The cost of MUBI can vary quite a bit depending on what country you reside.
United Kingdom: £7.99 per month
United States: $5.99
Film Student: Free
Given the pound is worth more than the dollar the cost for UK users seems considerably higher. Most likely this is down to fewer users and needing a higher price to keep the licences etc.. to run in the UK.
Is MUBI Worth It
A difficult question, for true movie lovers yes. For example I use to rent out 2 movies a month from my local Penny Farthing rental shop at £3.50 each. That’s over £30 a month for just a handful of films, and I always chose award winning, Oscar nominee movies. So at £7.99 or $5.99 its absolutely worth it. However if you don't often get a chance to watch movies and/or you have other members of the family (kids or the wife) who may just binge TV series or watch cartoons then probably this is not for you.
MUBI Student Discount
The rumoured MUBI discount is kind of real. MUBI have released a free subscription for students studying in Film/Media related courses. The initiative has been rolled out to an estimated 60,000 students globally and to teachers at over 180 film schools. To access this the best place to start is still your free trial, and then in the menu you should see “MUBI Film Schools Program” depending what platform version you are using.
MUBI is available through your Amazon video as an add on to your amazon prime subscription. There is no difference to the content, only the convenience of not having to put in payment or subscription details if you already have an amazon account.
OUR MUBI REVIEW
MUBI free trial online cinema works differently to most other streaming services. Whilst it is one of the cheapest it does not have the same extensive library as its competitors. Instead it hand picks a selection of films for its subscribers, meaning it caters for those who love to discover new cinema rather than appealing to the masses with endless amounts of TV and film to watch. Ideal if you do not watch movies all the time but when you do only want to watch the best, however with a free trial price is meaningless.
As MUBI likes to advertise itself as a bespoke online cinema it sure does put effort into being very visually appealing and user friendly, nice crisp clear images large easy to use navigation and text,this may not be to important when watching a film but every little helps I suppose?
Like many of the smaller "lesser known" streaming services trying to compete against N etflix it has to branch out and try to do something different, they do this by writing regular film reviews of all the greatest movies and building a community of true film lovers.
To get the most of this service you have to be less picky about what you watch and put all your trust in the service and the films it has to offer. Don't be mistaken the films available for streaming are all great movies with world class internationally famed actors, however I personally know many people who can be picky when it comes to subtitles and what they have never heard of, which is a shame as they miss out on an entire world of great TV and cinema. Discover for yourself with the Mubi free trial.
MUBI Film List
We won't list every film, however here are a few. To browse the full library we suggest you use the 7 day free trial.