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The Best Based On True Story TV Shows on Philo

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 Philo.

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1. 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way

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Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
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: 53 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+ & 1 other). 36 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TLC). 48 episodes (89%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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2. The Men Who Built America

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Year: 2012-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Biography, Documentary

What it's about: Influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (27%) are available to watch free online (History). 11 episodes (73%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, Hoopla & 1 other). 8 episodes (53%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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3. Evil Lives Here

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Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 10
Crime, Biography

What it's about: The true stories of people who lived with a killer. How well do you really know your family? Would you recognize the warning signs? Or would you become entangled in evil?

Where to Watch: 103 episodes (87%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+ & 1 other). 92 episodes (78%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Investigation Discovery). 96 episodes (81%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Who Do You Think You Are?

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Year: 2010-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 11
Biography, Documentary

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: 50 episodes (61%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, Discovery+ & TVision). 45 episodes (55%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TLC). 70 episodes (85%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry?

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Year: 2010-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 6
Drama, Biography

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: 90 episodes (87%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo, fuboTV & 2 others). 75 episodes (73%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Investigation Discovery). 85 episodes (83%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. The Temptations

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Year: 1998-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others). 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo).

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7. Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery

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Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Biography, Documentary

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 subscription service (Philo & Discovery+). 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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8. Mysteries at the Museum

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Year: 2010-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 24
Mystery, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Don Wildman unearths relics from the world's greatest institutions to reveal secrets from the past. He examines each artifact to illuminate history's most incredible triumphs, sensational crimes and bizarre encounters.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (0%) are available to watch free online (Travel). 352 episodes (82%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & Discovery+). 1 episodes (0%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Travel Channel). 319 episodes (74%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Braxton Family Values

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Year: 2011-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 8
Drama, Comedy

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: 7 episodes (5%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & TVision). 12 episodes (8%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (WE). 147 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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10. Fresh Off the Boat

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Year: 2012-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Travel, Documentary

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 subscription service (Philo). 17 episodes (31%) 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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11. Hitler: The Rise and Fall

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Year: 2016-2021Seasons: 1
Animation, Documentary

What it's about: How did Hitler go from teenage loner to German national hero and Fuhrer? More4 presents the definitive guide to the world's most evil dictator.

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

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12. The Devil You Know

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

What it's about: A journalist races to learn the truth when human remains are found in the home of self-proclaimed Satanist "Pazuzu".

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (36%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 11 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo & Hoopla). 11 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Viceland). 11 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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