The US subscription giant, which will expand to these shores in early 2012, has sealed a multi-year licensing deal that will bring a broad range of Miramax titles to its customers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Anyone signing up to Netflix in the UK and Ireland will be able to stream movies such as Scream, Pulp Fiction, Chicago, Cold Mountain and The English Patient on connected TVs, games consoles, computers and mobile phones.
Mirimax's back catalogue also includes Good Will Hunting, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, Chocolat, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Scary Movie and the Hellraiser films.
"Netflix is proud to be able to offer the unmatched mix of award-winning, independent and commercially successful films Miramax is known for," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer.
"Miramax films are already favourites of Netflix members in the US and Latin America and we're sure they'll be incredibly popular in the UK and Ireland as well."
Mike Lang, the chief executive of Miramax, added: "We are thrilled to grow our partnership with Netflix as they expand their platform into the UK and Ireland.
"This agreement further extends our broader international digital distribution strategy, as we continue to offer consumers around the world our extraordinary collection of Miramax films."
The Miramax deal follows similar streaming arrangements with MGM and Lionsgate, as Netflix prepares to compete in the UK and Ireland with Sky Movies and the Amazon-owned LoveFilm.