You’ll Soon Have 700 Netflix Originals to Choose From
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By the end of 2018, Netflix will have 700 original movies and TV shows available to stream. That’s 700 full series or feature-length films 10 of the Best Original Netflix Movies Worth Watching 10 of the Best Original Netflix Movies Worth Watching Not all of the original Netflix movies are good, of course, but many of them are. Here are some of the best original films that Netflix has funded to date. Read More available to watch exclusively on Netflix. Which is an astonishing number, and one which actually fills me with dread.

Netflix used to be filled with old TV shows and movies that had already aired elsewhere. Then the company started producing its own content, and raising prices to pay for it Netflix Raises Prices to Fund More Original Content Netflix Raises Prices to Fund More Original Content If you're currently subscribed to Netflix then you should prepare yourself to start paying more for the privilege. Because Netflix is raising the price of two of its three plans in several countries. Read More . Now, Netflix is set to have 700 original movies and TV shows available to watch.

More Originals Than Anyone Can Watch

This figure of 700 original shows and movies is according to David Wells, Netflix’s Chief Financial Officer. According to Variety, Wells made the bold claim at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco.

Netflix ended 2017 with 117 million subscribers, but there are hundreds of millions of people out there who haven’t yet signed up for Netflix. As CFO, Wells believes providing more original content is going to be the key to driving growth from this point forwards.

For Netflix this is a no-brainer. Because people will subscribe to Netflix 7 Reasons to Subscribe to Netflix This Year 7 Reasons to Subscribe to Netflix This Year If you're not currently subscribed to Netflix, now may be the time to reconsider. Here are seven reasons to make this the year you subscribe to Netflix.. Read More if that’s the only way they can watch just one or two original shows they really want to see. And the more Originals there are the more chance Netflix has of appealing to every single subscriber 10 Awesome Netflix Originals You've Probably Never Heard Of 10 Awesome Netflix Originals You've Probably Never Heard Of Alongside the headline-making shows such as House of Cards and Stranger Things, there are countless Netflix originals that may have passed you by. Read More .

However, there’s not enough time in the world to watch everything on Netflix. Which means subscribers are having to make difficult choices. Which is rather frustrating for those of us who have jobs and families and lives which require our time and attention.

Netflix Is Ruining Its Reputation

I actually think Netflix now has too much good content on offer. And by trying to produce shows to appeal to everyone, it’s in danger of ruining its reputation for quality programming. This is most definitely a first-world problem, but it’s a problem nonetheless.

How many Netflix Originals have you watched? Have you stuck to the big names like Stranger Things? Or found some hidden gems? Do you want more original content? Or is Netflix flooding its own platform? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Ghost Rider
    March 1, 2018 at 1:00 am

    With a handful of exceptions, most Netflix original content is nothing special, and some of it is downright weird and borderline unwatchable.

  2. Shawn
    February 28, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    With so much out there, finding content becomes more of an issue. The monthly release update (here) do help.
    I'd like to be able to remove "suggestion" types. My dad click on one British show, now I'm flooded with it!! (, I'd like to keep it that way.No offense) He didn't even mean to click it.

    He doesn't yet know we have Hulu, I'd like to keep it that way.

  3. M Hunt
    February 28, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Could care less how many 'originals' Netflix produces. I signed up long ago because I wanted to watch classic movies and quality programming that had proven appeal and ageless attraction. In addition, it seems Netflix floods its catalog with political, and frankly offensive at times, documentaries. The world is exposed to enough violence and sexual content at the box office and on cable TV. Netflix really need not produce more of the same. At the risk of cliche', 'What the World Needs Now is Love', and I don't mean between the sheets. Political activism through film is not what I am aiming at, either. Frankly, I am ready to bolt from Netflix altogether. Recently, there are other streaming venues that offer classics and fine (modern) films that teach through example what it means to behave in a civil and respectful way to our fellows. I noticed that the public is not beating a pathway to the box office to see most modern violent and sexy films these days.

    • Frank
      February 28, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      A lot of what Netflix offers doesn’t appeal to me as it did when i first signed up a few years ago. They are removing tv shows and movies that once made netflix what it was. Now its trying to pump out content as fast as possible without seeing the people who ultimately consume the content. I find myself gravitating more towards prime video where it has a healthy mix of network and original content.