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The Best Based On True Story TV Shows on Netflix

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 Netflix.

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1. American Crime Story

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8.5/10
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82/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Biography, Drama

What it's about: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.

Where to Watch: 19 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 19 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Reign

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7.5/10
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73/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.

Where to Watch: 78 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 78 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. Aquarius

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7.1/10
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64/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Drama, Cult

What it's about: In the late 1960s, a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.” The name of that man is Charles Manson.

Where to Watch: 27 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 26 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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4. Formula 1: Drive to Survive

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64/100
Year: 2019-2019Seasons: 1
Documentary, Sport

What it's about: Drivers, managers and team owners live life in the fast lane -- both on and off the track -- during one cutthroat season of Formula 1 racing.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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5. The Lizzie Borden Chronicles

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7.0/10
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56/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).