Anyone who’s subscribed to Netflix should know that titles come and go on the streaming platform. It’s that time of the month again where some fan-favorite movies and television shows have to leave Netflix in order to make room for some new ones.
Titles such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Magic Mike, and Sleepless in Seattle will no longer be available to stream after November 2020. So, get ready to binge-watch all of these popular films and shows before they disappear (or get moved to another streaming service).
Charlotte’s Web Is A Quaint Live-Action Family Film
Based on the novel by E.B. White, the 2006 version of Charlotte’s Web is a live-action children’s film about a young girl who takes care of a baby pig. As Wilbur the pig matures, he meets a spider named Charlotte who spins webs that convince the town that Wilbur is something special.
Charlotte’s Web featured an all-star cast including Dakota Fanning, Beau Bridges, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, and more. Critics praised the film for managing to stay true to the book and Fanning’s “delightfully spunky” performance. The movie will be leaving Netflix on November 1.
Jack Black Shows Off His Comedic Skills In Nacho Libre
Movies such as School of Rock, Shallow Hal, and the recent Jumanji franchise have established Jack Black as one of Hollywood’s top comedic actors. His 2006 leading role in the sports comedy, Nacho Libre, was a fan-favorite among kids and adults alike.
Nacho Libre is based on a true story of a priest who had a long career as a masked luchador (professional wrestler) in order to save the orphanage he directed. The film grossed almost $100 million worldwide at the box office and featured a catchy Latin soundtrack. It will be removed from Netflix on November 1.
The Interview’s Release Upset A Whole Country
Seth Rogen and James Franco have been teaming up to make comedies since the turn of the century. One that certainly got a lot of worldwide attention was 2014’s The Interview. The duo played journalists set to interview North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. When they get recruited by the CIA for a secret mission, things start to get interesting.
Shortly before the release of the film, the North Korean government threatened the United States not to release it. The Interview was pushed back and re-edited in order to not cause any commotion. Say goodbye to the film on November 1.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Gained A Cult Following
During the 1990s, Jim Carrey was considered to be the “king of comedy” after starring in numerous comedic box office hits. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective came out in 1994 and Carrey’s performance gave the film a cult following, especially among teen boys.
Carrey played an animal detective who must search for a missing dolphin from the Miami Dolphins football team. He was also one of the screenwriters. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective didn’t get the best reviews because of some insensitive jokes, but children seemed to love the wacky, over-the-top characters. Catch the movie before it leaves Netflix on November 1.
Burlesque Had Original Songs From Cher And Christina Aguilera
Something that stuck out about 2010’s musical film, Burlesque, was its famous cast including Cher, Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, and James Brolin. Since the film takes place in a burlesque club, the soundtrack expertly matches the plot. Aguilera wrote eight songs for the film and Cher did two.
Cher’s rendition of “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. Most of the reviews were mixed and the film made $90.6 million at the box office. Burlesque will be leaving Netflix on November 1.
Magic Mike Is Based On Channing Tatum’s Life
This film is definitely for mature audiences. Magic Mike revolves around a teen boy (Alex Pettyfer) who enters the world of male exotic dancing and is guided by an experienced mentor (Channing Tatum). The movie is actually a loose interpretation of Tatum’s early years when he lived in Tampa, Florida.
Released in 2012, the film also stars Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello. McConaughey’s performance was highly favored by both audiences and critics and most thought he deserved an Oscar nomination. Fans of Magic Mike can only watch it on Netflix until November 1.
Sleepless In Seattle Had Great On-Screen Chemistry
Fans of romantic comedies will remember the 1993 classic Sleepless in Seattle. It starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and was about a widowed father whose son calls a radio station in hopes to find him a new partner. Ryan’s character hears his story on the radio and immediately feels drawn to him.
Famed romantic comedy writer Nora Ephron wrote and directed the film and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Audiences could easily see that Ryan and Hanks had great on-screen chemistry and the two would later team up for three more films. Sleepless in Seattle is being taken off of Netflix on November 1.
If You Own A Tesla, You Should Thank Spaceballs
Anyone who loves a good satire film should check out 1987’s Spaceballs. Written and directed by Mel Brooks, the movie spoofs popular sci-fi and fantasy films such as Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, and Alien. Although it didn’t get great reviews when it was first released, it has become a cult classic among many.
Bill Pullman, John Candy, Rick Moranis, and George Wyner are just some of the comedic actors who joined Brooks in the cast. The movie has made a huge impact on pop culture with Tesla even naming their acceleration modes after the starship speeds from the film. Spaceballs is set to leave Netflix on November 1.
The Silence Of The Lambs Faced Some Backlash
Those who are looking for a movie to watch on Netflix for Halloween should consider The Silence of the Lambs. This 1991 psychological thriller is about an FBI trainee (Jodie Foster) who must interview a famous criminal named Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in order to catch another deranged criminal named Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine).
While the film received mostly favorable reviews and five Oscar wins, it still faced some backlash. The portrayal of Buffalo Bill was criticized for including negative connotations towards certain minority groups. Catch The Silence of the Lambs before it leaves Netflix on November 1.
Why Zathura: A Space Adventure Is Similar To Jumanji
Zathura: A Space Adventure was released in 2005 and is a spin-off of the hit movie Jumanji. Directed by Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man, The Lion King), the film stars some familiar faces before they were famous including Twilight’s Kristen Stewart, The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson, and Punk’d’s Dax Shepard.
