Mubi
Type of site
Streaming video
Social networking
Film criticism
Distributor
Producer
Available inBrazilian Portuguese
Dutch
English
French
German
Italian
Malay
Spanish
Turkish
HeadquartersLondon, England
Founder(s)Efe Cakarel
Key peopleEfe Cakarel (Founder & CEO)
URLmubi.com
LaunchedFebruary 14, 2007; 17 years ago (2007-02-14)
Current statusActive

Mubi (/ˈmbi/; stylized as MUBI; the Auteurs before 2010) is a global streaming platform, production company and film distributor. MUBI produces[1] and theatrically distributes films by emerging and established filmmakers, which are exclusively available on its platform. The catalog consists of world cinema films, such as arthouse films, documentary films, independent films.[2] Additionally, it publishes Notebook, a film criticism and news publication, and provides weekly cinema tickets to selected new-release films through MUBI GO.

MUBI's streaming platform is available in over 190 countries on the web, Android TV, Chromecast, Rokudevices, Apple Vision Pro, PlayStation,[3] Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV,[4] and LG and Samsung Smart TVs,[5] as well as on mobile devices including iPhone, iPad[6] and Android.[7]

History

The Auteurs was founded in 2007 by Turkish entrepreneur Efe Çakarel. The next year, in 2008, the American home-video distribution company Criterion Collection partnered with The Auteurs to begin a video-on-demand service.

In 2010, the Auteurs changed its name to "Mubi" or "MUBI",[8] a two-syllable word with no specific meaning that rhymes with "movie,"[9] its creators stating that they wanted "a name all audiences can say and spell," a name "without the burden of exclusionary meaning."[8]

In January 2022, MUBI announced the acquisition of arthouse cinema production and sales company The Match Factory.[10]

Prior to the 79th Venice International Film Festival world premiere, MUBI entered the TV industry by acquiring The Kingdom Exodus miniseries and bringing out the first two seasons of the original series in director's cuts.[11]

In February 2024, MUBI acquired a majority stake in Benelux distributor Cinéart.[12]

Podcasts

In 2021, MUBI launched two original podcasts. An English language podcast called MUBI Podcast[13] produced and hosted by Rico Gagliano, and a Spanish language podcast titled MUBI Podcast: Encuentros,[14] produced in collaboration with La Corriente del Golfo, the production house founded by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna. In 2023, MUBI launched an Italian-language podcast, MUBI Podcast: Voci Italiane Contemporanee, in collaboration with Chora Media, hosted by critic Gianmaria Tammaro.[15]

MUBI Productions

MUBI Productions and co-productions include Port Authority (Danielle Lessovitz), Farewell Amor (Ewka Msangi), Our Men (Rachel Lang), Memory (Michel Franco), My First Film (Zia Anger), Bring Them Down (Christopher Andrews), One Fine Morning (Mia Hansen-Løve), Gasoline Rainbow (the Ross brothers)[16] and Rosebushpruning (Karim Aïnouz).

MUBI Releases

MUBI is also a film distributor. In addition to releasing films on the platform, it started distributing theatrically in the United States and United Kingdom in 2016, and in Latin America and Germany in 2021.

