What Shows and Movies Aren’t Available in Netflix’s Ad Tier?

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Pictured: The Good Place, House of Cards, Uncharted, Rambo: Last Blood

Netflix’s new ad-tier is here and as expected, the entire Netflix library isn’t fully available, but how much content is missing? Here’s our first look at the titles currently unavailable in the US.

This list primarily covers Netflix in the United States. Other regions will vary. This list is also done on day 1 of the ad-tier launch; as per the Wall Street Journal, deals are still being negotiated.

While we won’t list every unavailable title, we will give some headline distributors and titles from certain categories that give you a flavor of what’s not available.

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Of course, if you want to watch these titles, you’ll need to upgrade to the Basic package until licensed restrictions have been resolved.

Netflix Originals

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Picture: Netflix

A handful of early Netflix Originals are unavailable through the ad tier, although the bulk of Netflix Originals unavailable fall into the Universal group of titles.

Netflix Originals unavailable through the ad tier include:

  • Arrested Development
  • House of Cards
  • The Last Kingdom
  • Peaky Blinders (notably is available in the UK where it’s listed as BBC title)
  • Father Christmas Is Back (2018)
  • Entire DreamWorks Netflix Original Library
    • Turbo FAST
    • Gabby’s Dollhouse
    • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
    • Dawn of the Croods
    • Dragons: Race to the Edge
    • Trollhunters Trilogy
    • Puss in Boots
    • Voltron
  • Veggietales in the City

Universal Movies and Shows

Out of all the distributors, Universal is the biggest key holdout for allowing its content on Netflix’s ad tier in both the movie and TV departments.

Universal Produced Shows

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Picture: USA Network

Regarding unavailable TV content, the biggest titles come from Universal, with shows that originally aired on NBC, USA Network, or Telemundo.

Omissions include:

  • Good Girls
  • Champions
  • Queen of the South
  • Shooter
  • Señora Acero
  • The Sinner
  • The Good Place

Universal Pictures Movies

All licensed movies from Universal are currently blocked out with titles including:

  • A Monster Calls (2016)
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
  • Contraband (2012)
  • Oblivion (2013)
  • Robin Hood (2010)
  • Wanted (2008)

Universal Animation

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The Bad Guys – Picture: DreamWorks

It also extends to the animated content, which are mainstays in Netflix’s movie and kids’ top 10s. These titles are from Illumination and DreamWorks.

Titles unavailable in that selection include currently:

  • Illumination’s Minions & More 1 & 2
  • The Bad Guys (2022)
  • Sing 2 (2021)

It also includes all the Universal 1440 titles Netflix has exclusive streaming rights to, including:

  • Blade of the 47 Ronin (2022)
  • The Munsters (2022)
  • Tremors: Shrieker Island (2020)

Sony Movies

Licensed Catalog Sony Movies

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Still Alice – Picture: Sony Pictures Classics

Sony Pictures Releasing movies seem to be all blocked out currently, with most to all of its older titles blocked out, including:

  • 30 Minutes or Less (2011)
  • Blood and Bone (2009)
  • Cleaner (2007)
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Resident Evil: Apocolypse (2004)
  • The Mask of Zorro (1998)
  • Snatch (2001)
  • Still Alice (2014)

First Window Sony Movies

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Uncharted – Picture: Sony Pictures

This extends to all the first window movies Netflix has picked up starting from 2022, including:

  • Father Stu (2022)
  • Morbius (2022)
  • Umma (2022)
  • Uncharted (2022)

Sony’s TV library (whether Netflix Original or licensed) is available, whether that be the likes of Community, The Blacklist, Seinfeld, or The Crown.

Lionsgate Movies

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Rambo (2008) – Picture: Lionsgate

All licensed Lionsgate movies are blocked from viewing on Netflix’s ad-tiers. Their shows on Netflix (mostly Netflix Originals) are available.

  • Delta Farce (2007)
  • Empire State (2013)
  • Man on a Ledge (2012)
  • Rambo (2008)
  • Rambo: Last Blood (2019)
  • The Hurt Locker (2009)

20th Television

While Disney-owned properties (Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder) are available on the ad-tier, 20th Television titles are not.

That includes:

  • Arrested Development (mentioned earlier)
  • New Girl

Given both are expected to leave Netflix next year, don’t expect this to change.

Internationally Licensed Titles and Smaller Distributors

Rounding out the list, we’ve got some odds and sods that dont’ make up a significant portion of the Netflix library. These titles either come from relatively small distributors internationally or from distributors such as The Weinstein Company or MGM.

  • Funan (2018)
  • Missing Link (2019)
  • Walking Tall (2004)

We’ve got more to come on how much of the library is unavailable through the ad tier, where we’ll break down the total availability but we wanted to pick through some of the biggest titles unavailable below.

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.