Compare movies on Netflix Australia vs Netflix US

Some of the most critically-acclaimed movies of all time are available on Netflix US, but many remain sadly absent from Netflix's Australian library.

Movies like The Godfather, Schindler's List and Forrest Gump have remained on top of countless best-movie lists for decades now, and for good reason. Classic titles like these transcend the time in which they were made, embodying a timelessness that ensures they're just as relevant and entertaining today as they were back when they first hit the movie theatres.

Unsurprisingly, the evergreen appeal of these movies makes them prime material for streaming services like Netflix. As the top dogs in their respective markets, both Netflix US and Netflix Australia are jam-packed with some of the most lauded titles from the last few decades, boasting dozens of titles with Internet Movie Database (IMDb) ratings in the 8.0 and above range. Thanks to licensing issues, however, a lot of these movies are only available on one of the services rather than both.
To illustrate this, we've compared the Netflix Australia's movie library against its US counterpart.

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Matt Sayer

Matt is a writer covering the latest tech, telco and video game news at finder.com.au. In his downtime from helping Aussies make informed decisions on their broadband, mobile phone, and streaming video plans, he likes exploring rich video game worlds and kicking back with a good book.

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    AliciaSeptember 26, 2015

    Why are the show seasons not up to date?

    • finder Customer Care
      ShirleySeptember 28, 2015Staff

      Hi Alicia,

      Thanks for your question.

      To see an update to list of shows on Netflix AU, please see this page. Similarly for the US, please see this page.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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    alaMay 24, 2015

    are there any uhd programs available

    • finder Customer Care
      BrodieMay 25, 2015Staff

      Hi Ala,

      The premium Netflix Australia plan does offer Ultra HD streaming for selected programs. The UHD shows currently available are the Moving Art series, Marvel’s Daredevil, House of Cards, Sense8 and Blacklist.

      Hope that helps,

      Brodie

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    BMay 15, 2015

    Will Netflix Australia be as poplar as Netflix U.S

    • finder Customer Care
      BrodieMay 18, 2015Staff

      Hi B,

      Please note that finder.com.au is an online comparison service and does not represent Netflix Australia.

      Netflix have yet to release any official numbers, so it’s hard to say whether Australia’s version will be as popular as the US version. It wax estimated that there were over 200,000 Australians signed up to the US Netflix through a VPN before the service launched in AUS. So, Netflix is certainly popular here. At the same time, the Australian version has been criticised for having not enough content, which has deterred some from signing up. Hopefully, Netflix will release some numbers soon, It would be interesting to see how it stacks up against the US version and even our own local streaming services like Stan and Presto.

      Thanks,

      Brodie

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    AliciaMay 12, 2015

    Why is there different content on Netflix Australia compared to Netflix US?

    • finder Customer Care
      BrodieMay 13, 2015Staff

      Hey Alicia,

      While it’s unfortunate that we don’t have the same amount of content as Netflix US, they are working towards filling the library with more TV shows and movies every month. Netflix has to obtain the rights to stream each of their shows in Australia. It’s a pretty lengthy process, but hopefully we’ll begin to see big name shows like The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad on our screens soon.

      Thanks,

      Brodie

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