Year Film Director Theatrical release on MUBI Countries
2016 Arabian Nights Miguel Gomes April 22, 2016 UK
The Blue Room Mathieu Amalric September 9, 2016
Baden Baden Rachel Lang September 23, 2016 (UK)
November 25, 2016 (US)
UK, 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)
US
Weirdos Bruce McDonald May 25, 2017
Slack Bay Bruno Dumont June 16, 2017 UK
Mimosas Oliver Laxe August 25, 2017
On Body and Soul Ildikó Enyedi September 22, 2017
Félicité Alain Gomis November 10, 2017
Wet Woman Akihiko Shiota November 17, 2017 US
Antiporno Sion Sono November 10, 2017
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)
US, UK
Have a Nice Day Liu Jian March 23, 2018 UK
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda Stephen Nomura Schible July 6, 2018 US, UK
The Apparition Xavier Giannoli August 3, 2018 UK
Touch Me Not Adina Pintilie October 19, 2018
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Gus Van Sant October 26, 2018
Suspiria Luca Guadagnino November 16, 2018
2019 Border Ali Abbasi March 8, 2019
Under the Silver Lake David Robert Mitchell March 15, 2019
Madeline's Madeline Josephine Decker May 10, 2019 UK & Ireland
Knife + Heart Yann Gonzalez July 5, 2019
LETO Kirill Serebrennikov August 16, 2019
A Dog Called Money Seamus Murphy November 8, 2019
Beanpole Kantemir Balagov October 11, 2019
Zombi Child Bertrand Bonello October 18, 2019
Yves Saint Laurent: The Last Collections Olivier Meyrou October 30, 2019
2020 The Staggering Girl Luca Guadagnino February 14, 2020 Worldwide (excl. China, Italy, Japan, Russia)
Bacurau Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles March 13, 2020 Germany, India, Ireland, UK
Ema Pablo Larraín May 2, 2020 Canada, India, Ireland, LATAM (excl. Mexico, Chile, Brazil), UK
Family Romance, LLC Werner Herzog July 4, 2020 Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, LATAM (excl. Brazil), New Zealand, Turkey, US
Matthias & Maxime Xavier Dolan August 28, 2020 Australia, India, Ireland, LATAM (excl. Mexico), New Zealand, UK, US
The Other Lamb Małgorzata Szumowska October 16, 2020 UK & Ireland
Swallow Carlo Mirabella-Davis October 31, 2020 Australia, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Greece, India, Indonesia, LATAM (excl. Mexico), New Zealand, Scandinavia, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa
Nimic Yorgos Lanthimos November 27, 2020 Worldwide (excl. China)
Tripping with Nils Frahm Benoit Toulemonde December 3, 2020 Worldwide
Cold Meridian Peter Strickland December 11, 2020
Farewell Amor Ekwa Msangi December 18, 2020 Worldwide (excl. China, Africa, Israel, North America)
2021 Beginning Dea Kulumbegashvili January 29, 2021 Germany, India, Ireland, LATAM, North America, Turkey, UK
Dead Pigs Cathy Yan February 12, 2021 Worldwide (excluding China)
Notturno Gianfranco Rosi March 5, 2021 India, Ireland, LATAM, UK
Hey There! Reha Erdem March 13, 2021 Canada, Germany, Turkey
Max Richter's Sleep Natalie Johns March 19, 2021 (India, US)
March 28, 2021 (LATAM, Turkey)
India, LATAM, Turkey, US
Songs My Brothers Taught Me Chloe Zhao April 9, 2021 Germany, Ireland, Italy, LATAM, India, Netherlands, Turkey, UK and others
State Funeral Sergei Loznitsa May 7, 2021 (US) May 21, 2021 Australia, Canada, Ireland, India, LATAM, New Zealand, Turkey, UK, US
First Cow Kelly Reichardt May 28, 2021 UK & Ireland
Shiva Baby Emma Seligman June 11, 2021 Austria, France, Germany, India, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey, UK
Sweat Magnus von Horn June 18, 2021 (US) July 23, 2021 India, LATAM, Turkey, US
Limbo Ben Sharrock July 30, 2021 September 23, 2021 UK & Ireland
New Order Michel Franco August 13, 2021
Annette Leos Carax September 3, 2021 November 26, 2021 Ireland, India, LATAM, UK
Azor Andreas Fontana September 10, 2021 (US)
October 29, 2021 (UK)
India, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, UK, US
Cryptozoo Dash Shaw October 22, 2021 Germany, Ireland, Turkey, UK
What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? Alexandre Koberidze November 12, 2021 (US) January 7, 2022 Canada, India, Italy, LATAM, Turkey, US
Petite Maman Céline Sciamma November 19, 2021 February 18, 2022 Ireland, Italy, Turkey, UK
Lamb Valdimar Jóhannsson December 10, 2021 (UK) February 25, 2022 India, Ireland, LATAM (excl. Mexico), Turkey, UK
2022 Cow Andrea Arnold January 14, 2022 (UK) February 11, 2022 Austria, Germany, Italy, Ireland, India, LATAM, Turkey, UK
Titane Julia Ducournau January 28, 2022 India, LATAM, Turkey
