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Adventures in bingewatching: Everything leaving Netflix in August

Adventures in bingewatching: Everything leaving Netflix in August

We believe it was classic rock troubadours Kansas who once mused, “Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky. It all slips away – dust in the wind.” They weren’t singing about Netflix particularly, but they may as well have been.

It’s another month and that means a whole new shuffling of inbound and outbound content to update your bingewatching schedules with. Like dust in the wind, that means there are a fair few titles that will be gone by the end of August that you might want to make a note of before they disappear.

We’ll be perfectly honest here and say that the majority of them aren’t really anything you’ll probably miss. But there are some titles worth bringing up just in case.

We’ve highlighted six things leaving the streaming service in August that you might want to check out pronto, followed by the full list of titles and when they’ll be leaving.

August 1

Adventures in Babysitting

Chris Columbus’s legit 80s comedy classic stars Elisabeth Shue as a high school senior tasked with handling a babysitting job while her life seemingly disintegrates into chaos around her.

Cancel everything you have planned to get this absolute gem rewatched ASAP.

The Killing: S1-3

The US reworking of the dark Danish crime drama isn’t a patch on the original, but it does make for a helluva bingewatch.

Here’s hoping you have a time machine or some other manner of watching three seasons’ worth of crime mystery in one night, because Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) and every salacious plot twist they witnessed (and were involved in) are outta here!

August 10

St Vincent

Her: A struggling single mom (Melissa McCarthy). Him: A glib misantropic neighbor (Bill Murray) with a taste for the Charles Bukowski diet of women, race tracks, and drinking. What could possibly go wrong?!

Well, as it turns out: everything and nothing. A kid needs taking care of and ole off-brand Bukowski is the only dude for the job. Hilarity (and surprisingly heartwarming moments that you may cry over) ensue!

August 16

40 Year Old Virgin

We’re here for all forms of Steve Carell – comedy, drama, hairy, waxed, wearing prosthetics, or wearing his own face. He’s a gem. We also know that we’ve seen this film more times than could ever be necessary for one single human to withstand in life.

And yet, should we all give it one last stream before it leaves Netflix? Sure. Why the fuck not!?

August 23

Sausage Party

If you haven’t seen this bawdy animated comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (or have a 13-year-old nephew who needs babysitting this month), go for it! Who doesn’t love a good animated orgy scene involving all your fave foods?

August 25

The Road

Because the world is currently a bottomless well of political and social anxieties, why not cheer yourself up with this bright and joyful romp about how damn swell humanity is?

Just kidding. It’s a supremely bleak post-apocalyptic drama based on Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece novel of the same name that stars Viggo Mortensen as the world’s best dad just trying to “carry the fire” with his son.

It’s also utterly brilliant and deserves to be seen. Just make sure you have something to mop your tears up with and some ice cream on hand to lighten to mood.

 

August 1

3000 Miles to Graceland

Adventures in Babysitting

Can’t Buy Me Love

Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot Season 1

Finding Dory

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Reasonable Doubt

The Killing Seasons 1-3

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

August 2

10 Rules for Sleeping Around

August 5

13 Assassins

August 6

Welcome to Me

August 10

St. Vincent

August 12

For a Good Time, Call…

August 13

Help, I’ve Shrunk the Family

August 16

Being Flynn

Enter the Battlefield

Jem and the Holograms Seasons 1-3

Littlest Pet Shop Seasons 2-4

Pariah

Pound Puppies Seasons 1-3

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends Season 2

Transformers Prime Seasons 2-3

Transformers: Rescue Bots Seasons 2-4

August 23

Sausage Party

August 25

The Road

 

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Amy Roberts is a freelance writer who occasionally moonlights as a hapless punk musician. She’s written about pop culture for websites like Bustle, i-D, and The Mary Sue, and is the co-creator of Clarissa Explains F*ck All. She likes watching horror movies with her cat and eating too much sugar.

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