Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August 2015 Expirations

Adventuring thru August 10
Due to popular demand, here's the most current list of what's expiring from Netflix this month. Note that this comprises everything currently known to be leaving in August, with bold denoting titles I've enjoyed or that seem worth a look. (Unfortunately, that includes at least three more BBC titles that are wandering off into the night.) As always, feel free to add further titles below as you find them.

Special thanks to reader LarryG, who generously compiled much of this information from existing comments.

August 1

Concussion (2013)
So Much, So Fast (2006)
The Cold Lands (2013)
Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern (1995)
Wave Twisters (2001)
Wu Dang (2012)

August 2

Ed's Next Move (1996)
It's a Disaster (2012)
N-Secure (2010)

August 3

Alyce Kills (2011)
Bad Parents (2012)
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Suddenly (2013)

August 4

Choking Man (2006)
Knockdown (2010)

August 5

Antiviral (2012)
Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013)
Fred Won't Move Out (2012)
My Amityville Horror (2012)
The Raven (2012)
Sex.Violence.FamilyValues. (2013)
A Turtle's Tale 2 (2012)

August 7

Albert Nobbs (2011)
Bending Colours (2012)
Bermuda Tentacles (2013)
Congo: The Grand Inga Project (2013)
Explorers: Adventures of the Century (2013-2014)
Halo Effect (2011)
Junkies on a Budget: In Space (2012)
MacAskill's Imaginate: Enter Danny's Mind (2013)
Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story of Red Bull Stratos (2013)
Mount St. Elias (2009)
Strength in Numbers (2012)
Superheroes of Stoke (2012)
Tracing Skylines (2013)

August 8

Doomsday Book (2012)
Kill 'em All (2012)

August 10

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
The Skinny (2012)

August 12

Dog Pound (La fourrière - 2010)

August 14

Family Ties (1982-1988)
The Forsyte Saga (2002-2003)
Immortalized (2013)
The Incredible Dr. Pol (2011-2012)
Objectified (2009)
Rosemary & Thyme (2003-2006) - RENEWED
See Girl Run (2012)
Wicked Tuna (2012-2013)

August 16

Children Underground (2001)
The Code (2009)

August 18

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011)

August 22

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)RENEWED

August 23

My Fair Wedding (2012)

August 24

Petunia (2012)

August 26

LEGO Atlantis (2010)
LEGO: Hero Factory: Breakout (2012)
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: King of Shadows (2011)
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Way of the Ninja (2011)
The Moth Diaries (2011)

August 30

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)

August 31

Alfie (2004)
The American Experience: 1964
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
Beyblade: Metal Fusion (2009)
The Contender (2000)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Doomsday Preppers (2013) - possibly renewed (TBD)
Evelyn (2002)
Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Fly Me to the Moon (2008)
Foyle's War (2003-2013) - RENEWED
The Grey Zone (2001)
Ink Master (2012)
Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009-2011)
The Island of Dr Moreau: Director's Cut (1977) - not actually Director's Cut, presented full frame
The IT Crowd (2006-2010)RENEWED
Jackie Brown (1997)
K-Pax (2001)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Night Falls on Manhattan (1997)
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Patch Adams (1998)
Payback (1999)
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Runaway Train (1985) - Review
The Running Man (1987)
Sarah's Choice (2009)
School of Rock (2003)
She's the One (1996)
Shirley Valentine (1989)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Something Wild (1986)
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Total Recall (1990)
W (2008)
WarGames (1983)
X-Men: Evolution (2000)

154 comments:

Wellesley72 said...

Foyle's War is leaving? Is there no God?

Brian T. said...

Here's everything expiring from my list in the next month. Dates are listed as they appear on the Netflix website.

8/17
The Code

9/1
Jackie Brown
The Grey Zone
The Contender
Runaway Train
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Patch Adams
Evelyn
K-Pax
Fly Me to the Moon
Payback
Something Wild
Night Falls on Manhattan
Total Recall
The Lost Boys
Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
She's the One
WarGames

David Speranza said...

Thanks, Brian. THE CODE is already listed, but I'll add the others.

Ryan Crown said...

Ca$h expires on August 12th.

will g said...

8/10
Fred: The Movie (2010)
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (2011)
Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012)

And those important titles are all I've got today. Many thanks to Brian for getting those 8/31 expirations posted so early, and to David for keeping these threads alive.

David Speranza said...

You're welcome, Will. Thanks for continuing to contribute.

Added See Girl Run (2012) and Elevator (2011), which Roku Instant Watch has as expiring 8/14 and 8/20, respectively. I'm sure someone (Brian?) will let me know if that's only another Roku glitch.

Ryan Crown said...

Netflix search is showing See Girl Run as expiring 8/14, but there isn't an expiration listed for Elevator.

Linklisa said...

8/11
A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011)

Zebra said...

Hey Brian T, how are you able to find these expirations so early? I can't seem to find these notices anywhere? Thanks for answering.

Anonymous said...

The IT Crowd (TV Series) 8/31/15

David Speranza said...

Not IT Crowd! Damn...

Anonymous said...

zebra, when you have netflix DVD that search still works like it always used to and will show you expirations a month in advance.

will g said...

8/10
Danland (2012)

8/12
Four (2012)

Linklisa said...

8/12
Future Weather (2012)

Anonymous said...

