On Kanopy: Thrillers
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On Kanopy: Thrillers

In winter, the days grow shorter and the nights darker. What better time to enjoy a gripping thriller? Get the popcorn ready, grab a blanket and settle in for movie night! Use your library card to access Kanopy, a free streaming service available through Plano Public Library. View one of the following classic and contemporary thrillers or choose from more than 30,000 titles, including critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films, and more.

Chinatown (1974)
2 tickets, 72-hour access for a 2h 10m film

A landmark movie in the film-noir tradition. Jack Nicholson is private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband’s affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Dial M for Murder (1954)
2 tickets, 72-hour access for a 1h 45m film

In this Alfred Hitchcock classic, ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) wants to have his wealthy wife, Margot (Grace Kelly), murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. When he discovers her affair, he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully orchestrated setup goes awry. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected.

Thirteen Days (2000)
4 tickets and 48-hour access for a 2h 25m film

Kevin Costner stars in this inside look at how the Kennedy Administration responded to the discovery of offensive Soviet weapons in Cuba, and the pressurized tug-of-war that ensued between the US and the USSR during the thirteen days of the missile crisis.

The Name of the Rose (1986)
2 tickets and 72-hour access for a 2h 11m film

In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) is sent to investigate a wealthy Italian abbey whose monks are suspected of heresy. When his mission is overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths patterned on the book of Revelation, Brother William turns detective, following the trail of a conspiracy that brings him face-to-face with the abbey’s labyrinthine secrets, the subversive effects of laughter, and the medieval Inquisition.

Uncut Gems (2019)
2 tickets and 72-hour access for a 2h 14m film

A charismatic jeweler (Adam Sandler) makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. In a precarious high-wire act, he must balance business, family, and adversaries on all sides in pursuit of the ultimate win.

How Does Kanopy Work?

Tickets are used to play videos on Kanopy. Each month, you receive 15 tickets from Plano Public Library. As you browse for titles, you’ll see the number of tickets required to watch each title and how long you have to watch it. Your tickets reset on the first day of the month, and unused tickets don’t roll over to the next month. You can see your remaining tickets for the month in the top-right corner of the homepage.

Be sure to visit our eBooks & More page to learn about the other eLibrary tools you can access with your library card, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and newspapers.

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