Netflix Australia vs Netflix US TV shows library comparison

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Netflix US might dominate Netflix Australia and New Zealand when it comes to content, but do you know exactly what you're missing out on?

Since Netflix finally launched Down Under, Aussies have enjoyed a bevy of exclusive series and hours upon hours of quality television and movies. However, the service is far from perfect. Netflix Australia still lacks many of the titles available in the US Netflix library, from hot new shows to all-time classics. In the table below, we've listed some of the most popular TV shows on Netflix US and whether they're available on Netflix here Down Under.

IMDB rankTitleIMDB ratingYearOn Netflix Australia?
1Breaking Bad9.62008no
2Planet Earth: The Complete Collection9.52006yes
3Sherlock9.32010no
4Firefly9.22002no
5Arrested Development9.12003yes
6House of Cards9.12013yes
7Fargo9.12014yes
8Dexter92006no
9F.R.I.E.N.D.S91994no
10Rome92005no
11Twin Peaks91990no
12Freaks and Geeks91999yes
13Death Note92006no
14Top Gear92002yes
15One Punch Man92015no
16Frozen Planet92011yes
17The Office (US)8.92005no
18Doctor Who8.92005yes
19Black Mirror8.92011yes
20It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia8.92005no
21Archer8.92009yes
22Attack on Titan8.82013no
23Peaky Blinders8.82013yes
24Supernatural8.82005no
25The X-Files8.81993no
26Battlestar Galactica8.82004no
27The Office (US)8.82005no
28Fawlty Towers8.81975yes
29The West Wing8.81999no
30Better Call Saul8.72015no
31The Walking Dead8.72010no
32Sons of Anarchy8.72008yes
33Mad Men8.72007yes
34Futurama8.71999no
35Shameless8.72011yes
36Star Trek: The Next Generation8.71987yes
37Louie8.72010no
38Friday Night Lights8.72006no
39Gomorrah8.72014no
40Wentworth8.72013no
41How I Met Your Mother8.62005yes
42LOST8.62004yes
43Prison Break8.62005yes
44Grand Designs8.61999no
45Spartacus: Blood and Sand8.62010yes
46The IT Crowd8.62006yes
47Parks and Recreation8.62009no
48Luther8.62010yes
49The Originals8.62013yes
50Agatha Christie's Poirot8.61989no
51Scrubs8.52001no
52Black Books8.52000yes
53Fringe8.52008no
54Orange is the New Black8.52013yes
55Psych8.52006no
56The Inbetweeners8.52008yes
57Family Guy8.51999no
58Californication8.42007no
59Orphan Black8.42013yes
60American Horror Story8.42011yes
61Person of Interest8.42011no
62Call the Midwife8.42012yes
63White Collar8.42009no
64Star Trek8.41966yes
65Broadchurch8.42013yes
66Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries8.42012yes
67Foyle's War8.42002no
68The Dick Van Dyke Show8.41961yes
69The Wonder Years8.31988no
70The Last Kingdom8.32015yes
71Hell on Wheels8.32011no
7230 Rock8.32006no
73An Idiot Abroad8.32010no
74Queer as Folk8.32000no
75Heartland8.32007yes
76Halt and Catch Fire8.32014no
77Doc Martin8.32004no
78Offspring8.32010yes
79Arrow8.22012yes
80The Fall8.22013yes
81That '70s Show8.21998yes
82Buffy the Vampire Slayer8.21997no
83Criminal Minds8.22005no
84Skins8.22007yes
85The Killing8.22011yes
86Velvet8.22013yes
87Better Off Ted8.22009no
88The Blacklist8.22013yes
89The Tudors8.22007no
90Bates Motel8.22013yes
91Bleach8.22004no
92How to Get Away with Murder8.22014yes
93Penny Dreadful8.22014no
94The Flash8.12014no
95The Vampire Diaries8.12009yes
96Once Upon a Time8.12011no
97Bones8.12005no
98Revenge8.12011no
99Weeds8.12005no
100Almost Human8.12013no
101NCIS8.12003no
102Law & Order: Special Victims Unit8.11999no
103Into the Badlands8.12015no
104Damages8.12007no
105Murdoch Mysteries8.12008no
106The Doctor Blake Mysteries8.12013no
107Ripper Street8.12012no
108Parenthood8.12010no
109Dragons: Riders of Berk8.12012yes
110Raising Hope82010no
111Travelers82016yes
112Star Wars: The Clone Wars82012yes
113Phineas and Ferb82007yes
114Pretty Little Liars82010yes
115Malcolm in the Middle82000no
116Lie to Me82009no
117Burn Notice82007no
118Gilmore Girls82000yes
119Frasier81993no
120Monkey Thieves82002no
121Jericho82006no
122Angel81999no
123iZombie82015no
124The Fosters82013no
125The Borgias82011no
126Riverdale7.92017yes
127Bones7.92005no
128Schitt's Creek7.92015yes
129Shetland7.92013yes
130Gotham7.92014yes
131Spotless7.92015no
132New Girl7.92011no
133My Name is Earl7.92005no
134Merlin7.92008no
135Eureka7.92006no
136Wilfred7.92011no
137Awake7.92012no
138Leverage7.92008no
139Wallander7.92008yes
140Versailles7.92015no
141Death in Paradise7.92011yes
142Animaniacs7.91993no
143Portlandia7.82011no
144Scandal7.82012no
145Switched at Birth7.82011no
146Jane the Virgin7.82014yes
147Cheers7.81982no
148The 1007.82014yes
149Being Human7.82008no
150Heroes7.82006yes
151Continuum7.82012yes
152Dollhouse7.82009no
1533rd Rock from the Sun7.81996no
154Limitless7.82015yes
155Crazy Ex-Girlfriend7.72015yes
156Grey's Anatomy7.72005no
157Shooter7.72016yes
158My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic7.72010yes
159American Dad7.72005no
160One Tree Hill7.72003no
161Nikita7.72010no
162Midsomer Murders7.71997no
163Lost Girl7.72010no
164Queen of the South7.72016no
165The Nurse Jackie7.72009no
166Father Brown7.62013no
167The L Word7.62004yes
168Haven7.62010no
169The Following7.62013no
170Alias7.62001no
171Reign7.62013no
172Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.7.52013no
173Blue Bloods7.52010no
174Hawaii Five-07.52010no
175Dark Matter7.52015no
176The Magicians7.52015no
177The Secret Circle7.52011no
178Wynonna Earp7.52016no
179Young and Hungry7.52014no
180Danger Mouse7.51981no
181The Shannara Chronicles7.42016yes
182Gossip Girl7.42007yes
183Touch7.42012no
184The 44007.42004no
185Drop Dead Diva7.42009no
186Rules of Engagement7.32007no
187The Batman7.32004no
188Don't Trust the B----in Apartment 237.32012no
189Good Witch7.32015yes
190Brickleberry7.32012no
191Colony7.32016no
192Everybody Loves Raymond7.21996no
193The Returned7.22015yes
194Quantico7.12015no
195Aquarius7.12015no
196Legends of Tomorrow72016no
197Charmed71998no
198CSI: New York72004no
199Ringer6.92011no
200Glee6.92009no
201Z Nation6.72014yes
202Terra Nova6.72011yes
203Revolution6.72012no
204Supergirl6.62015no
205CSI: Miami6.42002no
206Ghost Whisperer6.32005no

