Are the “Fantastic Beasts” movies on Netflix?

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The Fantastic Beasts movies are the next big project from J. K. Rowling and are set in the Harry Potter universe. The first movie was a smash hit and with the second movie on the way, we thought we’d take a look to see if either the original or the upcoming second movie will be coming to Netflix.

The Harry Potter universes is one of the most prolific in history with the books alone inspiring millions and the fantastic movies that followed. The Fantastic Beasts movies serve as both a spin-off and prequel to the Harry Potter series with multiple references to its older brother sprinkled throughout.

The main star of the movie series is Eddie Redmayne who plays Newt who travels to the United States to be involved with a community of witches and wizards.

The first movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them released in 2016 with the upcoming movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald coming in November 2018.

Is Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them on Netflix?

The first movie can be found on multiple Netflix regions although probably not yours. As of the time of writing the 2016 movie can be found on Netflix in Australia, India, Japan and Sweeden.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the major reasons and why you can’t find Fantastic Beasts or the Harry Potter movies on Netflix.

The movie is owned and distributed by Warner Brothers who famously keep their movies away from Netflix in the United States and the United Kingdom. That’s because they prefer to put their content on their parent companies cable channel, HBO. For those in the United States, unless another deal has been made, you’ll only find Fantastic Beasts on HBO.

Over in the United Kingdom, a similar deal exists between Warner Brothers and Sky meaning you’ll only be able to watch the movie on NowTV for streaming.

Will Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald come to Netflix?

For those in the United States and the United Kingdom, the answer is once again no. However, if you’re in Australia or the other aforementioned regions, you have a fighting chance. Last time, the movies dropped roughly a year or so after it released in theatres meaning you could expect it to arrive at the end of 2019 at the earliest.

Do you wish the Fantastic Beasts movies were on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.