Why Many are Angry with Netflix

Writer Matt Peckham can’t seem to understand why people are upset with the recent Netflix price hike and plan separation. He admits he has only been a streaming-only subscriber. This admission is telling as the lack of streaming content is apparent when compared to the content available via the disc options.

Let’s pretend that it doesn’t matter that the streaming library is much smaller than the disc library. The streaming library just doesn’t stand up on its own, there is not enough content to justify a price hike.

Let’s take the top 25 all-time rated movies from IMDB and see how many of them are available via Netflix streaming:

# Title Stream
1 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) No
2 The Godfather (1972) No
3 The Godfather: Part II (1974) No
4 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) No
5 Pulp Fiction (1994) Yes
6 12 Angry Men (1957) No
7 Schindler’s List (1993) No
8 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Yes
9 Inception (2010) No
10 The Dark Knight (2008) No
11 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) No
12 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) No
13 Seven Samurai (1954) No
14 Fight Club (1999) No
15 Goodfellas (1990) No
16 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) No
17 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Yes
18 Casablanca (1942) No
19 City of God (2002) No
20 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) No
21 Rear Window (1954) No
22 The Matrix (1999) No
23 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) No
24 The Usual Suspects (1995) No
25 Psycho (1960) N0

There you have it, 3 of 25 of the best movies are available for streaming. All 25 films are available for the disc option.

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