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Last Call: 25 Films Leaving Netflix in August (And 3 You Must See)

Last Call: 25 Films Leaving Netflix in August (And 3 You Must See)

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As we start anticipating the new titles hitting Netflix next month, it’s also that time of the month when we must lament, “Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away.” August finds the streaming platform getting rid of some of their most adventurous titles, including a handful of science fiction blockbusters and acclaimed documentaries. Check out all of the titles leaving Netflix in August below, plus Indiewire’s personal picks on what to stream before it’s too late.  

Synopsis provided by Netflix.

Leaving 8/1
“Bad Girl Island” (2007)
“Barbershop” (2002)
“Beauty Shop” (2005)
“Bulletproof” (1996)
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (1968)

Indiewire Pick: “Face/Off” (1997)

In John Woo’s science fiction action hit, FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) and gather details about a bombing plot. When Troy escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like Archer so he can get close to the agent’s family.

“Fools Rush In” (1997)
“Hawking” (2013)
“Hot Pursuit” (1987)
“Houseboat” (1958)
“Joe Dirt” (2001)
“Kiss the Girls” (1997)
“Pumping Iron” (1977)
“Shooter” (2007)

Indiewire Pick: “The Fifth Element” (1997)

In Luc Besson’s imaginative sci-fi epic, a 23rd century cabbie finds himself involved with a fetching alien who may hold the key to saving the world. But it’s doomsday for planet Earth unless the duo can stay a step ahead of a demented villain named Zorg. Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich star.

“The Longest Day” (1962)
“Titanic” (1997)
“Unbreakable” (2000)
“Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” (1961)
“We’re No Angels” (1989)

Leaving 8/6
“The Raven” (2012)

Leaving 8/8
“Albert Nobbs” (2011)

Leaving 8/23

Indiewire Pick: “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” (2011)

This delectable documentary profiles sushi chef Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old master whose 10-seat, $300-a-plate restaurant is legendary among Tokyo foodies. Ono is also a father, whose sons struggle to live up to
his legacy and make their own marks. 

Leaving 8/25
“Petunia” (2012)

Leaving 8/28
“The Moth Diaries” (2011)

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