Which are the best streaming services for movies and series?
Long gone are the days when finding a movie meant heading down to your local video store and wandering the aisles in search of the latest blockbuster. These days, it’s as simple as downloading an app and settling down in front of the TV. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ll take you through the best video-on-demand platforms for watching movies and series that are broadcast in Spain. Now, make some popcorn, uncork a bottle of Finca Martelo and let the viewing commence.
The usual suspects
Let’s start with the usual suspects. The series junkies among us can find the latest hits on Netflix and HBO: Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, Euphoria, Money Heist… But their movie selection is somewhat limited: you’ll mostly find hit movies from a couple of years ago. If you’re after the latest blockbusters, take a look through the Movistar+ catalogue, which has most big movies available at some point on its rental and streaming services.
Princesses, superheroes and space warriors
While it doesn’t yet have a launch date in Spain, Disney+ promises to be the streaming service to beat in the coming years. We’re not only talking about its vast catalogue of animated features starring Mickey and the Disney princesses. It also includes the entire range of Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and National Geographic content.
The latest releases in the comfort of your home
If you don’t mind waiting a few months, you can rent all the new releases on platforms like Youtube and iTunes. A great option if you only want to watch the occasional movie.
The art of great cinema
If you’re looking for cinematic works of art – the kind that walk away with all the big festival awards – the best platforms are Filmin and Mubi. Both offer a wide range of cult, classic and independent films to rent or stream. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at Filmin’s Autumn and Wine collection: you’ll find it pairs perfectly with a bottle of Finca Martelo.
Stream the screams
While most of these video-on-demand platforms include some horror films, no streaming service has as many scary movies as Planet Horror. The collection ranges from stone-cold classics to B-movie horrors, black comedy and an ample gore section.
Made in Spain
Fans of Spanish cinema can find a great selection on FlixOle. All Spain’s top directors are here: from Julio Medem and Alex De la Iglesia to Alejandro Amenabar and Pedro Almodovar. The platform also shows off Spain’s greatest actors: from classics starring Paco Martínez Soria to the greatest hits of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
When reality is better than fiction
On Guidedoc, you can find the best selection of the documentaries produced all over the world each year. The collection, which is updated daily, ranges from groundbreaking, big-issue films to those exploring aspects of everyday life.
Now that you’ve found the film for you, follow these six simple steps to prepare for the perfect movie night, with a splash of #Martelism.