Last day available 8/31:
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
School of Rock (2003)

I know The Panic in Needle Park has gone away and come back again in the past, but I think I'm going to watch it this time, what with everything being so uncertain.

Anonymous said...

There are a bunch of Kino silent films expiring on *Amazon Instant*, some of which were part of Netflix's July wipeout. Some folks had eased the burn of the July evisceration by suggesting Amazon Instant as a backup.

Expiring on Amazon Instant on Sept. 3:
The Thief of Bagdad
Cat and the Canary
The Hands of Orlac
Spies
The Last Laugh
Asphalt
Broken Blossoms
Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
The Blue Angel

There might be others, but I noticed those.
(And Aug. 31 -- Lifeboat, a good Hitchcock picture)

David Speranza said...

Thanks. Those definitely belong on the Prime site, though.

will g said...

8/10
The Haunting of Helena (2012)

8/12
Errors of the Human Body (2012)

fantasticangel said...

Foyle's War is no longer listed as expiring.

will g said...

8/10
Alien Origin (2012)

8/11
Boss (2013)

NYC Educator said...

They just added The Wrecking Crew! I've been waiting for that one.

Linklisa said...

8/14
Objectified

Anonymous said...


8/25
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

will g said...

8/14
Bikini Spring Break (2012)
Gudgudee (1997)

Mark L said...

This bugs me.

Whenever you paused a movie for too long you would refresh your browser to pick up where you left off as the on screen instructions tell you. That was before the redesign.

Now, (even though it still tells you to do that) refresh kicks you back to the main screen. You either need to then reenter the movie title in the search bar or scroll down to find the category "Continue Watching" to find your movie. Netflix is a great example of the saying "if it ain't broke don't fix it".

David Speranza said...

Hey, @Mark L, do you mind copying this comment to my previous post, "What To Do About Netflix?"? It would be good to have all the interface gripes in one place (you know, just in case Netflix is looking). Thanks--

CanandaiguaNY said...

Last day 8/21:
The Women on the 6th Floor (Les femmes du 6ème étage) 2010 TV-14 1hr 42m. Average of 209,770 ratings: 3.9 stars. (Netflix blurb: When their maid unceremoniously quits, stodgy French businessman Jean-Louis and his socialite wife replace her with a vivacious Spanish lass.)

David & Mark L: I like the idea of one page of comments for expirations and another to whine about Netflix. It's more orderly, IMHO.

Mark L said...

Yes... sorry David.
I think I missed the memo.
Please delete.

David Speranza said...

Thanks, Mark.

Anonymous said...

netflix expirations last day to watch dates

8/19
dhoom: 3 (2013) -foreign
highland park (2013)

8/24
dead before dawn (2013)

8/31
frankenstein (2004) --parker posey, vincent perez
electrick children (2012)
my 5 wives (2000) rodney dangerfield
something wild (1986) jeff daniels
fly me to the moon (2008) cartoon

9/1
apollo 18 (2011)

9/3
tad: the lost explorer (2012) -cartoon

9/4
absence (2013)

will g said...

8/14
Laalchee (1996)
Mitti Wajaan Maardi (2007)
The Next Space Race (2014)

8/15
Crips: Strapped 'n' Strong (2009)

8/16
Here (2011)

Linklisa said...

8/14
Papa Kehte Hain (1996)

9/8
Archangel (2005)

Linklisa said...

8/11
Besharam

8/14
Saaz

Linklisa said...

The Skinny no longer shows an expiration date.

will g said...

8/14
Sesh Sanghat (2009)

8/16
The Code (2009)

Tim said...

9/10
Terra Nova (13 episodes)

Roxie said...

As of today, Rosemary & Thyme no longer has an expiration date. (at least on my account anyway. It was showing 8/15 yesterday.)

Anonymous said...

I just found that these four all expire 9/1:

Rules of Engagement (00)
Three Days of the Condor (75)
W (08)
The Island of Dr Moreau (77)

Mark

David Speranza said...

Thanks for the heads-ups, Roxie and Mark. List updated.

will g said...

8/18
Jerk Theory (2009)

Linklisa said...

8/19
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)

9/10
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

will g said...

8/16
Children Underground (2001)

8/19
Miss Representation (2011)

Mark L said...

Last day to watch 8/20

Oh My God (OMG) (2012)

Eric Vandenberg said...

19-Aug Harold's Going Stiff (2011)

Brian Clarkson said...

Jiro Dreams of Sushi no longer has an expiration date.

Brian Clarkson said...

August 19:
Dhoom 3

August 30:
United

Kristina said...

8/22
Becket (1964) - Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole
Wreckers (2011)

8/24
The Swan Princess 2: Secret of the Castle (1997)
Swan Princess: Enchanted Treasure (1998)
The Swan Princess Christmas (2012)
Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale (2014)

8/26
Bionicle: Mask of Light: The Movie (2003)
Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui (2004)
Cat City (2008)

will g said...

8/20
Paradise Recovered (2010)

Nica said...

Kind of surprised I haven't seen these mentioned yet... Apologies if I missed them.

9/1 (last day to watch 8/31)
Taboo (2012)

9/3 (last day to watch 9/2)
Dinosaurs (1994)

Also noticed today that a lot of stuff that is available on streaming only is not searchable on the DVD side of the website. I called Netflix to complain about their search last week or so. I was getting a lot of unrelated titles (The Blacklist was listed second on about 90% of my searches, even when I searched for Lilo and Stitch!) and the search was very particular--one misspelling and it wouldn't show what I was looking for. Not sure if this is a continuation of that problem or something else on Netflix's part.

will g said...

