Where to watch The Substance movie? Is it streaming for free?

The Substance is a brand new horror film that premiered on 19 May 2024 at the 77th Cannes Film Festival. It got a super long standing ovation from the crowd, lasting for whole 13 minutes.

Directed and written by Coralie Fargeat, a rising French filmmaker known for her work on the revenge thriller Revenge, the movie stars Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley in the lead roles of Elisabeth and Sue.

The film is produced by Tim Brevan, Eric Fellner, and Coralie Fargeat under A Good Story and Working Title Films. Let’s look at the streaming options now!

About The Substance

The Substance is a mind-bending story about a fading celebrity named Elizabeth Sparkle, who was once a fashion diva with an attractive body. But she isn’t young anymore, and she’s feeling insecure about her looks.

That’s when she hears about a mysterious new drug called “The Substance.” This strange substance promises to make Elizabeth younger and more beautiful than ever before! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it is!

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Elizabeth takes the Substance, and bam! A younger version of herself appears, played by actress Margaret Qualley. At first, things seem great.

But soon, Elizabeth realizes there’s a dark side to this miracle drug. She has to share her life with her younger self, one week at a time! And let’s just say, things get messy.

Is The Substance on Netflix?

No, the Demi Moore film isn’t available for streaming on Netflix, but you can watch several other body horror films like Margin Call, In a Violent Nature, The Seventh Sign, Night Swim, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Cold Meat, Disclosure, etc. through the same subscription.

Where to watch The Substance?

The Substance is exclusively streaming on MUBI inside the United States and United Kingdom right now, Mubi is the only streaming platform that holds the rights to stream the movie in US and the UK. But some people are having trouble watching it because of a glitch on the website. Don’t worry, they’re working on fixing it.

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Moreover, The Substance is planning to hit the big screen in theaters next year. That means you can grab your popcorn and watch it with all your friends. It’s going to be shown in places like North America, Europe, and even Latin America.

The film’s streaming rights are under negotiation in some parts of Europe (Switzerland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Portugal, and Southeast Asia) by Match Factor while Metropolitan Filmexport has already purchased the distribution rights in France.

Who’s in the cast?

  • Demi Moore as Elisabeth Sparkle
  • Margaret Qualley as Sue
  • Dennis Quaid as Harvey
  • Hugo Diego Garcia
  • Phillip Schurer
  • Joseph Balderrama


The film has got an approval rating of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 35 reviews, with an average rating of 8.4/10 and on Metacritic, the film has scored 83 out of 100, based on 16 critic reviews. The film has almost won the highest prize award at the Cannes

Lakshya Kaushik

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