Guido Anselmi, a film director, finds himself creatively barren at the peak of his career. Urged by his doctors to rest, Anselmi heads for a luxurious resort, but a sorry group gathers—his producer, staff, actors, wife, mistress, and relatives—each one begging him to get on with the show. In retreat from their dependency, he fantasizes about past women and dreams of his childhood.8½ featuring Marcello Mastroianni and Claudia Cardinale is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 4 others. It's a drama and fantasy movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 98% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (99,792 votes).
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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).
Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).
Not available to watch free online.
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
#25 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#78 Ranked in Science Movies
#160 Ranked in Fantasy Movies
8½ has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 98% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (99,792 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.