Where is the best place to watch and stream Gone With the Wind as of January 2022? We've compiled an updated list of streaming services that currently have Gone With the Wind available to watch.
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- Gone With the Wind is currently available to watch on HBO Max, following a brief removal due to its racist content. It now comes with an introduction explaining how it's an example of white supremacy expression in popular culture.
- You can rent or buy Gone With the Wind on YouTube Movies or Amazon Prime Video.
Based on Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name, Gone With the Wind is a 1939 historical romance, directed by Victor Flemming and starring Vivienne Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland. Like the book, the film is set in the American South during the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. It focuses on Scarlett O' Hara, the daughter of a plantation owner, her pursuit of Ashley, who marries her cousin, and her subsequent romance with Rhett Butler.
While the film was extremely successful in the early 20th century, it's important to note its racist portrayal of black people and its romanticization of the plantation era, which make it problematic and controversial today.
Some viewers might still enjoy it as a product of its time, and accept that it expresses condemnable opinions they do not condone. However, it is important to be aware of its representational context and of current discussions and criticism on race, even when consuming old media that demonstrate no awareness of such issues.
Is Gone With the Wind on Netflix?
Gone With the Wind isn't on Netflix at the time of writing. However, the popular streaming platform has many other period dramas available to watch, including Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and others.
A Netflix account starts from $5.99.
Is Gone With the Wind on Hulu?
Hulu doesn't currently have Gone With the Wind in its library. Another classic novel adaptation you can find on the streaming platform is Little Women. A Hulu membership starts at as low as $6.99 per month.
Is Gone With the Wind on Disney Plus?
At the time of writing, Gone With the Wind is not on Disney+.
The current monthly price is $7.99.
Is Gone With the Wind on Amazon Prime Video?
Amazon Prime Video is one of the platforms where you can rent or buy Gone With the Wind. Pricing for rental starts from $2.69, or £1.99, following a recent discount.
Is Gone With the Wind on HBO Max?
Gone With the Wind is currently available to watch on HBO Max. This, however, was not always the case. In June 2020, the film was removed amidst the George Floyd protests, as well as an op-ed by screenwriter John Ridley, asking for the film's temporary removal.
An HBO Max spokesperson mention that they believe the film to be a product of its time, expressing opinions that were wrong then, as they are today. In general, many film historians agree that the film shouldn't be erased or censored, as watching it can offer insights on what stereotypes existed at the time, and which of them are still perpetuated today. However, the film should not be watched without awareness and education on its historical context either.
Gone With the Wind later returned to Hulu with an introduction by Jacqueline Stewart, a University of Chicago professor on Cinema Studies, with the film's multiple historical contexts analyzed.
Is Gone With the Wind on Peacock?
Gone With the Wind is not isn't available to watch on Peacock at the time of writing.
Is Gone With the Wind on Paramount Plus?
As of January 2022, Gone With the Wind is not isn't available to watch on Paramount Plus.
Is Gone With the Wind on YouTube Movies?
Yes, you can rent Gone With the Wind through YouTube, starting from around $3.50 or £2.49.