Netflix jolted its competitors last month when it announced a new plan. Instead of receiving DVDs by mail, customers can now opt for a $7.99 plan that lets them watch an unlimited number of movies online, using their television, computer, iPad, or smartphone. Not so long ago, Netflix's catalogue of streamable films was rather thin. But nowadays it runs deeper, and you can watch online a bevy of important cinematic works. Having struck a deal with Criterion (among others), Netflix now streams many landmark films, including classic films by Fellini, Kurosawa, Truffaut, and Bergman, and more contemporary films by Steven Soderbergh, Brian De Palma, and Wim Wenders. You can see a full list of streamable Criterion films right here. Sort through the films, find the ones you like, click the corresponding Netflix link, and then add them to your queue.
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