EXPIRING (1/24 update)

The Best of What's Leaving*

VIEWABLE UNTIL 11:59PM ON THE DATES BELOW

January 21

Death of a Superhero (2011)

January 26

Impostor (2001)
Lore (2012)

January 31 - BBC TV

Selected highlights of BBC shows currently on the chopping block. To see everything renewed and everything still expiring, check out this 1/19 post.

A Bit of Fry & Laurie (1987-1995)
All Creatures Great and Small (1978-1990)
Black Adder (1983-1989)
Canterbury's Law (2008)
Coupling (2000-2004)
Fawlty Towers (1975-1979)
Hyperdrive (2006-2007)
Little Britain (2003-2004)
MI-5 (2002-2011)
Michael Palin Travelogues (Sahara/Himalaya/New Europe)
Primeval (2007-2011)
Red Dwarf (1988-2009)
Walking with...series (1999-2005)

January 31

2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Astro Boy (2003)
Batman Returns (1992)
Batman Forever (1995)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Babes in Toyland (1961)
Blood (2005-2006)
Blue Mountain State (2010-2011)
Breakheart Pass (1975)
The 'Burbs (1989)
Cashmere Mafia (2008)
The Crimson Cult (1968)
Dilbert (1999)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
The Escape Artist (1982)
Flashdance (1983)
From the Terrace (1960)
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Hammett (1982)
Hiding Out (1987)
Kingpin (1996)
Live Nude Girls (1995)
Mad Max (1979)
M*A*S*H (1970) - Review
The Mod Squad (1999)
Mr. Mom (1983)
Nacho Libre (2006)
Phase IV (1974) - Review
Pootie Tang (2001)
Revenge (1990)
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)
Seems Like Old Times (1980)
Small Soldiers (1998)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
The Tick (2001)
Trading Mom (1994)
Tristana (1970)
The White Buffalo (1977)
Zodiac (2007)

COPPOLA FILMS (Reviews):
  Apocalypse Now (1979) / Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)
  One from the Heart (1982)
  Tetro (2009)

JAMES BOND - Reviews of select titles
  From Russia with Love (1963)
  Goldfinger (1964)
  You Only Live Twice (1967)
  Live and Let Die (1973)
  For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  Never Say Never Again (1983)
  A View to a Kill (1985)
  The Living Daylights (1987)

February 3

High School Musical (2006)
High School Musical 2 (2007)
Phineas and Ferb (2007-2011)
Princess: A Modern Fairytale (2008)
Scrubs (2001-2009)
Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-2012)

February 4

Arbitrage (2012)

February 5

Dragon Tatoo Trilogy (2010)


*List includes only WoNN-recommended titles and those too big to ignore. Feel free to add others in the comments below (although try not to duplicate what others have already posted).

Tip #1: Regularly check your online Instant Queue/My List for expiration notices, listed in red in the Notes column. They're usually posted a week before a title expires.

Tip #2: You can watch a title past midnight if you start streaming it by 11:59pmas long as you don't back out or pause more than 15 minutes. On the east coast you may be able to go as late as 1:59am.

48 comments:

  1. For those of us with streaming only service, I have noticed one other source of earlier experation notification than the one week available on the web. The Netflix app on my TV has been displaying Jan 1 experation dates for at least several days now, and I can confirm the Jan 5 date for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (and as a test, Linklisa's other 1/5 title but not the 1/6 titles. That work out to exactly two week notice.

    The processes is a little tedius. I have to scroll to each title and then select it to view the detailed description (the date is at the bottom). This works for any title not just those in my list.

    BTW, I assume that it is blogspot that enforces the captcha codes, which I have to try a few before I can find one I can read. I read recently the robots actually have a much higher success rate than people on these, so perhaps a better test would be to make people do serveral and confirm they don;t get them all correct.

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    1. The Netflix app on Boxee also gives expiration dates two weeks in advance.

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  2. Essential Killing is expiring on 01\24\15 -- amazing film that would pair well with Cleanskin which is also streaming.

