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The Best Singing Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy

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

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1. Kind Hearts and Coronets

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8.0/10
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81/100
Released: 1949Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother's death by attempting to murder every family member who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime love and the widow of one of his victims, his plans go awry.

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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2. Cléo from 5 to 7

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7.9/10
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79/100
Released: 1962
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

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

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3. The Doors

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7.2/10
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76/100
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 (PlutoTV), 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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4. Florence Foster Jenkins

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6.8/10
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76/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. Le Doulos

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7.8/10
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74/100
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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6. Girlhood

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6.9/10
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71/100
Released: 2014
Drama

What it's about: Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.

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

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7. Chavela

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7.7/10
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71/100
Released: 2017
Documentary, LGBTQ

What it's about: Inspired by an exclusive interview and performance footage of Chavela Vargas shot in 1991 and guided by her unique voice, the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.

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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8. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

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6.9/10
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68/100
Released: 2010
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.

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

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9. Marguerite

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7.0/10
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67/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Paris in the 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman with a passion for music and the opera. For years, she has performed regularly for a circle of guests. But Marguerite sings tragically out of tune and no one has ever told her. Her husband and her close friends have always encouraged her in her illusions. Things become very complicated the day she gets it into her head to perform in front of a genuine public, at the Opera.

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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10. Teen Spirit

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66/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Drama, Musical

What it's about: A shy teenager living on the Isle of Wight dreams of pop stardom. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a singing competition that will test her integrity, talent, and ambition.

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

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11. Military Wives

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66/100
Released: 2020Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Inspired by global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base. As unexpected bonds of friendship flourish, music and laughter transform their lives, helping each other to overcome their fears for loved ones in combat.

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

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12. Dalida

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7.0/10
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64/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded Youssef Chahine's picture "Le Sixième Jour", and who later committed suicide in 1987 in Paris, after selling more than 130 million records worldwide.

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

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13. Quai des Orfèvres

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7.8/10
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61/100
Released: 1947
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Jenny Lamour sings in a music hall in postwar Paris, accompanied by her husband, Maurice Martineau, on piano. When Martineau notices his wife flirting with an older businessman named Georges Brignon, he follows her to Brignon's house with the intent to kill him. At the house, Brignon is found murdered -- but by someone else. Inspector Antoine conducts an investigation that implicates Martineau, whose planned alibi comes loose.

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

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14. A Dog's Life

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7.8/10
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60/100
Released: 1918
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: The Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city.

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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15. I'll See You in My Dreams

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Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: A sudden loss disrupts Carol’s orderly life, propelling her into the dating world for the first time in 20 years. Finally living in the present tense, she finds herself swept up in not one, but two unexpected relationships that challenge her assumptions about what it means to grow old.

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

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16. Karmen Gei

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6.0/10
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56/100
Released: 2001
Musical, Romance

What it's about: Bizet's Carmen gets a modern adaptation. Seducting, provocating, sensual. All the ingredients for a perfect drama. With her charm, Karmen gets out of many situations.

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

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17. Folk Hero & Funny Guy

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5.7/10
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53/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Comedy, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: Two artistically inclined childhood friends, a comedian and a folk-rocker respectively, set out on a tour together in hopes of regaining their "mojo" and finding love in the process.

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

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18. Blackbird

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51/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Seventeen-year-old Randy tries very hard to be a good person. Since his father left, Randy takes care of his emotionally disturbed mother, and he's the kind of friend all of his classmates can depend on. As strong as he seems on the outside, Randy is hiding a secret inner struggle and denial of his true self. It's not until he opens himself up to love that he discovers that becoming a man means accepting who you really are.

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

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19. Starstruck

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51/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: A new-wave extravaganza in which a young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shout Factory TV, The Criterion Channel & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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20. I Am Happiness on Earth

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45/100
Released: 2014
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Emiliano looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, mixing the objective reality with the processes of the artistic creation. The story he is filming flounders with his daily life, until his world is trapped in the lens of his camera. Confused, always alone and in front of a screen, now become a transfigured reality, but at the same time a measurable, controllable and manipulable one, he listens in loop to a song: one of those songs you sing or repeat as a prayer and forcing you to remember, believe and convince yourself.

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

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21. Song of Granite

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43/100
Released: 2017
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The life story of traditional Irish folk singer Joe Heaney, who is estimated to have recorded in excess of 500 traditional Irish sean nós ('old style') songs. Heaney moved from Ireland to the UK, and then on to New York City, where he settled shortly after performing at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.

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

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22. Song of Freedom

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38/100
Released: 1936
Drama, Musical

What it's about: John Zinga, a descendent of slaves, has an ancient medallion around his neck and a fragment of song passed down generations. He is an English dockworker with a magnificent voice and a yearning to learn his roots.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz & Kanopy) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz).

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23. The Garden of Eden

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36/100
Released: 1928
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Toni Le Brun, a beautiful Viennese singer, becomes the ward of the wardrobe mistress of a Monte Carlo nightclub. Her benefactor, however, is actually a baroness incognito. Toni falls in love with the handsome Richard, but as they prepare to marry, she comes to believe he is only after the wealth accompanying her new noble status. But truth, like true love, will not be kept secret long.

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