The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel

By The Criterion Collection, Inc.

Score: 4.79
From 8,684 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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Where the sidewalk Ends 1950

Great film noir Dana Andrew’s is excellent In this movie and the beautiful Gene Tierney
By Vinny Madness

Bottomless movies

A bottomless library of great movies to sift through. Also curated themes and double features. If you love cinema this collection is mind blowing
By NMaass

Great film collection; small app issues

The best film collection of all the streamers and well worth the subscription. The App sometimes crashes, but I’m happy to overlook it for the sake of the content
By CaptJackHaddock

Treasure after treasure after treasure

Essential mind food, brilliantly curated.
By brainflowers81

Superb - Fills a Niche

As a charter subscriber am so enjoying this site. The App is faultless the selections diverse and the library refreshed regularly. It’s just superb.
By SrV Musings


The amazing amount of choices that you have every genre every decade variety of directors is just a gift that can’t be matched. There is not a movie on here I wouldn’t wanna watch. It’s just a matter of having enough time to devote to this art form. Make the time find something you like and enjoy something new.
By filmtrix

Video playback is broken

Whenever I try to enter fullscreen (either by pressing the fullscreen button or rotating my phone), the video cuts out completely.
By Mr. Lumpie

Best streaming service ever

Awesome streaming service!
By RJD929


As a lover of film, there is no substitute for the Criterion streaming channel. It’s the best it’s open my eyes to so many classic films I could go on and on and on, but if you have even the tiniest love of film, you owe it to yourself to check out this app it’s world changing.
By Dtronimus


The most essential streaming service. There is always something amazing to watch. It’s like being part of an exclusive society where art and culture still matter.
By The Divita Group

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