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The Best Based On True Story TV Shows on HBO MAX

Finding a good Based On True Story TV show 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 TV shows of all time streaming on HBO MAX.

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1. Band of Brothers

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93/100
Year: 2001-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure

What it's about: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. John Adams

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8.5/10
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79/100
Year: 2008-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Biography

What it's about: Adapted from David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, this lavish seven-part miniseries chronicles the life of Founding Father John Adams, starting with the Boston Massacre of 1770 through his years as an ambassador in Europe, then his terms as vice president and president of the United States, up to his death on July 4, 1826.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 7 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Roots

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72/100
Year: 1977-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: The epic tale of celebrated Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley's ancestors as portrayed in the acclaimed twelve hour mini-series Roots, was first told in his 1976 bestseller Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The docu-drama covers a period of history that begins in mid-1700s Gambia, West Africa and concludes during post-Civil War United States, over 100 years later. This 1977 miniseries eventually won 9 Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, and a Peabody award, and still stands as the most watched miniseries in U.S. history.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).

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4. Chernobyl

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95/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
History, Thriller

What it's about: The true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history: the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 5 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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5. Gentleman Jack

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75/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Biography, LGBTQ

What it's about: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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6. Our Boys

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67/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, leading to the retaliatory killing of 16-year-old Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir and a conflict that forever changes the lives of Jews and Arabs alike.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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7. La unidad

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7.3/10
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54/100
Year: 2020-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A secret unit of cops is assembled to stop a terrorist band from attacking Spain after their leader is arrested there.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).

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8. La Jauría

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Year: 2020-2021Seasons: 1
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Blanca, student leader of the feminist movement in an occupied school, goes missing: hours later, a video of a group raping the girl goes viral. In their aim to find her, a police squad formed by three women puts their lives and that of their families at risk. As they look for Blanca and investigate, they will find out that behind this gender crime there is much more than just one offender.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).

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