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Best Movies to Stream on BBC iPlayer Right Now

The BBC iPlayer in Australia and other countries is a great resource for movie fans. But you have to use a geo-restriction circumventing tool like VPN to access it outside the UK. 

Once known as the iPlayer, the service has been around since 2007 and is used by millions worldwide.

Also, there are thousands of titles available on BBC iPlayer, which means you’ll never run out of options to watch. With this list of the 9 best movies to watch on BBC iPlayer, you have no excuse not to sit down on the couch and tune in!

The Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The Night of the Living Dead is a classic black and white zombie movie directed by George A Romero. Moreover, it stars Duane Jones as Ben, Judith O’Dea as Barbra, and Karl Hardman as Harry Cooper.

The zombie movie was one of the first films shown on British television in January 1968. In addition to this, it was also broadcasted by BBC during its ‘Film 64’ season.  

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Ratings on IMDB: 7.9/10

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist is one of the most gripping and terrifying horror movies ever made to air on BBC iPlayer. Moreover, this horror film is a masterpiece in storytelling, directing, and acting.

William Friedkin directed this horror film about an exorcism on a 12-year-old girl. Likewise, the classic tale of demonic possession was based on William Peter Blatty’s best-seller novel of the same name.

Genre: Horror

IMDB: 8.0/10

A Simple Plan (1998)

A Simple Plan, written and directed by Sam Raimi, is an American neo-noir thriller film. Also, it stars Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, and Brent Briscoe as the main characters.

The movie is a film based on the novel, with the same name by Scott Smith. The plot centers on brothers Hank (Paxton) and Jacob (Briscoe), who discover a crashed plane containing $4.4 million in cash.

Interestingly, a man forced to make an unthinkable choice after a plane crash in the woods leaves him with two choices: survival or morality.

Genre: Crime, Thriller

IMDB: 7.5/10

The Babadook (2014)

Babadook is a well-known Australian thriller horror movie. Moreover, each year in Australia, the film wins over the critics, becoming one of the best horror movies in history.

Reviewed on BBC iPlayer as a psychological thriller and horror film, The Babadook was released unexpectedly. However, most fans praise the film for its originality and excellent cinematography despite its sudden appearance.

Genre: Horror

IMDB: 6.8/10

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

The BBC’s first-ever adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd has been given a cinematic release in UK cinemas. Likewise, the three-part mini-series stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, and Tom Sturridge.

The latest adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic tale is a visually stunning piece of cinema that promises to stay with you long after the credits have rolled.  Moreover, the movie has a very sensitive theme because Hardy’s writing style moves the readers deeply.

Genre: Romance

IMDB: 7.1/10

Free State of Jones (2016)

The Free State of Jones is an American historical drama film directed by Gary Ross and written by Ross, Matt Wall, and John Ridley. To this end, the film also stars Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Mahershala Ali.

Moreover, the film is a big-budget, large-scale movie project on a true Newton Knight. The Independent newspaper has called it ‘the most important film of 2016’.  

Also, the movie is available to watch online now via BBC iPlayer for some war drama this weekend with your family.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Adventure

IMDB: 6.9/10

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Minding the Gap (2018)

Minding the Gap released by BBC Three, is a powerfully inspiring documentary. The filmmaker, Bing Liu, follows the lives of three young men in Chicago. Initially, the movie focuses on trying to escape their violent neighborhood through skateboarding.

The film immediately became very popular. For a reason because Minding the Gap has something that most other documentaries don’t have: the original soundtrack by the famous punk rapper Fetty Wap.

Later, it also became one of the most-watched documentaries in the UK over the last 12 months.

Genre: Drama, Adventure

IMDB: 8.1/10

The Australian Dream (2019)

The Australian Dream is a documentary that tells the story of British immigrants who moved to Australia in the 1950s. Daniel Gordon directed this movie about his life as an immigrant in that country.

However, the documentary makes you wonder how your life would be different if you made a different choice. Either when you were younger—or even if you didn’t move at all.

Also, the movie is currently available on BBC iPlayer in the UK. So if you’re outside of the UK, you can still watch this movie.