Last chance to catch these titles* before they expire, at 11:59pm,
on the dates below. (For more details, see the latest roundup.)

August 20

Blank City (2010)
House of Pleasures (2011)

August 23

The Shadow Riders (1982)

August 24

The Other F Word (2011)
The Road (2009)

August 26

Traffic (2000)

August 27

Friends with Kids (2011)

August 31

About Last Night… (1986)
Ali (2001)
The Apartment (1960)
At the Earth’s Core (1976)
Before the World Ends (2009)
Bellflower (2011)
Beyond the Grave (2010)
Black Mama, White Mama (1972)
Bucktown (1975)
Bugsy (1991)
Capote (2005)
The Captains Close-Up (2013)
Charley Varrick (1973)
Cujo (1983)
The Delinquents (1957)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Doctor Doolittle (1967)
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
El Dorado (1966)
The Fisher King (1991)
Fool for Love (1985)
Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (2009)
Gothic (1986)
Harriet the Spy (1996)
I.Q. (1994)
Just One of the Guys (1985)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Lust, Caution (2007)
Midnight Express (1978)
The Mummy (1932)
My Summer of Love (2004)
O.C. and Stiggs (1985)
Panic Room (2002)
Penelope (2006)
The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Perfidy (2009)
Perpetuum Mobile (2009)
Popeye (1980)
Sesame Street (2006-2011)
Sesame Street: Classics (2012)
That Cold Day in the Park (1969)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Silverado (1985)
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) - Review
Star Trek: The Voyage Home (1986)
Stir Crazy (1980)
Streamers (1983)
Thieves Like Us (1974)
Vincent & Theo (1990)
What About Bob? (1991)
Wicker Park (2004)
William Shatner’s Get a Life (2012)

September 5

Convoy (1978)

September 14

George Carlin: On Location (1977)
George Carlin Again! (1978)
George Carlin: Carlin on Campus (1984)
George Carlin: New Jersey (1988)
George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (1992)
George Carlin: Doin' It Again (1992)
George Carlin: Back in Town (1996)
George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999)
George Carlin: Complaints and Grievances (2001)
George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005)
George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya (2008)
Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... (2008)

September 16

Inspector Morse (1987-90)
Love/Hate (2000-02)

September 19

Dawson's Creek (1998-2002)

September 22

National Geographic Specials

*List includes only WoNN-recommended titles and those too big to ignore. Feel free to add any others in the comments below. 

And don't forget: always check your Instant Queue/My List (web version) for expiration notices, listed in red in the Notes column. They're usually posted a week before a title expires.


  1. This morning there are suddenly quite a few titles in my queues that Netflix lists in red as “until 8/1/14”, which normally would mean they expired the night before. (None of them were listed as such on the evening of 7/31/14, while those that had been are gone from my queues as they normally would be by the morning of the listed date.) Here they are:

    2 Days in Paris
    4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
    Beyond Belief
    Black White + Gray
    Blame It on Fidel
    Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?
    Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory
    Everything's Cool
    Home Before Dark
    How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair
    Mario's Story
    No End in Sight
    Please Vote For Me
    Running with Arnold
    Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
    Strike (2006)
    The Business of Being Born
    The Devil Came on Horseback
    The Future We Will Create
    The Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio
    The Outsider
    This Is England
    White Mane

    1. I've noticed several movies disappeared from my queue this morning that were not labeled to expire on August 1. Netflix is very inconsistent and really does a terrible job in notifying their customers about expiration dates. I don't understand why Netflix doesn't post the 'red' expiration dates more than 1 week in advance. It would seem that they would improve their customer satisfaction if they posted the dates as far in advance as possible so that people had time to watch the movies that are expiring.

    2. Still no sign of those titles. And for the record, a few others that also disappeared without warning:

      Federal Hill (1991)
      I'm Reed Fish (2007)
      John Waters: This Filthy World (2008)
      Klimt (2006)
      Maxed Out (2006)
      Puccini for Beginners (2006)
      The Puffy Chair (2005)
      The Red Balloon (1956)

    3. I suspect it will be a while for these to return if they do at all. Netflix doesn't seem that interested in providing a lot of information about expirations. I still don't understand why they can't post expiration dates further in advance. I can totally understand that Netflix needs to manage their costs and that licensing agreements will expire. But, it would seem to me that providing expiration dates as far in advance as possible would be in their customers' best interest. It is better to have watched a movie or show that was going to expire but was renegotiated at the last minute, than not to have had the opportunity to view one because you weren't given enough advance warning of it's expiration.

