Kanopy’s Most Watched Films of 2023

Check out Kanopy’s Most Watched Films of 2023 collection for movies and documentaries that will transport you to stunning landscapes, introduce you to fantastical creatures, and bring your favorite characters to life. To view these popular titles today, go to www.kanopy.com/category/75561. All you need is your Hamden library card.

Top Titles include:

The Whale – A reclusive English teacher, living alone in the wake of a tragedy, attempts to reconnect with his teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption in filmmaker Darren Aronofsky’s transcendent, emotional epic.

Everything Everywhere All at Once – When an interdimensional rupture threatens to unravel reality, the fate of the world is suddenly in the hands of a most unlikely hero: Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh), a flustered immigrant mother.

Mona Lisa Smile –  Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts heads an all-star cast featuring Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Marcia Gay Harden in MONA LISA SMILE, an uplifting and poignant drama about one woman’s desire to enrich the lives of her students.

Punch-Drunk Love – Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) is a small business owner with seven sisters whose abuse has kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a mysterious woman (Emily Watson) enter his life, his romantic journey begins.

The Forsyte Saga: Season 1 – This epic drama spans three generations of the powerful Forsyte family at the turn of the 20th century. Beneath the family’s imposing veneer lies a festering core of unhappy and brutal relationships.

Showing Up – A sculptor (Michelle Williams) preparing to open a new show tries to work amidst the daily dramas of family and friends. A vibrant and captivatingly funny portrait of art & craft from beloved filmmaker Kelly Reichardt.

Blithe Spirit – Charles suffers from terrible writer’s block so he invites the eccentric mystic Madame Arcati (Judi Dench) to perform a seance in his home. He gets more than he bargained for when Madame Arcati inadvertently summons the spirit of his first wife.

The Quiet Girl – An Cailín Ciúin– Rural Ireland. 1981. Nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her.

The Missing – From the Academy Award winning director and producer of A Beautiful Mind comes the suspense thriller THE MISSING. In the film, Maggie Gilkeson (Cate Blanchett), a young woman alone in an isolated and lawless wilderness, must re-unite with her long estranged father to track a mystical, psychopathic killer.