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Everything leaving Netflix in May 2024

Russell Crowe and Guy Pierce as Bud and Exley looking into a car in L.A. Confidential.
Image via Warner Bros.

Netflix is always at its best when it has a robust lineup of movies from other studios to go along with its original films. But in May, Netflix is going to lose a lot of great flicks, because several of its movies on loan from rival studios are going back home. This month, that includes L.A. Confidential, the first four Hunger Games movies, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, and even Where the Crawdads Sing, which enjoyed a nearly 18-month run on Netflix following its theatrical release.

Fox’s short-lived sitcom The Mick is also departing Netflix, which tends to shed movies more often than it does shows. But there is an upside to this month’s content migration: May has a full 31 days and a holiday weekend. That should go a long way toward helping plan your movie nights so you can catch these films and shows before they depart.

Keep reading for our complete roundup of everything leaving Netflix in May 2024. As always, our picks for the month are in bold.

Trying to fit in some great movies or shows before they’re gone from Netflix and other streaming services at the end of the month? Check our monthly roundup of everything leaving Hulu. You can find even more recommendations in our lists of the best movies on Netflix and best shows on Netflix, which are updated every week.

Our top pick for May

L.A. Confidential (1997)

L.A. Confidential
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey
Directed by
Curtis Hanson
Watch on Netflix

Like every other movie from 1997, L.A. Confidential was overwhelmed by Titanic. That’s one of the reasons why it only won two Oscars: Best Adapted Screenplay by Brian Helgelang and director Curtis Hanson, as well as Best Supporting Actress for Kim Basinger. This adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel is a modern noir masterpiece that takes place in 1953, a time when the city’s police force may have been more corrupt than the crooks.

Detective Sergeant Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey), Officer Wendell “Bud” White (Russell Crowe), and Detective Lieutenant Edmund Exley (Guy Pearce) each uncover a different part of the puzzle that leads back to a mastermind who is pulling the underworld’s strings in Los Angeles. White and Exley hate each other, which hampers their cooperation. But if these cops don’t start putting their heads together, then their mutual enemies may silence all of them.

Leaving Netflix in May 2024

May 1

May 2

  • Survive the Night

May 3

  • Arctic Dogs

May 8

  • Uncut Gems

May 9

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

May 10

  • St. Vincent

May 11

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

May 14

  • Fifty Shades of Black

May 19

  • Rosario Tijeras (Mexico): Seasons 1-3

May 21

  • Sam Smith: Love Goes – Live at Abbey Road Studios

May 22

  • The Boxtrolls

May 26

  • Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure: Seasons 3-4

May 31

  • 2012
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Burlesque
  • The Choice
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Forever My Girl
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Happy Gilmore
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  • The Impossible
  • Insidious
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Lakeview Terrace
  • The Mick: Seasons 1-2
  • Noah
  • Oh, Ramona!
  • The Other Guys
  • Silent Hill
  • Skyscraper
  • Split
  • Think Like a Man
  • Think Like a Man Too
  • You’ve Got Mail

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