@Nica I always search every title listed here from the DVD side to confirm the dates, and haven't noticed any steaming-only titles that weren't searchable. For example, "Wreckers" listed above by Kristina is streaming-only, and it comes up in search. I certainly hope that doesn't change, as that's the only way to see expiration dates more than a week in advance. As for the spelling sensitivity, I think it's always been like that.

Brian T. said...

Will G,

Nica is definitely correct about certain streaming-only titles. Try searching for "Troll" from the DVD side of the website and you won't find anything, but it will come up on the streaming side.

will g said...

Yes I see that Brian, and I didn't mean to sound like I was doubting Nica's word. It's just that, as I said, I haven't run across it yet for any of the expiring titles I've searched, and I have searched most of them. (Saying I've searched EVERY one is probably an exaggeration.)

Brian T. said...

Incidentally, "Troll" is expiring from Amazon Prime at the end of the month and I don't doubt it's also expiring from Netflix, but because I can't search for it from the DVD side there's no way to be sure.

Anonymous said...

Expires on 9.11.15:

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Cinema (2012) (documentary)

will g said...

9/14
Spiral (2012)

Linklisa said...

9/14
Beyblade: Beywheelz (2012)
Beyblade: Metal Fury (2012)
Beyblade: Metal Masters (2011)

Travis said...

on my last call to netflix last weekend, i raised that incomplete search results issue as well as the recent removal of the link on each streaming movie page to the dvd page for that title and the removed ability to add to the streaming queue from the dvd side of the site and repeated my assertion that filmographies for a clicked-on actor or director were incomplete depending on which side of the site one is on, which makes little business sense as it gives the false impression of content being unavailable to the customer either to stream or to rent as a disc. representative "nick the netflix expert" offered the opinion that this was all done to set apart the streaming and dvd services. i countered that it was very inconvenient for customers of both services of this one company to have to toggle back and forth between sides of the same site that were more unified before the recent redesign.

Brian T. said...

Just a thought after reading Travis' post:

I used to think very highly of Netflix customer service. Now not so much. I do appreciate the fact that every time I call I get to speak with someone in english, so at least there aren't any communication issues in that regard.

However, the representatives seem to be trained to assume that anyone calling the hotline doesn't know what they're talking about, and as a result they talk to me as if I'm a child. When I raise issues about known problems that we often discuss on this blog they put me on hold for long periods of time, only to come back and tell me that the problem doesn't actually exist. On a recent issue, I called three different representatives about something I'm 100% sure on, and not one of them would actually listen to what I was trying to tell them.

As of right now I will stay with Netflix because there isn't a better option (Amazon is good but still doesn't have as large a library), but I assure you if a worthy competitor came along I would definitely give them a try.

Ed said...

Coach (TV Series) is expiring September 14, 2015

will g said...

9/15
The Slap (2011)

And lo, right after I stated I'd never run across a streaming-only title that didn't come up in a DVD search, here is my first one.

Eric Vandenberg said...

23-Aug Outlaw Country (2012) NR 89 minutes

Brian Clarkson said...

August 31:

Katy Perry: Part of Me (was this here for under a month?)
Perfume: Story of a Murderer

Wellesley72 said...

@ will g. Is the "Spiral" that is expiring on September 14 the French detective series, of which only the fourth season is streaming? And is "The Slap" the Australian series on which the U.S. Series is based? Between the IT Crowd, Spiral and The Slap, a lot of binge-watching in the next couple of weeks.

Spiral is one of the great detective stories produced anywhere. I was ticked off when Netflix removed Seasons 1 to 3, and I am unhappy about the removal of Season 4. (All four seasons are on Hulu, as is The Slap and all seasons of the IT Crowd plus an additional episode that followed the fourth season by several years and is not streaming on Netflix.). Season 5 of Spiral is going to stream on MHz Choice in the fall; hopefully Netflix will get the streaming rights to that Season.

Between the great July purge and the paucity of new titles released in July and August, I am trying to figure out where the $5 billion of commitments that. Netflix has on its books is going. I expect a big portion is going to Disney for its first non-theatrical rights to Disney (and Pixel, Marvel and Lucasfilm).content that is shown theatrically after December 31, 2015, which excludes the new Star Wars film which is being released in December 2015 and therefore goes to Starz. And even the new Disney films probably won't hit Netflix until the third quarter of 2016. So where's the beef--apart from the Adam Sandler "dogs" that Netflix has agreed to release? With Netflix going into new markets, you would think there would be a lot of good foreign content (films and TV) that they could license for Netflix U.S. At a relatively small cost as opposed to creating expensive French and Brazilian rip-offs of House of Cards.

Wellesley72 said...

@Brian. You are confusing Katy Perry: Part of Me with Katy Perry: The Prismatic Tour, which just started streaming. Only the former is leaving Netflix.

Anonymous said...

your results for searches probably will differ based on if you have your settings set to allow you to be a test user for new stuff.

I have noticed for a while that the results got very specific, before I could really misspell a lot and it would still find what I was looking for now I misspell one letter and it doesn't find anything.
I just started seeing the not in dvd but in streaming search now. This is stupid, everyone in the world told them they hated the idea of them splitting up the site and now they are doing it through code. What do we have to do forcefully overtake this company to get rid of the morons who are ruining this site.

will g said...

