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The Best Political Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy

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

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1. The Great Dictator

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89/100
Released: 1940Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

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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2. Ikiru

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8.3/10
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86/100
Released: 1952
Drama

What it's about: Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged man who has worked in the same monotonous bureaucratic position for decades. Learning he has cancer, he starts to look for the meaning of his life.

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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3. His Girl Friday

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Released: 1940
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Vudu & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix, Hoopla & 3 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. The Battle of Algiers

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83/100
Released: 1966
Drama, History

What it's about: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.

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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5. To Be or Not to Be

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Released: 1942Rated: G
Comedy

What it's about: During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

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

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6. '71

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Released: 2014Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.

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

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7. Sanjuro

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Released: 1962
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Kurosawa's tightly paced, beautifully composed "Sanjuro." In this companion piece and sequel to "Yojimbo," jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a proper samurai on its ear.

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. An Inconvenient Truth

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81/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG
Documentary

What it's about: A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

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

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9. Au Revoir les Enfants

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Released: 1987Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.

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

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10. Bacurau

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81/100
Released: 2019
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: Bacurau, a small town in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their community has vanished from most maps.

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

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11. Trumbo

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80/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.

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

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12. First Reformed

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80/100
Released: 2018
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 subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime, Hoopla & 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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13. Embrace of the Serpent

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80/100
Released: 2015
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel through the Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them. Inspired by the journals of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes.

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

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14. The Conformist

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8.0/10
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79/100
Released: 1970Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

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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15. Amarcord

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Released: 1973Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the actions of a wide range of characters, from his extended family to Fascist loyalists to sensual women, with certain moments shifting into fantastical scenarios.

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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16. 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, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Sophie's Choice

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Released: 1982Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.

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

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18. 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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19. Ball of Fire

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78/100
Released: 1941
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: A group of academics have spent years shut up in a house working on the definitive encyclopedia. When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language. Here he meets Sugarpuss O’Shea, a nightclub singer, who’s on top of all the slang—and, it just so happens, needs a place to stay.

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

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20. A Most Violent Year

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78/100
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 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 subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime, Hoopla & 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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21. Chaplin

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Released: 1992Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, recounting his amazing journey from his poverty-stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention of the Little Tramp.

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

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22. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

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Released: 1985Rated: R
Biography, LGBTQ

What it's about: A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the events of 25th November 1970.

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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23. The Tin Drum

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Released: 1979Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.

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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24. Trust

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Released: 2010Rated: R
Crime, Independent

What it's about: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her parents are shattered by their daughter's actions and struggle to support her as she comes to terms with what has happened to her once innocent life.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 3 others), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Microsoft).

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25. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

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Released: 1916
Drama, History

What it's about: The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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26. Parched

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75/100
Released: 2015
Drama

What it's about: Four women in Gujarat talk about men, sex and life as they struggle with their individual demons.

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

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27. Bloody Sunday

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Released: 2002Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.

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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28. Meet John Doe

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75/100
Released: 1941
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby to impersonate "Doe." Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story for all it's worth, until the made-up "John Doe" philosophy starts a whole political movement.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix, Fandor & 2 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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29. The King's Choice

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75/100
Released: 2016
Biography, Drama

What it's about: On 9 April 1940, German soldiers arrive in the city of Oslo. The King of Norway faces a choice that will change his country forever. The King's Choice is a story about the three most dramatic days in Norway's history, the royal family's escape and King Haakon's difficult choice after Nazi Germany's invasion of Norway.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu), 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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30. Live and Become

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Released: 2005
Drama

What it's about: In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.

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

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31. The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

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Released: 2009Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Terrence McDonagh is a New Orleans Police sergeant, who recieves a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. Due to his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and becomes addicted to prescription pain medication. He then finds himself involved with a drug dealer who is suspected of murdering a family of African immigrants.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 1 other) & stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy).

