WarnerMedia is shutting down FilmStruck, the best streaming service for classic movies. We were so impressed with what we dubbed the “Netflix for classic movies” that we previously published a guide to FilmStruck. But the streaming service is now no more.
WarnerMedia Shuts Down FilmStruck
FilmStruck was a streaming service dedicated to classic movies. For $99/year, subscribers would gain access to thousands of classic movies across a range of genres. This included The Criterion Collection, which comprises the most important films in cinematic history.
Sadly, FilmStruck is now being shut down, with a notice on the site saying, “We regret to inform you thank FilmStruck will be shutting down. Our last day of service will be November 29, 2018, and we are currently no longer enrolling new subscribers.”
The FilmStruck team then added a note saying, “We would like to thank our many fans and loyal customers who supported us. FilmStruck was truly a labor of love, and in a world with an abundance of entertainment options—THANK YOU for choosing us.”
FilmStruck will discontinue service on 11/29/18. If you are a current subscriber, please visit https://t.co/ht0FF065M9 for refund information. It has been our pleasure bringing FilmStruck to you and we thank you for your support. pic.twitter.com/J9lGX23V3Y
— FilmStruck (@FilmStruck) October 26, 2018
The closure of FilmStruck is likely owed to AT&T’s acquisition of WarnerMedia. Reports suggest that WarnerMedia is launching a new streaming service in 2019 which will combine content from HBO, Turner, and Warner Bros.. Which leaves little room for a niche service such as FilmStruck.
Options for FilmStruck Fans
FilmStruck is the third entertainment service WarnerMedia has shut down in recent months. The other two being DramaFever, a streaming service dedicated to Korean dramas, and Super Deluxe, a comedy hub which launched the careers of some well-known comedians including Maria Bamford and Tim Heidecker.
Fans of classic movies have several options available to them. We have previously covered how to watch classic movies for free online, detailed how to watch classic movies for free on Kodi, and listed the best free movie streaming sites. So, take your pick!