I have started using the free one month trial for netflix and wanted to write a review of the content selection that they offer. Although there selection seems large but it is also decieving.
They frequently list movies based on search results and my personal preferences, but I am noticing that many of the movies listed are not actually availible for viewing.
Some of the movies that are listed but not availible for viewing
- Pretty Woman
- Erin Brockovich
- All Smallville seasons
- Stargate Atlantis/Universe/SG-1 Seasons
- The Lawnmower Man
- The Long Kiss Goodnight
- GI Jane
- Point Break
I tried searching the site for information regarding why movies are listed but unavailible for viewing, but could not find any information. A bing/google search did not provide any information either. I am wondering if some of these unavailible movies will become availible after the one month free trial ends and I have actually been charged for a month of service but we will have to wait and see.
It is frustrating to search for a movie and be presented with a successfull search reasult but discover that the movie is unavailible to watch. If it's not availible why is it even in the system with a description of the movie to boot? There is also no date stating when the movie will become availible.
I will be making follow up posts about the netflix service here in canada, and hopefully there selection will improve within a resonable time frame.