The Best of What's Leaving

(* = new entry)

May 14

Strictly Sexual (2008)
That Guy... Who Was in That Thing (2012)

May 26

The Violin (2005)

May 27

The New Guy (2002)

May 30

Groundhog Day (1993)
Starship Troopers (1997)

May 31

American Beauty (1999)
Best Seller (1987)*
Born Free (1966)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)*
The Bride (1985)
City of Ghosts (2003)
Cousin Bette (1998)*
Dance with Me (1998)*
Dream Lover (1994) - Review
El Mariachi (1992)
Event Horizon (1997)
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Frankie and Johnny (1991) - Review
G.I. Jane (1997)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (1956)*
The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Julia (1977)*
Lassie (2005)
Last Action Hero (1993)
Madison (2005)
The Madness of King George (1994)*
The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Number One With a Bullet (1987)*
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Picture Perfect (1997)
Rain Man (1988) - Review
The Reef (2006)*
The Rocketeer (1991)
Silence of the Lambs (1991)*
Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)*
Snatch (2000)
Swept Away (2002)*
Syriana (2005)*
Tank Girl (1995)* - Review
Triplets of Belleville (2003)*
Two Girls and a Guy (1998)
Waking Life (2001)*

June 14

Dark Secrets (2013)
Forgotten Planet (2011)
Tin Man (2007)

From the Comments (updated 5/20most recent additions are in red)

Legend of the Legendary Heroes

The Blood of Yingzhou District (2006)
Lalo Pipo: A Lot of People (2009)
Three, Two, One (1974)

A Tale of Legendary Libido
April Snow
Cafe Seoul
Chasing My Girl
Cheerleader Queens
Crying Fist
Edo Porn
Er Dong
Fighting Express Vol 1: Battle Run
Fighting Express Vol 2: Otaku Fighter
Fine, Totally Fine
Five Senses of Eros
Fortune Salon
Goodman Town
Happy Naked Christmas
Heat Team
Jenny, Juno
Little Moth
Lovers of Six Years
Lust in Hell
Lust in Hell 2
Magdalena, The Unholy Saint
Marrying the Mafia 3
Missing (2009)
My Friend & His Wife
My Girl and I
My Girlfriend Is an Agent
No Woman, No Cry
O Lucky Man
Rough Cut
Running Turtle
Schoolboy Crush
Secret Love
Silk Shoes
Strange Circus
Super, Girls!
The Aggressives
The Hotel
The Intimate
The Pavilion Salamandre
The Righteous Thief
The Secret Reunion
The Slanted Screen
When the Last Sword is Drawn

Red Dawn (2012)
Push Girls
The Secret Reunion

Travel the Road

Donovan's Echo

Abelar: Tales of an Ancient Empire
Myn Bala: Warriors of the Steppe
Silent House (2011)

Confucius (2010)
The God Who Wasn't There (2005)
Strippers vs Werewolves

Air Collision
The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch

The Baby-Sitters Club (1990)
Dear America
I Spy (2003)

Deep Blue Sea (1999)
General Education
Inside Combat Rescue (2013)
Open Season 2 (2008)
Open Season 3 (2010)
Peacock (2010)

Chaos; Head
City Hunter
Drugs, Inc.
Garfield and Friends (1988-1989)

The Courier

The Ancient Life
Forgotten Planet

Welcome to the NHK

NOTE: List includes only WoNN-recommended titles and those too big to ignore. Feel free to add others in the comments below (although please try not to duplicate what's already been 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.


Carol said...

Missed the April 24th deadline? Me, too, for the following films. Here's where you can still find them:
Free at Hulu:
Adrift in Tokyo
Time Traveller

Amazon Prime:
A Barefoot Dream
Crying Ladies

Linklisa said...

Any longtime CineTap users out there? Like many other apps, they lost their connection to the Netflix API last November. If you have it from before then, it can still work to search movies with a bit more notice on expiration dates than Netflix gives.

I just had to do a hard reset on my iPad, and can no longer connect CineTap to Netflix, as would be true for any new user. So I've lost the "secret weapon" that has allowed me to contribute so many titles to this page. If anyone else still has access, I'd be happy to explain how I used to do my searches.

will g said...

Sorry to hear that Linklisa, your posts have been a wonderful resource. Hopefully someone else can step into the breach.

Ventum Mingit said...

@ Linklisa -- Ditto what Will G. said. Thanks to your contributions I have seen many, many Asian movies I would have missed out on otherwise.

Eric Vandenberg said...

