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The Best Based On True Story Movies on FX

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 FX.

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1. The Wolf of Wall Street

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8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo79%
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90/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Hacksaw Ridge

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8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo85%
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89/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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

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3. Hidden Figures

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7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo93%
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87/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG
Drama, Biography

What it's about: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

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

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4. Straight Outta Compton

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7.9/10
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86/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Biography

What it's about: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

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

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5. American Hustle

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7.2/10
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84/100
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 popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Deepwater Horizon

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7.1/10
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80/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

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

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7. The Walk

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

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

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8. Unbroken

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo51%
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76/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

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

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9. All the Money in the World

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6.8/10
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74/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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10. Free State of Jones

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6.9/10
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68/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Biography, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

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