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Netflix has a lot of content, but sometimes certain things are blocked in other countries. With so many different video libaries, Uswitch wanted to see the country with the best Netflix collection.

Uswitch performed a study that calculated which countries have access to the best-reviewed and most awarded TV and film content by totaling the IMBD scores for every TV series and film in each country’s library. This was combined with the total number of award wins and nominations, which was then converted into a Netflix catalog score out of a possible 100.

Where To See the Best TV and Film on Netflix 

With an IMDB total of 27,284, more than 19,000 award wins and over 40,000 award nominations across its entire Netflix catalogue – Japan is awarded the maximum 100 Netflix catalogue points for its total score of 86,961, highest of all countries.  

The Czech Republic is second on the list with a Netflix catalogue score of 97.61. In third place is South Korea with a score of 94.02, the UK has a score of 93.78 which lands fourth place, and in fifth, it’s Switzerland with a score of 94.74.  

Interestingly, 50% of the top 30 list is made up of European countries, with the United States only just making an appearance in 29th place.   Netflix first became available in Japan in 2015, and the top five IMDB rated TV series and films in Japan’s library are: Breaking Bad (IMDB score of 9.5) Shawshank Redemption (9.3), Our Planet (9.3), Avatar: The Last Airbender (9.2) and Rick and Morty (9.2). 

The Top 30 Countries In The World With The Best Netflix:  

Rank   Country    Sum of total IMDB score, award wins and nominations   Netflix catalogue score (out of 100)  
1   Japan   86,961   100.00  
2   Czech Republic   84,885   97.61  
3   South Korea   81,761   94.02  
4   United Kingdom   81,553   93.78  
5   Switzerland   81,513   93.74  
6   Hungary   81,346   93.54  
7   Germany   81,123   93.29  
8   Belgium   81,031   93.18  
9   India   79,987   91.98  
10   Canada   78,342   90.09  
11   Slovakia   77,776   89.44  
12   Romania   77,254   88.84  
13   Hong Kong   76,167   87.59  
14   Australia   75,767   87.13  
15   Singapore   75,735   87.09  
16   France   74,765   85.98  
17   Thailand   74,705   85.91  
18   Lithuania   74,343   85.49  
19   Mexico   72,218   83.05  
20   Argentina   72,218   83.05  
21   Poland   72,005   82.80  
22   Italy   71,018   81.67  
23   Greece   70,366   80.92  
24   Spain   70,215   80.74  
25   Russia   70,214   80.74  
26   Netherlands   70,109   80.62  
27   Brazil   69,862   80.34  
28   South Africa   69,633   80.07  
29   United States   69,462   79.88  
30   Malaysia   66,925   76.96  

The Countries That Have Access To The Best Films  

The research from Uswitch also looked into which countries are offering the best content for movie buffs, and it shows the Czech Republic has the best library. With an IMDB total of 17,226, almost 15,000 award wins and just over 28,000 nominations, it’s officially the country with the highest quality movies on Netflix.  

Japan loses its top spot on this list, slipping down to second place. South Korea takes third place again, and Hungary and Germany are in fourth and fifth place respectively. The UK which was well inside the top five overall, now doesn’t even rank in the top 10, slipping down into 12th place. 

The Dream House, with an IMDB score of 9.4, is the highest-rated film on IMDB in the Czech Republic Netflix library right now. Just behind in second, it’s Shawshank Redemption (9.3). The Godfather (9.2) takes third, The Consuls Son (9.1) is fourth, and Green Gold (9) is fifth.  

Top 15 Countries with The Best Netflix Movies: 

Rank   Country    Sum of total IMDB score, award wins and nominations   Netflix film catalogue score (out of 100)  
1   Czech Republic   59,837   100.00  
2   Japan   58,636   97.99  
3   South Korea   56,443   94.33  
4   Hungary   56,287   94.07  
5   Germany   54,313   90.77  
6   India   53,242   88.98  
7   Switzerland   53,026   88.62  
8   Romania   52,644   87.98  
9   Belgium   52,382   87.54  
10   Slovakia   52,334   87.46  
11   Canada   51,708   86.41  
12   United Kingdom   51,286   85.71  
13   Italy   50,223   83.93  
14   Hong Kong   49,783   83.20  
15   Australia   49,755   83.15  

The Countries with The Best TV  

Looking purely at TV shows, the data shows UK subscribers have the best quality TV shows to choose between on Netflix. With a total IMDB score of 11,318, more than 5,000 award wins and over 13,000 nominations, the UK scores almost 2,000 more points more than Belgium, in second place.  

Thailand makes its first appearance in the research, claiming third place with a score of 94.49. Fourth place goes to Singapore, whilst Switzerland claims fifth place with a Netflix catalogue score of 94.12. The United States also makes a comeback here, from an overall ranking position of 29th to the 8th best country for TV shows on Netflix.  

Breaking Bad, with an IMDB score of 9.5 is the best-reviewed TV series in the UK’s Netflix library right now. Just behind in second place, it’s Our Planet (9.3) and in equal fifth, it’s Rick and Morty, The Last Dance, and Avatar: The Last Airbender, all with an IMDB score of 9.2. 

Top 15 Countries with The Best Netflix TV Shows:

Rank   Country   Sum of total IMDB score, award wins and nominations   Netflix catalogue score (out of 100)  
1   United Kingdom   30,267   100.00  
2   Belgium   28,649   94.65  
3   Thailand   28,600   94.49  
4   Singapore   28,495   94.14  
5   Switzerland   28,487   94.12  
6   Japan   28,325   93.58  
7   Lithuania   28,233   93.28  
8   United States   27,971   92.41  
9   Malaysia   27,428   90.62  
10   South Africa   27,186   89.82  
11   Germany   26,811   88.58  
12   India   26,745   88.36  
13   Canada   26,635   88.00  
14   France   26,589   87.85  
15   Hong Kong   26,384   87.17  

 

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