Based on the short story The Greatest Gift, It's A Wonderful Life was produced and directed by Frank Capra in 1946 and was nominated for five Academy Awards. It's one of the better-known Christmas films, focusing on a frustrated businessman (James Stewart) who is contemplating suicide on Christmas Eve when he is intercepted by his guardian angel (Henry Travers) who shows him what life would be like without him in it. Here's how to watch It's A Wonderful Life online or on any mobile device.

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Buy It's A Wonderful Life on DVD

A remastered version of It's A Wonderful Life is available on Amazon with delivery in time for Christmas for £5.85 (£8.99 on Blu-ray).

Rent It's A Wonderful Life on DVD

It's A Wonderful Life is also available via DVD rental subscription service Cinema Paradiso - sign up here for a free trial.

Rent It's A Wonderful Life in digital format

You can rent a digital copy of It's A Wonderful Life for playback on your phone, tablet, PC, laptop or smart TV from just £2.49. The standard-definition movie is available from YouTube or Google Play Movies & TV for £2.49, while you can get the HD version for £3.49 from Amazon Prime.

Buy It's A Wonderful Life in digital format

Buying a digital copy can offer better value if you intend to watch the film more than once, especially when It's A Wonderful Life is available to buy from just £4.99 - that's cheaper than the DVD.

We found It's A Wonderful Life at Amazon, Google Play Movies & TVYouTube and iTunes.

Stream It's A Wonderful Life online for free

It's A Wonderful Life can be streamed for free if you subscribe to the NowTV Cinema pass. This costs £9.99 per month, but a free trial is available - sign up to NowTV here.

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