Netflix Australia vs Netflix US streaming movies list comparison

TL;DR: If you're wanting to find the best movies ever released that are available on Netflix US here in Australia on Netflix, there's still a wait before they're all released here (hopefully not a long one.)

This analysis is of the Top 74 movies available on Netflix in the US ranked by their IMDb ranking, as well as listing their directors, runtime, the year of release and their genre. There's only one documentary on this list, Restrepo; the rest are feature films.

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Movie TitleOn Netflix Australia?DirectorsIMDb RatingRuntime (minutes)Year ReleasedGenres
1Pulp FictionnoQuentin Tarantino8.91541994Crime, Drama
2Forrest GumpnoRobert Zemeckis8.81421994Drama, Romance
3City of GodyesFernando Meirelles, Ká¡tia Lund8.71302002Crime, Drama
4Life Is BeautifulnoRoberto Benigni8.61161997Comedy, Drama, Romance
5Once Upon a Time in the WestnoSergio Leone8.61751968Western
6The Silence of the LambsyesJonathan Demme8.61181991Drama, Thriller
7Sunset Blvd.noBilly Wilder8.51101950Drama, Film_Noir
8Terminator 2: Judgment DaynoJames Cameron8.51371991Action, Sci-Fi
9Cinema ParadisonoGiuseppe Tornatore8.51551988Drama
10Django UnchainedyesQuentin Tarantino8.51652012Western
11American BeautynoSam Mendes8.41221999Drama
12Rang De BasantinoRakesh Omprakash Mehra8.41572006Drama
13AmelienoJean-Pierre Jeunet8.41222001Comedy, Romance
14OldboynoChan-wook Park8.41202003Drama, Mystery, Thriller
15Bicycle ThievesnoVittorio De Sica8.4931948Drama
16Reservoir DogsnoQuentin Tarantino8.4991992Crime, Drama
17Taxi DrivernoMartin Scorsese8.41131976Crime, Drama
18All About EvenoJoseph L. Mankiewicz8.41381950Drama
19The ApartmentnoBilly Wilder8.31251960Comedy, Drama, Romance
20Snatch.noGuy Ritchie8.31042000Comedy, Crime
21MetropolisyesFritz Lang8.31531927Drama, Sci-Fi
22The HuntnoThomas Vinterberg8.31152012Drama
23ChinatownnoRoman Polanski8.31301974Drama, Mystery, Thriller
24Good Will HuntingyesGus Van Sant8.31261997Drama
25The Wolf of Wall StreetnoMartin Scorsese8.21802013Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
26Lock, Stock and Two Smoking BarrelsnoGuy Ritchie8.21071998Comedy, Crime
27Mary and MaxnoAdam Elliot8.2922009Animation, Comedy, Drama
28TrainspottingnoDanny Boyle8.2941996Drama
29FargonoJoel Coen8.2981996Crime, Drama, Thriller
30Kill Bill: Vol. 1noQuentin Tarantino8.11112003Action
31Amores PerrosnoAlejandro González Iñárritu8.11542000Drama, Thriller
32Annie HallnoWoody Allen8.1931977Comedy, Drama, Romance
33Stand by MenoRob Reiner8.1891986Adventure, Drama
34There Will Be BloodnoPaul Thomas Anderson8.11582007Drama
35High NoonnoFred Zinnemann8.1851952Western
36Ip MannoWilson Yip8.11062008Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
37The Man Who Shot Liberty ValancenoJohn Ford8.11231962Drama, Western
38The HustlernoRobert Rossen8.11341961Drama, Sport
39Groundhog DaynoHarold Ramis8.11011993Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
40The Diving Bell and the ButterflynoJulian Schnabel8.11122007Biography, Drama
41The Nightmare Before ChristmasnoHenry Selick8761993Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
42Big FishyesTim Burton81252003Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
43CharadenoStanley Donen81131963Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
44Mystic RiveryesClint Eastwood81382003Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
45Kill Bill: Vol. 2noQuentin Tarantino81372004Action, Crime, Thriller
46How to Train Your Dragon 2noDean DeBlois81022014Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
47CrashyesPaul Haggis7.91122004Drama
48The Hunger Games: Catching FirenoFrancis Lawrence7.71462013Adventure, Sci-Fi
49ClerksnoKevin Smith7.9921994Comedy
50Ferris Bueller's Day OffnoJohn Hughes7.91031986Comedy
51SerpiconoSidney Lumet7.81301973Biography, Crime, Drama
52What's Eating Gilbert GrapenoLasse Hallström7.81181993Drama
53Battle RoyaleyesKinji Fukasaku7.81142000Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
54SkyfallnoSam Mendes7.81432012Action, Thriller
55The MachinistnoBrad Anderson7.71012004Drama, Thriller
56The French ConnectionnoWilliam Friedkin7.81041971Action, Crime, Thriller
57Black Hawk DownyesRidley Scott7.71442001Drama, History, Thriller, War
58The Hunt for Red OctobernoJohn McTiernan7.61351990Action, Adventure, Thriller
59Tucker and Dale vs. EvilnoEli Craig7.6892010Comedy, Horror
60Silver Linings PlaybooknoDavid O. Russell7.81222012Comedy, Drama, Romance
61EquilibriumnoKurt Wimmer7.61072002Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
62HugoyesMartin Scorsese7.61262011Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
63Jackie BrownnoQuentin Tarantino7.51541997Crime, Drama, Thriller
64MudnoJeff Nichols7.51302012Drama
65ChefnoJon Favreau7.31142014Comedy, Drama
66RoundersnoJohn Dahl7.41211998Crime, Drama
67Lars and the Real GirlnoCraig Gillespie7.41062007Comedy, Drama
68LawlessnoJohn Hillcoat7.31162012Crime, Drama
69FlightnoRobert Zemeckis7.31382012Drama, Thriller
70SubmarinenoRichard Ayoade7.3972010Comedy, Drama, Romance
71Good Morning, VietnamnoBarry Levinson7.31211987Comedy, Drama, War
72Beverly Hills CopnoMartin Brest7.31051984Action, Comedy
73SnowpiercernoBong Joon Ho71262013Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
74Get the GringoyesAdrian Grunberg7962012Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
75RestreponoTim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger7.6932010Documentary, War

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    AliciaSeptember 26, 2015

    Why are the show seasons not up to date?

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    alaMay 24, 2015

    are there any uhd programs available

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      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,


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    BMay 15, 2015

    Will Netflix Australia be as poplar as Netflix U.S

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      BrodieMay 18, 2015Staff

      Hi B,

      Please note that 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.



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    AliciaMay 12, 2015

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

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      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.



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