In 2013, Netflix began producing original shows and movies, which were more expensive but gave subscribers something they couldn’t get anywhere else.
While Netflix has been making a concerted effort to provide viewers with quality original films and programmes, it seems as though the ever-popular streaming service may be sifting on actual good movies that aren’t a part of their in-house roster. As pointed out by Streaming Observer, Netflix now has only 31 movies ranked in IMDB’s (Internet Movie Database) Top 250 list.
However, there’s some evidence that Netflix is actually losing quality titles as it invests more in originals. A common consensus over the recent months is that Netflix’s movie library is shrinking, and while that may be the case, what is worse, however, is the lack of quality content.Two years ago, the streaming service hosted 49 of the aforementioned Top 250 movies from IMDB, which equates to just under 20 percent. As of September 2016, it fell to about 12 percent.
Here are the movies that can be found on Netflix as well as IMDB’s Top 250 list:
The Usual Suspects
Saving Private Ryan
Back to the Future
To Kill a Mockingbird
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Good Will Hunting
V for Vendetta
No Country for Old Men
Into the Wild
There Will Be Blood
The Princess Bride
The Truman Show
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
In short, you’ll want to catch them before they’re gone — because if things continue trending in this particular direction, Netflix’s quality conventional catalog might just diminish.