    4. They are doing a little bit better job. The Captains TV show (William Shatner interviews) is set to expire on 9/1. That gives someone plenty of time. they did it last month, giving a full month to watch the 2002 Masters of the Universe cartoon as well.

    5. The Captains series is pretty good, even if you're not a Star Trek fan. Sad to hear it may be going. As for Netflix's notices, the long-term ones are too random and infrequent for my tastes.

  2. Major props to this blog! I love watching random, obscure movies on Netflix, and lately I've just been watching films that I know are about to expire. Thanks to this site I've watched Hobo With a Shotgun, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Spring 1941, Headhunter, Choose, Dream Home, Off and Running, Miss Gulag, Aisha Tyler is Lit, No One Killed Jessica, A Wednesday, Oye Lucky Lucky Hoye and Life in a Metro all in the last week or so! lol

    1. That's great to hear. And thanks to all the commenters on this page, since I'll be the first to admit that none of those titles were "officially" listed above. ;-) Glad to see you've found a system that works!

  3. 8/18

    Escape from Suburbia
    This is Martin Bonner

    Art Is… The Permanent Revolution
    Blank City
    House of Pleasures
    Inventing Our Life
    Never Stand Still
    Voices of the Andes

    Another Gay Movie
    Bear City
    Boy Culture
    Is It Just Me?

    The Shadow Riders

    The Other F Word
    The Road

    2012 Ice Age

    Area 407
    Films of Fury
    Queen to Play

    Running Inside Out

    More Business of Being Born

    ... and for anybody who missed them, the Rocky movies are back.

    1. Linklisa, you seem to be really good at finding disappearing titles. How do you do it? Is there a way to search for them specifically on Netflix?

    2. CineTap on the iPad gives longer lead times on expiration dates. I also keep the maximum 5 queues that Netflix allows, and use Nextflix Queue Sorter to sort them by availability.

      Does anybody else have similar tips? I remember seeing something about another app with longer lead times, maybe on the XBox?

    3. There's also Roku's Netflix app.

  4. 9/12
    Squid Girl
    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…

  5. 8/31
    Ali G Indahouse
    At the Earth’s Core
    Baby Shower
    Blood Runs Cold
    Blood: The Last Vampire
    Can’t Hardly Wait
    Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh
    Double Jeopardy
    El Dorado
    Failure to Launch
    Foreign Letters
    Game of Death
    Harriet the Spy
    Harsh Times
    How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
    I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
    Just One of the Guys
    Lust, Caution
    My Summer of Love
    Never Back Down
    O.C. and Stiggs
    Return to the Blue Lagoon
    S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight
    Stir Crazy
    Tees Maar Khan
    The Apartment
    The Case for Israel: Democracy’s Outpost
    The Eiger Sanction
    The Eleventh Hour
    The Fisher King [Robin Williams]
    The Haunting
    The Long Goodbye
    The Mummy
    Thieves Like Us
    Under Fire: Journalists in Combat
    Vertical Limit
    What About Bob?
    Wicker Park
    World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2
    Yobi, the Five-Tailed Fox

    A batch of IMAX documentaries also 8/31:
    Dinosaurs Alive!
    Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia
    Legends of Flight
    Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
    The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti
    Wild Ocean

    And a lot of the "30 for 30" sports documentaries going out again 8/31 (which probably means they negotiated a short extension of the contracts that expired one month before)
    40 Minutes of Hell
    Catching Hell
    Fernando Nation
    Four Days in October
    Guru of Go
    Into the Wind
    Jordan Rides the Bus
    June 17th, 1994
    King’s Ransom
    Little Big Men
    Marion Jones: Press Pause
    Muhammad and Larry
    No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
    Once Brothers
    Pony Excess
    Roll Tide/War Eagle
    Run Ricky Run
    Silly Little Game
    Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?
    The 16th Man
    The Announcement
    The Band That Wouldn’t Die
    The Best That Never Was
    The Birth of Big Air
    The Dotted Line
    The House of Steinbrenner
    The Marinovich Project
    The Real Rocky
    The Two Escobars
    The U
    Tim Richmond: To the Limit
    Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks
    Without Bias

  6. Digging a bit deeper, here are even more. Some are definitely gems, some not. (I tend to include whatever I come across, on the grounds that I wouldn't want my own obscure tastes to be skipped over.) David, have fun sifting through what to recommend.

