Since 1997, Netflix has provided people around the world the chance to watch movies and TV shows on nearly any electronic device. More than 65 million people from over 50 countries are currently using Netflix. But there is a complaint I have heard frequently from serious Netflix users: many people think that the selection available on Netflix is not nearly large enough.
I use Netflix nearly every day, and I am always annoyed by their movie selection. Actually, it’s not annoyance; it’s disappointment. Very few new releases are put on Netflix. Almost no high-budget films show up. If any major blockbuster is on Netflix, it is invariably taken off in a few weeks.
For example, about a month ago I saw Gladiator was available on Netflix. I was very happy to see it there. It’s a great movie. But it is 15 years old. And after waiting 15 years for it to arrive on Netflix, I will probably have to say goodbye to it in a month or two.