What Do UK Netflix Users Have That US Netflix Users Don’t?

The film and TV industry hasn’t been the same since Netflix took Blockbuster’s place. Watching habits have been revolutionized. What had been reserved for specific times on specific days – episode releases, film releases – has been released from that stringent life. Now, we have a 24/7 timeframe. Now, in ten minutes, in two hours, two weeks – the choice is in the hands of the customer.

Netflix’s catalogue is widely consistent across territories but there often key differences. The France will have some shows and films those in Japan don’t. In this article, we pick out some examples of what UK Netflix users have that US users don’t. Read about them below.

The Office (US)

Many celebrities' careers were launched by the ground-breaking UK original version of The Office. The Office’s 2005 introduction in the US was met with critical and commercial acclaim, and this success and acclaim hasn’t dropped off.

It's odd that Netflix customers in the UK may watch the US version of The Office, but not in the US. You can watch all nine seasons of this hilarious programme, which many believe helped redefine US comedy, if you're in the UK.


Another classic American sitcom that is only available to UK Netflix users is Friends. Following a group of young New Yorkers as they attempt to navigate their social and professional lives, Friends became a cultural sensation, with 52.5 million viewers tuning in to watch the 2004 finale.

Friends is the ultimate comfort show. We feel like we actually know the characters personally. If you’re in the UK, you can enjoy this true classic on demand. If you’re from somewhere else but still want your Friends fix, you could use something like the Surfshark VPN.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Netflix isn’t all about TV shows, the platform is also home to a number of fantastic movies. The Wolf of Wall Street is no exception, this blockbuster hit from acclaimed director Martin Scorsese was nominated for five Oscars for its depiction of stockbroker Jordan Belfort.

If you’re in the UK, you can watch this modern classic from one of the last great living directors. The film also stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie in leading roles.

Rick and Morty

Don’t assume this animated show is for kids. Rick and Morty is a quirky, irreverent animation that follows the adventures and misadventures of genius scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson, Morty Smith.

Only available to UK Netflix users, Rick and Morty has a cult following who love nothing more than repeating the show’s many catchphrases and in-jokes. Simultaneously funny, thought-provoking and horrifying, Rick and Morty is a must-watch for any Netflix users in the UK.


Not many people realise just how different the content on UK and US Netflix is. The above examples are just the tip of the iceberg, UK users can enjoy a huge selection of films and TV shows that users based in the US cannot access. Open up your Netflix account and check out some of these fantastic shows and movies!