@Wellesley72 The answer to both those questions is yes.

will g said...

8/21
3 (2010)

8/31
Auction Hunters (2011)
Beyblade : Metal Fusion (2009)
Chasing UFOs (2012)
The Deep End (2010)
Oggy and the Cockroaches (1998)
The Wotwots (2011)
Zig & Sharko (2010)

CanandaiguaNY said...

Last day 8/31:
City of Life and Death (Nanjing! Nanjing!) 2009 R 2hr 15m. in Chinese. Average of 95,824 ratings: 3.7 stars. (Netflix blurb: A clear-eyed drama about the 1937 Rape of Nanking following that city's capture by Japan, casting a shadow over relations between the countries.)
The Haunting 1999 PG-13 1hr 52m. Average of 2,087,099 ratings: 3.3 stars. (Netflix blurb: A psychology professor invites three insomniacs to take part in a sleep disorder study at an eerie, isolated mansion -- which appears to be haunted.)

I'm sorry to see that keeping comments about expirations and comments about Netflix on separate pages isn't workin out.

I just heard that Columbia House has just gone bankrupt. When I got a VCR I joined CH and got a stack of tapes to last my lifetime. I did the same thing for my first CD player and DVD players. But Blockbuster (remember them) and rentals put paid to that business model. Netflix is trying to keep up in the changing communications environment and has clearly decided that there is no future in putting money into a vast storehouse of old films and TV shows for streaming. It's looking for different content. I won't be surprised to se Netflix streaming NFL games soon. Wellesley72, that's where the $5 billion is going.

will g said...

"Beyblade: Metal Fusion" is FIRST on David's 8/31 list, and somehow I didn't see it? Sometimes I wonder about myself.

Anonymous said...

Becket expiring 8/23

Anonymous said...

Personally I prefer all the new posts regardless of topic be in the current thread, YMMV. Expiring movies and dates are easy to spot. Older threads tend to be out of sight out of mind.
Just my 2 cents.

will g said...

8/23
Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

8/24
Un Amor (2011)
The Wait (2013)

will g said...

I neglected to post the year for the Tyler Perry movie, it's 2013. Also for the first time I checked the "I'm not a robot" box and went straight to Publish, bypassing the annoying picture captcha, what a thrill.

Ryan Crown said...

Delta Farce expires 9/8.

In reference to previous comments about the DVD search page, I also contacted their support about the same titles coming up in every search over and over (except I did it through Twitter, because I really don't want to waste time on the phone with those people), and it looks like they finally turned that feature off.

Also, they have very definitely removed streaming-only movies from the DVD search results. Instead they come up as a link in the upper right corner to go to the streaming page (which doesn't do you any good when the expiration dates don't show up on the streaming page -- so annoying!).

I also tweeted support about wanting expirations on the MyList page to show up further than just a week out. Maybe if we keep bugging them about that they'll actually listen.

will g said...

@Ryan Crown Actually "Delta Farce" is expiring earlier, according to the site.

9/3
Delta Farce (2007)

(So it looks like the picture captcha is gone for good? Did David get rid of it? If so, thank you!)

David Speranza said...

(I actually thought I got rid of it a long time ago. Sorry to hear it took this long to go away!)

fantasticangel said...

8/26
Our Idiot Brother (2011)

Brian Clarkson said...

@Wellesley72, I know the difference between the two Katy Perry concert docs. Part of Me, which was a theatrical release originally, started streaming again recently after being gone for awhile. The Prismatic World Tour is part of Netflix's deal with Epix and I think it's been available for a month or two. Part of Me is expiring, Prismatic is not.

And more titles leaving:

August 31:
Sleepless in Seattle
The Running Man

September 9:
Jesus of Nazareth

September 12:
High Fidelity

seth mishne said...

mortal kombat expiring
swan princess 2 and 3 expiring on aug 25th

Linklisa said...

8/26
One Lucky Elephant

will g said...

Just to clarify Seth Mishne's comment:

8/31
Mortal Kombat: The Movie (1995)

The "Swan Princess" titles have already been listed.

Linklisa said...

8/28
Inequality for All

LarryG said...

8/27
Citizen Gangster (2011)

Linklisa said...

9/21
Ancient X-Files
National Geographic: Amazing Planet
[Both of these are from National Geographic.]

Brian Clarkson said...

Leaving next month:

September 14:
Smurfs 2

September 18:
Paranoia

will g said...

8/31
Bloodsport (1988)
Teen Witch (1989)

9/6
Ramsay's Best Restaurant (2010)

Brian T. said...

9/1
Troll 1
Troll 2

Eric Vandenberg said...

Expiring August 31st
Cleaver Family Reunion 2013 NR 91 minutes
Katt Williams: American Hustle (The Movie) 2007 NR 89 minutes
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles: Pt. 1 2006 TV-MA 45 minutes

Linklisa said...

8/31
A Feast at Midnight
Alfie
Happy
Lewis Black: In God We Rust
Schlussmacher
Shirley Valentine
White T

Mark L said...

Last day to watch 8/31
Mind Hunters (2004)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

Tim said...

8/31
W. (2008)

Anonymous said...

8/31
American Experience: 1964

will g said...

If anyone (including David) needs convincing why this site's expiration posts are invaluable, as of right now New on Netflix USA hasn't listed a single movie that's expiring on 8/31. They only have some TV shows and cartoons.

