Using Netflix’s advertising tier, here are 258 Movies and TV Shows You Can’t Watch – GameSpot | Episode Movies

Netflix has introduced a new tier in its offering to customers. Dubbed “Basic with ads,” users pay $7 per month to watch the streaming service’s content in 720p with ads. However, due to licensing rights, more than a few movies and TV shows are not included in this plan. In fact, there are over 250 titles that are simply blocked for those using the ad tier.

The new ad layer does a very good job of hiding content that you can’t access from your home screen. Occasionally in the top 10 sections you will see a movie with a red lock in the upper right corner of the image. However, there’s no really easy way to find all the content that you can’t watch with an ad tier account.

So we searched Netflix for hours to find every movie and TV show we were locked out of, and there were many surprises. License agreements can be a bit tricky, and most of the time we have no idea what the details are, but there were some obvious things we figured out along the way.

Basic with Ads users will notice the lock icon in the top right corner of the image.

First and foremost, there’s a lot of Netflix Original content that you can’t access on this basic account with ads. Most of it is tied to Dreamworks Animation. Boss Baby, Trollhunter, Madagascar and more are banned. Of course, since these are aimed at a younger audience, Netflix may be looking for a way to ensure that only age-appropriate ads are played.

Amazon bought MGM back in March, so Prime Videos’ movie catalog is growing by leaps and bounds. What is the biggest franchise to emerge from MGM? James Bond. Most likely, due to the new ownership of 007, Netflix will only be able to include the Daniel Craig Bond movies in tiers with no ads. In addition to Amazon-owned content, we also found content from Telemundo blocked.

On the direct-to-digital side, there are a surprising number of John Travolta and Sylvester Stallone films from the last two decades that are on ban, and these are films you may not have heard of before.

In order to watch all of these shows and movies, you need to upgrade your plan. There are three tiers higher than the basic tier with ads, and none of them are ad-supported, but of course you have to pay more. There’s Basic for $10 per month, which is the same as Basic with ads but no ads. There’s a $15.50 per month standard that ups the HD quality to 1080p. And there’s a $20 premium that bumps the quality up to 4K UHD, although it’s worth noting that not every title is available in 4K. It’s also worth noting that Basic with Ads is the only tier where you can’t download content to a supported device to watch later.

Below are all the TV shows and movies ad-blocked for Netflix’s basic plan.

Note: This list is for US Netflix. Each country has its own licensing arrangements and outside of the US there may be elements on this list that are observable or blocked elements that are US observable. Because there’s no easy way to see which articles are blocked for Ad-level subscribers, a few may be missing from our list.

movies

  • 21
  • 28 days
  • 30 minutes or less
  • The Age of Adaline
  • alpha and omega
  • The Alpinist
  • American Murder: The Family Next Door
  • American Pie Presents: Rules for Girls
  • American Ultra
  • August: Osage County
  • traceability
  • The Bad Boys
  • bad words
  • A baker and the beauty
  • Battle: Los Angeles
  • ben is back
  • Big eyes
  • birth of the dragon
  • black hat
  • Blade of the 47 Ronin
  • Blair witch
  • Blue Jasmine
  • blood and bones
  • The Book of Henry
  • The bounty hunters
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • El Chema
  • children of the sea
  • cleanser
  • contraband
  • Crimson Peak
  • Papa Day Camp
  • The Danish girl
  • darkest hour
  • Delta Farce
  • stimulants
  • doom destruction
  • Dracula Untold
  • Dragon Heart: Revenge
  • the duff
  • Effie Gray
  • imperial state
  • Endless Love
  • Let’s get away – from planet earth
  • false identity
  • Santa is back
  • Father Stu
  • bottom line
  • Fireworks
  • Five feet apart
  • The forest
  • Funan
  • Geronimo: An American Legend
  • Stand up
  • The Giver
  • good girls
  • A good old fashioned orgy
  • Good on paper
  • Grandpa day care
  • The Green Inferno
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • The Hateful Eight
  • The Hateful Eight: Extended Version
  • hell or flood
  • Jump
  • how high 2
  • The injured locker
  • honey girl
  • If Beale Street could talk
  • The imitation game
  • cheater
  • Embody
  • The interpreter
  • The interview
  • It follows
  • Jarhead: Law of Return
  • Jem and the holograms
  • Jexi
  • John Carpenter’s Vampires
  • justice
  • King of Thieves
  • A tale of knights
  • labyrinth
  • land of the lost
  • The Butler by Lee Daniels
  • Legend (2015)
  • Les Misérables (2012)
  • line guard
  • The little rascals
  • The little Vampire
  • lol
  • Loving
  • lowrider
  • Made for honor
  • Man on a ledge
  • margin call
  • The Mask of Zoro
  • Missing link
  • The fog
  • MFKZ
  • A monster is calling
  • disease
  • Mr. Right
  • The Munsters
  • Nocturnal animals
  • notting hill
  • oblivion
  • Okko’s Inn
  • Ouija: Origin of Evil
  • Paddington
  • The Phantom Thread
  • Pineapple Express
  • Piranha (2010)
  • The poison rose
  • Pope Francis: A man of his word
  • Puerto Ricans in Paris
  • Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Story
  • Quantum of consolation
  • Rambo (2008)
  • Rambo: Last blood
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Raw
  • resident Evil
  • Resident Evil: Vengeance
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse
  • revolt
  • street house
  • Robin Hood (2010)
  • Camper
  • Hurry up
  • St Vincent
  • savages
  • scary movie v
  • telling scary stories in the dark
  • seven pounds
  • seventh son
  • The cottage
  • That’s how funny she is
  • Protect
  • Siberia
  • singing 2
  • skyfall
  • snap
  • Sorry to bother you
  • soulplane
  • speed kills
  • The spy next door
  • Game Status
  • Steve Jobs
  • Still Alice
  • The stolen one
  • SWAT under siege
  • The recording
  • Take the ball pass the ball
  • Duration
  • That’s my boy
  • trade in paint
  • Tremble: Shrieker Island
  • undercover brother 2
  • ummah
  • Unexplored
  • Undefeated
  • Unfriended
  • In a valley of violence
  • Vampires vs the Bronx
  • Vice
  • Viktoria & Abdel
  • A walk among the tombstones
  • go high
  • walk of shame
  • Searched
  • we die young
  • Welcome to Sudden Death
  • We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks
  • Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
  • wildcard
  • wish for a unicorn
  • woman in gold
  • won’t you be my neighbor
  • XV Beyond the Tryline
  • The Yeti Adventures
  • You can not hide
  • The young messiah
  • Zathura
  • The keeper’s wife

