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The Best Mature Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy

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

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1. Oldboy

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8.4/10
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92/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Tubi & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Shudder, Sundance Now & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Vudu & FandangoNOW).

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2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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87/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Sundance Now & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. The 400 Blows

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8.1/10
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86/100
Released: 1959
Crime, Drama

What it's about: For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.

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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4. The Squid and the Whale

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7.3/10
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83/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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5. Dogtooth

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7.3/10
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82/100
Released: 2009
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence 'the sea' refers to a large armchair and 'zombies' are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the uber-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. First Reformed

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Released: 2018Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: A pastor of a small church in upstate New York starts to spiral out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.

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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7. Belle de Jour

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80/100
Released: 1967Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine begins to work there during the day under the name Belle de Jour. But when one of her clients grows possessive, she must try to go back to her normal life.

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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8. Mustang

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80/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.

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

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9. Vivre Sa Vie

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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 subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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10. Dead Ringers

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79/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire, but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shout Factory TV & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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11. Three Colors: White

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Released: 1994Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Polish immigrant Karol Karol finds himself out of a marriage, a job and a country when his French wife, Dominique, divorces him after six months due to his impotence. Forced to leave France after losing the business they jointly owned, Karol enlists fellow Polish expatriate Mikolah to smuggle him back to their homeland.

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

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12. Once Were Warriors

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78/100
Released: 1994Rated: R
Crime, Independent

What it's about: A drama about a Maori family living in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.

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

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13. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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7.0/10
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78/100
Released: 2014
Horror, Drama

What it's about: In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. Murmur of the Heart

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Released: 1971Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: This loosely plotted coming-of-age tale follows the life of 15-year-old Laurent Chevalier as he stumbles his way over the burgeoning swell of adolescence in 1950s France. After having his first sexual experience with a prostitute and dodging the lips of a priest, Chevalier contracts a case of scarlet fever. When the fever leaves him with a heart murmur, Chevalier is placed in a sanatorium, along with his over-attentive and adulterous mother.

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

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15. Sansho the Bailiff

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78/100
Released: 1954
Drama, Independent

What it's about: In medieval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

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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16. La Belle Noiseuse

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Released: 1992
Drama

What it's about: The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on his countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he long ago stopped: La Belle Noiseuse. And he wants Marianne as model. The now starting creative process changes life for everyone. It is a struggle for truth, life and sense, and the question where the limits of arts are or whether art is limitless.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (Prime Video, Microsoft & FandangoNOW).

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17. Holy Motors

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7.1/10
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77/100
Released: 2012
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, sometimes youthful, sometimes old. By turns murderer, beggar, company chairman, monstrous creature, worker, family man.

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

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18. 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 subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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19. Tomboy

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7.4/10
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Released: 2011
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Mickaël.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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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 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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21. The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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77/100
Released: 2018
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: In 1993, teenager Cameron is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. Run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh and her brother, Reverend Rick, the center is built upon repenting for "same sex attraction." In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners including the amputee stoner Jane, and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam. Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family as they fight to survive.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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22. The Doors

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Released: 1991Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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23. Sex and Lucía

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76/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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24. Bitter Moon

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Released: 1992Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: An embittered husband, paralyzed and in a wheelchair, buttonholes a complete stranger and begins to tell him the story of his marriage. The stranger would like to escape, but cannot. For one thing he grows fascinated by the story. For another he is mesmerized by the man's wife, who has perfected that trick of looking a man boldly in the eye until, by looking away, he concedes sexual supremacy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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25. La Collectionneuse

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75/100
Released: 1967
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men.

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

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26. Elena

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Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Vladimir is reaching the end of his life and decides to leave his wealth to his only daughter, cutting out his wife and her son from his will.

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

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27. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

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Released: 2005Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Mr. Lazarescu is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is indeed sick, and an ambulance arrives with a nurse who has a few ideas about what could be the problem. However, a major traffic accident and poor organization leaves little room in Romanian hospitals for the fading Lazarescu.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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28. In the House

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Released: 2012Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy’s intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Vudu & PlayStation Store).

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29. Claire's Knee

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Released: 1970
Drama, Independent

What it's about: On the eve of his wedding, on holiday on the Lake Annecy shore, a career diplomat visits an old acquaintance, perhaps a former girlfriend. Through her he meets an intense teenager, Laura, and then lusts after her sister, Claire. Whilst Laura attempts to flirt with him, his fantasy becomes focused on wanting to caress Claire's knee.