Anonymous said...

Meg said (sorry I don't like to actually register for anything)... but here I am sort of anonymously, because I totally agree with Will G's 8.25, 11:48 AM, comment. There is nothing out there with current info on expiration dates. This was the only website I found that had actual, real, helpful information. I came across a lot of movies I had never heard of, would never have come across, and was able to watch, if not for this website and the comments left by people sharing what expiration dates they found. It is such a simple thing for Netflix to do, let it's customer have as much info as they can to make best decisions. Unfortunately, what I show on my list to expire is already included in the above comments, so I have nothing new to add.

will g said...

To be fair Meg, New on Netflix is usually an excellent resource along with this site, many of the titles I post here come from there. But I find it totally mystifying that it STILL hasn't posted any 8/31 movie titles, this many hours after I posted that last comment. It's not like the proprietor is on vacation, he just posted this:

9/8
Archangel (2005)

Wellesley72 said...

I also like New on Netflix although they sometimes post expiration dates on the actual expiration date. They also tend to post new releases late on the release date or, in some cases, several days after the release date. Nevertheless, they do eventually get around to posting expiration dates and they try to do so as far in advance of the expiration date as possible, which is more than Netflix does (at least if you are a streaming customer only).

As for Archangel, I believe that Lisa posted the expiration date on this page on August 10. Maybe the person at New on Netflix is being scrupulous in not copying from others. That's not a "dig" at this blog since I think you have a lot of people here getting information from a lot of different sources. I will repeat what I have said publicly before--this is the best site for getting early and accurate information on expiration since. Kudos to David and all other contributors.

will g said...

Sorry I didn't see the previous "Archangel" listing, but my point was he added a new title to his site without adding any of the many movies expiring on 8/31. Since those expiration notices were posted on My List yesterday, "copying" is not an issue.

Linklisa said...

9/1
The Warrior (2001)
[another movie has the same title and year; the one that is expiring has an orange background, with a woman and a man both holding swords]

Brian T. said...

9/21
Mud

Anonymous said...

9/08

The Assassins (2012)
In 198 B.C., Cao Cao, prime minister of the Han Dynasty, ventures to the east and defeats China's greatest warrior, Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, Cao crowns himself King of Wei.

Tim said...

9/2
Resolution (2012)

will g said...

9/9
Crash & Bernstein (2012-2013)

(Another title added at New on Netflix USA. Still nothing added for 8/31. Maybe he'll get around to it on 8/30?)

Linklisa said...

9/1
Constantine's Sword

The IT Crowd is no longer showing an expiration date, so has probably been renewed.

And I wouldn't be too hard on MaFt from New On Netflix. From what I can see online, he appears to be just one blogger, with a family, doing this on his own time. He's also based in the UK, which I'm sure makes for more hoops to jump through in searching for US expiration dates. I, for one, am impressed with how much he manages to keep up with.

will g said...

Yeah I don't mean to be busting Derek's chops (MaFt's name via Twitter). My point is more to show what a valuable -- and unique -- service David provides with these posts, which he was thinking of discontinuing!

seth mishne said...

are there any other major movies expiring at the end of this month that have not been posted already. I do not want to miss watching any good movies that may end up expiring without me knowing.

will g said...

@seth mishne Every title that anyone here knows about has been posted. Nobody's withholding information, I hope!

My fear is that Derek at the other site will have a slew of additional 8/31 titles when he finally gets around to posting them, with only a couple of days to watch them.

Brian Clarkson said...

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I still see IT Crowd as expiring on September 1. Just looked seconds after reading that post from LinkLisa. Hopefully, she's right and it has been renewed and it's not showing on the DVD section of Netflix.

seth mishne said...

I know websites posted them a week or two in advance but it seems like since the new Netflix layout it is getting posted much later than normal. I am worried that a bunch of movies will expire from my list and I will not have a chance to watch all of them.

LarryG said...

@seth Relax. If you have the streaming service, you will see 7 days advance notice of expiring movies on your MyList page. If you have the DVD plus streaming service, you should see 14 days advance notice of expiring movies on your MyList page. TV shows are given 30 days advance notice of expiration. So, you should know now by looking at your MyList page what's leaving by Thursday September 3.

LarryG said...

@Brian My streaming service shows The IT Crowd as available, no more expiration date.

Linklisa said...

And no more expiration date for Katy Perry: Part of Me.

will g said...

@LarryG I have DVD plus streaming, and I've never gotten a 14-day notice. I wish!

Brian T. said...

LarryG,

The notification of expiring movies is 7 days, whether you are a DVD subscriber or not.

Pox Voldius said...

Unless NF starts playing games with us again like they did with the silent films last month.

Tim said...

The Bicycle Thief (1948) disappeared without notice.

will g said...

9/26
My Boys (2006-2010)

seth mishne said...

well a lot of the expiration dates don't show up a week in advance if at all. the only I see them is from your website or look at them by selecting the title on my game system. why would they appear first on my game system before on the actual website itself.

Anonymous said...

@seth

Shit dude nobody's holding out any information or anything like that. They show up on the website a week before and generally ASAP here. That's all there is to it.

Anonymous said...

Expiration dates show up a week in advance...except when they don't.

See last month. See Bicycle Thieves this month, if the earlier comment is correct.



will g said...

