Netflix has introduced some fantastic films to its lineup over the past 17 days. From classics like Love Actually and the Karate Kid series to promising new flicks like Gunpowder Milkshake and Deep, the world’s most viral streaming platform has provided us with a steady diet of great movies to choose from.
But with the good news comes some bad—and the bad news is that many films have left the Netflix platform during that period as well. And over the next 14 days, many more will disappear.
Luckily, that gives you some time to catch ‘em before they’re gone. In this article, I’ll highlight ten great options for movie night. And at the end of the story, you can find a full list of every film that will leave Netflix by the end of July.
Spotlight (Leaving July 30)
Let’s start with a Best Picture winner! Back in 2016, Spotlight won the top prize at the Academy Awards for its retelling of a now famous piece of investigative journalism that exposed systemic child abuse from Roman Catholic priests in Boston. This thrilling drama features some dynamite performances from the likes of Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, and Stanley Tucci.
A Clockwork Orange (Leaving July 31)
There are several different genres of movies. But any given Stanley Kubrick movie is almost a genre of its own. And there might be no more surreal, otherworldly Kubrick experience than A Clockwork Orange. The famous book adaptation centers on young gang leader man who wreaks havoc on his English town before being forced to undergo behavior modification research.
Eat Pray Love (Leaving July 31)
Eat Pray Love isn’t that old of a film…but it feels like the kind of movie that couldn’t possibly have a shot at getting made these days. Which makes me very nostalgic for this kind of biographical romantic drama. This Julia Roberts film focuses on a woman named Liz, a recently divorced woman who goes on a conquest of self-discovery as she travels the world.
Jupiter Ascending (Leaving July 31)
When Lana and Lilly Wachowski released The Matrix back in 1999, it felt like they were changing the movie landscape forever. But when Jupiter Ascending came out in 2015…well, the reaction was much different. Still, I think this sci-fi adventure has actually held up pretty well and serves as a great piece of entertainment. The movie tells the story of Jupiter Jones, who discovers she’s in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the state of the universe.
Nights in Rodanthe (Leaving July 31)
Nicolas Sparks has triggered several gigantic Hollywood romances that have starred some of the hottest up-and-coming celebrities. But Nights in Rodanthe was a rare case were some seasoned professionals took the lead. In Nights in Rodanthe, Diane Lane and Richard Gere star as two troubled people who meet while hiding out from a storm.
Zombieland (Leaving July 31)
Zombie movies can range from dramatic to flat-out scary. But every once in a while we get a comedic zombie movie. And in that category, Zombieland was one for the books. Zombieland follows four strangers who come together in a dystopian world where the remaining humans on this planet must fight for survival amongst the living dead.
My Best Friend’s Wedding (Leaving July 31)
There are lots of movies I remember playing on television as a kid, and My Best Friend’s Wedding was one of them. Most of them weren’t great and didn’t hold up years later. But this Julia Roberts rom-com is one that stands the test of time. The movie centers on her character, Julianne, who agree to marry her best friend Michael if they’re both single at age 28. But once Michael does get engaged before that date, Julianne begins to realize he’s “the one.”
Step Up: Revolution (Leaving July 31)
I recommend most of the movies on this list purely based on their quality. I think I’ve selected some genuinely great films. But Step Up: Revolution…that movie is in its own class, and gets a recommendation for sheer audacity and lunacy. This film where a troupe of dancers compete in a YouTube competition to save their neighborhood is one of the wildest movies I’ve ever seen—and I 100% think you should watch it.
Mad Max (Leaving July 31)
We all know and love Mad Max: Fury Road. But I’m starting to think that most people haven’t seen the original—or even know it exists. Which is a shame, because this sci-fi film starring Mel Gibson from 1979 is an absolute classic. The movie follows Gibson’s character Max, a police officer in a dystopian future who exacts revenge against criminals that have murdered his family.
Hook (Leaving July 31)
We lost Robin Williams much, much, much too soon. He left behind an incredible body of work that showcased his versatility as a performer. And one of his most charming and winning roles came in the form of Peter Pan in Hook. This ‘90s classic follows Peter Pan as tries to rescue a set of children kidnapped by Captain Hook.
Every movie leaving Netflix in July 2021
Leaving July 22
- Oh My Ghost
- Oh My Ghost 2
- Oh My Ghost 3
- Oh My Ghost 4
Leaving July 28
Leaving July 30
Leaving July 31
- A Clockwork Orange
- Bride of Chucky
- Child’s Play 2
- Child’s Play 3
- Eat Pray Love
- Four Christmases
- Freak Show
- Fred Claus
- Friends with Benefits
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- Hardcore Henry
- Jupiter Ascending
- King Arthur
- The Little Rascals
- Mad Max
- My Best Friend’s Wedding
- Nacho Libre
- Nights in Rodanthe
- The Patriot
- Remember Me
- Seed of Chucky
- Step Up: Revolution
- Your Highness