How to watch ‘Parasite’ right now

Do you have a friend that just can’t grasp the concept of “late capitalism?” For those who simply can’t read Marx, there’s Korean black comedy thriller Parasite. The Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Language Film is a fantastic encapsulation of the world it’s wrought. Sure, its message may go over the head of the uber-wealthy, but even they can’t deny its greatness.


This South Korean tale tells a story of class struggle that’s far more Get Out than Downton Abbey. It seems the struggling Kim family finally caught a lucky break after depending on low-wage gigs to eke out a living in a squalid basement apartment. Using some artful subterfuge, they’ve all managed to find employment working for the wealthy Park family. The relationship between the two clans starts off symbiotic but quickly devolves into a blood-soaked class struggle. It’s classic Bong Joon-ho (Okja, Snowpiercer) social commentary at its finest.

Here’s everything you need to know to rent or buy Parasite.

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Parasite cast

  • Song Kang-ho as Kim Ki-taek
  • Chang Hyae-jin [ko] as Kim Chung-sook
  • Park So-dam as Kim Ki-jeong
  • Choi Woo-shik as Kim Ki-woo
  • Lee Sun-kyun as Park Dong-ik
  • Cho Yeo-jeong as Park Yeon-gyo
  • Jeong Ji-so as Park Da-hye
  • Jung Hyeon-jun as Park Da-song
  • Lee Jung-eun as Gook Moon-gwang
  • Park Myung-hoon [ko] as Geun-sae
  • Park Geun-rok as Yoon, the chauffeur
  • Jung Yi-seo as the pizzeria manager
  • Park Seo-joon as Min-hyuk

How to watch Parasite

The following are a few venues where you can rent or buy Parasite

1) Amazon Prime Video

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  • Cost: $14.99 
  • Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Apple TVGoogle TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield TV, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii

The online retail giant is also one of the premier destinations for online streaming. This is the easiest way to watch Parasite, no question. If you already have an Amazon account, buying in either HD or 4K will take seconds, and you can watch it anywhere you stream Amazon Video, from Amazon Fire Stick to Roku.


2) FandangoNOW

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  • Cost: $14.99
  • Devices: Samsung Smart TVs, internet browsers, iPad, iOS devices, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Android, Visio Smart TVs

Fandango and movies go hand in hand, and not just when it comes to buying tickets online. Plenty of hits and classics are available in the FandangoNOW library, along with full seasons of your favorite shows. Parasite is available on FandangoNOW in multiple formats. If you join Fandango VIP, you can rack up points to spend across Fandango and FandangoNOW.



3) Vudu

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  • Cost: $14.99
  • Devices: Samsung Smart TVs, Internet Browsers, iPad, iOS, Roku, Xbox One, Chromecast, Android, Vizio Smart TVs, PlayStation

Vudu is a no-fuss way to rent movies online if you don’t want to bother signing up for anything. There’s a massive library of high-quality video content, including 4K movies. There are even piles of movies you can watch free as long as you sit through a few ads. Parasite is available to buy right now, in SD, HDX, and UHD. You’ll have to wait a little longer if you want to rent it.


4) Google Play

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  • Cost: $14.99

Google Play links to your Google account and media can be accessed from any Google Play-enabled device.


5) iTunes

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  • Cost: $14.99

If you happen to prefer streaming on iOS devices, buying Parasite on iTunes is your best bet.


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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.