Despite the proliferation of streaming services, it’s becoming increasingly clear that any cinephile only needs subscriptions to a few to survive. Among the top of our list are The Criterion Channel and MUBI and now they’ve each unveiled their stellar April line-ups.

Over at The Criterion Channel, highlights include spotlights on Ennio Morricone, the Marx Brothers, Isabel Sandoval, and Ramin Bahrani, plus Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard, Frank Borzage’s Moonrise, the brand-new restoration of Joyce Chopra’s Smooth Talk, and one of last year’s best films, David Osit’s Mayor.

At MUBI (where we’re offering a 30-day trial), they’ll have the exclusive streaming premiere of two of the finest festival films from last year’s circuit, Cristi Puiu’s Malmkrog and Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Labyrinth of Cinema, plus Philippe Garrel’s latest The Salt of Tears, along with films from Terry Gilliam, George A. Romero, Dario Argento, Sean Baker, Jacqueline Audry, and more.

Check out both line-ups below and for weekly streaming updates, follow our column here.

The Criterion Channel April 2021 Lineup

5 Card Stud, Henry Hathaway, 1968

The Adventures of Prince Achmed, Lotte Reiniger, 1926

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, Lotte Reiniger, 1954

And Nothing Happened, Naima Ramos Chapman, 2016

Animal Crackers, Victor Heerman, 1930

Any Number Can Play, Mervyn LeRoy, 1949 

Apparition, Isabel Sandoval, 2012

Arabian Nights, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1974

Araya, Margot Benacerraf, 1959

At the Circus, Edward Buzzell, 1939

Atlantic City, Louis Malle, 1980**

The Automobile, Alfredo Giannetti, 1971

Bad Girls Go to Hell, Doris Wishman, 1965

The Big Gundown, Sergio Sollima, 1967

The Big Store, Charles Reisner, 1941

The Big Trim, John Magary, 2020

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Dario Argento, 1970

Bob le flambeur, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1956

Buena Vista Social Club, Wim Wenders, 1999

Burn!, Gillo Pontecorvo, 1969

California Split, Robert Altman, 1974

The Caliph Stork, Lotte Reiniger, 1954

Caught, Max Ophüls, 1949**

Chef Flynn, Cameron Yates, 2018**

Chop Shop, Ramin Bahrani, 2007

Companeros, Sergio Corbucci, 1970

Contempt, Jean-Luc Godard, 1963**

Croupier, Mike Hodges, 1998

Dark City, William Dieterle, 1950

A Day at the Races, Sam Wood, 1937

Days of Heaven, Terrence Malick, 1978

Days of Wine and Roses, Blake Edwards, 1962

Death Rides a Horse, Giulio Petroni, 1967

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?, Travis Wilkerson, 2017

Dr. Dolittle: A Trip to Africa, Lotte Reiniger, 1928

Dr. Dolittle: Lion’s Den, 1928

Duck Soup, Leo McCarey, 1933

Duck, You Sucker, Sergio Leone, 1971

El Condor, John Guillermin, 1970

Experiment in Terror, Blake Edwards, 1962

The Flying Coffer, Lotte Reiniger, 1922

Force of Evil, Abraham Polonsky, 1948**

The Gambler, Karel Reisz, 1974

The Garden, Derek Jarman, 1990

Gilda, Charles Vidor, 1946

A Girl Missing, Kōji Fukada, 2019

Go West, Edward Buzzell, 1940

Grand Illusion, Jean Renoir, 1937

Hair Wolf, Mariama Diallo, 2018

Hard Eight, Paul Thomas Anderson, 1996

Harlequin, Lotte Reiniger, 1931

Hitch-Hike, Pasquale Festa Campanile, 1977

Horse Feathers, Norman Z. McLeod, 1932

House of Games, David Mamet, 1987

How Green Was My Valley, John Ford, 1941

The Human Factor, Edward Dmytryk, 1975

The Hustler, Robert Rossen, 1961

