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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 Big Short

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7.8/10
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84/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
History, Drama

What it's about: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.85 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Downfall

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8.2/10
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82/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his generals and advisers to fight to the last man. When the end finally does come, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.

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

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3. Zodiac

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7.7/10
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82/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+ & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.85 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. The Farewell

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7.6/10
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76/100
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 popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Apocalypto

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7.8/10
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80/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

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

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6. I, Tonya

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7.5/10
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79/100
Released: 2018
Sport, 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 subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Hotel Mumbai

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7.6/10
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76/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Thriller, 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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8. The Passion of the Christ

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7.2/10
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75/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A graphic portrayal of the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life.

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

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9. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

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7.1/10
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70/100
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 watch free online (Tubi, Plex & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.70 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Bronson

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7.1/10
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73/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. World Trade Center

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5.9/10
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67/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
History, Drama

What it's about: After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Paramount+ & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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12. The Queen

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7.3/10
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73/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an overt display of mourning.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Paramount+, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.70 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Red Dog

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7.4/10
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69/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: The legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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14. The Duchess

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6.9/10
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71/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Paramount+, Hoopla & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.70 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. The Proposition

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7.3/10
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70/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns and gives him 9 days to kill his older dangerous psychopathic brother, or else they'll hang his younger mentally slow brother on Christmas Day.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 3 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Microsoft).

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16. The Bling Ring

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66/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers 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, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. The Soloist

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6.7/10
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68/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Musical, 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 stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Paramount+, Epix & 1 other), 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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18. Angela's Ashes

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7.3/10
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67/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Paramount+, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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19. The King's Choice

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7.1/10
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65/100
Released: 2016
Action & Adventure, 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, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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20. Pawn Sacrifice

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69/100
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 (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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21. Anthropoid

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71/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Drama

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 subscription service (Starz & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. A Royal Affair

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7.5/10
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70/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.

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

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23. A Mighty Heart

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65/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Paramount+, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. The Flowers of War

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7.6/10
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70/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $5.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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25. Southside with You

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63/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Romance, 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 watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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26. Flyboys

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6.5/10
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65/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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27. Max Manus: Man of War

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7.3/10
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65/100
Released: 2008
Action & Adventure, Drama

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 watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.90 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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28. Mao's Last Dancer

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7.3/10
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62/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG
Musical, 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, PlutoTV, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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29. The Red Baron

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6.4/10
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60/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

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, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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30. Into the White

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7.2/10
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63/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Based on a true story. On 27 April 1940, Luftwaffe pilot Horst Schopis' Heinkel 111 bomber is shot down near Grotli by an RAF Blackburn Skua L2940 fighter, which then crash-lands. The surviving German and English crew members begin to at shoot each other, but later find themselves huddled up in the same cabin. In order to survive the harsh winter in the Norwegian wilderness, they have to stand together. An unlikely, lifelong friendship blossoms.

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

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31. Chocolat

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7.0/10
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59/100
Released: 2016
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: The history of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France, which has a great success in the late 19th century.

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

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32. The Fencer

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7.1/10
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56/100
Released: 2015
History, Drama

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 subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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33. Horící ker

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7.9/10
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71/100
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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34. Benjamin Franklin

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8.1/10
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42/100
Released: 2002
Biography, Documentary

What it's about: The story of Franklin's epic life from humble beginnings to fame as a scientist, founding father and America's first diplomat to France. Let The Experiment Be Made (1706 - 1753) Franklin quickly rises to prominence as a printer and publisher in Philadelphia. His discoveries in the new science of electricity help free the world from the harmful effects of lightning and propel Franklin onto the world stage. The Making Of A Revolutionary (1755 - 1776) In London, Franklin finds himself in the midst of a growing dispute between England and the colonies, a dispute that turns this loyal subject of the British empire into a revolutionary and causes a tragic break with his own son. The Chess Master (1776 - 1790) Franklin embarks on the most important mission of his long life when he becomes diplomat to France during the American Revolution. After the war, he plays a critical role in creating the U.S. Constitution and becomes the only founding father to actively campaign against slavery.

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

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35. The Disaster Artist

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

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 $2.85 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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36. Pulse

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53/100
Released: 2021
Sport, Drama

What it's about: As a result of a terrible car accident, young Ukrainian athlete Oksana Boturchuk suffers several serious injuries, almost losing her eyesight. However, after long rehabilitation and a returning to incredible training, she is able to conquer a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Beijing.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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37. The Elephant Man

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80/100
Released: 1980Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Paramount+ & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.70 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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38. My Friend Dahmer

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66/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Horror, Drama

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, PlutoTV & Peacock), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Hoopla, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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39. Bernie

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6.8/10
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70/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Crime, Comedy

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 (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 5 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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40. Mr. Jones

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6.9/10
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65/100
Released: 2019
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: In 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travels to Ukraine, where he experiences the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. Stalin’s forced collectivisation of agriculture has resulted in misery and ruin—the policy is tantamount to mass murder.

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

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41. Compliance

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6.4/10
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66/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

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 stream on a subscription service (Hoopla, Kanopy, Dox & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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42. Denial

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6.7/10
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67/100
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 watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Starz & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.60 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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43. Capone

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4.7/10
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55/100
Released: 2020Rated: R
Biography, 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 popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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44. Mesrine: Killer Instinct

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7.5/10
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69/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

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 (Tubi, Plex, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Fandor & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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45. An American Crime

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7.3/10
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69/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Drama, Crime

What it's about: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 3 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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46. The Sacrament

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6.1/10
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63/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A fashion photographer is traveling to meet his sister at Eden Parish. Once there, his friends begin to film interviews with the Eden Parish inhabitants, all of whom speak of the commune in glowing terms. However, they soon discover that there is a sinister edge to the commune that belies the seemingly peaceful setting.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, Hoopla, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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47. In the Realm of the Senses

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6.6/10
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77/100
Released: 1976Rated: R
Romance, Drama

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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48. A Prayer Before Dawn

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6.9/10
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67/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Crime, 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 subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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49. A Brighter Summer Day

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8.4/10
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68/100
Released: 1991
Romance, Drama

What it's about: A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.70 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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50. Breathe

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7.2/10
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68/100
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 subscription service (Starz & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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