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What’s it like gathering around a fire in Norway? Or Japan? This winter, cozy up to five unique fireplaces from around the world with this series of video-wallpaper fires that warm your home while transporting you to breathtaking locations.
When her police officer daughter Julie disappears in Paris’s catacombs, retired cop Catherine embarks on a race against time to find her. With the help of Julie’s partner, she dives deep into Julie's past and the horrors of the city’s underbelly.
Originally aired as Bnei Aruba, Hostages begins with one mother’s impossible decision: kill the prime minister or watch her family die. Her family’s hostage crisis sets off a sequence of events that will reveal a far more complex political web.
When troubled teen Jas starts investigating her dad’s suspicious death, she clashes with new teacher Ruby, who’s hiding a dark secret. What Jas uncovers will change everything for their small Tasmanian town.
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.
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.
A former civil rights attorney who sued the police over 75 times, Larry Krasner is now revolutionizing the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office with progressive, but polarizing reforms. Can he change the criminal justice system from the inside?
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.”
Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams hosts this illuminating series showcasing short films from some of the most talented emerging directors and underrepresented voices in film today. Clearly the future of film is bright.
On the surface, Marina is a wife and mother living a perfectly normal middle-class life in Moscow. But lurking underneath this manicured facade are dark secrets and a dangerous career that make Marina anything but an ordinary woman.
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.
Ambitious and unprecedented, La Flor is a 14-hour adventure that shape-shifts through genres, from musical to spy thriller, each defying narrative form. Presented in eight parts, the film boldly pushes the boundaries of fiction as we know it.
Comedy | Canada • How did two ordinary suburban married couples become the greatest criminals in Quebec’s history? The dark comedy follows four friends whose marital strife opens a gateway to murder, arson, and a life of organized crime. Meet the Sainte-Foy Killers.
Drama | Israel • Just as Dr. Ari Milus’ sleep disorder returns, people around him start dying. Is he committing crimes in his sleep and can’t remember? Or is the answer in his repressed memories of a religious leader known as the Wordmaker?
Paul and Sali Aloka, a Black couple, have a white adopted son, Benjamin, and a biological son, Noé. They might not look like an ordinary family, but they’re happy—until Paul’s father shows up and prompts Benjamin to search for his birth parents.
Comedy | France • When 31-year-old man-child Julien learns he has a teenage son, he embraces fatherhood by winning his son’s affections with joints and video games. Can he step up to the plate as a dad if he’s still a kid himself?
Documentary | United States • Hip-hop, ballet, vogue, and so much more. In this competition, 20 fiercely unique dancers show off their moves across five iconic NYC neighborhoods. Host and judge, vogue pioneer Cesar Valentino, will decide: who’s got the Best Walk?
Your 20s can be tricky, especially when you’re easily distracted like Anne. But if she can navigate her turbulent love life and balance girlfriends, ex-girlfriends, friends, and career, she might be able to master adulthood.
Comedy | France • Politics are no laughing matter, but in this satire, the entire European Parliament is a joke. New assistant Samy fumbles his way through reports and amendments, his boss literally runs away from work, and grown officials throw ragers over Brexit.
Like “The West Wing” meets “The Sopranos” but set in France, this fast-paced thriller reveals the dirtier side of French politics and a world in which the players are shady, the sabotage is ruthless, and revenge is everything.
What was it like to be transgender in America during Trump? Trans filmmaker Tony Zosherafatain drove across the country to examine the lasting impact of the administration's policies and was forever changed by the resiliency of the trans community.
How did ETA, one of the most violent terrorist organizations in Europe’s history, come to be? It all started with a young university student and poet named Txabi Etxebarrieta, who paved the group’s bloody path when he crossed “the invisible line.”
In these documentary portraits inspired by Racquet Magazine, Darius Clarke Monroe examines the role of racquet sports in American culture and sheds light on the unexpected communities, obsessions, and passions built around tennis and handball.
Comedian and self-proclaimed “telephone call enthusiast” Chris Gethard brings his acclaimed podcast to the screen. Each unpredictable episode features one anonymous caller, 30 minutes of brutally candid conversation, no names, and no holds barred.
A doomsday prepper obsessed with the apocalypse. A doctor trying to save his dying wife. They’re partners in crime operating an underground clinic for very different reasons, but they could be humanity’s best hope.
Drama | Spain • Some fathers are the glue of the house; Jacobo Vidal is a wrecking ball. He loves his family, but he shows it by obsessing over their every move. Over 16 years, as the world changes and his kids grow up, his relentless ways could cost him everything.
Sci Fi | Israel • When an earthquake unburies three skeletons, an investigation unfolds that defies all logic and a group of interconnected people are thrown into a mind-bending mystery filled with inexplicable phenomena.
What happens when your partner never wants to have sex? In this series about love, intimacy, and figuring out the relationship you want, Cathrine might be missing something with her boyfriend, but will finding it cost her everything?
