How to watch I Am Ruth – is the Kate Winslet movie streaming?

Daisy Phillipson
Kate Winslet in I Am Ruth

I Am Ruth, the drama movie starring Kate Winslet, is the talk of the town after earning not one, but two BAFTA TV awards – so, here’s how to watch it and if it’s available on streaming. 

The 2023 BAFTA TV awards saw stars descend upon London on Sunday evening for a celebration of the past year in British TV. 

And it turned out to be a resounding success for I Am Ruth, the latest entry to the I Am… series, which is a compilation of standalone dramas centered around the stories of women and their perspectives on life. 

Avatar 2 star Kate Winslet gave a stunning performance, as did her real-life daughter Mia Threapleton, who appears in the British film as her on-screen daughter too. Following its BAFTAs success, you might be wondering how to watch I Am Ruth, and if it’s streaming in the US. 

How to watch I Am Ruth – is it streaming?

Yes, I Am Ruth is available to stream on the Channel 4 website after dropping on December 8, 2022. 

Although Channel 4 is a British broadcaster, there are two ways in which to stream its shows outside of the UK: download the Beebs Chrome extension or use a VPN. 

The great news is that the network’s content is free if you watch it with ads, so there are no subscription fees if you’re happy to deal with a few breaks in between. 

Alternatively, you can go ad-free for £3.99 ($4.98) per month or £39.99 ($49.92) annually. 

What is I Am Ruth about?

If you’re wondering what the Kate Winslet and Mia Threapleton starring two-hour feature is about, here’s the official description for I Am Ruth: 

“The fictional storyline for I Am Ruth was developed and co-authored by Dominic Savage and Kate Winslet, who together have conceived a story for our times about the endemic mental health crisis affecting young people.

“The film offers an honest and authentic portrayal of a mother and daughter’s increasingly strained relationship. 

“Winslet stars as Ruth, a loving and concerned mother who witnesses her teenage daughter Freya (Mia Threapleton) retreating into herself as she becomes more and more consumed by the pressures of social media.”

I Am Ruth and the other I Am… movies are available to stream on Channel 4 now. And you can check out our other TV and movie hubs below: 

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About The Author

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