Netflix: Expiring Soon (August 2014)

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Below you will find some nice long lists of titles expiring on Netflix by the end of this month (August) in the US, Canada, and the UK. For anyone wanting to know what has been added this month, you can find that list here. I try to keep it as updated as possible.

It’s easy enough to get titles for the US thanks to outside sources (i.e. Reddit), but it’s damn hard to find them for Canada and the UK. I actually have to search the Netflix app myself and find expiration dates, which I have gladly chosen to do for my fellow Netflix lovers because I’m absolutely crazy. However, there’s probably a lot that I’ve missed. So, if anyone comes across any expiration dates that are not on this list, please be a doll and leave the title in the comments and I will add it. Thanks and happy Netflixing everyone!

Note: Unless any of these titles are renewed, the dates below represent the date of the last day these titles will be available for you to watch.

 

Netflix US

A few I recommend:

8/26

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Traffic (2000) 

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Don Cheadle, Erika Christensen
Genre: Drama

In this Oscar-nominated film from Steven Soderbergh, the issue of drug trafficking can be seen from a number of different perspectives–separate stories that interconnect at some point. All of the stories are fairly well-written and very engaging. Soderbergh’s filmmaking techniques vary from story to story, fitting in well with the different tones each one has and making it easy for the viewer to be able to tell where the story is taking place after a while. This movie is worth seeing for Beneicio Del Toro’s performance alone as an honest Mexican police officer who finds himself mixed up in the world of the Mexican drug cartel in Tijuana. This is one of my favorite Soderbergh films, and I think is definitely worth checking out before its imminent expiration.

 8/31

The Apartment (1960)TheApartment

Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
Genre: Comedy/Romance

C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) loans out his apartment almost every night to executives in his company looking for a place to cheat on their wives, in hopes that it will earn him a promotion. However, things get complicated when he develops feelings for the woman his boss is having an affair with. The Apartment was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won 5, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Anyone who grew up watching Jack Lemmon in classics like Some Like it Hot, or even more semi-recent films like Grumpy Old Men will love him in this. He’s just one of those endearing characters you can’t help but love. This movie is a great mix of humor and sentimental moments, and I think it was daring for its time, dealing with controversial topics like adultery.

 

Capote (2005)220px-Capote_Poster

Director: Bennett Miller
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr.,Catherine Keener, Mark Pellegrino
Genre: Biography Drama

Capote takes place during the time in Truman Capote’s life when he was writing his book In Cold Blood, which deals with the story of a Kansas family who was allegedly murdered by two men named Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr.) and Richard “Dick” Hickock (Mark Pellegrino). During his research into the murder, he develops a friendship with Perry Smith, despite the fact that he is a murderer facing death row. Philip Seymour Hoffman pulled off a number of amazing performances in his lifetime, and this is one of his best. There was very little that he couldn’t do when it came to playing different kinds of characters in movies. He played Truman Capote so well in what seemed like an effortless, yet flawless performance and ended up with a well-deserved Oscar for this feat. Even if you don’t give a damn about Truman Capote, watching it just to see Hoffman do what he did best is worth it.

 

Dirty Dancing (1987)220px-Dirty_Dancing

Director: Emile Ardolino
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach
Genre: Music/Romance

“Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) falls in love with her dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) while spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family. Dirty Dancing is just one of those iconic movies from the ’80s that I feel like everyone has to see at least once. It’s not the best movie, and it’s not even one of my favorites, but it’s just one of those things, you know, you just have to see. Some people really truly love it, though, and I can’t take that away from them. The dancing is kind of cool and Patrick Swayze was a total boss. Despite some really corny parts and a very predictable story, it’s still pretty entertaining.

