Free Cannes Film Festival Favorites on Tubi TV

With the Cannes Film Festival beginning today, cinephiles who aren’t there await reviews from those who are. For fans far from the French Riviera, there are free Cannes Film Festival favorites on Tubi TV. We have award winners that made audiences heureux, but you’ll have to provide your own baguette for the full fest experience.

Narrative Films

Oldboy (2003)

This Grand Prix winner from Park Chan-wook is a revenge thriller that is bonkers in the best of ways.

All Is Lost (2013)

Robert Redford–and Robert Redford alone–stars in this survival drama as a man whose boat begins sinking. J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year) directs.

Holy Motors (2012)

We dare you to try to look away from this wild, weird wonder from Leos Carax (The Lovers on the Bridge). The fantasy-drama premiered in competition at Cannes and went on to wide acclaim.

Dogtooth (2009)

The Lobster‘s Yorgos Lanthimos won Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Prize for this darkly funny film about a family in isolation. Dogtooth was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.

Fish Tank (2009)

This Jury Prize winner announced director Andrea Arnold as a major talent. Fish Tank also features a standout early performance from Michael Fassbender.

Mean Creek (2004)

The directorial debut from Jacob Aaron Estes (The Details) earned praise for its unflinching look at bullying and violence among teens.

Dogville (2003)

Directed by Lars von Trier, this Palme d’Or nominee is a challenging but ultimately rewarding film. Nicole Kidman leads a cast that also includes Lauren Bacall, Paul Bettany, and Patricia Clarkson.

Fitzcarraldo (1982)

A troubled production was ultimately redeemed when Werner Herzog won the Best Director award. Fitzcarraldo follows Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald (Klaus Kinski), who was determined to build an opera house in the Amazon.

Hard Eight (1996)

Inherent Vice‘s Paul Thomas Anderson made his feature debut with this crime drama. It marked his first collaboration with John C. Reilly, Philip Baker Hall, and Melora Walters. Hard Eight also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Laurence Anyways (2012)

Xavier Dolan’s ambitious romance will make you swoon. Suzanne Clément won the Un Certain Regard — Best Actress award for her role here.

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1977)

One of the best films ever, this drama marked the first pairing between Herzog and Kinski. Watch for the actor’s gonzo performance, the Amazon setting, and Herzog’s directorial vision.

Triad Election (2005)

This stylish action film is an argument for anyone who thinks Cannes is only for arthouse drama. Johnnie To directs this energetic gangster movie filled with breathtaking set pieces.


An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Al Gore’s warning about global warming is at the heart of this Oscar-winning film. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power opens this summer.

Bowling for Columbine (2002)

Michael Moore’s controversial movie explores guns and violence in America. Bowling for Columbine won Cannes’ 55th Anniversary Prize and an Academy Award.

My Best Fiend (1999)

While collaborating on films like Aguirre and Fitzcarraldo, Herzog and Kinski had a…challenging relationship. Here the director explores their work with honesty and affection.

Want more movies that played on the Croisette? Check out our free Cannes Film Festival favorites on Tubi TV to make you feel like you’re not missing out.

Originally published at on May 17, 2017.