The Shining

Yearning to watch 'The Shining' in the comfort of your own home? Discovering a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Stanley Kubrick-directed movie via subscription can be challenging, so we here at Moviefone want to take the pressure off.

We've listed a number of streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription choices - along with the availability of 'The Shining' on each platform. Now, before we get into the fundamentals of how you can watch 'The Shining' right now, here are some finer points about the Producers Circle, Peregrine, Warner Brothers, Hawk Films thriller flick.

Released May 23rd, 1980, 'The Shining' stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers The R movie has a runtime of about 2 hr 22 min, and received a score of 63 (out of 100) on Metacritic, which assembled reviews from 12 experienced critics.

Want to know what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family."

'The Shining' is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via subscription on Netflix, iTunes Store, Amazon.com, VUDU, and YouTube .