How to Watch all Terminator Movies on Netflix



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Want to watch Terminator? Got Netflix? Great, below I’ll be showing you how you can watch every movie ever made.

Sometimes we get nostalgic with some classic movies and movies sagas, and suddenly we want to binge them all in a weekend. But, we go to Netflix to only find just one movie of a trilogy or three movies from a saga of seven.

So, what happens if we’re in the mood to binge all Terminator movies? Are they on Netflix?

The short answer is: yes, they’re on Netflix. The long answer… well, you need to keep reading this article to find it out how to access them all.

Which region are the Terminator movies available?

Terminator movies are all available on Netflix but not in all regions.

This means that if you want to watch the whole saga from the Netflix library in your country, you can’t.

The movies are scattered all around the globe. One is available only in four countries in Europe, another one only in the UK, then you’ll find another one in Japan or Hong Kong, and so on.

Why is this?

In most cases, it’s due to copyright and license agreements with other streaming services. Yes, it is annoying, but sadly, this is how the entertainment industry works.

Luckily, there’s a solution to this, and I’m going to explain it to you right now – scroll down to find out how.

What do you need to watch ALL the movies?

If you want access to a country where one of the movies is available on Netflix, you need an app known as a ‘VPN‘. This will allow you to skip the geo-restriction, and you will be accessing Netflix as if you were in that country.

A VPN’s primary goal is to protect your privacy online by hiding your true location with another one. As a side benefit to this, it allows you to unblock content affected by geo-restrictions.

My recommendation is ExpressVPN, which is the most complete VPN service with high-speed connections, friendly user interface, and a 30-day money-back guarantee if you don’t like the service.

So it’s totally risk-free to give it a try.

If you want more options, I also recommend NordVPN and Surfshark. Both of them also work well with Netflix and offer similar features and fees.

The choice is yours!

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Step by step

Configuring a VPN is very easy. With these easy steps, you will have no issues to get everything working in no time!

Step 1

Go to the ExpressVPN website to choose the plan you want to subscribe to.

A piece of advice: if you have the money, go for the yearly package, and you’ll be saving a lot!

Step 2

Create your account by providing your email address and payment method.

Step 3

Get the app from the Products section, where you’ll find all the apps available for all the devices and OS.

If you’re already on a mobile device with Android or iOS, you can get the app from your regular app store, just search ‘ExpressVPN’.

Step 4

Log in to the app with the account credentials you created in step 2.

Step 5

Choose the country you need to connect to in the VPN location search box. Once you find the location, select it, and with a double click, you’ll be connected.

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Is a VPN legal?

A VPN is a legal tool and service. In fact, it’s your right to protect your privacy online and to keep your devices safe from any harm.

If you subscribe to a VPN service just to unblock content on the internet, you also will get your privacy protected when you navigate the web, use apps on your devices, log to social media, and so on.

What’s Terminator about?

Nowadays we can talk about a Terminator franchise which comprises movies, TV series, video games, comics, novels, and a lot of merchandise. But, the original concept was born from James Cameron’s mind in 1984 with what will become the first movie of the saga.

In the near future, Skynet, a synthetic intelligent machine network, will take control of the world and oppress humankind. John Connor will fight Skynet as the leader of the human resistance.

Skynet sends a lethal robot, a terminator, to 1984 to prevent John Connor’s birth by killing his mother.

The whole saga follows the war between Skynet’s machines and the human resistance, and how the different Terminator models are created to destroy the man who seems to be humankind’s last hope.

The time travel is the backbone of the Terminator universe and the perfect excuse to create a paradox and alternative timelines.

The Terminator (1984)

107 min. Directed by James Cameron / Available on Netflix UK.

In 1984, a cyborg assassin known as a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) arrives at Los Angeles from 2029. At the same time, Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a human soldier is sent back in time from the same future and arrives shortly after the cyborg.

Both have the same objective: a woman named Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) whose unborn son will be the leader of the human resistance in a post-apocalyptic future.

The Terminator, who was sent by Skynet, a synthetic intelligent machine network, has the mission to kill Sarah Connor to prevent John Connor’s birth. Kyle Reese’s mission is to protect her and assure John’s existence.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

137 min. Directed by James Cameron / Available on Netflix Spain and Germany.

A direct sequel to the 1984 film and also the second instalment in the Terminator franchise.

An identical cyborg to the previous Terminator is sent to 1995, but this time to protect a teenager John Connor (Edward Furlong) and his mother (Linda Hamilton) from a more deadly killing machine: The T1000 (Robert Patrick).

After failing in killing Sarah Connor, Skynet sent a new Terminator model to kill John Connor and prevent him becoming the future resistance leader. But, the John Connor from the future sent a reprogrammed Model 101 Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to protect his younger self.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

109 min. Directed by Jonathan Mostow / Available on Netflix US, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Set ten years after the events in Judgment Day, John Connor (Nick Stahl) lives secretly in Los Angeles after his mother, Sarah Connor died.

Although Skynet’s rebellion against humans did not occur in 1997, John still fears it could happen anytime soon.

Skynet sends a new Terminator model, the T-X, to 2005 to kill some prominent members of the future resistance and assure Skynet’s rising.

Among those members is Katherine “Kate” Brewster (Claire Danes), John’s future wife. Meanwhile, the resistance sends a reprogrammed Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a T101 to protect them.

Terminator: Salvation (2009)

115 min. Directed by McG / Available on Netflix USA and Italy.

A standalone and direct sequel to Terminator 3, Terminator: Salvation is the fourth instalment of the saga and the only one in which Schwarzenegger hasn’t been involved.

Focused on the war between Skynet and humankind, the film is set in a post-apocalyptic world in 2018.

The human resistance has been created by the remnant of the military forces around the globe.

John Connor (Christian Bale) is one of the fighters who meet a cyborg (Sam Worthington), a hybrid between human and Terminator. No one knows if this mysterious being can be trusted or not.

Meanwhile, Connor finds out that Skynet is developing the powerful and lethal Terminator model T800.

The cast is also composed by Bryce Dallas Howard, Helena Bonham Carter, Anton Yelchin, and Michael Ironside.

Terminator: Genisys (2015)

126 min. Directed by Alan Taylor / Available on Netflix UK and Canada.

Intended as a reboot to the franchise by taking the original concept from the 1984 film and going in another direction, Genisys goes back to the source.

This time the focus is on Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) a soldier from the resistance who is sent by his friend John Connor (Jason Clarke), the resistance leader, from 2029 to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) from being killed by Skynet.

But when Kyle arrives in 1984, he finds out that the timeline has been altered and some events have changed.

The T800 sent to kill Sarah has been disabled by Sarah and “Pops” (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a reprogrammed T800 sent in 1973 to protect an 11-years-old Sarah.


Except for Terminator: Dark Fate, the last addition to the Terminator saga which was released on cinemas last year, the rest of Terminator movies are available on Netflix.

But it comes with a trick: they are available through different Netflix regions.

So, if you want to binge the whole saga, you’ll need a VPN like ExpressVPN to change the location you connect to, to the one where the movie is on Netflix.

Keep in mind that a VPN is a legal service that besides allowing you to change regions to watch your favourite movies and series, it also protects your privacy online. A win-win deal!

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