We’re only a week away from seeing Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery in theatres and a month away from seeing Knives Out 2 on Netflix, but can you watch the first movie on Netflix? Yes, but it is dependent on where you live.
Netflix is poised to premiere the big-budget sequel to Knives Out (which was released in 2019) with the return of Rian Johnson in the director’s chair and Daniel Craig in front of the camera, debuting in theatres for a week on November 23rd and coming on Netflix a month later.
To refresh your memory, the original film starred Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, and Jaeden Martell.
It was about a detective (played by Craig) trying to piece together a complicated web of secrets and lies surrounding the death of a prominent crime novelist and his strange, quirky family.
In contrast to the second picture, Netflix did not distribute the first. Lionsgate, which controls the distribution rights to the original film, did this. Only the rights to make and distribute the second and third films were purchased by Netflix.
Where Can I Watch Knives Out on Netflix?
Netflix has movie streaming in numerous locations, whether through purchasing the streaming rights expressly or through existing partnerships with Lionsgate.
According to Unogs, at least ten Netflix locations are streaming the film in its entirety, including:
- Czech Republic
Another thing to note is that the first film is not available on Netflix’s ad tier.
Will Additional Regions Stream Knives Out Before the Sequel Hits Netflix?
Netflix is/was still attempting to license the picture ahead of its theatrical release, and Netflix itself is worth noting. According to a Puck News story from September, Matthew Belloni indicated that Netflix was “desperately” searching to license the original film, saying:
“Fun fact: Netflix now desperately wants to license the original Knives Out to stream in the U.S. when the sequel drops in December, but Lionsgate C.E.O. Jon Feltheimer, still stung by losing the franchise, isn’t exactly being helpful in making that happen. Talks are ongoing. (Lionsgate declined to comment.)”
Knives Out Are Available to Stream in the United States and the United Kingdom
As of the time of publication, no streaming services in the United Kingdom or the United States carried the film, leaving you with only VOD options. That means you’ll have to buy the movie separately from Apple TV, Amazon, or Google Play.
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We’ll keep this post updated until the debut of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery on Netflix when we hope to have better news to offer.