Best True Story TV Shows

I absolutely love to watch TV shows and movies based on true stories. I know a lot of them get facts wrong and over dramatize things that have happened but knowing that it is based on a true story just makes it a million times better. These are some of the best true story TV shows I have watched.

The Act

Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy’s quest for independence opens up a Pandora’s box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. Starring Patricia Arquette, Joey King, AnnaSophia Robb, Chloe Sevigny and Calum Worthy.

The Crown

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. Season one and two starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Jared Harris and Vanessa Kirby. Season three and four starring Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Gillian Anderson, Josh O’Connor, Charles Dance, Emma Corrin and Erin Doherty.


A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years. Starring Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Halbrook and Alberto Ammann.

American Crime Story

Several historical and high-profile murder cases are re-enacted with proper factual evidence, official records and background information that gives a different insight into the famous murders. Season one named The People v. O.J. Simpson starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer and John Travolta. Season two named The Assassination of Gianni Versace starring Darren Criss, Edgar Ramirez, Ricky Martin and Ponolope Cruz.


In 1983, Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen is arrested after the discovery of human remains which have blocked a drain near his London home. Starring David Tennent, Daniel Mays, Jason Watkins and Ron Cook.


In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world’s worst man-made catastrophes. Starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson.

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