Crime, LGBTQ

What it's about: This true story, which takes place in Fort Campbell, KY, tells the heart-wrenching story of the life and tragic death of soldier Barry Winchell. His love for Calpernia Addams, a beautiful transgendered nightclub performer, was misunderstood by his fellow soldiers and eventually led to his brutal death.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

backdrop
amazon_prime

25. A Bridge Too Far

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo64%
Reelgood Logo
77/100
Released: 1977Rated: PG
Drama, History

What it's about: Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.

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

backdrop
amazon_prime
kanopy

26. A Prayer Before Dawn

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo92%
Reelgood Logo
76/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The true story of Billy Moore, an English boxer incarcerated in Thailand's most notorious prison. Thrown into a world of drugs and violence, he finds his best chance to escape is to fight his way out in Muay Thai tournaments.

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

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
kanopy

27. The King's Choice

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo84%
Reelgood Logo
75/100
Released: 2016
Biography, 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 & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
netflix
amazon_prime
cbs_all_access
+ 1

28. The Duchess

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo62%
Reelgood Logo
74/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, CBS All Access & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

backdrop
amazon_prime

29. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo76%
Reelgood Logo
74/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

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

backdrop
amazon_prime
kanopy

30. Sweet Country

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo96%
Reelgood Logo
74/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: It’s 1929 on the vast, desert-like, Eastern Arrernte Nation lands that are now known as the Central Australian outback. Sam Kelly, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith. After an ill-tempered bully arrives in town and Kelly kills him in self-defence, he and his wife go on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
shoutfactorytv

31. You Only Live Once

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
73/100
Released: 1937
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Based partially on the story of Bonnie and Clyde, Eddie Taylor is an ex-convict who cannot get a break after being released from prison. When he is framed for murder, Taylor is forced to flee with his wife Joan Graham and baby. While escaping prison after being sentenced to death, Taylor becomes a real murderer, condemning himself and Joan to a life of crime and death on the road.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
amazon_prime
kanopy

32. Breathe

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo68%
Reelgood Logo
73/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.

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

backdrop
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
epix

33. Operation Finale

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo60%
Reelgood Logo
73/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Drama, History

What it's about: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
amazon_prime

34. Why We Fight

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo78%
Reelgood Logo
73/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Documentary, History

What it's about: Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

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

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
kanopy

35. My Friend Dahmer

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo87%
Reelgood Logo
73/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, Biography

What it's about: Jeffrey Dahmer struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy. During his teenage years he slowly transforms, edging closer to the serial killer he was to become.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
amazon_prime

36. Agora

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo53%
Reelgood Logo
73/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.

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

backdrop
amazon_prime

37. Battle of Britain

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo67%
Reelgood Logo
72/100
Released: 1969Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime

38. Kill the Irishman

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo62%
Reelgood Logo
72/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, Kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime

39. An American Crime

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo38%
Reelgood Logo
72/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Biography, Independent

What it's about: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix, Tubi & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
amazon_prime

40. Beneath Hill 60

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo86%
Reelgood Logo
72/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: The true story of Australia's cat-and-mouse underground mine warfare—one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mystifying conflicts of WW I. It was secret struggle BENEATH the Western Front that combined daring engineering, technology and science. Few on the surface knew of the brave, claustrophobic and sometimes barbaric work of these tunnellers.

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

backdrop
amazon_prime

41. Danger Close

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo71%
Reelgood Logo
72/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Vietnam War, 1966. Australia and New Zealand send troops to support the United States and South Vietnamese in their fight against the communist North. Soldiers are very young men, recruits and volunteers who have never been involved in a combat. On August 18th, members of Delta Company will face the true horror of a ruthless battle among the trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tân. They are barely a hundred. The enemy is a human wave ready to destroy them.

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

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
trib

42. The Flowers of War

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo41%
Reelgood Logo
71/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Drama, History

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 & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
epix

43. The Frozen Ground

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo61%
Reelgood Logo
71/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

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

backdrop
amazon_prime

44. 10 Rillington Place

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo58%
Reelgood Logo
71/100
Released: 1971Rated: PG
Biography, Cult

What it's about: The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the titular terraced house, and the miscarriage of justice involving Timothy Evans.

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

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
cbs_all_access

45. Angela's Ashes

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo52%
Reelgood Logo
70/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
cbs_all_access

46. World Trade Center

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo67%
Reelgood Logo
70/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Drama, History

What it's about: On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle & PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

poster
amazon_prime

47. The Boys of St. Vincent

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
70/100
Released: 1992
Drama

What it's about: The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage, run by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
free
hbo_max
amazon_prime
+ 3

48. The Private Life of Henry VIII

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
69/100
Released: 1933
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: Renowned for his excess, King Henry VIII goes through a series of wives during his rule. With Anne Boleyn, his second wife, executed on charges of treason, King Henry weds maid Jane Seymour, but that marriage also ends in tragedy. Not one to be single for long, the king picks German-born Anne of Cleves as his bride, but their union lasts only months before an annulment is granted, and King Henry continues his string of spouses.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Prime Video, Epix & 2 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
amazon_prime

49. To End All Wars