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The Best Based On True Story Movies on Kanopy

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 Kanopy.

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1. The Disaster Artist

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7.4/10
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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 $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. The Farewell

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7.6/10
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84/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

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

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3. Hotel Mumbai

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7.6/10
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81/100
Released: 2019Rated: 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 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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4. Bernie

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6.8/10
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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).

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5. Mesrine: Killer Instinct

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7.5/10
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77/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns his back on middle class law-abiding and soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Reds

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7.3/10
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77/100
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).

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7. Chaplin

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7.6/10
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77/100
Released: 1992Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, recounting his amazing journey from his poverty-stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention of the Little Tramp.

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

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8. Bloody Sunday

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7.6/10
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77/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.

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

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9. A Prayer Before Dawn

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6.9/10
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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).

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10. Anthropoid

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7.2/10
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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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11. The King's Choice

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7.1/10
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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).

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12. Denial

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6.7/10
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74/100
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 & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Breathe

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7.1/10
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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).

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14. Sweet Country

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6.9/10
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73/100
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 & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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15. Summer 1993

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7.2/10
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73/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Family

What it's about: After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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16. Pawn Sacrifice

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7.0/10
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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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17. In the Realm of the Senses

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73/100
Released: 1976Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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18. Max Manus: Man of War

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7.3/10
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73/100
Released: 2008
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of World War II in Norway until peacetime in 1945.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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19. Compliance

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72/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: On a particularly busy day at a suburban Ohio fast food restaurant, manager Sandra receives a phone call from a police officer saying that an employee has stolen money from a customer…

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix & Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Dox, Monsters Nightmares, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. My Friend Dahmer

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6.2/10
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72/100
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 & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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21. Cyrano, My Love

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7.4/10
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71/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Paris, France, December 1897. The young playwright Edmond Rostand feels like a failure. Inspiration has abandoned him. Married and father of two children, desperate and penniless, he persuades the great actor Constant Coquelin to perform the main role in his new play. But there is a problem: Coquelin wants to premiere it at Christmas and Edmond has not written a single word.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $5.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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22. Lords of Chaos

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70/100
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 & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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23. The Soloist

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70/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

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

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24. The Private Life of Henry VIII

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7.1/10
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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).

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25. Southside with You

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6.3/10
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69/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.

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

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26. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

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7.3/10
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69/100
Released: 1978
Crime, Independent

What it's about: The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.

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

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27. The Music Never Stopped

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7.5/10
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69/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Henry struggles to bond with his estranged son, Gabriel, who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must learn to embrace his son's choices and try to connect with him through music.

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

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28. The Fencer

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7.1/10
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68/100
Released: 2015
Drama, History

What it's about: Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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29. The Honeymoon Killers

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7.0/10
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68/100
Released: 1970Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Martha Beck, an obese nurse who is desperately lonely, joins a "correspondence club" and finds a romantic pen pal in Ray Fernandez. Martha falls hard for Ray, and is intent on sticking with him even when she discovers he's a con man who seduces lonely single women, kills them and then takes their money. She poses as Ray's sister and joins Ray on a wild killing spree, fueled by her lingering concern that Ray will leave her for one of his marks.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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30. 6 Days

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6.2/10
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67/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: London, England, April 1980. Six terrorists assault the Embassy of Iran and take hostages. For six days, tense negotiations are held while the authorities decide whether a military squad should intervene.

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

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31. Mao's Last Dancer

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7.3/10
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66/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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32. The People vs. Fritz Bauer

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7.1/10
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65/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: It is the late 1950s. Flourishing under the economic miracle, Germany grows increasingly apathetic about confronting the horrors of its recent past. Nevertheless, Fritz Bauer doggedly devotes his energies to bringing the Third Reich to justice. One day Bauer receives a letter from Argentina, written by a man who is certain that his daughter is dating the son of Adolph Eichmann. Excited by the promising lead, and mistrustful of a corrupt judiciary system where Nazis still lurk, Bauer journeys to Jerusalem to seek alliance with Mossad, the Israeli secret service. To do so is treason — yet committing treason is the only way Bauer can serve his country.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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33. The Bling Ring

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5.6/10
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65/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use use the Internet to track the whereabouts of famous celebrities, then rob their homes of riches.

