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FREE Movies and TV to Watch While Your Movement Is Restricted [Updated]

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As the “Restriction of Movement Order (RMO)” continues in Malaysia we’re all appreciative of ways to save money until the whole thing blows over. To help, we’ve pulled together a list of FREE movies, some classic movies and TV shows you can watch online! All you need is an Internet connection and a screen. Yes, you can watch all of the following for no money down* AND we’ve verified that each and every video works in Malaysia. No VPNs or subscriptions required! Keep an eye on the list, as we’ll keep updating it over time.

This list was last updated on Monday, the 6th of April, 2020.

* Internet connection required. Side effects may include entertainment. Safety not guaranteed.  


Bubba Ho-Tep is the film that dares to ask: “How does an ancient Egyptian wind up in an East Texas rest home, and why is he writing on the shit-house walls, man?” Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell fights ancient evil once more in the slightly less energetic form of a geriatric Elvis, one who didn’t die in 1977 but who swapped his life with an Elvis impersonator, Sebastian Haff many years before. It was Haff that died on the toilet, not Elvis, who now teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis) an African American man who claims to be John F Kennedy who’s had his skin dyed, to fight off an Egyptian mummy in cowboy boots who’s been preying on the residents of their convalescence home. Not quite as laugh out loud funny, or scary, as the Evil Dead films, Bubba Ho-Tep is worth a watch just for Campbell’s performance as “The King” and a heartfelt look at some old timer’s rediscovering their lust for life, in their twilight years.

There can be only one! Or, in the case of the Highlander series, there should be only one! (I’ve not see much of the TV series so I’ll let that slide… FOR NOW). The tale of ageless immortals, sword-fighting from the Scottish highlands in the middle ages to the mean streets of modern day New York, they compete for the honour of winning “the prize”. Featuring a French Scotsman (Christopher Lambert), a Scottish Spaniard/Egyptian/whatever (Sean Connery), and the first of many, many iconic roles for Clancy Brown as Lambert’s nemesis The Kurgen. Highlander reveals a whole new world behind our own, all accompanied by a kick-ass soundtrack by Queen. An 80s classic.  

From a genuine 80s classic to a “faked” one, or rather, a loving homage to all things that were great about the 80s. Head bands, Nintendo Power Gloves, martial arts movies with clear bad guys, killer arcade machines, awesome hair cuts, and high tops. At just 30 minutes, this 2015 Kickstarter project doesn’t overstay its welcome as Kung Fury high kicks his way through time to stop the “Kung Führer” himself, Adolf Hitler.

If you missed the Kickstarter sensation on its initial Youtube release it’s still worth a few laughs.

It seems like every few years a South Korean movie comes out and blows everyone away, and we all act like it’s some sort of surprise? Before Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite (also available to purchase on VIU) came along, it was Yeon Sang-ho’s Train to Busan that shook things up. It reminded everyone that there was still plenty of “life” in the zombie genre, and there’s far more to the film than just setting the action on a train. It might not seem like the best idea to watch movies about nightmare contagious diseases at the moment, but at least with this you get some satisfaction watching Seok-woo (Yoo Gong) and the other passengers beating the virus into submission.  

In case you missed us talking about Wolfcop on our most recent Goggler podcast, like Kung Fury, it is a loving homage to the type of movie they just don’t make anymore. In this case, high concept 80s movies like Robocop. Played slightly more seriously than Kung Fury, the story of a dumb-ass, alcoholic cop, who ends up becoming a werewolf has, based upon that title, a decent, surprising plot with plenty of surprises, some fantastic special effects, and a great central performance from Leo Fafard as Lou Garou.

Actually enjoyable. Not just ironically enjoyable.

