New From 2022: Did You Know You Can Watch These Movies for Free?

With Netflix announcing their new password-sharing policy, many college and university students are left upset and wondering how they will enjoy the latest movies. Through the McGill Library, students can access 7 great streaming services. The best part? They’re all free!

The Audio and Visual Materials guide allows you to access these services. Haven’t heard of these streaming services or don’t know where to start? For an easy guide on all things film and documentaries, check out our McGill Films 101 blog!

These services contain a broad range of movies, from documentaries to thrillers, old and new. Below is a sneak peek at just a few of the new 2022 movies added to the collection of hundreds of movies available for your enjoyment!

An action-packed option!

The Lost City movie poster with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. Tagline: The jungle isn't ready for this kind of action.

The Lost City

“A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.”

If you want to be jumping out of your skin…

Scream movie poster for the 2022 film. Tagline: the killer is on this poster. In the background are floating heads of all the main actors with Ghost Face looming above them.


“Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.”

For the comedy movie buff:

Bob's Burgers The Movie poster. Tagline : Let's get this patty started.

Bob’s Burgers: The Movie

“The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.”

Looking for something educational?

Pandemic Perspectives documentary poster.

Pandemic Perspectives

“Pandemic Perspectives offers a critical examination of several key societal issues illuminated by the COVID-19 pandemic through the prism of a wide array of international experts in biology, education, history, law, philosophy, politics and more.”

For something a bit more thrilling:

The Requin film poster with Alicia Silverstone and James Tupper.

The Requin

“There’s terror in paradise when Jaelyn (Alicia Silverstone) and Kyle (James Tupper) arrive at a remote seaside villa in Vietnam for a romantic getaway. A torrential storm descends, reducing the villa to little more than a raft and sweeping the young couple out to sea. Suddenly, another danger appears: a school of great white sharks. With her injured husband watching helplessly, Jaelyn must battle the deadly predators alone in this tense thriller that rides an unrelenting wave of fear.”

McGill Films 101

Why procrastinate with Netflix when McGill offers 7 other streaming services for you! Here is a guide with tips on how to navigate the wonderful world of film and documentaries available to students. 

The Audio and Visual Materials guide is your first stop to accessing these services. You can also check out the Self-Isolation Care Package Films page for some top picks. 

For a super easy login, just have your McGill username and password on hand when prompted.


This service is mostly focused on documentaries and has a variety of topics to choose from! If you want to dive deeper on a topic you learned in class, or simply get some trivia facts this is for you.

AVON (Academic Video Online):

The collection tab separates the content by academic focus and there’s plenty to choose from. This service is perfect for finding a great documentary or an interesting source for a paper. 


A gem! This platform has many documentaries and films to teach you a little something about the world.


While you need a VPN to login it is well worth it! McGill IT* has the easy steps here. Once you’re connected to the McGill Server you can access the platform as normal with your McGill credentials. Criterion-on-demand has award-winning films and cult-classics, you are guaranteed to find a movie you’ll enjoy. 

*If you’re stuck you can reach the IT Service desk who will guide you! 


The National Film Board of Canada has thousands of titles if you’d like to watch wonderful stories but don’t have that much time. 


Support independent filmmakers with Cancore! Enjoy a wide access of Canadian films including resources relevant to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies.


This one is for all the theatre kids. Filmed performances of plays include the National Theatre, London; at the Globe Theatre; and Shakespeare’s history plays. In order to access the video recordings, be sure to click the video box!


If you have any questions, feel free to email for additional help.