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 3 others. It's a drama and fantasy movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (108,722 votes) and was very well received by critics.
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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).
Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).
Not available to watch free online.
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
#21 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#54 Ranked in Science Movies
#107 Ranked in Fantasy Movies
8½ has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (108,722 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is extremely popular with Reelgood users lately.