By the time it was released in the States in 2018, the film had become an instant classic, a runaway hit.
The film, which was shot in 35mm and features a cast of stars such as James Gandolfini, John Travolta, and Richard Gere, earned the movie awards at Cannes and Berlin, as well as winning a Best Picture Oscar for best picture.
The film also won several Golden Globe awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Original Score.
In the U.S., it won Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, and the Best Sound Effects nomination at the 2019 Academy Awards.
The Oscars also gave the film a nomination for Best Director.
But in 2017, Netflix made the film available on its streaming service, with the streaming service also making it available on Amazon Instant Video.
In an interview with The New York Times, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said the decision to bring the film to Netflix was “based on a very strong case that Netflix is a platform that is more accessible than most others.”
“In terms of our users, they really need to have access to the movies they want to watch,” Hastings said.
“They want to be able to pick up where they left off on Netflix.”
While the original version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was the most-watched movie of the 2017-18 movie season, Netflix’s own version, The Uninvited, made the top 10.
Netflix says that number includes the two-hour theatrical trailer that was used for the film, as it was shown during a promotional screening at the time.
While Netflix has made the movies available on multiple platforms, Hastings said that “we’ve made it a lot easier for users to watch on our platform” and that Netflix would soon launch a streaming app that “includes content for any device.”