Raising pulses and box-office profits in equal measure when it was released in 2015, Fifty Shades of Grey introduced audiences to the R-rated exploits of Anastasia Steele and cocksure entrepreneur Christian Grey. The film gives the term “lockdown” a whole new meaning, and whether self-isolating or with a significant other, you can watch Fifty Shades of Grey online now.
Fifty Shades of Grey Cheat Sheet
Released: February 2015
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eloise Mumford, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora
Run time: 2 hr 5 mins
It’s the archetypal tale: girl meets boy, boy courts girl, girl falls in love, boy presents girl with a legally-binding contract of sexual dos and don’ts. Okay, so this adaptation of E. L. James’s best-selling novel isn’t your conventional meet-cute. It’s a romantic drama with BDSM themes, charting the sexual awakening of 21-year old Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) as she tentatively navigates Christian Grey’s erotic world. From the beginning they’re drawn to each other. But where she’d like the occasional dinner date and post-coital hugs, he’s happiest utilizing an assortment of whips and other assorted sex toys.
Director Sam Taylor-Johnson gifts the novel’s fanbase with tasteful titillation, a brooding romance, and the sight of actor Jamie Dornan’s bottom. She didn’t receive an Oscar nomination, alas, but the film did become an instant hit: grossing $570 million dollars worldwide and spawning two sequels.
So, try to restrain yourself as we detail how you can watch Fifty Shades of Grey online from wherever you are in the world – including details on its two sexy sequels, too.
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Can you watch Fifty Shades of Grey on Netflix?
Yes – but not everywhere. In fact, hardly anywhere, as the first of the trilogy is available exclusively on Netflix in the UK.
Netflix subscribers in the US, Canada, Australia and beyond will have to look elsewhere for their S&M (streaming and movies) – we have more information below.
How to watch Fifty Shades of Grey online from outside your home country
If you find yourself outside your normal country of residence and try to access regional streaming services, the chances are geo-blocking restrictions will prevent that – leaving you unable to watch Fifty Shades of Grey online.
Luckily, there’s a simple solution. Downloading the best VPN will allow you to stream Fifty Shades of Grey no matter where you’re living. This essential piece of software changes your IP address so that you can stream all your favorite shows or films on demand, just as if you were watching from the comfort of your own home.
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How to watch Fifty Shades of Grey online in the US
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How to watch Fifty Shades Darker online
After the first film’s cliffhanger, audiences had to wait until 2017 to see whether Ana and Christian would reconcile their physical and emotional lives. Fifty Shades Darker explores Christian’s domineering personality as formative figures from his past emerge, determined to drive a wedge between the two leather-struck lovers. There’s more backstory and backsides in this thrilling second instalment, and you can watch Fifty Shades Darker online now through the below streaming services:
Canada – The sequel so dark it couldn’t be streamed. There’s no option to view it in Canada, either, so it’s a case of renting or purchasing a copy from services like Apple iTunes, Cineplex, Google Play and Microsoft Store.
Australia – Nothing here either in regards streaming. Though, if you think it’s worth a few dollars to see Ana and Christian again, the film is available to rent from AUS$3.99 at Microsoft Store and Apple iTunes. Prefer a repeat appointment with Mr Grey? The film can be bought for AUS$12.99 on both platforms.
How to watch Fifty Shades Freed online
The final film in the trilogy hit cinemas in 2018, just in time for Valentine’s Day. We find Ana and Christian, having tied the knot, living in a sun-kissed fog of luxury, passionate sex, and marital bliss. Their newfound stability, however, is threatened by Ana’s vengeful ex-boss Jack Hyde, and the revelation that Ana is pregnant. Will the Grey’s live happily ever after? You can find out for yourself and watch Fifty Shades Freed online through the below streaming services:
US – Amazon Channel Cinemax through Amazon Prime Video will allow you to watch Fifty Shades Freed…for free…with its 7-day trial, although you’ll need to first subscribe to Amazon Prime’s 30-Day Free Trial. It’s also available to rent and buy through Amazon Video, Apple iTunes, Fandango Now, YouTube and many other services.