watch Steel Magnolias online anywhere

It has been more than 30 years since Steel Magnolias was released in theaters. Starring Academy Award winner Sally Field, this movie is about the bond shared by a group of women in small-town Louisiana. You may find it difficult to locate Steel Magnolias online depending on your location. Indeed, streams may even be region locked in your country. If so, you’ll need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) in order to watch it from anywhere.

While there are likely to be some unlicensed streams of Steel Magnolias, we don’t think they’re worth your time. This is due to their low resolution and frequent performance problems, be it excessive lag or buffering. We’re only recommending official sources for watching Steel Magnolias. By using the options as listed below in this post, you can be sure that you’re watching this movie in the best possible quality.

Steel Magnolias is, for the most part, only streaming on region-locked platforms. For this reason, a VPN is required in order to watch it on your usual home streaming service from abroad.

How to watch Steel Magnolias online with a VPN

A VPN works by routing your device’s data through a secure, encrypted tunnel. Connecting to a server changes your IP address and makes it look as if you’re browsing (or streaming) from another location. This is what allows you to watch Steel Magnolias even if you’re traveling overseas.

Here’s how to stream Steel Magnolias from abroad using a VPN:

  1. Sign up with a VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN also offer great value for money and fast speeds for streaming.
  2. The next step is to download the VPN app that’s compatible with your streaming device. The above VPNs offer apps for all major operating systems.
  3. Log in to the VPN app and connect to a VPN server that matches the location of the streaming service you wish to use. For example, a US server for accessing Starz.
  4. Now you can go to the streaming platform and sign in (or sign up if you don’t yet have an account). All content should be available to stream as normal.
  5. Didn’t work? Clear your browser’s cookies before refreshing your browser. You could also try connecting to another server. Otherwise, your VPN’s customer support may be able to provide further guidance.


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How to watch Steel Magnolias online in the US

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Steel Magnolias is available to stream on Starz. If you have a US cable TV subscription, you may already have access to it. To watch online, sign in to Starz (via app or web) by entering the same login credentials you use with your cable TV subscription. You should then have access to Starz content (such as Steel Magnolias) at no added cost.

It’s also possible to sign up to Starz without cable. The regular price is $8.99 (GBP £6.84) a month although there’s currently a special offer with which you’d only pay $5/month (£3.80) for the first three months. Starz is also available via the following TV streaming services: FuboTVHulu Live TVSling TV, and YouTube TV. However, you’ll need to pay a base subscription as well as the Starz add-on.

Unless you already have a subscription with one of the above TV streaming services, there’s little sense in choosing them over subscribing directly with Starz as they work out to be much more expensive. Regardless of how you stream Starz, a VPN and US IP address is required. That’s because Starz is only available in the US. Don’t yet have a VPN? NordVPN is a great choice for streaming and comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Where else can I watch Steel Magnolias online?

There isn’t a wealth of options when it comes to streaming Steel Magnolias. However, the good news is that it’s also available on Netflix in the following countries: IcelandIsraelJapan, and Ukraine. Various subscription plans are available to suit all budgets while subscription prices also vary by country. Unfortunately, Netflix no longer offers free trials of its service.

Steel Magnolias is also available to purchase and rent via the likes of Amazon Prime VideoApple TV, and Google Play. It’s therefore worth shopping around and comparing prices and availability in your location. As an example, a rental on Prime Video costs $3.99/GBP £3.02 (HD) or $2.99/GBP £2.26 (SD) in the US while you can buy it for $7.99/GBP £6.05.

If you’re traveling abroad, you’ll need a VPN to use the above options. This allows you to change your IP address and watch Steel Magnolias from anywhere.

Who is in the cast of Steel Magnolias?

Steel Magnolias is directed by Herbert Ross and stars Academy Award winner Sally Field as M’Lynn Eatenton as well as Dolly Parton as Truvy Jones, Shirley MacLaine as Louisa “Ouiser” Boudreaux, Daryl Hannah as Annelle Dupuy-DeSoto, Olympia Dukakis as Clairee Belcher, and Julia Roberts as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie. The supporting cast includes Tom Skerritt (Drum Eatenton), Sam Shepard (Spud Jones), Dylan McDermott (Jackson Latcherie), and Kevin J. O’Connor (Sammy DeSoto).

What should I know about Steel Magnolias?

Steel Magnolias is a 1989 comedy-drama that follows the bond shared by a group of women in small-town Louisiana. The film is an adaptation of Robert Harling’s 1987 play of the same name. Julia Roberts’ performance in the movie saw her receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and win a Golden Globe for the same category. There’s also a 2012 TV film version starring an all-black cast including Queen Latifah.