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Netflix Movie and TV Show Country Comparison and Content Lists (finder.com.au) 75

SlappingOysters writes: Netflix's surprise large-scale global rollout to over 100 countries last week saw the company's huge entertainment offering appear in homes across the world overnight, however, no two countries were offered the exact same content. Finder has created a master list of TV shows and movies available for each country. There is also an interactive global map comparing each country and a comparison table that compares each country's offering to those of the USA. Last week a list of ID codes for all subgenres was released for anyone interested in narrowing down their searches.
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Netflix Movie and TV Show Country Comparison and Content Lists

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  • The countries that pirate the most all have matching colours on the map!

  • by thegarbz ( 1787294 ) on Thursday January 14, 2016 @08:41AM (#51299211)

    Australia, 38.29% of the US TV shows, 34.51% of the US Movies

    And in unrelated news the movie industry is dismayed that piracy is such a problem in Australia and vow to intensively litigate their way into the hearts and minds of those criminals.

    • by AHuxley ( 892839 )
      Thats some powerful control by established Australian interests to keep their existing cash streams flowing.
    • by Luthair ( 847766 )
      Worth noting that regions often have different content, particularly non-english regions.
      • I know we sometimes spell the word colour (color) a bit funny and you don't understand when our neighbours (neighbors) gets something from the boot (trunk) of their 4-wheel-drive (SUV), but it's not that hard to translate Yanky (English) into Auzzie (English) mate (person I don't know).

        And yes, regions often have different content, typically because someone with more money than God doesn't feel like their current 4 Ferraris* adequately compensate their lack of manhood.

        *I'm just joking. Rupert Murdoch gets d

        • by Luthair ( 847766 )

          I'm Canadian, so I also spell it colour (except when coding, as it won't compile....)

          My point is mostly that most regions have their own local content available via netflix. (Except for Canada, because dumbasses sold out and decided it would be easier to just rebroadcast US TV.)

          • I'm willing to bet that desire for local content would be a minority in english speaking countries. Sure few people in the USA would complain about a lack of a bollywood back catalogue but frankly a lot of content is quite universal. Like Red Dwarf, Yes Minister and oh I don't know... GAME OF THRONES!

    • by mjwx ( 966435 )

      Australia, 38.29% of the US TV shows, 34.51% of the US Movies

      And in unrelated news the movie industry is dismayed that piracy is such a problem in Australia and vow to intensively litigate their way into the hearts and minds of those criminals.

      To be 100% fair, it's piss easy to watch American or British Netflix in Oz. This alone has dropped piracy rates significantly. Most people only need to pirate Porn and Game of Thrones these days.

  • Fuck Madagascar.
    • Fuck Madagascar.

      Oh, that's been said, repeatedly, by anyone who's ever played one of those "infect the world" games.

  • by dskoll ( 99328 ) on Thursday January 14, 2016 @08:52AM (#51299253) Homepage

    I've had Netflix (Canada) for a few months and I am completely underwhelmed. Even the USA library of 4593 movies is completely pathetic. A decent video store (yes, there is one where I live) will have at least 15,000 to 20,000 titles and often up to 40,000.

    I understand that the licensing terms make it impossible for Netflix to have such an extensive library, but they and the content producers need to work out something or people will start abandoning them and going back to the old-fashioned way of streaming movies... illegally or quasi-legally.

    • by hjf ( 703092 )

      or people will start abandoning them and going back to the old-fashioned way of streaming movies... illegally or quasi-legally

      No, they won't. "People" never streamed anything illegally. "People" never downloaded movies. My dad watches netflix, but he gets AIDS on his computer trying to download a program. If i teach him about torrents he'll probably blow his computer up somehow.
      A small fraction of people download illegally. Netflix users are an overwhelming majority. Even with "as easy to use" alternative

      • Try using sickrage and CouchPotato, combined with either deluge or rutorrent, with Plex as a front end (has a roku app, if pc is too hard.) Basically impossible for him to install malware, especially if he uses a streaming set top.

        Sickrage is awesome by the way. Works much like a DVR, just tell it what shows you want and it fetches the episodes as they air. Only it's better than a DVR because the commercials are removed before you begin watching.

    • I can always find something worthy on Netflix. And the price is right. It's hard to complain.
      • I can always find something worthy on Netflix. And the price is right. It's hard to complain.

