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Due to various licensing laws, the content available on Netflix varies significantly from nation to nation.

Slightly dishonest and tech savvy users have cottoned on to this recently, which has led to the streaming service clamping down on users who use virtual networks to change their location 'virtually' and exploit the loophole.

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However, for those of you who are honest and like to travel, why not make the most of your new destination by browsing some elusive titles not available in your hometown?

The website "uNoGS" (unofficial Netflix global search), opens up the metaphorical streaming pathway to the entire library, all over the world. You can search for film title, actor/director and, usefully, IMDB or Netflix rating.

The search will then tell you which countries the film is available in. So, next time you consider going on vacation, don't be left aimlessly browsing, unsure of where to turn on this new, unexplored and unfamiliar landscape.

Who are the winners of the international licensing laws? Below are five films not available in the USA. Here are the nations who are fortunate enough to be able to stream them:

1. 'The Godfather' (1972) - Available in Australia

Widely regarded as one of the best films ever made, Francis Ford Coppola's gangster classic stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.

The film won three Oscars on the year of release, and the films success resulted in two sequels; The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Godfather Part III (1990).

2. 'Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope' (1977) - Available in Brazil

So, this is where it all began. Chronologically, at least. Episode IV launched a feverish appetite for more in the adventures of Obi-Wan, Luke, Han Solo, Darth Vader and the like.

3. 'Psycho' (1960) - Available in Mexico

Hitchcock's masterpiece is one of the finest horror films ever made, including the infamous shower stabbing scene.

Just make sure you don't watch if you find yourself in a creepy motel in Mexico.

4. '2001: A Space Odyssey' (1968) - Available in Greece

Stanley Kubrick was a visionary director, and his expedition into sci-fi didn't disappoint his loyal following.

The director takes on life's big questions in a philosophical and abstract journey from the beginning of time.

5. 'Scarface' (1983) - Available in Italy

Pacino's portrayal of Cuban refugee turned multimillionaire drug dealer is one of the most unforgettable performances in cinema.

Say hello to his little friend if you happen to stop by Italy on your travels.

Source: Gizmodo


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