If you’ve been waiting patiently for hard-to-find movies from Stanley Kubrick and Akira Kurosawa to finally be available to stream, wait no more — FilmStruck is here!
The new streaming service developed and managed by the cinephiles at Turner Classic Movies, FilmStruck will provide hundreds of classic Hollywood, indie, foreign, and cult hits on a subscription basis. Available titles include Charlie Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush,” Kurosawa’s “Rashomon,” Kubrick’s “The Killing,” and Robert Altman’s “The Player.”
It will also provide the largest streaming selection of Criterion Collection titles (and the company’s incredible special features).
FilmStruck just went live Tuesday. Prices vary: $6.99 per month for FilmStruck; $10.99 per month for FilmStruck and Criterion Channel; $99 per year for the annual subscription to FilmStruck and Criterion Channel.
Here are 15 classic titles that you can stream right now (with the FilmStruck/Criterion Channel package):
1. “The 400 Blows” (1959)
Director François Truffaut’s semi-autobiographical look at his childhood in Paris is a pillar of the French New Wave, which still inspires filmmakers to this day. In it, then-unknown 14-year-old Jean-Pierre Léaud plays Antoine Doinel, a misfit running around Paris whose troublemaking often goes unpunished.
2. “Blood Simple” (1984)
The directorial debut of the Coen brothers (“The Big Lebowski,” “No Country for Old Men”) is a gritty neo-noir that showcases many of the hallmarks the duo would master in their movies to come. From the camerawork to the writing, there’s a lot to love about this movie.
3. “Breathless” (1960)
A year after the release of “The 400 Blows,” Jean-Luc Godard would add to the French New Wave with his classic debut. Following a thief who is wanted by the police and the American girl he tries to run away to Italy with, the movie’s use of dramatic jump cuts was revolutionary for the 1960s.