I was wondering how Amazon’s instant movie library compared to Netflix so as a test case I decided to revisit my earlier post listing the most romantic movies on Netflix.
In that post I had noted how the Netflix instant list was small and getting smaller. Only about 17 of the movies in that 100 list were available to stream. So I was really surprised to see that Amazon instant actually had most of them.
Cassablanca ? YES
Gone with the Wind ? YES
Moonstruck ? YES
All titles that Netflix doesn’t stream.
Keep in mind these are $2.99 for a one time rental sure, but at least they had them. If you rent less than 2 per month that makes Amazon a better deal then adding the Netflix DVD by mail plan at $7.99. And if you’re like me you watch what’s available and only have the occasional need for a specific title.
In reality I was looking for the movie Boiler Room on Netflix when I realized Amazon had it and Netflix didn’t.
My conclusion? I’ll keep the Netflix instant plan in place and use Amazon for the occasional specific title I want.
I realize there are many variations of this plan. Let me know if you think you have a better one in the comments below.