FilmStruck Offers Classics from Film History and Rare Indie Films

By: Joey Haar - Nov 2, 2016
References: watch.filmstruck & theverge
FilmStruck, a new movie streaming service, is a collaboration between Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection. Rather than offering massively popular titles as competing services do (e.g. Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu,) FilmStruck focuses on lesser known titles and classics that appeal to film buffs.

As streaming services have risen in popularity, it has become easier for people to watch movies on demand. However, the nature of the streaming economy has forced providers to spend their resources on popular options rather than artistic classics that are relatively obscure. By offering the complete Criterion Collection, as well as other "hard-to-find gems," as FilmStruck puts it, the service should give people who are serious about film the same level of convenience.

The FilmStruck library includes over 1,100 movies, with a focus on critically acclaimed, foreign, indie and cult classics.