Is The Grinch on Netflix? How to Watch on Netflix USA in 2023

One of the most classic Christmas movies that are streamed in almost every household during the holiday season is The Grinch. The Christmas fantasy adventure movie is inspired by 1957 books by Dr. Seuss. 

The Green furry creature is obsessed with Christmas and will do anything to ruin the festivities.

Is The Grinch on Netflix?

Yes, The Grinch is available on-demand on Netflix. However, due to the contract with Universal Pictures, the movie is only available on the platform in a few countries like the Netherlands.

But what about fans in other countries like the US, etc? Don’t worry, you can still watch the movie in the US with the help of a VPN. You can see the steps below on how to unblock the movie.

How to Watch The Grinch on Netflix USA

Follow these steps to watch The Grinch (2018) on Netflix from your country:

  1. Choose a VPN and subscribe. You can try ExpressVPN as it’s an affordable option with a money-back guarantee. 
  2. Download the VPN on your device and log in to your account.
  3. Connect to a server in the Netherlands.  
  4. Visit Netflix and enjoy streaming the movie in the US.   


The Grinch Netflix countries

The Grinch is available to watch on Netflix, but only in the following countries:

  • Netherlands 
  • Spain 
  • Belgium

Easy Steps to Watch Dr. Suess’ The Grinch on Netflix US with a VPN

It is very easy to use a VPN for changing Netflix country and unblock any movie or show you want to watch. If you haven’t used a VPN, here is a step-by-step detailed guide on how you can watch the movie from anywhere.

1. Get a VPN for Netflix

Subscribe to a VPN that works with Netflix. I personally use and recommend ExpressVPNIt is very affordable and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can cancel your account and get a full refund if you don’t want to continue. 


2. Download the VPN on your device

Next, download the VPN app on the device. You just have to download the setup file and install it. ExpressVPN allows 5 simultaneous connections. 


3. Connect to a server 

Once you have set up the VPN on your device, from the server location list, connect to a server in the Netherlands as The Grinch is available to watch on the regional library. 


4. Visit Netflix and enjoy streaming 

Visit Netflix and you will automatically get the Netherlands content library where the movie is currently streaming. Enjoy!


Why do you need a VPN to watch The Grinch on Netflix in the US

As disappointing as it is, The Grinch is only streaming on Netflix in a few countries because of copyrights. Therefore, to watch the movie in the US, you need the assistance of a VPN.

At the time of writing, The Grinch was only available on Netflix in the Netherlands, Spain, and Belgium. It was missing from other countries due to geo-restrictions.

Netflix checks your IP address every time you visit the platform, which is why you cannot find the movie if it’s not available in your country. When I searched for the movie on US Netflix, it only gave me related titles.

The Grinch Netflix search results

To unblock the movie and watch from USA, all you need is a VPN. When you connect to a VPN, your internet traffic is routed through a server location different from your current location and it changes your IP address. 

Upon connecting to a server in the Netherlands, you get a Dutch IP address, and when Netflix checks your IP, it gives you access to the Netherlands Netflix library where the movie is available to watch.


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Is How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Netflix?

Yes, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is available to watch on Netflix in countries like the Netherlands, Mexico, Argentina, France, Italy, and Turkey. You can easily watch the movie from anywhere using a VPN.

I was able to stream the film after connecting to the Netherlands server.

Here’s how to watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas on Netflix US:

  1. Get ExpressVPN for Netflix as it’s the fastest VPN.
  2. Download and install it on your device.
  3. Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the Netherlands. 
  4. Visit Netflix, and enjoy streaming the movie in the US.


What are other movies you can watch on Netflix with a VPN

Here are a few other popular movies that you can watch during the Holiday season on Netflix:

Still cannot find the movie on Netflix with a VPN? Try this…

If you have connected to the right VPN server, and still cannot find the movie, don’t worry as there could be a lot of reasons behind the issue, and here are a few things to fix the issue. 

  • Change the server location. Try connecting to a different server location to get a fresh IP address, in case Netflix has detected your old IP.
  • Make sure your IP address is not leaking. Confirm that the VPN is not leaking your real IP address, as Netflix has an IP detection mechanism to check users’ location.
  • Clear browser cookies and cache. If you are watching via a web browser, clear cookies and cache from Settings as they store information regarding your location.
  • Contact the VPN customer support. Contact the support team of the VPN and ask them for the servers that are working with the regional library that you are trying to unblock.

What is The Grinch About

The Grinch (also known as Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch) is the third adaptation of the 1966 TV special based on the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The plot follows the Grinch and his dog Max as they try to stop Christmas celebrations at Whoville by stealing all the decorations and gifts.

After stealing all the presents and decorations, the Grinch heads to Mount Crumpit to dispose of them. People of Whoville get really shocked and disappointed upon finding out that all the things are gone.

However, everyone gets together and still celebrates Christmas as it’s not about presents but about people around you, confusing the Grinch. Grinch apologizes to everyone and returns all the presents, and the townspeople accept him and make him a part of their festivities.

The Grinch cast

  • Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch
  • Rashida Jones as Donna Who
  • Pharrell Williams as the Narrator
  • Cameron Seely as Cindy Lou Who
  • Sam Lavagnino as Ozzy
  • Kenan Thompson as Bricklebaum
  • Angela Lansbury as Mayor McGerkle
  • Scarlett Estevez as Izzy

Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Grinch still on Netflix?

Yes, The Grinch (2018) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas is still available to watch on Netflix in a few regions like the Netherlands. In the US, fans could enjoy the Christmas movies till 2020, but the movie got removed in January 2021.

Is The Grinch on Disney+?

Unfortunately, no versions of The Grinch are available to watch on Disney+. The Grinch films are not created by Disney and are not available on Disney+, and will likely never be.

Is The Grinch free on Amazon Prime?

You can stream The Grinch by renting or buying the movie on Amazon Prime Video, but it’s not included for free in your Prime subscription.


The Grinch is a popular movie, especially during the holiday season. Luckily, it’s still available to watch on Netflix but is restricted to a few countries. You can watch both The Grinch and How the Grinch Stole Christmas on the platform in the Netherlands. 

If you are living abroad, just connect to a VPN server, change your IP address and unblock the movie. Sit back, and enjoy the the adventures of Grinch during the holidays.

Jack Foster is a tech geek and a binge-watcher with a major interest in streaming. He loves to blog about the latest movies, TV series, all events, and happenings in the steaming and entertainment industry.

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