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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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91/100
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 popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 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 subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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3. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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7.5/10
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78/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

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

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4. Antonia's Line

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7.4/10
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70/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

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 TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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5. Full Moon in Paris

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7.6/10
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70/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: "He who has two women loses his soul, he who has two houses loses his mind." So it goes with Louise played by Pascale Ogier who 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 TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Hannah Arendt

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7.1/10
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68/100
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, Sundance Now & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. Louder Than Bombs

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6.6/10
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65/100
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 stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Drone

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28/100
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, IndieFlix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).