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Breaking the Waves

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Drama Romance Rated: 18+ (R)19962h 39mOn: HBO MAX The Criterion Channel Kanopy Tags: Doctor Religion Country: Denmark 

In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.Breaking the Waves featuring Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgård is streaming with subscription on HBO MAX, streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and 4 others. It's a drama and romance movie with a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 85% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.8 (60,687 votes).

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

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 1 other).

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Breaking the Waves has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 85% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.8 (60,687 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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