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  • Ep 22 SUB

    Prosecution Elite (2023) (2023)

    Prosecution Elite (2023)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Crime, Drama, Investigation, Mystery
    Country:
    Chinese

    An Ni, a prosecutor of the Jiangcheng Procuratorate, was assigned by Chief Prosecutor Xu Ailin to handle the case investigating a missing college student who jumped off into a lake. She started with Zhao Jikai, the General Manager of Huiquan Games, and found connection between him and overseas organizations that promote bullying, leading to the arrest of the crime perpetrators. While Huiquan Games’ stocks price plummeted, Yin Huiquan donates to Jiangxiao Academy which would in turn corrupt minors in the guise of charity.

    The student Li Xiaowen and other victims come forward, publicly denouncing the unorthodox means of Jiangxiao Academy to control youngsters. An Ni presents solid evidences in the court, leading to the academy’s shut down and punishment of those who were involved.

    Yan Qin, who took over the Huiquan Games, misappropriated the funds to invest in the development of a copper mine. However, this investment venture was a Ponzi scheme by an online financial fraud gang. With sufficient evidence, An Ni went abroad to participate in a cross-border trial. With the cooperation of Chinese and foreign judicial organizations, Qian Tianxin was sent back to China and his assets were frozen.

  • Ep 1 RAW

    Rebound (2023) (2023)

    Rebound (2023)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Friendship, Sports
    Country:
    Korean
    This true story retells the incredible tale of the 2012 National High School Basketball Championship, in which a new coach and six players from the weakest basketball team ran nonstop for eight days.
  • Ep 1 RAW

    Hero (2022) (KR) (2022)

    Hero (2022) (KR)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Historical, Murder, Musical
    Country:
    Korean
    An Jung Geun is a fighter for the Korean independence movement. Seol Hee used to be a court lady for Queen Myeongseong, but, after Queen Myseongseong was assassinated by the Japanese, Seol Hee takes part in Korean independence activity. She becomes a geisha and gains the favor Ito Hirobumi, who is the Japanese Resident-General of Korea. He travels to Manchuria and Seol Hee accompanies him. Korean independence fighter An Jung Geun learns of Ito Hirobumi's travel plans from Seoul Hee. An Jung Geun decides to assassinate Hirobumi Ito for the Korean independence movement.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    The Sparring Partner (2022) (2022)

    The Sparring Partner (2022)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Comedy, Drama, Investigation, Mystery
    Country:
    Hong Kong

    The intricate story begins when a young man partners with his friend to murder and dismember his parents. Pleading not guilty, the defense attorneys soon turn on each other, as the defendants play the devil and idiot game. Meanwhile, heated debates emerge inside the jury room, where nine jurors grapple with the truth. Crafting a complex, multi-layered narrative with surprising twists and turns, Ho Cheuk Tin sets himself a formidable challenge in this directorial debut.

    Based on a real-life case from 2013.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    The Point Men (2023) (2023)

    The Point Men (2023)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Kidnapping
    Country:
    Korean

    An extremist Taliban group takes a group of Korean tourists hostage in Afghanistan. The Korean government dispatches Jae Ho, known as one of Korea’s most skilled diplomats, to handle the situation. Once he arrives, he asks for the Afghan government’s cooperation and uses every means possible to free the hostages. However, Jae Ho’s efforts go in vain. Due to his failure, he’s forced to work with Dae Sik, a special agent who is an expert on the Middle East. As they begin making their move to get to the Taliban, the first hostage death occurs. With nowhere else to turn, the two become unlikely allies in a race against time to save the rest of the hostages.

    Based on the true events of the Korean hostage crisis in Afghanistan.

  • Ep 7 SUB

    Ai Naki Mori de Sakebe (2020) (2020)

    Ai Naki Mori de Sakebe (2020)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, BL, Investigation, Miniseries, Murder, Mystery, Psychological, Serial Killer
    Country:
    Japanese

    Murata Jo is a ruthless criminal. On the surface, he is cheerful and lively. But he emotionally controls other people, milks them for money, and makes them commit brutal crimes.