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    ...September 14, 2017

    Im sorry but this lis is very inccorect. I live in australia and therefor i know that alot of these tv series are actually on netflix. Thanks

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      MattSeptember 14, 2017Staff

      Thanks for your comment! Netflix is regularly updating its library with new content and removing TV shows, and though this list was accurate at the time of writing, it’s possible the library has since changed. If I may ask, which shows do you believe are incorrectly labelled?

      Regards,

      Matt

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    JimApril 13, 2017

    Is tv series the americans coming to netflix

    • Staff
      ArnoldApril 13, 2017Staff

      Hi Jim,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Unfortunately not. However, The Americans is available on Presto.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    BruceSeptember 6, 2016

    Sons of Anarchy is on Netflix AU

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    bradJune 5, 2016

    Crossing Lines appears to be on Netflix AU now

    • Staff
      BrodieJune 6, 2016Staff

      Hi brad,

      Thanks for pointing that out. I’ve updated our Netflix Australia database with the correct information.

      Cheers,
      Brodie

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    bradJune 5, 2016

    Crossing Lines appears to be on AU Netflix now

    • Staff
      BrodieJune 6, 2016Staff

      Hi Brad,

      Thanks for picking up on that. I will update the database with the correct information.

      Cheers,
      Brodie

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    MikeMay 18, 2016

    Good Day! When the flip is Sydney weekender arriving on Netflix Australia? Cheers

    • Staff
      BrodieMay 23, 2016Staff

      Hi Mike,

      That’s a bloody good question. Currently, Sydney Weekender isn’t available on Netflix or even its Aussie competitors, Presto or Stan. As for which provider decides to stream Sydney Weekender first, I’d say it’s a case of who dares wins.

      Cheers,
      Brodie

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    MichelleMay 16, 2016

    Hi there,

    On the list it says ‘life’ from year 2007 is available. unfortunately I don’t think it is as I’ve tried searching for it.

    • Staff
      BrodieMay 19, 2016Staff

      Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for spotting that. You’re right, it doesn’t look like 2007′s Life is on Netflix Australia. I’ll update the table with the correct information.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    MaryApril 21, 2016

    I was wondering about whether The L Word will be put onto Netflix?

    • Staff
      BrodieApril 25, 2016Staff

      Hi there,

      Netflix has not announced any plans to add The L Word to its library. However, you can catch it on Stan.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    MissApril 11, 2016

    Is Greys Anatomy streamed on any provider in Australia?
    I’m after older seasons… 4/5/6/7

    • Staff
      BrodieApril 11, 2016Staff

      Hi Miss Molly,

      Unfortunately, Grey’s Anatomy is not available to stream on any service in Australia. I would recommend downloading the later seasons through iTunes at $2.99 an episode or $29.99 for the entire season.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    RonApril 7, 2016

    is Madam Secretary, a channel 10 series available on Netflix

    • Staff
      BrodieApril 11, 2016Staff

      Hi Ron,

      Unfortunately, Madame Secretary is not available on Netflix. However, you can purchase Season 1 and Season 2 on iTunes.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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