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Movies Online: Where and How to Watch Anything you Want

Recently cinemas have unfortunately had to remain closed due to the potential spread of the deadly coronavirus. For all of you movie buffs out there, you may be craving the feeling of sitting back in a cinema eating popcorn and destroying a Tango ice blast. Unfortunately, it does not look like this will be possible for some time now.  

This does not mean that you have to abandon your love of cinema. Though there are limitations on the films that are being released around the world until the cinemas open back up, there are still films being released every month. This means that there is a new catalog of films out there that you may not have even seen.  

A lot of you may feel discouraged to jump into these new films while you are unable to enjoy the cinema experience. But what is stopping you from watching these films at home from the comfort of your own bed?  Watching movies at home can be better in many ways. You don’t have to pay excessive cinema prices, you can eat any snack that you want and you don’t even have to get out of your pajamas.  

Even if the idea of watching a film at home seems appealing to you, you may not know where to even look. The great thing about having easy access to the internet is that you essentially have access to any film that you would want to watch, as long as you look in the right place. Here are our recommendations for sites that offer great movie selections and where you can find them. 


Netflix is one of the most famous streaming sites in the world. Every month, Netflix changes up the films that they have on the site. For some people, this feature is excellent as it means that they have constant access to fresh content. However, Netflix has the habit of deleting some of our favorite films, which can be annoying for the fans.  

Netflix has thousands of shows and movies, so you are bound to find a film that you want to settle down and watch. What makes Netflix so unique is the fact that the site often releases its own films and TV shows that are exclusive to Netflix. A number of the films and shows that they have released have been extremely successful and have had numerous sequels. The only issue with Netflix is that you have to pay a monthly subscription fee. This fee depends on the kind of account that you sign up for. Netflix has an option where you pick the number of screens you want to have access to, the more screens that you pick, the higher the price is. This usually only helps big families, so if you are just using it alone, you can expect to pay the lowest price.  


Unfortunately, not all of us are in a position where we can afford to pay for streaming sites. This is completely understandable, as this year has hit the world economically so many of us want to invest our money in the things that really matter.  

If you are one of the people who can’t afford a streaming site, you may want to look into torrenting. Though we cannot tell you everything you ever wanted to know about torrents, we can give you some tips on how to find a good torrenting site. There are plenty of chat rooms and forums online that specialize in sharing the names of their favorite torrenting sites. We understand that navigating some of these sites and trying to find the film you want can sometimes be confusing, as torrenting sites usually have several links to choose from, not all of them being great quality copies of the film.  

If you want to watch a specific film online, you simply need to search the name of the film followed by torrent. This should take you straight to a good place to be able to download or stream the film that you want to see. Many people have concerns over the danger of torrenting, but it really is nothing to worry about. The torrenting community is very supportive and they do not want anyone to download anything harmful to their computers, so they will rate the quality of the movie torrent and report any that may be carrying a virus or malware.  


If you are someone that does not mind paying for a streaming service, but you are not satisfied with the movies that Netflix has to offer, then you may want to look into Amazon Prime. Much like Netflix, Amazon Prime constantly switches up the films that they have on the site. The difference between the two is that Amazon adds to their list and does not regularly remove the films that you love.  

Amazon also has a feature where you can purchase newly released films, which would be like paying to watch a film at the cinema, only much cheaper. You can expect to pay no more than ten dollars for a film on Amazon Prime and you can even rent the film for a fraction of the price. 

If you are someone that loves watching old TV series, then you will be glad to know that Amazon owns all of the older classics that we used to love.  

Laura Hartley is a software development designer and a writer. Before joining, she used to work in the IT industry