How to Download Movies on Netflix (And 75 to Watch Right Now)

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If you haven’t heard the news, Netflix finally bellied up to the bar and opened up its vast vault of online TV shows, documentaries, and movies to the offline world. The offline download feature is still fresh, so figuring out how to use it and what shows and movies you can use it with is a little tricky. Due to licensing restrictions, not everything on Netflix is available for offline download, such as the new four episodes of Gilmore Girls. However all of the Netflix original series and a few licensed titles like Parks and Recreation and Spotlight are right there and waiting for you to sit down and never take your eyes off the screen with a beer in hand.

To see everything you can watch right now, tap the menu in the Netflix iOS or Netflix Android app on your device and go to the “Available for Download” section. If it’s available for download, a downward arrow icon will appear next to each episode. For movies, the same download icon that you need to click will appear in the “details” section just below the movie description. You'll need to be connected for this. Once your selection has completed downloading, you can access it at any time in the “My Downloads” tab.

Netflix does not have a list of what its users can download, so we opened up the app ourselves and took a look. For now, here's a quick rundown of a few of the shows and films you can save and watch later:

  • The Crown
  • Black Mirror
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • Making a Murderer
  • Bloodline
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Chelsea
  • Bojack Horseman
  • Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive
  • Narcos
  • Chef's Table
  • Stranger Things
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Nurse Jackie
  • House
  • Dope
  • Dexter
  • An Idiot Abroad
  • Columbo
  • Master of None
  • A Very Murray Christmas
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Weeds
  • Trainspotting
  • Nightcrawler
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • Michael Che Matters
  • Wet Hot American Summer
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Frances Ha
  • Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States
  • Richard Pryor Live in Concert
  • Burn After Reading
  • Mad Men
  • 30 Rock
  • Sing Street
  • Boyhood
  • Jaws
  • Grizzly Man
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Breaking Bad
  • That '70s Show
  • Chef
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • St. Vincent
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Cinderella Man
  • Heathers
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Little Rascals
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Better Call Saul
  • The Imitation Game
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Spotlight
  • The Office
  • Beasts of No Nation
  • Meet the Patels
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Californication
  • Frida
  • Animal House
  • Amelie
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Into the Inferno
  • Louis C.K.: Hilarious
  • Louis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store
  • Kevin Hart: I'm a Grown Little Man
  • Parks and Recreation

And if you're worried about storage on your device, you can download any title available for offline viewing in either standard quality (which is a slightly lower video quality that uses less storage space and downloads faster) or high quality (which uses more storage space and takes more time to download, but looks damn good). To change the download quality of your videos, follow these steps from Netflix. Or maybe it's finally time to make some room available on your phone and move all those photos to Dropbox. Happy binging!

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