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Here Are the Criterion Collection Films Streaming on HBO Max

Fern Siegel

One bonus of an HBO Max subscription is access to part of the Criterion Collection, which amasses classic films from both the U.S. and abroad. While the Criterion Channel houses a much larger inventory of films, the Criterion Collection available on HBO Max is seriously impressive.

It includes some of the finest foreign films by directors Fellini, Truffaut and Kurosawa. Various Hitchcock films (“The 39 Steps,” “The Lady Vanishes”) are also available, as is the work of two renown British directors: Michael Powell’s beautiful “The Red Shoes” and David Lean’s romantic heartbreaker “Brief Encounters.”

Many of Chaplin’s most famous silent films are here, including one of his masterpieces, “The Gold Rush” (1925) and the 1942 version, which includes a musical score and new narration.

The streamer’s subscription runs $15 month — and for film buffs, the Criterion library is a cinematic education.

HBO Max Criterion Collection

  • …And God Created Woman
  • 16 Days of Glory
  • 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
  • The 3 Penny Opera
  • The 39 Steps
  • The 400 Blows
  • The 47 Ronin: Part 1
  • The 47 Ronin: Part 2
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • Amarcord
  • An Angel at my Table
  • Ashes and Diamonds
  • Atlanta’s Olympic Glory
  • Au Revior Les Enfants
  • Autumn Sonata
  • Babette’s Feast
  • Battle of Algiers
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • The Beales of Grey Gardens
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Belle De Jour
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
  • Black Girl
  • Black Narcissus
  • Black Orpheus
  • Blithe Spirit
  • The Blob
  • Blood Simple
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Breathless
  • Brief Encounter
  • A Brief History of Time
  • The Brood
  • Brute Force
  • Buena Vista Social Club
  • Calgary ‘88: 16 Days of Glory
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Chimes at Midnight
  • La Ciénaga
  • The Circus
  • City Lights
  • Cleo from 5 to 7
  • Cranes are Flying
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment
  • Cronos
  • Daisies
  • A Day in the Country
  • A Day’s Pleasure
  • The Daytrippers
  • Dead Man
  • Desert Hearts
  • Destroy All Monster
  • Diabolique
  • Divorce Italian Style
  • A Dog’s Life
  • Don’t Look Back
  • Down by Law
  • The Earrings of Madame De
  • Eating Raoul
  • Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • The Emperor Jones
  • The Entertainer
  • Equinox
  • Eraserhead
  • Europa
  • Europe ’51
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • F is for Fake
  • Faces
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Fat Girl
  • First Man Into Space
  • For All Mankind
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • The Four Feathers
  • Fox and His Friends
  • The Front Page
  • Funny Games
  • George Stevens: A Filmmakers Journey
  • George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin
  • Germany Year Zero
  • Gidorah, The Three Headed Monste
  • Gimme Shelter
  • Godzilla
  • Godzilla Raids Again
  • Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla
  • Godzilla vs Megalon
  • Godzilla vs Gigan
  • Godzilla vs Hedorah
  • Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Gold Rush: 1942 Version
  • The Grand Olympics
  • Gray’s Anatomy
  • The Great Dictator
  • Great Expectations
  • Grey Gardens
  • Hamlet
  • Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice
  • Hanzo the Razor: The Snare
  • Hanzo the Razor: Who’s Got the Gold?
  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Harlan County U.S.A
  • Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages
  • Hearts and Minds
  • Henry V
  • The Hidden Fortress
  • Hobson’s Choice
  • The Honeymoon Killers
  • Hoop Dreams
  • House
  • I Married a Witch
  • I Shot Jesse James
  • I Was a Teenage Zombie
  • The Idle Class
  • Ikiru
  • The Immigrant
  • In the Mood for Love
  • In Vanda’s Room
  • Intermezzo
  • Invasion of Astro-Monster
  • Irma Vep
  • Ivan the Terrible Part 1
  • Ivan the Terrible Part 2
  • Jubilee
  • Jules and Jim
