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Tubi Is Great For Hidden Gems And Movies You’ve Never Heard Of

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If you’re still not using Tubi, you’re missing out. The free streaming service is great for finding new movies, and while many of the titles are older, or of a lower budget, there are still plenty of hidden gems available for you to discover.

The one thing about Tubi is that it isn’t Netflix or Disney+. You won’t find the newest movies or the shows that everyone seems to be talking about online and at work. What you will find is a library packed full of content, including many titles you won’t find on Netflix and Disney+.

If anything, the content library might be too large. Back in September, for example, Tubi confirmed that the platform now offers access to more than 200,000 movies and TV episodes. This is multiple times more than the combined catalogs of Netflix and Disney+. Due to having access to such a large library, you sometimes have to dig deep to find some of those hidden gems.

For those new to Tubi in general, one of the easiest ways to find something new to watch is by falling down a rabbit hole. This is a thing at Tubi, and if you don’t believe us, check out your own Tubi rabbit hole to find “movies and shows you never knew you were looking for.”

Personally, I tend to nearly always go straight to the Tubi Originals section to see what’s new. While Tubi Originals can be very hit or miss, where else are you going to find twisted tales like Twisted House Sitter, Twisted Marriage Therapist and Twisted Neighbor? Or deadly stories like Deadly Dilf, Deadly Estate and Deadly Midwife?

Two originals we’ve recently watched (and unashamedly enjoyed) were Five Star Murder and Titanic 666. We’d also recommend checking out Terror Train and, to a lesser extent, Terror Train 2.

The deeper you dig, the more gems you might unearth

Tubi Time Travel Movies

If none of the Tubi rabbit holes or originals appeal to you, it might be time to dig even deeper. The good news, however, is this is how you’re likely to find the real hidden gems. How deep you’ll have to dig, and how to actually dig, depends on your interests.

Being a time travel movie/show fan, “time travel” is often one of the ways I’ll start a Tubi search. This is how I came across Confessions of a Time Traveler – The Man from 3036. While I’m not sure I’d consider this 37-minute “supposed true story of a time traveler from the year 3036” a hidden gem, it was definitely a hidden something.

This is also how I found Time Trap (worth watching), Parallel (also worth watching) and Paradox. If you’re willing to sit through the subtitles, I’d recommend watching 11 A.M. (also currently on Tubi) instead of Paradox. Speaking of subtitles, if you want a really weird (in a good way) time travel movie, check out Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes while it’s available on Tubi.

The point here is Tubi can be an untapped source of content. This is not only a library full of movies, shows, and other titles that you probably won’t find anywhere else, but it’s also a library of content you don’t have to pay anything for.

Oh, one more pro tip – create a free account. The ability to add to a watchlist will make it much easier to re-find all those hidden gems at a later time.

John Finn
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John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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