Film Streaming Website
video & cable services
Movies.BC.edu is the premiere film streaming site for Boston College. Similar to Netflix, it contains a large catalog of Hollywood films that can be viewed for personal enjoyment in a dorm room or anywhere on BC campus (website not available off campus). If there are faculty members that require students to watch specific films for their classes, they can request specific films be added to the film streaming site. Those films can be made available to students to view both on and off campus.
Films on this site can be viewed for fun or as a part of a class, but are not meant to be used as part of a larger public performance for legal reasons. If you would like to screen a film to an audience, please go to the Public Film Screening page to learn more information about Public Performance Rights and fill out a request form.
Movies.BC.edu is run through a contract with film distributor Swank Motion Pictures. While Swank is the largest film distributor, not every film is available through them. If you're a faculty member who would like to incorporate a film in your class that is not available through Swank, you can contact Reserves & Media Services at the O'Neill Library to discuss options for obtaining the film.
If you're a faculty member looking to have films added to the streaming site please contact the Video Operations & Production Supervisor to see if the film you'd like is available. If the film is readily available, then we will post it within a two week period and send you an embed link that you can put on your Canvas page so that the students in your class can easily access the film.
Students cannot request films for the streaming site, but we add popular new releases on a monthly basis.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us and we'll be happy to assist you.