Topic is the boundary-pushing streaming service from 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 political drama (The Miracle), or a mind-blowing paranormal mystery from Russia (Dead Mountain), Topic expands your view of the world.
Following a tip from a criminal kingpin, Reyjavik’s internal affairs chief begins investigating a corrupt police lieutenant. The investigation plunges him deep into the city’s seedy underworld—where corruption runs deep and no one is as they seem.
In this drama based on the true events of the 1989 Montreal Massacre, a misogynist enters a technology university and shoots multiple women inside of an engineering classroom in what the shooter calls his “fight” against feminism.
Laila, a Pakistani runaway in hiding with her boyfriend, Aaron try to keep a low profile in their caravan community. When Laila’s brother and a gang of thugs track her down, bloodshed ensues, forcing Laila to fight for her life.
Fresh off a break up, a woman packs up her formerly-shared apartment. As objects are packed, she's triggered by memories from her nine-year relationship and forced to come to terms with a collage of emotion she's not been prepared to process.
Thomas Haden Church stars as Bruce, a snowplow driver. Bruce befriends Paul, whose seemingly warm presence is revealed as a mask for his more sinister side. Bruce learns the truth while on the run from the law through the Canadian wilderness.
Executive produced by Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow of The Hurt Locker. Filmmaker Matthew Heineman rides along with two vigilante groups hellbent on exposing the horrors of the Mexican drug cartel and the crisis along the US-Mexico border.
A unique and spell-binding musical documentary drama, 20,000 Days On Earth explores a fictitious 24-hour period in the life of Australian musician and songwriter Nick Cave during the recording of his 2013 album Push The Sky Away.
Two couples gather in a restaurant where they secretly discuss the horrific crime committed by their sons. Set against the backdrop of high society, the couples navigate painful truths while determining how far they’ll go to protect their own.
A hot shot Malaysian financier backs New York and Hollywood A-listers, including the cult classic, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” But when investigative journalists follow the money trail, they expose a $3.5 million government embezzlement scam.
When Ricky’s foster mom dies, the misfit boy gets stuck with his grumpy foster dad, Hec. Soon, the pair find themselves on a hilarious adventure through the New Zealand bush, as they try to escape the law and child services—and find a way to survive.
This incredible true story follows four disillusioned friends as they attempt to pull off the most daring art heists in U.S. history. But as their plot takes on a life of its own, will the group be able to pull off their crime and escape unscathed?
A 911 call from a delivery truck driver leads to the discovery of 39 deceased Vietnamese migrants. This documentary looks inside the perils of human trafficking in what became the UK’s largest international smuggling ring bust.
Based on a true story, a reporter’s journalistic ethics are challenged by the difficulties of being a working woman in the 1970s: balancing a career in the shadow of a tumultuous homelife and facing the consequences of unbridled ambition.
After surviving Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans were left to weather an entirely different type of storm: Disaster capitalism. In this gripping documentary, filmmakers explore the road to recovery and Puerto Rico’s fraught relationship with the US.
In 1980, Gloria Karamañites made history by becoming the first Black woman to win Miss Panama. Through her story, the film explores race, national identity, and the effects of a white standard of beauty in a country that is largely Afro-descendant.
In the middle of the pandemic and 2020 election, Thomas Morton (VICE) set out to better understand Trump supporters in Upstate NY. He reflects on what happened after social distancing and isolation consumed the experiment.
Skid Row Marathon follows criminal court judge Craig Mitchell as he leads a long-distance runner’s club of ex-cons and drug addicts on Los Angeles’ notorious skid row. Through running, the group finds a sense of purpose, changing lives.
Faced with taking care of her opioid-addicted veteran father, headstrong teen Mickey Peck does what she can to keep her household afloat. When she receives the opportunity to leave her home for good, she must make an impossible decision.
A group of activists fight to free enslaved fishermen working around remote Indonesian islands to feed a global appetite for seafood. Facing serious personal peril, the activists’ stories serve as a torch point for their country and the world.
