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Cinema & Media Studies: What films can I stream right now?

Streaming video on demand from Penn Libraries

    

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What can I stream right now?

Did you know...? Many movies assigned in courses are available to Penn students, faculty, and staff, through streaming video-on-demand services through the Penn Libraries--Kanopy, Swank Digital Campus, Academic Video Online (AVON), Projectr, and Docuseek--or the Penn Video Network. This page highlights recommended films, sorted by decade or genre.

This page features a limited selection and is continuously updated. Scroll over titles for a description. Search Franklin and limit to Format: Video, for more.

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Documentary

Ascension (Jessica Kingdon, 2021)
Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore, 2002) - until 1/31/2023
Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (Nina Menkes, 2022)
Bulletproof (Todd Chandler, 2020)
Dark Money (Kimberly Reed, 2018)
The Disruptors (Stephanie Soechtig, 2022)
Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic (Harry Wyland, 2018)
Driving While Black (Gretchen Sorin & Ric Burns, 2020)
Fake Famous (Nick Bilton, 2021) - until 10/28/2025
Grey Gardens (Albert and David Maysles, 1975) - until 3/15/2025
Guardians of the Sea (Laurent Lutaud, 2022)
Honeyland (Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019) - until 1/13/2023
How Jack Became Black (Eli Steele, 2018)
I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck, 2016) - until 10/19/2023
Inequality for All (Jacob Kornbluth, 2013)
Inside Job (Charles Ferguson, 2006) - until 01/07/2025
Kumaré (Vikram Gandhi, 2011) - until 1/20/2023
Life and Debt (Stephanie Black, 2001) - until 9/22/2023
Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen, 2004) - until 10/25/2024
Medicating Normal (Lynn Cunningham & Wendy Ractliffe, 2020)
Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990) - until 3/15/2025
The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (Brett Story, 2016)
Putin’s Witnesses (Vitaly Mansky, 2018)
The September Issue (R.J. Cutler, 2009) - until 8/31/2023
Something Ventured (Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine, 2011)
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (Mark Cousins, 2012)
Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
The Story of Looking (Mark Cousins, 2021)
Sweetgrass (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2009)
Under the Bridge: Criminalization of Homelessness (Don Sawyer, 2015)
Where the Pavement Ends (Jane Gilooly, 2018)
White Coat Rebels (Greg Barker, 2021)
The Wikipedia Promise (Lorenza Castella & Jascha Hannover, 2021)

Horror

Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey, 1962) - until 3/15/2025
Chopping Mall (Jim Wynorski, 1986)
Cube (Vincenzo Natali, 1997)
Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju, 1960) - until 3/15/2025
Fright Night (Tom Holland, 1985)
Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017) - until 1/31/2023
House (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977) - until 3/15/2025
Slumber Party Massacre (Amy Holden Jones, 1982)
Train to Busan (Yeon Sang-ho, 2016)

Sci-fi

Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016) - until 1/31/2023
District 9 (Neill Blomkamp, 2009) - until 1/31/2023
Ex Machina (Alex Garland, 2014) - until 1/31/2023
Gattaca (Andrew Niccol, 1997) - until 1/31/2023
Her (Spike Jonze, 2013) - until 1/31/2023
Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, 2014) - until 1/31/2023
Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009)

Classics

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977) - until 11/30/2023
Gaslight (George Cukor, 1944) - until 1/31/2023
The Godfather I (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972) - until 8/31/2023
The Godfather II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) - until 8/31/2023
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975) - until 1/31/2023
Niagara (Henry Hathaway, 1953) - until 6/8/2023
A Room With a View (James Ivory, 1985) - until 3/15/2025

Random

Catwoman (Pitof, 2004) - until 7/31/2023

2020s-2010s

Argo (Ben Affleck, 2012) - until 8/31/2023
Antlers (Scott Cooper, 2021)
The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014) - until 8/31/2023
Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011) - until 5/31/2023
Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino, 2017)
Carnage (Roman Polanski, 2011)
Death on the Nile (Kenneth Branagh, 2022)
The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Michael Showalter, 2021)
The Fault in Our Stars (Josh Boone, 2014)
Flee (Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 2021)
The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2021)
Girl With All the Gifts (Colm McCarthy, 2016) - until 1/31/2023
Infinitely Polar Bear (Maya Forbes, 2014)
The King’s Man (Matthew Vaughn, 2021)
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017) - until 5/31/2023
Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015) - until 1/31/2023
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016) - until 1/31/2023
No (Pablo Larraín, 2012)
Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello, 2016)
Nomadland (Chloé Zhao, 2020)
Parasite (Bong Joon-ho, 2019)
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017) - until 8/31/2023
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013) - until 1/31/2023
West Side Story (Steven Spielberg, 2021)

