The British Film Institute presents the best global cinema on-demand:
From classic and contemporary films to the best of the BFI National Archive.

How to use BFI Player

BFI Player is available on desktop, android devices, iPad and iPhone.

Our collections

Our collections help create your perfect playlist. They include exclusive features about the films or the people who made them. If you need a starting point, each collection has a spotlight.

Finding a favourite

If you know what you would like to watch, click on "Search" in the navigation and the search box at the top of the page will take you to it. Enter film title, director or genre into the search box and we'll find matching selections.

Renting a film

We're not a subscription service, so you can rent a film at any time. First, please create an account so we can store your rentals.

You will need a valid UK banking card. The first time, we need all the card details. After that you can choose to pay with a saved card.

Once purchased you have 30 days to watch the title and 48 hours to complete it once you have started watching.

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