19 Films And TV Shows You Can Watch On Netflix In The US But Not In The UK

Ever experience the frustration of not being able to find something to watch on Netflix? This might be why.

1. Parks and Recreation.

NBC / Deedle-Dee Productions


Netflix US has five seasons available to watch. How many are available in the UK?


Viewers just have to settle for whenever BBC Four decides to show a new series.

2. The West Wing.

NBC / John Wells Productions


Even though the show ended eight years ago, telling others you have watched every single episode of The West Wing back-to-back can give you some middle-class kudos. But can you watch it in the UK?



3. House.

Bad Hat Harry Productions / NBC Universal

4. Futurama.

The Curiosity Company / 20th Century Fox

Ten seasons (including the feature-length episodes from 2008) are on the US site. In the UK…


Sure, QI will fill that hole (spoiler: it won’t).

5. 30 Rock.

Broadway Video / Little Stranger, Inc.

All 138 episodes are on there in the US (yes, there are that many). Can you watch any of them over here?

6. Then there’s Mad Men.

Weiner Bros. / AMC

Yes, that’s right.

7. The Walking Dead.

AMC Studios / Circle of Confusion

The first three series of the show are available on Netflix US.

But it is not available here.

8. How about The Hunger Games?

Color Force / Lionsgate

This film used to be on there, but no longer.

So now the odds are no longer in our favour.

9. And then there’s Family Guy.

Fuzzy Door Productions / 20th Century Fox

Can you detect a theme going on?

Although you can watch episodes on BBC Three every 45 minutes forever.

10. New Girl.

Elizabeth Meriwether Pictures / NBC

Netflix has the first two seasons on demand over there.

“Hey gurrrrrllll… What you’re doing?”

11. Classic Lost?

ABC / Bad Robot Productions

Yeah, they might escape the island *spoilers*. But is it on Netflix UK?

12. Or how about some classy Frasier instead?

Grub Street Productions / NBC

All 11 seasons are on Netflix US. But…you know what is coming.

13. Or some completely unclassy Sharknado instead?

The Asylum / The Asylum


14. Or perhaps some British films… like The King’s Speech?

UK Film Council / See-Saw Films

15. Skyfall?

Eon Productions / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Eon Productions / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer


Surely it must be on Netflix UK, considering that James Bond is a British institution.

16. An Idiot Abroad?

Mentorn Media / BBC Worldwide

Surely it should be… It is a British documentary.

17. Trainspotting?

Channel Four Films / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

18. In the Loop?

BBC Films / UK Film Council


19. And while Mean Girls has JUST been added to Netflix US…

SNL Studios / Paramount Pictures

Even though its sub-par sequel Mean Girls 2 has been there for years…

Is it available in the UK?

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Scott Bryan is a TV editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London. Contact this reporter at: scott.bryan@buzzfeed.com
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