The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel

By The Criterion Collection, Inc.

Score: 4.78
From 7,207 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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Love it
By bksidorl

The peak of streaming

This should be the model for every streaming service. Real curation from people who know what they’re talking about. A great mix of Hollywood classics, foreign cinema, and independent movies. It really doesn’t get any better than this.
By Mick F.S.

A cinema lover’s dream

Absolutely adore this streaming service by a highly respectable company. Might actually be my favorite streaming platform. I recommend starting a trial with Abbas Kiarostami, Akira Kurosawa, and Federico Fellini films. You won’t regret it.
By Yezen Saadah

Changed my viewing expectations

The Criterion Channel changed what I viscerally want to see and made me bored with most streaming services.
By JBKCleveland

Everything I ever wanted in a streaming catalogue

Amazing platform with a huge rotating library of content. Everything from arthouse picks and Cannes darlings to B-movies and obscure oddities. It’s a 5 star package worth the price of admission. The lost star is due to the streaming problems. Playing a film straight though works fine but the streaming options for rewinding and scrubbing through a movie has some annoying issues. I often need to reload my screen or on the app reload the movie. Not a deal breaker. I’ll up the score once they fix those minor hiccups ;)
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By Jtracsh

Cornucopia of great films

and an extraordinary selection of French films
By SanFranciscoWoman

Inspired and thorough

Huge selection of movies, commentary and retrospectives. This is the closest thing to a playground movie lovers are going to get. Wonderful and a great friend when you’re home bound. I only have superlatives to offer for the Criterion Channel. I highly highly recommend it!
By ch. Demel


You already know this ain’t like anything else on the market
By Hrudka 638286372827

Greatest film library ever

I love the Criterion Channel it’s designed to celebrate film as an art form and artistic expression. The best place to get a film education outside of film school.
By dwellsand21

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