Lingui, The Sacred Bonds Mahamat Saleh Haroun February 4, 2022 (US & UK) March 8, 2022 Canada, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey, UK, US
Benedetta Paul Verhoeven April 15, 2022 (UK) February 4, 2022 (Turkey)
July 1, 2022
India, Ireland, Turkey, UK
Great Freedom Sebastian Meise March 4, 2022 (US)
March 11, 2022 (UK)
May 6, 2022 Canada, India, Ireland, LATAM (excl. Mexico), Turkey, UK, US
The Worst Person in The World Joachim Trier March 25, 2022 (UK) May 13, 2022 India, Ireland, UK
Drive My Car Ryusuke Hamaguchi March 17, 2022 (AR, BR, CL, CO, MX) April 1, 2022 LATAM (excl. Mexico), India, Malaysia
Prayers for the Stolen Tatiana Huezo April 8, 2022 (UK & Ireland) April 29, 2022 UK, Ireland, France, Italy, India
Memoria Apichatpong Weerasethakul May 5, 2022 (Germany) August 5, 2022 Germany, India, Italy, LATAM (excl. Mexico & Colombia)
Paris, 13th District Jacques Audiard May 27, 2022 India, Turkey
Bergman Island Mia Hansen-Løve June 3, 2022 (UK & Ireland) July 22, 2022 UK & Ireland
Pleasure Ninja Thyberg [sv] June 15, 2022 (UK) June 17, 2022 Italy, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey, UK
A Chiara Jonas Carpignano June 23, 2022 (Germany)
July 15, 2022 (UK)
August 26, 2022 Germany, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey, UK
Faya Dayi Jessica Beshir June 24, 2022 (UK) August 10, 2022 France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, LATAM, Turkey, UK
Crimes of the Future David Cronenberg July 14, 2022 (LATAM) July 29, 2022 (on Mubi) India, LATAM, Malaysia, Turkey
One Second Zhang Yimou July 14, 2022 (Germany) September 16, 2022 Germany, Ireland, Turkey, UK
Free Chol Soo Lee Julie Ha and Eugene Yi August 12, 2022 (US)
August 19, 2022 (UK)
October 7, 2022 Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, LATAM, Turkey, UK, US
The Cathedral Ricky D'Ambrose September 2, 2022 (US) September 9, 2022 US, Canada
Invisible Demons Rahul Jain September 2, 2022 (US) October 4, 2022 Canada, Germany, India, LATAM, Malaysia, Turkey, UK, US
Decision to Leave Park Chan-wook October 14, 2022 (US)
October 21, 2022 (UK)
December 9, 2022 Canada, India, Turkey, UK, US
Aftersun Charlotte Wells November 18, 2022 (UK)
December 15, 2022 (Germany)
February 1, 2023 (France)
January 6, 2023 (UK, Ireland, Italy, India, LATAM)
March 17, 2023 (Germany, Austria, Spain)
Austria, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, LATAM, Spain, Turkey, UK
The Kingdom Lars von Trier November 13, 2022 (series 1 remaster)
November 20, 2022 (series 2 remaster)
November 27, 2022 (Exodus)
Ireland, India, LATAM, Turkey, UK, US
2023 Alcarràs Carla Simón January 5, 2023 (LATAM)
January 6, 2023 (US & UK)
February 24, 2023 Canada, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey, India, Malaysia, UK, US
Holy Spider Ali Abbasi January 19, 2023 (LATAM)
January 20, 2023 (UK)
March 10, 2023 UK, Ireland, LATAM (excl. Mexico) and Malaysia
Close Lukas Dhont March 2, 2023 (LATAM)
March 3, 2023 (UK)
April 21, 2023 UK, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey and India
The Five Devils Léa Mysius March 23, 2023 (LATAM)
March 24, 2023 (US & UK)
May 12, 2023 Canada, Germany, India, LATAM, Turkey, UK, US, Austria
Leila's Brothers Saeed Roustayi March 25, 2023 Turkey
One Fine Morning Mia Hansen-Løve April 14, 2023 (UK) June 16, 2023 India, Ireland, Turkey, UK
Return to Seoul Davy Chou May 5, 2023 (UK) July 7, 2023 UK, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, India and Southeast Asia (ex. The Philippines)
Unclenching the Fists Kira Kovalenko May 26, 2023 Canada, India, Ireland, LATAM, UK, US
Medusa Deluxe Thomas Hardiman June 9, 2023 (UK) August 4, 2023 UK, Ireland, Germany, LATAM, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, India and Malaysia
Passages Ira Sachs August 4, 2023 (US)
August 10, 2023 (Chile, Mexico)
August 16, 2023 (Belgium, Luxembourg)
August 17, 2023 (Italy)
August 17, 2023 (Brazil)
August 24, 2023 (Netherlands)
August 31, 2023 (Germany and Austria)
September 1, 2023 (UK and Ireland)
October 6, 2023 (US, Canada, Turkey, India and LATAM)
October 27, 2023 (UK, Netherlands)
November 17, 2023 (Germany and Italy)
UK, US, Ireland, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Austria, Turkey and Benelux
Strange Way of Life Pedro Almodóvar September 21, 2023 October 20, 2023 (Italy, LATAM, UK, Ireland and France) Italy, LATAM[17]
The Delinquents Rodrigo Moreno October 18, 2023 (US)
October 26, 2023 (LATAM)
October 27, 2023 (Canada)

