Mubi (streaming service)
MUBI (//; formerly The Auteurs) is a distributor and subscription-based streaming OTT service which offers online streaming of a hand-curated selection of films, including those produced in-house. It also houses a film database and an online magazine known as The Notebook.
Type of site
|Owner||Efe Çakarel (Founder and CEO)|
MUBI usually has thirty movies in its available paid streaming service. Each day they add a new movie and each day they take one away.
MUBI is available on the web, Roku devices, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, LG and Samsung Smart TVs, as well as on mobile devices including iPad, iPhone and Android. MUBI has offices in London, New York, Kuala Lumpur and Mumbai.
Originally called The Auteurs, MUBI was founded in 2007 by Turkish-born entrepreneur Efe Çakarel as a social network for cinephiles, with an interface specifically geared towards aesthetic design and simplicity. Çakarel says that he began work on the business model for MUBI after being unable to watch In the Mood for Love online while in a café in Tokyo. In 2010, the company adopted the new name MUBI.
Since then MUBI has also introduced other services. There is a VOD model, which instead of a large à la carte library, shows a continually rotating lineup of 30 films at once. There are apps for iPad and Android.
In 2016, MUBI began releasing films theatrically in the United States and United Kingdom.
|2016||Arabian Nights||Miguel Gomes||April 22, 2016 (UK)|
|The Blue Room||Mathieu Amalric||September 9, 2016 (UK)|
|Baden Baden||Rachel Lang||September 23, 2016 (UK) • November 25, 2016 (US)|
|I, Olga||Tomás Weinreb & Petr Kazda||November 18, 2016 (UK)|
|2017||The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki||Juho Kuosmanen||April 21, 2017 (UK) • May 19, 2017 (US)|
|Weirdos||Bruce McDonald||May 25, 2017 (US)|
|Slack Bay||Bruno Dumont||June 16, 2017 (UK)|
|Mimosas||Oliver Laxe||August 25, 2017 (UK)|
|On Body and Soul||Ildikó Enyedi||September 22, 2017 (UK)|
|Félicité||Alain Gomis||November 10, 2017 (UK)|
|Wet Woman||Akihiko Shiota||November 17, 2017 (US)|
|Antiporno||Sion Sono||November 10, 2017 (US)|
|The Son of Joseph||Eugène Green||December 15, 2017 (UK)|
|2018||Lover for a Day||Philippe Garrel||January 12, 2018 (US) • January 19, 2018 (UK)|
|Have a Nice Day||Liu Jian||March 23, 2018 (UK)|
|Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda||Stephen Nomura Schible||July 6, 2018 (US)|
|The Apparition||Xavier Giannoli||August 3, 2018 (UK)|
|Touch Me Not||Adina Pintilie||October 19, 2018 (UK)|
|Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot||Gus Van Sant||October 26, 2018 (UK)|
|Suspiria||Luca Guadagnino||November 16, 2018 (UK)|
|2019||Border||Ali Abbasi||March 8, 2019 (UK)|
|Under the Silver Lake||David Robert Mitchell||March 15, 2019 (UK)|
|Madeline's Madeline||Josephine Decker||May 10, 2019 (UK)|
|Knife + Heart||Yann Gonzalez||July 5, 2019 (UK)|
|LETO||Kirill Serebrennikov||August 16, 2019 (UK)|
|A Dog Called Money||Seamus Murphy||November 8, 2019 (UK)|
|2020||Bacurau||Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles||March 13, 2020 (UK)|
|Ema||Pablo Larraín||April 17, 2020 (UK)|
|The Other Lamb||Małgorzata Szumowska||TBA|
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