Time to learn a little bit about me: I'm a HUGE film buff. There was no way in hell I'd fly to a distant country without having reliable access to movies. I made sure to bring my laptop and headphones, and was ready to watch Netflix to my heart's content.
The one thing I didn't account for, was that Netflix is not available in most countries, including those in Southeast Asia. However, I have watched quite a few movies during my travels - on Netflix - and I will teach you how to do the same. There are two very simple ways to access Netflix (and all other websites that aren't available everywhere) that I'll touch upon. Both are VPN services, which "trick" Netflix into thinking you are in the United States, United Kingdom, or whatever country you want. Obviously, you will also need a paid subscription to the various website(s) you are trying to access.
Method 1 (free method) - If you have a laptop with Google Chrome or Netflix, download the plug-in called Hola. Simply install it, then pick the country of your choice to begin watching. Note, I have found this app to greatly slow the internet down. It also only works for laptops.
Method 2 - If you are OK signing up for a paid service, check out Unblock-US. It does not slow down your laptop like Hola does. Additionally, you can set up multiple devices (laptop, mobile, video game system) with it. It costs $4.99 per month, but you can sign up for a free one-week trial.
These are the two programs I have used; I'm sure there are hundreds of VPN services available online. If you feel like getting the best of the best, do some research before choosing one.
My name is Yonah Paley. I quit my job in the United States to travel. I also write music and do photography. As I backpack across the world, I share stories, philosophy, and travel tips.