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Last Call: 30 Films Leaving Netflix in July (And the 3 You Must See)

Last Call: 30 Films Leaving Netflix in July (And the 3 You Must See)

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As we often say whenever Netflix announces titles debuting on and leaving their streaming library each month: “Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away.” July finds the streaming platform getting rid of some of their biggest titles, including Oscar-winning dramas, blockbuster sequels and cult-comedy favorites. Check out all of the titles leaving Netflix in July below, plus Indiewire’s personal picks on what to stream before it’s too late.  

Leaving 7/1
“Big Fish” (2003)
“Big Top Pee-wee” (1988)
“Bowling for Columbine” (2002)
“Cast Away” (2000)
“Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie” (1980)
“Descent” (2007)

Indiewire Pick: “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (1998)

Terry Gilliam’s 1998 adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s absurd, semi-autobiographical novel will make your heart race from both discomfort and fascination. Johnny Depp stars as Raoul Duke, a journalist tasked with covering a motorcycle race taking place just outside Los Angeles. Raoul takes this job as an opportunity to embark on a wild, drug-addled road trip with his friend Dr. Gonzo, who is played by Benicio Del Toro, and the two get sidetracked with one unforgettably bizarre subplot after the next. 

“Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” (2010)
“Four Weddings and a Funeral” (1994)
“Jack Frost” (1997)
“Moonstruck” (1987)
“Natural Born Killers: Director’s Cut” (1994)

Indiewire Pick: “Patton” (1970)

Whenever Netflix lets go of an esteemed cinematic classic like “Patton,” one has to take note and stream immediately. Franklin J. Schaffner’s grand biopic of the WWII U.S. General stars George C. Scott in one of film’s definitive big screen performances. Chronicling Patton’s efforts in North Africa and Germany, the sprawling drama recreates history with impressive scope and detail, while providing a meticulous look at the man behind the missions. The opening, featuring Patton delivering a monologue in front of a giant American flag, remains a lynchpin of iconic movie moments. 

“Racing Stripes” (2005)
“Seven Years in Tibet” (1997)
“She’s All That” (1999)
“Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” (2004)
“Space Cowboys” (2000)
“Stephen King’s The Stand” (2004)
“Super Troopers” (2001)
“Terminator 2: Judgement Day” (1991)
“The Care Bears Movie” (1985)
“The Fly 2” (1989)
“The Langoliers” (1995)
“The Last Samurai” (2003)
“The Manchurian Candidate” (2004)
“The Muppets Take Manhattan” (1984)

Indiewire Pick: “Three Kings” (1999)

Before David O. Russell became the Oscar darling behind hits like “The Fighter,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” he was honing his energized style and ensemble skills in dramas like “Three Kings.” Starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube, the film is set in the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War and follows four soldiers who set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait. The tumultuous production resulted in a famous feud between O. Russell and Clooney, but the troubles paid off onscreen as “Kings” is an accomplished war satire that set O. Russell on his way to becoming an indie heavyweight. 

Leaving 7/4
“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000)

Leaving 7/6
“The Last Stand” (2013)

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