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Streaming service
Industry Film
Founded 2016
Headquarters Atlanta
Owner Turner Broadcasting System
Parent Time Warner

FilmStruck is a film streaming service from Turner Classic Movies which caters to cinephiles and focuses on rare, classic, foreign, arthouse, and independent cinema. It launched in November 2016 and succeeded Hulu as the exclusive online home of the Criterion Collection in the United States.[1][2][3][4][5]


FilmStruck was launched on November 1, 2016 after being announced in April 2016.[6] At the time of its launch, FilmStruck had 500 movies available to stream, with 200 of them coming from the Criterion Collection library.[7] As of February 2018, the combined channels on the service provide access to over 1600 films, including more than 1200 films licensed from the Criterion Collection. [8]

Library and programming

Films available on FilmStruck come from studios such as Warner Brothers, MGM, Janus Films, Flicker Alley, Icarus Films, Kino, Milestone, Film Movement, Global Lens, First Run Features, Oscilloscope Laboratories, and Shout Factory.[9]

FilmStruck organizes films in themed collections while the Criterion Channel has original content such as their "Meet the Filmmaker" and "Adventures in Moviegoing" series and five-minute microlectures, as well as thematic programming like Friday double features and Tuesday short and feature film pairings. Some films feature hosted introductions.[10][7]


The Verge criticized its user interface in July 2017.[11] also criticized FilmStruck for requiring Flash to watch movies through their website.[12]

International availability

FilmStruck Curzon was announced in January 2018. The service was set to become available in the United Kingdom in early 2018 with launches in other markets coming over the next two years.[13]

See also


  1. ^ Kleeman, Sophie. "21 Classic Movies Getting Yanked From Hulu Soon". Gizmodo. 
  2. ^ "TCM and Criterion to Offer Streaming Service, FilmStruck". The New York Times. April 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ Cox, Jamieson (April 26, 2016). "FilmStruck is a streaming service for movie nerds, and it's launching this fall". 
  4. ^ Smith, Gerry. "Time Warner's Turner Appeals to Film Nerds With Web-Only Service". 
  5. ^ Spangler, Todd (October 6, 2016). "Turner to Launch FilmStruck Classic Movie-Streaming Service Oct. 19". 
  6. ^ Plaugic, Lizzie (1 November 2016). "Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection launch streaming service for film nerds". The Verge. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  7. ^ a b Belth, Alex (2 November 2016). "FilmStruck Is the New Go-To Destination for Serious Movie Buffs". Esquire. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  8. ^ "All Movies on FilmStruck". JustWatch. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018. 
  9. ^ Perez, Sarah (2 November 2016). "Turner's streaming service for film geeks, FilmStruck, goes live". TechCrunch. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  10. ^ Castillo, Monica (30 June 2017). "What Is FilmStruck, and Should I Subscribe?". New York Times. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  11. ^ Brandom, Russell (July 7, 2017). "The world's greatest movies are trapped on a terrible website". The Verge. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ Minor, Jordan (10 August 2017). "Filmstruck is a Fantastic Subscription to Film School". Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  13. ^ Clarke, Stewart (19 January 2018). "Turner, Warner Bros. Launching Movie SVOD Service FilmStruck Internationally". Variety. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 

External links

  • Official website
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