Do you fancy watching 12 Strong right now?
Netflix is where we usually head, but is it available to watch there? In this article, we’ll be finding out and answering that question.
Based on the non-fiction book Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton about the U.S. Army Special Forces sent to Afghanistan right after the September 11 attacks, 12 Strong is an American action war drama movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer for Warner Bros. Pictures in 2018.
The cast is lead by Chris Hemsworth (Thor), and Nicolai Fuglsig, a Danish journalist and filmmaker, sat on the director chair.
For a movie with a modest budget of 35 million dollars, it had a little success gaining double the amount at the box office.
So, after almost two years of its release, what happens when we want to watch it at home?
Keep reading and find out how and where you can watch 12 Strong!
Does Netflix have 12 Strong?
Yes, but it depends on which region you’re accessing Netflix.
If you live in the US or Latin America, this movie won’t appear in your Netflix catalogue.
Why does this happen?
Well, because Netflix has different content depending on the region, sometimes is due to copyright issues and deals with studios, and sometimes it is about creating content more culturally fitting for a particular region.
12 Strong is only available in a few countries, but it’s possible to access these regions by using a small app known as a ‘VPN‘.
Keep reading below, and I’ll teach you how.
What regions IS 12 Strong available in?
12 Strong is only available in 5 countries:
- The UK
The movie was added to their Netflix’s catalogue on December 2019 except for the UK where it was added in January 2020.
How to unblock and watch 12 Strong
If you want to stream 12 Strong on Netflix, and you’re outside the countries above mentioned, you’ll need a VPN app. I recommend using ExpressVPN to unblock it.
A VPN is a virtual private network primarily aimed as a security app to protect the user’s privacy online.
How does this accomplish it? By hiding the user’s actual location with another one.
So, when you connect to a VPN, you can choose to which country you want to connect to, and by doing this, you can unblock the content that is available in that region.
ExpressVPN is currently the best option because of its fast connection speeds which are perfect for video streaming, and also the 30-day money-back guarantee in case you aren’t happy with the service.
To unblock the regions where 12 Strong is available on Netflix, you only need to follow these easy steps:
Go to the ExpressVPN website and choose the plan that best fits your budget. Keep in mind that a yearly subscription will save you a lot of money – but you’re free to choose.
Create your account using your email address and provide your payment method. There are several payment options available.
Get the VPN app for your device, the one you want to watch 12 Strong on.
In the Products section, you’ll find all the app versions available for all the OS and devices. Also, if you’re on a mobile device with Android or Apple iOS, you can look for it in your usual app store.
Log in to your account using the credentials you created in step 2.
With everything installed and set, it’s the moment to choose the right server to watch 12 Strong on Netflix without any problem.
Go to the search location box search and type “UK“, select it and press “Connect“. Now you’re connected to the internet as if you were in the UK, one of the countries where 12 Strong is available on Netflix.
Enjoy your movie ;)!
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What’s 12 Strong about?
In the aftermath of 9/11 attacks, U.S. Army Special Forces are sent to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban.
This team lead by a new captain should join forces with an Afghan warlord to take down the terrorist cell.
Based on a true story and the non-fiction book Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong delivers not only a story about war, but about brotherhood between the members of a team that had to fight against all the odds to survive in the middle of a hostile territory fighting one of the most powerful terrorist groups.
Who stars in 12 Strong?
Chris Hemsworth leads the cast as Captain Mitch Nelson who is the team leader of the Special Forces.
He’s followed by Michael Shannon as Hal Spencer, a Chief Warrant Officer 5 and ODA 595’s assistant team leader, and Michael Peña as Sam Diller, ODA 595’s intelligence Sergeant First Class. Elsa Pataky, Hemsworth’s wife in real life, plays Nelson’s wife.
12 Strong is available on Netflix in only a few countries. Still, if you live in the USA, Latin America or many other locations, you won’t find it in your Netflix catalogue.
By using a VPN service like ExpressVPN, you can unlock the movie if you live in a country where it isn’t available. Sign up, download their app, connect to the UK and enjoy watching 12 Strong.