 

The Fisher King (1991)220px-The_Fisher_King_Poster

Director: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Mercedes Ruehl
Genre: Drama/Comedy

Jack (Jeff Bridges) is a former radio DJ struggling with a life-altering mistake he made which cost some people their lives. He meets Parry (Robin Williams), a homeless man who Jack soon finds out is one of the victims of that mistake, and he takes it upon himself to help him get his life back on track. For anyone still reminiscing of Robin Williams’ past movies due to his unfortunate untimely death recently, The Fisher King is definitely one to see. I’ll warn you though, it may give you the “feels.” I’m pretty sure I cried during this movie, and that was before he died, can’t imagine how I would feel watching it now. For anyone who has read my ranking of Terry Gilliam’s movies, you’ll see I put this one in the top 5. It’s worth watching even just to see Robin Williams balance tragedy and humor in one role.

 

The Long Goodbye (1973)thelonggoodbye

Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden
Genre: Crime Drama

Private detective Philip Marlowe (Elliot Gould) doesn’t believe authorities when they say his friend Terry killed his wife. When information turns up later that Terry committed suicide, Marlowe starts an investigation to find out what really happened. As serious as the plot sounds, this movie acts as somewhat of a dark comedy. Elliot Gould plays this character who always has a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, he has a cat who leaves him after he buys the wrong brand cat food, and he has female neighbors who are always outside with their tops off. On top of that, he’s just a funny character. He takes everything with a grain of salt and it never seems like he’s worried about any kind of danger he may be in, and surprisingly, that doesn’t take much away from the plot either. There’s also a brief, non-speaking cameo of Arnold Schwarzenegger as he strips down and flexes his uber muscles. It’s random, but funny.

 

Panic Room (2002)220px-Panic_Room_poster

Director: David Fincher
Cast: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Dwight Yoakam
Genre: Sports Drama

A mother and her daughter move into a new house. When three men break into their home one night, they have to try to survive by locking themselves in the panic room, the place that harbors the fortune the men are looking for. Normally, it pains me to have to watch Kristen Stewart try to act, but this is one of the few movies where I actually find her bearable. In addition to that, I get to watch talented actors like Jodie Foster and Forest Whitaker do their thing, as well as a weird looking Jared Leto with cornrows. Panic Room is entertaining and suspenseful. It’s not my favorite David Fincher film, but it’s still pretty damn good.

 

220px-What_About_Bob_filmWhat About Bob? (1991)

Director: Frank Oz
Cast: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty
Genre: Comedy

Bob Wiley (Bill Murray) drives his therapist, Dr. Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) completely insane when he tracks down him and his family while they are on vacation. This is probably one of the funniest movies I can remember from the ’90s. Bill Murray is so great in this, and it’s a reminder of why he’s so revered in comedy. Him and Richard Dreyfuss play off each other so well, they have a great comedic, yet stressful, kind of chemistry throughout the movie, and it just works. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys comedy, especially those who love Bill Murray from his Ghostbusters days. It’s actually been far too long since I’ve seen this, come to think of it, and I might just have to watch it again myself before it expires.

US Titles (Full List):

