If you live outside the US you'll know that services like Pandora and Hulu don't work outside the US. Also the US version of Netflix has a lot more content than any other country.
A neat little Chrome extension has been released that allows anyone from anywhere to use services like Netflix, Pandora and Hulu.
The extension is called Media Hint. I've just tried it from the UK and it works perfectly. Highly recommend it to anyone with the Netflix account, you can watch many more movies.