Lisa, definitely agree with above commenters. If I hadn't already seen the ones you posted, then my viewing pretty much was largely an amalgamation of what you, David & Brian submit. Many times when I have gone to post expirations, I found one of your lists had just been posted with the films I was going to add. Thanks. Eric

David Speranza said...

@Linklisa - Very sorry to hear about your CineTap experience. Your lists will certainly be missed. Anything else you're able to contribute will be appreciated, of course, as will your presence as a sounding board.

Speaking of which, what do you (and everyone else) think of the new compiled list above? I'm hoping this will do the trick and make the comments easier to navigate. Newest additions will be noted as I post them--probably in red.

Wellesley72 said...

David, I really like the new compiled list. It is by far the easiest way to track expiration since that I have seen. I find it so frustrating that Netflix will not furnish an adequate and timely list of expiring titles (although to be fair Amazon Prime is just as bad).

Linklisa said...

David: Yes. Thank you for the compiled list. Much cleaner and saner to track. Of course we'll all need to take into account (or keep mentioning) that the practice here is to list the last day something is available, while the dates Netflix gives are the first day something is gone. So when you share dates here, subtract one day from what Netflix says.

Linklisa said...

And many thanks to all who commiserate with my loss of access to CineTap. I will continue to post anything I notice that I haven't already seen now.

Two other sources of expiration dates that tend to be kept up to date:
Netflix's own listings, in the "See All" view of "My List" and when hovering over title posters.

This one has been less frequently updated, and sometimes drops out of service:

I look forward to seeing what the rest of you post, and would be glad to hear of other good sources.

Wellesley72 said...

Instant watcher (on Roku) is showing a large number of PBS documentaries, including most Ric Burns' documentaries, expiring June 30. Probably too soon to tell if these will be renewed. The Ric Burns documentaries also show up on Amazon Prime. Don't know if those are expiring on Amazon Prime also.

David Speranza said...

Glad you guys are enjoying the new listing method. In order to make things a bit more streamlined, I do want to request that we try not to list duplicates. Also, as Lisa and Will pointed out, for consistency--and accuracy--it's a good idea to stick with the format of listing the last date a title is viewable. Yes, Brian, for certain titles I will be checking the dates, but by no means all of them--these will generally go into the Comments List as is. I simply don't have time to check and link them all, so their accuracy is up to you guys.

Thanks, and thanks again to everyone for all your contributions--

Eric Vandenberg said...

08-May Dead Snow (Død Snø) 2009 91 min Norwegian Nazi Zombie Horror.
Netflix is giving less than a day's notice on this one!!!!

David Speranza said...

Got it--thanks for the notice, Eric.

Anonymous said...

The Last Waltz 1978
Just up and disappeared overnight.

David Speranza said...

Okay, so here's the deal: I called Netflix about this and, according to them, The Last Waltz is still streamable--even though it's no longer in my queue and offers no option to stream! The woman I spoke with said she saw it listed both in her and my accounts, and couldn't explain why it was missing on my end. She said that anyone else who has this problem should also report it, so that they can get a sense of what might be wrong. Let me know if you hear anything new. Thanks for the heads-up.

jim said...

David - The audio doesn't work during the interview segments of the movie; I'm thinking Netflix removed it to fix the problem...

Kari said...

The Last Waltz definitely shows up as DVD-only for me right now. This morning when you posted I checked and it came up on the streaming search, but without the ability to play- like when I've left an about-to-expire movie's page open and come back the next day. So weird that Netflix Help thinks it's still available!

Anonymous said...


"Speaking of which, what do you (and everyone else) think of the new compiled list above? I'm hoping this will do the trick and make the comments easier to navigate. Newest additions will be noted as I post them--probably in red. "

Would it be possible to add to the Tips section that new titles will be in red for "x" number of days or something? I saw the red titles in the list, but wasn't quite sure what it meant. It would be cool if there was a date added, but I know that is additional time and effort for you. If I miss checking in for a day or two, I may miss distinguishing newly added expiring titles as they may no longer be in red. Am I missing something?

David Speranza said...

@Jim, that's good to know, and could definitely explain things.

@Kari, thanks for the confirmation. Yes, it's definitely odd that everything looks normal on their end, which is another reason it would be good to call them.

@Anonymous, the current system is the best I can do for now. I can maybe come up with an explanatory note about how the red titles represent the latest additions posted on the listed date, but otherwise you'll just have to take an extra few seconds to scan the list for any titles you care about. Sorry.

Meanwhile, a request for everyone who posts as Anonymous: If you leave comments on a semi-regular basis, please consider picking a name via the Name/URL option--one that you'll consistently use. It's always nice to know who we're addressing, even if it's a pseudonym, and allows us all to have a sense of history with you. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What's the expiring date of Gilmore Girls?

