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The Best Based On True Story TV Shows on Starz

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 Starz.

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1. Spartacus

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Year: 2010-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment.

Where to Watch: 33 episodes (85%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Starz). 33 episodes (85%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 33 episodes (85%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Da Vinci's Demons

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79/100
Year: 2013-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time as he begins to not only see the future, but invent it.

Where to Watch: 28 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Starz). 28 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 28 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Bob the Builder

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Year: 1999-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 21
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series Bob appears as a building contractor specializing in masonry in a stop motion animated programme with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised work-vehicles and equipment. The show is broadcast in many countries, but originates from the United Kingdom where Bob is voiced by English actor Neil Morrissey. The show was later created using CGI animation starting with the spin-off series Ready, Steady, Build!. In each episode, Bob and his group help with renovations, construction, and repairs and with other projects as needed. The show emphasizes conflict resolution, co-operation, socialization and various learning skills. Bob's catchphrase is "Can we fix it?", to which the other characters respond with "Yes we can!" This phrase is also the title of the show's theme song, which was a million-selling number one hit in the UK.

Where to Watch: 381 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Starz & Paramount+). 11 episodes (2%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 95 episodes (17%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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4. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

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Year: 2011-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Biography, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena is a Starz television mini-series and prequel to Spartacus, which premiered January 21, 2011. The series follows the character Gannicus, the first gladiator representing Lentulus Batiatus to become Champion of Capua.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Starz). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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5. Mary & Mike

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Year: 2018-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Mary and Mike are a couple of elite agents from the Chilean secret police, DINA. Their job is to eliminate opposition leaders who from abroad articulate resistance to the fierce military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. In her public life, Mary is a writer and she relates with the most outstanding members of Santiago's cultural life. Mike, is a talented "gringo" for electronics. They live with their children Cony and Simon in the suburbs of Santiago where they tend to give crowded parties. But as they celebrate, in the backyard of their home they torture, murder and experiment with weapons of mass destruction.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Starz). 6 episodes (86%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz).

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