The Sopranos (TV series 1999-2007)
New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.
The Wire (TV series 2002-2008)
The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.
Downton Abbey (TV series 2010-2015)
A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century.
Game of Thrones (TV series 2011-2019)
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.
The Two Popes (Movie 2019)
Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict XVI and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.
The Kominsky Method (TV series 2018-)
An aging actor, who long ago enjoyed a brush with fame, makes his living as an acting coach.
Richard Jewell (Movie 2019)
American security guard Richard Jewell saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker (TV Mini-Series 2020)
The inspiring story of trailblazing African American entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker who built a haircare empire that made her America’s first female self-made millionaire.
Grace and Frankie (TV Series 2015-)
Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last twenty years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.
West Wing (TV Series 1999-2006)
Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Movie 2012)
Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Schitt’s Creek (TV Series 2015-2020)
When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt’s Creek.
The Morning Show (TV Series 2019- )
An inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the men and women who carry out this daily televised ritual.
Anne with an E (TV Series 2017-2019)
The adventures of a young orphan girl living in the late 19th century. Follow Anne as she learns to navigate her new life on Prince Edward Island, in this new take on L.M. Montgomery’s classic novels.
Lucifer (TV Series 2015- )
Lucifer Morningstar has decided he’s had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles – the City of Angels.
Babylon Berlin (TV Series 2017- )
Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.
Hostages (TV Series 2019- )
Four masked men break into the Anand family home, taking them hostage. Pushed into a do-or-die situation, Dr. Mira Anand has to make a choice. Will she take a life or save lives?
Unorthodox (TV Mini-series 2020)
Story of a young ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman who flees her arranged marriage and religious community to start a new life abroad.
The English Game (TV Mini-series 2020)
The story of the invention of football and how it quickly rose to become the world’s game by crossing class divides.
Bad Blood (TV Series 2017- )
A dramatization of the life and death of Montreal mob boss Vito Rizzuto.
Ozark (TV Series 2017- )
A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.
Little Italy (Movie 2018)
A young couple must navigate a blossoming romance, amidst a war between their families’ competing pizza restaurants.
My Brilliant Friend (TV Series 2018- )
A woman recounts the lifelong friendship and conflicts with a girl she met at primary school in Naples during the early 1950s.
Mrs. America (TV Series 2020- )
Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly leads an unexpected fight against the Equal Rights Amendment movement during the 1970s.
Little Fires Everywhere (TV Series 2020- )
Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
Better Things (TV Series 2016- )
An actress raises her three daughters while juggling the pressures of working in Hollywood and being a single parent.
Better Call Saul (TV Series 2015- )
The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Magnum, PI (TV Series 1980-1988)
Long-running series of the adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator starring Tom Selleck.
Das Boot (TV Mini-series 2018)
An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.
The Mountain Between Us (Movie 2017)
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.
Hollywood (TV Mini-series 2020- )
A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood try to make it big – no matter the cost.
In Plain Sight (TV Series 2008-2012)
U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon must hunt down witnesses for federal cases in the witness protection program while also managing a rather dysfunctional family and her own personal life.
The Plot Against America (TV Mini-series 2020- )
Characters live in an alternative history in which Franklin D. Roosevelt was defeated in the U.S. presidential election of 1940 by Charles Lindbergh.
Deadwater Fell (TV Mini-series 2020)
When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they knew and trusted, cracks appear on the surface of a supposedly idyllic community.
The Inspector Lynley Mystery Series (TV Series 2001-2008)
British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.
Silent Witness (TV Series 1996- )
Crimes through the eyes of a British team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.
Berlin Station (Tv Series 2016-2019)
Follows a CIA team in Berlin and their clandestine activities.
Succession (TV Series 2018- )
Succession follows a dysfunctional American global-media family.
Belgravia (TV Series 2020- )
Follows events when the emerging nouveau riche, including the Trenchard family, rub shoulders with London’s established upper classes and when secrets from the past threaten to emerge.
Military Wives (Movie 2019)
With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement.
Dirty John (TV Series 2018- )
Anthology series in which each season is based on a true crime story featuring an epic tale of love gone wrong.
Moonrise Kingdom (Movie 2012)
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.
Outlander (TV Series 2014- )
An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.
Last Kingdom (TV Series 2015- )
As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred – born a Saxon but raised by Vikings – seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.
13th (Movie 2016)
An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.
Virgin River (TV Series 2019- )
After seeing an ad for a midwife, a recently widowed big-city nurse moves to the redwood forests of northern California, where she meets an intriguing man.
Good Witch (TV Series 2015- )
Raising her daughter in a small town, an enchanting widow with magical powers provokes the interest and exasperation of a skeptical big-city doctor.
Grand Designs (TV Series 1999- )
Kevin McCloud follows people as they build their dream house, often focusing on modern design, energy efficiency, maximizing space and views.
Sharpe’s Eagle (TV Series 1993- )
Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents, and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colors (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by capturing a French Imperial standard: an eagle. Bernard Cornwell’s books formed the basis for the series featuring Sean Bean in the title role.
Murdoch Mysteries (TV Series 2008- )
In the 1890s, William Murdoch uses radical forensic techniques for the time, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders.
Yellowstone (TV Series 2018- )
A ranching family in Montana faces off against others encroaching on their land.
Just Mercy (Movie 2019)
World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.
Line of Duty (TV Series 2012- )
This British crime thriller is about the investigations of the fictional AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit.
Homemade (TV Series 2020-)
Acclaimed filmmakers from around the world channel their creativity during COVID-19 isolation with this diverse, genre-spanning collection of short films.
Perry Mason (TV Series 2020- )
In a reprise of the familiar Perry Mason television series (1957-1966), this new series takes place in booming 1932 Los Angeles, where a down-and-out defense attorney takes on the case of a lifetime.
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