How to watch Past Lives

Teo Yoo and Greta Lee in Past Lives
Teo Yoo and Greta Lee in Past Lives (Image credit: A24)

After a buzzy Sundance premiere where it was anointed "the year's first great movie" by Slate and was ranked as What to Watch's second most anticipated indie movie of summer 2023, Past Lives is now available for the everyday movie fan to watch. 

How exactly can you watch Past Lives though? Is streaming or is it only playing in movie theaters? Is it even playing in all markets or are some people going to have to wait a bit longer?

If you're eager to see Celine Song's acclaimed feature film debut, read on to get all the details on when, where and how you can watch Past Lives right now.

Is Past Lives streaming?

You can watch Past Lives at home, with the movie available to buy or rent via digital on-demand platforms, including Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and more. And finally, Past Lives is also available for streaming, making its debut on Paramount Plus on February 2 as part of the what's new on Paramount Plus in February.

Past Lives on DVD

Past Lives is now available on Blu-ray + Digital and DVD.

In addition to getting a copy of the movie, the Blu-ray/DVD is going to have a number of special features, including:

  • Audio commentary with writer/director Celine Song and stars Greta Lee and Teo Yoo
  • "Bound by Fate: Exploring Past Lives" feature
  • Deleted scenes

What else you need to know about Past Lives

Celine Song wrote and directed Past Lives, telling the story of Nora and Hae Sung, two childhood friends who lose touch after Nora's family emigrate from South Korea. Twenty years later, they reunite and deal with the ideas of love and destiny. Greta Lee plays Nora and Teo Yoo plays Hae Sung; John Magaro also stars.

Past Lives is "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, with a positive score of 96%. Read What to Watch's Past Lives review here. The movie is also now an Oscar nominee, earning nods for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

Watch the Past Lives trailer right here.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.