Netflix’s Cheaper Plan: Unwatchable Movies and Shows

netflix's cheaper plan: unwatchable movies and shows

On Thursday, Netflix introduced a new plan that is more affordable and includes advertisements. Along with those commercials; many television shows and movies are unavailable due to license restrictions

You can search via the Netflix platform to find anything with a lock mark. However, Netflix has yet to release a comprehensive list of episodes and movies currently out of stock. These movies and TV shows are unavailable to stream on the Netflix Basic With Ads package.

The following is a list of notable television shows and movies that are not currently available on Netflix’s Basic plan with advertisements:

Unavailable TV shows

  • Arrested Development
  • Breaking Bad
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • How to Get Away With Murder
  • The Crown
  • Cobra Kai
  • House of Cards
  • Peaky Blinders
  • New Girl
  • The Magicians
  • The Last Kingdom
  • The Sinner
  • Good Girls
  • The Good Place
  • Friday Night Lights

Unavailable movies

  • Skyfall
  • 28 Days
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Bad Guys

If you are still considering subscribing to Netflix’s ad-supported tier, the plan cost in the United States is $7 per month. Compared to the next cheapest subscription option offered by Netflix, the Basic with Ads plan provides a monthly savings of $3 for its subscribers.

According to Variety, Netflix is currently working through the licensing constraints. About 5%-10% of its lineup would be missing, depending on what country, with a more affordable tier.