    Love and Debate

    A Heavenly Vintage


    Buried Alive

    A Slipping Down Life
    About Last Night…
    Azur and Asmar: The Princes’ Quest
    Before the World Ends
    Beyond the Grave
    Black Mama, White Mama
    Born Romantic
    Captains of the Sand
    Charley Varrick
    Dirty Dancing
    Emma Smith: My Story
    End of the Road
    Fool for Love
    Forbidden to Forbid
    Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football
    Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
    H.O.T. Human Organ Traffic
    Island of Grace
    Kingdom of War: Part 1
    Kingdom of War: Part 2
    Lord of Illusions
    Midnight Express
    Panic Room [typo in last list as just "Panic"]
    Perpetuum Mobile
    Pinky Dinky Doo
    Popeye [Robin Williams]
    Something’s Gotta Give
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    Star Trek: The Voyage Home
    Sweet Evil
    The Bad Intentions
    The Daniel Project
    The Four Year Plan
    The Samba Poet
    The Tree
    Ultimate G’s: Zac’s Flying Dream
    Unstable Fables: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
    Vincent & Theo
    Who Killed the White Lama?
    William Shatner’s Get a Life!
    WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History

    1. Thanks for updating all these expiring titles! Really helps out since Netflix usually doesn't let us know until a week before they are gone.

  7. I"m not seeing any way for Netflix to inform me of upcoming shows going away. At the top of this page, it says, "always check your Instant queue (online version) for expiration notices, listed in red in the Notes column. They're usually posted a week before a title expires" but I can't find my "instant queue" anywhere. I have a "My list," and that's it. I've checked both on the website & on the Android app. Is there somewhere else to look?

    1. My List is the same as Queue (the name changed a while back, but Queue still sounds better to many of us). If, for instance, you were to add the movie The Road to your list right now, in the Notes column you'd see "Until 8/25/14" (which of course means until midnight of 8/24/14). I don't generally use the Android app, but I'm looking at the web version right now and the red notice is there. If you don't see any other notices, then nothing in your list is scheduled to expire within the next 7 days. Does that make sense?

    2. Also, set your 'My List' to order your list manually. You'll see the red expiration dates in the 'Notes' column. If you order your 'My List' with 'Netflix Suggests', the dates appear under the picture for each item in your queue and are more difficult to find.

    3. Finally found where they buried that setting, and changed the order. Oddly, I'm not seeing any expiration dates, including for those of the items mentioned here as expiring soon, but maybe they're just not expiring soon enough to display as such.

  8. September 4
    - King Kelly
    - The Big Fix
    - Unknown
    - Unraveled

  9. 8/24
    The Moo Man


    The Nature of Existence Companion Series

    Durham County
    Inspector Morse
    Nanny 911

    Dawson’s Creek

  10. A/O Saturday 08/23/2014 I have 3 National Geographic documentaries in my queue that are set to expire 09/23/2014:
    * Nightmare In Jamestown
    * Ben Franklin's Pirate Fleet
    * The Gospel of Judas

    I noticed when I searched on them in Netflix they show up with no expiration date, although some movies do. I picked two random National Geographic docs from the search list and added them to my queue. They both showed up with the same expiration date, so I am guessing that all the NG docs are set to expire on 09/23/2014. I have sometimes had expiration dates show up and then disappear from my queue, I am guessing when leases were sometimes renewed.

    I am relatively new to Netflix, less than a year. I appreciate greatly the efforts of people who post here and kudos to Mr. Speranza for creating and maintaining the blog.

    Sorry about the deleted posts. I em a vairy bawd spellur.

    1. Thanks for catching these. I looked up "National Geographic" on Netflix (which searches by title or name and doesn't catch everything by distributor), and found a lot that aren't expiring soon. Netflix gives these titles as expiring on 9/23, which this blog would list as 9/22 since they disappear at midnight the night before:

      Ben Franklin’s Pirate Fleet
      Deadly Dozen
      Is It Real?
      Locked Up Abroad
      National Geographic: Amazing Planet
      National Geographic: Dinosaurs Unearthed
      National Geographic: Guns, Germs and Steel
      National Geographic: Surviving West Point
      Strange Days on Planet Earth

    2. Thanks, guys. Yeah, my original (now deleted) comment mistook 9/23 for 8/23, so the Nat Geos are good for another month. I wouldn't normally list those, so it's good to see them here in the comments.

      Meanwhile, I just discovered that all but two George Carlin specials are marked for 9/14 expiration (listed above). No idea why "Playing with Your Head" and "Carlin at Carnegie" are excluded, but if their status changes I'll add them to the list.

