How to watch Beau is Afraid – is it streaming?

Daisy Phillipson
Joaquin Phoenix in Beau is Afraid

Beau is Afraid, Ari Aster’s mind-bending new movie, is in theaters now, but is it streaming? Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch it and if it’s available online.

Beau is afraid, which places Joaquin Phoenix front and center, is the latest entry from Hereditary and Midsommar auteur Ari Aster. It’s also co-produced and distributed by the cool club production company A24, making it many film-lovers’ most anticipated flick of 2023.

Though the filmmaker has proven to be one of the most, if not the most exciting horror directors of the past decade, his new project is a departure from the genre. Instead, Beau is Afraid is a surreal dark comedy that’s bound to be unlike anything you’ve seen before, as per the official logline: “A paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother in this bold and ingeniously depraved new film from writer/director Ari Aster.”

While Beau is Afraid is still enjoying its theatrical run in the US, and is dropping in the UK on May 19, people might be wondering how to watch it and if it’s streaming. We’ve got all the answers for you.  

Is Beau is Afraid streaming?

No, Beau is Afraid isn’t streaming right now. It is exclusively available in cinemas after its wide theatrical release on April 21, 2023. 

Since A24 is set to share a digital release date, we can only speculate as to when it may be available to watch at home. 

Looking at Aster’s previous movies, both of which were also backed by A24, Hereditary had a wide theatrical release on June 8, 2018, while it became available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video and other platforms on August 21, 2018. 

Meanwhile, the director’s cut of Midsommar dropped in cinemas on August 30, 2019, before streaming on September 24, 2019. 

Aside from Aster’s projects, A24’s Oscar-winning hits Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Whale had a wide theatrical release on April 8, 2022, and December 21, 2022, respectively. 

The Michelle Yeoh-starring movie became available for streaming on June 7, 2022, while the Brendan Fraser-led drama didn’t come out until March 14, 2023. 

If you put all of these together, this averages out to just under two months – but it’s likely set to follow Aster’s previous flicks, meaning the wait might not be quite so long. We’ll be sure to keep you posted when updates roll in. 

How can I watch Beau is Afraid?

Beau is Afraid is available to watch in theaters across the US now. Below are a number of sites you can use to find tickets and showtimes: 

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Daisy is a Senior TV and Movies Writer at Dexerto. She's a lover of all things macabre, whether that be horror, crime, psychological thrillers or all of the above. After graduating with a Masters in Magazine Journalism, she's gone on to write for Digital Spy, LADbible and Little White Lies. You can contact her on