Is The Polar Express on Netflix?

Is The Polar Express on Netflix?

Updated on November 17, 2022 11:01 AM by Michael Davis

The Polar Express is an American computer-animated fantasy adventure film directed and written by Robert Zemeckis. The film has human characters animated using live-action and motion-capture CGI animation. The voice talented voice cast for the film includes Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, and Jimmy Bennett.  

The storyline of The Polar Express!

The Polar Express has inspired several live-experience train trips and amusement rides. It garnered lots of praise and accolades and is considered s one of the most loved Christmas movies. It tells the story of a young boy on Christmas Eve. He sees a mysterious train bound for the North Pole stop outside his window. It is invited aboard by its conductor. The boy joins several other children. They embark on a journey to visit Santa Claus, preparing for Christmas. 
Year of the film: 2004
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Based on: The 1985 novel, a children's book of the same name written by Chris Van Allsburg.

Movie Release

  • In the Chicago International Film Festival - October 13, 2004
  • In the United States – November 10, 2004 


  • Rotten Tomatoes – 56%
  • IMDb – 6.6/10
  • Metacritic – 61/100

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  • Tom hanks as Hero Boy.
  • Nona Gaye as Hero Girl
  • Peter Scolari as Billy the Lonely Boy
  • Eddie Deezen as Known-it-all (Garrison)
  • Michael Jeter as Smokey and Streamer
  • Leslie Zemeckis as Sister Sarah
  • Dylan Cash as Boy on Train
  • Brendan King and Andy Pellick as Pastry Chefs
  • Josh Eli, Rolandas Hendricks, Jon Scott, Sean Scott, 
  • Mark Mendonca, Mark Goodman, Gregory Gast, and Gordon Hart as Waiters
  • Julene Renee as Red HeadGirl
  • Chris Coppola as Gus, the Toothless Boy
  • Phil Fondacaro, Debbie Lee Carrington, Mark Povinelli 
    and Ed Gale as Elves
  • Charles Fleischer as Elf General
  • Steven Tyler as Elf Lieutenant and Elf Singer


  • Video game!

A video game was released based on the film The Polar Express. It was released on November 2, 2004, for Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Windows and PlayStation 2, developed by Blue Tongue Entertainment. The game attempts to prevent the children from believing in Santa Claus by stealing their tickets and trying to stop them from making it to the North Pole. 

  • Toy Trains!

Polar Express trains set by Model Railroad builder Lionel with the equipment including train cars, locomotives and trackside buildings. 

  • Train Trips!

The film spawned multiple real-world train-travel experiences based on the film’s train journey throughout the United States and Canada.  

  • Box Office!

The Polar Express film underperformed at the box office grossing $286 million against a $165-170 million budget. In later re-release, the film grosses $314 million worldwide. In 2006, it was listed in Guinness World Records as the first all-digital capture film. 

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  • The polar Express movie and the cast members are listed in the following awards:
    Academy Awards, USA
  • BAFTA Awards
  • AARP Movies for Grownups Awards
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
  • Annie Awards
  • ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards
  • Awards Circuit Community Awards
  • Bambi Awards
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
  • Gold Derby Awards
  • Golden Globes, USA
  • Golden Schmoes Awards
  • Grammy Awards
  • International Film Music Critics Award
  • International Online Cinema Awards
  • Motion picture Sound Editors, USA
  • Online Film & Television Association
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards
  • People’s Choice Awards
  • Satellite Awards
  • The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards
  • Visual Effects Society Awards
  • World Soundtrack Awards
  • Young Artist Awards

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Is Polar Express on Netflix

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The Polar Express is not available on Netflix. Subscribers can rather go for similar Christmas movie alternatives like ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ and ‘Klaus’. These films depict adventures involving Santa Claus.

Where can you stream The Polar Express?

The Polar Express is not available on any of the streaming services. There is only a possibility of renting or purchasing the movie from an online store like Amazon, Apple, Fandango or Google. The film is available on HBO max to stream for subscribers. If you want to see The Polar Express on Netflix, you need to connect with a VPN by changing the network of the Netflix region and accessing the movie from anywhere. 

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