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 & 4 others).

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34. Horící ker

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7.9/10
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64/100
Released: 2013
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Burning Bush is a three-part mini-series created for HBO by world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland. Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1969. Dagmar Buresová, a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Jan's family in a trial against the communist government, a regime which tried to dishonour Palach's sacrifice, a heroic action for the freedom of Czechoslovakia.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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35. Oranges and Sunshine

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7.1/10
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63/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.

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

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36. Bride Flight

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7.0/10
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62/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: The story of the women on the KLM flight that won the 1953 Air Race from London to Christchurch, New Zealand.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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37. Little Pink House

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6.4/10
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61/100
Released: 2018
Drama

What it's about: A Connecticut nurse finds herself at the center of a political firestorm and a Supreme Court case centering on eminent domain.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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38. Bridgend

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5.5/10
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61/100
Released: 2015
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Over a 5-year period in Bridgend in Wales, 79 people, many of them teenagers, committed suicide without leaving any clue as to why. This is the starting point for this mysterious social drama.

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 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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39. Renoir

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6.5/10
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60/100
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 watch free online (PopcornFlix & Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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40. Camille Claudel, 1915

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6.5/10
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59/100
Released: 2013
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.

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

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41. Past Life

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6.4/10
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58/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG
Drama, Documentary

What it's about: Two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their father’s former life in Poland during World War II.

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

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42. Augustine

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6.0/10
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57/100
Released: 2012
Drama, History

What it's about: Set in Belle Époque France, the story follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiments in hypnosis, as she transitions from object of study to object of desire.

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

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43. Balloon

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7.5/10
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56/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Thriller, History

What it's about: Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape the GDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to build a new escape balloon. With each passing day the Stasi is closer on their heels – a nerve-wracking race against time begins.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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44. The Outsider

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6.6/10
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53/100
Released: 2016
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A drama about the less known aspects of the trading activity inside one of the biggest banks in the world - Société Générale. The movie tracks the rise and fall of anonymous trader turned superstar turned escape goat - Jérôme Kerviel - just as the 2008 financial crisis was unfolding

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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45. Capone

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4.8/10
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53/100
Released: 2020Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $6.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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fandor
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46. The Red Baron

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6.4/10
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52/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men. As fighter pilots, they become cult heroes for the soldiers on the battlefields. Marked by sportsmanlike conduct, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of honour. Before long he begins to understand that his hero status is deceptive. His love for Kate, a nurse, opens his eyes to the brutality of war.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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47. Down by Love

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5.9/10
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52/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG
Drama, Biography

What it's about: A man, a woman. A prison director, his inmate. An impossible love, a true story.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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48. Robbery

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6.8/10
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51/100
Released: 1967
Crime, Cult

What it's about: A dramatization of the Great Train Robbery. While not a 'how to', it is very detail dependent, showing the care and planning that took place to pull it off.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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49. A Bear Named Winnie

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7.0/10
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47/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG
Drama, Family

What it's about: Based on the true story of a Canadian soldier, enroute to World War I from Winnipeg, who adopts an orphaned bear cub at White River Ontario. It is namned Winnie (for Winnipeg) and eventually ends up at the London Zoo where it became the inspiration for A.A.Milne's Winnie The Pooh stories.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Tubi & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Ameba, Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Microsoft).

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50. Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart

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6.4/10
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47/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Thriller, Crime

What it's about: Between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise are in fear of a maniac who kills several hitchhikers and escape the police. He was then dubbed "the killer of the Oise" is actually a shy young policeman who will investigate his own murder, only to lose control of the situation.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).