Movie streaming sites: What are the best streaming platforms to watch movies? Our picks

BFI Player

The BFI Player has options for every budget – and suits fans who are avid film watchers or irregular cinephiles.

Fans can subscribe to get all the movies on the player, which includes programming decided by Tilda Swinton or film critic Mark Kermode, or just enjoy free content.

In the free content, there are movies dedicated to the heroic NHS and even old adverts from the archives.

However, fans can also rent per films, and enjoy favourites such as La La Land and Chicken Run.

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MUBI is different from most subscription-based streaming services, as the content is constantly changing.

One new film is added each day, and with every day another film expires, meaning subscribers have exactly a month to watch each film.

The selection includes Alejandro González-Iñárritu’s Biutiful and Ingmar Bergman’s Saraband among its April additions.

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Curzon Home Cinema

Another high-brow option, Curzon Home Cinema has no subscription fee and works on a rent-per-film basis.

However, for those who are Curzon members, the film rentals are discounted.

Films on this platform range from old classics to new releases, with Celine Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire among recent new additions.

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This platform is far more of a blockbuster-heavy service, and is entirely free.

There are more than 1500 movies here, meaning fans will likely need to sift through some to find the gems, but it has full-length features of all kinds of genres.

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Current favourites include mockumentary I’m Sill Here, starring Joaquin Phoenix; Sabrina, starring Audrey Hepburn; and even Popcornflix originals such as Adult Life Skills starring Jodie Whittaker.

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Amazon Prime

Another favourite, Amazon Prime gives people the option to buy and download films as well as streaming or rent.

While buy and download or rent films are open to anyone with an Amazon account, Prime Video is a subscriber-based platform.

Amazon has also branched out into filmmaking, and has been behind some of the most intriguing new series and movies of recent years.

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Finally, if you want to watch a particular film but have no idea how to do so, Find Any Film is a resource which means you can see where that film is streaming.

This may be the best way to work out which platforms are worth downloading, so you can get access to your favourites.


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