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The Best New York Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy

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

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1. Good Time

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7.4/10
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83/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.

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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2. The Squid and the Whale

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7.3/10
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82/100
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 (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, The Criterion Channel & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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3. A Most Violent Year

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7.0/10
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79/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime, Kanopy, fuboTV & 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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4. First Reformed

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7.1/10
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79/100
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 & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Stranger Than Paradise

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7.5/10
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79/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous Florida suburb.

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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6. Scarlet Street

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7.8/10
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79/100
Released: 1945
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Cashier and part-time starving artist Christopher Cross is absolutely smitten with the beautiful Kitty March. Kitty plays along, but she's really only interested in Johnny, a two-bit crook. When Kitty and Dan find out that art dealers are interested in Chris' work, they con him into letting Kitty take credit for the paintings. Cross allows it because he is in love with Kitty, but his love will only let her get away with so much.

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

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7. My Dinner with Andre

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7.8/10
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78/100
Released: 1981Rated: PG
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.

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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8. The Skeleton Twins

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6.8/10
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76/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Epix & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Alice in the Cities

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8.0/10
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75/100
Released: 1974
Drama, Travel

What it's about: German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer’s block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter Alice doing the same. The three become friends (almost out of necessity) and while the mother asks Winter to mind Alice temporarily, it quickly becomes apparent that Alice will be his responsibility for longer than he expected. After returning to Europe, the innocent friendship between Winter and Alice grows as they travel together through various European cities on a quest for Alice’s grandmother.

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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10. The Wanderers

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7.4/10
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74/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Drama, Cult

What it's about: The streets of the Bronx are owned by '60s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’

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

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11. Denial

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74/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

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

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12. Bringing Out the Dead

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6.8/10
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74/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying taking calls where he might have to face one more victim he couldn't help, yet cannot quit the job on his own.

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

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13. The Naked City

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73/100
Released: 1948
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The Naked City portrays the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, finding the girl's killer.

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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14. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

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7.0/10
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72/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, Giuseppe, Nerf and Mike.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix & 4 others), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Nothing Sacred

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69/100
Released: 1937Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix, Kanopy & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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16. People, Places, Things

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68/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing being a parent to his young twin daughters and teaching a classroom full of college students, all the while trying to navigate the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.

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

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17. Keep the Change

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6.3/10
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68/100
Released: 2018
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: When aspiring filmmaker David is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn't belong there. But when he's assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah, sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah's romantic past, David's judgmental mother, and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like.

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

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18. Parting Glances

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7.2/10
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68/100
Released: 1986
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Michael and Robert, two gay men living in Brooklyn, spend their last day together before Robert leaves for Africa on work assignment. Michael still has feelings for his friend Nick, who has AIDS.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Fandor, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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19. The Light of the Moon

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6.3/10
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67/100
Released: 2017
Drama

What it's about: After a New York City woman is sexually assaulted while walking home one evening, she struggles to accept the truth and rediscover the intimacy within her relationship.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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20. Short Eyes

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7.0/10
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66/100
Released: 1977Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City’s infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix & Kanopy) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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21. Party Monster

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6.3/10
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65/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose to the top... and there was no place to go but down.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Vudu & IMDb 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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22. A Shock to the System

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6.7/10
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64/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a loud-mouthed yuppie associate, Graham unleashes his rage on an overly aggressive panhandler, who he accidently kills by pushing him into the path of an oncoming subway train. He re-thinks his problems with an entirely new solution. First, he arranges an "accident" for his annoying wife. Then he creates another "mishap" for his boss. It seems like the world is once more Graham's oyster…but a missing cigarette lighter and a prying police detective may change all that.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax, Fandor, Shout Factory TV & 1 other) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax).

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23. Little Lord Fauntleroy

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7.3/10
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63/100
Released: 1936
Drama, Family

What it's about: An American boy turns out to be the heir of a wealthy British earl. He is sent to live with the irritable and unsentimental aristocrat, his grandfather.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Epix, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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24. Like Sunday, Like Rain

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6.9/10
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62/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama, Musical

What it's about: A struggling musician becomes a 12-year-old musical prodigy's guardian for a summer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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25. Breathe In

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6.4/10
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61/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.

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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26. The Immigrant

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7.7/10
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60/100
Released: 1917
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An European immigrant endures a challenging voyage only to get into trouble as soon as he arrives in New York.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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27. Sidewalk Stories

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7.1/10
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60/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: A street artist (Charles Lane) rescues a baby girl (Nicole Alysia) after her father is murdered. The artist then sets off to find the mother, but has to first learn how to care for the child. Ultimately he ends up in a horse drawn chase of the murderers.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), 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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28. Fear City

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5.7/10
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57/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye, hired by the strip club owners, set out to find him before he strikes again.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, PopcornFlix, Shout Factory TV & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shout Factory TV & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Microsoft & YouTube).

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29. The New York Ripper

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6.4/10
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56/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix, Full Moon & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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30. Stonewall

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5.2/10
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56/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: "Stonewall" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.

