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Where-to-Watch Coraline

How & Where to Watch Coraline in 2024: Stream Coraline for Free

In this guide on where to watch 'Coraline', we'll show you how to immerse in this weird and wonderful world and enjoy one of the most imaginative animated films to come about in recent years.

Kit CopsonJasna Mishevska

Written by Kit Copson (Writer, Briefing Editor)

Facts checked by Jasna Mishevska (Lead Fact-Checking Editor)

Last Updated: 2023-11-21T22:11:28+00:00

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Key Takeaways: Where to Watch Coraline Online

  • ‘Coraline’ is on various streaming services in the U.S., but you can also watch it on Netflix Canada, Netflix Japan and ITVX (U.K.), as well as on Australian services Binge and Foxtel. 
  • To change your Netflix library to the Canadian or Japanese one, connect to a server in Canada or Japan. Connect to a U.K. server to access ITVX from outside the U.K. to watch ‘Coraline’ for free with ads. 
  • We’d urge you to subscribe to a VPN service with a solid security record that’s adept at bypassing geoblocks, like ExpressVPN, NordVPN or Proton VPN

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Dark fantasy movie ‘Coraline’ was released in 2009 to critical acclaim, receiving praise for its originality, dark humor and beautiful visuals. If you’d like to partake in this creepily delightful animated film, we explain how and where to watch ‘Coraline’ online (via both free and paid avenues) with a VPN if you encounter geoblocks. 

Geoblocks are restrictions streaming services use to restrict viewership to specific countries. For example, the free streaming platform ITVX is only available in the United Kingdom. Other platforms, like Netflix, are available almost worldwide but with a different content selection in each country. 

This means that ‘Coraline’ is available on different streaming services in different countries, and you may have trouble accessing these if you’re abroad — unless you use a VPN. If you’re only here for a quick recommendation, we recommend ExpressVPN. To learn more about where ‘Coraline’ is available and how to use a VPN to watch it, keep reading.  

How to Stream Coraline

In the United States, ‘Coraline’ is on Max (HBO Max rebrand), Amazon Prime Video with Max, and DirecTV. However, there are other ways you can watch it, including for free, so scroll to the table below to find out more. 

Which Streaming Services Have Coraline?

We’ve compiled a list of where ‘Coraline’ is available in various countries. If you want to watch it on one of these platforms but are outside the country it’s available in, you can check out our tutorial on how to use a VPN further down. 

You can also buy or rent ‘Coraline’ on platforms like Apple TV, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu and more. 

Country:Service
🇺🇸 United States Max
Amazon Prime Video (with Max)
DirecTV
🇬🇧 United Kingdom ITVX (free)
🇨🇦 Canada Netflix
Amazon Prime Video
🇦🇺 Australia Binge
Foxtel
🇯🇵 Japan Netflix

Is Coraline on Netflix?

Though ‘Coraline’ isn’t on Netflix in the United States, it is on Netflix in Canada and Japan. If you have a Netflix subscription but aren’t in Canada or Japan, there’s no need to miss out: You can connect to a VPN to watch ‘Coraline’ as if you were in one of these countries. 

How to Access Other Netflix Libraries

When we talk about “other Netflix libraries,” we mean that the movies and series selection on Netflix in the country you’re in won’t be exactly the same in other countries. For copyright reasons, Netflix can only stream some titles in certain countries. For example, it has the right to stream ‘Coraline’ in Canada and Japan, but not in the U.S. and several other countries. 

To access the Canadian or Japanese Netflix library, download and install a VPN (you’ll find more detailed instructions below), connect to a server in Japan or Canada and start streaming ‘Coraline.’ 

How to Watch Coraline for Free

You can watch ‘Coraline’ for free on ITVX, a British streaming platform, with ads. If you’re outside the U.K., connect to a British server on a VPN to access the platform. You’ll need to register for a free ITVX account and enter a valid U.K. postcode. 

Once you’re signed up, simply search for ‘Coraline’ and start streaming. Alternatively, depending on your location, you can get a free trial with certain services, including: 

  • DirecTV (U.S.)
  • Binge (Australia)

If you’re geoblocked and need to use a VPN, opt for one with a 30-day money-back guarantee, like our top pick ExpressVPN. 

How to Watch Coraline With a VPN

If you have a Netflix account, but you’re outside a country where ‘Coraline’ is streaming on Netflix, you can follow these steps to start streaming ‘Coraline’ in just a few minutes. 

  1. Get a VPN Subscription

    Subscribe to a VPN service — ideally one of our top recommendations, all of which are highly secure and capable of bypassing geoblocks — on a provider’s website.   

    get expressvpn
  2. Download the VPN’s App

    If you’re using a PC, find the “download” prompt on the website to get started with the installation process. Alternatively, download the app on mobile via the Apple app store or Google Play store.

    download expressvpn
  3. Connect to a Canadian or Japanese Server

    Open the VPN’s app on your device and choose a Canadian or Japanese server from the server list. Click the “connect” button.

