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The Best Animal Movies and TV Shows on The Criterion Channel

Finding a good Animal movie and 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 Animal movies and TV shows of all time streaming on The Criterion Channel.

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1. Nosferatu

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7.9/10
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85/100
Released: 1922
Horror, Fantasy

What it's about: Vampire Count Orlok is interested in a new residence and in his real estate agent’s young wife. F. W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, The Criterion Channel, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Tokyo Story

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8.2/10
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84/100
Released: 1953
Drama

What it's about: The elderly Shukishi and his wife, Tomi, take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi, a doctor, and their daughter, Shige, a hairdresser, don't have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko, the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. The Passion of Joan of Arc

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8.1/10
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82/100
Released: 1928
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A classic of the silent age, this film tells the story of the doomed but ultimately canonized 15th-century teenage warrior. On trial for claiming she'd spoken to God, Jeanne d'Arc is subjected to inhumane treatment and scare tactics at the hands of church court officials. Initially bullied into changing her story, Jeanne eventually opts for what she sees as the truth. Her punishment, a famously brutal execution, earns her perpetual martyrdom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel, Fandor & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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4. Battleship Potemkin

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8.0/10
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82/100
Released: 1925
History, Drama

What it's about: A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resultant public demonstration, showing support, which brought on a police massacre. The film had an incredible impact on the development of cinema and is a masterful example of montage editing.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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5. Eyes Without a Face

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7.7/10
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81/100
Released: 1960
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Dr. Génessier is riddled with guilt after an accident that he caused disfigures the face of his daughter, the once beautiful Christiane, who outsiders believe is dead. Dr. Génessier, along with accomplice and laboratory assistant Louise, kidnaps young women and brings them to the Génessier mansion. After rendering his victims unconscious, Dr. Génessier removes their faces and attempts to graft them on to Christiane's.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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6. Ivan's Childhood

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8.1/10
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81/100
Released: 1962Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. The Great Beauty

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7.8/10
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80/100
Released: 2013
Drama

What it's about: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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8. Godzilla

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7.6/10
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80/100
Released: 1954Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Horror

What it's about: Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk near Odo Island. An expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 50 meter tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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9. Umberto D.

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8.2/10
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80/100
Released: 1952
Drama

What it's about: When elderly pensioner Umberto Domenico Ferrari returns to his boarding house from a protest calling for a hike in old-age pensions, his landlady demands her 15,000-lire rent by the end of the month or he and his small dog will be turned out onto the street. Unable to get the money in time, Umberto fakes illness to get sent to a hospital, giving his beloved dog to the landlady's pregnant and abandoned maid for temporary safekeeping.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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10. The Exterminating Angel

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8.1/10
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79/100
Released: 1962
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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11. House

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7.4/10
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78/100
Released: 1977
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: Hoping to find a sense of connection to her late mother, Gorgeous takes a trip to the country to visit her aunt at their ancestral house. She invites her six friends, Prof, Melody, Mac, Fantasy, Kung Fu, and Sweet, to join her. The girls soon discover that there is more to the old house than meets the eye.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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12. Au Hasard Balthazar

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7.9/10
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78/100
Released: 1966
Drama

What it's about: A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of humankind. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly. Through Bresson’s unconventional approach to composition, sound, and narrative, this simple story becomes a moving parable about purity and transcendence.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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13. The Big Country

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7.9/10
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78/100
Released: 1958
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Retired wealthy sea captain Jim McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to the ranchers and ranch foreman Steve Leech takes an immediate dislike to him. Pat is spoiled, selfish and controlled by her wealthy father, Major Henry Terrill. The Major is involved in a ruthless civil war, over watering rights for cattle, with a rough hewn clan led by Rufus Hannassey. The land in question is owned by Julie Maragon and both Terrill and Hannassey want it.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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14. Local Hero

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7.3/10
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78/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Watership Down

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7.6/10
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77/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Animation, Cult

What it's about: When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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16. Exotica

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7.0/10
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77/100
Released: 1994Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric is having his own relationship problems with the club's female owner. Thomas, a mysterious pet-shop owner, is about to become unexpectedly involved in their lives.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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17. The Awful Truth

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7.7/10
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77/100
Released: 1937
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. Grey Gardens

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7.6/10
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77/100
Released: 1976Rated: PG
Documentary, Comedy

What it's about: Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith, two aging, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, are the sole inhabitants of a Long Island estate. The women reveal themselves to be misfits with outsized, engaging personalities. Much of the conversation is centered on their pasts, as mother and daughter now rarely leave home.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. My Life as a Dog

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7.6/10
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77/100
Released: 1985
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: A boy, obsessed with comparing himself with those less fortunate, experiences a different life at the home of his aunt and uncle in 1959 Sweden.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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20. Walkabout

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76/100
Released: 1971Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with harsh wilderness alone. They are saved by a chance encounter with an Aborigine boy who shows them how to survive, and in the process underscores the disharmony between nature and modern life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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21. Dersu Uzala

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8.3/10
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76/100
Released: 1975Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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22. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

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7.1/10
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75/100
Released: 1958Rated: G
Family, Fantasy

What it's about: When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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23. Cat People

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7.3/10
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75/100
Released: 1942
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna and American marine engineer Oliver Reed meet in Central Park, fall in love and marry after a brief courtship; but Irena won't consummate the union for fear that she will turn into a panther compelled to kill her lover, pursuant to a belief harbored by her home village.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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24. White God

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6.9/10
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74/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the streets. Hagen and his master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog’s best friend. Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and sent to the pound. With little hope inside there, the dogs will seize an opportunity to escape and revolt against mankind. Their revenge will be merciless. Lili may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. The Most Dangerous Game