    -E.S.-

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  3. Netflix is removing a lot of family-friendly TV shows from the Disney channel on January 4, 2015, including:

    The Suite Life On Deck
    The Wizards Of Waverly Place
    The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody
    Hannah Montana

    Netflix users who support family-friendly programming or who have (or are) kids/teens should take the following steps to increase the chances of these being renewed:

    1.) Leave a review (not just a rating) for each one. Give it five stars, and mention that you are disappointed or upset that it is being removed. Mention briefly in your own words these steps for anyone else who cares. Make sure you use only pronouns to refer to Netflix, and if you mention alternatives to Netflix, just say "other streaming providers", and avoid brands or company names ("they are removing it, so I might consider switching to another streaming provider" should be posted, while "Netflix is removing it, so I might as well use Hulu Plus" will be censored). They automatically censor reviews mentioning company names such as Netflix, which could be general complaints about their company. Also, since they obviously have a spam filter of some kind, don't just copy and paste this entire list for the review - paraphrasing the main points instead will show that the reviews are not a chain letter.

    2.) Keep it in your My List (called Instant Queue on some TV's and smart devices), because when it is removed and disappears, Netflix can still see how many users have it in their My List, and that is a factor in their decision to bring it back.

    3.) Contact Netflix customer service via live chat (if it is unavailable, log out and try - they seem to prioritize potential customers instead of current ones), or call them. Mention any of these shows you want renewed, and they will make a note that another customer wants it. If you are talking about one of the Suite Life shows, you may want to mention that they still run them in the middle of the night on the Disney Channel, and that you can cancel your Netflix plan in order to help pay for a DVR instead.

    4.) If you use social networking and know other Netflix users who may not want these removed, spread the word. They have to pay Disney to renew their license to stream these, and unless they know that customers care about these shows, they probably will be gone for good. If this message reaches more people, and some of them care enough to do one or more of these things, Netflix will hear from more customers who are upset at this decision, and the shows are much more likely to be renewed.

    5.) If they don't renew the shows after a few months, consider other services. This is an extreme step for most people, but if family-friendly shows are one of the primary reasons you have it, then it may be the best option anyway. Consider how Netflix compares to other services after removing these shows. If you find that you can get all the other shows you like from another provider or with a DVR, and that Netflix is no longer the best option for you (or your family), make sure to tell Netflix why you are leaving when you end your subscription.

    Comment sections like this are great for spreading the word (such as what I am doing), but Netflix won't read them, so posts like this are useful only to get more people to speak up. If you copy and paste this to another comment section or forum, or reply that you agree, Netflix will never see it. The only value of such a post is to remind people to make themselves heard in the ways Netflix will see and pay attention to. The most important point is to make sure Netflix hears that we want these shows!

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  4. Transformers Prime (2010-2013) - Expires 2/1/2015

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  5. 1-11
    The Intouchables

    1-27
    Impostor

    2-1
    Mad Max
    Tetro
    Goldfinger (And other classic James Bond films)
    The Burbs
    The White Buffalo
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Small Soldiers
    Hart's War
    Trading Mom
    Kingpin
    Hammett
    Breakheart Pass
    From the Terrace
    Cocoon: The Return
    MASH
    Nacho Libre
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Movie
    Zodiac
    Seems Like Old Times
    Adventures in Babysitting
    Apocalypse Now
    Apocalypse Now Redux
    Babes in Toyland
    Hiding Out
    2 Days in the Valley

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    1. Oh, and my source for this expiration info is the Netflix website.

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    2. Thanks, Brian. Yet more bad news...

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    3. The BBC Streamageddon aside, I was somewhat relieved to see it's actually closer to a typical month...at least as far as movies go. I think I usually post around 30 titles, so this is about right.

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  6. If you want to see Starlet, which expired this past midnight, it's free at IMDb (and should be at Hulu, as well). If you're not sure, check out David's review, easily accessible from the master list at the top of this page. Don't know how long it will be free; they usually don't offer them free for long. I was surprised at how much I liked it.

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  7. Renewed Dragon Tales Season 1-3!!!!!!

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  8. 1/10
    Country Wedding
    M/Other
    Parque Via
    Ploy
    Shanghai Dreams

    1/14
    Counterpunch

    1/15
    Kahaani

    1/16
    The Fairy

    1/17
    Miao Miao

    1/20
    Mutant Girls Squad

    1/21
    Barrio Tales
    Eden of the East: Paradise Lost
    Hansel and Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft
    Scary or Die
    Sleepless Night

    1/22
    A Haunting at Silver Falls
    Budz House
    Dil Chahta Hai
    Don
    Lakshya

    (from CineTap and http://netflixusa.maft.uk/lastchance)

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    1. Another last minute reprieve - A Haunting at Silver Falls

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  9. What will I have left to watch?