  4. Stream Coraline on Netflix

    Open Netflix, search for ‘Coraline’ and click “play.”

    coraline netflix canada

The Best VPNs for Watching Coraline

It’s essential that you do a bit of research before subscribing to a VPN service, as not all of them are as secure as they claim to be or adept at unblocking geoblocked services. The following three providers are among the best on the market and tick all the boxes for streaming ‘Coraline.’ 

1. ExpressVPN

expressvpn app canada
ExpressVPN has it all, from iron-clad security to great speeds
and a straightforward user experience.

Pros:

  • Excellent security
  • Easy to use apps
  • Very fast streaming

Cons:

  • Expensive

First and foremost, ExpressVPN is an unfailingly secure and fast provider that can unblock a wide variety of popular streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, ITVX and Max. Its servers are distributed across 105 countries, so you’ll be spoiled for choice in terms of where you can connect to and the services you can access. 

Another major pro is that ExpressVPN is ridiculously easy to use, even if you’re just starting out with VPNs. The only downside is that it’s pricey, and you can only choose from three plans. By comparison, many competitors are more flexible in this area. 

All that said, you can try out this powerhouse service with its 30-day money-back guarantee and click over to our ExpressVPN review for the ins and outs. 

2. NordVPN

NordVPN connected canada
NordVPN takes you on a virtual trip around the world with
its sophisticated desktop interface. 

Pros:

  • Cheap long-term plans
  • Great desktop interface
  • Best speeds on average

Cons:

  • Awkward mobile interface

At Cloudwards, we test our top recommended providers’ speeds on a daily basis, and NordVPN consistently comes out on top with impressive across-the-board speeds (download, upload and latency). This is one of the reasons why it’s an ideal streaming VPN — there’s nothing more frustrating than lags and buffering. 

Potential subscribers will also be pleased to learn that you can get a two-year plan for just a few dollars. Better yet, you can choose from multiple long-term options, some of which come with additional software (password manager, cloud storage, etc.) depending on your needs. On the other hand, NordVPN’s mobile app feels more finicky to navigate than ExpressVPN’s. 

To learn more about NordVPN in action, go to our NordVPN review. Like ExpressVPN, you can get a 30-day money-back guarantee to test out NordVPN for yourself

3. Proton VPN

protonvpn open japan
You can connect to free Japanese servers on Proton VPN to access ‘Coraline’ on Netflix.

Pros:

  • Free servers in Japan
  • No data limits on free plan 
  • User-friendly application

Cons:

  • Limited free locations

Proton VPN is one of a handful of free VPNs — though it also has a paid plan — that’s secure and works well with streaming services. Its free plan is impressive because it comes with zero data limits, so you can use the free servers, which are based in the U.S., the Netherlands and Japan, without worrying about being cut off while streaming.

While we appreciate Proton VPN’s generosity in terms of data, the fact that there are only free servers in three countries may be too restrictive for some. Learn more in our Proton VPN review

Characters, Cast & Plot: Coraline

Coraline is a spunky little girl with an appetite for adventure, but she finds herself desperately bored after moving into a weird new home with her workaholic parents. 

One night, Coraline discovers a secret door to an alternate version of her home and life, one in which her parents have buttons for eyes and she is the center of their world. Though initially bowled over by all the love and fun this alternate reality has to offer, Coraline soon learns that things aren’t what they seem. The voice cast includes: 

CharacterVoice Artist
‘Coraline Jones’ Dakota Fanning
‘Mel Jones’ & ‘The Beldam’ (“The Other Mother”) Teri Hatcher
‘April Sink’ Jennifer Saunders
‘Miriam Forcible’ Dawn French
‘Charlie Jones’ & “The Other Father” John Hodgman (voice & John Linnell singing voice)

Will There Be a Coraline 2?

The chances are slim. According to ScreenRant, Travis Knight, the CEO and president of Laika (‘Coraline’s production company) expressed in a 2016 interview that he takes “a firm stand against sequels” and is “committed to not doing” them. It appears that Knight prefers to explore new ideas rather than rehashing what’s already been done. 

Final Thoughts

We’re not surprised that ‘Coraline’ is such a beloved stop-motion picture. For us, its darkness is balanced with warmth and pizzazz, and it brings something new to the animation genre. We hope you enjoy it, too. 

Have you downloaded a VPN to watch ‘Coraline,’ or is it already available in your country? If you’re using a VPN, which one and why? The comment box is open below, and thanks for reading.  

FAQ: How to Watch Coraline

  • ‘Coraline’ is on Max, Amazon Prime Video with Max, and DirecTV in the U.S., but it’s also on ITVX for free in the U.K., Netflix Canada and Japan, and Binge and Foxtel in Australia. You can use a VPN to access streaming services and libraries from abroad.

  • ‘Coraline’ is still on Netflix, just not in the United States. Netflix Canada and Japan have ‘Coraline,’ and you can connect to a Canadian or Japanese server to watch it if you’re outside these countries.

  • Yes, it’s on Netflix Canada and Japan, and it’s also on Amazon Prime Video in Canada.

  • No, ‘Coraline’ was produced by Laika and Pandemonium Films.

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