Study: Japan has the best Netflix content

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Japan’s Netflix library contains more top-quality TV and film content than anywhere else in the world, according to a study by Uswitch 

The research calculated which countries have access to the best-reviewed and most awarded TV and film content by totalling the IMDb scores for every TV series and film in each country’s library. This was combined with the total number of award wins and award nominations and Uswitch then converted the overall total into a Netflix catalogue score out of a possible 100.

Where To See the Best TV and Film on Netflix 

With an IMDb total of 27,284, more than 19,000 award wins and over 40,000 award nominations across its entire Netflix catalogue – Japan is awarded the maximum 100 Netflix catalogue points for its total score of 86,961, highest of all countries.  

The Czech Republic is second on the list with a Netflix catalogue score of 97.61. In third place is South Korea with a score of 94.02, the UK has a score of 93.78 which lands fourth place, and in fifth, it’s Switzerland with a score of 94.74.  

Interestingly, 50 per cent of the top 30 list is made up of European countries, with the US only just making an appearance in 29th place.  

Netflix first became available in Japan in 2015, and the top five IMDb rated titles in Japan’s library are: Breaking Bad (IMDB score of 9.5) Shawshank Redemption (9.3), Our Planet (9.3), Avatar: The Last Airbender (9.2) [pictured] and Rick and Morty (9.2).


The Top 30 Countries In The World With The Best Netflix:  

Rank  

Country   

Sum of total IMDb score, award wins and nominations  

Netflix catalogue score (out of 100)  

1  

Japan  

86,961  

100.00  

2  

Czech Republic  

84,885  

97.61  

3  

South Korea  

81,761  

94.02  

4  

United Kingdom  

81,553  

93.78  

5  

Switzerland  

81,513  

93.74  

6  

Hungary  

81,346  

93.54  

7  

Germany  

81,123  

93.29  

8  

Belgium  

81,031  

93.18  

9  

India  

79,987  

91.98  

10  

Canada  

78,342  

90.09  

11  

Slovakia  

77,776  

89.44  

12  

Romania  

77,254  

88.84  

13  

Hong Kong  

76,167  

87.59  

14  

Australia  

75,767  

87.13  

15  

Singapore  

75,735  

87.09  

16  

France  

74,765  

85.98  

17  

Thailand  

74,705  

85.91  

18  

Lithuania  

74,343  

85.49  

19  

Mexico  

72,218  

83.05  

20  

Argentina  

72,218  

83.05  

21  

Poland  

72,005  

82.80  

22  

Italy  

71,018  

81.67  

23  

Greece  

70,366  

80.92  

24  

Spain  

70,215  

80.74  

25  

Russia  

70,214  

80.74  

26  

Netherlands  

70,109  

80.62  

27  

Brazil  

69,862  

80.34  

28  

South Africa  

69,633  

80.07  

29  

United States  

69,462  

79.88  

30  

Malaysia  

66,925  

76.96 


The Countries with The Best TV 
 

Looking purely at TV shows, the data shows UK subscribers have the best quality TV shows to choose between on Netflix. With a total IMDb score of 11,318, more than 5,000 award wins and over 13,000 nominations, the UK scores almost 2,000 more points more than Belgium, in second place.  

Thailand makes its first appearance in the research, claiming third place with a score of 94.49. Fourth place goes to Singapore, whilst Switzerland claims fifth place with a Netflix catalogue score of 94.12.  

The US also makes a comeback here, from an overall ranking position of 29th to the 8th best country for TV shows on Netflix.  

Breaking Bad, with an IMDb score of 9.5 is the best-reviewed TV series in the UK’s Netflix library right now. Just behind in second place, it’s Our Planet (9.3) and in equal fifth, it’s Rick and Morty, The Last Dance, and Avatar: The Last Airbender, all with an IMDb score of 9.2. 

Top 15 Countries with The Best Netflix TV Shows:

Rank  

Country  

Sum of total IMDb score, award wins and nominations  

Netflix catalogue score (out of 100)  

1  

United Kingdom  

30,267  

100.00  

2  

Belgium  

28,649  

94.65  

3  

Thailand  

28,600  

94.49  

4  

Singapore  

28,495  

94.14  

5  

Switzerland  

28,487  

94.12  

6  

Japan  

28,325  

93.58  

7  

Lithuania  

28,233  

93.28  

8  

United States  

27,971  

92.41  

9  

Malaysia  

27,428  

90.62  

10  

South Africa  

27,186  

89.82  

11  

Germany  

26,811  

88.58  

12  

India  

26,745  

88.36  

13  

Canada  

26,635  

88.00  

14  

France  

26,589  

87.85  

15  

Hong Kong  

26,384  

87.17  


The Countries That Have Access To The Best Films 
 

The research from Uswitch also looked into which countries are offering the best content for movie buffs, and it shows the Czech Republic has the best library. With an IMDb total of 17,226, almost 15,000 award wins and just over 28,000 nominations, it’s officially the country with the highest quality movies on Netflix.  

Japan loses its top spot on this list, slipping down to second place. South Korea takes third place again, and Hungary and Germany are in fourth and fifth place respectively. The UK which was well inside the top five overall, now doesn’t even rank in the top 10, slipping down into 12th place. 

The Dream House, with an IMDb score of 9.4, is the highest-rated film on IMDb in the Czech Republic Netflix library right now. Just behind in second, it’s Shawshank Redemption (9.3). The Godfather (9.2) takes third, The Consuls Son (9.1) is fourth, and Green Gold (9) is fifth.  

Top 15 Countries with The Best Netflix Movies: 

Rank  

Country   

Sum of total IMDb score, award wins and nominations  

Netflix film catalogue score (out of 100)  

1  

Czech Republic  

59,837  

100.00  

2  

Japan  

58,636  

97.99  

3  

South Korea  

56,443  

94.33  

4  

Hungary  

56,287  

94.07  

5  

Germany  

54,313  

90.77  

6  

India  

53,242  

88.98  

7  

Switzerland  

53,026  

88.62  

8  

Romania  

52,644  

87.98  

9  

Belgium  

52,382  

87.54  

10  

Slovakia  

52,334  

87.46  

11  

Canada  

51,708  

86.41  

12  

United Kingdom  

51,286  

85.71  

13  

Italy  

50,223  

83.93  

14  

Hong Kong  

49,783  

83.20  

15  

Australia  

49,755  

83.15  


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