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The Best Video Games Movies and TV Shows on The Criterion Channel

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

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1. The Seventh Seal

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8.2/10
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87/100
Released: 1957
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof and his wife, Mia, and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.

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

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2. Vivre Sa Vie

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8.0/10
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80/100
Released: 1962
Drama

What it's about: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.

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

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3. Stranger Than Paradise

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7.5/10
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79/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous Florida suburb.

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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4. Purple Noon

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7.8/10
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78/100
Released: 1960Rated: PG-13
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.

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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5. The Long Good Friday

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7.6/10
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77/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future Olympic Games. However, a series of bombings targets his empire on the very weekend the Americans are in town. Shand is convinced there is a traitor in his organization, and sets out to eliminate the rat in typically ruthless fashion.

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

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6. The Most Dangerous Game

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76/100
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 (PopcornFlix, SnagFilms & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Prime Video, 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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7. Europa

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75/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Postwar Germany, 1945. Leopold Kessler, an American of German descent, works as a sleeping car conductor for the Zentropa railway line. When he meets Katharina Hartmann, the railroad owner's daughter, and they fall in love, his life intersects with the dark and violent path of a mysterious organization opposed to the United States army military occupation.

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

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8. Pandora's Box

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74/100
Released: 1929Rated: PG-13
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Lulu is a young woman so beautiful and alluring that few can resist her siren charms. The men drawn into her web include respectable newspaper publisher Dr. Ludwig Schön, his musical producer son Alwa, circus performer Rodrigo Quast and Lulu's seedy old friend, Schigolch. When Lulu's charms inevitably lead to tragedy, the downward spiral encompasses them all.

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

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9. The Man with the Golden Arm

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7.4/10
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74/100
Released: 1955
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Vudu & IMDb TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, Secrets of Cinema & 2 others) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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10. Rebels of the Neon God

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7.6/10
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72/100
Released: 1993
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Defying his parents, disaffected youth Hsiao Kang drops out of the local cram school to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a young hoodlum, and their relationship is a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry that soon leads to trouble.

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

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11. Born Free

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72/100
Released: 1966Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: At a national park in Kenya, English game warden George Adamson and his wife, Joy, care for three orphaned lion cubs. After the two larger lions are shipped off to a zoo in the Netherlands, the smallest of the three, Elsa, stays with the couple. When Elsa is blamed for causing an elephant stampede in the nearby village, head warden John Kendall demands the young lion either be trained to survive in the wilds of the Serengeti or be sent to a zoo.

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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12. Le Million

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70/100
Released: 1931Rated: PG
Musical, Comedy

What it's about: Debt-ridden painter Michel is overcome with joy at discovering that he has just won 1 million florins in the Dutch lottery, but almost immediately, he discovers that his softhearted girlfriend, Béatrice, has given away his jacket containing the winning ticket to an elderly petty thief. Soon Michel, Beatrice and Michel's artistic rival, Prosper, are hurtling through the streets of Paris on the trail of the missing jacket.

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

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13. Fox and His Friends

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70/100
Released: 1975
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Fox, a former circus performer, wins the lottery of DM 500,000 and can now have the life and things that he has always wanted. While he wants to climb up the social ladder, it isn't without turmoil, and being torn between his old working class roots, and the shiny new facade of middle class consciousness.

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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14. Bay of Angels

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7.3/10
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Released: 1963
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A bank clerk is drawn into the risky world of a gorgeous gambling addict.

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

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15. Husbands

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Released: 1970Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be short-lived.

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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16. The Immigrant

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7.7/10
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60/100
Released: 1917
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An European immigrant endures a challenging voyage only to get into trouble as soon as he arrives in New York.

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

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17. King Solomon's Mines

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57/100
Released: 1937
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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18. Chinese Roulette

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55/100
Released: 1976
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A husband and wife lie to each other about their weekend travel plans, only to both show up at the family's country house with their lovers.

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

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19. Bumping Into Broadway

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40/100
Released: 1919Rated: G
Comedy

What it's about: A young playwright spends his last cent to pay the past-due rent for the pretty dancer who's his boarding house next-door neighbor. Soon after, he winds up at a gambling club, where he wins big - just before a police raid.

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