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Unstreamable is a weekly column that recommends films you cant find on major streaming services in the United States.

Unstreamable is a weekly column that recommends films and TV shows you can’t find on major streaming services in the United States.

Currently, there are 262 films on this list. Each one was unstreamable when it was added. That means we couldn’t find it on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, or any of the other 300+ streaming services available in the United States. We also couldn’t find it available for rent or purchase through platforms like Prime Video or iTunes. We don’t consider user-generated videos, like unauthorized YouTube uploads, to be streamable.

We add four more films each week. Sometimes the titles become streamable. If you notice an error, let us know!

USA

  • Xmas Without China (2013)—Now streaming on Docuseek
  • The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
  • TiMER (2009)
  • Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)—Now streaming on Kanopy
  • Collide-O-Scope: The Best of the Worst (2007)
  • Smiley Face (2007) —Now streaming on Tubi
  • Starrbooty (2007)
  • Apocalypto (2006)—Now streaming on Amazon Prime
  • Coachella (2006)
  • Inland Empire (2006)
  • Police Beat (2006)
  • Neo Ned (2006)
  • This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
  • Strangers with Candy (2005)
  • I Downloaded a Ghost (2004)
  • The Emperor’s Club (2002)
  • Full Frontal (2002)
  • The Good Girl (2002)
  • Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay (2002)
  • Hysterical Blindness (2002)
  • Sonny (2002)
  • Don’s Plum (2001)
  • Bamboozled (2000)—Now streaming on The Criterion Channel
  • Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
  • 200 Cigarettes (1999)
  • Cartoon Noir (1999)
  • Dogma (1999)
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)—Now streaming on Xfinity Stream
  • Jackie’s Back (1999)
  • Splendor (1999)
  • Happiness (1998)
  • Mixing Nia (1998)
  • Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1998)
  • Clockwatchers (1997)—Now streaming on Vudu
  • Cinderella (1997)—Now streaming on Disney+
  • Gummo (1997)
  • Hugo Pool (1997)
  • Nowhere (1997)
  • Tower of Terror (1997)
  • Eddie (1996)
  • Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
  • Faithful (1996)
  • Girl 6 (1996)
  • I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
  • Reckless (1996)
  • The Basketball Diaries (1995)—Now streaming on Xfinity Stream
  • The Doom Generation (1995)
  • French Kiss (1995)
  • Kids (1995)
  • Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
  • Nine Months (1995)
  • Playboy: The Best of Anna Nicole Smith (1995)
  • Safe (1995) —Now available to rent/buy on iTunes and Vudu
  • Strange Days (1995)
  • White Man’s Burden (1995)
  • Alma’s Rainbow (1994)
  • Amateur (1994)
  • Angels in the Outfield (1994)
  • PCU (1994)
  • True Lies (1994) —Now streaming on Amazon Prime
  • The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
  • Jiminy Cricket’s Christmas (1993)
  • Super Mario Bros. (1993)
  • Evil Toons
  • (1992)

  • Poison Ivy (1992)
  • Jungle Fever (1991)
  • The Linguini Incident (1991)
  • Meet the Applegates (1991)
  • Mississippi Masala (1991)
  • The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)
  • Hello (1990s)
  • Henry & June (1990)
  • Thunder and Mud (1990)
  • Wild at Heart (1990)—Now available to rent on Xfinity Stream
  • The Abyss (1989)
  • Fatal Exposure (1989)
  • Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
  • Longtime Companion (1989)
  • The Tommy Chong Roast (1989)
  • Wild Orchid (1989)
  • D.O.A. (1988)
  • Born in East L.A. (1987)
  • The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)
  • Less Than Zero (1987)—Now available to stream on HBO Max
  • Near Dark (1987)
  • Psychos in Love (1987) —Now available to rent/purchase on What Were We Thinking Films
  • ‘Round Midnight (1986)
  • Better Off Dead (1985)
  • Cocoon (1985) —Now available for purchase on Xfinity Stream
  • Mask (1985)
  • Porky’s Revenge (1985) —Now streaming on Prime Video
  • Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
  • The Sure Thing (1985)
  • To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
  • Love Streams
  • (1984)

  • Breathless (1983) —Now streaming on Xfinity Stream
  • Get Crazy (1983)
  • Silkwood (1983)
  • A Disney Christmas Gift (1982)
  • Ashes and Embers (1982)
  • The Last American Virgin (1982) —Now available to rent on Xfinity Stream
  • Losing Ground (1982)— Now streaming on Criterion Channel
  • Making Love (1982)
  • Missing (1982) —Now streaming on Peacock
  • White Dog—Now available to rent/buy on Xfinity Stream
  • The Pee-wee Herman Show (1981)
  • Betty Boop for President (1980)
  • Bosom Buddies (1980-1982)
  • Times Square (1980)
  • All That Jazz (1979)
  • Bush Mama (1979)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Killer of Sheep (1978)— Now streaming on Milestone Films
  • An Unmarried Woman (1978)
  • Blue Sunshine (1977) —Now streaming on Shudder
  • Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
  • 9 Lives of a Wet Pussy (1976)
  • Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)
  • Silent Movie (1976)
  • Scorchy (1976)
  • Abby (1974)
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) —Now available to rent on Xfinity Stream
  • Claudine (1974) —Now streaming on Xfinity Stream
  • Harry & Tonto
  • (1974)