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 1932Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: When legendary hunter Bob Rainsford is shipwrecked on the perilous reefs surrounding a mysterious island, he finds himself the guest of the reclusive and eccentric Count Zaroff. While he is very gracious at first, Zaroff eventually forces Rainsford and two other shipwreck survivors, brother and sister Eve and Martin Towbridge, to participate in a sadistic game of cat and mouse in which they are the prey and he is the hunter.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, HBO MAX, Epix & 2 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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26. Operation Petticoat

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7.3/10
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74/100
Released: 1959Rated: PG
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: A World War II submarine commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit sub, a con-man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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27. 45 Years

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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28. Simon of the Desert

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8.0/10
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73/100
Released: 1965
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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29. Kuroneko

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7.7/10
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73/100
Released: 1968
Horror, Drama

What it's about: In the Sengoku period, a woman and her daughter are raped and murdered by soldiers during a time of civil war. Afterwards, a series of samurai returning from the war through that area are found mysteriously dead with their throats torn out. The governor calls in a wild and fierce young hero to quell what is evidently an Onryō ghost. He encounters the two beautiful women in an eerie, beautiful scene. After spiritual purification, he meets the demon in a thrilling fight.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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30. Barking Dogs Never Bite

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7.0/10
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72/100
Released: 2000
Comedy

What it's about: An idle part-time college lecturer is annoyed by the yapping sound of a nearby dog. He decides to take drastic action.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, The Criterion Channel, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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31. King of the Hill

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7.4/10
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72/100
Released: 1993Rated: PG-13
Drama, History

What it's about: Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a German immigrant and traveling salesman working for the Hamilton Watch Company, is off on long trips from which the boy cannot be certain he will return.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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32. The White Balloon

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7.7/10
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71/100
Released: 1995
Family, Drama

What it's about: Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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33. Shivers

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6.5/10
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71/100
Released: 1975Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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34. The Kid Brother

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7.6/10
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71/100
Released: 1927Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: The most important family in Hickoryville is (not surprisingly) the Hickorys, with sheriff Jim and his tough manly sons Leo and Olin. The timid youngest son, Harold, doesn't have the muscles to match up to them, so he has to use his wits to win the respect of his strong father and also the love of beautiful Mary.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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35. Tabu

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7.4/10
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71/100
Released: 2012
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Lisbon, Portugal, 2010. Pilar, a pious woman devoted to social causes, maintains a peculiar relationship with her neighbor Aurora, a temperamental old woman obsessed with gambling who lives tormented by a mysterious past.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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36. National Velvet

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7.3/10
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70/100
Released: 1945Rated: G
Drama, Family

What it's about: Mi Taylor is a young wanderer and opportunist who finds himself in the quiet English countryside home of the Brown family. The youngest daughter, Velvet, has a passion for horses and when she wins the spirited steed Pie in a town lottery, Mi is encouraged to train the horse.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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37. Bell, Book and Candle

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6.8/10
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70/100
Released: 1958
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancee, so she enchants him to love her instead... only to fall in love with him for real.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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38. The Black Cat

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7.0/10
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70/100
Released: 1934
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: After a road accident in Hungary, the American honeymooners Joan and Peter and the enigmatic Dr. Werdegast find refuge in the house of the famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig, who shares a dark past with the doctor.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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39. The Housemaid

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7.3/10
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70/100
Released: 1960
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A piano composer's family moves into a new house; when his pregnant wife collapses from working to support the family, he hires a housemaid to help with housework.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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40. The Yearling

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7.2/10
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69/100
Released: 1946Rated: G
Drama, Family

What it's about: Jody convinces his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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41. The Hills Have Eyes

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6.3/10
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68/100
Released: 1977Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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42. Long Weekend

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6.6/10
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68/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG-13
Horror, Cult

What it's about: When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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43. Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

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6.5/10
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68/100
Released: 1956
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: A 400-foot (122-meter) fire-breathing dinosaur, awakened from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by hydrogen-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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44. Old Joy

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6.8/10
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68/100
Released: 2007
Drama

What it's about: Soon to be a father, Mark feels the pressure of domestic responsibility closing in, so he is more than happy to accept when his old friend Kurt proposes a camping trip in the Oregon wilderness. During their time together, the men come to grips with the changes in their lives and the effect on their relationship.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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45. Stromboli

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7.3/10
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67/100
Released: 1950
Drama

What it's about: After the end of World War II Karen, a young displaced woman from Lithuania, marries Italian fisherman Antonio to get away from her internment camp. But the life on Antonio's island, Stromboli, threatened by its volcano, is a tough one and Karen cannot get used to it.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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46. Westfront 1918

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7.4/10
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67/100
Released: 1930
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily terror fills their lives as the attacks on and from the French army ebb and flow. One of the men, Karl, goes home on leave only to discover the degradation forced on his family by wartime poverty. He returns to the lines in time to face an enormous attack by French tanks.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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47. Koko: A Talking Gorilla

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7.3/10
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66/100
Released: 1978
Documentary

What it's about: A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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48. Robinson Crusoe

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6.8/10
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66/100
Released: 1954Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: An English slave trader is marooned on a remote tropical island, forced to fend for himself and deal with crushing loneliness.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, The Criterion Channel, Fandor & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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49. Touki Bouki

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7.1/10
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65/100
Released: 1973
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A cowherd with a skull-mounted motorcycle and a university student meet in Dakar; put off by life in Senegal, they plan to make money in Paris.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel).

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50. Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator

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7.4/10
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65/100
Released: 1967Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: After many adventures, young female switchboard operator starts a love relationship with a serious young man. But while he's away on business, she gets lonely and succumbs to her colleague's passes. When the boyfriend returns, he gets into fight with the impregnated girl that ends up tragically with a killing.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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