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Films Available through McGill


Getting tired of re-watching the same three Netflix shows? You're in luck! The McGill Library offers an extensive selection online streaming options available free to the McGill community. There are seven services, each offering something a little different. We have added a few recommendations from each, to show off the best they have to offer. So grab some popcorn, your comfiest clothes, and get watching by clicking the movies below.




For Major Documentaries...

One of the fantastic services to find documentaries is Films on Demand. For 20,000+ other options, check out the website. Some of our top picks are: 






For Academia.... 

If you're looking for award-winning documentaries and educational films you have found the right place!  Academic Video Online has more than 62,000 titles. Visit the whole AVON server for plenty more options.

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For Everything and Anything.... 

Can't decide what to watch? Take a look at Kanopy. We have chosen a few great ones below, but there are plenty more options.

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For Blockbusters and Classics...

Criterion on-Demand has award-winning films and cult-classics, so you are guaranteed to find a movie you'll enjoy. This service offers feature films including classics, new releases, foreign films, literary adaptations, documentaries, animated titles, and independent features. Explore our picks below or look for your own. Be sure to use your McGill VPN in order to access this site from off campus.






For Short Films...

Short on time? Not a problem. We have compiled a list of short films for when you are in a pinch for time. The National Film Board of Canada service contains Canadian animation, documentaries, experimental films and alternative dramas, including foreign films.






For Canadian and Independent Films...

For new and upcoming Canadian films, look no further - Cancore has hundreds. Try one of our recommended titles or visit the site for more.






For Live Plays...

We are missing the theatre too. But in the meantime, Drama Online includes filmed performances of plays at the National Theatre, London; at the Globe Theatre; and Shakespeare's history plays.

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