Cinema On Demand
Enjoy a selection of independent new release films, exclusive one-off titles and curated film seasons to stream at your leisure with Cinema On Demand.
We’re pleased to bring you a new way to enjoy a taste of our curated films and support your independent cinema, from the comfort of home or on your mobile device.
It’s straightforward to use: take a look at the films on offer, add a film to your basket and log in or create an account with us (as with any other event). From then, you’ll have 48-hours to watch your film.
There’s no long-term commitment. You only pay for the film you want to see.
Cinema On Demand is only available within the UK.
Barbican Cinema has been supported by the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England which is administered by the BFI, as part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund supporting arts and cultural organisations in England affected by the impact of Covid-19. #HereForCulture.
Free Cinema on Demand for Members
Members enjoy free access to Cinema on Demand.
Cinema On Demand: A Dark, Dark Man (18*)
In rural Kazakhstan, an unprincipled detective is compelled to expose deeply engrained corruption following a boy’s murder in this brilliant film noir.
Cinema On Demand: This is Not Berlin (18*)
It’s 1986 and a teenager’s life changes forever when he explores the queer and subversive world of Mexico City’s underground club scene.
Cinema On Demand: Minari (12)
This Oscar-nominated film is a beautiful drama about a Korean-American family who struggle to achieve their American Dream.
Cinema On Demand: Henry Glassie: Field Work (PG*)
This fascinating observational documentary explores the life work of American anthropologist and folklorist, Henry Glassie
Cinema On Demand: The Race to Save the World (12*)
Directed by Joe Gantz this documentary illuminates the human stories in the fight for climate action
Cinema On Demand: Sisters with Transistors (PG)
This documentary tells the untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, remarkable composers who transformed how we produce and listen to music today.
Cinema On Demand: Aviva (18)
In this lyrical drama, Aviva is a young Parisian who develops an online romance with Eden, a New Yorker.
Chronic Youth 2021: Animation Short Film Programme
Three powerful and heartfelt shorts use animation in different ways: to explore stories of complex identities, seeking and finding belonging, and overcoming loss and heartbreak.
This debut feature shows a rare understanding of the complexities and challenges of modern family life, when a father and his transgender son escape to the mountains of Montana.
Cinema On Demand: A White White Day (15)
An Icelandic psychological drama-thriller that is chilling, striking and keeps you on the edge of your seat till the very end.
Cinema On Demand: ABsolutely Amazing Shorts
Little ones can enjoy this beautiful shorts programme, from the creative and unusual minds of Latvian filmmakers AB Studios.
Cinema On Demand: The Juniper Tree + poetry reading
A young Björk stars in Nietzchka Keene’s visually stunning tale of witchcraft in the wilds of medieval Iceland, presented here in a new restoration.
Cinema On Demand: Alice (15)
A domestic dream turns into a nightmare for Alice when her husband disappears without a trace.
Cinema On Demand: Retablo (18*)
A teenager living in a Peruvian Andes village discovers that his father has been having sex with men in this powerful, Bafta-nominated drama.
Cinema On Demand: Stunning Shorts from LIAF (U*)
Stunning Shorts from the London International Animation Festival, perfect for the little ones.
Cinema On Demand: Jose (18*)
Li Cheng’s passionate gay romance explores the relationship between 19-year-old café waiter José and construction worker Luis.
Cinema On Demand: Papicha (15)
A group of women navigate increasing religious and social conservatism in 1990s Algeria.
Cinema On Demand: Perfect 10 (15)
An aspiring teenage gymnast's life is forever changed by the appearance of the brother she never knew she had.
Cinema On Demand: The Proposal (PG*)
Part thriller, part romance, part artwork itself, this ‘post-mortem love triangle’ takes us on a quest to reanimate the privately-held archives of one of the 20th century’s major architects.
How to watch
1. Choose the film you want to watch.
2. Add to basket and proceed to purchase.
3. If you already have an account, you can log in during the purchase. If not, create an account as you buy.
4. Once your purchase has gone through, there’ll be a button to click to ‘Watch your films’.
5. Start watching your video. From purchase, you have 48 hours to start and finish watching the film. Enjoy!