It’s about siblings who get trapped in the world of a fantasy board game that takes them into outer space. The film was praised for its special effects, great storytelling, and being an overall fun family movie. Don’t forget to watch Zathura: A Space Adventure before it leaves Netflix on November 1.
100% Hotter Might Be A Little Bit Cruel
After watching 100% Hotter, it’s hard not to notice all the eccentric people who go on the show. Stylist Karen Williams, hair designer Daniel K Palmer, and makeup artist Melissa Sophia are the hosts of this makeunder series. They collaborate and transform outrageously dressed people into fashionistas.
According to reviews by users on IMDb, there were many mixed feelings regarding the show. Some thought it was a cool lesson in fashion, while others believed the hosts were trying to “shame” people to dress “normal.” To judge the show for yourself, watch it before it gets taken off of Netflix on November 1.
Get Shorty Has A Lot Of Hollywood Star Power
Get Shorty is the second adaptation of the novel with the same name by Elmore Leonard, but the two aren’t very alike. The dark comedy series doesn’t have the same plot or characters. Instead, it uses the same premise of a gangster trying to make a movie and stars Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano, Heather Graham, and more.
The majority of the cast has a lot of experience with acting, so their performances come off very polished and full of on-screen chemistry. See the show before Netflix takes it down on November 1.
Generation X Will Remember Highway To Heaven
Those who loved watching TV in the 1980s may remember an NBC drama called Highway to Heaven. It ran for a total of 111 episodes from 1984 to 1989 and was able to consistently earn high ratings. The series starred Michael Landon and Victor French and was about a “probationary” angel sent to Earth and an ex-cop who helped people in need.
Highway to Heaven was canceled after five years due to a Writers Guild of America strike, but the cast thought they would possibly continue years later. Unfortunately, both stars passed shortly after the cancellation. The series will be available on Netflix until November 1.
Fit For Fashion Is A Unique Competition Show
Fitness and style gurus should consider checking out Fit for Fashion. The series is about contestants having to go through challenges in order to learn new skills and transform their bodies. There is also some gorgeous scenery with the first season filmed in Malaysia and the second in Indonesia.
People from countries all over the world compete to win a cash prize of $100,000, a photo spread on the cover of Fitness First magazine, and a huge shopping spree. One critic loved the diversity on the show and thought the hosts were experts in their fields. People can continue watching Fit for Fashion on Netflix until November 11.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Was A Box Office Bomb
Those looking to get into the holiday spirit a bit early this year can watch Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The fantasy adventure film is about a young girl (Mackenzie Foy) who sets off to a magical land in order to retrieve a key that will open a gift from her mother.
The film also starred Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, and more. Even with an outstanding cast, the movie failed at the box office and didn’t get the best reviews. On the bright side, some critics thought the visual effects and cinematography were dazzling. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will be removed from Netflix on November 28.
The NeverEnding Story And The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter Are Leaving Netflix
There are three films in The NeverEnding Story franchise and the first two are going to be removed from Netflix on November 1. The first film was released in 1984 and follows a boy who finds a magical book about a young warrior fighting against a dark force in a fantasy world called Fantasia.
At the time of its release, it was the most expensive film made outside of the United States. The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter is a continuation of the first movie with a new cast. While the first film received an 80 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, its sequel only got 14 percent.
Just Friends Was Just Okay
The 2005 holiday romantic comedy, Just Friends, revolved around a formerly overweight man trying to win over his high school crush after they’ve all grown up. Some of the cast includes Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein, and a special appearance by Reynold’s former fiancée Alanis Morissette.
Overall, Just Friends received pretty mixed reviews saying the film had some witty moments but wasn’t all that funny. The film grossed over $50 million at the box office. Netflix will be removing the movie on November 1.
Clash Of The Titans Used Groundbreaking Stop Motion Effects
Clash of the Titans is loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus with this version having Perseus battle Medusa and the Kraken in order to save Princess Andromeda. Audiences may notice the detailed stop motion visual effects that were ahead of their time for 1981.
It was one of the biggest hits of that year, only trailing behind Raiders of the Lost Ark. The cast included Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, and Maggie Smith and they were able to perfectly embody the mythical heroes and villains. Clash of the Titans will be taken off of Netflix on November 1.
District 9 Is For All The Sci-Fi And Action Thriller Fans Out There
Science fiction and action are in full force in 2009’s District 9. After aliens are left to live in horrible conditions on earth, a couple of them come into contact with a government agent. The agent gets exposed to a harmful chemical and must rely on the aliens to recover.
District 9 was influenced by some important historical events and the themes of those are evident throughout the film. The film grossed $210.8 million against a budget of $30 million, making it one of 2009’s most successful releases. Watch the film before it gets removed from Netflix on November 1.
Sleepy Hollow Will Get You In The Halloween Spirit
Tim Burton’s films usually have a gothic element to them and that remained true with 1999’s Sleepy Hollow. Johnny Depp played a policeman named Ichabod Crane who is sent to investigate crimes done by the Headless Horseman. In Sleepy Hollow, he meets Katrina Van Tassel (Christina Ricci), an heiress to the town’s richest farmer who ends up becoming his love interest.
Famed critic Roger Ebert thought Depp gave a fantastic performance and Burton’s production design matched the themes of the movie perfectly. Try and watch the movie by Halloween because it will be removed from Netflix on November 1.