8/23
The Shadow Riders (1982)
8/24
Love and Debate (2006)
The Other F Word (2011)
The Road (2009)
8/26
2012: Ice Age (2011)
Traffic (2000)
8/27
Area 407 (2012)
Beneath the Darkness (2012)
Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie (2011)
Friends With Kids (2011)
Penumbra (2011)
Queen to Play (2009)
8/28
A Heavenly Vintage (2009)
Running Inside Out (2012)
8/29
Wrecked (2011)
8/30
Buried Alive (2007)
8/31
About Last Night…(1986)
Ali (2001)
Ali G Indahouse (2002)
The Apartment (1960)
At the Earth’s Core (1976)
Azur and Asmar: The Princes’ Quest (2006)
Baby Shower (2011)
The Bad Intentions (2011)
Before the World Ends (2009)
A Beginner’s Guide to Endings (2010)
Bellflower (2011)
Beyond the Grave (2010)
Black Mama, White Mama (1972)
Blood Runs Cold (2011)
Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)
Born Romantic (2000)
Bucktown (1975)
Bugsy (1991)
Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Capote (2005)
The Captains (2011)
The Captains Close-Up (2013) (TV)
Captains of the Sand (2011)
The Case for Israel: Democracy’s Outpost (2009)
Charley Varrick (1973)
Cochochi (2007)
Coyote (2008)
Cujo (1983)
The Daniel Project (2011)
Deal (2001)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Doctor Dolittle (1967)
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Drained (2006)
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
El Dorado (1966)
The Eleventh Hour (2008)
Emma Smith: My Story (2008)
End of the Road (2012)
Failure to Launch (2006)
The Fisher King (1991)
Flyboys (2006)
Fool for Love (1985)
Forbidden to Forbid (2005)
Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football (2011)
Foreign Letters (2012)
The Four Year Plan (2011)
Game of Death (2010)
Gasolina (2007)
Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (2009)
Gothic (1986)
H.O.T. Human Organ Traffic (2009)
The Hard Word (2002)
Harriet the Spy (1996)
Harsh Times (2005)
The Haunting (1999)
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
I.Q. (1994)
Island of Grace (2009)
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003)
Just One of the Guys (1985)
Kingdom of War: Part 1 (2006)
Kingdom of War: Part 2 (2006)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Lord of Illusions (1995)
Lust, Caution (2007)
Midnight Express (1978)
The Mummy (1932)
My Summer of Love (2004)
Never Back Down (2008)
O.C. and Stiggs (1985)
Panic Room (2002)
Penelope (2006)
The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Perfidy (2009)
Perpetuum Mobile (2009)
Pinky Dinky Doo (2005) (TV)
Popeye (1980)
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
S.I.S. (2008)
S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight (2011)
The Samba Poet (2006)
The Servant: The Untold Story of Bang-Ja (2011) (mini-series)
Sesame Street (2006) (TV)
Sesame Street: Classics (1974) (TV)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Silverado (1985)
A Slipping Down Life (1999)
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Stir Crazy (1980)
Superstar (1999)
Sweet Evil (2010)
Tees Maar Khan (2010)
Thieves Like Us (1974)
The Tree (2009)
Ultimate G’s: Zac’s Flying Dream (2007)
Under Fire: Journalists in Combat (2011)
Unstable Fables: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears (2008)
Vertical Limit (2000)
Vincent & Theo (1990)
What About Bob? (1991)
Who Killed the White Llama? (2007)
Wicker Park (2004)
William Shatner’s Get a Life! (2012)
World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2 (2011)
WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History (2013)
Yobi, the Five-Tailed Fox (2007)
IMAX Documentaries (8/31):
Arabia (2010)
Dinosaurs Alive! (2007)
Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (2007)
Legends of Flight (2010)
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (2007)
The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti (2010)
Wild Ocean (2008)
30 for 30 Documentaries (8/31):
The 16th Man (2010)
40 Minutes of Hell (2012)
The Announcement (2012)
The Band That Wouldn’t Die (2009)
The Best That Never Was (2010)
The Birth of Big Air (2010)
Catching Hell (2011)
Charismatic (2011)
The Dotted Line (2011)
Fernando Nation (2010)
Four Days in October (2010)
Guru of Go (2010)
The House of Steinbrenner (2010)
Into the Wind (2010)
Jordan Rides the Bus (2010)
June 17th,1994 (2010)
King’s Ransom (2009)
Little Big Men (2010)
The Marinovich Project (2011)
Marion Jones: Press Pause (2010)
Muhammad and Larry (2009)
No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010)
Once Brothers (2010)
Pony Excess (2010)
The Real Rocky (2011)
Renée (2011)
Roll Tide/War Eagle (2011)
Run Ricky Run (2010)
Silly Little Game (2010)
Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? (2009)
Tim Richmond: To the Limit (2010)
The Two Escobars (2010)
The U (2010)
Unguarded (2011)
Unmatched (2010)
Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks (2010)
Without Bias (2009)

