If you love critically acclaimed movies, award-winning foreign films, inspiring documentaries, or children's shows, chances are you'll love Kanopy. This video streaming services is free with your Library card and gives you access to all the above and more. You have instant access (no holds! no waiting!) on your TV, mobile phone, tablet or computer. And no ads! Just the good stuff.
How does it work? Each month, you automatically get 10 play credits. Just pick a title and start watching; you'll have 72 hours to watch it as many times as you'd like (or leave and come back!) without using up another credit. Access to Kanopy Kids is even better! One click on a kids show gets you unlimited access to all kids' titles for the next 30 days – and it only counts as one of your credits!
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Don't know what to watch? Try some of our staff recommendations below.
Kanopy Kids has an amazing selection of movies, shows and animated movies curated for children from trusted sources including Highlights, PBS and Sesame Street. It also has animated short clips of your favorite children's books including Creepy Carrots, Scaredy Squirrel, and Mo Willem's classic Pigeon books. — Vicki Heller, Collection Development Librarian
Fans of The Favourite may enjoy this surreal 2016 work from its director Yorgos Lanthimos featuring a dystopian hotel in which single adults are given 45 days to find love or be turned into an animal of their choice. This darkly comic fable features subtle yet biting commentary on societal constructs and dating mores, not to mention brilliant performances by Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and John C. Reilly. — Emily Vinci, Fiction Manager
This title might sound familiar to fans of the podcast My Favorite Murder. This documentary features the silent films, photographs and written accounts of the first inhabitants of Floreana Island and is a tale that has to be seen to be believed. Eschewing modern society, a German couple is the first to the island, intent on being a 1930s Adam and Eve and creating their own Eden. After the media spreads the story they are joined by a handful of others and jealousy, rivalries and a murder mystery ensue. This is but one of many incredible documentaries on Kanopy! — Emily Vinci, Fiction Manager
Love Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn? These classic actors team up for the first time to solve the mystery of who killed Regina’s (Hepburn) husband while she was away on vacation. This movie has many unexpected plot twists and will leave you with unanswered questions to the very end! If you want a fast-paced, witty, humorous movie – definitely check this one out and many other Cary Grant movies on Kanopy! — Dina Ragano, Fiction, Movies & Music Department Coordinator
Do you like Downton Abbey, Poldark or Sanditon and need your next historical binge watch? This epic saga chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Forsyte family over three generations in early 1900s London. This period drama series is based on John Galsworthy’s novels. Added bonus: Damian Lewis as Soames Forsyte.
— Dina Ragano, Fiction, Movies & Music Department Coordinator
The Secret of Kells is a fantastic family movie about a medieval child on a folkloric quest with a famous illuminated book. It has a very unique magical adventure style and absolutely stunning art! — Sarah, AV Information Desk Assistant
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is one of my all-time favorite scary concepts! People you know and love being replaced with literal pod people? Horrifying! I questioned my own life for weeks the first time I saw it. — Sarah, AV Information Desk Assistant
Dial M for Murder is a classic Alfred Hitchcock directed murder-mystery movie that stars both Grace Kelly and Ray Milland. It is a classic story of an ex-tennis pro who plots the murder of his wealthy wife so he can inherit her wealth. This movie will keep viewers on the edge of their seat! – Diane, AV Information Desk Assistant
Nine years after she left him for his best friend, journalist Abel (Louis Garrel) gets back together with his recently widowed old flame Marianne (Laetitia Casta). It seems to be a beautiful new beginning, but soon the hapless Abel finds himself embroiled in all sorts of drama: the come-ons of the best friend's younger sister (Lily-Rose Depp), the machinations of Marianne’s morbid young son (Joseph Engel), and some unsavory questions about what exactly happened to his girlfriend’s first husband. – Magan Szwarek, Reference Services Director
Think Brady Bunch meets Cheaper By the Dozen in this family film staring Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo – high school sweethearts who rekindle their relationship after having kids of their own and both becoming widowers. Total, they have 18 kids between them and the kids are not happy about joining families. Together, they make it their mission to break their parents up. A funny film that will have both kids and parents laughing. – Gretchen Schulz, Tween Librarian