David Speranza said...

Well, it arrived in October, so it should stick around for at least a year. But full series like that usually have longer contracts than a year. Have you heard something?

jim said...

The Last Waltz is back and the audio is working!

David Speranza said...

Sweet! I guess it was just down for repairs after all.

Anonymous said...

I talked to a Netflix Supervisor today. He made it clear that NF IT responds by popularity, so for things like The Last Waltz, the more folks who call, or report the issue via the NF problem reporting tool, the quicker it will rise to the top of the pile to be fixed.

That being said, I'm getting error messages every time I add or remove movies, and every time I reorganize my queue. The Supervisor said I was 1 of 3 to report it 2 months ago, but now hundreds have reported it - but not quite enough to get it to the top of the pile. So, if you're experiencing issues of any kind, call or report it.

Wellesley72 said...

Metastasis, the Mexican version of Breaking Bad almost word for word (except in Spanish) popped up yesterday on Netflix together with a lot of other Spanish-language programming but is is gone today!

Brian said...

(I'm reposting this comment because there was a typo. David, could you delete the previous one?)

Will G -

The expiration date for TV shows is listed differently than for movies. This far in advance, Netflix lists a movie's date only in the search result. But for TV shows this far in advance, Netflix lists the date on "My List" and on the bottom right of the TV show's description page under "Streaming Details".

Note that there are two different versions of this page for every streaming title on Netflix corresponding to "netflix.com" and "dvd.netflix.com". If you start your search for a title from "netflix.com" the resulting description page will show "Streaming Details" on the bottom right and you will see the expiration date. However, if you start your search from "dvd.netflix.com" the resulting description page will show "DVD Details" on the bottom right and you will not see any expiration date.

will g said...

That actually kind of makes sense Brian, thanks!

Lee K said...

Maybe I'm not awake yet, but I have both DVD & streaming. When I start a search from either Netflix.com or dvd.netflix.com, the list of search results come back from dvd.netflix.com.

As for Tin Man & Dark Secrets, looking at just the streamed titles would have made too much sense. lol, maybe I shouldn't check this list so early in the mornings.

Brian said...

Lee K -

To see what I'm talking about, go to "My List". Now search in the "Titles, People, Genres" box for "Tin Man". Yes, this will take you to a URL that begins with "dvd.netflix.com", but now click on "Tin Man" from the search results and go to its description page. This page will be a "www.netflix.com" page and will have a column marked "Streaming Details" at the bottom right. Here you'll see the expiration date.

For comparison, go to your "Your DVD Queue" page and run through the same process I just described above. The resulting page will be a "dvd.netflix.com" page and will have a column marked "Show Details" at the lower right, and there will be no expiration date listed.

If you want to see expiration dates for TV shows this far in advance you must use the first search method I described, or simply add a TV show to "My List" where you'll see the date listed in red.

Tim said...


Lonesome Dove

will g said...


Swept Away (2002)

The Silence of the Lambs

(David, I already posted "Swept Away" but you deleted it without transferring it!)

will g said...

Oops now I see you did transfer it but not to the "From the Comments" section. A bit confusing...

will g said...

Good God, now I see that Kristina already posted "Silence of the Lambs." Doing well today!

David Speranza said...

Geez, Will, I even noted it as NEW just so there would be no confusion. What else can a guy do? ;-) I suppose I could post it in both sections, the second one in red, but that seems so... excessive, don't you think? Especially since I'm trying to make this page shorter for people.

As for your own excessive posting, well, maybe you need to lay off the coffee? ;-)

will g said...

Actually I needed MORE coffee, so I would have been more alert.

I do understand why that title went where it did. You're transferring the better-known, mainstream titles we post here to the first section, the more obscure ones to "From the Comments." It's perfectly logical, I just wasn't aware of it until now.

Starchild said...

5/26 The Pistol - Birth of a Legend

LarryG said...

I read a BGR article on yahoo today that listed the Adam Sandler movie
"Reign over me" as expiring 5/31
along with several others already on your list.

I don't have any other source to verify if this is true.

LarryG said...

Here's the link to the BGR News article:


It also shows a list of movies expiring during the month of June.

David Speranza said...

Yep, saw the same list. Thanks, Larry. I try to ignore Adam Sandler movies whenever I can! ;-)

David Speranza said...

@Will: No worries. In the original spirit of this blog, I still want to reserve the official list for movies I can either recommend or that are too big to ignore. Nearly all of Kristina's fit that criteria.

TheDude said...

May 30th - The Haunting in Connecticut 2

May 31st - Platoon Leader