Is The Martian on Netflix? Where to Watch the Movie in USA [2024]

If we talk about the best sci-fi films, Hollywood has a number of names that come to mind like Interstellar, Inception, and The Martian (2015). The 2015 film is loved by fans. Continue reading to find out if the movie is available on Netflix.

Directed by the legendary Ridley Scott, The Martian stars Matt Damon as an abandoned US astronaut who is left behind on Mars by his crew members, mistaking him for dead. Survival thriller and character-driven drama, “The Martian” is a must-watch for fans of Matt Damon, as he delivered one of his finest performances to date.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch The Martian online from anywhere. 

Is The Martian on Netflix?

No, the popular Matt Damon feature is not available on Netflix anymore. The Martian has been taken down from the platform and has found a new home on Disney+.

The 20th Century Fox film has not been licensed to stream on Netflix, which is why it is missing from all regions currently. Right now, you can watch The Martian on Disney Plus. 

But, you can only watch the movie on Disney+ if you are residing in the UK or Canada. The Martian is missing from the US Disney+ library.

Don’t worry, as to watch the movie from the US, all you need is a VPN.

How to watch The Martian on Disney+ in the USA

Follow these steps to watch The Martian from anywhere on Disney+ with a VPN:

  1. Choose a VPN and subscribe to it. I highly recommend Surfshak (30-day money-back guarantee). 
  2. Download the VPN application on the device that you want to stream on.
  3. Log in to your account.
  4. Connect to a UK server.
  5. Go to the Disney+ website and enjoy watching the movie.

Watch The Martian on Disney+ with Surfshark

Why You Need a VPN to watch The Martian on Disney+ in the US

The Martian was previously available on Netflix, but not anymore. The movie is not available to watch on Disney Plus, not in the US and Turkey. Therefore, to watch The Martian, you need a VPN.

I searched for The Martian on Disney Plus in the US, and it did not show the movie in the results. Instead, I got an error message saying:

“The requested media is not available. Please try again…”


For now, the movie is available to watch on Disney Plus in the UK, and Canada. With the help of a VPN, you can easily unlock the movie in the US and watch it anytime.

A Virtual Private Network allows you to bypass Disney+ barriers, giving you access to the UK content library where the movie is available to watch.

In the same way, you can watch tons of geo-specific content like Maleficent on Disney Plus, Fault In Our Stars, and Die Hard.

How to Sign Up for Disney Plus from Anywhere?

To watch The Martian on Disney Plus, you need to have an active account. If you don’t have a subscription, here’s how you can sign up for Disney Plus to watch the movie. 

  1. Subscribe to Surfshark and download it on your app.
  2. Connect to a UK server from the list.
  3. Visit the Disney Plus website and select a plan. There’s a monthly plan and an annual plan.
  4. Add a payment method, and finish the sign-up process.
  5. Log in to your Disney+ account and enjoy streaming.

On what devices can you watch The Martian on Disney+ with a VPN?

With the help of a VPN, you can watch Disney+ on various devices because it has apps for multiple platforms like:

  • Web browsers
  • Android
  • iOS
  • PC (Windows, Mac)
  • Amazon Firestick
  • Apple TV
  • Smart TV
  • Roku
  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • Google Chromecast

What to do if Disney+ is not working with a VPN? Try this…

You are using a VPN but still cannot access Disney Plus content? Don’t worry as there are a couple of things you can try to fix the issue. Here are some things you can do to fix it:

  • Switch to a different VPN server to get a fresh IP address, in case your old IP was blacklisted by Disney+.
  • If you are streaming on your browser, clear cookies and cache from Settings because they store information about your location.
  • Make sure the VPN is not leaking your true IP address because it could be why Disney Plus can see your location and has blocked access.
  • Contact VPN customer support and ask them for a server that is working with Disney+.

The Martian Trailer

The Martian is a sci-fi film starring Matt Damon, based on the 2011 novel of the same name. Astronaut Mark Watney must survive on his own after being left behind on Mars during a mission.

His crew members think Mark is dead, but now he must survive alone and deal with bad weather, and lack of air and food while also trying to contact NASA. On Earth NASA satellite picks up Mark’s signals realizing he’s still alive. Will he be rescued in time, or wait till the next Mars mission in four years?

YouTube video

The Martian Reviews and Ratings 

The Martian is a pretty great movie that makes you root for Matt Damon as he tries to survive the harsh conditions of Mars. Matt Damon did an amazing job portraying the astronaut, with a strong female character (Jessica Chastain) supporting him.

The Martian was a successful movie, grossing $630 million against a budget of $108 million. It has an audience score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, saying the movie is “Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny.

The Martian Cast

  • Matt Damon as Mark Watney
  • Jessica Chastain as Commander Melissa Lewis
  • Kristen Wiig as Annie Montrose
  • Jeff Daniels as Theodore Sanders
  • Sean Bean as Mitch Henderson
  • Kate Mara as Beth Johanssen
  • Michael. Pena as Major Rick Martinez
  • Sebastian Stan as Dr. Chris Beck
  • Mackenzie Davis as Mindy Park
  • Aksel Hennie as Dr. Alex Vogel
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Vincent Kapoor
  • Benedict Wong as Bruce Ng
  • Donald Glover as Rich Purnell


Is Martian available on Netflix?

No, The Martian (2015) is not available on Netflix. But you can watch the movie on Disney Plus right now.

Is The Martian on Disney Plus?

The Martian is available on Disney Plus but not globally. You can easily watch the movie on Disney+ if you are located in the UK or Canada. But if you are in the US, you won’t be able to find the movie in your Disney Plus library.

Where can you watch The Martian?

You can watch the full movie on Disney Plus. It is available on Disney+ UK and Canada libraries.

Is Martian on Hulu?

No, you cannot stream The Martian on Hulu. The movie is only available to watch on Disney Plus.

Is The Martian a true story?

No, The Martian is based on the novel of the same name that tells a fictional story of a US astronaut who is abandoned on Mars after his crew mistakenly leaves him behind, thinking he has been killed in a dust storm.


The bottom line is you cannot watch The Martian on Netflix anymore, because the movie is exclusively available to watch on Disney Plus, but not in the US.

If you are living in the US, and want to watch The Martian, you can use a VPN to unblock the movie, because it is streaming on Disney Plus in the UK, and Canada.

So, grab a VPN app, connect to a server in the UK, and enjoy streaming the thrilling movie anytime, anywhere.

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.