‘One Day’ Is a Hit on Netflix: Here’s How to Watch the Original Movie and Read the Book That Inspired It All

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The age-old question of whether or not men and women can just be friends is answered in the 2011 movie One Day. The story was recently given a modern makeover in a Netflix series of the same title, which landed itself on the streamer’s top 10 list when it debuted. Both take inspiration from the novel by David Nicholls and are available to watch online. If you’ve already binge-watched the series, you can also stream the original movie version and compare notes.

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Is One Day Coming to Netflix?

One Day was turned into a Netflix original series that premiered on the streaming platform on Feb. 8 and has a total of 14 episodes. You have to be a Netflix subscriber in order to watch the series. The movie version, meantime, is available to rent and buy online. Keep reading to learn the streaming options available to watch One Day at home.

How to Watch One Day Movie Online

You can buy One Day online on Prime Video for $15 or you can rent the movie for $4. You don’t need to be a Prime member to watch the movie — just purchase the film and it’ll automatically download to your library, allowing you to stream One Day online whenever you want. Rentals will be available for 30 days and for 48 hours once you start the movie.

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How to Watch One Day (2011) At Home

Fans of physical media can buy the One Day movie on Blu-ray to add to their collection.

How to Watch 'One Day' Movie Online At Home: Where to Stream 2011 Film
How to Watch 'One Day' Movie Online At Home: Where to Stream 2011 Film

"One Day" (Blu-ray)


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The Blu-ray edition features a crisper picture of the movie with bonus features and deleted scenes that’ll give you a more in-depth look behind the scenes of the hit film.

One Day the movie stars Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess as Emma and Dexter, two complete opposites who after college graduation become lifelong friends. A 20-year friendship blossoms with the two of them meeting up every July 15. As the two face the challenges of life, love and loss, both begin to realize that maybe the one thing they’ve been looking for their entire lives is each other.

If the movie and TV series weren’t enough, you can catch scenes that didn’t make either adaptation by reading the One Day book, which was published in 2009 and became a New York Times bestseller.

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orange and yellow book cover of "one day"

"One Day: A Novel" by David Nicholls

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One Day features more than 400 pages detailing the life and adventures of Emma and Dex, all packaged in a vibrant book cover you can display on your coffee table or bookshelf.

Check the trailer for One Day below.