 

Netflix Canada

8/22
Arjun (2011)
8/23
Requiem for a Killer (2011)
Stella Days (2011)
8/24
The Moo Man (2013)
8/25
Hugo (2011)
8/27
2012: Ice Age (2011)
The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)
8/29
The Limits of Control (2009)
Tales of the Riverbank (2008)
8/31
$5 a Day (2008)
35 Shots of Rum (2008)
Be Cool (2005)
Breakdown (1997)
The Beautiful Person (2008)
Broadcast News (1987)
Broken Embraces (2009)
The Case for Israel: Democracy’s Outpost (2009)
Coach (2010)
The Countess (2009)
Crime is Our Business (2008)
Failure to Launch (2006)
The Great Escape (1963)
Hoffa (1992)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Le Dernier pour la Route (2009)
Let’s Make Money (2008)
Loft (2008)
Mia and the Migoo (2008)
The New Daughter (2009)
New Year’s Eve (2011)
No Impact Man (2009)
North Face (2008)
Park Benches (2009)
Pinky Dinky Doo (2005) (TV)
Project X (2012)
Queen to Play (2009)
Sesame Street (2006) (TV)
Sesame Street: Classics (1974) (TV)
Solitary Man (2009)
Stealing Beauty (1996)
Tees Maar Khan (2010)
Tomorrow at Dawn (2009)
Win Win (2010)
Women in Trouble (2009)

 

Netflix UK

8/23
The Moo Man (2013)
8/24
2012 (2009)
8/26
The Perez Family (1995)
8/27
Tuck Everlasting (2002)
8/29
Ella Enchanted (2004)
8/30
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
The Animal Train (1998)
Break Up (1998)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Bubble Boy (2001)
Camp Nowhere (1994)
The Case for Israel: Democracy’s Outpost (2009)
Castle (2009) (TV series)
Catfish (2010)
Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996)
Children of the Corn 7: Revelation (2001)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The Color of Money (1986)
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Daddy & Them (2001)
The Daniel Project (2011)
Down in the Delta (1998)
Drunken Tai Chi (1984)
El Mariachi (1992)
End of the Road (2012)
Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Father of the Bride (1991)
Final Encounter (2000)
Finding Fidel: The Journey of Erik Durschmied (2010)
The Flaw (2011)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Great Decisions in Foreign Policy (2013) (TV series)
H.O.T. Human Organ Traffic (2009)
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
The Hurricane (1999)
Il Divo (2008)
Jack (1996)
Katyn (2007)
Mother’s Boys (1994)
On the Line (2001)
A Passage to India (1984)
Phantoms (1998)
The Prophecy 2 (1998)
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (2000)
The Prophecy: Forsaken (2005)
Rain Man (1988)
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988)
Rushmore (1998)
Saw VI (2009)
The Secret Life of Birds (2011) (mini-series)
Stakeout (1987)
Spymate (2006)
Tales From the Crypt: Ritual (2002)
Track Down (2000)
Trumbo (2007)
What About Bob? (1991)
When I Rise (2010)
Windfall (2010)

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I'm a 25-year-old who grew up watching all kinds of movies and have always been passionate about them. I am a college grad who studied films, filmmaking, and writing, so why not put those skills to good use and write about movies? My goal is to see as many movies as I can and share them with fellow movie lovers. I've created this blog in order to do just that. I want to write about movies, new and old, and share updates on things I'm excited about.

5 thoughts on “Netflix: Expiring Soon (August 2014)

  1. I love that you do these Netflix updates. Really helpful and a nice series you have going here. In regard to the movies listed, Capote is a must see for anyone who wants to see just how remarkable Philip Seymour Hoffman was in his movies. Panic Room is an underrated Fincher film, and I’m glad you mentioned What About Bob? I discovered that film recently and found it pretty hilarious. Haven’t seen The Fisher King yet, so that may have to happen very soon.

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