Netflix UK vs the World: content libraries compared

We’ve perused other countries’ Netflix libraries to see how they compare to ours.

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Users of Netflix and other TV streaming platforms will be aware that thanks to licensing issues, their libraries can differ widely depending on which country they are in. But can one country’s library be considered the best? We compiled the libraries of 34 countries to get an idea of how they compare.

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Number of films

Country Movies Percentage difference to UK
Canada 4,093 4.81%
United States 3,969 1.64%
United Kingdom 3,905 0.00%
India 3,698 -5.30%
Slovakia 3,645 -6.66%
Australia 3,631 -7.02%
Czech Republic 3,615 -7.43%
Hungary 3,575 -8.45%
Romania 3,516 -9.96%
South Africa 3,424 -12.32%
Singapore 3,370 -13.70%
Thailand 3,345 -14.34%
Japan 3,283 -15.93%
Lithuania 3,245 -16.90%
Switzerland 3,230 -17.29%
Russia 3,212 -17.75%
Iceland 3,192 -18.26%
Israel 3,144 -19.49%
Greece 3,142 -19.54%
South Korea 3,069 -21.41%
Mexico 2,984 -23.59%
Argentina 2,983 -23.61%
Germany 2,942 -24.66%
Belgium 2,886 -26.09%
Brazil 2,886 -26.09%
Hong Kong 2,813 -27.96%
France 2,659 -31.91%
Italy 2,600 -33.42%
Poland 2,569 -34.21%
Sweden 2,551 -34.67%
Netherlands 2,548 -34.75%
Turkey 2,540 -34.96%
Spain 2,479 -36.52%

Data correct as of February 2020.

When it comes to films, the Netflix library in Canada has the widest selection at 4,093 titles, 4.81% more than in the UK. The UK’s library ranks third in this sample, behind Canada and the USA, which is nothing to sneeze at, as it means 92% of Netflix libraries (or at least the ones in this sample) have a smaller film selection than ours. Portugal sits at the bottom of the list, with a movie selection almost half the size of ours.

See the full list of movies available on Netflix UK.

Number of TV shows

Country Series Percentage difference to the UK
United Kingdom 2,019 0.00%
India 1,969 -2.48%
United States 1,927 -4.56%
Australia 1,901 -5.84%
South Africa 1,866 -7.58%
Singapore 1,837 -9.01%
Thailand 1,836 -9.06%
Slovakia 1,827 -9.51%
Canada 1,823 -9.71%
Lithuania 1,821 -9.81%
Russia 1,821 -9.81%
Czech Republic 1,818 -9.96%
Hungary 1,814 -10.15%
Iceland 1,792 -11.24%
Japan 1,738 -13.92%
Switzerland 1,677 -16.94%
Israel 1,676 -16.99%
Romania 1,658 -17.88%
Greece 1,612 -20.16%
Belgium 1,567 -22.39%
Hong Kong 1,563 -22.59%
France 1,557 -22.88%
Argentina 1,531 -24.17%
Mexico 1,530 -24.22%
Brazil 1,513 -25.06%
Germany 1,511 -25.16%
Spain 1,435 -28.93%
Netherlands 1,399 -30.71%
Turkey 1,399 -30.71%
South Korea 1,396 -30.86%
Sweden 1,378 -31.75%
Italy 1,376 -31.85%
Portugal 1,364 -32.44%

Data correct as of February 2020.

The UK wins in the TV shows count, having over 2,000 series available on the platform. India comes in second place with only 2.48% fewer TV shows than the UK. The country with the fewest shows on Netflix is Poland, which has 33% fewer series than we do.

See what TV shows are on Netflix UK.

Total number of titles

Country Total Percentage difference to the UK
United Kingdom 5,924 0.00%
Canada 5,916 -0.14%
United States 5,896 -0.47%
India 5,667 -4.34%
Australia 5,532 -6.62%
Slovakia 5,472 -7.63%
Czech Republic 5,433 -8.29%
Hungary 5,389 -9.03%
South Africa 5,290 -10.70%
Singapore 5,207 -12.10%
Thailand 5,181 -12.54%
Romania 5,174 -12.66%
Lithuania 5,066 -14.48%
Russia 5,033 -15.04%
Japan 5,021 -15.24%
Iceland 4,984 -15.87%
Switzerland 4,907 -17.17%
Israel 4,820 -18.64%
Greece 4,754 -19.75%
Argentina 4,514 -23.80%
Mexico 4,514 -23.80%
South Korea 4,465 -24.63%
Belgium 4,453 -24.83%
Germany 4,453 -24.83%
Brazil 4,399 -25.74%
Hong Kong 4,376 -26.13%
France 4,216 -28.83%
Italy 3,976 -32.88%
Netherlands 3,947 -33.37%
Turkey 3,939 -33.51%
Sweden 3,929 -33.68%
Poland 3,918 -33.86%
Spain 3,914 -33.93%

Data correct as of February 2020.

To choose an overall winner, we summed each country’s film and TV series counts to get the total number of titles. The UK came out on top of our sample, having the largest library overall at 5,924 individual titles, just 8 more titles than Canada in second place (5,916).

See what streaming quality you can expect in each country.

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