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Get Watching! Netflix Will Be Removing Tons Of Movies & TV Shows In The Next Few Days


Ok, folks, time to be couch potatoes. Netflix has decided to do a little Spring cleaning and remove a ton of items from their service. But there’s good news, they’ll also be adding a few new ones in the new year.

A subreddit devoted to Netflix news posted the following list of removals:

LIST APPLIES TO NETFLIX USA STREAMING MARKET:

———-TV SHOWS————–

EXPIRING JANUARY 1, 2014

  • Dark Shadows (original from late 1960s)
  • Saturday Night Live The 2000s
  • Mr Bean
  • The Kids In The Hall
  • Perfect 10 Model Boxing (Volume 1)

———–MOVIES—————–

EXPIRING DECEMBER 29, 2013

  • Transformers Dark Of The Moon

EXPIRING JANUARY 4, 2014

  • Alice In Wonderland (1951 Disney)
  • Immortals
  • Dynamite Warrior

EXPIRING JANUARY 1, 2014

  • The Rundown
  • Brick
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Back To School
  • Battle Of Britain
  • Born On the Fourth Of July
  • Braveheart
  • Body Of Evidence
  • Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo
  • Man On The Moon
  • Lionheart
  • 1492 Conquest Of Paradise
  • Killer Klowns From Outer Space
  • Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
  • FX
  • Do The Right Thing
  • Desperado
  • Up In Smoke
  • Can’t Hardly Wait
  • Capote
  • Biloxi Blues
  • Seed Of Chucky
  • Jarhead
  • As Good As It Gets
  • In The Name Of The Father
  • Inside Deep Throat (documentary)
  • I’m Gonna Get You Sucka
  • In Like Flint
  • Hard Target
  • Foxy Brown
  • Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell
  • Gallipoli
  • Half Baked
  • Flashdance
  • 50 First Dates
  • For The Love Of The Game
  • The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas
  • The Bad News Bears
  • The Russia House
  • The Secret Of Nimh
  • Revenge OF The Ninja
  • Roman Holiday
  • Rob Roy
  • Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Remo Williams
  • Requiem For A Dream
  • Quigley Down Under
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Platoon
  • Once Upon A Time In Mexico
  • October Sky
  • Mystery Men
  • The Skulls
  • Titanic
  • Ronin
  • Romeo And Juliet (1968)
  • Tales From The Crypt: Bordello Of Blood
  • Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight
  • The Woman In Red
  • Top Gun
  • Street Fighter
  • TNT Jackson
  • Serpico
  • Seed Of Chucky
  • Scary Movie
  • Running Scared
  • Troll II
  • True Grit (1969)
  • War And Peace
  • Talk Radio
  • War Games
  • We Were Soldiers
  • What Dreams May Come
  • Windtalkers
  • World Trade Center
  • The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Odd Couple (1968)
  • The Mask Of Zorro
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • The Faculty
  • The Dream Team
  • Best Of Times
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
  • Species

Your tastes may vary but none of these are particularly heartbreaking to me. Plus, I just bought my boyfriend Street Fighter on blu-ray for Christmas so I’m good to go.

A few people have noted this is not a complete list and the items could disappear forever, a few months, or even just a few days depending on Netflix’s deals. That being said, there’s still plenty to watch, and they’ll be listing new items around the same time these go bye-bye. According to another reddit thread, these are some of the movies to be added:

  • American Psycho (2000)
  • Raging Bull (1980)
  • Thelma And Louise (1991)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
  • Big Trouble In Little China (1986)
  • Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)
  • Bull Durham (1988)
  • Red Dawn (1984)
  • Mouse Hunte (1997)
  • Spaceballs (1987)
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
  • The Chinese Connection (1972)
  • Amelie (2001)
  • Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
  • Planes, Trains, And Automobiles (1987)
  • Children Of A Lesser God (1986)
  • Scrooged (1988)
  • Days Of Thunder (1990)
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)
  • Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
  • Death Race 2000 (1975)
  • Ghost (1990)
  • Good Burger (1997)
  • Play It Again, Sam (1972)

Personally, I’m still waiting for them to get it together on offering sequels and trilogies on instant watch but not the original film a lot of the time.

(via Death and Taxes)

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  • Anonymous

    Good to see they’re adding Scrooged just time for Christmuuuhjeez…

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the heads up! I imagine this is based on viewing statistics, but I can’t help but wonder, how come old UFC events are something that people watch? And more-so than say SNL or some of the movies being pulled?

  • Gregory McIntyre

    The UFC events are probably cheap

  • Dan Palla

    No more “Troll II”? Oh my Gaaaaaaaaaaaahd!

  • Corina Lynn Becker

    **raises hand** question: is this Netflix US, or Netflix Canada? or both? cause then it may or may not actually impact my watching in the next few days.

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    At the very top, “LIST APPLIES TO NETFLIX USA STREAMING MARKET”

  • Corina Lynn Becker

    oh there, it was somehow missing when I was viewing on my iPad (and it’s really kinda hard to read on the site here, might want to mention it in the article) Thanks

  • Anonymous

    Oh, no doubt, good point. It’s just that if they’re offered, it follows that there’s a demand. One which I can’t understand.

  • Anonymous

    ESPN Classic is still going strong. Just a bunch of old games. So if you enjoy witnessing athletic feats or just appreciate a couple of bloodied up dudes playing grab-ass…

  • Therese Bohn

    1968′s Romeo and Juliet -sad to see this go

  • stella

    I wish they would add Veronica Mars and Pushing Daisies.