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

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31. The Exploding Girl

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6.3/10
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56/100
Released: 2010
Drama, Romance

What it's about: On a summer break from college, Ivy, a young epileptic woman, struggles to balance her feelings for her fledgling boyfriend while her friend Al crashes with her for the season.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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32. The Driller Killer

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5.1/10
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55/100
Released: 1979
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, FilmBox, Full Moon & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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33. The Boy Downstairs

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5.7/10
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54/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A young woman is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex boyfriend's apartment building.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Tubi & IMDb 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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34. Day Dreams

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6.9/10
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51/100
Released: 1922
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: In order to impress the father of a girl he is keen on, Buster goes to the city in search of work. In his letters home he writes of his various jobs which her imagination expands into much nobler ones than those that he is actually attempting.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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35. The Missing Person

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6.1/10
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49/100
Released: 2009
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Persuaded by a large reward, Rosow is charged with bringing the missing person back to his wife in New York City.

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

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36. Set Fire to the Stars

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5.7/10
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49/100
Released: 2014
Biography, Drama

What it's about: An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.

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

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37. Between Us

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4.7/10
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48/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A New York couple and their Midwestern friends find that drastic changes have occurred in their respective lives since they last met.

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

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38. Two Men in Manhattan

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6.7/10
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46/100
Released: 1959
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Two French journalists become embroiled in a criminal plot in New York City involving a disappeared United Nations diplomat.

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

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39. Personal Problems

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7.1/10
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45/100
Released: 1980
Drama

What it's about: An “experimental soap opera” centered on a Harlem nurse, her husband, her father-in-law, and her lover.

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

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40. May in the Summer

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5.7/10
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43/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A bride-to-be is forced to reevaluate her life when she reunites with her family in Jordan and finds herself confronted with the aftermath of her parents’ divorce.

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

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41. Loitering with Intent

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4.5/10
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42/100
Released: 2014
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Fledgling screenwriters retreat to a quiet country manor to work on their script, but a constellation of needy characters produces constant interruptions.

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

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42. Coney Island

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8.2/10
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38/100
Released: 1991
History, Documentary

What it's about: Coney Island is the story of a tiny spit of land at the foot of Brooklyn that at the turn of the century became the most extravagant playground in the country. In scale, in variety, in sheer inventiveness, Coney Island was unlike anything anyone had ever seen, and sooner or later everyone came to see it. "Coney," one man said in 1904, "is the most bewilderingly up-to-date place of amusement in the world." Coney Island is a lively and absorbing portrait of the extraordinary amusement empire that astonished, delighted and shocked the nation -- and took Americans from the Victorian age into the modern world.

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

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43. The Rise & Fall of Penn Station

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7.8/10
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38/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad successfully accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East Rivers, connecting the railroad to New York and New England, knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States. The tunnels terminated in what was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station. Penn Station covered nearly eight acres, extended two city blocks, and housed one of the largest public spaces in the world. But just 53 years after the station’s opening, the monumental building that was supposed to last forever, to herald and represent the American Empire, was slated to be destroyed.

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

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44. Salam

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7.9/10
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38/100
Released: 2018
Drama

What it's about: A female Lyft driver navigates the night shift in New York City while waiting to hear life-or-death news from her family in Syria.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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45. Babygirl

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6.2/10
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35/100
Released: 2012
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Set in the Bronx, BABYGIRL is a bittersweet drama about teenager Lena, who, since she can remember, has watched her mom Lucy squander her life on a series of deadbeat men. When Victor (her mom's latest boy toy) starts hitting on her, Lena sets up an elaborate honey-trap, hoping to show her mom what a scumbag the guy really is. But the plan backfires. Trapped in a twisted love triangle between Victor and her mom, Lena realizes that the only way out is to stand up and confront some difficult home truths.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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46. The Girl on the Train

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4.3/10
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35/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When documentary filmmaker Danny Hart boards a train at Grand Central Station he has no reason to expect anything more than a pleasant ride to upstate New York to interview the subjects for his latest project. But a chance encounter with a mysterious young woman leads him on a journey of a very different sort. Within the blink of an eye his life of complacency is left behind for a world in which the line between fantasy and reality is blurred...a world of intrigue, danger, and the possibility of blood

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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47. Landing Up

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4.8/10
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33/100
Released: 2017
Drama

What it's about: When a young woman finds herself living life on the streets she learns the art of picking up men to put a roof over her head. But when she meets the guy of her dreams her secret threatens to ruin their perfect relationship.

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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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48. Kristina Talking Pictures

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7.4/10
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30/100
Released: 1976
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Kristina, a self-named Hungarian female lion tamer, arrives in New York to become a dance choreographer. Kristina, now a middle-class NYC artist concerned about the environment, has a sailor lover named Raoul. The film, a collage work, an essay film, a fictional narrative and a documentary all rolled into one, is one of the most important independent American feminists films made during the 1970's.

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