Topic is the criminally good streaming service from Kino Lorber and First Look Entertainment for thrillers, mysteries, dramas and documentaries from around the world, serving viewers who crave entertainment beyond the mainstream. Whether it’s a Nordic-noir crime thriller (The Killing), an Italian supernatural drama (Christian), or a haunting true crime docu-series from the UK (The Missing Children), Topic expands your view of the world.
Wife and mother, Angela (Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt) is trapped in an abusive marriage she can’t escape. Things get dramatically dangerous when her husband hires a stranger to track her every move.
Based on Norway’s Valkyrien, Mark Strong stars as Daniel Milton, a surgeon desperate to save his dying wife. Out of options, Milton launches an illegal clinic below the Temple tube station. But with shady clientele, how long will his secret be safe?
The Killing (Forbrydelsen) is Nordic Noir defined. Follow the unprecedented Detective Sarah Lund as she takes on a series of complex murder cases, each with political implications, and watch as obsession consumes her.
Considered to be the series that started the Nordic Noir genre, The Bridge (Bron/Broen) follows Detective Saga Norén as she and her colleagues investigate a string of crimes committed around Øresund Bridge, the conduit between Sweden and Denmark.
Corrupt CEOs, ambitious climbers, dogged detectives. Welcome to a world where in order to follow the connection between big bankers, crime syndicates, and cartels, all you have to do is follow the money. Originally aired in Denmark as “Bedrag.”
With eerie parallels to The Pied Piper, a school bus of children goes missing. Kidnappers seeking ransom refuse to negotiate with anyone except for Thalia, who is connected to the case on multiple levels.
The first installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy introduces the tattooed and brilliant hacker Lisbeth Salander, who teams up with disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist to investigate a murder within a powerful family with a dark past.
Not-your-average police series. Each installment offers unfiltered access to the inner workings of a true crime case told by the investigators themselves. No detail is spared in this devastatingly raw, voyeuristic, and oftentimes gruesome series.
What’s it like growing up in a cult alongside your family? Through extraordinary personal footage, filmmaker Cara Jones takes us inside Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church as she grapples with leaving her parents behind with the cult.
New episode every Thursday. When a dying sex worker is found in a cabin with a deadly virus in her body, a Finnish officer must team up with a German virologist to track a serial killer and contain the virus before it becomes a full-blown pandemic.
This true crime docuseries investigates the harrowing discovery of children’s remains found on the grounds of a home for unwed mothers and their babies in Western Ireland, exposing hypocrisy and corruption within the Catholic Church.
This gothic horror series follows three nuns who inhabit an isolated, run-down convent. When a stranger threatens to disrupt their eccentric way of life, all hell breaks loose. Starring Essie Davis, Sam Reid, Jessica Barden and Emmy® winner Ann Dowd.
Inspired by a real-life case that went unsolved for almost 30 years, the series follows a high-ranking police officer’s decades-long search for his sister and a smart young detective who ends up becoming instrumental in the investigation.
Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Film, the story follows the murder of a white woman and the Black teen that everyone—from officers to journalists—was ready to condemn. When his defense lawyer joins the case, everything changes.
The road to progress is paved in blood, sweat, and oil. This Nordic drama follows the history-making events that created modern Norway. When a small fishing town discovers something big, six individuals must seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
A gripping nonfiction thriller which follows actress Kate Lyn Sheil as she prepares to play Christine Chubbuck, a real-life newscaster who committed suicide on live television in 1974. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
This mind-boggling mystery is based on the de-classified files of the real-life investigation into the gruesome death of nine student hikers found in the Russian Ural Mountains in 1959, a case that has spawned 60 years of conspiracy theories.
When 66 safe deposit boxes are robbed in Brussels, Police Inspector Paul Gerardi discovers that the victims are all members of a mysterious elite organization called Salamander, and their stolen secrets could bring down the entire country.
When a gruesomely staged body is found at the German-Austrian border, two detectives investigate. As the ritual-like murders continue, they enter the killer’s sinister world, set in the Alpine wilderness. Originally aired in Germany as Der Pass.
After graduating from college, young idealist Will Allen joined a spiritual community filled with like minded people looking for some answers to the basic questions of life, led by a charismatic but secretive guru.
The debut feature from director Hannah Fidell, A Teacher explores the gradual emotional unraveling of Diana (Lindsay Burdge), a young, attractive high school teacher who has been sleeping with her student.
Detective Inspector Rabbit is a loud, brash, one-eyebrowed copper who shoots better when he drinks. He and his partners, a doofy rookie and a smart young woman trying to prove women can be cops, solve a murder and make a ruckus in Victorian London.
A French terrorism-hipster thriller that follows a group of ethnically diverse adolescents as they prowl the streets of Paris to execute a bombing plot. When they hole up in a shopping mall, they fear they may not survive the night - or each other.
While she awaits her death sentence, notorious female serial killer Aileen Wuornos explores her tortured childhood and her subsequent years on the road as a hitch-hiking sex worker which culminated in the murders that inspired the film Monster.