tv shows

  • 3 Below: Tales from Arcadia
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots
  • All Hail King Julien
  • All Hail King Julien: Banished
  • All Hail King Julien: Happy Birthday!
  • American Murder: The Family Next Door
  • Archibald’s next big thing
  • arrested development
  • Ash vs Evil Dead
  • The Boss Baby: Back in business
  • The Boss Baby: Back in the crib
  • The Boss Baby: Get the Baby!
  • Captain Underpants: Epic Choice-O-Rama
  • Dawn of the Croods
  • Diary of a Gigolo
  • Dinotrux happy birthday
  • Dinotrux charged
  • Dirty John
  • Dragons: Run to the edge
  • Dragons: Rescue Rider
  • Dragons Rescue Riders: Hunt for the golden dragon
  • Dragons: Rescue Riders Huttsgalor Holiday
  • Dragons Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing
  • The epic stories of Captain Underpants
  • The epic tales of Captain Underpants set in space!
  • El Finale Del Paraíso
  • Fast & Furious: Spy Racers – Homecoming
  • friday night lights
  • Gabby’s dollhouse
  • go dog go
  • The good place
  • Green leaf
  • High: Confessions of an Ibiza drug mule
  • house of cards
  • The prisoner
  • Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio: La Serie
  • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts
  • knight rider
  • Knight Rider 2000
  • Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight
  • The Last Kingdom
  • The Mages
  • Malverde: El Santo Patron
  • Marlon
  • minions & more 1
  • Monster High: Electrified
  • new girl
  • No Te Puedes Esconder
  • Peaky Blinders
  • playing with fire
  • Queen of the South
  • She-Ra and the Princess of Power
  • The sinner
  • Ghost: Ride free
  • Spirit: Free Riding – Pony Tales
  • Spirit: Riding Free – ride-along adventure
  • Spirit: Riding Free – Riding School
  • The Spooky Story of Captain Underpants Hack-A-Ween
  • Stargate: SG-1
  • Team Zenko Go
  • Time: The Story of Kalief Browder
  • Trollhunter: Happy birthday
  • Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia
  • Trolls: The beat goes on
  • disconnected
  • Unsolved: Tupac & Biggie
  • Vampire Academy
  • Van Helsing
  • Veggie Tales in town
  • Voltron: Legendary defender
  • Wizards: Tales of Arcadia
  • Wyonna Earp

All Netflix Originals listed below are already included in the TV Shows and Movies sections above and are not part of the 250+ Movies and TV Shows.

Netflix Originals

  • 3 Below: Tales from Arcadia
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots
  • All Hail King Julien
  • All Hail King Julien: Banished
  • All Hail King Julien: Happy Birthday!
  • Archibald’s next big thing
  • arrested development
  • The Boss Baby: Back in business
  • The Boss Baby: Back in the crib
  • The Boss Baby: Get the Baby!
  • Dawn of the Croods
  • Dinotrux happy birthday
  • Dinotrux charged
  • Dragons: Run to the edge
  • Dragons: Rescue Rider
  • Dragons Rescue Riders: Hunt for the golden dragon
  • Dragons: Rescue Riders Huttsgalor Holiday
  • Dragons Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing
  • The epic stories of Captain Underpants
  • The epic tales of Captain Underpants set in space!
  • Fast & Furious: Spy Racers – Homecoming
  • Gabby’s dollhouse
  • go dog go
  • High: Confessions of an Ibiza drug mule
  • house of cards
  • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts
  • Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight
  • The Last Kingdom
  • Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Story
  • She-Ra and the Princess of Power
  • Ghost: Ride free
  • Spirit: Free Riding – Pony Tales
  • Spirit: Riding Free – ride-along adventure
  • Spirit: Riding Free – Riding School
  • The Spooky Story of Captain Underpants Hack-A-Ween
  • Team Zenko Go
  • Trollhunter: Happy birthday
  • Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia
  • Trolls: The beat goes on
  • disconnected
  • Veggie Tales in town
  • Voltron: Legendary defender
  • Wizards: Tales of Arcadia

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