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The Best Based On True Story Movies on Hulu

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 Hulu.

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1. The Pianist

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8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo95%
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94/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw 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 (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. A Beautiful Mind

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8.2/10
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91/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Drama, Biography

What it's about: John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

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

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3. Juno

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7.4/10
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90/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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4. I, Tonya

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7.5/10
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87/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Hotel Mumbai

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7.6/10
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84/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Mumbai, India, November 26, 2008. While several terrorists spread hatred and death through the city, others attack the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe while help arrives.

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

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6. Detroit

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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7. Stronger

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79/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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8. A Taxi Driver

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7.8/10
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79/100
Released: 2017
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German journalist with a hidden agenda, Man-seob takes the job.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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9. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

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78/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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10. Anthropoid

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77/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Biography, History

What it's about: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

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

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11. Borg vs McEnroe

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74/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The Swedish Björn Borg and the American John McEnroe, the best tennis players in the world, maintain a legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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12. Operation Finale

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6.5/10
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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), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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13. The Glass Castle

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72/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.

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

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14. The Ghost and the Darkness

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6.8/10
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72/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington, who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), 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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15. Lords of Chaos

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71/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1990s results in a very violent outcome.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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16. The Frozen Ground

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69/100
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), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. The Time that Remains

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66/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Drama, History

What it's about: An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day. A semi-biographic film, in four chapters, about a family spanning from 1948 until recent times. Combined with intimate memories of each member, the film attempts to portray the daily life of those Palestinians who remained in their land and were labelled "Israeli-Arabs," living as a minority in their own homeland.

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

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18. The Haunting in Connecticut

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5.9/10
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62/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Drama, Horror

What it's about: When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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19. Renoir

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62/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The Côte d’Azur. 1915. In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean has been wounded in action. But when a young girl miraculously enters his world, the old painter is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andrée will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation. Back at the family home to convalesce, Jean too falls under the spell of the new, redheaded star in the Renoir firmament. In their Mediterranean Eden - and in the face of his father's fierce opposition - he falls in love with this wild, untameable spirit... and as he does so, within weak-willed, battle-shaken Jean, a filmmaker begins to grow.

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

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20. The Amityville Horror

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59/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.

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