        Finding something worth watching (however you define that) is not the same as finding what you want to watch. My kids and I want to watch specific movies. Redbox with it's extremely limited selection blows netflix out of the water when it comes to wanting to watch the latest movie. For TV shows, amazon's selection is pretty good IF you're willing to pay $2 per episode (which most people aren't). Luckily for me, my local library carries most tv shows and between redbox and the library I can cover most of

    • by 110010001000 ( 697113 ) on Thursday January 14, 2016 @09:46AM (#51299447) Homepage Journal
      A video store? Do you stop by it on your way home from the arcade in your Firebird?
      • by mridoni ( 228377 )

        A video store? Do you stop by it on your way home from the arcade in your Firebird?

        I do, but only if I can find a phone booth along the road to call my office and check that my fax has been sent.

      • Ha! You just whacked me with a good dose of nostalgia.
      • by mjwx ( 966435 )

        A video store? Do you stop by it on your way home from the arcade in your Firebird?

        I'm pretty sure you need a DeLorean to get to a video store these days.

    • "will start abandoning them and going back to streaming..."

      That's a very optimistic use of tense there, Mr (or Ms) dskoll.

    • by swb ( 14022 )

      What's obnoxious about the lack of movie content isn't just that there's little there, it's how Netflix floods the movies that are there with the most atrocious, D-list content imaginable and then plays games to make browsing the content extremely difficult in order to mask how little there is to watch.

      Amazon Instant isn't a lot better, but lately I've been noticing more quality movie titles on Amazon Instant than Netflix.

      When HBONOW became available I subscribed and while their movie content is smaller, th

      • Agreed.

        Someone else made an insightful comment about netflix a while back.

        When the movie studios realized Netflix was giving the consumer what they wanted, they demanded a bigger piece of the pie and the Netflix catalog dried up.

        Ever since, Netflix they've been filling it with junk documentaries and B-movies.

        Netflix abandoned their fancy recommendation algorithm because it was simpler to just recommend based on popular and trending titles. And there's no point recommending something isn't in the catalog. Wo

        • by swb ( 14022 )

          I am not aware of any other mainstream competitors for flat-fee all-you-can-view offerings.

          Amazon is a reasonable challenger -- a lot of Netflix catalog overlap, and their original programming is nearly on par with Netflix, maybe better depending on your tastes. They also don't seem to have as many of the licensing problems that Netflix has that hinder their selection; they seem to have a slightly better catalog of films. And you get all the other benefits of prime,which these days are nothing to sneeze a

    • Agreed. It's disheartening to see from the list that Haiti gets more shows than Canada.
    • by neurojab ( 15737 )

      >I understand that the licensing terms make it impossible for Netflix to have such an extensive library, but they and the content producers need to work out something or people will start abandoning them and going back to the old-fashioned way of streaming movies... illegally or quasi-legally.

      Not really, no. Think of Netflix as a provider of exclusive content and curated, rotating third party content for a low monthly price. It's more akin to HBO than a video store. IMO most people that have Netflix

    • by antdude ( 79039 )

      Same on Vudu, Amazon, iTunes, etc. It's like you need all of them! :P

      • by KGIII ( 973947 )

        I have Netflix and Hulu+. I don't think I've actually used either in the past year. :/ My kids use 'em but they're adults and I know they have enough money to pay for it themselves. Ah well... I'll probably continue to pay for them. I think my son mentioned that he'd somehow added Showtime to Hulu (yeah, I let the buggers get away with anything) and he seemed pretty content with that. I mostly stream documentaries where i find them... I've got like 15,000 in my YouTube queue alone.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    iStreamGuide App from the people at https://whatsnewonnetflix.com/ and you can see that comparing the number of shows and movies is not enough to evaluate Netflix offerings in various countries. E.g. to take one of the latest new arrivals the Librarian TV movies can only be viewed in Denmark, whereas the movie The Lost World: Jurassic Park only runs in Central and South Americsn countries.

  • > ID codes for all subgenres was released

    Intergenerational lesbian love stories? There's Desert Hearts, and Loving Annabelle, and Losing Chase, but that one was frustration and suck as the denoument for the buildup was ruined when a kid walked in 10 seconds too early, and two new movies out this year, but won't be on Netflix for a while.

  • the USA catalog has most titles by count, but not all others are subsets of it. check out https://www.smartflix.io/ [smartflix.io] , a proxy service that improves netflix tremendously. they are using data from this search engine http://unogs.com/ [unogs.com] .

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