Five must-see films you can stream online for free

Five must-see films you can stream online for free

Words by Sarah Ghassali

Grab the popcorn.

If you’ve found yourself binge-watching films while stuck in self-isolation and are running out of things to watch, we’ve got you covered with another list of five amazing films that you might have missed. The best part? They’re all easily accessible (and completely free to watch). So, what are you waiting for?

Colossal (2016)

Anne Hathaway’s noteworthy performance leads this 2016 independent comedic drama, which unfortunately flew past many people’s radars upon its release. Hathaway plays Gloria, an unemployed, lost soul who moves back to her hometown, just as a giant creature emerges in Seoul, stomping its way throughout the city. Gloria soon starts to feel an ominous sense of connection to a monster on the other side of the planet. It’s a weird and wacky story, but it takes you right into Gloria’s world, and somehow, that’s exactly what we all need right now.

Colossal is available to stream through Kanopy.

Mustang (2015)

The world of foreign film is wide and inviting, especially in Ergüven’s Mustang, a Turkish film following the adolescent years of five sisters in a tight-knit village in the North. Featuring beautiful Turkish scenery and a perfect cast lead by the talent of five young girls, it is truly a story of authenticity. Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven frames her narrative as a set of seemingly past memories that defy all cultural and linguistic barriers, leaving us feeling like we were a part of the girls’ journeys, right there beside them.

Mustang is available to stream through Kanopy or SBS on Demand.

What Happened To Monday? (2017)

This 2017 thriller will for sure keep you on the edge of your seat. Following seven completely identical sisters in a dystopian society upholding a strict one-child policy, they must each take turns leaving the house, rotating every day of the week, according to their names, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday… An excruciatingly exciting watch, you’re left rooting for each sister to make it in and out safely without getting caught.

What Happened To Monday? Is available to stream through Kanopy or SBS on Demand

Wendy and Lucy (2008)

An astonishing one-woman performance from Michelle Williams (if you don’t count her beautiful doggo, Lucy) Wendy and Lucy depicts troubles we face every day on the big screen. Worlds away from the extravagance and entertaining tropes that are typical in cinema, the film reflects its viewers through fragmented characters telling a raw, hard-edged story on bare-bones, with no artifice or romantic twists. It tells the story of life’s mundane moments, just as they are – broken down cars, lost pets, running low on cash. It’s authentic storytelling and it works.

Wendy and Lucy is available to stream through SBS on Demand

Carol (2016)

A critically acclaimed romantic film set in the 1950s, Carol shines with its stellar cast, costuming and score. Based on the book The Price of Salt, it follows the life of Carol, a mysterious, kindhearted woman trapped in a loveless marriage, when her life is forever changed when she meets a quiet department store clerk, Therese. The three fantastic women who lead this narrative, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Sarah Paulson, deliver a memorable LGBTQIA+ love story that flourishes despite all obstacles.

Carol is available to stream through SBS on Demand

If you missed our first list of films to stream online for free, you can find it here

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