Where to Find Classic Movies

Most of the movies I review are available (as of the day the review is posted) on DVD and one or more of the following: Netflix DVD, Netflix streaming, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Prime, Vudu, iTunes, or YouTube. Availability is subject to change.

You can also find most of these films from time to time on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Check their schedule for what’s coming up and to get e-mail reminders for your favorite films. TCM also has a rotating selection of Movies On Demand for subscribers of that channel.

Check out Warner Archives.  Unfortunately, the website is difficult to navigate. Some streaming services also provide access to a limited number of classic movies.

Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies have teamed together to present a series of classic films on the big screen in major cities across the Unites States. Check the Fathom Events site for the latest information.

Some cable and satellite providers provide access to other networks that offer classic films, and I’m not familiar with all of them. Fox’s movie network, FXM, includes classic films in their lineup. Check with your cable or satellite provider to see what may be available in your area. There is also a broadcast channel, getTV, available in some areas.

Some cities or universities have theaters that show classic films, whether it’s on a regular or more sporadic schedule. Check your local listings.

Check your local library; many have a good DVD selection. In particular, you may find DVDs currently not available for purchase (or only available at a very high price).

This information is primarily for the U.S. as licensing varies from country to country, and some of the streaming and network services listed here are not available in all countries.

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