      Ventum: Any attempts to correct bad spelling are highly appreciated. ;-)

    3. I searched extensively for National Geographic programs on Netflix and they all expire 9/23.

  11. 8/31
    The Mean Season

    The New Year

    Nirvana: Teen Spirit: Interviews
    The House

    Shut Up and Let’s Go

  12. When dose season 3 of a American horror story come on Netflix

  13. September 10
    - Entrance
    - Goats

  14. These series in my queue expire 9/26, so if you're wanting to watch them you might wanna start a marathon now. Lol.

    The Colony
    The Haunted
    Prophets of Science Fiction
    Sensing Murder
    Suns of Guns
    Strange Sex
    Weed Wars

    1. Wow. Basically, search Netflix for "Discovery Channel." It's not all going then, but a lot is.

    2. So: National Geographic, IMAX, Discovery, and 30 for 30 are all on the chopping block. Makes you wonder if they're from the same distributor...

    3. From the expiration dates Netflix is displaying, it looks like Discovery Channel and some of the others have had their contracts renewed.

  15. I noticed a Korean animated film, Yobi, the Five-Tailed Fox, is set to expire on 9/1. Pretty much every TLC series shows up until 9/26. The only TLC content spared so far are the single episode documentaries.

  16. 8/31
    The Billionaire’s Tea Party
    The Delinquents (Robert Altman, 1957)

    Dutch Influence


    Someone on Reddit says that the Discovery Channel's networks include TLC, Animal Planet, ID and Science, and that Discovery is considering launching its own streaming service. The 9/26 Netflix expiration date (really 9/25 midnight) for these shows is dropping so many that I don't want to attempt a full list. Basically dozens of titles about nature, history, cars, reality TV, and so many topics that it's well worth a search to see which ones you care about.

    With the huge number of shows from certain networks expiring, I recommend searching Netflix by the company or series name, and picking "Explore Titles Related to..." if this shows up in gray in the suggested results popup. Sometimes can scroll through the list and look for those that list expiration dates. I like clicking on "See All" to select the view that shows covers in a grid, sorting by "Highest Rated", and hovering over each of the top titles to see the expiration date. If you've been rating other titles, the "Highest Rated" sort should give you a decent idea of which ones are most worth your time. The regular list with descriptions will also show stars for Netflix's estimate of how you would rate it, but it's not sorted by this.

    1. As always, Netflix only shows the expiration date for the near time range. So what shows now as 9/26 is typically only multi-episode series. Movies and single-episode TV (like documentaries) currently show expiration dates one week in advance. With the huge batches like this, it's a good bet that single episodes are part of the same deal as the series. This can mean that they end up showing the same expiration date, or sometimes all of this changes if Netflix makes a last-minute deal to renew some or all of a distributor's shows.

    2. Thanks for all that, Lisa. Very good to know. As for your search technique of hovering over thumbnails sorted by Highest Rated, that's always been one of my own methods. One of several in the old toolkit. ;-)

  17. Unknown (with Greg Kinnear and Jim Caviezel)---September 5
    Atlas Shrugged Part 1 (with Taylor Schilling)---September 7
    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (British series)---September 7

  18. Samurai Champloo expires September 27th

  19. 9/22/14 The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan

  20. CineTap now reports a bunch of the "30 for 30" sports documentaries with an expiration date of 9/15 (i.e. 9/14 midnight). I'll let someone else check titles, and see if this is a 2-week extension or a different set. And some others:

    Beat the Drum
    Coca Lives
    I Need That Record!
    Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady
    Nerdcore Rising
    Shooting Robert King
    The Recruit

    1. The 30 for 30 films leaving on 9/15 are the same titles that were expiring on 9/1

  21. Looks like the 9/1/14 expiration date is one of the biggest ever, more of a cull, really. My list contains quite a few foreign films that I haven't seen elsewhere. What's up with Netflix? Who could possibly see so many titles in just a few days???

    My Summer of Love Until 9/1/14

    Gasolina Foreign Movies Until 9/1/14

    Captains of the Sand Foreign Movies Until 9/1/14

    The Tree Foreign Movies Until 9/1/14

    The Eiger Sanction Until 9/1/14

    Perpetuum Mobile Foreign Movies Until 9/1/14

    The Bad Intentions Until 9/1/14

    Before the World Ends Foreign Movies Until 9/1/14

    Forbidden to Forbid Foreign Movies Until 9/1/14

    Drained Foreign Movies Until 9/1/14

    Who Killed the White Llama? Foreign Movies Until 9/1/14

    The Four Year Plan Until 9/1/14

    Charley Varrick Until 9/1/14


    The New Year Until 9/5/14

    Doc Martin (TV series) Until 9/30/14

  22. More expirys:

    9/10: Goats (David Duchovny)
    9/12: Nitro Circus 3D
    Count of Monte Cristo (Gerard Depardieu)
    9/15: A Smile Like Yours
    Love Actually