  • Juliet of the Spirits
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Kid
  • Kill!
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • A King in New York
  • The King of Kings
  • Knife in the Water
  • Kwaidan
  • Lady Snowblood
  • Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • L’Amore
  • L’Argent
  • The Last Emperor
  • The Last Metro
  • The Last Wave
  • Late Autumn
  • Late Spring
  • L’Avventura
  • Lillehammer ‘94: Days of Glory
  • Limelight
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
  • Lola
  • Lola Montes
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby in the Land of Demons
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell
  • Loneliness of the Long Distance
  • The Long Voyage Home
  • Look Back in Anger
  • Lord of the Flies
  • The Lost Honor of Katarina Blum
  • Love in the Afternoon
  • Major Barbara
  • Man Bites Dog
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Marriage of Maria Braun
  • Masculin Feminin
  • Metropolitan
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Modern Times
  • Mon Oncle
  • Mona Lisa
  • Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • Monterey Pop
  • The Most Dangerous Game
  • Mothra vs Godzilla
  • Mr. Arkadin
  • Multiple Maniacs
  • My Brilliant Career
  • My Dinner with Andre
  • My Life as a Dog
  • My Night at Maud’s
  • Nagano ‘98 Olympics: Stories of Honor and Glory
  • The Naked City
  • The Naked Kiss
  • Nanook of the North
  • Nice and Friendly
  • A Night in the Show
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Of Mice and Men
  • Oliver Twist
  • Onibaba
  • Paris, Texas
  • Pather Panchali
  • Pay Day
  • Pepe Le Moko
  • Permanent Vacation
  • Persona
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • The Pilgrim
  • The Player
  • Police Story
  • Primary
  • The Private Life of Henry the VIII
  • Pygmalion
  • Quadrophenia
  • Querelle
  • Rashomon
  • The Red Balloon
  • Red Desert
  • The Red Shoes
  • Rembrandt
  • The Return of Bulldog Drummond
  • Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Richard III
  • The Rink
  • The Rise of Catherine the Great
  • The Rite
  • The River
  • Rodan
  • Rome Open City
  • A Room with a View
  • The Ruling Class
  • The Runner
  • Sabotage
  • Safety Last!
  • Salesman
  • Le Samourai
  • Samurai Trilogy 1: Musashi Miyamoto
  • Samurai Trilogy 2: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
  • Samurai Trilogy 3: Duel at Ganryu Island
  • Satan’s Brew
  • Sawdust and Tinsel
  • Scanners
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Scenes From a Marriage
  • Schizopolis
  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon
  • Secrets and Lies
  • Senso
  • Seoul 1988
  • Seven Samurai
  • Seventh Seal
  • The Seventh Veil
  • Shadows
  • Shock Corridor
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • The Shooting
  • The Shop on Main Street
  • Shoulder Arms
  • Sisters
  • Smithereens
  • Solaris
  • Son of Godzilla
  • Speedy
  • Stagecoach
  • La Strada
  • Stranger Than Paradise
  • The Stranger
  • Stromboli
  • Summertime
  • Sunnyside
  • Sweetie
  • Taste of Cherry
  • A Taste of Honey
  • Terror of Mechagodzilla
  • The Testament of Dr Mabuse
  • That Hamilton Woman
  • The Thief of Bagdad
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Three Colors: Red
  • Three Colors: White
  • Throne of Blood
  • Through a Glass Darkly
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  • Time Bandits
  • The Times of Harvey Milk
  • The Tin Drum
  • To Be or not To Be
  • Tokyo Olympiad
  • Tokyo Story
  • Tom Jones
  • The Trial of Joan of Arc
  • True Stories
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Two English Girls
  • Ugetsu
  • Umberto D.
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Under the Volacno
  • Vampyr
  • Victim
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • Voyage to Italy
  • The Wages of Fear
  • War and Peace
  • The War of the Gargantuas
  • The War Room
  • Watership Down
  • Weekend
  • Wild Strrawberries
  • Wings of Desire
  • Wise Blood
  • Withnail and I
  • A Woman of Paris
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • The X From Outer Space
  • Yojimbo
  • Young and Innocent
  • Young Girls
  • Z