    Based on a real criminal case, named Kitakyūshū Serial Murder Incident, taking place between 1996 and 1998, and the main culprit of it, Futoshi Matsunaga.

  • Ep 10 SUB

    Keshigomu wo Kureta Joshi wo Suki ni Natta (2022) (2022)

    Keshigomu wo Kureta Joshi wo Suki ni Natta (2022)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Friendship, Romance, School, Youth
    Country:
    Japanese
    N/A
  • Ep 1 SUB

    20-Year-Old Soul (2022) (2022)

    20-Year-Old Soul (2022)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Musical, Romance, Tearjerker, Youth
    Country:
    Japanese

    "Even if my heart is dead, my music will continue to live".

    A young music lover named Asano Daiyoshi died at the young age of 20.

    In that fact, there is a feeling that a miracle that cannot be imagined overflows the bonds of many people.

    Feel the brilliance of life that you can live powerfully even if it is short.

    It's a movie that everyone can sympathize with and give courage to tomorrow.

    Adapted from a book.

  • Ep 24 RAW

    Xue Zhan Song Mao Ling (2022) (2022)

    Xue Zhan Song Mao Ling (2022)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Historical, War
    Country:
    Chinese
    Based on the true events of the battle of Songmaoling in 1934, the drama follows the determination of young soldiers as they defend Songmaoling for seven days and nights.
  • Ep 6 SUB

    Thai Cave Rescue (2022) (2022)

    Thai Cave Rescue (2022)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Biography, Drama, Miniseries, Survival
    Country:
    Thailand
    The Limited Series is based on 2018’s world-famous event. Twelve boys from the same football team decided to spend an afternoon with their coach exploring the Tham Luang caves in northern Thailand. When heavy rainfall flooded the caves and trapped them inside, what was supposed to be a fun excursion turned into a massive international rescue operation that transfixed the world.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Hansan: Rising Dragon (2022) (2022)

    Hansan: Rising Dragon (2022)
    Genre:
    Action, Based on True Story, Drama, Historical, War
    Country:
    Korean
    'Hansan' is a film of the Battle of Hansando, the Battle of the Korean Navy, which largely defeated Japanese naval forces off the coast of Hansando on July 8, 1592.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Incantation (2022) (2022)

    Incantation (2022)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense, Terrorist
    Country:
    Taiwanese
    Ruo-nan had broke religion taboo by accident 6 years ago. It caused her boyfriend and family died for no reason. She passed a dark period of superstition, and she hide these secrets and pains from people, she even gave away her new born child to other family. After few years, she went to therapy and got back to normal life. She decided to get her child back living with her, but her daughter started to appear the curse sign she met 6 years ago. Ruo-nan needs to confront the deepest horror for her child. She starts to record everything about the curse and try to find a way saving her child.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror (2022) (2022)

    Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror (2022)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Crime, Documentary, Investigation, Mystery
    Country:
    Korean
    Anonymous and exploitative, a network of online chat rooms ran rampant with sex crimes. The hunt to take down its operators required guts and tenacity.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Missing (2009) (2009)

    Missing (2009)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Horror, Murder, Suspense, Thriller
    Country:
    Korean

    Hyun Jung's sister is missing and she fears for the worst. Via her sister's cellphone, Hyun Jung learns that her sister stayed in a countryside village. She goes to the village to look for her sister and stops at the local police station for help. Because of the little evidence she has, the police refuse to offer help. Fortunately, Hyun Jung then finds a witness who thinks she saw her missing sister near the home of an elderly man Pan Kon. When Hyun Jung eventually arrives at the elderly man's home, her worst nightmares are to begin.

    Based on real events that happened between August and September 2007 in Bosung, South Jeolla province, South Korea.

