Update 3-1-15: Netflix sent me an email that Groundhog Day is back! Let’s see if it is still there on Feb 2 2016.
Some time way back I posted about watching Groundhog Day, still my favorite movie, via Netflix.
But unlike Groundhog Day where the same thing is repeated forever, Netflix’ streaming service, alas, is quite the opposite. I’m not sure when Groundhog Day disappeared from the Netflix streaming library but it happened at least a couple years back.Yes you can rent the DVD but I dropped the additional $8/month service long ago. As streaming becomes more and more prevalent I wonder how many cord cutters still like the idea of DVD’s in the mail.
In any case you can still stream Groundhog day from Amazon, but even if you have Amazon Prime (which I do) it is not free. Now if you Google “groundhog day streaming” you get a whole list of sketchy sites claiming to serve up that content for free – no doubt with tons of ad-ware and scam offers included. Don’t even waste your time on these.
But it leaves me to wonder. Why does the Netflix streaming library change constantly while the DVD library seems to be more or less complete? Who knows.
“You want a prediction about the weather, you’re asking the wrong Phil. I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.”
Bill Murray as Phil Connors in Groundhog day, 1993.