The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel

By The Criterion Collection, Inc.

Score: 4.74576
From 4,248 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:



  • Review

    By duncanwinecoff
    I love the CC but I wish there was a Search or Browse by Category function - short films, dramas, French New Wave. Etc...
  • Fantastic for movie buffs

    By quo UCB si
    Great selection of classics, festival winners, and important films in history. Great to just be able to click any titles and watch something worthwhile.
  • my main streaming app

    By thedonisdead
    love u criterion
  • Good

    By nickolas nikelbaby
  • Pretty good

    By Sephoroth.1
    Pretty good app. Amazing content.
  • Buy it!

    By dylsug
    A gift (From the Gods)
  • Best Streaming App For Fans of Film

    By Zombie nami
    Great selection, great Interface, and great intertextual media throughout in which other streaming sites have yet to fully engage in
  • Best movie channel ever!

    By Dimitri197999
    My very favorite channel now! Enjoying the best world movies in great quality. Thank you for everything! Five stars well deserved!
  • Great way to see classic film.

    By Goblin Joe
    Was a big fan of FilmStruck and this is a great replacement. Have discovered a lot of amazing films here and you also get intros for some if the films from great filmmakers and writers.
  • Criterion Channel ✨✨✨✨

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    Wonderful and accessible.