What’s Expiring on Netflix Instant: October 2015Mike Sampson |
Normally the lists of what is disappearing from Netflix in any given month isn’t that long. Last month it was 15 total titles. But, October is the Great Netflix Cleansing as a whopping 45 movies are expiring. And these aren’t just generic B-movies, these are legit classics like Annie Hall, This is Spinal Tap, The Big Lebowski, The Exorcist and Kangaroo Jack. Not you too, Kangaroo Jack!
The purge comes at Netflix’s deal with Epix ends at the beginning of the month, wiping out many of the Hollywood films that were part of that deal. (Epix, who license Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM films instead signed an exclusive contract with Hulu.) This means a lean couple of months for Netflix until their new deal with Disney, and all the assorted Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm titles that come with it, goes into effect in January.
So if you’ve seen these movies on Netflix and put off watching them, you might want to get on that: the clock is ticking.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
American Masters: Billie Jean King
Baby’s Day Out
Days of Heaven
Dead Man Walking
Down to Earth
Interview with the Vampire
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
Romeo + Juliet
The Big Lebowski
The Devil’s Rejects
The Hunt for Red October
The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
The Producers (1968)
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption
This Is Spinal Tap
You Got Served
Good Luck Chuck
Machine Gun Preacher