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RIP FilmStruck, the Netflix for Classic Movies

Dave Parrack 27-10-2018

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 A Guide to FilmStruck, the Netflix for Classic Movies With Netflix focusing more on original content these days, there's a gap in the market for a service that streams classic movies. FilmStruck is here to fill that gap. Read More . 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.”

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 How to Watch Timely Classic Movies for Free Online We make your life easier with a list of some of the best web resources where you can find your favorite timely classics and watch them online for free. Read More , detailed how to watch classic movies for free on Kodi How to Watch Classic Movies on Kodi for Free Kodi isn't all about illegal streams of Game of Thrones. Instead, you can use Kodi to watch free classic movies without resorting to anything illegal. Read More , and listed the best free movie streaming sites The Best Free Movie Streaming Sites Are you looking for the best free online movie streaming sites? Here's where you can watch free and legal movies at any time. Read More . So, take your pick!

Related topics: Media Streaming, Netflix, Nostalgia.

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  1. B H
    October 27, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Flixfling.com has great indie films and cult classics.

  2. BH
    October 27, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Flixfling.com has great indie films and cult classics.