Ex Machina movie
IMDB Score
7.7 / 10
Netflix Score
3.7 / 5
Released
2015
Runtime
108 min
Rated
graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence
Directed by
Alex Garland

Ex Machina

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Ex Machina movie

About the Show:

A coder at a tech company wins a week-long retreat at the compound of his company's CEO, where he's tasked with testing a new artificial intelligence.

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IMDB Score
7.7 / 10
Netflix Score
3.7 / 5
Released
2015
Runtime
108 min
Rated
graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence
Directed by
Alex Garland

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Directed and written by Alex Garland, Ex Machina is a sci-fi psychological thriller that hit theaters in 2014.

Caleb Smith is tasked with administering the Turing test to an AI belonging to his CEO – Ava. Ava is kept locked away in a cell, and as Caleb evaluates Ava, a mutual attraction begins to develop. Ava looks like a human, she converses easily with Caleb, and shows an interest in seeing the world beyond her small cell. To facilitate this, she and Caleb hatch a plan to trigger power outages so that they can plot in privacy – at which point Ava reveals that Nathan, her owner, is a far more sinister figure than Caleb could imagine.

Ex Machina is only available in one location, which means that the majority of Netflix customers will miss out on this chilling AI adventure. However, a VPN can bypass geo-restrictions and open up a world of content from overseas.

Can I stream Ex Machina on Netflix?

If you live in the United Kingdom, you’ll be able to watch Ex Machina by simply logging in to your Netflix account. For anyone else, it can be tricky to access the film – without a VPN, that is! A VPN lets you trick the sites you visit, including Netflix, into thinking you’re located elsewhere, bypassing pesky geo-restrictions that’d otherwise prevent you from watching certain films and TV shows.

It is worth bearing in mind, however, that customers living in Europe may have trouble accessing the UK Netflix library even with a VPN. Netflix can determine which country your account was originally registered in, and unfortunately, there is no way to bypass this particular restriction that says that European users should only have access to the content available in their home country.

How to watch Ex Machina on Netflix

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  1. If you haven’t already got one, you’ll need to register for a Netflix account in your home country – and don’t worry about the location, yet, as the VPN handles this later.
  2. Next, it’s time to pick a VPN provider. This can be daunting when you consider just how many options there are, but for best results when streaming Netflix, be sure to check out our top three recommendations below.
  3. Download the VPN software from the provider’s site. This is usually very quick, and you’ll just need to follow along with the on-screen instructions.
  4. Now it’s time to connect to a server! Connect to a server where the content you’d like to watch is available – so, that’d be the United Kingdom for anyone wanting to check out Ex Machina.
  5. Hit connect and then click the button below to start streaming Ex Machina.

Why You Need a VPN to Watch Ex Machina

Considering Netflix’s position as a global hub for on-demand content, it doesn’t make sense to make a film or TV show available in just one country – right?

Well, this is largely due to territorial licensing. Netflix is beholden to the whims of copyright holders who can determine which countries that content can, or cannot, be shown in. Typically, this is done in order to protect licensing agreements that exist in other countries. Netflix also has to consider viewer demand. If interest in a piece of content is particularly low in a region, it doesn’t make sense for Netflix to pay exorbitant amounts of money to acquire the rights to show it there. This is why Netflix libraries can vary from country to country.

WARNING: IF YOU LIVE IN EUROPE YOU MAY STRUGGLE TO UNLOCK REGIONAL CONTENT FROM OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.

Changes in legislation mean that EU users may only be able to access non-EU libraries (Japan). This means that users in Europe should connect to servers outside of the EU wherever possible.

About Ex Machina

Ex Machina, a sci-fi thriller, was released to theaters in 2014, and features a star-studded cast, including the likes of Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Issac, and Sonoya Mizuno.

Caleb Smith, after winning a contest, is invited for a one-week stay in the opulent home of his CEO, Nathan Bateman. Nathan asks Caleb to perform the Turing test on a female android – Ava, an AI that he built himself. Caleb agrees, and in the process of talking to Ava, begins to develop feelings for her. Ava reciprocates these feelings. She also confides in Caleb, telling him that she longs to see what there is outside of her cell. Committed to helping her experience the world beyond Nathan’s home, Caleb agrees to help Ava, and the pair hatch a scheme to sabotage the surveillance system so that they can plot in privacy. Ava tells Caleb another secret, then – that Nathan cannot be trusted.

The film, directed by Alex Garland, received worldwide critical acclaim and scooped a number of awards, including the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Ex Machina was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Film.

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