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32. North Face

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74/100
Released: 2008
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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33. Tristana

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Released: 1970Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope, a protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of the vulnerable Tristana, who leaves him when she falls in love with Horacio. Unable to commit to him, she returns to Don Lope when she falls ill. He asks for her hand in marriage, and she accepts after losing her leg to cancer. She chooses to remain in a passionless union rather than be subject to the harsh realities of a society that refuses to change to the needs of women. Taken from the novel by celebrated author Benito Perez Galdos.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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34. Daisies

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7.4/10
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73/100
Released: 1966
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Two teenage girls, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. This freewheeling, madcap feminist farce was immediately banned by the government.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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35. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

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Released: 1946
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Three childhood friends, Martha, Walter and Sam, share a terrible secret. Over time, the ambitious Martha and the pusillanimous Walter have married. She is a cold businesswoman; he is the district attorney: a perfect combination to dominate the corrupt city of Iverstown at will. But the unexpected return of Sam, after years of absence, deeply disturbs the life of the odd couple.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), 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 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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36. Nowhere in Africa

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Released: 2001Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening gown. While Regina adapts readily to this new world, forming a strong bond with her father's cook, an African named Owuor.

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

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37. God Bless America

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73/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this black comedy.

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

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38. Scum

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73/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the 'old hands'. This film is a re-make, by the same director and writer, of a 1977 BBC teleplay banned before broadcast [see Scum (1991)].

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

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39. Balloon

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73/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Thriller, History

What it's about: Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape the GDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to build a new escape balloon. With each passing day the Stasi is closer on their heels – a nerve-wracking race against time begins.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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40. Summertime

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6.7/10
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72/100
Released: 2015
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: In 1971, Carole and Delphine meet and fall in love in Paris. When Carole follows Delphine back to her family farm in Limousin, the two find lesbianism and feminism are not as easy in the countryside.

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. I Married a Witch

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7.1/10
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71/100
Released: 1942
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: Rocksford, New England, 1672. Puritan witch hunter Jonathan Wooley is cursed after burning a witch at the stake: his descendants will never find happiness in their marriages. At present, politician Wallace Wooley, who is running for state governor, is about to marry his sponsor's daughter.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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42. Any Day Now

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7.5/10
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71/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal system to adopt the child.

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

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43. Salt of the Earth

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7.4/10
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71/100
Released: 1954
Drama, History

What it's about: The issues the miners strike for include equity in wages with Anglo workers, and health and safety issues. Ramon Quintero helps organize the strike, but at home he treats his wife, Esperanza Quintero, as a second class citizen. Esperanza, who is pregnant with their third child, is usually passive, but she changes her attitude when the men are forced to end their picketing by a Taft-Hartley Act injuction.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix, Hoopla & 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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44. The Club

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7.2/10
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71/100
Released: 2015
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts, the separation from their communities the worst form of punishment by the Church. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity, each moment a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings.

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

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45. The Red Pill

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8.2/10
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71/100
Released: 2016
Documentary

What it's about: When a feminist filmmaker sets out to document the mysterious and polarizing world of the Men’s Rights Movement, she begins to question her own beliefs. Chronicling Cassie Jaye’s journey exploring an alternate perspective on gender equality, power and privilege.

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

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46. Antonia's Line

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7.4/10
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71/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around her include quirky friend Crooked Finger, would-be suitor Bas and, eventually for Antonia, a granddaughter and great-granddaughter who help create a strong family of empowered women.

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

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47. Seven Beauties

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7.8/10
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70/100
Released: 1975Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven sisters while claiming to protect their honor at any cost, Pasqualino is arrested for murder and later sent to fight in the army after committing sexual assault. The Germans capture him and he gets sent to a concentration camp where he plots to make his escape by seducing a German officer.

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

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48. India's Daughter

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8.2/10
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70/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: The story of the short life, and brutal gang rape and murder in Delhi in December 2012 of an exceptional and inspiring young woman. The rape of the 23 year old medical student by 6 men on a moving bus, and her death, sparked unprecedented protests and riots throughout India and led to the first glimmers of a change of mindset. Interwoven into the story line are the lives, values and mindsets of the rapists whom the film makers have had exclusive and unprecedented access to interview before they hang. The film examines the society and values which spawn such violent acts, and makes an optimistic and impassioned plea for change.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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49. The Quiet Earth

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6.8/10
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70/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.

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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50. The Party

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6.6/10
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70/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: Various individuals think they’re coming together for a party in a private home, but a series of revelations results in a huge crisis that throws their belief systems – and their values – into total disarray.

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

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