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The Best Music Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy

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

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1. La Haine

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Released: 1995
Crime, Drama

What it's about: After a chaotic night of rioting in a marginal suburb of Paris, three young friends, Vinz, Hubert and Saïd, wander around unoccupied waiting for news about the state of health of a mutual friend who has been seriously injured when confronting the police…

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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2. The Conversation

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Released: 1974Rated: PG
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, CBS All Access & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Three Colors: Blue

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Released: 1993Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. But avoiding human interactions on the bustling streets of Paris proves impossible, and she eventually meets up with Olivier, an old friend who harbors a secret love for her, and who could draw her back to reality.

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

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4. Tokyo Story

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Released: 1953
Drama

What it's about: The elderly Shukishi and his wife, Tomi, take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi, a doctor, and their daughter, Shige, a hairdresser, don't have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko, the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.

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

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5. Green Room

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Released: 2015Rated: R
Crime, Horror

What it's about: A punk rock band becomes trapped in a secluded venue after finding a scene of violence. For what they saw, the band themselves become targets of violence from a gang of white power skinheads, who want to eliminate all evidence of the crime.

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

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6. Le Samouraï

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Released: 1967Rated: PG
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his armor of fedora and trench coat can protect him. An elegantly stylized masterpiece of cool by maverick director Jean‑Pierre Melville, Le samouraï is a razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, ConTV, The Criterion Channel & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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7. Tangerines

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Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: War in Abkhazia 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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8. A Hard Day's Night

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Released: 1964Rated: G
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band have to use all their guile and wit to avoid the pursuing fans and press to reach their scheduled television performance, in spite of Paul's troublemaking grandfather and Ringo's arrest.

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

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9. Ernest & Celestine

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80/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Celestine is a little mouse trying to avoid a dental career; Ernest is a big bear craving an artistic outlet. When Celestine meets Ernest, they overcome their natural enmity by forging a life of crime together.

Where to Watch: Available to 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. Victoria

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Released: 2015
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

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

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11. The Exterminating Angel

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Released: 1962
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room.

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

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12. A Brighter Summer Day

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Released: 1991
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.

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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13. A Ghost Story

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Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. 20th Century Women

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79/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour – to help with Jamie's upbringing.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Sansho the Bailiff

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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. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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Released: 1964Rated: PG-13
Drama, Musical

What it's about: This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and Geneviève make love. She becomes pregnant and must choose between waiting for Guy's return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.

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

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17. The Double Life of Véronique

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Released: 1991Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Véronique is a beautiful young French woman who aspires to be a renowned singer; Weronika lives in Poland, has a similar career goal and looks identical to Véronique, though the two are not related. The film follows both women as they contend with the ups and downs of their individual lives, with Véronique embarking on an unusual romance with Alexandre Fabbri, a puppeteer who may be able to help her with her existential issues.

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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18. Jules and Jim

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Released: 1962
Drama, Romance

What it's about: In the carefree days before World War I, introverted Austrian author Jules strikes up a friendship with the exuberant Frenchman Jim. Both men fall for the impulsive and beautiful Catherine, but it's Jules who wins her hand. After the war, Jim visits Jules, Catherine and their daughter in their Austrian home and discovers not only that his feelings for Catherine are unchanged, but also that they're reciprocated.

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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19. Autumn Sonata

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Released: 1978Rated: PG
Drama, Musical

What it's about: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional night, the pair reopen the wounds of the past. Charlotte gets another shock when she finds out that her mentally impaired daughter, Helena, is out of the asylum and living with Eva.

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

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20. Big Night

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Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.

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

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21. A Street Cat Named Bob

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Released: 2016
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), 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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22. Quadrophenia

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Released: 1979Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO, Qello Concerts & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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23. Frank

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Released: 2014Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

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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24. Mystery Train

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Released: 1989Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: In Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of a single night, the Arcade Hotel, run by an eccentric night clerk and a clueless bellboy, is visited by a young Japanese couple traveling in search of the roots of rock; an Italian woman in mourning who stumbles upon a fleeing charlatan girl; and a comical trio of accidental thieves looking for a place to hide…

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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25. Murmur of the Heart

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Released: 1971Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

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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26. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

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Released: 1953
Comedy

What it's about: Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom.

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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27. 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 watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, CBS All Access & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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28. The Young Girls of Rochefort

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Released: 1967Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. They are both looking for love, without being aware that their ideal partner is very close...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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29. The Blue Angel

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Released: 1930Rated: PG-13
Drama, Musical

What it's about: Prim professor Immanuel Rath finds some of his students ogling racy photos of cabaret performer Lola Lola and visits a local club, The Blue Angel, in an attempt to catch them there. Seeing Lola perform, the teacher is filled with lust, eventually resigning his position at the school to marry the young woman. However, his marriage to a coquette -- whose job is to entice men -- proves to be more difficult than Rath imagined.

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

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30. Carnival of Souls

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Released: 1962Rated: PG
Horror, Cult

What it's about: Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish man. As the visions begin to occur more frequently, Mary finds herself drawn to the deserted carnival on the outskirts of town. The strangely alluring carnival may hold the secret to her tragic past.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Fandor & 5 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix & AMC) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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31. Shoot the Piano Player

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Released: 1960
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Charlie is a former classical pianist who has changed his name and now plays jazz in a grimy Paris bar. When Charlie's brothers, Richard and Chico, surface and ask for Charlie's help while on the run from gangsters they have scammed, he aids their escape. Soon Charlie and Lena, a waitress at the same bar, face trouble when the gangsters arrive, looking for his brothers.

