Netflix Has 40% Fewer Movies Than It Did Five Years Ago

Netflix has added a lot of “original content” the last few years.  But they’ve also moved away from what everyone USED to use Netflix for.


According to, Netflix has 40% fewer streamable MOVIES than they had five years ago.  In 2014, there were 6,494 movies that you could stream.  Now it’s down to 3,849.


It’s partly because they’ve re-routed money into original programming.  But it’s also because there’s just more competition.  Netflix used to be the only streaming service people used.  But now Disney+ and other companies own a lot of streaming rights too.