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Netflix Will Lose Dozens of Movies at The End of The Year

| 30 Dec 2013 15:52

Having trouble clearing out your Netflix queue? You're about to get some help.

Movies and shows come and go on Netflix. Due to timed licensing agreements, you never know if that movie you've been dying to see, but never had the time to watch will disappear on you. Its not particularly noticeable most of the time: One day you'll sit down to watch something you could've sworn was available before, but is no longer in the library. January 1st, 2014 is not going to be one of those times: With almost 100 movies and TV shows being removed when the ball drops, there's a pretty good chance you'll be able to tell something is off.

Based on the sheer number of programs, 84 movies and five TV shows, it isn't a big loss for a service that has tens of thousands of movies. In fact, It's a drop in the bucket compared to when they dropped 1,800 shows and movies in May. Like any good (or bad) list, the turnover is noticeable because of its quality, not its quantity. The parting films includes re-watchable action flicks like Braveheart and Top Gun, goofy comedies Half-Baked and Scary Movie, and one of my personal favorites, Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing. Also, Street Fighter's on the list.

Here's the full list of movies getting pulled from Netflix at the end of the year:

  • 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
  • Dark Shadows (original from late 1960s)
  • Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
  • Perfect 10 Model Boxing (Volume 1)
  • FX
  • Do The Right Thing
  • Desperado
  • Up In Smoke
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Saturday Night Live The 2000s
  • 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
  • The Kids In The Hall
  • Hard Target
  • Foxy Brown
  • Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell
  • Gallipoli
  • Half Baked
  • Flashdance
  • 50 First Dates
  • Mr Bean
  • 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

As of this posting you have just over 36 hours to watch these movies. At approximately two hours per film, you could get through 18 of them if you start now. If I could, here's what I'd watch:

  • Do The Right Thing
  • Capote
  • Platoon
  • Serpico
  • Half Baked
  • Top Gun
  • Ronin
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • In The Name Of The Father
  • Born On the Fourth Of July
  • True Grit (1969)
  • Braveheart
  • Desperado
  • The Faculty
  • October Sky
  • The Bad News Bears
  • Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
  • and, of course, Street Fighter

Source: Reddit

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