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, Elio Petri, 1970

The Las Vegas Story, Robert Stevenson, 1952

The Leopard, Luchino Visconti, 1963

Little Women, Gillian Armstrong, 1994

A Loft, Ken Jacobs, 2010

The Lost Son, Lotte Reiniger, 1974

Machine Gun McCain, Giuliano Montaldo, 1969

The Magic Horse, Lotte Reiniger, 1974

Man Push Cart, Ramin Bahrani, 2005

The Man Who Cheated Himself, Felix E. Feist, 1950

Mayor, David Osit, 2020

McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Robert Altman, 1971

The Mend, John Magary, 2014

The Mercenary, Sergio Corbucci, 1968

Meshes of the Afternoon, Maya Deren, Alexandr Hackenschmied, 1943

The Mission, Roland Joffé, 1986

Momma’s Man, Azazel Jacobs, 2008

Monkey Business, Norman Z. McLeod, 1931

Moonrise, Frank Borzage, 1948

New Homeland, Barbara Kopple, 2018

A Night at the Opera, Sam Wood, 1935

Night Train Murders, Aldo Lado, 1975

Oxhide, Liu Jiayin, 2005

Oxhide II, Liu Jiayin, 2009

Papageno, Lotte Reiniger, 1935

Picnic, Joshua Logan, 1955

Pink Narcissus, James Bidgood, 1971

The Professional, Georges Lautner, 1981

A Quiet Place in the Country, Elio Petri, 1968

Raining in the Mountain, King Hu, 1979

Ripley’s Game, Liliana Cavani, 2002

Room Service, William A. Seiter, 1938

Rupture, Yassmina Karajah, 2017

The Secret of the Marquise, Lotte Reiniger, 1922

Señorita, Isabel Sandoval, 2011

Shaft, Gordon Parks, 1971

Shaft’s Big Score!, Gordon Parks, 1972

Smooth Talk, Joyce Chopra, 1985

Sons of the Desert, William A. Seiter, 1933**

The Star of Bethlehem, Lotte Reiniger, 1956

The Stolen Heart, Lotte Reiniger, 1934

Tabula Rasa, Matthew Rankin, 2011

That’s Life!, Blake Edwards, 1986

To Sleep with Anger, Charles Burnett, 1990

The Third Man, Carol Reed, 1949

This Is Not a Film, Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, 2011**

Winged Migration, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats, Jacques Perrin, 2001**

A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop, Zhang Yimou, 2009**

Words, Planets, Laida Lertxundi, 2018

The World of Gilbert & George, Gilbert & George Passmore, 1981

Yellow Fever, Ng’endo Mukii, 2012

**Available in the U.S. only

MUBI April 2021 Lineup

4/2/2021The Salt of TearsPhilippe Garrel
4/3/2021MalmkrogCristi Puiu
4/4/2021Marina Abramovic: The Artist is PresentMatthew Akers
4/5/2021Black PondJessica Sarah Rinland
4/6/2021Those That, at a Distance, Resemble AnotherJessica Sarah Rinland
4/7/2021The Iron MinistryJ.P. Sniadecki
4/8/2021Chinese PortraitWang Xiaoshuai
4/9/2021Suburban BirdsQiu Sheng
4/10/2021StarletSean Baker
4/11/2021Cat O’ Nine TailsDario Argento
4/12/2021The CraziesGeorge A. Romero
4/13/2021Cuatro paredesMatthew Porterfield
4/14/2021The ReturnMalene Choi
4/15/2021Valley of SoulsNicolás Rincón Gille
4/16/2021 The Pit of LonelinessJacqueline Audry
4/17/2021ChavelaDaresha Kyi, Catherine Gund
4/18/2021TidelandTerry Gilliam
4/19/202112 DaysRaymond Depardon
4/20/2021Red Moon TideLois Patiño
4/21/2021GyeongjuZhang Lu
4/22/2021A Quiet DreamZhang Lu
4/23/2021The Girl with the Dragon TattooNiels Arden Oplev
4/24/2021The Girl Who Played with FireDaniel Alfredson
4/25/2021The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s NestDaniel Alfredson
4/26/2021JibrilHenrika Kull
4/27/2021Labyrinth of CinemaNobuhiko Obayashi
4/28/2021A Man VanishesShohei Imamura
4/29/2021The Fate of Lee KhanKing Hu
4/30/2021The Charles Bukowski TapesBarbet Schroeder

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