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The Criterion Channel’s July 2024 Lineup

This summer, we’re bringing back one of our favorite seasonal themes with a hard-boiled Neonoir collection. Plus: Pop Shakespeare, Times Square, and Columbia Screwball.

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The Criterion Channel’s June 2024 Lineup

Among this month’s highlights are a bustling summer barbecue of amply peopled movies full of unforgettable performances, a collection of films with great synth soundtracks, and Adventures in Moviegoing with Paul Schrader.

John Carpenter’s Top 10

The director of Halloween, They Live, and other horror masterpieces embraces the darkness and doom of such noir classics as Double Indemnity, The Killers, and Kiss Me Deadly.

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The Criterion Channel’s May 2024 Lineup

Three of this month’s programs blast back to the turbulent midcentury moment when old Hollywood gave way to something new.

Molly Manning Walker’s Top 10

The award-winning writer and director of How to Have Sex shares her love for Carol Reed, discusses her favorite Adam Sandler performance, and names her ultimate feel-good movie.

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The Criterion Channel’s April 2024 Lineup

Among this month’s highlights are a collection of noir classics from the genre’s peak year, a Jean Eustache retrospective, and our favorite movies that unfold within a tight timespan between dusk and dawn.

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The Criterion Channel’s March 2024 Lineup

Among the highlights of this month’s programming are a selection of notorious Golden Raspberry Award winners, Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno series, and a collection of extreme and virtuosic Method performances.

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The Criterion Channel’s February 2024 Lineup

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with a collection of otherworldly love stories, and celebrate Black History Month with a selection of films exploring African American history.

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The Criterion Channel’s January 2024 Lineup

We’re kicking off the new year with a heap of catnip for fans of film felines, a spotlight on classic screen siren Ava Gardner, the New York dramas of James Gray, a series of postapocalyptic sci-fi movies, a tribute to Ken Russell, and much more.

Hlynur Pálmason’s Top 10

The director of Godland pays tribute to Robert Bresson, Andrei Tarkovsky, Stanley Kubrick, and other filmmakers with an awe-inspiring command of their craft.

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The Criterion Channel’s December 2023 Lineup

Among the gifts under our tree are a spotlight on Parker Posey, retrospectives of Yasujiro Ozu and Ousmane Sembène, offbeat portraits of the animal kingdom by Mark Lewis, and a delightfully downbeat selection of holiday noir.

Chloe Domont’s Top 10

The director of Fair Play throws the spotlight on bracingly candid explorations of heartbreaking love and destructive obsession.

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The Criterion Channel’s November 2023 Lineup

This November, learn the art of the con from some of cinema’s craftiest swindlers, or saddle up alongside some of the most complex and determined female characters in the history of the western.

Jordan Firstman’s Top 10

The actor, writer, and director offers irreverent commentary on some of his favorite films, including the gay classic Weekend and the provocative satire Putney Swope.

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The Criterion Channel’s October 2023 Lineup

This October, brace yourself for chills, thrills, and some of the most mind-bending, spine-tingling horror imaginable.

Andrew Bujalski’s Top 10

The writer-director of Computer Chess and Support the Girls lets his eye and heart wander freely through our collection, and gives us a list of some films he admires.


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The Criterion Channel’s September 2023 Lineup

This month’s programming dives into the sinister side of adolescence, the pleasures of the open road, and the best of period noir.

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The Criterion Channel’s August 2023 Lineup

Next month, we’re celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of hip-hop and featuring collections of films by Kay Francis, Roger Corman, and Lou Ye.

Celine Song’s Top 10

The director of Past Lives shares a list of favorite films, many of which reflect her background in theater and her interest in the smallness of human life in the face of time and history.

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The Criterion Channel’s July 2023 Lineup

Our latest slate of programs dives into one of science fiction’s favorite themes, the film career of one of rock and roll’s greatest icons, and midcentury pulp from across the Atlantic.

Daisy von Scherler Mayer’s Top 10

The director of Party Girl celebrates two favorite dance films; a classic noir by her favorite director, Billy Wilder; and a pair of comedies written by Edwin Justus Mayer, her grandfather.

Mark Jenkin’s Top 10

The director of Enys Men celebrates the holy trinity of Bergman, Bresson, and Tarkovsky, and expresses his love for films that are narratively simple but thematically complex.

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The Criterion Channel’s June 2023 Lineup

Get in character for a journey through the history of Method acting, a movement that transformed the art of screen performance forever.

Criterion Presents Janus Contemporaries

Starting this fall, Criterion will proudly join Janus Films in presenting Janus Contemporaries, a new line of home-video editions of first-run releases, fresh from theaters, following their streaming premieres on the Criterion Channel.