The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel

By The Criterion Collection, Inc.

Score: 4.74
From 3,917 Ratings


A movie lover’s dream, the Criterion Channel offers classics and discoveries from around the world, thematically programmed with special features, on a streaming service brought to you by the Criterion Collection. With constantly refreshed selections of Hollywood, international, art-house, and independent movies, plus access to Criterion’s entire streaming library of more than 1,000 important classic and contemporary films, there’s something new to choose from every day of the week on the Criterion Channel. Start with Sunday Spotlights on directors, stars, genres, and themes; Tuesday’s Short + Feature; or the Friday double bill. Try out our 15-minute-a-month film school, Observations on Film Art, or choose from suggestions by friends like Barry Jenkins, Guillermo del Toro, or Mira Nair. Go deep with the Criterion Collection’s archive of special features for context that no other service can match. FEATURES - The Criterion Collection’s streaming library, including many complete editions released on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as unreleased titles - Ongoing programs of Hollywood, international, art-house, independent, documentary, and short films, including thematic programming, director and star retrospectives, and guest-curated series - Original Criterion Channel series such as Observations on Film Art, Adventures in Moviegoing, and Art-House America - Supplemental features to deepen your appreciation of the art of film, including audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, scholarly analyses, introductions, new and archival interviews, and trailers To access all features and content you can subscribe to The Criterion Channel on a monthly or yearly basis with an auto-renewing subscription right inside the app.* Pricing can vary by region and will be confirmed before purchase in the app. In app subscriptions will automatically renew at the end of their cycle. * All payments will be paid through your iTunes Account and may be managed under Account Settings after the initial payment. Subscription payments will automatically renew unless deactivated at least 24-hours before the end of the current cycle. Your account will be charged for renewal at least 24-hours prior to the end of the current cycle. Any unused portion of your free trial will be forfeited upon payment. Cancellations are incurred by disabling auto-renewal. Terms of Service: Privacy Policy:


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By ashconk

Best Streaming Service for Serious Film Buffs

I was an early subscriber to Filmstruck and fell into a sad state when the website shut down. To me, The Criterion Channel is effectively the rebirth of that channel and I signed on first chance I had. Although the early days were a bit disappointing because I missed some of the original content created by the Turner Classic films the website has steadily improved and is my favorite among all streaming film options. Love it!
By Don't Bogart Me

CC = A+

Criterion Channel has come to save us from the tedious offerings of Those Other Streaming Platforms. There’s always something unique and interesting to be found here, and new surprises arrive every month. Worth every penny.
By P1antPerson

Well done

I’ve been collecting Criterion VHS, DVDs, searching streaming services for decades and now have a subscription to your own movie streaming. In the time of SIP and coughing into my elbow, this collection is especially sweet. Thank you for all you do.
By Long-time Watcher

Criterion makes me happy

Movies make me happy and criterion channel has the best movies.
By iloveoldmen11

Needs mirroring

I can’t stand watching movies on my phone so I need to connect my phone to my tv through an iPhone to hdmi adapter , please allow mirroring. So can fully enjoy the films on my television.
By Nicky9176

Love it

Signed up as social distancing came on and am very pleased so far. Pleasantly surprised that there’s new stuff on here not just classics.
By jdsoundbite

Enrich yourself

Dump Hulu Netflix Disney
By Rabbak300

Film lovers dream

Love it
By Rynox


A great collection not just of movies but accompanying pieces as well
By TheMagicMongol


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