2000s

Bend it Like Beckham (Gurinder Chadha, 2003)
Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006) - until 7/31/2023
District 9 (Neill Blomkamp, 2009) - until 1/31/2023
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Charlie Kaufman, 2004) - until 1/31/2023
I Heart Huckabees (David O. Russell, 2004)
Junebug (Phil Morrison, 2005)
Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003) - until 12/31/2022
Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola, 2006) - until 1/31/2023
Mean Girls (Mark Waters, 2004) - until 5/31/2023
Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010)
My Perestroika (Robin Hessman, 2010)
She Hate Me (Spike Lee, 2004)
The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006) - until 7/31/2023
The Notebook (Nick Cassavetes, 2004)
Training Day (Antoine Fuqua, 2001) - until 7/31/2023
Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001)

1990s

12 Monkeys (Terry Gilliam, 1995) - until 12/31/2022
Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999) - until 3/15/2025
Beautiful Thing (Hettie McDonald, 1996)
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994) - until 3/15/2025
Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, 2000) - until 1/31/2023
Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)
The Daytrippers (Greg Mottola, 1996) - until 3/15/2025
Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
Groove (Greg Harrison, 2000)
Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas, 1996) - until 3/15/2025
The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman, 1998) - until 12/31/2022
The Matrix (The Wachowskis, 1999) - until 12/31/2022
Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer, 1998)
Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Anthony Minghella, 1999) - until 12/31/2022
The Tao of Steve (Jenniphr Goodman, 2000)
Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991) - until 5/31/2023
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch, 1992) - until 3/15/2025
The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, 1996)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solondz, 1995)

1980s

Beverly Hills Cop (Martin Brest, 1984) - until 7/31/2023
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982) - until 12/31/2022
Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985) - until 1/31/2023
Chan is Missing (Wayne Wang, 1982) - until 1/13/2023
Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990) - until 3/15/2025
Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989) - until 4/30/2024
E.T. (Steven Spielberg, 1982) - until 1/31/2023
Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982) - until 3/15/2025
My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears, 1985) - until 5/31/2023
My Dinner With Andre (Louis Malle, 1981) - until 3/15/2025
Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990) - until 3/15/2025
Police Story (Jackie Chan, 1985) - until 3/15/2025
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981) - until 1/31/2023
RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987) - until 1/31/2023
Slacker (Richard Linklater, 1990) - until 3/15/2025
Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch, 1984) - until 3/15/2025
Sweetie (Jane Campion, 1989) - until 3/15/2025
The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984) - until 1/31/2023
They Live (John Carpenter, 1988) - until 7/31/2023
The Vanishing (George Sluizer, 1988) - until 3/15/2025
Vagabond (Agnès Varda, 1985) - until 3/15/2025

Where can I stream it now?

Useful apps for Cinema & Media Studies

   
IMDbLetterboxd
   
ReelgoodJustWatch
 

IMDb, the Internet Movie Database, for filmographies, casts, credits, showtimes, reviews, and watchlists for film and TV.

Letterboxd, a social network for film people with watchlists and reviews.

JustWatch or ReelGood, streaming search and watchlists.

Not available to stream? It happens.
Search for the DVD in Van Pelt 

Search Franklin for films and TV, streaming or as a DVD. Sometimes, even with access to many streaming platforms, for rights reasons, a DVD may be your only option.

Don't forget, DVDs can offer bonus essays, booklets, interviews, and extra content.

World cinema

Spain All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar, 1999)
Brazil Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles, 2019)
Spain Bad Education (Pedro Almodóvar, 2004)
Italy Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948) - until 3/15/2025
Russia Burnt by the Sun (Nikita Mikhalkov, 1994)
France Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)
Hong Kong Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994) - until 3/15/2025
Brazil Executive Order (Lázaro Ramos & Flávia Lacerda, 2020)
Germany Fox and His Friends (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975) - until 3/15/2025
Germany Goodbye, Lenin! (Wolfgang Becker, 2003)
China House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou, 2004)
Canada Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, 2011)
Hong Kong In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000) - until 3/15/2025
Romania Întregalde (Radu Muntean, 2021)
Sweden My Life as a Dog (Lasse Hallström, 1985) - until 3/15/2025
Iran Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud, 2007)
Argentina The Secret in Their Eyes (Juan José Campanella, 2009)
Spain The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodóvar, 2011) - until 1/26/2024
Spain Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Pedro Almodóvar, 1989) - until 3/15/2025
France The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy, 1964) - until 3/15/2025
France The Young Girls of Rochefort (Jacques Demy, 1967) - until 3/15/2025

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