We already knew Netflix's content library was shrinking, but now comes the first warning that the quality might be declining too. According to a study, the streaming service only offers 31 of the top-ranked 250 films on IMDB. Which works out at about 12 per cent.
This is down from just two years before. When a Reddit user analysed how many of IMDB's top films were on Netflix in 2014, they found 49 matches (about 20 per cent).
So the proportion has declined by about 8 per cent in two years.
Which would explain those occasions where you can't find anything to watch on Netflix.
The top-ranked films that Netflix does offer include 'Pulp Fiction', 'The Usual Suspects', 'Back to the Future' and 'The Princess Bride'. But in the last few years, it's lost a lot of films. One deal with Starz ended in 2012, and saw Netflix lose 2,000 titles. Last year, Epix also discontinued its agreement with Netflix.
Netflix recently signed a deal to show its original films in some cinemas in America – this is thought to be the streaming service's attempt to bag itself an Oscar. It's also commissioned two Chris Rock comedy specials, for which it will pay the comedian a staggering $40 million.
Source: Streaming Observer