  • stella

    No lie, Im a little devestated. That movie is my jam.

  • James Gardiner

    Bummer about a lot of those losses, but if Raging Bull’s being put on it’ll be worth it.
    My pick of the ones leaving is Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee’s unquestionable masterpiece about American race relations.

  • Anonymous

    No more Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo??? Say it ain’t so!!!

  • http://www.fangirlwithtea.com/ Pamela

    Contracts. : They have to negotiate new contracts with the content owners, and yeah. I’m still hacked off that they yanked The Universe right when I was in the middle of it.

  • Jessica K.

    Most of the movies being removed I remember, at some point in my life, going “that’s stupid”, but October Sky? That was a beautiful story and especially awesome being about ’50s coal town kids pulling themselves up by the bootstraps to DO ROCKET SCIENCE (based on a true story, I believe). Certainly helped the story that the science teacher who encouraged/aided & abedded them was a young woman. Its makes me sad that the implication here is that it was unpopular enough to be dropped.

  • http://shortstormtrooper.com/ Lee

    My understanding is that they generally only remove stuff that they lose the rights to.

  • PITAchic

    Some losses I’m sad to see, but my husband has never seen Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Thelma and Louise or Scrooged, so this will help me make his life better.

  • Amy C.

    I’m still mourning the loss of King of the Hill.

  • Anonymous

    Oh boy! Now I can watch Good Burger any ol’ time I want!

  • Anonymous

    What makes me sad, is that I have spent AGES going through Netflix instant-watch movies, scrolling past god awful film after god awful film, and not ONCE did I see October Sky. I love that film, and I’ve have watched the heck out of it if Netflix had let me know it was there. I used to have that film on VHS. Haven’t seen it since… well the last time I had a VCR. I guess I still have a day left to see it now.

  • Anonymous

    If ti makes you feel at all better, Bull Durham is one of the better baseball films out there. I mean, it’s not Field of Dreams but… well what is?

  • http://pontoonification.blogspot.com/ AverageDrafter

    Once “King of the Hill” went off, my heart was broken… not enough to cancel, but broken nonetheless.

  • Therese Bohn

    They briefly had “A Hard Day’s Night” but that’s gone. I wish they’d just go all streaming on their rent only DVDs

  • Anonymous

    That’s the only big downside of Netflix: not knowing when they remove some titles. It’s done when the rights run out, not necessarily when the titles are no longer popular, unlike the videoclub.

  • Anonymous
  • MeatyStakes

    chiming in: The Mary Sue really needs a mobile version; for the up in the go feminist and the lazy bums that don’t wanna boot the computer.

  • Anonymous

    Netflix…WHERE THE F IS COMMUNITY???

  • Lee Hulme

    Updating my watch list priorities…

  • Proust

    Netflix is bullshit, there’s hardly anything on it and removing everything with this contract shit is extremely annoying. Is Hulu Plus any better?

  • Anonymous

    “wtf why would they remove ANY movies? ”

    Because for each movie they have to pay money for a certain time period.
    I dunno how much it costs for you, but here its 8 euro’s a month for Nettflick, making it by far the cheapest legal source of movies and tv.

    Think of the content for a movement. Lets say “The complete stat trek” – every single episode of every single series. Thats all on netflick.
    How much would that cost on DVD? How many years would you need to subscribe to netflick before it would cost you more?
    Now imagine that for every series and film they got.

    Netflick, presumably, has to spend huge amongst to the rights holders to compensate them for lost revenue elsewhere. Why buy the dvds when I can subscribe to netflick for a few years….for the same price?
    Its a miracle, frankly, they are as cheap as they are.

    The only option Netflick has to get stuff permanently, is to pay for it themselves. Which they are doing more and more.

  • Anonymous

    They said they are happy to pay for yet another season. I think they are just waiting for when the witters/actors have a slot.

  • Flitzy

    Whoa, whoa. West Side Story is going to be on Netflix? Well, I know what I’ll be watching religiously!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah. That’s the one that made me think “be sure to tune in!”

  • Anonymous

    Yes. And sometimes they renegotiate & get the rights back. A couple of years ago, when this info was more easily available, Whedonistas were sad because Buffy, Angel & Firefly were all dropping off Netflix streaming. (Even if we have the DVD’s, it’s easier to just point & click.)

    But there was no interruption–they cut a new deal….

  • Anonymous

    Hulu.

  • Anonymous

    Ads. >: [

  • http://groggybot.blogspot.com/ grog1138

    No worries. A remake of Electric Boogaloo is coming out in May.

    http://geekleagueofamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/spider-man-2-triptych-poster-3.jpg

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, but I’m saying Hulu seems to consider Community as a flagship get, so they probably want to keep an exclusive contract as long as possible.

  • sooverit

    Doesn’t NBC own Hulu?

  • sooverit

    *snort*

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    I noticed A LOT of the movies that are leaving are Robert Rodriguez movies, so I imagine they’ll be back soon, once they work out a new deal.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a joint ownership thing. And it wouldn’t change the fact that Hulu would want some killer apps to compete with netflix.

  • stellabystarlite

    Utterly ridiculous to REMOVE titles from their library. It makes them completely redundant. I can get almost any title I want for free by requesting the DVD from the public library. I used to subscribe to Netflix specifically to have access to more rare titles that the library doesn’t have. But now they only keep the titles that are strictly recent blockbusters. OK, some of these titles are bombs, but Cinderella? How could they get rid of that? 50 first dates is not exactly a timeless classic but it’s good as a guilty-pleasure at-home rental.