Last chance to catch these titles*, which can be viewed until 11:59pm 
on the dates below. (More detail in this month's roundup.)

October 26

Machete Maidens Unleashed (2010)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

October 28

Abel (1986)
Children of the Pyre (2008)
London: The Modern Babylon (2012)

October 30

The Escapist (2008)
In Their Sleep (2010)

October 31

101 Dalmatians (1996)
American Psycho (2000)
Apocalypse Now (1979) / Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) - Review
Balibo (2009)
The Big Chill (1983) - Review
Blown Away (1992)
Bob the Builder (1999-2012)
Breezy (1973)
Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)
Broadcast News (1987)
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Bullet Proof Monk (2003)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Candyman (1992)
Caveman (1981)
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)
Cloak & Dagger (1984)
The Conqueror Worm (1968)
The Dogs of War (1980)
Elvis '56 (1987)
The Escape Artist (1982)
Footloose (1984)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Fire in Babylon (2010)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Hammett (1982)
Hannibal (2001)
He Said, She Said (1991)
Heat Wave (2011)
Iceman (1984)
King Solomon's Mines (1985) / Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987)
La Bamba (1987)
Les Miserables (1998)
The Ninth Gate (1999)
The Odessa File (1974)
One from the Heart (1982) - Review
Orca: The Killer Whale (1977)
The Prince of Tides (1991)
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Red State (2011)
Say Anything (1989)
Serenity (2005)
Silent Running (1971)
Single White Female (1992)
Small, Beautifully Moving Parts (2011)
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Starman (1984) - Review
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Tetro (2009) - Review
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Thomas & Friends (2005-2012)
Tortilla Soup (2001)
Trees Lounge (1996)
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Up at the Villa (2000)
Vigilante Force (1976)

October 2

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

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

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: If you start streaming something by 11:59pm, you can continue watching it past midnight--as long as you don't back out of it or pause it more than 15 minutes.


  1. 11/01 Todd and the Book of Pure Evil

  2. 11/1 - Underbelly (2008-2010)
    11/1 - Amber (2012)

  3. 11/3
    The Cabin in the Woods

  4. Ocean Heaven 10/14
    Watched it today. Jet Li turns in a great dramatic performance, moving film

    1. I just watched it tonight, as well. I've had almost no exposure to Chinese filmmaking, but I was very impressed - a touching, thoughtful movie. It's pretty exciting that a service like Netflix is opening a door for so many of us to experience great films from all over the world.

  5. The loss of the discovery channel shows really sucks. Anyone know why Netflix would do this?

    1. When titles expire from Netflix, it's not necessarily Netflix's fault. They negotiate contracts of certain lengths, and eventually those contracts expire. For all we know, Netflix tried to negotiate a new contract but the Discovery Channel was not interested in making them available anymore. In the years to come I suspect you will see more and more content providers (like Discovery) experimenting with different avenues to stream content to customers. Maybe they will start their own VOD services. Maybe they will sell to higher bidders, like Amazon or Hulu.

      I hate to say it, but I think that we will look back on these years as the golden years when you could pay a small fee and go to one source (Netflix) and find just about everything. The future of streaming content is probably going to look a lot like cable television, where you have to pay a large monthly price for a package of internet "channels". It is almost certainly with this view that Netflix and Amazon are both hastily developing their own content, with original series and soon even feature films.

    2. Some good points, Brian, sad to say. But hey, on the bright side, it looks like all those 30 for 30 shows have returned. ;-)

  6. 11/7
    Land Girls
    Stephen Fry in America

  7. 11/4
    Magic School Bus

  8. In case anyone's kids are hooked on these, it looks like they're expiring 10/31: http://www.examiner.com/article/kid-favs-barney-thomas-the-tank-engine-bob-the-builder-leaving-netflix

  9. 10/21
    The Chameleon
    The Polish Bride

    The Woman

    The Bleeding House

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    London: The Modern Babylon

    The Magic School Bus

  10. Lucky for me, I get the disks as well. Usually if a streaming title is expiring, I just add it to my disk queue. Quite often, after a month or two, they become available for streaming again - after Netflix negotiates a new contract. The extra $15 a month is worth it to me, I usually get around 24-25 movies a month. I also get a lot of titles from my public library. I am disabled by the way, so unfortunately I have the time to watch a lot of movies!

    1. With all that viewing, you should start your own blog! Or maybe you already have? ;-)

      But seriously, I do get tempted occasionally to sign up for the DVD plan, but I have so much to watch already--including my own disc collection and what I can get from the library--that I'm afraid I'd feel so overwhelmed I'd end up unplugging everything and disappearing into the Alaskan woods.

    2. I believe if you have an expiring title in your streaming queue and just let it disappear (don't delete it from your queue) and it becomes available again at a later date, it will be added back into your queue automatically. At least that happened to me with "The Way Back" a month or so ago.

    3. Yep, that's true. That's one of the ways I find out when titles sneak back onto the service without any fanfare.

    4. Cool. I wasn't sure if it always happens or not as it has only happened to me once so far. Thanks!

  11. Children of the Pyre (2008) -- 10/29. Five stars.

    Why was this comment deleted? While there is no end date listed on the Netflix website, the Netflix iPad app has this film marked as "available until 10/29/2014.
    I'm just trying to be useful; I find you blog very helpful.