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

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30. Love in the Afternoon

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Released: 1972Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: The last of Rohmer's Six Moral Tales. Frederic leads a bourgeois life; he is a partner in a small Paris office and is happily married to Helene, a teacher expecting her second child. In the afternoons, Frederic daydreams about other women, but has no intention of taking any action. One day, Chloe, who had been a mistress of an old friend, begins dropping by his office. They meet as friends, irregularly in the afternoons, till eventually Chloe decides to seduce Frederic, causing him a moral dilemma.

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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31. Lolita

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74/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.

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

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32. The Silence

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Released: 1963Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen during their stay. Anna provokes her sister by enjoying a dalliance with a local man, while the boy, left to himself, has a series of enigmatic encounters that heighten the growing air of isolation.

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

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33. The Whistleblower

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Released: 2010Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Based on the experiences of Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) who discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring while serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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34. Vengeance Is Mine

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Released: 1979Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic family—into a cold, perverse, and at times diabolically funny examination of the primitive coexisting with the modern. More than just a true-crime tale, Vengeance Is Mine bares humanity’s snarling id.

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, Prime Video & Vudu).

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35. Going Places

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Released: 1974Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeoisie holds dear, whether it’s cars, peace of mind, or daughters. Marie-Ange, a jaded, passive hairdresser, joins them as lover, cook, and mother confessor. She’s on her own search for seemingly unattainable sexual pleasure.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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36. In the Realm of the Senses

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Released: 1976Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.

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

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37. Room at the Top

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Released: 1959
Drama, Romance

What it's about: An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Shout Factory TV & Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Shout Factory TV & Kanopy).

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38. Mean Creek

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Released: 2004Rated: R
Crime, LGBTQ

What it's about: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their actions.

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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39. Compliance

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Released: 2012Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: On a particularly busy day at a suburban Ohio fast food joint, high-strung manager Sandra receives a phone call from a police officer saying that an employee, a pretty young blonde named Becky, has stolen money from a customer.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Dox, Monsters Nightmares & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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40. Blind

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6.9/10
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73/100
Released: 2014
Drama

What it's about: Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home—a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. After a while, Ingrid starts to feel the presence of her husband in the flat when he is supposed to be at work. At the same time, her lonely neighbor who has grown tired of even the most extreme pornography shifts his attention to a woman across the street. Ingrid knows about this but her real problems lie within, not beyond the walls of her apartment, and her deepest fears and repressed fantasies soon take over.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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41. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

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7.0/10
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72/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Recently released from a mental hospital, Ricky ties up Marina, a film star he once had sex with and keeps her hostage.

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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42. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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7.3/10
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72/100
Released: 1963
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Three tales of very different women using their sexuality as a means to getting what they want.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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43. Tetsuo: The Iron Man

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7.0/10
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72/100
Released: 1989
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a 1989 Japanese cyberpunk film by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto produced by Japan Home Video. This, his third film, is an extremely graphic but also strikingly-filmed fantasy shot in the same low-budget, underground-production style as his first two films. Revolving around the transformation of people into grotesque hybrids of flesh and metal, Tetsuo is above all an overwhelming audiovisual experience, set to a brain-pounding score by Chu Ishikawa and complemented by suitably exaggerated sound effects.

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

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44. Pygmalion

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7.8/10
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72/100
Released: 1939
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: When linguistics professor Henry Higgins boasts that he can pass off Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle as a princess with only six months' training, Colonel George Pickering takes him up on the bet. Eliza moves into Higgins's home and begins her rigorous training after the professor comes to a financial agreement with her dustman father, Alfred. But the plucky young woman is not the only one undergoing a transformation.

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

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45. The Silence

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7.0/10
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72/100
Released: 2010
Crime, Drama

What it's about: 13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.

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

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46. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

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7.2/10
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72/100
Released: 1970
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: Valerie, a Czechoslovakian teenager living with her grandmother, is blossoming into womanhood, but that transformation proves secondary to the effects she experiences when she puts on a pair of magic earrings. Now seeing the world around her in a different light, Valerie must endure her sexual awakening while attempting to discern reality from fantasy as she encounters lecherous priest Gracian, a vampire-like stranger and otherworldly carnival folk.

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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47. McLintock!

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7.2/10
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72/100
Released: 1963
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Aging rancher George Washington McLintock, a wealthy self-made man, is forced to deal with numerous personal and professional problems. Seemingly everyone wants a piece of his enormous farmstead, including high-ranking government men, McLintock's own sons and nearby Native Americans. As McLintock tries to juggle his various adversaries, his wife, who left him two years previously, suddenly returns. But she isn't interested in her husband -- she wants custody of their daughter.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Kanopy & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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48. Under the Silver Lake

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6.5/10
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72/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy.

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

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49. Stranger by the Lake

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6.9/10