Watch free Criterion movies on Hulu this weekend

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In the mood for some free movies this weekend? Hulu has a special treat for you—free access to the service’s Criterion films (normally available only to $8-a-month Hulu Plus subscribers) through Monday, February 18.

If you’re not familiar, Criterion has licensed classic films from around the world, created some of the best transfers, and more or less invented the concept of extra material and commentary tracks (which aren’t, however, available on Hulu).

The collection includes works from the likes of Bergman, Chaplin, Truffaut, and Kurosawa. The move comes as Hulu celebrates its two-year anniversary providing Criterion films to its subscribers.

There is one small catch: Unlike paying customers, you’ll have to put up with ads. But that’s a small price to pay for, well, not paying any price to watch.

For more info, and suggestions for worthwhile Criterion titles, check out our movie lover’s guide to Hulu Plus.

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