Netflix has thousands and thousands of movies and television shows available for streaming by its subscribers in the United States. And more titles are being added to the streaming media service every day. But while it’s pretty easy to track when titles are being added to Netflix, it’s not so easy to figure out when your favorite titles might be expiring from the service. The company provides only a few days official notice to subscribers, making it difficult to watch everything you want before it disappears.
So why doesn’t Netflix release the expiration dates ahead of time? The company used to provide the information as part of its API, but in 2013 it made the data private. Netflix says that the information is always changing and they were afraid of confusing the customers or providing inaccurate information. And in Netflix’s defense, rivals Hulu and Amazon provide even less information to its customers. Amazon won’t even publicly release the number of subscribers, much less when titles are exiting the service.
Titles expire from Netflix for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the contract with the studio is up and the two sides haven’t been able to come to an agreement to keep the titles on Netflix. Sometimes the titles are headed to a rival service (such as Hulu or Amazon) and there are times when Netflix looks at the viewing data of its subscribers and decides that not enough users are watching the programs to make it financially viable.
While the list of expiring titles isn’t publicly available, I’ve been able to parse Netflix data to assemble the most complete list around. The complete list is available here at my site AllYourScreens.com and it’s updated several times a day. The first of the month usually brings a large number of expiring titles and it’s no different for December. About 200 titles are expiring on 12/1, ranging from some kids favorites to classic movies such as “Mission Impossible III” and “Dirty Dancing.”
So look over this list of soon-to-expire titles and do a little viewing triage. You won’t be able to watch everything you want before their gone. But if it’s consolation, at least some off them will eventually return to Netflix.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 2014
A Murder Of Crows (1999)
A disbarred lawyer passes off another man’s true-crime book as his own, and as it climbs the best-seller list, he’s arrested for the book’s killings.
An Officer And A Gentleman (1982)
Dreams of being a Navy pilot prompt Zack to enroll in officer training school, where he runs afoul of a drill instructor who aims to change his ways.
A secret service agent is assigned to protect the First Lady from an assassin, who may be a hired gun acting on behalf of a government official.
Audrey Rose (1977)
A couple’s wish for a peaceful life for their daughter, Ivy, turns into a nightmare when Ivy begins to have memories of events that never occurred.
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
Blood And Chocolate (2007)
Body Count (1998)
Boricua’s Bond (2000)
A talented Puerto Rican painter living in the South Bronx befriends a white kid who’s having trouble adapting to his new neighborhood.
Cheech & Chong: Get Out Of My Room (1985)
Cheech Marin — Tommy Chong’s comedy partner — wrote and directed this short mockumentary chronicling the pair’s efforts to make a “video album.”
Coffee And Cigarettes (2003)
Corpo Celeste (2011)
Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
Cry Baby (1990)
The romance between a street hood and a goody-two-shoes girl sparks a battle between rival factions in this campy comedy set in 1950s Baltimore.
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Dad Savage (1998)
Tulip farmer and friend to organized crime Dad Savage hires two of his son’s friends to lend him a hand with his business.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Double Indemnity (1944)
En La Cama (2005)
Event Horizon (1997)
After a signal is received from a long-missing spaceship, a rescue ship investigates, but the crew soon realizes something unimaginable has happened.
Eye For An Eye (1996)
Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997)
First Knight (1995)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Flight Of The Intruder (1991)
Foreign Student (1994)
Free Man (2011)
Funny Lady (1975)
Going All The Way (1997)
Going Berserk (1983)
When limo driver John gets engaged to Nancy Reese, John becomes the target of the politician’s enemies: a religious cult of aerobics instructors.
Holiday Favorites: Volume 1 (1952)
Four shorts are included in this holiday collection, part of a series designed to give family members an ideal way to celebrate Christmas together.
Holiday Favorites: Volume 3 (1954)
Seven shorts — each capturing a different aspect of holiday tales and traditions — are combined in this collection for the whole family to enjoy.
Holiday Favorites: Volume 4 (1952)
When Santa takes a break from his duties, toys emerge from their boxes in “The Christmas Visitor,” one of the six vintage cartoons in this collection.
Holiday Favorites: Volume 5 (1954)
This holiday collection includes six heartwarming short features — including “The Little Match Girl” –designed to appeal to the whole family.
House Of Voices (2004)
How To Frame A Figg (1971)
I’m Not Rappaport (1996)
Walter Matthau and Ossie Davis star in this charming tale as a pair of irascible old men who spend their time reminiscing about the old days.
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Invaders From Mars (1986)
Joe Gould’s Secret (2000)
Joe Kidd (1972)
An ex-bounty hunter becomes entangled in a land baron’s pursuit of a vengeful group of Mexican homesteaders who have been cheated out of their deeds.
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Killer At Large (2008)
King Of The Hill (1993)
In the depths of the Great Depression, young Aaron struggles to make it on his own after his mother is confined to a sanitarium.
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Magic Trip (2011)
Midnight Eagle (2007)
Facing an international crisis, the Japanese enlist an elite military unit to recover a U.S. stealth bomber that crashed in the Japanese Alps.
Mission Impossible III (2006)
Semiretired superspy Ethan Hunt is forced back into action to save a young agent — but his agency superiors may be double-dealing their operatives.
Minnie And Moskowitz (1971)
Monkey Shines (1988)
Mr. Mom (1983)
‘Night, Mother (1986)
Jessie Cates, an unemployed epileptic with a failed marriage, tells her mother, Thelma, that she plans to kill herself before the night is over.
