How to Watch ‘Napoleon’: When Is Ridley Scott’s Historical Epic Streaming?

Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix stars as legendary French general Napoleon Bonaparte


Two years after “The Last Duel,” Ridley Scott is back with another historical war epic, “Napoleon.” This time, he turned his attention to the larger-than-life figure of Napoleon Bonaparte, re-teaming with “Gladiator” star Joaquin Phoenix, who plays the fascinating French general.

The film has earned mixed reviews, and drawn criticism for its lack of historical accuracy, so if you want to get in on the debate, here’s where to watch “Napoleon” right now.

Is ‘Napoleon’ still playing in theaters?

The Apple-produced film debuted exclusively in U.S. and U.K. theaters on Nov. 22 and has since largely moved out of theaters, but you might still be able to find some screenings near you, depending on where you live.

Are there ‘Napoleon’ showtimes near you?

You can check to see if there are still showtimes and screening options near you in the links below.

When is ‘Napoleon’ streaming?

At last, nearly 3 months after “Napoleon” first hit theaters, Apple announced the streaming release date: “Napoleon” will make its global streaming debut on Apple TV+ on March 1, 2024.

Is “Napoleon” available to rent or purchase?

Yes, you can rent or purchase “Napoleon” on Digital through most major providers, including Prime Video, YouTube and of course, AppleTV. However, Apple has not announced any plans for a physical media release on Blu-ray or DVD at this date.

What is ‘Napoleon’ about?

Per the studio synopsis: “‘Napoleon’ is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar®-winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.”

What is ‘Napoleon’ rated R for?

“Napoleon” is rated R by the Motion Pictures Association for “strong violence, some grisly images, sexual content and brief language.”


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