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The top 30 countries in the world with the best Netflix Library

Netflix subscribers in Japan have access to the world’s most reviewed and award-winning TV and film content
The Czech Republic is second, South Korea is third, the United Kingdom is fourth, and Switzerland is fifth
The UK takes the first place when looking exclusively at countries with the best TV series
Japan’s Netflix library contains more high-quality TV and movie content than anywhere else in the world, according to a new uSwitch study.

The research calculated which countries have access to the most reviewed and awarded TV content and movies by adding the IMBD scores for each TV series and movie in each country’s library. This was combined with the total number of awards won and nominations and Uswitch then turned the grand total into a Netflix catalog score of a possible 100.

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With an IMDB total of 27,284, over 19,000 awards won and over 40,000 nominations across its Netflix catalog, Japan receives the maximum of 100 Netflix catalog points for its total score of 86,961, the highest of all countries.

The Czech Republic is second on the list with a Netflix catalog 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 in fourth place, and in fifth place, is Switzerland with a score of 94.74.

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Interestingly, 50% of the top 30 list consists of European countries, with the United States barely making an appearance in 29th place.

Netflix was first available in Japan in 2015 and the top five IMDB TV series and movies in the Japanese library are: Breaking Bad (IMDB score of 9.5) Shawshank Redemption (9.3), Our Planet (9.3), Avatar: The Last Airbender (9.2) and Rick And Morty (9.2).

The top 30 countries in the world with the best Netflix library:

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 Netflix TV Shows: 

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 United States 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