  • Ep 5 SUB

    Anita (2021) (2021)

    Anita (2021)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Biography, Drama, Historical, Musical
    Country:
    Hong Kong

    'Anita' is a legendary story of family, love and friendship that captures Anita Mui at her brightest. The film is a tribute to her legacy, inspired by the lasting impact she had on those around her in her journey to becoming one of the most iconic figures in Cantopop.

    A film based on late Hong Kong entertainer Anita Mui Yim Fong.

    Movie aired first at Busan Film Festival at 15.10.2021.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    No Tomorrow (2016) (2016)

    No Tomorrow (2016)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Crime, Drama, Investigation, Thriller
    Country:
    Korean

    Hye Ri, a TV reporter, decides to cover the story about a disabled run-away modern slave. She learns of suspicious activity related to slavery at salt mines on a remote island and convinces her camera man to accompany her to the site. She disguises herself as a producer for a documentary on salt mines and attempts to gather information through interviewing people of the island. However, the residents of the island deduce that she is not what she says she is and slowly turn aggressive toward her team.

    Based on the "Salt Farm Slaves" scandal that shocked the world.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle (2021) (2021)

    Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle (2021)
    Genre:
    Action, Based on True Story, Drama, War
    Country:
    Japanese
    Japan, 1944. Trained for intelligence work, Hirō Onoda, 22 years old, discovers a philosophy contrary to the official line: no suicide; stay alive whatever happens; the mission is more important than anything else. Sent to Lubang, a small island in the Philippines where the Americans are about to land, this role will be to wage a guerrilla war until the return of the Japanese troops. The Empire will surrender soon after, Onoda 10,000 days later.
  • Ep 44 SUB

    Green Water and Green Hills With a Smile (2020) (2020)

    Green Water and Green Hills With a Smile (2020)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Romance
    Country:
    Chinese

    Revolves around outstanding urban youths inspired by the "Two Mountains" theory who return home to build a beautiful countryside.

    Heading up a private prep school for 8 years, Xu Han finds himself becoming attracted to rural landscapes by chance so he decides to return to his hometown to start up a homestay. In doing so, he meets a series of unexpected challenges.

    Du Xiao Yu is decisive and independent. Having a passion for old craftsmanship, she becomes determined to start her own glasss workshop after resigning from her job, yet finds difficulty gaining the understanding and support of her own family. With the help of Zheng Fei, Shen Huan Ge, and the other locals, can they finally turn their dreams into reality?

    Adapted from real stories.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    The Battle at Lake Changjin (2021) (2021)

    The Battle at Lake Changjin (2021)
    Genre:
    Action, Based on True Story, Historical, War
    Country:
    Chinese
    The touching story of a volunteer company sticking to its position and bravely killing the enemy in an extremely harsh environment, and making important contributions to the victory of the Battle of Changjin Lake.
  • Ep 8 RAW

    Real Life Love Story: Season 4 (2018) (2018)

    Real Life Love Story: Season 4 (2018)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Romance
    Country:
    Korean
    It's about different love stories that are based on the letters that the production has received in real life.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Zero to Hero (2021) (2021)

    Zero to Hero (2021)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Biography, Drama, Sports
    Country:
    Hong Kong

    A mother rushes her baby to a clinic in Guangzhou, only to be told the child’s future is grim. The child is diagnosed with Hemolytic jaundice, and the doctor says the resulting cerebral palsy means the kid will never walk or feed himself. The mother presses for treatment regardless, and so begins her journey in raising not just a son but a future sporting star.

    Based on the true story of Paralympic champion sprinter So Wa Wai and his mother “So Mom”.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    Until Rainbow Dawn (2018) (2018)

    Until Rainbow Dawn (2018)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Lesbian, Romance
    Country:
    Japanese

    When Hana falls in love with Ayumi, a girl she meets in her sign language group, she comes out to her parents who swiftly reject her. In an effort to cheer her up, Ayumi takes Hana to a deaf LGBTQ group in Tokyo, as they both find self-acceptance. A landmark film with a deaf cast and crew, this tender and sweet story showcases the beauty found within intersectionality and will warm the hearts of deaf and hearing audiences alike.

