The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel

By The Criterion Collection, Inc.

Score: 4.74802
From 4,294 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:



  • Great App!

    By Mogley91
    I use this more than Netflix. I really enjoy old films and they have a great selection!
  • Enriching!

    By LeaMarea
    I love that there is a channel filled with films that I can watch and then think about for a week, who’s texture and color, emotional hues get carried with me.
  • Absolutely amazing.... but please make a PS4 app!!!!

    By Happyfuls
    I love the selection and interface. I wish the search bar was a bit more forgiving and I just need a PS4 app! But otherwise ily criterion ❤️
  • This app rules

    By eric movie boy!!!!🤪
    This is the only review I’ve ever done for an app. Everyone has heard that quote from Ebert about movies being an empathy machine but that machine only works if you seek out stuff that challenges your worldview and Criterion offers that in spades. God bless ‘em.
  • Great app, great content

    By dissapointment999
  • Incredible

    By bbbaa1
    Absolutely incredible
  • Criterion Channel

    By wonderflock
    A one stop shop for incredible cinema, both classical and contemporary, unlike any other streaming service out there.
  • This helps

    By KlausKinskivaginadestroyer
    Sometimes when I’m lethargic I put on French movies and lie around on my bed. This makes that possible
  • A must

    By garp021793
    A must
  • If you love movies....

    By corbobski
    ....Criterion Channel is a must