The quality of movies on Netflix has gone downhill, but here’s why it doesn’t matter

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A recent report from the Streaming Observer reveals that the overall quality of movies on Netflix in the U.S. has gone down considerably in recent years. Back in 2014, Netflix housed 49 movies which appeared on IMDB's list of the top 250 movies of all time. Four years later, that number has since dwindled down to 35. In other words, a paltry 14% of the top movies of all time are currently available for streaming on Netflix, a list which includes The Dark Knight, Full Metal Jacket, No Country for Old Men, and Jurassic Park.

That said, the decrease in quality movies on Netflix is hardly a cause for concern, unless of course you happen to be a die-hard movie aficionado. Though Netflix rose to prominence by sending DVDs of movies out to subscribers by mail, the company's primary focus today is a lot different than it was even 6 years ago. As it stands now, Netflix is simply not interested in signing pricey movie licensing deals. If you recall, the company back in 2015 opted not to renew its licensing deal with Epix, and in turn, lost access to some huge blockbusters such as The Wolf of Wall Street and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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