COVID-19 might have wreaked havoc on everyone’s lives, but at least you’ve finally got some time to catch up on all those Netflix shows you’ve been dying to watch, right?
But given so many people have lost their source of income, can you really justify spending money on Netflix any longer?
Don’t worry. You can enjoy the Netflix shows for free if you know where to look. So put your feet up and get ready to settle in. Here are the top Netflix videos for lockdown and where to download them for free.
1. Orange Is the New Black
Cliched, yes. But Orange Is the New Black was popular for a reason. It’s an easy watch, has a mix of engaging and funny storylines, and runs for seven full seasons.
Oh, and it’s also about someone being locked up. Plenty of parallels with the Coronavirus lockdown, we’re sure you’ll agree.
You can download Orange Is the New Black for free from Grab the Beast.
COVID-19 is scary. So, it’s only appropriate that we should include a horror movie on our list.
Hush is a horror movie directed by Mike Flanagan. Flanagan has a solid reputation for delivering high-quality horror flicks on a low budget; he also boasts Absentia, Oculus, Before I Wake, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and Doctor Sleep in his back catalog.
Flanagan fans won’t be disappointed. Hush tells the story of a deaf and mute writer who lives in a remote house in the woods. We’ll say no more.
The 2011 virus-themed film Contagion has several worrying parallels with the crisis the world faces today. You need to be thick-skinned to watch it!
Starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet, the movie earned acclaim for its scientific accuracy and fast-paced storytelling.
Contagion is available on Netflix UK and Netflix Canada, but not on Netflix US. You can download a copy for free from PSARips.
4. Stranger Things
What’s more believable, that a Demogorgon exists in a fantastical place called the Upside Down, or a human-hating virus sprung out of an unhygienic backstreet market in China to attack countries around the world?
The three seasons of Stranger Things have all won critical acclaim for their plotlines, music, 80s theming, and acting. If you want to give it a rewatch, you can download Stranger Things from Crazy4TV.
5. Tiger King
One of the hits of 2020 has been Tiger King. The crime documentary follows the life of Joe Exotic, a man who ran a rescue home for lions and tigers in Oklahoma. The most significant part of the series focuses on the feud between Exotic and animal rights campaigner, Carole Baskin.
There are seven episodes and just one season. Each episode runs for about 45 mins.
You can download all seven Tiger King episodes from Snahp.
6. The Shawshank Redemption
According to Netflix’s own data, the most-watched film of the platform during the Coronavirus lockdown has been The Shawshank Redemption.
The famous film is easy to download for free from a number of sources. Either grab a torrent, use a direct movie download site, or use a free movie addon for Kodi.
Another enjoyable film about viruses is Outbreak. Frankly, it deserves special mention for the opening line alone:
“The single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is the virus.”
The movie tells the story of the Motaba virus. The bug has a mortality rate of 100 percent, which makes you realize just how lucky we are with Coronavirus (!). Oh, and just like with COVID-19, the original whistle-blower was persecuted. Uncanny.
Download Outbreak from RapidMoviez.
Your Favorite Lockdown TV Shows and Movies
The seven shows and movies we’re recommended should keep you going for a while, but make sure you leave your tips in the comments so we can add to the list if the lockdown continues even longer.
And for more places to download TV shows, read our article on the best Usenet providers for downloading TV.