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The Gay Best Friend | Criterion Channel

10 films

The Gay Best Friend can be helpful. The Gay Best Friend can be catty. They can be unconditionally loving or…

  • Humoresque
  • A Place in the Sun
  • On the Waterfront
  • Bus Stop
  • 12 Angry Men

Method Acting | Criterion Channel

25 films

Arguably the greatest stylistic revolution to hit Hollywood since the invention of sound, the Method forever changed the way that…

  • All About Eve
  • Clash by Night
  • Don't Bother to Knock
  • Monkey Business
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Starring Marilyn Monroe | Criterion Channel

11 films

An era-defining star whose pop-culture mythos has grown so immense it often eclipses the work she did as an actor,…

  • Vera
  • Shinjuku Boys
  • By Hook or by Crook
  • Lifetime Guarantee: Phranc's Adventure in Plastic
  • Southern Comfort

Masc | Criterion Channel

19 films

Spotlighting the rich stories and courageous lives of trans men, butch lesbians, and gender-nonconforming heroes, this collection—curated by writer-archivist-filmmaker Jenni…

  • The Front Page
  • Sing and Like it
  • Breakfast for Two
  • Easy Living
  • Bringing Up Baby

Screwball Comedy Classics | Criterion Channel

10 films

First comes love, then comes anarchy—at least that’s how it works in the wild, upside-down world of classic screwball. Like…

  • Portrait of Jason
  • Je, Tu, Il, Elle
  • Jubilee
  • Greetings from Washington, D.C.
  • Querelle

LGBTQ+ Favorites | Criterion Channel

20 films

Proud, rebellious, colorful, intimate, and frank, these visions of LGBTQ+ life include beloved modern classics as well as hidden gems.…

  • Basic Instinct
  • Reds
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • The Naked Spur
  • Margot at the Wedding

June 2023 Leaving Soon | Criterion Channel

59 films

Here's every film leaving the Criterion Channel on June 30. Explore more here!

  • On the Waterfront
  • Carnal Knowledge
  • The Misfits
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Five Easy Pieces

June 2023 Newly Added | Criterion Channel

80 films

This June on the Criterion Channel, get in character for a journey through the movement that transformed screen acting. From…

  • A Great Wall
  • Chan Is Missing
  • They Call Me Bruce?
  • Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart
  • Living on Tokyo Time

Asian American ’80s | Criterion Channel

12 films

The 1980s marked the first decade of Asian American feature filmmaking—a period defined by restless thematic and stylistic exploration as…

  • Georgia
  • Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
  • Heart of Midnight
  • Miami Blues
  • Single White Female

Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh | Criterion Channel

11 films

Celebrated for her fearless portrayals of complex, troubled women at emotional extremes, Jennifer Jason Leigh brings strength to vulnerability and…

  • Synecdoche, New York
  • The Elephant Man
  • Single White Female
  • Demonlover
  • But I'm a Cheerleader

May 2023 Newly Added | Criterion Channel

61 films

This month on the Criterion Channel, our Jennifer Jason Leigh retrospective delves into the career of one of the movies’…

  • Days of Heaven
  • Body Heat
  • Poison Ivy
  • The Bedroom Window
  • Shanghai Express

May 2023 Leaving Soon | Criterion Channel

48 films

Here's every film leaving the Criterion Channel on April 30. Explore more here!