The Best Historical Movies from before the 50's on Netflix
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What is Flixboss?Flixboss is the unofficial guide to the best movies and series currently available to stream on Netflix. We keep track of all new additions to the catalog and let you know what's new and what's good.
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Why do movies and TV shows sometimes disappear from the Netflix catalog?Netflix licenses most of their titles (except "Originals") from studios around the world. These agreements run for a certain time, after which Netflix will decide whether they want to renew or not. Sometimes renewing isn't possible, for example if another streaming service licensed the title exclusively. Other times they find that the title isn't popular enough to warrant the cost of renewing. In that case, if you find that your favorite movie is leaving Netflix, it's probably because not enough people watched it and it was too expensive for them to keep it around. Check out the "Leaving Netflix"-page to find out what you need to see now, before it is too late
What are Netflix Originals?Movies and shows branded as "Netflix Originals" have been either produced directly by Netflix or licensed exclusively, so they are not available for viewing on any other streaming platform.
The first Original, the critically acclaimed series House of Cards, was released in February 2013 and since then there have been over 1,500 Originals.
Why doesn't the Netflix catalog contain the same titles in every country?Netflix is currently available in over 190 countries. Studios and content producers license their titles to streaming services on a per-country basis, meaning Netflix pays a sum for each country a movie or TV series should be available in. Since audiences in different countries have different preferences it doesn't always make sense for Netflix to buy the global rights to a title. After all, a Turkish crime drama series would probably work great in Turkey, but maybe won't be as popular in Australia or Canada.
Can I change my Netflix region and access movies and series available in other countries?Yes! Due to how content is licensed you are only supposed to have access to the titles that are available in the country you are currently in. But, using something called a VPN you can make it look like you are connecting from a different location, thus giving you access to hundreds of titles only available in other countries.
The whole thing is actually quite simple and you can be up and running in about 5 minutes. There are a couple of VPN providers that we recommend that work with Netflix (not all do). They all provide a 30-day money back guarantee so that you can try before you buy, and all are very easy to set up: Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, BBC iPlayer etc.
For more details, check out our comprehensive guide to the best VPNs that work with Netflix.