Binge it while you can! Everything leaving Netflix in June
As it says in the streaming scriptures, Netflix giveth but it also taketh away. In June, that means a fair few cinematic masterpieces will be leaving the streaming service alongside some garbage you should probably still binge and others you should probably stay well away from. To help you watch everything you can before it disappears, here’s everything leaving Netflix in June.
50 First Dates (2004)
Sad news if you can’t get enough of this monotonous romantic comedy in which Drew Barrymore (understandably) repeatedly forgets she’s actually in love with Adam Sandler (The Waterboy). Or something along those lines, anyway.
8 Mile (2002)
You only had one shot to watch this biopic about Eminem’s life starring Eminem as Eminem and come June 1, it’ll be gone. Do not miss your chance to blow, this opportunity comes once in a lifetime (or until another streaming service brings it back).
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Dwayne Johnson (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Xzibit (The X Files: I Want to Believe) star in this gritty movie about a probation officer striving to mold a gang of teenage delinquents into a successful football team. It gets proper emotional, folks!
J. Edgar (2011)
Men in Black (1997)
If you were hoping to rewatch this 90s classic comedy (starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones) while you wait for the upcoming Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List) and Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) spinoff to drop, you won’t be able to do it on Netflix. But surely you’ve seen it enough times by now, right? Or has someone wiped your memory?
My Left Foot (1989)
The Indian thriller tells the true story about the courageous Neerja Bhanot who sacrificed her life in a bid to protect the 359 passengers on a hijacked flight in 1986.
Out of the Dark (2014)
We’ll be amazed if anyone is seriously devastated this clunky supernatural thriller starring Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You) and Scott Speedman (The Strangers) will be leaving Netflix in June, but whatever – someone out there must love it.
The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
Your five year old nephew will be devastated.
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
The Terry Gilliam (The Man Who Killed Don Quixote) film isn’t great, but it is notable for starring the late, great Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight). Matt Damon’s (The Martian) also in it, although you’ll probably be too sad about Ledger to even register him.
The Spy Next Door (2010)
The Young Victoria (2009)
If you’re still riding those mad royal wedding vibes for whatever delirious reason, you should probably wave your little flag at this film in which Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place) plays a teenage pre-Queen Victoria.
Training Day (2001)
A legit masterpiece that never gets boring. You should definitely make time to rewatch Antoine Fuqua’s crime thriller featuring sterling performances from Denzel Washington (The Book of Eli) and Ethan Hawke (Before Sunset).
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Speaking of masterpieces! You should also rewatch this impossibly ludicrous rom-com where Sandra Bullock (Miss Congeniality) stalks Peter Gallagher (American Beauty), accidentally convinces his family she’s his fiance while he’s in a coma, and inexplicably falls in love with his brother played by Bill Pullman (Independence Day). It’s perfection.
Imagine Westworld without any of the intricate plotting, sophisticated photography, and well-developed characters with Bruce Willis (Die Hard) snoozing his way through a lead performance. That’s basically this film.
Shark Men: Season 3 (2010)
The national geographic show about a bunch of dudes (and only dudes! Sharks are clearly nothing for ladies to be concerning themselves with) won’t have that spectacular third season we all love so much on Netflix anymore.
Grace of Monaco (2014)
The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013)
Focusing on Muhammad Ali’s most groundbreaking and fascinating moments like his conversion to Islam and his refusal to fight in the Vietnam war, this documentary also tracks the legendary boxer’s career heyday.
Bonnie & Clyde (2013)
No, not the 1967 classic starring Faye Dunaway (Network) and Warren Beatty (Heaven Can Wait). The other one! Starring Emile Hirsch (The Girl Next Door) and Holliday Grainger (My Cousin Rachel)! Not ringing any bells? Well, it’s leaving Netflix soon so do what you will with that news.
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
Naz & Maalik (2015)
This riveting gay drama from Jay Dockendorf sees two young Muslim men balancing a romance with life in a post-9/11 Brooklyn. The film is most definitely one of Netflix’s most underrated gems so be sure to check it out before it disappears.
The Giver (2014)
If you’re getting hyped to see Meryl Streep (The Post) wearing a terrible wig for her upcoming role in Big Little Lies, you should definitely give The Giver a watch to see her wearing another abominable wig featuring some equally terrible bangs.
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Roger Ebert once called this Robert Redford (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) led adaptation “a superficially beautiful hunk of a movie,” and that’s all you really need to know about it. It’s nowhere near as good as the F. Scott Fitzgerald book it’s based on, but then few things in this life are.
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013-)
This is not a drill – the best seasons of your favorite food porn series are leaving the streaming service soon, which means you need to find a new show to soothe your Sunday morning hangover.
Backstreet won’t be back – at least not in documentary form on Netflix. Better rock your body to this actually fascinating film about the iconic boy band while you still can.
This dark, quirky, and fairly depressing take on superhero movies starring Rainn Wilson (The Office) and Ellen Page (Juno) is a must for anyone not suffering from superhero fatigue and everyone who currently definitely is. Somehow it’s good for everyone!
Daniel Barnz’s award-winning drama sees Jennifer Aniston (Friends) delivering a devastating performance as a woman seeking out the widow (Sam Worthington) of a woman in her support group who killed herself.
Baby Daddy: Seasons 1-6 (2012 – 2017)
The Freeform sitcom will be gone soon enough, so get your basic chuckles while you still can, folks!
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) goes super noir with the help of director Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi) and co-stars including Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Rosario Dawson (Seven Pounds), and Lady Gaga (American Horror Story).
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
On Golden Pond (1981)
Jane Fonda (Barbarella)! Henry Fonda (12 Angry Men)! Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter)! What’s not to like? Mark Rydell’s classic sopfest of a movie is one you’ll need several boxes of tissues to get through.