Seth, it sounds like you don't have your My List queue set up so you can see the 7-day notices. What you have to do is click on "Your Account" in the menu under the green square on the upper right of the Instant page. On your account page, scroll down to "My Profile" and click on "Order in My List." Then check the box that says "Manual Ordering." This will set up your queue in a list form and the 7-day notices will appear there under "Notes."

Brian Clarkson said...

Larry, Lisa. So I see. Very glad to hear that, particularly for Crowd. With the time I could have spent bingeing it in the last four days, I now should have enough time to check out 3 Days of the Condor.

Newly expiring:

September 9: War Witch
September 11: Turbo

Anonymous said...

Since there isn't a "September Expiration" page up yet, I guess I'll put this here so I don't forget.

9/14
Reel Injun

LarryG said...

@will g @Brian T. - My mistake. I guess I got the wrong impression when reading earlier comments on the old Expiring Now webpages that are gone now. Maybe Brian Clarkson could post a comment again on the new WONN Talk page where it would be saved for future reference. I for one would like to know how in the world he does it, scooping expiration dates 2 weeks in advance, like he just did again this afternoon.

Anonymous said...


Happy (2011, documentary) no longer seems to have an expiration date.

Anonymous said...

This is somewhat off-topic, but recently I've started checking periodically on titles in my DVD queue for which "Expected Availability" has been "Very Long Wait" and noticed that some of the titles completely disappeared without any notice. In the past there would be a note above your queue telling you if titles are no longer available or have been moved to the "Saved Titles" graveyard. Not anymore I guess.

These are the titles which disappeared:

A Man in Our House (1961, Henry Barakat)
And Give My Love to the Swallows (1972, Jaromil Jires)
Billy Liar (1963, John Schlesinger)
Christ in Concrete [aka ‘Give Us This Day’] (1949, Edward Dmytryk)
Cloistered Nun: Runa’s Confession (1976, Masaru Konuma)
Is There Sex After Death? (1971, Alan Abel & Jeanne Abel)
Le Jour se Lève (1939, Marcel Carné)
More (1969, Barbet Schroeder)
Nada (1974, Claude Chabrol)
On The Silver Globe (1988, Andrzej Zulawski)
The Desert of the Tartars (1976, Valerio Zurlini)
The Magic Christian (1969, Joseph McGrath)

Jordan said...

I just had 15 DVDs in my queue go from Very Long Wait to Unknown so they are still listing some of them.

Travis said...

Literally overnight in May 2014 I had nearly 100 titles in my DVD queue become Very Long Wait and several others become Short or Long Wait. It was alarming, and when I Google searched I found no one else talking about it except for one tweet. That was when I realized how many people have moved beyond a Netflix disc plan because that should have made huge waves. I called Netflix about it back then, and they had no explanation. I said they must have changed their algorithm, and they said they could go with that, but as I've learned and pointed out in my comments here recently, they aren't ones to shy away from shining me on.

Ever since that day in May last year I've put my Very Long Wait titles at the top of my queue because I know all too well that is the last stop before "Saved," and with Netflix and its customers seemingly being "over" DVDs, and alternatives for DVD rentals of older movies and shows essentially nonexistent, I have to act now if I want to see that content. I've been renting nothing but Very Long Wait titles in my disc plan for over a year. I figure I wanted to see these anyway even if they were in my queue for 10 years. A byproduct of this is if they do skip a bunch at the top to ship, say, the 10th or 20th title in the list, they often ship something closer to or at the top the next day or day after from a farther away shipping center, so I sometimes get more than I would on a typical week before the Very Long Wait saga began. On the other hand, and this may have more to do with the Post Office, the shipping time has become less predictable, with some titles shipped locally arriving a day or more after scheduled and titles shipped from out of town arriving sometimes several days past the predicted date.

I've missed only a handful of titles that have gone to Saved in the last year. I've noticed some I did rent have later gone on to be unavailable, so I've stuck to it. I did lose 6 titles to Saved this week, some of which I'd had in my top 10 for many months that never shipped. Last year I had some go to Saved only to come back so I always hope for that, but more likely they really aren't going to be available again. Brian T. was talking about a competitor coming along for Netflix streaming based on what we've all talked about here and the stupid changes Netflix insists on making. I want a competitor for Netflix discs for when they stop stocking and shipping them. Video stores are a bust, and buying everything that isn't streaming just isn't feasible or smart. I think Gamefly or some company like that also ships movies, but I can't imagine the selection is a fraction as good. I also know Redbox doesn't stock much past current releases. It's something I never understand why more people don't talk or seem to care about. They seem content to watch whatever is streaming.

CanandaiguaNY said...

@Travis: pretty much the same for me on the DVD side. Netflix is still making money on DVDs but they're not putting money into expansion. They're using their DVD profits to fund the "original" content they're making for streaming, which appears to be where they think their future lies. Another place to look for DVDs to borrow is your local library, especially if you want older, classic stuff and documentaries.

p said...

9/27
Undeclared (2001)

Anonymous said...

To the question about DVD expiration question.
The mylist does not change both show 7 days. The difference is when you do searches on dvd side it will show you around a month in advance if something is going to expire. Now it is not perfect because some get reordered or some get put on expiration during that month or even right before expiring. The new problem is that netflix split their site up and we can no longer see streaming only titles in the dvd search now. So now we have no warning about streaming only movies unless they are in our my list which is why i have started putting streaming only movies in my queue.

