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Fantasy Drama 19632h 19mOn: HBO MAX The Criterion Channel Kanopy Tags: Psychology Adaptation Country: France 

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 HBO MAX, streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and 2 others. It's a drama and fantasy movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (114,383 votes).

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Federico Fellini


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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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#1,208 Ranked Movie

#73 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#113 Ranked in Science Movies

#250 Ranked in Fantasy Movies

8½ has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (114,383 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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