Classic Movies

The image of Harold Lloyd, in his straw boater and spectacles, dangling off a clock face high above a busy New York street, is one of the most iconic in cinema history. We’ve all seen the clips (usually shown at film events like the Oscars), but how many of you have actually watched the full film Safety Last? Despite being made in 1923, the film leading up to that impressive stunt still remains pretty funny and enjoyable. Opening with rapid fire sight gags and the escapades of The Boy (Lloyd) trying to make his way in the big city, the movie features pacing and a sense of humour that belies its age. There are genuine shocks and laughs to be had throughout, and little kids should love this and other Lloyd classics. (I know I did, when I first encountered them as a child).

Check out the Silentlocations.com blog if you’d like to know how they achieved the centrepiece stunt. Note: It WASN’T filmed in front of a giant screen.

They’re coming to get you Barbara! George Romero’s classic, zombie movie from 1968, is the original zombie horror, without which we wouldn’t have zombies as we know them today (even though they’re called “ghouls” in this film). Romero went on to evolve the genre himself with Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, but if you can get over the  “the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles” to watch Parasite, then you should have no problems with the glorious black and white of this classic horror.

F. W. Murnau’s unauthorised adaptation of Dracula may not be the first adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic horror, but despite orders for all prints of Nosferatu to be destroyed after the film studio lost a copyright infringement case with the Stoker estate, it nonetheless managed to survive and seep into popular culture. With Nosferatu style vampires popping up as recently as Petyr in What We Do in the Shadows and even a whole “Nosferatu clan” in the short lived TV show Kindred: The Embraced. At almost 100-years-old it doesn’t quite stand up as a horror film, a fact not helped by Gustav von Wangenheim’s weirdly  upbeat performance as Jonathan Harke… I mean Thomas Hutter, but it’s worth a watch for Max Schreck’s creepy Count Orlok and Greta Schröder as incredibly goth Mina… I mean Ellen (she likes to hang out at a beach, a beach COVERED In CROSSES!).

Pairs well with 2000’s Shadow Of A Vampire, a film that supposes Max Shreck (portrayed by Willem Dafoe) was an actual vampire.


2 Seasons

Look, I don’t know what else to tell you. Spaced is the greatest sitcom of all time. This often surreal, delightfully absurd sitcom about the denizens of 23 Meteor Street and their misadventures clubbing, dealing with breakups, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy, is like the anti-Friends. Created by Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes (née Stevenson), and director Edgar Wright, it manages to capture the turn-of-the-millennium twenty-something life like nothing else. It’s the show’s abiding love of Star Wars (OT only), video games, comics, and classic horror & sci-fi films however that made it stick out. It loved all these things without being pandering and treated them with the same love (and mockery) as it did theatre nerds, catering students, and remote controlled robot battles. The fact that I was twenty-something at the time it was on air might have something to do with my abiding love of it.

2 seasons

You may think that a medical show, even a comedy medical show, might be the worst thing to watch right now, but there is very little medicine going on in this UK sitcom from 2000-2004. Just like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the location is just a set up for the humour and the odd interpersonal relationships of the staff of the East Hampton Hospital. Don’t worry, your Internet isn’t on the fritz! Those weird sections where the show is sped up or slowed down are part of the original broadcast. It’s all part of the baffling world that starred Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Mark Heap, and Missy herself, Michelle Gomez, in a terrifying (and funny) performance as a Scottish staff liaison officer. Also keep an eye out for future Oscar winner Olivia Coleman!

The sense of humour might not be for everyone, but it should perplex you into forgetting about the current state of the world for a few hours.

3 seasons.

Rarely does a sitcom come along that so perfectly suits captures the stand-up of it’s comedian cast as Black Books. Dylan Moran’s thoughtful yet drunken shtick is the perfect fit for irascible book ship owner Bernard Black. He only owns a bookshop (remember those?) so he has somewhere to read, and drink, and smoke in peace. Bill Bailey, as Barnard’s accidental assistant, is the optimistic cheese to Bernard’s hard pessimistic chalk. Throw in Tamsin Greig (again) to mix things up and hilarity frequently ensues.

Irish Film lover lost in Malaysia. Co-host of Malaysia's longest running podcast (movie related or otherwise ) McYapandFries and frequent cryer in movies. Ask me about "The Ice Pirates"

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