No Country for Old Men is an excellent movie, and has one of the best portrayals of a psychopathic killer (the hitman Anton Chigurh, played by Javier Bardem). Obviously, the first thought that comes to mind when you hear of a movie like this is if it’s available on Netflix or not.
Well, it is, but there’s a problem – you can only watch No Country for Old Men in a few countries. To find out which ones, you should use StreamCatcher. It’s an online tool from ProPrivacy that tells you where Netflix titles are available. It receives regular updates as movies and shows become available in new countries or stop being available in others.
According to StreamCatcher, right now, you can only watch No Country for Old Men in:
- The Czech Republic
- The UK
If you want to learn why, and find out how to unblock this great movie worldwide, keep reading. We’ll tell you everything you need to know.
Why Isn’t No Country for Old Men Available Worldwide on Netflix?
Because Netflix doesn’t have global licensing rights for it. They don’t own the movie, so they need to license it from the copyright holder. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to get global rights.
We can’t say for sure, but we can take a few wild guesses:
- The copyright holder might have sold the licensing rights for other countries to other streaming sites and TV networks.
- For whatever reason, the copyright holder wasn’t selling the global rights.
- Netflix used data mining to determine whether or not buying global rights for this movie would be a smart investment. Their analytics probably showed them that only people in seven countries where the movie is available would be interested in it. Since licensed content is a huge expense for Netflix, they couldn’t afford to just buy global rights in this case.
How to Unblock No Country for Old Men on Netflix (Easiest Method)
While Netflix’s reasons for geo-blocking this movie might make sense, that doesn’t mean you have to be okay with them. It’s okay to feel angry and frustrated for not being able to watch this movie like other people can (who pay for Netflix just like you, by the way).
Don’t worry – we’ll show you a very simple way to unblock No Country for Old Men on Netflix right now: just use a VPN! It’s an online service that hides your IP from Netflix, thus stopping the site from seeing what country you are from.
Instead, Netflix will only see the VPN’s IP address. As long as it’s from one of the seven countries where the movie is available, the site will let you watch it.
Just keep in mind not all VPNs are able to unblock Netflix. To avoid seeing the dreaded Netflix proxy error, you need to use a VPN that regularly refreshes its IPs. That’s the only way it can stay under Netflix’s radar.
According to our tests, ExpressVPN seems to be the best option. They offer a large server network, smooth speeds, unmetered data, and very user-friendly apps. Plus, we never had a problem unblocking content on Netflix with ExpressVPN. We were able to watch the whole No Country for Old Men movie without any issues.
How to Use a VPN to Watch No Country for Old Men on Netflix
It’s really simple – just follow these five steps:
- Subscribe to a VPN. We recommend using ExpressVPN. If you’d like to try an alternative, use StreamCatcher to find one.
- Download the right app for your device.
- Install and run the app.
- Use the VPN app to connect to a server in the UK, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, India, Japan, or Switzerland.
- Log into your Netflix account, look up the movie, and start watching it.
And that’s it. Yes, unblocking No Country for Old Men (and any other movies or shows) on Netflix with a VPN is really that simple!
How to Optimize Your VPN Speeds When You Unblock No Country for Old Men
VPNs can slow down your speeds, which can be annoying. While Netflix doesn’t require very high speeds to enjoy SD (3 Mbps) and HD (5 Mbps) quality, you’ll need at least 25 Mbps if you want to watch the movie in Ultra HD quality (who doesn’t, really?).
If your VPN speeds are having trouble reaching those minimum speeds, here’s what you can do to improve them:
Use a Nearby Server
The further you are from the server, the more it takes data packets to travel between it and your device. Due to that, you get slower speeds.
So when you unblock No Country for Old Men, use a server that’s close to your country. If you’re on the East Coast, use a UK server. If you’re on the West Coast or in Asia, use a Japanese or Indian server. And if you’re in Europe, use a Swiss, Hungarian, Italian, or British server (depending on where you are).
Use Lightweight Protocols
OpenVPN is an excellent protocol, but it can sometimes tank your speeds. You can use it over UDP to make it faster, but it’s much better to just use a faster protocol. We recommend any of the following:
Use Split Tunneling
This feature forces the VPN to only encrypt traffic you allow. So you can configure it to only route data from the Netflix app or the browser you use to watch Netflix.
That way, there’s less data to encrypt and decrypt, meaning you’ll get smoother speeds.
No Country for Old Men is available on Netflix, but only in seven countries: the UK, the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Italy, Switzerland, and Japan (for now). To watch it, you’ll need to use a VPN server in one of those countries.
Which VPNs did you use to watch this movie? How well did they work out for you? Do you know other Netflix unblocking methods?
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