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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. Almost Famous

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7.9/10
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91/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and lead singer Jeff Bebe.

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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2. I, Tonya

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88/100
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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. American Gangster

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88/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Partly based on a true story.

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

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4. Instant Family

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7.3/10
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85/100
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), 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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5. Hotel Mumbai

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83/100
Released: 2019Rated: 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 & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Detroit

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81/100
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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. A Taxi Driver

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80/100
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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. The Way Back

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80/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film details their perilous & uncertain journey to freedom, as they cross deserts, mountains, & 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 $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Stronger

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80/100
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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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10. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

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79/100
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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. Pawn Sacrifice

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76/100
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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. Anthropoid

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76/100
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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13. 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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. Denial

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6.7/10
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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 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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15. The Glass Castle

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73/100
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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. 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), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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17. 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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. The Frozen Ground

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70/100
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 $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. 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 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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20. The Kid

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64/100
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), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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21. Renoir

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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 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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22. Nina

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44/100
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 (Prime Video, Hulu & Urban Movie Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).