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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. GoodFellas

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8.7/10
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97/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

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

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2. The Conjuring

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7.5/10
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88/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

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

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3. Rocketman

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7.3/10
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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 $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Escape from Alcatraz

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7.6/10
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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).

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6. Fighting with My Family

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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).

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7. Instant Family

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7.3/10
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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).

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8. The Patriot

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83/100
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 popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu, fuboTV & 1 other), stream on a TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Hotel Mumbai

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82/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

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

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10. A Taxi Driver

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81/100
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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. Detroit

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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 $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. The Way Back

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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).

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13. Charlie Wilson's War

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7.0/10
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78/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Drama, Biography

What it's about: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

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

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14. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

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7.1/10
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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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. The 12th Man

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7.4/10
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78/100
Released: 2017
Drama, History

What it's about: After a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, a Norwegian resistance fighter finds himself fleeing the Gestapo through the snowbound reaches of Scandinavia.

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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16. 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 $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Denial

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75/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

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

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18. Borg vs McEnroe

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75/100
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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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19. Fair Game

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6.8/10
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73/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, Then Valerie's secret work and identity is leaked to the press. With her cover blown and other people endangered, Valerie's career and personal life begin to unravel.

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

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20. Pawn Sacrifice

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73/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.

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

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21. Operation Finale

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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 & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. The Frozen Ground

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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).

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23. 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 $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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24. Walking Tall

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70/100
Released: 1973Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Buford Pusser's a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father. But he is shocked to discover all sorts of graft and corruption going on. And when he is a victim of it and decides to strike back by running against the corrupt sheriff. And he wins and wages his own little war against them

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Epix), 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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25. The 33

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68/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.

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

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26. The Time That Remains

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7.1/10
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68/100
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 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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27. The Prodigy

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64/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A mother concerned about her young son's disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.

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 $9.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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28. The Kid

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61/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Drama, Biography

What it's about: New Mexico Territory, 1880. Rio Cutler and his older sister Sara must abandon their home after an unfortunate event happens. In their desperate flee to Santa Fe, they cross paths with the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid and his gang, who are ruthlessly pursued by a posse led by Sheriff Pat Garret.

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 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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29. The Girl King

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Released: 2015
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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30. Vita & Virginia

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Released: 2019
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Socialite Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf run in different circles in 1920s London. Despite the odds, the magnetic Vita and the beguiling Virginia forge an unconventional affair, set against the backdrop of their own strikingly contemporary marriages; which inspired one of Woolf's most iconic novels, 'Orlando'.

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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31. Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story

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48/100
Released: 2019
Drama, Biography

What it's about: When a teenager reveals that she is gay to her devout Mormon parents, they decide to send her to a conversion therapy home in Utah.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Lifetime Movie Club) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Prime Video, Microsoft & Vudu).

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32. Nina

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46/100
Released: 2016
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Urban Movie Channel) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).