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The Best Based On True Story TV Shows on Hulu

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 Hulu.

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1. The Act

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79/100
Year: 2019-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Biography, Crime

What it's about: A seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories with the first season following Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother.

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

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2. Trust

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7.5/10
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66/100
Year: 2018-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The trials and triumphs of one of America's wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome.

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (90%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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3. The Enfield Haunting

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Year: 2015-2019Seasons: 1
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: A three part dramatization of the terrifying and bizarre real events that took place at an ordinary house in Enfield during the autumn of 1977. Adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair's book This House is Haunted.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (30%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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4. Fosse/Verdon

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64/100
Year: 2019-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The story of the romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He was a filmmaker and one of theater's most influential choreographers and directors; she was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together, they changed the face of American entertainment — at a perilous cost.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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5. The Long Road Home

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61/100
Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday.”

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (63%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 5 episodes (63%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (FOX & NatGeo). 5 episodes (63%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Who Do You Think You Are?

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59/100
Year: 2010-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 11
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: From roots in the Deep South to the slums of New Jersey, "Who Do You Think You Are?" follows the journeys of some of the most well-known names in American popular culture. Watch as celebrities discover unknown details about themselves and their families while researching their ancestry with the help of historians and genealogical experts.

Where to Watch: 21 episodes (26%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 46 episodes (56%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TLC). 70 episodes (85%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Gangland Undercover

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58/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Drama, Biography

What it's about: This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the assignment to avoid spending 20 years in prison on drug charges, it eventually evolved into a quest for justice for him. “Gangland Undercover” documents the lives of outlaw bikers, who live in a world in which respect is earned through fear. The series is based on Falco's memoir, “Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws,” and documented historical research of gang rivalries.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (29%) are available to watch free online (History & YouTube). 6 episodes (43%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 11 episodes (79%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 14 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. False Flag

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Year: 2015-2019Seasons: 2
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: The series, loosely based on the true story of the assassination in Dubai of a senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh - the co-founder of military wing of the Islamist Palestinian group Hamas on 19 January 2010, revolves around five ordinary Israeli citizens who discover one morning via the media that they are the principal suspects of a high-profile kidnapping and are implicated as culprits in the kidnapping.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (89%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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9. Mysteries at the Museum

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55/100
Year: 2010-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 24
Reality, Documentary

What it's about: Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past -- often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped our history. Behind each artifact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed -- tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. Whether a diary from an Arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, iconic museum artifacts help us uncover who we are and what we've become. Each hour of this series will take viewers on a captivating, revealing and at times shocking tour of America's past, revisiting its most crucial events by reexamining what has been left behind. The series casts its net wide, exploring the corners and backrooms of institutions dedicated to a variety of popular and entertaining subjects -- invisible spies, cold-blooded assassins, dinosaurs, the paranormal, the Old West, the Cold War and more. We'll tackle some of history's most enduring mysteries -- both familiar tales and little-known episodes that have never been told before on television.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 3 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Travel Channel). 205 episodes (68%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Celia

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52/100
Year: 2015-2019Seasons: 1
Biography, Drama

What it's about: "Celia" tells the story of one of the legends of Latin music's most internationally known: Celia Cruz.

Where to Watch: 80 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu).

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11. The FBI Files

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50/100
Year: 1998-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 8
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Witness the crime busting techniques and forensic science used by the FBI to break the most baffling cases. From crime scene analysis to the most up-to-date laboratories, FBI agents relentlessly comb through mountains of evidence to narrow their search, ultimately prevailing over the perpetrators and bringing them to justice.

Where to Watch: 122 episodes (95%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV & IMDb TV). 73 episodes (57%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 127 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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12. Rick Steves' Europe

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49/100
Year: 2000-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 10
Documentary, Travel

What it's about: Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside.

Where to Watch: 15 episodes (11%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV). 113 episodes (83%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Docurama). 119 episodes (88%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. My Strange Addiction

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48/100
Year: 2010-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Reality, Documentary

What it's about: My Strange Addiction is an American documentary television series that premiered on TLC on December 29, 2010. The series focuses on people with unusual compulsive behaviors. These range from eating specific non-food items to ritualistic daily activities to bizarre personal fixations or beliefs.

Where to Watch: 48 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 49 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TLC). 49 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Total Divas

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Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 8
Reality, Documentary

What it's about: An inside look of the lives of seven WWE Divas from their work within WWE to their personal lives.

Where to Watch: 110 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 35 episodes (32%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & YouTube).

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15. Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery

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Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Biography, Crime

What it's about: An examination of the Casey Anthony case. The 22-year-old Florida woman was accused of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. At trial, she was convicted of four lesser charges of providing false information to a police officer, but found not guilty of murder, child abuse and manslaughter.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Investigation Discovery). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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16. Braxton Family Values

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45/100
Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
Reality, Drama

What it's about: Like their famous sister Toni Braxton, Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar were all blessed with the gift of song and shared that gift as a group called "The Braxtons," managed by their mom Evelyn. Now, after battling debilitating illnesses that left her out of the spotlight, Toni Braxton is now fighting her way back to the top. She enlists the help of her sisters, but the drama they bring proves to be too much at times.

Where to Watch: 72 episodes (49%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Urban Movie Channel). 12 episodes (8%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (WE). 142 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry?

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41/100
Year: 2010-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 6
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Explore stories of men and women who thought they were happily married until the day they uncovered a shocking secret about their spouse that would leave them asking Who the (BLEEP) Did I Marry? From bank robbers to bigamists to spies, these compelling and sometimes startling characters will have viewers shaking their heads in disbelief and wondering how the truths behind these scandalous spouses were kept hidden for so long.

Where to Watch: 86 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & True Crime Files). 75 episodes (86%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Investigation Discovery). 85 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. Fresh Off the Boat

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40/100
Year: 2012-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: Fresh Off the Boat is a genre-bending venture into subculture through the lens of food. Raw, wild, and heartfelt, Eddie Huang gets down in the underbellies of cities around the world in search of what's cooking in their back alleys and underground spots. He's hunting rabbits with biker gangs in Oakland, eating seafood and surfing in Taiwan, hitting low-rider BBQs in East LA, and dining on rice and beans with your drug dealer's grandmother in Miami.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (YouTube). 18 episodes (33%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 18 episodes (33%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Viceland). 18 episodes (33%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. La Selección

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Year: 2013-2019Seasons: 1
Biography, Drama

What it's about: First season (2013) "El juego de la vida" - "The game of life" The Selection is a review of the exciting world of football and the troubled lives of four emblematic players of the Selection...

Where to Watch: 69 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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20. Up to Speed

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Year: 2012-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Documentary, Reality

What it's about: Up to Speed is a historical travel television series starring Timothy "Speed" Levitch and directed by Richard Linklater airing on Hulu.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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21. Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer

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Year: 2019-2019Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer travels to the wildest points on the globe, ranging from Africa to Indochina and the Middle East, as well as untamed islands, coming face-to-face with native animals and uncovering the connection between the environment, wildlife and human beings of exotic locales.

Where to Watch: 18 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (NBC). 18 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).