Is MUBI better than Netflix?

Dumb and Dumber To (2014) - Farrelly Brothers

Dumb and Dumber To (2014) - Farrelly Brothers

With the rise of Netflix, Amazon Prime, NOW TV and Youtube, streaming online has become the most efficient way to absorb movies and tv. Netflix has a wide library of titles on offer and tends to update with a few movies at the end of the month. Netflix are best known for producing quality original content such as Stranger Things and The Crown the rest of the content on offer tends to be lower budget, out-dated, or box office and critical bombs. Does anyone really want to watch The Woman in Black 2 or Dumb and Dumber To? Probably. But what's the alternative? 

Personally I have a soft-spot in classic and foreign movies. This is where MUBI's rotating library shines. MUBI takes a different approach to how it's library alters from Netflix. Instead of adding a few films a month, MUBI adds a new film everyday! It works by offering 30 films and they are all available for 30 days. So as the oldest film leaves a new film replaces it. This works great for two key reasons. Obviously having a new film to watch everyday is amazing but also it stops you leaving films in your to watch list to later find they are gone. You have a motive to sit and watch.

The MUBI library explores films from all over the world from Russia to France to Poland to American Blockbusters. Also it jumps through genres from Documentaries to Drama to Comedy to Avant garde. Most films are presented in HD when available. Your new favourite film might be something you've never heard of!

Aside from offering a library of films to watch MUBI also has an amazing community of people from all over the world creating lists and discussing movies. This really excels it above Netflix and is a great way to find out about films you didn't know about. 

I Killed My Mother (2009) - Xavier Dolan

I Killed My Mother (2009) - Xavier Dolan

So, from my stand point, yes MUBI is better than Netflix but it really comes down to your preference in movies. Maybe you'd like to see what Netflix and Adam Sandler have teamed up to create. But if you'd rather see films from upcoming directors such as Xavier Dolan or a Howard Hawk's classic, MUBI is for you.

Baba!