    Based on the true story of an openly lesbian deaf director.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    Godai - The Wunderkind (2020) (2020)

    Godai - The Wunderkind (2020)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Business, Drama, Historical, life
    Country:
    Japanese
    Tomoatsu Godai has the sprit of a warrior and the talents of a merchant. He was born in the Satsuma domain. He worked as a Meiji government officer and became a businessman. He laid the foundation for Osaka to become a commercial city.
  • Ep 4 RAW

    Kill for love (2020) (2020)

    Kill for love (2020)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Crime, Detective, Investigation, Murder, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
    Country:
    Taiwanese
    A-qiang is the most successful investigator in his precint, despite having a straightforward and distrustful personality. Yet, his finely honed observation skills and superb memory are offset by his uncontrollable emotions. Having spent most of his time at work during his four years of marriage, his wife left him. It is during this same time of emotional turmoil that he receives a missing-persons case: the owner of a popular bistro left one day, never to return. The only clue was a camera bag he took with him that was found on a beach. The owner's wife made the report, stating that her husband had been in depression. As the investigation continues, is this a case of suicide or murder?
  • Ep 7 SUB

    M: Ai Subeki Hito ga Ite (2020) (2020)

    M: Ai Subeki Hito ga Ite (2020)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Biography, Drama, life, Musical, Novel, Romance
    Country:
    Japanese
    Set in the 1990's, high school student Ayu lives with her mother and grandmother in Fukuoka. She works as a model, but, to pursue an acting career, she goes to Tokyo with her grandmother. While attending a high school, she picks up acting work, but only minor roles. One day, Ayu meets Masa, who is the executive director of record label A Victory. He decides to make Ayu into a singer. According to Masa, Ayu prepares to make her debut as a singer. Meanwhile, she encounters jealousy from rivals at her record label. Trusting Masa, Ayu endures her problems. She also develops feelings for Masa and Masa also holds feelings for her.
  • Ep 47 SUB

    Segodon (2018) (2018)

    Segodon (2018)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Business, Family, Historical, life, melodrama, Novel, political, Romance, Samurai
    Country:
    Japanese

    Saigo Takamori, the hero of the Meiji Restoration, was born to a poor, low-ranking samurai family in the Satsuma domain (present day Kagoshima Prefecture). His simple honesty caught the attention of its charismatic feudal lord of Satsuma, Shimazu Nariakira. Nariakira’s assertion that the love of people is what will enrich and strengthen the nation captivated Saigo who took on Nariakira’s secret mission and eventually became a key person for Satsuma. Not a portrait of him survives today and much of his life is a mystery. He is a man who was twice exiled and thrice married. He overthrew the Tokugawa Shogunate with exceptional bravery and action. Although he accomplished the restoration, he lost his life in a fight with the new Meiji government.

    Based on the novel "Sego Don" by Hayashi Mariko.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    Love Stories from Fukuoka 13 (2018) (2018)

    Love Stories from Fukuoka 13 (2018)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Romance, School
    Country:
    Japanese

    “Love Stories From Fukuoka” is a series of real-life stories submitted by viewers in Fukuoka about their personal experiences with love, loss and longing. All the stories are based in Fukuoka, the capital city of the Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyushu Island. The stories feature many actors, celebrities and athletes who have ties to Fukuoka, including a few members of the popular Japanese girl group AKB48.

    In "Beyond Your World", the university student Sota falls in love with a girl at the library at first sight. However, she was born deaf. Determined not to give up, Sota starts learning sign language and they fall in love. Will they be able to overcome the fact that they live in different worlds?

  • Ep 36 RAW

    Talking Bones (2018) (2018)

    Talking Bones (2018)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Crime, Detective, Investigation, Medical, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
    Country:
    Chinese

    The story revolves around Shang Jie, the overly critical head of a crime investigation team, Xia Ying, a forensic examiner who is completely engrossed with her profession, Li Xue Kai, a detective and a good tracker, Song Mi, an innocent and ditsy analyst and Ying Ming, a second-generation rich who works as a criminal psychologist. The five form an unlikely team as they are the rejects of the department, yet through teamwork and dedication, they succeed in solving the most unusual murder cases.

