Is ‘The Polar Express’ on Netflix for Christmas 2019?

The Polar Express – Picture: Warner Brothers Pictures

Christmas time is the perfect time to rewatch some of the classic Christmas movies which The Polar Express now firmly sits among the best. Are you able to watch The Polar Express on Netflix in 2019? Let’s take a look. 

Despite some aging animations, The Polar Express is still a big holiday tradition with it taking a young boy on an adventure unlike any others. The movie was nominated for three Oscars and featured the voice talents of Tom Hanks, known already for his voice on Toy Story as well as Chris Coppola, Eddie Deezen and Peter Scolari.

If you’re in the UK, there’s a specially themed train completed with a Tom Hanks-esque conductor taking place throughout the holiday season.

 

Why isn’t The Polar Express on Netflix in the United States?

To understand what movies stream where and why you need to look at who owns the license. In the case of The Polar Express. Warner Brothers own the distribution rights so, therefore, chooses which streaming services to license out to.

Unfortunately, there’s nowhere streaming The Polar Express in the United States for 2019. What we’re predicting is that The Polar Express will be part of the permanent Christmas lineup for the upcoming HBO Max service which is owned by Warner Brothers.

One caveat though is that Netflix’s DVD service does still carry the movie so you can rent from there.

Is The Polar Express on Netflix in the UK?

In the United Kingdom, the movie is once again streaming on NowTV for the holiday season. You can also watch in the United Kingdom if you have a Sky Movies subscription.

What regions of Netflix are streaming The Polar Express

Some regions of Netflix are streaming The Polar Express in 2019, though. In fact, 17 regions of Netflix currently have The Polar Express.

  • Czech Republic
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Slovakia

Thanks to Unogs for the international Netflix data.

There you have it, sadly The Polar Express won’t be on Netflix for this Christmas. Will you be headed out to the shops to buy the DVD.