March 21, 2024 (Germany)
March 22, 2024 (UK and Ireland)
April 11, 2024 (Italy)
TBC North America, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Benelux, LATAM, Turkey, India
Fallen Leaves Aki Kaurismäki November 17, 2023 (US)
November 24, 2023 (Canada)
December 1, 2023 (UK and Ireland)
December 7, 2023 (Mexico and Chile)
North America, UK, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey
How to Have Sex Molly Manning Walker November 3, 2023 (UK)
November 16, 2023 (LATAM)
November 29, 2023 (Belgium and Luxembourg)
February 1, 2024 (Italy)
February 15, 2024 (Netherlands)
April 5, 2024 North America, UK, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, LATAM, Benelux
Priscilla Sofia Coppola December 15, 2023 (India)
December 26, 2023 (UK, Ireland and Latin America)
January 4, 2024 (Germany)
March 1, 2024 UK, Ireland, Latin America, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Benelux and India[18]
2024 The Settlers Felipe Gálvez January 12, 2024 (US)
February 15, 2024 (Germany)
March 7, 2024 (Italy)
March 29, 2024 North America, UK, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Benelux, India
Perfect Days Wim Wenders February 15, 2024 (Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru)
February 23, 2024 (UK and Ireland)
March 21, 2024 (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Honduras)
April 12, 2024 UK, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey, India
High and Low - John Galliano Kevin Macdonald March 8, 2024 (UK and Ireland)
March 14, 2024 (Mexico and Chile)
April 11, 2024 (Germany)
April 26, 2024 North America, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, LATAM, Benelux, Turkey, India
Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World Radu Jude March 22, 2024 (US) May 3, 2024 North America, Germany, Netherlands, India, Turkey, LATAM[19]
Yannick Quentin Dupieux April 5, 2024 US, UK, Ireland, LATAM, Germany, India, Netherlands, Turkey
TBC Crossing Levan Akin TBC North America, UK, Ireland, Germany, LATAM[20]
Dahomey Mati Diop TBC North America, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, LATAM, Benelux, Italy, Turkey, India[21]
Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger David Hinton TBC Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, LATAM, Benelux, Turkey, India[22]

See also

References

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