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  10. 388 Arletta Avenue shows up as expiring 1/22

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  11. Any news on BBC's Being Human? How can I check whether it is leaving?

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    1. At this point, it's not marked for expiration.

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    2. What about SHERLOCK?

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    3. Sherlock is distributed by PBS. It would seem that they, not BBC, hold distribution rights, and thus it's not affected by the lack of agreement between netflix and BBC.

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  12. Death of a Superhero (2011)
    1/22/15

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    1. Thanks; this one is excellent. The story is a built like "The Fault in Our Stars" and the lead character takes refuge in his own well-drawn comics whenever real life gets overwhelming. Strong, believable acting throughout.

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  13. Meant to Be - Available until January 23

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  14. 1/24 Grave Encounters

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  15. 1/23
    Essential Killing
    The Collection

    1/24
    The Man from Beijing

    1/26
    Impostor

    1/28
    Hetalia: Paint It, White

    1/29
    Honeymoon Travels

    (source: CineTap)

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    1. 1/21
      Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

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  16. 1/24
    Beware the Gonzo

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  17. Expiring 1/31

    Campion

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  18. Expiring 2/1:
    James Patterson's Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
    Revenge
    The Juror
    Breakaway

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  19. some of my favorite movies are leaving or were never there I would greatly appreciate them back... my Netflix kept footloose 1989 and got rid of footloose 2011 the way they are doing things are very confusing .

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  20. Available until 2/2/15:
    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (2010)
    Jem and the Holograms (1985)

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  21. Expiring 2/1:
    Friday the 13th: Part 5: A New Beginning
    The Baby
    School Daze
    Wishmaster
    Turbulence
    Night of the Demons 2
    Down Periscope

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  22. 2/1:
    A Foreign Field

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  23. I went through everything listed above and these are the only ones that have current expiration dates as of 1/20/15. (The dates listed are the Netflix dates, so you have until the day before to watch them) I have the streaming only plan in South Carolina if that makes a difference. I also listed at the bottom everything that has been renewed.

    1-21-15
    Mutant Girls Squad

    1-22-15
    388 Arletta Avenue
    Barrio Tales
    Bookers Place: A Mississippi Story
    Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
    Death of a Superhero
    Eden of the East
    Hansel and Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft
    Scary or Die
    Sleepless Night

    1-23-15
    A Haunting at Silver Falls
    Budz House
    Dil Chahta Hai
    Don
    Lakshya
    Meant to Be

    1-24-15
    Beware the Gonzo
    The Collection
    Essential Killing
    Grave Encounters

    1-25-15
    Man From Beijing

    1-27-15
    Impostor
    Lore

    1-29-15
    Hetalia World Series

    2-1-15
    All Creatures Great and Small
    Astro Boy (2003)
    Big Cat Diary
    A Bit of Fry and Laurie
    Black Adder (1983-1989)
    Bleak House (1985)
    Bleak House (2005)
    Blood+
    Blue Mountain State
    Campion
    Canterbury's Law
    Cashmere Mafia
    The Catherine Tate Show
    Chased by Dinosaurs
    Come Fly with Me
    Coupling (2000-2004)
    Creature Comforts America
    Daniel Deronda
    Dilbert
    Elizabeth R
    Fawlty Towers
    Gavin and Stacy
    He Knew He Was Right
    Hyperdrive
    Inspector Alleyn Mysteries
    Invasion Earth
    Jane Eyre (1983)
    Jekyll (2007)
    Kidnapped (2006)
    The League of Gentlemen
    Little Britain
    Mansfield Park (1983)
    MI-5 (2002-2011)
    Micheal Palin: Himalaya
    Michael Palin: New Europe
    Michael Palin: Sahara
    Middle March (1994)
    Miss Marple (1984-1986)
    The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries
    The Planets
    Pride and Prejudice (1980)
    Primeval (2007-2011)
    Red Dwarf
    The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
    The Six Wives of Henry VIII
    The State Within
    The Tick
    Waiting for God
    Waking the Dead
    Walking with Beasts
    Walking with Cavemen
    Walking with Dinosaurs
    Walking with Monsters
    The Way We Live Now
    Wives and Daughters
    Yellowstone: Battle for Life

