Minari is a semi-autobiographical comedy-drama film based on Lee Isaac Chung’s life. Lee Isaac wrote and directed the successful 2020 film. Production started in mid-2019, and the film was released on 26th January 2020. It received praise from fans and critics alike, winning the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award and the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize.
The film is slated for theatrical release on 12th February 2021. In the film, Jacob (Steven Yeun) moves his family to California to work on a 50-acre farm. David’s grandmother moves from Korea to California to help raise the kids. David is opposed to the idea because his grandmother doesn’t cook. However, as time goes by, the pair develops a deep and fulfilling bond.
Is Minari on Netflix?
Minari is not on Netflix, and we do not expect the film to arrive on the platform soon.
However, there is hope that the film will appear on Netflix in the next two to three years. The film’s distribution rights like with A24. Netflix and A24 don’t have a streaming deal in place, but we have noticed a trend of A24 films appearing on Netflix two to three years after their release.
Minari might eventually come to Netflix, but we’ll have to wait a couple of years.
Where is Minari available for streaming?
Minari is currently unavailable for streaming on any platform.
We expect that Minari will appear on Apple+ after the end of its theatrical run. A24 and Apple signed a content production deal in 2018. The details of the agreement are unclear, but it puts Apple in a favorable position when it comes to acquiring titles from A24.
It’s also unclear whether the deal locks out other streaming services from acquiring A24 movies. If it does, Apple+ will be the only streaming platform with Minari.
Similar films on Netflix.
There are plenty of films to choose from on Netflix if you are in the mood for a comedy-drama.
Marriage Story: Marriage story is about a couple (played by Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson) that can’t seem to make their marriage work. They share a deep affection for each other, but they can’t find a way to resolve their issues. Marriage Story provides a good laugh, but its heartbreaking, overarching message is that love isn’t always enough.
The Half of It: This Alice Wu-inspired film tells the tale of a smart but cash-strapped girl, Ellie Chu, that offers to write a love letter for a football player, Paul Munsky. Unexpectedly, Ellie and Paul become friends, and she falls secretly in love with Paul’s crush.