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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32. Le Doulos

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Released: 1962
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: Enigmatic gangster Silien, who may or may not be responsible for squealing on Faugel, is released from the slammer and already involved in what should have been a simple heist. By the end of this brutal, twisting, and multilayered policier, who will be left to trust?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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33. Bodied

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Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & YouTube Premium) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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34. The Music Room

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Released: 1958
Drama, Musical

What it's about: A wealthy landlord who lives a decadent life with his wife and son. His passion - his wife would call it his addiction - is music, and he spends a great deal of his fortune on concerts held for the locals in his magnificent music room. He feels threatened by his neighbour, a commoner who has attained riches through business dealings. His passion for music and quest for social respect are his undoing, as he sacrifices his family and wealth trying to retain it.

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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35. The Man with the Golden Arm

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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, Mubi & 4 others), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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36. As It Is in Heaven

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Released: 2004
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A musical romantic tragedy about a famous composer who moves back to his small hometown after having had heart troubles. His search for a simple everyday life leads him into teaching the local church choir which is not easily accepted by the town yet the choir builds a great love for their teacher.

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

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37. Black Orpheus

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Released: 1959Rated: PG
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Young lovers Orfeu and Eurydice run through the favelas of Rio during Carnaval, on the lam from a hitman dressed like Death and Orfeu's vengeful fiancée Mira and passing between moments of fantasy and stark reality. This impressionistic retelling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice introduced bossa nova to the world with its soundtrack by young Brazilian composers Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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38. Shadows

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7.3/10
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73/100
Released: 1959Rated: PG
Drama, Romance

What it's about: John Cassavetes’s directorial debut revolves around a romance in New York City between Lelia, a light- skinned black woman, and Tony, a white man. The relationship is put in jeopardy when Tony meets Lelia’s darker-skinned jazz singer brother, Hugh, and discovers that her racial heritage is not what he thought it was. Shot on location in Manhattan with a mostly nonprofessional cast and crew, Shadows is a penetrating work that is widely considered the forerunner of the American independent film movement.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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39. Tokyo Drifter

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7.2/10
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73/100
Released: 1966
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: After yakuza boss Kurata dissolves his own criminal empire, a rival kingpin offers a position to Kurata's top operative, Tetsuya "Phoenix Tetsu" Hondo. When the fiercely loyal Tetsu declines, Otsuka taps unstoppable Tatsuzo the "Viper", a ruthless gun-for-hire, to assassinate him. As the Viper trails his target through the countryside, the agile Phoenix Tetsu grows concerned that one of his former associates has betrayed him.

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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40. Beyond the Lights

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6.9/10
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72/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's love give Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be?

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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41. Sita Sings the Blues

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7.6/10
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72/100
Released: 2008
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

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

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42. D.O.A.

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7.3/10
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72/100
Released: 1950Rated: G
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Frank Bigelow is about to die, and he knows it. The accountant has been poisoned and has only 24 hours before the lethal concoction kills him. Determined to find out who his murderer is, Frank, with the help of his assistant and girlfriend, Paula, begins to trace back over his last steps. As he frantically tries to unravel the mystery behind his own impending demise, his sleuthing leads him to a group of crooked businessmen and another murder.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix, Secrets of Cinema & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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43. The Harder They Come

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6.9/10
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71/100
Released: 1972Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Ivanhoe Martin arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, looking for work and, after some initial struggles, lands a recording contract as a reggae singer. He records his first song, "The Harder They Come," but after a bitter dispute with a manipulative producer named Hilton, soon finds himself resorting to petty crime in order to pay the bills. He deals marijuana, kills some abusive cops and earns local folk hero status. Meanwhile, his record is topping the charts.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Qello Concerts, Kanopy & 1 other), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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44. Chico & Rita

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7.2/10
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71/100
Released: 2010
Animation, Romance

What it's about: Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

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

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45. The Day of the Beast

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7.4/10
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71/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The story revolves around a Basque Roman Catholic priest dedicated to committing as many sins as possible (Angulo), a death metal salesman from Carabanchel (Segura), and the Italian host of a TV show on the occult (De Razza). These go on a literal "trip" through Christmas-time Madrid to hunt for and prevent the reincarnation of the Antichrist.

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

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46. Lords of Chaos

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6.5/10
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71/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1990s results in a very violent outcome.

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

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47. In Your Eyes

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7.0/10
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71/100
Released: 2014
Romance, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Two seemingly unconnected souls from different corners of the United States make a telepathic bond that allows them to see, hear and feel the other's experiences, creating a bond that apparently can't be broken.

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

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48. All About Lily Chou-Chou

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7.6/10
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71/100
Released: 2001
Crime, Independent

What it's about: Charts the troubled teenage years of students Yuichi Hasumi and Shusuke Hoshino, exploring the shifting and complex power dynamics of their relationship against the backdrop of Yuichi's love for the dreamy and abstract music of fictional pop star Lily Chou-Chou.

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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