Free Guy, the Ryan Reynolds starring, video game-inspired movie, took critics and moviegoers by surprise last summer with its heartfelt tone, sense of sincerity and genuine humor. Free Guy received an exclusive run in movie theaters at the time of its release, though many other viewers were waiting instead for it to pop up on Netflix or one of the many other streaming services available today.
So, is Free Guy on Netflix, and if not, where can you stream it?
Is Free Guy on Netflix?
The short answer is no, it isn't. The longer (and slightly more complicated!) answer requires a quick reminder of some Hollywood business dealings.
In 2019, Disney acquired Fox, specifically the 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight movie studios. So, while Free Guy is technically a 20th Century Studios (the rebranded name) movie, its overall owner is Disney.
Since Disney has its own streaming service—the ever-growing, popular Disney Plus—this means that Free Guy has, of course, skipped Netflix for the time being, and is instead available to stream on Disney Plus.
So it's good news for Disney Plus subscribers — you get to stream Free Guy at no additional cost. Not such good news for Netflix subscribers (especially since the streamer bumped up its prices in 2022) but then Netflix still has 2019's 6 Underground, 2021's Red Notice (which also stars Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson), and most recently the 2022 hit, The Adam Project, so you can definitely still get your Ryan Reynolds movie fix.
Can I stream Free Guy anywhere?
Yep! At the time of our most recent update, you can stream Free Guy in its original place on Disney Plus. Disney Plus is available in most countries so, for once, there shouldn't be barriers to watching what you want to watch.
Since the film came out, Disney has released some new Disney Plus plans. If you're not already a member, you can sign up for an ad-supported standalone plan in the US for $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year, or an ad-free plan for $10.99, or $109.99 a year without ads.
US viewers also have the option of subscribing to the Disney Bundle. Prices for the Bundle now range from $9.99 to $19.99 a month, depending on which combination of Hulu, ESPN Plus and Disney Plus you'd like (or whether you're after ad-supported or ad-free versions).
Outside of the States, a membership costs £7.99|€7.99 a month or £79.90|€79.90 a year, though an ad-supported option is expected to launch at some point in the near future.
Disney isn't the only place you can find it, though. Initially, we speculated that it could come to Hulu (which is also owned by Disney). However, you can also stream the movie on HBO Max, which currently costs $14.99 a month if you're not already signed up.
However, Disney Plus isn't the only place you can watch Free Guy digitally, as it's available to rent or purchase on several platforms, too. Right now the movie is available to buy or rent on digital platforms including YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV (via iTunes), or Prime Video.
Will Free Guy get a physical release?
Would-be viewers can also get Free Guy on 4K, Blu-ray or DVD right now. In addition to the full movie, the Free Guy DVD features a bunch of bonus content. Here's a full rundown of the extras that come on the Free Guy DVD:
- Deleted and extended scenes, including Guy and Buddy hitting the beach, Hot Nuts getting blown and NPC rally (extended)
- Gag reel
- Dude vs Guy - Ryan Reynolds director Shawn Levy and the creative stunt teams reveal how they brought the climactic fight sequence between Dude and Guy to life
- Creating Molotovgirl - Breaking down how Jodie Comer's character was created, from conceptualization to execution
- It's Taika's World - A showcase of Taika Waititi's performance as video game creator Antwan
- Welcome to Free City - Find out how the film crew transformed a real city into the movie's virtual playground Free City.
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.