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The Best Based On True Story TV Shows on PlutoTV

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 PlutoTV.

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1. Gangland Undercover

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8.2/10
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67/100
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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2. The FBI Files

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56/100
Year: 1998-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 8
Drama, History

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: 121 episodes (95%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV). 6 episodes (5%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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3. Killer Kids

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Year: 2011-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Biography, Documentary

What it's about: Killer Kids provides an in-depth profile of the lives of kids who kill. What can possibly motivate kids to commit criminal acts and even murder? From hate crimes to gang initiations, murders of family members to occult ceremonies, each case in the series exposes different motives and methods of murders by children.

Where to Watch: 21 episodes (36%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV).

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4. The Temptations

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8.4/10
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56/100
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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5. Gangsters: America's Most Evil

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Year: 2012-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A cinematic documentary series that explores the rise and fall of some of the most nefarious and notorious criminals brought to justice by the United States government. From thugs to lethal beauties, outlaws to kingpins, each episode profiles these gangsters and reveals their sinister motives, transgressions and the circumstances that eventually led to their downfall.

Where to Watch: 15 episodes (28%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV).

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6. Who Killed Tupac?

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

What it's about: A six-hour limited series focusing on the investigation of the death of prolific and influential rapper and actor, Tupac Shakur. Each installment includes aspects from the legendary artist's life as well as follow famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts a full-scale, intensive investigation into key theories behind his murder.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (78%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 4 episodes (44%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (A&E). 7 episodes (78%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. La Seleccion

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36/100
Year: 2014-2021Seasons: 2
Sport, Biography

What it's about: A story, between reality and fiction, that recreates everything Carlos 'El Pibe' Valderrama (Edgar Vittorino), Freddy Rincón (Antonio Jiménez), José René Higuita (Jhon Alex Castillo) and Faustino Hernán Asprilla (Omar Murillo) had to go through. . Learn through the lives of these historical and emblematic characters and players, the history of the best Colombian team of all time.

Where to Watch: 196 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV).

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8. The Devil You Know

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58/100
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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9. Killing Time

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Year: 2011-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Killing Time is an Australian television drama series on TV1 subscription television channel which first screened in 2011. It is based on the true story of disgraced lawyer Andrew Fraser. In New Zealand it screens on Prime Television. The ten part series is written by Ian David, Mac Gudgeon, Katherine Thompson and Shaun Grant. The executive producer is Jason Stephens. The series was initially due to screen in 2010 but was deferred due to strong violence and horror content scenes of the mini-series, which jeopardised a series of gangland trials that were in progress.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV).

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10. The Last Place on Earth

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Year: 1985-2021Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The Last Place on Earth is a 1985 Central Television seven part serial, written by Trevor Griffiths based on the book Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford. The book is an exploration of the expeditions of Captain Robert F. Scott and his Norwegian rival in polar exploration, Roald Amundsen in their attempts to reach the South Pole. The series ran for seven episodes and starred a wide range of UK and Norwegian character actors as well as featuring some famous names, such as Max von Sydow, Richard Wilson, Sylvester McCoy and Pat Roach. It also featured performances early in their careers by Bill Nighy and Hugh Grant.Subsequently Huntford's book was republished under the same name. The book put forth the point of view that Amundsen's success in reaching the South Pole was abetted by much superior planning, whereas errors by Scott ultimately resulted in the death of him and his companions.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV). 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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