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The Best Genius Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy

Finding a good Genius 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 Genius movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Kanopy.

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1. Ex Machina

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7.7/10
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90/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime, Hoopla & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Vivre Sa Vie

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8.0/10
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79/100
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. Hannah Arendt

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71/100
Released: 2012
Biography, Drama

What it's about: HANNAH ARENDT is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever heard before. Her work instantly provokes a furious scandal, and Arendt stands strong as she is attacked by friends and foes alike. But as the German-Jewish émigré also struggles to suppress her own painful associations with the past, the film exposes her beguiling blend of arrogance and vulnerability — revealing a soul defined and derailed by exile.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy).

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4. Full Moon in Paris

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Released: 1984Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Louise is dissatisfied with her mundane life in a bleak Parisian new-town. She rents a pied-à-terre in the city so she can experience independence.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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5. Antonia's Line

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Released: 1995Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around her include quirky friend Crooked Finger, would-be suitor Bas and, eventually for Antonia, a granddaughter and great-granddaughter who help create a strong family of empowered women.

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

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6. Examined Life

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65/100
Released: 2008
Documentary

What it's about: Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets. Offering privileged moments with great thinkers from fields ranging from moral philosophy to cultural theory, Examined Life reveals philosophy's power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Kanopy).

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7. Louder Than Bombs

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Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Three years after his wife, acclaimed photographer Isabelle Reed, dies in a car crash, Gene keeps everyday life going with his shy teenage son, Conrad. A planned exhibition of Isabelle’s photographs prompts Gene's older son, Jonah, to return to the house he grew up in - and for the first time in a very long time, the father and the two brothers are living under the same roof.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Socrates

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Released: 1971
Biography, History

What it's about: A false accusation leads the philosopher Socrates to trial and condemnation in 4th century BC Athens.

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

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9. Einstein's Universe

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Released: 1979
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What it's about: A documentary produced in 1979 to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Albert Einstein. Narrated and hosted by Peter Ustinov and written by Nigel Calder.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. The Altruism Revolution

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37/100
Released: 2015
Documentary

What it's about: For generations, we have believed that man is driven by ruthless self-interest. But over the past decade, this idea has been increasingly challenged. New research from fields as diverse as political science, psychology, sociology and experimental economics is forcing us to rethink human actions and motivation. ‘The Altruism Revolution’ examines the scientific reasons behind the call for a more caring society.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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11. Drone

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Released: 2014
Drama, Independent

What it's about: A worker drone, David Blunt undergoes psychotherapy sessions and through this comes to face the meaning of his own existence. His life is allegorically represented and visually juxtaposed to that of a worker bee (a 'drone'), dealing with issues of existentialism and individualism in a modern neo-liberalist society. An M&B Arts Productions film.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Kanopy & IndieFlix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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