    This drama was adapted from the real case of Wang Xue Mei, the Chinese chief female forensic doctor. Based on thirty years of real-life experiences accumulated by Wang Xue Mei who is the first female forensic expert in China.

  • Ep 1 RAW

    Fukuoka Renai Hakusho 12 - Sensei To Watashi (2017) (2017)

    Fukuoka Renai Hakusho 12 - Sensei To Watashi (2017)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Medical, Romance, School
    Country:
    Japanese

    “Love Stories From Fukuoka” is a series of real-life stories submitted by viewers in Fukuoka about their personal experiences with love, loss and longing. All the stories are based in Fukuoka, the capital city of the Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyushu Island. The stories feature many actors, celebrities and athletes who have ties to Fukuoka, including a few members of the popular Japanese girl group AKB48.

    In "Sensei and I", several years after graduating from high school, Rui meets her teacher from who was known as a "blunt demon" and they fall in love.

  • Ep 1 RAW

    First Love (2006) (2006)

    First Love (2006)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Crime, Drama, Romance
    Country:
    Japanese

    In the chaotic days of the 1960s, Misuzu, a lonely high school girl from a troubled family, finds sanctuary with her nihilistic brother, Ryo, and his friends. They pass their days hanging around a shadowy jazz cafe bar, indulging themselves in a life of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Social unrest simmers, while their relationships gradually falter. Misuzu gets drawn into a dangerous plot against the society that was hatched by one of the rebellious youths, Kishi; they will rob a bank car of 300 million yen! The two accomplices set out for numerous rehearsals, while in their hearts they secretly and quietly become even closer. Then one rainy day, aided by coincidence, they pull off their heist successfully, which has a huge impact throughout Japan. However, it brings Misuzu only a great sense of loss and sadness, which she had never anticipated...

    The 300 Million Yen Affair is one of the most well-known real-life unsolved crimes in Japan. The incident took place on the rainy morning of December 10, 1968, when a car that carried 300 million Yen was hijacked by a criminal wearing a fake policeman's outfit. Even though more than 100 pieces of evidence were left behind by the criminals, with 170,000 policemen against 110,000 suspects spending almost a billion yen in the investigation, nobody was arrested and the stolen money was never found. The investigation was officially closed for prescription in 1975.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    The Last Princess (2016) (2016)

    The Last Princess (2016)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Historical, melodrama, Romance, Tragedy
    Country:
    Korean
    Princess Deok Hye was the last princess of Korea. Under Japanese colonial rule, she is taken to Japan as a hostage. With the era’s harsh conditions, she struggles to maintain the hope of the Korean people. Jang Han is a fighter for Korean independence. His mission is to bring Princess Deok Hye back to South Korea and he also loves her.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    The Sound of a Flower (2015) (2015)

    The Sound of a Flower (2015)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Historical, Musical, Romance
    Country:
    Korean

    In 1867, Shin Jae Hyo leads the Dongrijungsa which teaches pansori (traditional Korean musical storytelling). A young girl, Chae Sun, who wants to perform pansori, appears in front of him. Chae Sun has dreamed of performing pansori since she first heard Shin Jae Hyo perform when she was little, but Shin Jae Hyo turns her down because women are not allowed to perform pansori. Chae Sun then disguises herself as a man and enters the Dongrijungsa to learn pansori, but Shin Jae Hyo doesn’t accept her as his student. One day, he hears Daewongun, the most powerful man in Joseon and the father of the King, is going to hold a national competition of pansori performers known as “Naksungyeon.” Shin Jae Hyo decides to teach Chae Sun who has a true voice to perform “Chunhyangga.” If anyone finds out that Chae Sun is a woman, Shin Jae Hyo and Chae Sun will both face death.

    Based on the true story of Jin Chae Seon (진채선), Joseon's first female pansori singer in 1867.