Documentary | Brazil • What’s the relationship between an artist and a place? The series takes viewers around the world to examine eight distinct locations and how they’ve inspired visionaries like Keith Haring, Tadao Ando, and Yves Saint Laurent.
Love is unpredictable at any age. Three family members, each from a different generation, learn surprising lessons about love through grief. Sometimes you have to embrace second chances, see what’s in front of you, and let go of your fears for love.
Italy drastically changed in 1994 with the election of Silvio Berlusconi. Now, political mastermind Leonardo Notte finds that while it is not easy to win power, holding on to it might prove to be impossible; 1994 will be the year of restoration.
Chaos rules in darkness. When the prime minister’s daughter is kidnapped as a nationwide blackout engulfs Belgium, she must make the impossible decision between family and country and grapple with the consequences of her political decisions.
An illuminating showcase of emerging artists from underrepresented communities. Each one shatters norms, breaks borders, and pushes boundaries in their respective fields, much like the filmmakers who capture them.
He’s surly, unorthodox, unapologetically blunt, and he’s about to change your life. Meet the new philosophy teacher, Merlí, who will help his students view the world in a whole new light, both in and out of the classroom.
A mysterious call from a dying stranger upends Katie Bonner’s life and sends her down a dangerous rabbit hole in search of a woman named Tala. Is she risking everything to save a woman she's never met, or trying to destroy the woman she's become?
Season 2 - 10 episodes. New episodes release Thursdays. What if you had to investigate your own murder? This anthology series follows victims who wake up to find their own dead bodies and have to navigate the limbo between life and death to solve the mystery of who killed them and why.
Meet Iceland’s radical new prime minister. Benedikt Ríkarðsson is beloved for his unconventional style, straight talk, and revolutionary ideas, but underneath all that promise are inner demons that threaten to destroy him and his government.
No one escapes war unscathed. A gripping action thriller and existential character drama, Commandos follows John de Koning, an ex-Dutch Special Forces commander who is thrown into a deadly game of cat and mouse when his past comes back to haunt him.
Documentary | United States • An intimate look at four rising musicians from Chicago and the common issues that young Black women artists have to overcome both in a male-dominated music industry and a marginalizing society, from racism to physical expectations to sexual trauma.
Guy Nehama has a wife he loves, five kids, and a dreadful IT job. But after a devastating loss, he must choose between pursuing his dream of being a stand-up comedian and stepping up for his family. A show about finding comedy again after tragedy.
After a world-renowned economist, and leading contender for this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics, is found dead in his bed by four of his closest friends, they decide to keep his death a secret to ensure that he has the chance to win the prize.
Drama | Finland • In order to broker peace, Ann-Mari Sundell must enter unfathomably dangerous situations. Navigating armed conflicts, corrupt governments, and powerful politicians are all in a day’s work. Welcome to the world of international peace negotiations.
Rough Draft With Reza Aslan is a timely and fast-paced talk show about writers and writing. Today’s biggest scribes (screen, television, books and press) sit with Reza for a lively discussion that’s intimate, provocative, and always entertaining.
After narrowly escaping an assassination attempt on election night, Idder Chaouch, France’s first president-elect of North African descent, must navigate both racial and family politics to secure a future for his loved ones and country.
What happens to a property after it’s been marred by tragedy? Can it be revived or will it be forever stigmatized? “Distressed real estate” expert Randall Bell shows us what has become of four infamous sites around the US steeped in trauma.
A three-part documentary following the political tensions and violent uprisings that led to Pinochet’s 1973 military coup, which not only deposed socialist president Salvador Allende, but ended democracy and civilian rule in Chile.
Drama | United States • When a deadly pandemic spreads across the outskirts of a large US city, a group of interconnected people are impacted in different ways. Some deal with unfinished business, others struggle to hold onto their faith, and all must fight to survive.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau takes us on an adventure across Greenland, and gives us a very personal tour of his adopted country. Meet the locals, get to know the culture, and see how climate change is impacting its breathtaking landscapes.
In this short docu-series, a diverse group of everyday people, from graffiti artists to college freshmen, recount their arrest stories and reveal the shocking range of encounters one can have with law enforcement.
1993 picks up where the first season of 1992 left off, tracking the collapse of a political system and the chaos that results. Out of the ashes will rise new right-wing parties, like the Forza Italia party founded by media magnate Silvio Berlusconi.
Like The Devil Wears Prada meets The Mary Tyler Moore Show, this series follows fashion newbie Irene as she works her way up the ranks at top Italian fashion magazine Appeal in 1970s Milan. A fun, colorful celebration of Italian fashion.
Documentary | United States • Seven billion people. One act. Infinite ways to do it. Everybody eats, but that’s where the similarities end. With the power to influence cultures, industries, and personal ambitions, eating is a direct entry point into understanding humanity
Three eager gigolos set up an office together as ‘The Callboys,’ the go-to escort collective for women in search of courteous and well-endowed company. But as business booms, their testosterone-driven arguments cause everything to crash and burn.
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.