Disclaimer: Please Netflix don’t be mad at us, we love you!
If a forced quarantine is not the best opportunity to watch all the movies and TV shows that have been on your watch list for ages, we really don’t know what it is!
From the perspective of someone who has been binge watching more shows on Netflix than she would like to admit, here it is a list of 3 video on demand apps that are great alternatives to Netflix.
“What is Mubi? A streaming service? A curator? A publisher? A distributor? A cinema lover? Yes.”
Mubi arrived and stole our hearts! ❤️ This curated list of alternative/classic/great movies seem to have found the solution to the endless lists that let you spend more time searching for the right movie than actually watching it. Mubi’s team curates 30 movies and every day one movie leaves the platform and a new one enters – what better incentive to make you watch a movie than the fact of not being able to watch it anymore? Well played on the FOMO sir, well played.
How much: €9,99 a month / €95,88 a year. You can do a 7 day free trial here.
This portuguese VoD is a great option for all movie lovers out there. It has an extensive catalogue of independent films, classics and documentaries among which you can find several winners of the main film festivals of the world, as well as special catalogues. Some of the great movies you can see there include Shoplifters, Hiroshima Mon Amour, 120 battements par minute, Melancolia, Viskningar och rop, A Separation, to name a few (really the list is huge!).
How much: Unfortunately Filmin is only available in Portugal, Spain and Mexico. For the lucky ones, it costs €6,95 per month
HBO doesn’t need introductions. Home to some of the best TV shows ever produced (The Wire, Band of Brothers, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones), it has an extensive list that can keep you busy during this entire quarantine period. Some of our favorites include: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Chernobyl, Curb your Enthusiasm, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Silicon Valley, Big Little Lies and Girls.
How much: €4,99 per month and you can do a 14-days free trial.
Other options: Hulu (only available in the US; sad, we know!), Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video (still doesn’t make our eyes shine, but we have high hopes for it).