Becca from Adult Services has been exploring Kanopy, our film streaming service showcasing more than 30,000 films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find indies, film festival favorites, the Criterion Collection, early cinema, PBS and much more! Below are her recommendations of films to watch while sheltering in place.

If you’ve never used Kanopy before, all you have to do is set up an account with your library card number. While you are only allowed 10 play credits a month (1 credit for each film), you can always check out the Credit-Free Viewing section to get your fix while saving some of your credits. Best of all, you can download the Kanopy app directly to most TVs or streaming devices.

Midsommar (2019)

Genre: Horror/Drama

Synopsis: “A couple travel to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled midsummer festival, but what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.”

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Hunt for The Wilderpeople (2016)

Genre: Adventure/Comedy

Synopsis: “From acclaimed New Zealand director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows) comes an award-winning new comedy. Julian Dennison stars as Ricky, a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neil) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together.”

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)

Genre: Drama/Adaptation

Synopsis: “Aside from a secret affair with a housewife (Mary Steenburgen), Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) spends his days stocking shelves at a grocery store, caring for his mentally handicapped brother (Leonardo DiCaprio) and holding together a large family headed by Mama, a former beauty queen whose weight tops 500 pounds. But just when Gilbert thinks nothing will ever change, a beautiful stranger (Juliette Lewis) arrives on the scene, capturing his heart.”

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Chaplin (1992)

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Synopsis: “A loving, grand scale portrait of the amazing life and times of Charlie Chaplin (Robert Downey Jr.). His poverty-stricken childhood in England, his friendships, his many wives and scandalous affairs and his pursuit by J. Edgar Hoover.”

Stream it now on Kanopy