Night Of The Creeps (1986)
In the days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, panic sets in among California’s citizens, who imagine their shores as the next target.
Opal Dream (2006)
Our City Dreams (2008)
Paper Soldiers (2002)
Paradise Alley (1978)
Prairie Love (2011)
Ram Dass: Fierce Grace (2001)
This Oscar-winning epic follows American communist journalist John Reed, his lover Louise Bryant and their allies after the Bolshevik Revolution.
Restless City (2011)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
School Ties (1992)
Set Up (2011)
A diamond heist goes horribly wrong, and the group of friends who sought to make a fortune must instead fight for their very survival.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
The Beatles’s concept album is adapted into a story populated with 1970s pop stars as mean Mr. Mustard menaces the happy town of Heartland.
Spice World (1998)
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Capt. Jean-Luc Picard commands the newest incarnation of the U.S.S. Enterprise, investigating a disaster at an outlying settlement.
Steel Magnolias (2012)
In this contemporary re-imagining of the beloved classic film, Steel Magnolias chronicles the extraordinary friendship of six remarkable Southern women, there for each other through life’s triumphs and tragedies.
Summer Rental (1985)
The Apostle (1997)
The Believers (1987)
The Big Hit (1998)
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars And Motor Kings (1976)
Baseballers Bingo Long and Leon Carter lead a group of fellow black players defecting from the Negro League in 1939 thanks to their team owners.
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (2008)
When his family moves from Berlin to Poland, a young boy befriends a boy who lives on the other side of the fence, unaware he’s a Jewish prisoner.
The Choirboys (1977)
Burned-out from patrolling the rough streets of Los Angeles, a group of LAPD cops blows off steam at parties fueled by jokes, booze and debauchery.
The Cockeyed Cowboys Of Calico County (1970)
A humble blacksmith named Charley saves up to purchase a mail-order bride but is mortified when the woman’s train arrives and she’s not on it.
The Cold Light Of Day (1996)
This well-crafted thriller centers on a troubled former cop who uses an innocent woman as the unsuspecting bait in his plan to catch a serial killer.
The Columbian Connection (2011)
A cop is sent to jail for a drug crime he didn’t commit. Freed by the DEA, he’s sent on a mission to bring down his ex-partner’s drug trade.
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Justin Quayle, a member of the British High Commission based in Africa, begins his own international investigation when his wife is murdered.
The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (1947)
The Girl From Petrovka (1974)
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
The Man Who Cried (2011)
The Other Side Of The Mountain (1975)
Skiing champion Jill Kinmont’s life takes a tragic turn when she suffers an accident that leaves her paralyzed from the neck down in this true story.
The Other Side Of The Mountain, Part 2 (1978)
A sequel based on the real-life struggles of alpine ski racer Jill Kinmont, who’s grounded by paraplegia and but wonders if she is ready for love.
The Paper Chase (1973)
The struggle of a first-year student at Harvard Law to win the respect of a tough professor is complicated when he falls for the teacher’s daughter.
The Parole Officer (2001)
After witnessing a murder, Simon Garden is framed — and the only evidence that proves his innocence is a videotape locked inside a bank vault.
The Pirates Of Penzance (1983)
This production of the celebrated operetta penned by Gilbert and Sullivan was taped during a live performance in New York’s Central Park.
The Presidio (1988)
The Promise (1979)
When a car accident leaves a soon-to-be bride disfigured, her fiance’s mother offers to pay for plastic surgery if she agrees to abandon the marriage.
The Proposition (1998)
The Return Of Count Yorga (1971)
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
The Serpent And The Rainbow (1988)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
A charming sociopath maneuvers into the lush life of a young heir. But as he embraces the posh lifestyle, he’ll stop at nothing to hold onto it.ntouch
The Untouchables (1987)
In Brian De Palma’s period crime drama, Eliot Ness will stop at nothing to take down legendary Al Capone — even if it means bending some rules.
The Vampire Lovers (1970)
They Might Be Giants (1971)
Uptown Girls (2003)
When rich girl Molly Gunn loses her father and her inheritance, she takes a job as a nanny for an 8-year-old who’s woefully neglected by her parents.
Walk Proud (1979)
Emilio Mendez knows the mean streets of his Chicano neighborhood well. Too well, in fact. Can he escape the cycle of crime for a more virtuous life?
W.C. Fields And Me (1976)
To some he was the most gifted comic of his time; to others he was a cantankerous drunk. In this biopic, both sides of W.C. Fields come to light.
Year Of The Horse: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live (1997)
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, 2014
The Letter Writer (2011)
When Maggy Fuller receives an old-fashioned letter in the mail from an unknown source, she uncovers a letter-writer she’s never even met.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 2014
Sid Vs. Varun (2009)
“Sid vs. Varun” stars two hypercompetitive best friends who will go to any lengths to outdo each other in a series of outrageous dares.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH, 2014
Bollywood Fry (2010)
Featuring the dish on the hottest stars, “Bollywood Fry” tells you all about the media hype, the most romantic jodis of all time and more.
Chanbara Beauty: The Movie – Vortex (2009)
In a future world teeming with zombies, feuding sisters Aya and Saki must band together to save Japan from their new enemy and her army of the undead.
Shinobi Girl (2012)
In the face of oppression at the hands of the lords of Wall Street, a young woman becomes an avenging angel to the downtrodden of New York City.