Last Chance to Stream: The Criterion Collection

June 22, 2018 | Wendy B.

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It makes us as sad as it makes you to announce that the Criterion Collection will no longer offer video streaming services to libraries, starting June 29, 2018. We know how much you loved being able to watch their huge selection of cinema classics; but the vendor has chosen not to renew their license with public libraries.

But don't despair. You can still stream any film in the Criterion collection for the next week - and we have some other options for you as well:

You can still borrow Criterion films on DVD from the library - 619 of them, to be exact. 

And our newest video streaming service, Kanopy (which is worth exploring in its own right), still offers 50 of the most popular Criterion movies. Here's a list: 

Eight and a Half   

8 1/2, by Federico Fellini


Ashes and Diamonds   

Ashes and Diamonds, by Andrzej Wajda


Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast, by Jean Cocteau


Bicycle Thieves   

Bicycle Thieves, by Vittorio De Sica


Black Orpheus   

Black Orpheus, dir. Marcel Camus



Breathless, dir. Jean-Luc Godard


Cleo de 5 a 7   

Cleo from 5 to 7, dir. Agnes Varda


Fires on the Plain 

Fires on the Plain, dir. Kon Ichikawa


Fists in the Pocket
Fists in the Pocket, dir. Marco Bellocchio


Floating Weeds

Floating Weeds, dir. Yasujiro Ozu



Haxan, dir. Benjamin Christensen



Ikiru, dir. Akira Kurosawa


Il Posto

Il Posto, dir. Ermanno Olmi


Ivan the Terrible Part 2

Ivan the Terrible, Part 2, dir. Sergei Eisenstein


Journey to Italy

Journey to Italy, dir. Roberto Rossellini


Jules and Jim

Jules and Jim, dir. Francois Truffaut


Knife in the Water

Knife in the Water, dir. Roman Polanski



L'Avventura, dir. Michelangelo Antonioni


La Notte

La Notte, dir. Michelangelo Antonioni


La Strada

La Strada, dir. Federico Fellini


Le Samourai

Le Samouraï, dir. Jean-Pierre Melville



M, dir. Fritz Lang


M Hulots Holiday

M. Hulot's Holiday, dir. Jacques Tati


  Miss Julie

Miss Julie, dir. Alf Sjoberg


Modern Times

Modern Times, dir. Charlie Chaplin


Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box, dir. G. W. Pabst


Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali, dir. Satyajit Ray



Playtime, dir. Jacques Tati


Purple Noon

Purple Noon, dir. René Clément



Pygmalion, dir. Anthony Asquith



Rashomon, dir. Akira Kurosawa


Richard III

Richard III, dir. Laurence Olivier


Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai, dir. Akira Kurosawa


Summer With Monika

Summer With Monika, dir. Ingmar Bergman



Summertime, dir. David Lean


The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows, dir. Francois Truffaut


The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers, dir. Gillo Pontecorvo


The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator, dir. Charlie Chaplin


The Lord of the Flies

The Lord of the Flies, dir. Peter Brook


The Rules of the Game

The Rules of the Game, dir. Jean Renoir


The Seventh Seal
 The Seventh Seal, dir. Ingmar Bergman


The Virgin Spring

The Virgin Spring, dir. Ingmar Bergman


Tokyo Story

Tokyo Story, dir. Yasujiro Ozu



Ugetsu, dir. Kenji Mizoguchi


Umberto D

Umberto D., dir. Gillo Pontecorvo


Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Umbrellas of Cherbourg, dir. Jacques Demy



Viridiana, dir. Luis Buñuel


Vivre Sa Vie

Vivre Sa Vie, dir. Jean-Luc Godard


WIld Strawberries

Wild Strawberries, dir. Ingmar Bergman