- Most libraries will let you borrow films for free (or for a small fee). A great resource is La Grande Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec where you can borrow a wide selection of films for free, reserve them if they’re out, or request that they order them.
- You can also borrow films from friends, family, and co-workers.
- Your local video store can be a great resource to rent movies: Vidéotron, Blockbuster, etc.
- There exists various snail mail rental services, which have the advantage of having a very large back catalogue, but you can’t always control which movies you will receive: Cinemail, Zip, etc.
- You can rent movies to download on your computer from places like: iTunes, Netflix, etc.
- If you own a PS3 or Xbox360, both consoles have an online video store.
- You can watch a lot of old classics or foreign films for free (or a small fee) on the MUBI website.
- Montreal has lots of great second hand music/movie shops: Cheap Thrills, L’Échange, L’Idée Fixe, etc.
- You can also look for used movies online on: craigslist, ebay, Amazon.ca, etc.
- Your local video store can be a great resource to purchase used movies: Vidéotron, Blockbuster, etc.
- You can buy your movies online or in store at: HMV, FutureShop, BestBuy, Amazon.ca, Métro Vidéo, etc.