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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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8.0/10
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80/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: 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). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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2. Genius

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75/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (19%) are available to watch free online (NatGeo). 20 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 20 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. I Am the Night

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70/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother, begins to investigate the secrets to her past, following a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist connected to the legendary Black Dahlia murder.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Hoopla). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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4. Trust

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7.6/10
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69/100
Year: 2018-2021Rated: 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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. 30 for 30

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69/100
Year: 2009-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 6
Documentary, Sport

What it's about: 30 for 30 is the umbrella title for a series of documentary films airing on ESPN and its sister networks and online properties. The series, which highlights people and events in the sports world that have generally received small amounts of attention, has featured two "volumes" of 30 episodes each, a 13-episode series under the ESPN Films Presents title in 2011-2012, and a series of 30 for 30 Shorts shown through the ESPN.com website.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (2%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 94 episodes (90%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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6. The Long Road Home

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7.5/10
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68/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: 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: 6 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & fuboTV). 6 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (FOX & NatGeo). 6 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Gangland Undercover

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66/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: 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: 14 episodes (93%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 6 episodes (40%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 14 episodes (93%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 14 episodes (93%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Fosse/Verdon

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7.9/10
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64/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: 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 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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9. False Flag

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60/100
Year: 2015-2021Seasons: 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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10. Mysteries at the Museum

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58/100
Year: 2010-2021Rated: 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: 5 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (Travel). 247 episodes (58%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo & Destination Unknown). 2 episodes (0%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Travel Channel). 320 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Rick Steves' Europe

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56/100
Year: 2000-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 11
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: 12 episodes (8%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PBS). 88 episodes (60%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Docurama & 1 other). 121 episodes (83%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way

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Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Reality, Documentary

What it's about: Americans move to a foreign country all in the name of love. Will uprooting their lives in the United States pay off, or will they be packing up and moving back to America brokenhearted?

Where to Watch: 49 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo, fuboTV & 2 others). 17 episodes (34%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TLC). 44 episodes (88%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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13. My Strange Addiction

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52/100
Year: 2010-2021Rated: 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: 33 episodes (66%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo & Discovery+). 47 episodes (94%) 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: 2013-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 9
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: 119 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 35 episodes (29%) 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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50/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: 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 & Philo). 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. Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry?

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Year: 2010-2021Rated: 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: 85 episodes (98%) 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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17. Fresh Off the Boat

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Year: 2012-2021Rated: 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: 10 episodes (19%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Philo). 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 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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18. Up to Speed

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35/100
Year: 2012-2021Rated: 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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