Inspired by the true events of the 1970s French Connection, a heroin smuggling ring that passed drugs from Asia through France to the US, this thriller/drama highlights the glamor, grit, and terror that was French organized crime.
In 1970, Lithuanian sailor Simas Kudirka defected by jumping off a Soviet vessel aboard a US Coast Guard Cutter and asking for asylum. His leap for freedom led to one of the biggest political muddles of the Cold War, before a stunning twist of fate.
Respected Danish journalist and documentarian, Mads Brügger poses as a Liberian Ambassador as he goes undercover into the African blood diamond trade. Brügger finds himself in exceedingly dangerous situations as he exposes corruption in Africa.
Before his untimely passing, 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin enjoyed a successful and promising career. ‘Love, Antosha’ offers a deeper portrait of the beloved star through the exploration of his journals, writings, and interviews from colleagues.
The 1980s cult classic about a young man, Cru Jones, determined to overcome all obstacles to win the BMX race “Helltrack”. Recently restored in 4K. Directed by renowned stuntman, Hal Needham and starring Lori Loughlin and Talia Shire.
A powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act Of Killing. After 50 years of silence, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, and who was responsible, after viewing footage of the perpetrators’ reenactments.
Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer and documentary titans, Werner Herzog and Errol Morris examine a country where Indonesian death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings.
Young Abraham is sent to jail for a petty crime. He raises his status by captivating the hardened gangsters with his knack for storytelling. Once released, he starts a new life as a writer, but his friends could cost him his future.
An Afro-noir film in the heart of Ghana. A crime family has to shape up before the government shuts down their lucrative lounge. When their leader is mysteriously killed, the eldest must take over, battling insurrection and a murder investigation.
Two fathers are at odds over their children’s marriage, but what starts as a friendly family disagreement quickly devolves into the couple becoming pawns in a bitter dispute about tradition, progress, and the true nature of Islam.
When tragedy strikes, a young woman returns to her small town. She is reunited with her brother-in-law, but the relationship is strained when she learns new information about her sister’s death and her own emotions become increasingly complicated.
Political activist Boniface "Softie" Mwangi runs for office in a regional Kenyan election, but learns that running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents is an uphill battle when based on idealism alone.
From Bong Joon-ho, the Academy Award winning director of Parasite, Influenza tracks a man’s descent into a life of crime told entirely through CCTV footage. With Bong’s characteristic tension and twists, he brings you deep into his nightmare vision.
When filmmaker Joong-rae suffers from writer’s block, he travels to the coast to find inspiration. He falls for his friend’s girlfriend, the vivacious Moon-sook. Their affair doesn’t last long, but Joong-rae cannot get Moon-sook out of his head.
A woman receives a packet of letters from a man from her past. She drops the letters, scattering the contents. As the story unfolds she has to make sense of the chronology and the writer’s intent. A tale of love and longing from Hong Sangsoo.
Conceived by Javier Bardem and filmmaker Eugene Richards following the filming of Terence Malick’s To The Wonder. Bardem plays a priest who listens to local residents of a small Oklahoma town share their stories, confessions and fears.
In this exploration of science, nature, and Indigenous cosmology set against the otherworldly landscapes of Hawaii, 10-year-old Manu and her mother collect wild, endangered bees in hopes of cultivating disease-resistant colonies.
Coming of age is hard enough as it is, but in Iran it’s dictated by strict rules. Ava will have to find her place in the world while navigating family hypocrisy, defying social norms, and facing constant reminders to follow traditions.
Modern-day cowboys lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana’s mountains for summer pasture in this unsentimental elegy to the American West. A tribute to those, past and present, who eke out a bittersweet living on the land.
Oscar-nominated director James Longley’s stirring documentary weaves together the modern history of Afghanistan with portraits of young students and teachers in the old city of Kabul, offering a nuanced vision of a society in the shadow of war.
