The Best Streaming Service for Cinephiles
Attention cinephiles: your prayers have been answered. A new streaming service, Filmstruck, now includes your favorite classic and foreign films — and more.
Filmstruck is a new video subscription service that attracts film connoisseurs and film junkies alike. Subscribers can find classic and cult films, foreign films, rare films, and newer releases, as well as hidden gems. In other words, the website takes movie-watching to a whole other level of accessibility. So go make some popcorn, throw on your pajamas, cuddle under the blankets, and enjoy a new — or old, or rare, or foreign — film.
Plans That Are Offered
Filmstruck, like many TV and movie streaming services, requires a subscription for access — but there’s more than one option. Before you purchase a plan, however, try out the 14-day free trial for each plan. There cheapest option is a basic Fimstruck plan, which includes rare, classic films common on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). This plan is $6.99/month.
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The second plan option you can choose is the Filmstruck + Criterion Collection plan, which is $10.99/month. This plan includes the largest streaming collection of Criterion films (which were formerly available on Hulu), in addition to rare films, classic TCM films, and bonus features. The third plan option is to purchase this specific plan annually for $99, which will save you a total of $30. You can also easily upgrade or downgrade your plan, except in the case of the annual plan.
A Closer Look: The Criterion Collection
This collection includes critically-acclaimed films, in addition to cinematically important classic and contemporary films of all languages. Purchasing Criterion films on DVD is normally expensive, which is why a monthly subscription is perfect for true film lovers. This collection also includes numerous bonus features, short films, restored director’s cuts, filmmaker commentaries, and more.
Other Notable Features of Filmstruck
Filmstruck updates their film library weekly. Besides the classic genres of adventure, horror, and romance, the company also includes foreign and independent films. Other genres include crime, comedy, documentary, drama, science fiction, musical, mystery, silent, thriller, war, and western. All movie-lovers should be able to find a film they like on this service, as they offer all varieties you could think of, and much more.
As an online streaming service, you are able to watch Filmstruck movies on multiple devices. This includes desktop computers and laptops, Android phones and tablets, and others. To take this even further, those with access to an early 2017 Chromecast Roku, 2017 Playstation 4, and Xbox One, are also able to enjoy Filmstruck’s services.