How to Watch Carrie Fisher's and Debbie Reynolds' Classic Movie Roles
The first six 'Star Wars' films, 'Singin' in the Rain,' 'When Harry Met Sally' and other classics are all available to stream or purchase online.
Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher may have shot to fame in the days before streaming made it easy to access a wide array of films online, but many of their starring roles are now available to view over the internet.
Fans wishing to pay tribute to the actresses will be able to find most of their classic performances via a mix of iTunes, Amazon Video, Netflix and HBO.
Fisher, who died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy but also found success in When Harry Met Sally and as a writer of Wishful Drinking, a book turned into a one-woman play starring Fisher, and Postcards From the Edge, a Mike Nichols-directed film based on Fisher's semi-autobiographical novel.
Reynolds, who died one day after her daughter on Wednesday, broke out as Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain in which she starred opposite Gene Kelly. She was later nominated for an Oscar for her role in 1964's The Unsinkable Molly Brown and then charmed children as the voice of the spider Charlotte in the 1973 animated film Charlotte's Web. In more recent years, she played the mother of Debra Messing's Grace in the TV sitcom Will & Grace.
Here is a guide on how to watch some of these classic performances.
HBO Go and HBO Now offer to subscribers for streaming this animated classic in which Henry Gibson voices Wilbur to Reynolds' Charlotte. It can also be rented ($4) or purchased ($13) on iTunes and Google Play and purchased ($13) on Amazon Video.
Postcards From the Edge
This adaptation of Fisher's novel, starring Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine and Dennis Quaid, is streaming on Starz and can be rented ($4) or purchased ($13) on iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play.
Singin' in the Rain
The musical comedy about the move from silent films to "talkies" and starring Reynolds and Kelly is not available to stream online. It can be found for rental ($4) and purchase (starting at $13) on iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play.
Star Wars: Episodes III-VI
The films in which Fisher became a fan favorite as Princess Leia are unavailable on subscription streaming services. But TNT is streaming them via its app for cable subscribers through Dec. 31. The films can also be purchased online through iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play for about $15 a movie. All six Star Wars films — Episode I through Episode VI — are also available for a bundled download starting at $65.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Fisher reprised her role as Leia after more than 20 years in this new installment of the Star Wars story, which is available for both cable and streaming subscribers on the Starz app. Like the other Star Wars films, it can be purchased on services such as iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Reynolds' 1964 musical about a woman who survived the sinking of the Titanic is not available on streaming services. It can be rented ($3) or purcahsed ($10) on iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play.
When Harry Met Sally
The Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal romantic comedy in which Fisher co-stars as the best friend is streaming on Hulu, which offers subscriptions starting at $8 a month. It can also be rented on iTunes and Amazon Video for $4 or purchased for $8. Google Play offers it for purchase for $10.
Will & Grace
Like many TV shows that aired just before the advent of streaming, this Debra Messing and Eric McCormack sitcom is not widely available online. DirecTV does offer season six and part of season seven, in which Reynolds appears as Grace's mother, for streaming to subscribers. Logo is airing a marathon of the series Friday, Dec. 30, from 5 p.m. to midnight and Saturday, Dec. 31, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In 2010, HBO released a documentary of the stage show in which Fisher performs a one-woman show based on her book. It continues to make it available online via its HBO Go and HBO Now apps. It is also available for purchase on iTunes for $13 or Amazon Video and Google Play for $10.