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The Best New York Movies on Netflix

Finding a good New York movie 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 of all time streaming on Netflix.

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1. Taxi Driver

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8.3/10
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94/100
Released: 1976Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

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

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2. Marriage Story

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8.0/10
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90/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: A stage director and an actress struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal extremes.

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

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3. Molly's Game

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7.4/10
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86/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

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

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4. Good Time

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7.4/10
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84/100
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 $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Okja

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7.3/10
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84/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.

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

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6. Carol

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7.2/10
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84/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

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

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7. Uncut Gems

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7.4/10
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84/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

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

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8. The Squid and the Whale

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7.3/10
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82/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

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 1980s.

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

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9. Always Be My Maybe

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6.8/10
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79/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: Reunited after 15 years, famous chef Sasha and hometown musician Marcus feel the old sparks of attraction but struggle to adapt to each other's worlds.

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

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10. The Secret Life of Pets 2

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6.5/10
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79/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.

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

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11. Kal Ho Naa Ho

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8.0/10
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79/100
Released: 2003Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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12. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

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6.9/10
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77/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

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

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13. Super Dark Times

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6.6/10
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75/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.

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

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14. The Kindergarten Teacher

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6.7/10
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73/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.

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

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15. Remember Me

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7.1/10
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72/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws closer, the fallout from their separate tragedies jeopardizes their love.

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

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16. She's Gotta Have It

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6.7/10
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72/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single partner.

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

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17. Morning Glory

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6.5/10
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71/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A young and devoted morning television producer is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news journalist and anchor who disapproves of co-hosting a show that does not deal with real news stories.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. Dance Academy: The Movie

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7.0/10
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70/100
Released: 2017
Drama

What it's about: This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.

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

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19. We the Animals

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6.9/10
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70/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.

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

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20. Tramps

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6.5/10
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69/100
Released: 2016
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: A young man and woman find love in an unlikely place while carrying out a shady deal.

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

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21. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

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6.6/10
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68/100
Released: 1995Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows the local homophobic rednecks that appearing different doesn't mean they don't have humanity in common.

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

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22. White Girl

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5.7/10
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68/100
Released: 2016
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Summer, New York City. A college girl falls hard for a guy she just met. After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to wild extremes to get him back.

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

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23. Carrie Pilby

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6.6/10
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68/100
Released: 2017
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Awkward, isolated and disapproving of most of the people around her, a precocious 19-year-old genius is challenged to put her convictions to the test by venturing out on to the NYC dating scene, in this adaptation of Caren Lissner’s best-selling 2003 novel.

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

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24. Mr. Deeds

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5.8/10
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66/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: When Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for their piece of the pie. Babe, a television tabloid reporter, poses as an innocent small-town girl to do an exposé on Deeds.

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

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25. You Don't Mess with the Zohan

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5.5/10
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66/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist. Zohan's desire runs so deep that he'll do anything -- including faking his own death and going head-to-head with an Arab cab driver -- to make his dreams come true.

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

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26. First Match

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6.4/10
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66/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, Sport

What it's about: Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood decides that wrestling boys is the only way back to her estranged father.

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

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27. Brain on Fire

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6.6/10
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65/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Drama, Biography

What it's about: Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.

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

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28. High Strung Free Dance

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6.8/10
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65/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG
Romance, Family

What it's about: Zander Raines, a dazzling and tempestuous young choreographer, gives the break of a lifetime to two hopeful artists when he casts a stunning contemporary dancer, Barlow, and innovative pianist, Charlie, in New York’s most-anticipated new Broadway show: Free Dance. But the move throws off the show’s delicate creative balance when Charlie falls hard for Barlow while Zander embraces her as his muse.

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

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29. Set It Up

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6.5/10
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64/100
Released: 2018
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other.

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

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30. An Interview with God

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5.7/10
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63/100
Released: 2018
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: An up-and-coming journalist finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he's granted the interview of a lifetime – with someone who claims to be God.

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

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31. Someone Great

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6.2/10
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63/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: An aspiring music journalist lands her dream job and is about to move to San Francisco when her boyfriend of nine years decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, she and her two best friends spend one outrageous last adventure in New York City.

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

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32. The Super

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5.9/10
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61/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A man becomes the superintendent of a large New York City apartment building where people mysteriously go missing.

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

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33. Susanne Bartsch: On Top

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6.7/10
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60/100
Released: 2017
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Dubbed New York's "Queen of the Night," proto–club kid Susanne Bartsch has been throwing unforgettable parties for over 30 years and is still going strong.

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

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34. SampleThis

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6.4/10
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59/100
Released: 2013
Documentary, Musical

What it's about: A documentary that reveals how a forgotten record by the Incredible Bongo Band helped cement the foundation of hip hop when DJ Herc extended its percussion by playing them back to back, creating an anthem on the streets of the Bronx.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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35. 5 Flights Up

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6.2/10
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58/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.

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

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36. Otherhood

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6.1/10
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58/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: Three suburban moms travel to New York City to visit their sons.

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

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37. Little Boxes

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5.9/10
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56/100
Released: 2017
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: It's the summer before 6th grade, and Clark is the new-in-town biracial kid in a sea of white. Discovering that to be cool he needs to act 'more black,' he fumbles to meet expectations, while his urban intellectual parents Mack and Gina also strive to adjust to small-town living. Equipped for the many inherent challenges of New York, the tight-knit family are ill prepared for the drastically different set of obstacles that their new community presents, and soon find themselves struggling to understand themselves and each other in this new suburban context.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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38. Woo

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4.1/10
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50/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Gorgeous and extraverted Woo meets insecure and straight-laced law clerk Tim at a blind date.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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39. Deep

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4.1/10
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46/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In 2100, when humanity has abandoned the earth, a colony of extravagant creatures still thrives in the deepest abyss of the ocean.

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

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40. Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story

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7.2/10
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43/100
Released: 2018
Documentary, Sport

What it's about: The first and only Taiwanese player for the New York Yankees, Chien-Ming Wang held many titles: American League Wins Leader, World Series Champion, Olympian, Time 100 Most Influential, and The Pride of Taiwan. He had it all - until a 2008 injury forever altered the course of his career. Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story - named after the late sinking action on his signature pitch - follows the rise and fall of the international icon as he fights his way back into the Major Leagues through endless rehab programs and lengthy stints away from home, carrying the weight of the world on his battered shoulder. A poignant and intimate account of Wang’s steadfast quest, Late Life tells the story of a man who is unwilling to give up and unable to let go.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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41. Good Sam

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5.7/10
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42/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: A news reporter looks into who has been anonymously leaving large cash gifts on random doorsteps in New York.

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

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