If you wanted to watch a movie back in the day, all you had to do was pull up to the drive-in or, years later, rent a VHS or DVD at Blockbuster. Now that digital at-home viewing is the norm, streaming services like Netflix and Hulu are our primary sources of movies and feel-good TV shows. But which ones give you the most bang for your buck?
Reelgood — an app that takes content from all streaming services and puts them in one place — recently ran the numbers on the six major streaming services including Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+ and Apple TV+ to find out.
According to the data, Prime Video by Amazon has the most movies available. Its library is 2.39 times larger than Netflix’s, which comes in second with 3,781 films as of June 1. As far as high-quality movies, Prime Video takes the cake there too with 568. Netflix and HBO Max follow with 424 and 421 high-quality movies available.
In the realm of high-quality shows, Netflix is No. 1 with 370. Hulu takes second with 293 and Prime Video takes third with 232.
For the total amount of movies and shows you get per dollar, Prime Video comes out on top. That said, Netflix has the largest amount of quality and high-quality movies and shows per dollar. These are movies rated 6.0+ and 7.5+ on IMDB with 300 or more votes.
In conclusion, if you want to watch top-notch films — and a lot of them — look into Prime Video. For the best TV series in the biz, Netflix is your new best friend. If you want to catch a flick the old-fashion way, you can still get in your car and pull up to these vintage drive-in movie theaters that feel like stepping back in time.