Skip to Main Content
Go to Penn Libraries homepage   Go to Guides homepage

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

Streaming video on demand from Penn Libraries

"Kanopy" "Swank Digital Campus" Academic Video Online Projectr edu Docuseek

More services, links, and descriptions below 

About this page

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.

Quick links: 
Full list of streaming platforms
Interlibrary Loan
Suggest a purchase

Documentary

Ascension (Jessica Kingdon, 2021)
Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (Nina Menkes, 2022)
Bulletproof (Todd Chandler, 2020)
The Computer Accent (Sebastian Pardo & Riel Roch Decter, 2022)
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
Growing Up Poor in America (Jezza Neumann & Lauren Santucci, 2020)
Guardians of the Sea (Laurent Lutaud, 2022)
The Hidden Life of Trees (Jörg Adolph & Jan Haft, 2020)
How Jack Became Black (Eli Steele, 2018)
I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck, 2016)
Inequality for All (Jacob Kornbluth, 2013)
Inside Job (Charles Ferguson, 2006) - until 01/07/2025
Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen, 2004) - until 10/25/2024
Monobloc (Hauke Wendler, 2022)
Medicating Normal (Lynn Cunningham & Wendy Ractliffe, 2020)
Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990)
The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (Brett Story, 2016)
Putin’s Witnesses (Vitaly Mansky, 2018)
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)
The Story of Plastic (Deia Schlosberg, 2019)
Sweetgrass (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2009)
Theaters of War (Roger Stahl, 2022)
Under the Bridge: Criminalization of Homelessness (Don Sawyer, 2015)
Waging a Living (Roger Weisberg, 2006)
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
Carrie (David Carson, 2002)
Chopping Mall (Jim Wynorski, 1986)
Cube (Vincenzo Natali, 1997)
Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma, 1980)
Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju, 1960) - until 3/15/2025
Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)
Hellraiser (Clive Barker, 1987)
House (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977) - until 3/15/2025
House of 1,000 Corpses (Rob Zombie, 2003)
The Lair of the White Worm (Ken Russell, 1988)
Ringu (The Ring) (Hideo Nakata, 1998)
Saw (James Wan, 2004)
Saw II (Darren Lynn Bousman, 2005)
Slumber Party Massacre (Amy Holden Jones, 1982)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
Train to Busan (Yeon Sang-ho, 2016)
The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)

Sci-fi

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977) - until 01/31/2025
Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009)

Classics

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977) - until 01/31/2025
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975) - until 1/31/2025
A Room With a View (James Ivory, 1985) - until 3/15/2025

2020s-2010s

Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino, 2017)
Carnage (Roman Polanski, 2011)
Death on the Nile (Kenneth Branagh, 2022)
Flee (Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 2021)
Infinitely Polar Bear (Maya Forbes, 2014)
No (Pablo Larraín, 2012)
Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello, 2016)
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
West Side Story (Steven Spielberg, 2021)

2000s

Bend it Like Beckham (Gurinder Chadha, 2003)
Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006) - until 7/31/2024
Junebug (Phil Morrison, 2005)
Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010)
My Perestroika (Robin Hessman, 2010)
She Hate Me (Spike Lee, 2004)

1990s

Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999) - until 3/15/2025
Beautiful Thing (Hettie McDonald, 1996)
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994) - until 3/15/2025
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
Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer, 1998)
Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995)
The Tao of Steve (Jenniphr Goodman, 2000)
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

Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990) - until 3/15/2025
E.T. (Steven Spielberg, 1982) - until 1/31/2025
Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982) - until 3/15/2025
My Dinner With Andre (Louis Malle, 1981) - until 3/15/2025
Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990)
Police Story (Jackie Chan, 1985) - until 3/15/2025
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981) - until 1/31/2025
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 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

   
IMDb logoLetterboxd logo
   
ReelGood logoJustWatch logo
  • 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

Search Franklin for films and TV, streaming or as a DVD. The physical DVD copy is sometimes the only option for access.

DVDs can offer bonus essays, booklets, interviews, and extra content.

World cinema

Brazil Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles, 2019)
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)
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

Set up Kanopy's app

Kanopy logo

Get the Kanopy app on mobile or TV 

The Kanopy app is available on iOS devices, Android phones and tablets, and most smart TVs.  

Please note that Kanopy access is restricted to current Penn students, faculty, and staff. Affiliated employees with PennKey access to other Penn Libraries electronic resources - from the University of Pennsylvania Health System (HUP, Pennsylvania, and Presbyterian Hospitals) and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia - are also eligible to create accounts. Alumni are not eligible to access this resource due to licensing terms. For more information, visit the Penn Libraries’ guide to accessing electronic resources

Penn Libraries Home Franklin Home
(215) 898-7555