In this uniquely intimate ghost story, single mom and part-time paranormal investigator Shelia is hired by Richard to examine his Tennessee farmhouse. In searching for his wife’s spirit, Shelia ends up confronting the mysteries of her own life.
In the final installment of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy, Lisbeth Salander must not only prove her innocence, but also identify the same corrupt government institutions that nearly destroyed her life. Once a victim, now she’s fighting back.
In the second installment of Stieg Larsson's phenomenal "Millennium" trilogy, Lisbeth Salander goes on the run after being accused of three murders. It’s up to journalist Mikael Blomkvist to investigate and clear her name.
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.
High above Central Havana is a community of rooftop dwellers who have been forced upwards due to the city’s chronic housing shortage. In Pedro Ruiz’s visually mesmerizing film, these unique residents reflect on life in a society amid transformation.
Every year, separated couples meet in the middle of a bridge over the US-Mexico border to get married. Meet Jesenia and Luis, whose upcoming wedding will allow them to finally live together safely, and the officiant who makes it all possible.
In the Mexican village of Milpillas, a family remembers the last day they saw their youngest son, Nando, a horse wrangler apprentice. Through the voices and daily rituals of the community, Caballerango evokes the presence of those who have parted.
Filmed over 10 years, Los Ultimos Frikis charts the tumultuous journey of Cuban heavy metal band Zeus, who went from persecuted to government sanctioned. On their first national tour, the band confronts the fate of heavy metal amid changing times.
An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at everything that went into making The Bridge (Bron/Broen) the iconic Nordic Noir series that it is, from story development to set design, to how Saga’s infamous leather pants were chosen.
Award-winning director Manfred Kirchheimer’s “Canners” takes to the streets of New York City in a humanistic ode to the tireless scavengers who earn their daily bread by collecting the city’s bottles and cans.
Three incarcerated men face the challenge of a lifetime: transform Eli, an adorable but unruly Labrador puppy, into a highly disciplined guide dog in just 12 months. A story of friendship, hope, and tenderness set against the broken US prison system.
Can child stars have a happy life after their iconic runs are over? Jaleel White, aka Steve Urkel (Family Matters), proves they can. Join him and Beverly Hills, 90210’s Brian Austin Green as they chat fame, acting, and their new role as fathers.
The alt-right love him. Many loathe him. But all can agree that Steve Bannon is a distinct force. Legendary documentarian Errol Morris puts the former Trump advisor in the hot seat to try and demystify the controversial populist. Can it be done?
When Bob Leuci turned on his fellow officers to bring down New York’s most corrupt police unit, he was both lauded as a hero and condemned as a rat. But he also exposed the dangerous underbelly of secrecy that penetrates American policing.
What was it like to be a funeral director during the rise of COVID-19 in April 2020? In this intimate portrait, Doris’s Brooklyn funeral home is overwhelmed, but she never forgets her purpose: to celebrate the deceased and give back to the living.
The devastating power of tornadoes is undeniable, but have you ever wondered why the Bible Belt and Tornado Alley overlap? Meet survivors, meteorologists, and everyday people whose experiences with tornadoes have confirmed their belief in the Divine.
Few hobbies require the technical skills of railway enthusiasts. Get to know the niche world of Garden Rail Magazine and its impassioned community, who find focus, therapy, and camaraderie in the hobby of running large-scale trains outdoors.
On stage he makes crowds laugh with his hilariously biting musings. Off stage, comedian Gastor Almonte talks about how his comedy is rooted in his immigrant roots, parenthood, and his beloved neighborhood of East New York.
Welcome to Lanzhou, a city in northwest China that’s famous for its beef noodle soup. In this short documentary, we meet some of the students who flock there to learn the secrets of hand-pulling Lanzhou lamian.
Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne's poignant tribute to his murdered childhood friend, Andrew Bagby, tells the story of a child custody battle between Bagby's grieving parents and Shirley Turner, Bagby's pregnant ex-girlfriend and suspected killer.