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Expiring Soon: These films will vanish from Netflix on New Year’s Day

Compiled by a group of Reddit users, Netflix will be removing a selection of 80+ films from Netflix Instant on January 1, 2014 which include popular titles such as As Good As It Gets, Braveheart, Being John Malkovich, Desperado, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Man on the Moon, October Sky, Titanic and Top Gun. This is somewhat typical of Netflix since movies and televisions shows are added and removed as licencing deals start and expire. However, this list of films is somewhat larger than other months, specifically because the licensing deal that covered these films expires at the end of 2013. 

Of course, the removal of these films doesn’t mean that Netflix won’t add the movies and television shows back to the service in the future. Netflix could add any of them back into the lineup, assuming the films are popular enough within the Netflix community and cost effective as well. However, it’s likely that the lack of interest among the community was partly a contributing factor to remove the content from the streaming service.

In addition to the films, Netflix will also remove a collection of television shows from the service. However, Netflix will be adding 70+ titles to Netflix on January 1 which includes popular titles such as American Psycho, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Raging Bull, Spaceballs and Thelma & Louise. The expiring list can be found below:

Expiring Movies:

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

Expiring TV Shows:

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

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