Fed up with your usual go-to? Here’s the films and TV shows you can binge

Fed up with your usual go-to? Here’s the films and TV shows you can binge

As we get further into self-isolation amid the coronavirus outbreak, finding a box set to binge is the easiest way to stave off boredom, keep the kids happy and pass the time when the days feel like theyre dragging. 
Whether youre into lighthearted entertainment, side-splitting comedy, hard-hitting documentaries or gripping true crime, theres no shortage of things to watch. 
Your first port of call may be Netflix or Amazon Prime, but if you cant find what youre looking for, dont miss out on the other streaming services offering addictive shows to watch.
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For die-hard Disney fans, 24 March marks the launch of Disney +, a new streaming service that will have an impressive library of 500 films, 350 series and 26 Disney originals available for an annual fee of £49.99.
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You can spend hours revisiting the entire Star Wars back catalogue, the Marvel franchise and The Simpsons, with enough episodes to see through to next year. 
Hayu will also ensure you get your reality TV fix, home to Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the Real Housewives series (Atlanta, Beverly Hills, New Jersey & New York) and Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to name a few. For £4.99 a month, you can watch as much trashy TV as you like.
Catch up on every episode of the Real Housewives franchise on Hayu from the comfort of your sofa (Alex Martinez/Bravo)
If youre a cinema buff with a bit of spare change, MUBI is your best bet for soaking up the cult, classic and independent movies. It also picks a “Film Of The Day” and includes filmmaker retrospectives and spotlights on film festivals like Sundance and Cannes to keep you up to speed on cultural moments in film. 
Wed recommend checking out Oldboy a violent, unpredictable neo-noir thriller from Korean director Park Chan-wook that sees the protagonist Oh Dae-su held captive for 15 years before being released, discovering his captor all while being intertwined in a web of conspiracy. For £9.99 a month (or £95.88 a year) you can access its database of 150,000 films. 
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Youll also find an abundance of critically acclaimed movies to get stuck into on the British Film Institute (BFI) Player across its library of films to rent, subscribe to watch or for free. Rentals start from £2.50 and a subscription will set you back £4.99 a month. You can even rent a body of work by a particular actor, well be glued to Tilda Swinton in We Need To Talk About Kevin. 
Curzon Home Cinema will also see to it that you dont miss out on trips to the movies with its film on-demand service which makes its titles available the same day they arrive on cinema screens. Grab some popcorn and settle into the sofa while keeping on top of the latest releases across the globe. The way it works is simple; sign up, rent a film for 48 hours sit back and enjoy. Rental prices start at 99p and go up to £11.99 for the newest releases, and every new customer can watch a film from the Welcome Collection for free, too.  
Vadim Mutagirov as The Prince and Marianela Nunez as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Royal Ballets production of ‘The Nutcracker’ (Alastair Muir)
If youre missing trips to the theatre, make do with Marquee, a streaming service for dance, opera, music, documentaries and theatre from places like The Royal Ballet Company, The Royal Shakespeare Company and Opera Zurich. Its £8.99 a month or £89.99 a year, which will certainly save you money on tickets and get you a front-row seat to shows you might have missed out on. Work your way through The Nutcracker, Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Giselle with a glass of wine in hand dressed up to the nines in your best pyjamas.
Now TV is where to head if that blockbuster series youve got on your list isnt to be be found on Netflix, with series like Game of Thrones, Stranger Things or Modern Family. Simply pick up a Now TV pass, be it entertainment, sports, cinema or kids, from £8.99 a month.
As a result of the coronavirus cancelling most sporting events, the sports passes have been temporarily postponed so perhaps steer clear for the time being to get the most of out your money. 
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Dont discount YouTube TV as a hub for entertainment, as it offers an impressive line up of films and TV shows to buy or rent. Titles include Queen Latifahs Beauty Shop, Frozen 2 and Joaquin Phoenix in the Oscar-winning Joker. Renting starts from as little as £2.49. Its blockbuster reimagined. 
However, if you love your British comedies, soaps, films and documentaries, then youll love Britbox. From Broadchurch, Whitechapel and Downtown Abbey to Gavin & Stacey, its jam-packed with dry sarcasm, witty jokes and hard-hitting dramas for £5.99 a month.
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