Can You Rent Films Online?

With the halt to LoveFilm in 2017 and huge increase in YouTube demand, as well as other advances in technology, it may be impossible to believe that it is actually possible to simply rent films online. Here at Cinema Paradiso, we’re proud of our huge selection of films you can watch from the comfort of your own home. 

We offer subscriptions at great value and we’re confident many people with different interests will find the perfect film to hire. We’ve got an array of titles, all of many different genres, that can be rented online from Cinema Paradiso. All at the click of a button! 

So, when it comes to the question of: Can you rent films online? The answer is: Yes! And it isn’t as difficult as you may first think!

Why rent films online? 

There are a number of reasons why it can be beneficial to rent films online. 

Of course, if you are still using DVDs, Blu-rays or 4K Blu-rays, then renting them rather than buying them means you will have more space on your shelves in your lounge. You won’t need to invest in a large films cabinet either!

Here are a few more reasons why it is good to rent films online in the UK:

  • Save money. Brand new DVDs can be expensive. In fact, when buying new releases, DVDs can cost up to £15. And let's not mention the price of a single 4K Blu-ray disc. When renting films online, you can have access to brand new titles for a money-saving monthly fee.
  • Make the most of a free trial. Test the process of hiring films online and pay nothing. Really? Yes, pay nothing. Zilch. Nada for a free trial.
  • Save money on going to the cinema. Unless you’re absolutely on it when it comes to cinema vouchers, a trip to your local movie theatre can cost a lot. When you compare, you can hire 2-3 films online in equivalence to one cinema trip.
  • Enjoy the movies from the comfort of your own home. Your sofa, your popcorn (handmade for not-alot-of-money!), your choice of time, your bottle of red and the latest film release. What could be better?
  • Save the cinema for a special occasion. If there are certain films you simply cannot wait to be released on DVD, you could visit the cinema for these minorities of films.

The rest? Hire films online from Cinema Paradiso and save some of your hard-earned cash!

How to rent movies online

If you have never rented a film from Cinema Paradiso, then you are eligible for a free trial.

In order to rent films from us, all you need to do is subscribe, entering your name and email address, and choose a password. Your free trial will last 14 days.

When you subscribe, you will have access to over 100,000 titles, the largest choice of foreign films in the UK and you’ll also benefit from free delivery via Royal Mail. 

Has renting films online from Cinema Paradiso something that has caught your eye? 

Take a look at the following films and you’ll soon be signing on the dotted line! Here a few titles you can rent online from Cinema Paradiso:

  • Citizen Kane (1941)

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    1h 55min

    Orson Welles makes his feature-length directorial debut with this classic drama which often tops critics' polls of the best films of all time. In 1940, newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies after uttering the word 'Rosebud'. An anonymous reporter is assigned the task of uncovering the meaning of Kane's dying word.

  • BlacKkKlansman (2018) Black Klansman

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    2h 10min

    From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist organisation aiming to garner mainstream appeal.

    Spike Lee
    John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier
  • Call Me by Your Name (2017)

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    2h 7min

    It's the summer of 1983 in Italy, and Elio, a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family's villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day, Oliver, a charming American scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father, an eminent professor. Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

  • Boyz n the Hood (1991) Boys in the Hood

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    1h 48min

    The critically acclaimed story about three friends growing up in a South Central Los Angeles neighbourhood, and of street life where friendship, pain, danger and love combine to form reality. Doughboy, an unambitious drug dealer; his brother Ricky, a college-bound teenage father; and Ricky's best friend, Tre, who aspires to a brighter future beyond the "The Hood". In a world where a trip to the store can end in death, the friends have diverse reactions to their bleak surroundings.

  • Get Out (2017)

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    1h 40min

    When Chris, a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend's family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2020) Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

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    1h 58min

    Painter Marianne is commissioned by an affluent countess to paint the wedding portrait of her sheltered but headstrong daughter Héloïse. While posing as her hired companion, Marianne is instructed to complete the portrait in secret, observing Héloïse by day and painting her by night. However, as the two women grow closer, their intimacy and attraction begin to blossom, paving the way for a simmering, star-crossed romance.

  • Apollo 11 (2019)

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    1h 33min

    Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission - the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939) Zangiku Monogatari

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    2h 17min

    In this beautifully photographed and deeply moving romantic tragedy, the wife of a struggling actor decides to sacrifice her own future for the sake of her spouse.

  • Jojo Rabbit (2019)

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    1h 44min

    Jojo Rabbit follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided by his wildly idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

  • Metropolis (1927)

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    2h 30min

    Shortly after that 1927 release, an entire quarter of Lang's original version was cut by Paramount for the US release, and by Ufa in Germany, an act of butchery very much against the director's wishes. The excised footage was believed lost, irretrievably so - that is, until one of the most remarkable finds in all of cinema history, as several dusty reels were discovered in a small museum in 2008. Since then, an expert team of film archivists has been working at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in Germany to painstakingly reconstruct and restore Lang's film.

  • Parasite (2019) Gisaengchung

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    2h 8min

    Kim Ki Taek's family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son, Ki Woo, gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family's luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Park's home, attempting to take over their affluent lifestyle, but as their deception unravels events begin to get increasingly out of hand in ways you simply cannot imagine.

  • 1917 (2019)

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    1h 54min

    At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers - and one of them's own brother among the army.

  • Life (2017)

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    1h 40min

    The film focuses on a group of scientists aboard the international space station. If horror and Ryan Reynolds takes your interest, then this film is for you. An American science fiction horror, not recommended for those home alone! You’ll be on the edge of your sofa when you press the play button on this film...

  • Logan (2017) Wolverine 3

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    2h 11min

    Logan is part of the X-men collection and takes place in 2029. It is based on the character Logan and watches his journey from drinking himself stupid and hiding away from the world, to his transportation. Propel yourself into the future with this movie and enjoy the adventure from your own front room...

  • Justice League (2017) Justice League Mortal / Justice League of America

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    1h 55min

    An American superhero film that is one to watch with the family, Bruce Wayne links up with Diana Prince to overcome a strong enemy. A follow-up to Batman V Superman (2016), with the same level of action, adventure and excitement.

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