Five Feet Apart represented Justin Baldoni’s directorial debut as he orchestrated a film about two cystic fibrosis patients who fall in love. The twist in the film is that their condition prevents them from establishing physical contact with each other. Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse) have to maintain a certain distance between each other at all times to reduce the chances of cross-contamination.
The situation creates a beautiful yet ultimately heartbreaking tale about love and the realities of life. Five Feet Apart was released on 15th March 2019, and you might be wondering whether you can watch it on Netflix. Read on to find out.
Is Five Feet Apart available on Netflix?
The availability of Five Feet Apart on Netflix depends on your region.
The film is currently available on Netflix in the UK, India, Ireland, and Bangladesh. We expect that other regions will get Five Feet Apart as time rolls on.
However, we do not expect Five Feet Apart to come to Netflix in the US. Five Feet Apart is distributed by Lionsgate. Lionsgate recently signed a deal with NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service, Peacock. Peacock is set to be a direct competitor to Netflix, and thus, it is unlikely that Lionsgate will hand streaming rights to Netflix.
Where will Five Feet Apart be available for streaming?
Five Feet Apart should be available for streaming on Peacock once the streaming service launches in April 2020.
The film could also be available on CBS’s streaming service, CBS All Access. CBS Films produced the film, and CBS might stake its claim for streaming rights.
Similar films on Netflix
Fortunately, Netflix has a wide range of romantic films that you can watch.
Marriage Story – Marriage Story is a romantic film that details the trials of marriage in the most honest way possible. Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver play the role of a married couple who love each other to bits but can’t seem to make the marriage work.
Always be my Maybe – Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) are childhood friends who engage in a teenage fling before parting to go their separate ways. Fate brings them back together, and in time, Marcus’ buried feelings spring back into life. Watch Always be my Maybe to find out whether Marcus gets his girl.
Obvious Child – Donna (Jenny Slate) resolves to have a one night stand with a stranger after her ex dumps her in a public restroom. The one night stand results in a pregnancy and the start of an unlikely romance.