    2-2-15
    The Adventures of Chuck and Friends
    Jem and the Holograms
    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
    Transformers Prime
    Transformers Rescue Bots

    2-4-15
    Phineas and Ferb
    Scrubs
    The Secret Life of the American Teenager

    2-5-15
    Moonphase

    2-6-15
    6Teen
    Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition

    2-9-15
    The Garfield Show

    2-19-15
    Ghost Hunt

    RENEWED:
    Allosaurus
    Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State
    The Blue Planet
    The Bucaneers
    Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story
    Copper
    Doctor Who (1964-1989)
    Doctor Who (2005-2012)
    Hiroshima
    House of Cards (1990-1995)
    The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: For the Sake of Elena (2002)
    The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Missing Joseph (2002)
    The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Payment in Blood (2002)
    The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Well Schooled in Murder (2002)
    Keeping Up Appearances (1990)
    The Life of Birds
    The Life of Mammals
    Luther
    Miss Marple: 4.50 From Paddington
    Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1987)
    Miss Marple: They Do it With Mirrors (1991)
    Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992)
    Monarch of the Glen
    My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas
    North and South (2004)
    Outcasts
    Peep Show
    Pompeii: The Last Day
    Robin Hood (2006-2009)
    Sky Soldier
    Survivors
    Torchwood (2006-2011)
    Top Gear (2003-2013)
    The Vicar of Dibley (1994-1999)
    The Vicar of Dibley: Christmas Specials (2006)
    Wallander (2008-2012)
    Wild China
    Wildlife Specials

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    1. Thanks for your contribution, it's always nice to have someone helping out. In this case, though, I'd say this was unnecessary, as we can see what's expiring above and I make a point of culling the comments to avoid repetition. I also already listed the BBC renewals (and expirations) in my most recent, referenced post.

      As for what's actually expiring, note that not all expiration dates come from Netflix, which isn't always forthcoming, but from other (reliable) sources. I do appreciate what you're trying to do, though, and am glad to see such enthusiasm!

      One other thing: If you (or anyone else here, really) are going to make so much effort to contribute, consider giving yourself a name so we know who you are in the future. It would be great if we could all get a bit more chummy, don't you think? ;-)

      David

      P.S. Sorry if it sounds like I'm being a scold. Just trying to keep some order on what can be a very messy page!

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  24. I thought only seasons 17-20 of Top Gear UK were being renewed by Netflix. Can anyone confirm if we are keeping all seasons or just 17-20? Thanks very much!

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    1. I am showing no expiration date as of today for seasons 2 - 20

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  25. 2-12. Fairy Tail (anime)

    2-19. Ghost Hunt (anime)

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  26. In the dark half 1/29 (Source: Netflix streaming)

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  27. 1/31
    A Talking Cat!?!
    Airheads
    Alonzo Bodden: Who's Paying Attention?
    Batman & Robin
    Flicka 2
    Live Nude Girls
    Norwegian Ninja
    Phase IV
    Pootie Tang
    Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
    Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas
    The Crimson Cult

    [Some from BBC that I had not seen recently listed as expiring, but CineTap says they are]
    Black Adder's Christmas Carol
    Miss Marple (several)
    Pompeii: The Last Day
    The Inspector Lynley Series (several)
    Under the Greenwood Tree

    2/2
    The 5th Quarter

    2/3
    Cyberbully
    Erased
    Hit So Hard
    Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

    [The following are from Disney, check for others from them expiring]
    Geek Charming
    Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas
    High School Musical
    High School Musical 2
    Jump In!
    Lemonade Mouth
    Princess Protection Program
    Princess: A Modern Fairy Tale
    Read It and Weep
    Revenge of the Bridesmaids
    Starstruck
    Teen Spirit
    Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
    Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

    2/4
    The Sword with No Name

    2/5
    Tezz

    (source: CineTap)

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    1. Additional BBC titles confirmed, added to full list in 1/19 post. Thanks, Lisa.

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  28. Other than Tezz, My Roku app confirms everything here (I think it only goes up to February 4 right now). Speaking of which:

    February 4:
    The Other Dream Team

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  29. Also, January 31 is the last date you can catch Batman Returns and Batman Forever.

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  30. expiring 2/19
    For Ellen (2012)

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  31. Nightmares 2/01
    Babes in Toyland 2/01

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