Borat is a 2006 political mockumentary written, produced, and acted by Sacha Baron Cohen. The film was an unprecedented global success that earned Sacha Baron a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Sacha played the role of Borat Sagdiyev, a fictitious Kazakhstan journalist traveling across the United States while interviewing Americans for a documentary.
The film featured unscripted snippets of Sacha interviewing unsuspecting Americans who believed that he is a foreign journalist with little understanding of the country. Despite the film’s success, some participants sued the producers, and the film was banned in several Arab countries.
Is Borat available on Netflix?
Borat is available on Netflix, but only in certain regions. At the moment, Borat is only available in Germany, Switzerland, and South Korea. The film became available in the above regions recently, and we suspect that other regions will get the film soon.
There is renewed interest in Borat because a sequel has been announced. Unfortunately, it is not available for streaming on most platforms. You can either buy or rent the film, or wait until it becomes available for streaming.
Is Borat’s sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm coming to Netflix?
You will be happy to learn that Borat’s sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm will arrive on 23rd October 2020. Suspicion about the sequel rose after Baron Cohen was spotted driving in Los Angeles in character as Borat. The official confirmation came in September 2020, revealing that the film was secretly filmed and completed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm will be released by Amazon Studios, and it will be available on Amazon Prime. It means that the film won’t be available on Netflix any time soon.
Similar films on Netflix
There are several political films that you can watch on Netflix as you wait for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’s release.
Mitt: Mitt provides unprecedented access into the inner workings of Mitt Romney’s failed 2012 election campaign. It starts back in Christmas 2006 and ends with Mitt Romney’s concession speech to President Obama in 2012.
House of Cards: This highly-rated film follows South Carolina congressman Frank Underwood as he endeavors to become President of the United States. Underwood ambition spells danger to his political enemies, who might include his deceptive wife, Claire Underwood.
David Cross: Making America Great Again: This standup special by comedian David Cross goes right to the heart of American politics. He provides a hilarious yet provocative take on Donald Trump, religious taboos, and American swagger.