Is Les Miserables on Netflix?
For fans of musicals, the classic tale of struggle and redemption in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables is one of the most beloved stories. The story has been adapted for both the stage and screen, and fans have been wondering if they can watch the classic story on Netflix.
The answer is yes. Netflix currently has both the 1998 movie adaptation starring Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush, as well as a 2019 miniseries adaptation with an all-star cast including Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Lily Collins, Olivia Colman and more.
The 1998 version is a faithful adaptation of Hugo’s novel that follows Jean Valjean’s journey from prisoner to mayor of Montreuil-sur-Mer. The movie version stars Liam Neeson as Valjean and Geoffrey Rush as Javert, his relentless pursuer. It also features Uma Thurman as Fantine, Claire Danes as Cosette, and Anthony Quinn as Monsieur Thénardier.
The 2019 series is also based on Victor Hugo’s novel but takes some creative liberties with the story. The miniseries follows Jean Valjean’s journey from escaped convict to mayor of Montreuil-sur-Mer in parallel with Marius Pontmercy’s revolutionary activities alongside Enjolras and his student army at the barricade. A stellar cast including Dominic West (Jean Valjean), David Oyelowo (Javert), Lily Collins (Fantine), Olivia Colman (Madame Thénardier) and Adeel Akhtar (Monsieur Thénardier) bring this story to life with incredible performances.
Both versions are available for streaming on Netflix, offering viewers two very different interpretations of this classic tale to choose from depending on their own preferences. But whichever version you choose to watch, you’re sure to be moved by this timeless story about redemption, courage, justice and love.
So whether you’re a fan of musicals or just someone looking for an inspiring tale about overcoming adversity, Les Misérables is definitely worth watching – and it’s now available for streaming on Netflix!
Conclusion: Yes! Both the 1998 movie adaptation starring Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush, as well as a 2019 miniseries adaptation are available for streaming on Netflix giving viewers two very different interpretations of this classic tale to choose from depending on their own preferences.