Learn More About the Incredible True Stories Behind These 12 Netflix Original Shows
Netflix's original content library includes some incredible TV shows based on true stories, and there's something for everyone in this selection! Along with a slew of documentary shows and harrowing true crime investigations, Netflix's originals also include semifictionalized depictions of some of the biggest events and figures in history and true stories you might never have heard about until now. It's further proof that, sometimes, reality is even more interesting than the fiction could ever be!
As a bonus: many of these shows are actually miniseries, although some are long-term commitments, so whether you're looking for a weekend binge-watch or something to spread out over a longer period of time, there's definitely plenty of options! Keep reading for 20 of our picks for Netflix originals based on true stories — and see if any of these stories spark an interest in finding out more.