Ryan Reynolds stars in John Krasinski's larger-than-life IF (but not on Netflix)

Where can you watch John Krasinski's IF starring Ryan Reynolds following its theatrical run?
"IF" - New York Premiere
"IF" - New York Premiere / Jason Mendez/GettyImages

Prepare for a whimsical journey with a star-studded cast! Ryan Reynolds, beloved for his roles in Deadpool, Free Guy, Spirited, and The Adam Project, teams up with John Krasinski for the enchanting live-action animated film, IF. This family-friendly adventure revolves around a young girl named Bea (Cailey Fleming), who can see imaginary friends (IFs) that have been forgotten by their creators.

When kids outgrow their imaginary friends, these IFs become lost and homeless. Bea, with the help of her neighbor Cal (Ryan Reynolds), embarks on a heartwarming mission to find new homes for these abandoned characters. Among them are Blossom, a butterfly-like creature voiced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Blue, a lovable, furry purple giant brought to life by none other than Steve Carell! The official trailer gives a sneak peek into Bea's journey, check it out below:

Directed by John Krasinski, IF made its theatrical debut on May 17, 2024! It's sure to be a delightful hit with all family members. But if you're planning to skip the trip to your local cinema and were hoping to catch this film on Netflix, we have some disappointing news...

Unfortunately, IF won't be available on Netflix. But don’t worry, we've got you covered! Join us as we reveal where you can watch this larger-than-life film following its theatrical run and more, below!

Where can you stream John Krasinski's IF if not on Netflix?

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It's disappointing that IF won't be available to stream on Netflix, but with so many streaming platforms available, there are still plenty of places it can end up. While no official streaming date has been announced yet, John Krasinski's IF is expected to be available on Paramount+ in late July 2024, about two months after its theatrical release on May 17, 2024.

This expectation is based on the film being distributed by Paramount Pictures, which suggests it will likely stream on Paramount+ after its theatrical run. For example, another recent Paramount movie, Bob Marley: One Love, hit theaters on February 14 and arrived on Paramount+ on April 12, following a similar two-month window. Therefore, it's reasonable to speculate that IF will follow this pattern and be available on Paramount+ by late July 2024!

Movies like IF on Netflix


Netflix is a treasure trove for silly but fun movies! And while it's disappointing that John Krasinski's IF won't be available on Netflix, there are plenty of other movies you can enjoy that have a similar vibe to IF. Check out our top recommendations released this month:

  • Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Jumanji
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • The Nutty Professor
  • Shrek
  • Woody Woodpecker
  • Unfrosted
  • Thelma the Unicorn

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