  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
  • That Man Bolt (1973)
  • Sssssss (1973)
  • Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
  • Pink Flamingos (1972)
  • Trouble Man (1972) —Now streaming on Xfinity Stream
  • The Panic In Needle Park (1971)
  • Sonny & Cher’s Comedy Hour: Christmas Specials (1971-1974)
  • Chastity (1969)
  • Night of the Following Day (1969)
  • Sweet Charity (1969)
  • They Shoot Horses Don’t They? (1969)
  • For Love of Ivy (1968)
  • Greetings (1968)
  • Judy Garland in Concert: Volume 1 (1964)
  • Porgy and Bess (1959)
  • Raintree County (1957)
  • Written on the Wind (1956) —Now streaming on TCM
  • Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) —Now available for rent on Xfinity Stream
  • I’m No Angel (1933)
  • Blonde Venus (1932)
  • Call Her Savage (1932)

    Japan

  • Hanagatami (2017)
  • The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers (2016)
  • Evangelion 3.3: You Can (Not) Redo (2012)
  • Underwater Love (2011)
  • Evangelion 2.2: You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
  • Fish Story (2009)
  • Ponyo (2008)Now available to purchase digitally and to stream on HBO Max
  • Yayoi Kusama: I Love Me (2008)
  • Evangelion 1.1: You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
  • Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
  • Tony Takitani (2005) —Now streaming on Criterion Channel
  • The Taste of Tea (2004)
  • Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (2003-2005)
  • Frog River (2002)
  • Metropolis (2001)
  • Medabots (1999)
  • Wild Zero (1999)
  • DANGAN Runner (1996)
  • Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t (1992)
  • Mermaid Forest (1991)
  • The Curse of Kazuo Umezu (1990)
  • Patlabor: The Movie (1989)Now streaming on VRV and HIDIVE
  • Abnormal Family (1983)
  • The Family Game (1983)
  • Cleopatra, Queen of Sex (1970)
  • A Thousand & One Nights (1969)

    France

  • Water Lillies (2007)
  • Demonlover
  • (2002)

  • Friday Night (2002)
  • The Spanish Apartment (2002)
  • Chaos (2001)
  • Beau Travail (1999) —Now streaming on Criterion Channel
  • La Bûche (1999)
  • Late August, Early September (1999)
  • The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
  • Irma Vep (1996)— Now streaming on HBO Max and Criterion Channel
  • I Can’t Sleep (J’ai pas sommeil) (1994)
  • Little Buddha (1993)
  • No Fear, No Die (1990)— Now streaming on Criterion Channel
  • Chocolat (1989)— Now streaming on Criterion Channel
  • Emergency Kisses (1989)
  • A Room in Town (1982)
  • Possession (1981)
  • Her Bridal Night (1956)

    United Kingdom

  • Chewing Gum (2015-2017) —Now streaming on HBO Max
  • Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace (2004)
  • The Dreamers (2003)
  • Titus (1999)
  • Croupier (1998) —Now streaming on Hoopla, fuboTV, and Showtime
  • Spice World (1997) —Now available for purchase on Xfinity Stream
  • Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1994)
  • Young Soul Rebels (1991)
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990)
  • Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1981)
  • The Bitch (1979)
  • Equus (1977)
  • The Muppet Show (1976-1981) Most episodes now streaming on Disney+
  • Sleuth (1972)
  • Secret Ceremony (1968)
  • Red, White, and Zero (1967)
  • Night and the City (1950)

    Italy

  • Tea with Mussolini (1999) —Now available for rent on Xfinity Stream
  • The Best of Bruno Bozzetto (1997)
  • Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man) (1994)
  • The Rebels: Montgomery Clift (1983)
  • Day of the Cobra (1980)
  • Allegro Non Troppo (1976)
  • Salo (1975)
  • The Teenage Prostitution Racket (1975)
  • Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (1971)
  • West and Soda (1965) — Now available on Amazon Prime

    Hong Kong

  • Once Upon a Time in China (1991) —Now streaming on Amazon Prime
  • Days of Being Wild (1990)
  • Mr. Vampire (1985)
  • The Body Is Willing (1983)
  • Devil Fetus (1983)
  • Encounters of the Spooky Kind (1980)
  • Lady With a Sword (1971)

    Canada

  • C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
  • The Raspberry Reich (2004)
  • Sugar (2004)
  • Crash (1996)
  • Copper Mountain (1983)
  • Sweet Movie (1974)

    Mexico

  • Ladies Night (2003)
  • Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975)
  • Pepe (1960)
  • Raquel’s Shoeshiner (El bolero de Raquel) (1957)
  • The Criminal Life of Archibaldo De La Cruz (Ensayo de un crimen) (1955)

    Spain

  • Cell 211 (2009) —Now streaming on Amazon Prime and Sling TV
  • Take My Eyes (Te Doy Mis Ojos) (2003)
  • Lovers of the Arctic Circle (Los Amantes Del Círculo Polar) (1998)
  • Belle Epoque (1992)
  • Jamón Jamón (1992)Now available to purchase or rent on iTunes

    Australia

  • The Black Balloon (2008)
  • Flirting (1991)
  • Two Friends (1986)

    India

  • Pukar (2000)
  • Umrao Jaan (1981)
  • Subarnarekha (1965)

    The Netherlands

  • The 4th Man (1983)
  • Soldier of Orange (1977)
  • Turkish Delight (1973)

    Argentina

  • The Holy Girl (La niña santa) (2004)
  • Son of the Bride (2001)

    Germany

  • The Nomi Song (2004)
  • Tattoo (2002)

    Austria

  • Models (1999)

    Iran

  • Ayneh (The Mirror) (1997)— Now streaming on Criterion Channel

    Ireland

  • Circle of Friends (1995)

    Israel

  • An American Hippie in Israel (1972)—Now available for rent/purchase on Xfinity Stream

    New Zealand

  • Heavenly Creatures (1994)

    Norway

  • Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)

    Scotland

  • Gregory’s Girl (1980) —Now available to rent/purchase on Amazon Prime

    Senegal

  • Hyenas (1992) —Now streaming on Kanopy

    South Korea

  • Green Fish (1997)

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