Yeah the DVD unexpected expiration really sucks. You are lucky last year one month all of the sudden 40 or 50 titles disappeared from my list and they were not even very long wait or at least most of them were not. Now I do the same thing put very long wait at the top of my list to hope to catch before they disappear. 5 titles just went to my saved queue this week and only 1 of them was very long wait.



seth mishne said...

I do will g I had to switch to that view to see them and the other view does not show all of my movies in my list. do you think any surprises will end up expiring at the last minutes. why has no website post5ed expirations except for you guys. thank you so much for telling us about expired movies it helps me a lot.

will g said...

Seth, last-minute surprises are still relatively rare, thank God. But unless someone keeps 72 My List queues listing every one of Netflix's 36,000 titles, there's simply no way to know about everything that's expiring. Hopefully we're able to list most of them.

Again, this isn't the only website that posts expirations, New on Netflix USA does as well, though they dropped the ball this month.

Kirby said...

I also subscribe to ClassicFlix, a great service to find many older titles (pre-1970 only), including films from Warner Archive and similar programs.

http://classicflix.com/

will g said...

Posted on the Netflix blog today:

Why You’ll See Some High Profile Movies Leave Netflix US Next Month

We hear from our members that you wish we had newer movies. So do we. Studio licensing practices means it often takes more than a year before consumers can watch a theatrically released movie when and how they want. Just like we’ve changed the game for TV watchers by releasing entire seasons around the world at the same time, we have begun making movies that will premiere on Netflix globally and in some cases, simultaneously in theaters.

It will take us time to build a robust slate of original movies, but we’re hard at work on it with such great stars and directors as Brad Pitt, Ricky Gervais, Judd Apatow, Angelina Jolie, Sofia Coppola and Adam Sandler.

Meanwhile, we have decided not to renew our agreement in the US with Epix, the cable network, which means that some high profile movies including Hunger Games: Catching Fire, World War Z and Transformers: Age of Extinction, will expire at the end of September in the US. If you want to see them on Netflix US, now is the time.

While many of these movies are popular, they are also widely available on cable and other subscription platforms at the same time as they are on Netflix and subject to the same drawn out licensing periods. Through our original films and some innovative licensing arrangements with the movie studios, we are aiming to build a better movie experience for you. Here’s what’s coming in the next few months:

In October - Beasts of No Nation, an unflinching war drama from Emmy Award winning director, Cary Fukunaga, director of True Detective, and Golden Globe winner, Idris Elba, star of Luther and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
In December - Ridiculous Six, the first of four new comedies from Adam Sandler, will debut with an all star cast including Terry Crews, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Jorge Garcia, Luke Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Nick Nolte, Whitney Cummings, Will Forte, Steve Zahn, David Spade, John Turturro and Harvey Keitel.
Also in December - Sofia Coppola directs Bill Murray in a form-bending holiday classic-to-be A Very Murray Christmas.
In early 2016 - the sweeping action thriller Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Green Legend produced by Harvey Weinstein and the latest adventure of the much adored Pee-wee Herman in Pee-wee’s Big Holiday produced by Judd Apatow.
We also have some great family films coming your way, including Minions, Hotel Transylvania 2, and Home through arrangements with Sony Pictures Animation, Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation. Starting next year, we will be the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest theatrical movies from the The Walt Disney Company, including Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel movies. The majority of these films will arrive on Netflix faster than traditional arrangements had previously allowed.

We know some of you will be disappointed by the expiration of the Epix movies. Our goal is to provide great movies and TV series for all tastes, that are only available on Netflix. We're confident you'll enjoy our ever-improving catalogue.

For those of you who love action thrillers, be sure to watch Narcos, our new, critically acclaimed series on the birth of the cocaine trade and the rise of Pablo Escobar and for those of you who love Keith Richards (who doesn’t?), we think you’ll enjoy the Netflix Original documentary Keith Richards: Under the Influence from Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville arriving on September 18.

Ted Sarandos

Ted Sarandos is Chief Content Officer at Netflix

Wellesley72 said...

it would have been nice to keep the Epix content until it had more original movies available. The Disney deal only covers theatrical releases after December 31 of this year. That means it will probably be at least six months before "new" Disney content hits Netflix. The Epix catalogue contains not only recent movies but also movies such as Flashdance and Dirty Dancing. It will be interesting to see how many movies expire on Netflix on October 1.

Epix content will remain on Amazon Prime, and it is likely that Hulu will start streaming Epix content on October 1. Hulu's movie collection does not have ads.

CanandaiguaNY said...

Last day 9/10:
We Have a Pope 2011 NR 101 mins (Netflix blurb: The pope has died, and the College of Cardinals has chosen his successor. But what happens if the newly elected pontiff doesn't want the job? This comedy follows the Vatican's travails as it strives to make one cardinal accept his destiny. Cast: Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Stuhr, Renato Scarpa, Franco Graziosi, Camillo Milli, Roberto Nobile, Ulrich von Dobschütz, Gianluca Gobbi, Nanni Moretti, Margherita Buy.) In Italian. Average rating: 3.2305.

will g said...

Some of the Epix movies that will be leaving next month (I assume on 9/30), including those mentioned by Sarandos:

All James Bond, Rocky, Star Trek, Paranormal Activity, Beverly Hills Cop, and Friday the Thirteenth titles

All is Lost
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
God’s Not Dead
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
In a World
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny
Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
P!nk: The Truth About Love Tour
RoboCop
Russell Brand: Messiah Complex
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas
Wolf of Wall Street
World War Z

will g said...

