For Netflix subscribers, each month brings a new list of movies and TV series that will be removed from the archive, and new ones about to arrive. Here’s a list of Netflix offerings that will be disappearing in the month of February, nearly all of them leaving on the first day of the month.
I’ve put in bold text the ones I recommend that you see before they go, if you haven’t already seen them and are interested in that particular type of movie or TV show. I’ve also provided some guidance in notes in brackets beside some of the items. Enjoy:
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) [great script by John Milius]
A View to Kill (1985)
Blackadder: Seasons One-Four (1983-1989) [hilarious; buy the DVDs]
Babes in Toyland (1961)
Batman & Robin (1997) [This movie is so horrible it’s truly amazing.]
Batman Forever (1995) [If this film could be destroyed forever, civilization would be the better for it.]
Batman Returns (1992)
Cocoon: The Return (1998)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Down Periscope (1996)
For Your Eyes Only (1981) [Ever-jaunty Roger Moore made a good James Bond in his first few movies in the role, and this entry in the series is gloriously nutty. Jane Seymour is a Bond girl who suddenly finds herself in a West Indies version of Gunga Din with elements of the Smokey and the Bandit films. A must-see.]
From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964) [Essential cinema!]
Hotel Babylon: Seasons One-Four (2006-2009)
Jane Eyre (1983)
Jem and the Holograms: Seasons One-Three (1985-1988)
The Juror (1996)
Live and Let Die (1973)
Mad Max (1979) [Essential cinema!]
M*A*S*H (1970) [I just H*A*T*E this movie. Its childish cynicism, self-conscious naughtiness, and disdain for commonsense ethical values delighted critics at the time but are just embarrassing to contemplate today.]
MI-5: Seasons One-Ten (2001-2011)
Monkey Trouble (1994)
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Seasons One-Four (2010-2013)
Nacho Libre (2006) [This Jack Black comedy is relatively understated and quite a charmer.]
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Panic Room (2002) [A solid thriller directed by David Fincher.]
Pound Puppies: Seasons One-Three (2010-2013)
Red Dwarf: Seasons One-Nine (1988-2009) [A funny Britcom, worth sampling.]
School Daze (1988)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990)
Transformers Prime: Seasons One-Three (2010-2013)
Transformers: Rescue Bots (2011-2014)
In the comment section, Larry Kaufmann notes that I left out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. He’s right; it’s well worth seeing. I overlooked that one, somehow. It’s a fun movie; catch it before it disappears.
Thanks, Larry. You are right about the TNNT movie being well worth seeing. I greatly enjoyed it on its original release. I overlooked it because I thought immediately of the TV series. Another lesson in why we should always read carefully. (I’ll correct that in a note in the article.) It’s been years since I saw “Big Wednesday,” and I’ll have to take another look at it. I do remember it being very much unlike Milius’s other films.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – NOT essential cinema? You can’t be serious…
Thanks for the info Sam – think I will check out Apocalypse Now Redux, which I haven’t seen, but anything written by Milius IS essential cinema. I just saw his “Big Wednesday,” and it was superb. Surprisingly, it was a laid-back surfing movie, not the more usual martial, Milius fare.
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