    1. Sorry, not sure what happened there. I see that comment in my email notification from 5:41 AM, but it wasn't on the site when I checked later this morning. Thanks for the heads-up, though!

  12. Most of the good ones have already been caught, but there are a few gems among what I've found:

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Good Neighbors

    Blood Brothers
    Rock Jocks
    Vivan Las Antipodas

    The Men Next Door

    Mighty Machines
    The Objective
    The Skeptic

    Angelina Ballerina: Love to Dance
    Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World
    Faith Like Potatoes
    Fall Time
    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
    Heat Wave
    He’s Such a Girl
    How to Be a Serial Killer
    I Can’t Think Straight
    Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home
    Mr. Nice
    Original Gangstas
    Pavilion of Women
    Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie
    Qué pena tu boda
    Red Scorpion
    Right at Your Door
    Sabrina (1995)
    Shinjuku Incident
    The After Life Investigations: The Scole Experiments
    The Best and the Brightest
    The Brothers
    The Conqueror Worm
    The Lost and Found Family
    The Prince of Tides
    The Substitute
    The Substitute 2: School’s Out
    Todd and the Book of Pure Evil
    Turkey Bowl
    Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare

    Double Dragon

    Footy Legends
    The Go Master
    Zombie Night

    A Christmas Puppy
    Amazing Love
    New Hope
    Zombie Massacre

    1. Hmm...I mentioned Sabrina when I submitted my list of expiring titles earlier in the month. I guess it got overlooked during the transfer to the master list.

    2. Nope, it didn't get overlooked. I couldn't bring myself to list it, as I thought it was a distinct downgrade from the original movie. I love Sydney Pollack and of course Harrison Ford, but I felt they really dropped the ball with that one and I'd rather call attention to the Wilder/Bogie/Hepburn version. It was a tough call, but as long as it's listed here in the comments, people can still see it's leaving.

      Dictatorial Dave

    3. Really? I haven't seen it myself, but it does have a Netflix rating of 3.7 averaged from over 1.2 million users. That's not a bad rating.

    4. Pollack & Co. took a light, frothy romantic comedy--one that never needed to be remade--and turned it into an overlong slog with two inert leads. As far as I'm concerned, it was not only misguided but a genuine waste of talent. I can only assume those 3.7 stars are from people who never saw the original. (Can you hear me harrumphing?)

    5. I agree with the "Great Dictator" but would give kudos to Holden's witty performance in the original as well. I also think Pollack erred in setting the story in more modern times, making the social mores underpinning the story très anachronistic. Kind of like having Upstairs, Downstairs set in the 1980's.

    6. Agreed on Holden. And I'll even go so far as to say Greg Kinnear was a decent stand-in in the remake. But along with Pollack's laborious pacing (and the fact that Julia Ormond was no Hepburn), I thought another major error was dragging out the Paris sequence, which had no call to be more than the quick montage it was in the original. It kind of stopped the movie dead in its tracks, right up front.

  13. I'd like to recommend "Small, Beautifully Moving Parts". One of the few recent American movies I've seen that struck me as a "film" rather than a movie ("Ghost World" and "Frances Ha" are the others that come to mind). Very natural acting, might appeal more to women than men. It's hugely refreshing to see a female character who is totally comfortable fixing technology, and to have the main character in a black-white relationship where race isn't made an issue at all.

    1. Agreed, Lisa--which is why I also mentioned this one in my expiration roundup (under "Curiosities"). Thanks for giving it a few more words than I was able to.

  14. Can you list the titles that have expired earlier in October? I lost about 10 titles from my queue this month and I'm trying to figure out which ones! Thanks very much :)

    1. Not comprehensive, but here were the most notable:

      Mädchen in Uniform (1958)
      All Animal Planet programs
      Various Discovery Channel programs
      All Learning Channel (TLC) programs
      A Band Called Death (2012)
      Nobody Else But You (2011)
      Sexual Chronicles of a French Family (2012)
      Her Master's Voice (2012)
      ParaNorman (2012)
      Raavan (2010)
      Danny Deckchair (2003)
      Best Worst Movie (2009)
      The Polish Bride (1998)
      The Scent of the Green Papaya (1993)

      Hope that helps somewhat! Sorry for your loss. ;-(

    2. I think these also expired in the first to the middle of the month:
      Little Sister
      It's Hard To Be Nice
      Dreams from My Real Father
      Wake in Fright
      Attack on Leningrad
      The Ambassador
      Nobody Else But You

  15. 10/31
    Fly Away
    Lynching Charlie Lynch
    The High Cost of Living
    The House of Tomorrow
    The Reef
    Wild Eyes: The Abby Sunderland Story

    The Goddess of 1967

    Double Dhamaal
    High Ground
    Hit and Run
    Ping Pong

    20 Years After
    House at the End of the Street
    Love and Mary
    Mystery of the Sphinx
    Ride the Divide
    The Secret of Nikola Tesla

    30 Beats

    Aimee and Jaguar

    Tonight You’re Mine

    Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour
    In the Fog

    Freaky Deaky
    Meri Toh Lag Gayi Naukri


    30 for 30: Soccer Stories

    No longer expiring
    Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home