The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel

By The Criterion Collection, Inc.

Score: 4.78723
From 7,891 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:



  • Excellent selection

    By mdrey86
    Excellent selection of classic and independent films. I wish the search was a bit more robust, and that there were a suggestion tool based on my watch history.
  • Film school is fun

    By dirtystylus
    Wish I had more hours in a day to watch all these
  • Consistently amazing

    By George98
    Criterion content is a treasure. The way films are curated shows a love and respect for the artwork and its creators not found on any of the huge streaming services.
  • Criterion Channel

    By Gribblixx
    Best film streaming app there is. Amazing value for what you have access to.
  • What else could you ask for?

    By joenahthen
    Anybody with even the slightest interest in movies and cinema as a whole can’t go wrong with Criterion. There are so many amazing movies provided here, including commentary, interviews, other philosophers/filmmakers/poets/etc that discuss the film. They provide trailers to their new lineup, always new additions to whatever you’re getting. Really, go buy a subscription now.
  • Amazing streaming service.

    By Tavernade
    The Criterion Channel wouldn’t cancel Batgirl.
  • Great app

    By a great guy 123212321
    Really great selection, the app works really well and never has any problems
  • Excellent selection

    By mariowhowrites
    Many excellent movies and more added all the time
  • Criterion Channel Lives Up To Their Reputation

    By PulpTruth94
    So many great first time watches and new films to discover. The world cinema library they have is astounding. Their curators deserve every cent of their pay plus a bonus.
  • The only streamer worth paying for.

    By DGBK_
    Netflix, Hulu, prime…full of garbage. Criterion is full of gems.