@Wellesley72 The list I was going by didn't mention "Flashdance" or "Dirty Dancing," but if I had seen your comment before posting I would have added them to the list.

Roxie said...

After reading Netflix's Epix dumping announcement today, I decided to go on Epix's website to see what movies would go missing from my queue. Turns out that almost every one of those TV movies that went missing last month from my list were Epix movies which goes to show they knew about this at least one month ago or more and didn't tell anyone until today. I guess they thought they'd remove some of the lesser watched movies first thinking no one would notice and then when the big ones were going to expire, they'd release a notice to let everyone know what was going on. Wish they could have done this a couple of months ago and I could have watched those TV movies I never got to see. Of course they'll show up on Hulu by October so maybe I'll get lucky and a couple of them might be free to see since they do have a few TV movies on there you can watch without a subscription. If not, most of them are on Amazon Prime, so I'll just ask my friend if I can watch them on his account.

Pox Voldius said...

Well now that I've checked the list on Epix's site, it looks like this is going to knock out at least 40 of the remaining titles on My List, including:

9/30 (?)

Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) [Apocalypse Now (1979) is also going]
A Star is Born (1937)
Beaufort (2007)
Belle of the Yukon (1944)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Brewster's Millions (1945)
Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
Casanova Brown (1944)
Cesar Chavez (2014)
Gimme Shelter (2014)
Go West (1925)
Marlene (1984)
Marriage Italian Style (1964)
Milius (2013)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Pet Sematary (1989)
Renoir (2012)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Salt of this Sea (2008)
Steamboat Bill, Jr (1928)
Sunflower (1970)
The Duchess (2008)
The Eleanor Roosevelt Story (1965)
The Mikado (1939)
The Passion of Anna (1969)
The Sun (2005)
The Trial (1962)
Woman in the Moon (1929)
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)

Anonymous said...

yep i looked on epix as well and have put the 50 so movies i haven't seen to the top. There are a lot more movies though and luckily I have already seen those. Although I do have amazon prime but never watch those movies because I really hate that site the one time I tried it.

p said...

this is what's on my list and more compared to the Epix site:

(09/30 ?)

barefoot
better than chocolate
craig ferguson: does this need to be said?
darkness falls
don't let me die on a sunday
girl most likely
happy endings
if i stay
in a world...
intimate affairs
jade
jack ryan: shadow recruit
joe
labor day
nebraska
novocaine
rabbit hole
roman holiday
star trek into darkness
thanks for sharing
the angriest man in brooklyn
the cat's meow
the frozen ground
the prince
the skeleton twins
they came together
tuesday, after christmas

seth mishne said...

is every paramount movie leaving Netflix because of the epix deal going away. are sun of all fears clear and present danger and jack ryan leaving in September because I added them to my list and I have never watched them yet and I hope to before they go away.

will g said...

Seth, "Sum of All Fears" and "Clear and Present Danger" aren't on the Epix site, so it seems Epix doesn't own the streaming rites to every Paramount movie, even though Paramount partly owns Epix.

will g said...

*streaming rights

Wellesley72 said...

I assume that Kill Bill 1 and 2 plus all Star Trek And Mission Impossible films will disappear from Netflix. Plus there are a lot of films from Epix that rotate in and out that won't be rotating in again. Reed Hastings had talked about dumping Epix back in 2012 but I think that Epix had an option to renew annually up until this year. It's ludicrous to think that Netflix's "original" films, which are art-house movies, movies that were passed over by major studios (like the Brad Pitt movie), and Adam Sandler movies, are going to replace the Epix catalog. The Disney deal only covers theatrical releases after December 31, 2015 (Starz gets the Star Wars sequel coming out in December) so it's not likely that we will see recent Disney movies until June 2016 at the very earliest. That leaves a nine-month gap to be covered by Beasts of No Nation, a Crouching Tiger sequel (with none of the original cast), Pee-wee Herman and...Adam Sandler?! Time to reconsider whether to keep my Netflix subscription.

will g said...

9/13
Ice Road Truckers: Collection (2013)
Whisker Wars (2012)

seth mishne said...

that is good to know that I will not have to scramble to watch all of the paramount movies before they go away. other than jack ryan tmnt transformers or hunger games are any other epix movies expiring

Anonymous said...

Yes, Seth. The 50+ that other users have posted in the last 24 hours.

will g said...

I hate to break it to Seth and everyone else, but Variety said today that THOUSANDS of movies are leaving.

http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/netflix-losing-hunger-games-transformers-epix-movies-1201581737/

I bet David's looking forward to compiling that list!

seth mishne said...

oh great I guess a lot of the movies that I have added to my list that I never got around to watching are going to expire on me. I hope a good movie that I have wanted to watch does not leave before I get a chance to watch it. is this mostly new paramount movies or are some older ones going away as well.

will g said...

Seth you can go to the Epix site

http://www.epixhd.com/all-movies/

and scan it for titles you're interested in. If an Instant movie is on there, it's leaving.

David Speranza said...

Thanks for all the great info (and links), guys. New post up, so you may want to head over there to continue the conversation!

seth mishne said...

I heard rugrats in paris expires tonight but lucky I have watched on Netflix before. such a good movie. I wish the rugrats werestill on tv.