The Best Greece Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy
Finding a good Greece 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 Greece movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Kanopy.
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).
2. The Trojan Women
What it's about: Hecuba and the other women of Troy rise to find their city in ruins and their cause lost. The city has fallen into Greek hands and it is likely their lot to become slaves of Greek soldiers. A messenger approaches to inform them that the lots have been drawn and each woman will be taken to the man who drew for her. Of particular interest is Hecuba's daughter, Cassandra, who is chosen for the Greek kings bedchamber. She has received word of this news already and is in hiding because she has sworn an oath to the gods that she will live as a virgin. When she is found she has some particularly nasty things to say about treatment at Greek hands.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).
3. Troilus and Cressida
What it's about: The bitter Trojan War drags on - the Greeks blame Achilles' apathy for low morale, while Troy's hero Hector challenges one of the enemy to a personal duel. And after her father exchanges Cressida for a Trojan prisoner, the war becomes personal for her distraught lover Troilus.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox & Kanopy).
4. Dogs of Democracy
What it's about: Dogs of Democracy is an essay-style documentary about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them. Author and first-time filmmaker Mary Zournazi explores life on the streets through the eyes of the dogs and peoples' experience. Shot in location in Athens, the birthplace of democracy, the documentary is about how Greece has become the 'stray dogs of Europe', and how the dogs have become a symbol of hope for the people and for the anti- austerity movement. A universal story about love and loyalty and what we might learn from animals and peoples' timeless quest for democracy.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).