Posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by Will Hagle
Mubi offers a hand-picked selection of the best films for $4.99 per month.
Mubi is an online streaming service that adds a new film to its content library every day of the year. Each film remains on Mubi’s streaming platform for an entire month. This ensures that Mubi subscribers have choices in terms of the content they can watch (30, to be exact), but it also differentiates itself from services like Netflix by having a smaller, hand-selected video library. While some may view this as a limitation, it actually works in Mubi’s favor. The site places an emphasis on quality cinema, and the focus is definitely on quality over quantity. It’s the subscription service for true cinephiles.
Potential subscribers can try Mubi for a 7-day free trial by logging in with Facebook or email, but the ultimate cost is $4.99/month (or $4.66/mo. with a 6 month subscription or $2.92/month with a yearlong subscription). For casual viewers of popular content, it might be worth it to pay the extra two dollars for a Netflix subscription. There are no TV series on Mubi, nor are there blockbuster Hollywood films. For those that are truly dedicated to quality cinema, however, Mubi offers a platform to explore film from different filmmaking and cultural perspectives. The available films span all decades and genres from cinema history. There’s also a strong community that comments, rates and reviews each film, offering further insight into each work. Mobil is a great place to discover films that you may have missed, and it’s certainly a viable Netflix alternative for film lovers looking for something new and exciting.