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New Netflix rival Tubi is streaming films you can’t see anywhere else in the UK for free-Tori Brazier-Entertainment – Metro

Step this way for 20,000 free movies and TV episodes.

New Netflix rival Tubi is streaming films you can’t see anywhere else in the UK for free-Tori Brazier-Entertainment – Metro

Want to watch more movies for free without another streaming subscription? Your prayers have been answered (Picture: David Tarling)

A new streaming service has been launched in the UK to rival the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer, with more than 20,000 films and TV episodes already available – for free.

Tubi, which has an ad-supported model, is owned by Robert Murdoch’s Fox Corporation in the US, but as of today is making its cinematic and televisual wares available to watch over here.

From Tuesday, British viewers will have access to Tubi’s website,, which is offering movies including the full Twilight saga, Happy Gilmore, 2018’s version of Robin Hood with Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx and Kill Bill: Vol 1 and 2.

Even better, all of these movies are not behind a paywall and totally free to watch –a far cry from the hefty cost of renting or buying them digitally.

What’s more, it might be one of the easiest ways to watch a film or TV show online as you’re not even required to sign up for an account to see something on Tubi.

You can simply scroll through the titles, divided into genres such as comedy, family movies, sci-fi and fantasy, horror and romance, and click play on anything that catches your eye.

Tubi has launched in the UK, offering over 20,000 films and TV episodes to British viewers for free (Picture: Andrew Cooper/A Band Apart/Miramax/Kobal/Rex/Shutterstock)

Films on the platform include Adam Sandler comedy Happy Gilmore and Quentin Tarantino classics like Kill Bill – usually stuck behind paywalls (Picture: Universal/Everett/Rex/Shutterstock)

The new streaming service pulls content from several different major studios, including Disney, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Entertainment and NBCUniversal.

UK viewers also have access to Tubi’s own originals, which currently include shark attack film Blind Waters, reality show House of Heat and several Vice News documentaries.

Other notable titles available on Tubi are popular Gerard Butler thriller Olympus Has Fallen, serial killer horror Candyman, Slow West starring Michael Fassbender and another Quentin Tarantino classic: Jackie Brown.

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Free service Tubi, which is supported by ads, even lets you press play on films like Olympus Has Fallen without an account (Picture: Millennium Films/Kobal/Rex/Shutterstock)

You can also watch Sofia Coppola’s 2017 version of The Beguiled with Nicole Kidman, or Christian Bale and Margot Robbie in the star-studded cast of period comedy thriller Amsterdam from 2022.

And rom-com fans fear not, for a little digging has uncovered gems including Wimbledon, Love & Other Drugs and (in the so bad it’s good category) Leap Year! There are campy cult favourites and stone cold classics too in the form of Cruel Intentions and seminal screwball comedy My Man Godfrey.

British TV shows that have episodes on the platform currently include Location, Location, Location and The Secret History of the British Garden, as well as Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds and Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking.    

10 of the best films available to watch now on Tubi

In no particular order, here are 10 of the movies we think are worth your time (and zero pennies) watching on Tubi:

Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2
Cruel Intentions
Slow West
Moonrise Kingdom
Happy Gilmore
Olympus Has Fallen
The Beguiled (2017)
Twilight (and its sequels, should you so wish)

Horror fans are well catered to with the likes of Child Play 2 and Candyman, as well as many other genres (Picture: Alamy Stock Photo)

Yu-Gi-Oh! features in its anime section, while there’s also Bollywood and Nollywood movies and sections for Black Cinema and K-Drama.

According to Fox’s own claims on behalf of Tubi, the platform has 80,000,000 active users and ties for total viewing time in the US with Disney Plus.

Tubi is also vowing to remain committed to ‘a 100% free ad-supported model’, so it remains to be seen what other films and TV shows we could be given free access to in the future.

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