“Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away.”
It’s about to be a brutal month on Netflix, as many of the streaming platform’s most iconic entries take their final bows and head off into the sunset. From landmark masterpieces (“A Clockwork Orange,” “Lawrence of Arabia”) to prestige dramas (“The Hours”) and the best sports movie of all time (here’s looking at you “Rocky”), this holiday season will be the last shot many subscribers get at streaming these must-see features. Below are all 62 movies leaving Netflix this January, plus Indiewire’s personal picks on what to see before it’s too late.
Synopses provided by Netflix.
Indiewire Pick: “A Clockwork Orange” (1971)
A young man spends his time stealing, raping and beating innocent people in nihilistic orgies of violence, all in an attempt to get his nightly kicks.
Indiewire Pick: “Almost Famous” (2000)
In the early 1970s, William Miller writes about the band Stillwater on a cross-country tour, learning about friendship and love along the way.
Indiewire Pick: “American Psycho” (2000)
With chiseled good looks that belie his insanity, a businessman takes pathological pride in yuppie pursuits and indulges in sudden homicidal urges.
Indiewire Pick: “The Graduate” (1967)
Dustin Hoffman turns in a landmark performance as a naïve college graduate who is seduced by a middle-aged neighbor in this Oscar-winning classic.
Indiewire Pick: “The Hours” (2002)
This gripping drama follows the parallel lives of three women: writer Virginia Woolf, an unsatisfied 1950s housewife and a modern-day book editor.
Indiewire Pick: “Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version” (1962)
This Oscar-winning epic tells the true story of T.E. Lawrence, who helped unite warring Arab tribes to strike back against the Turks in World War I.
Indiewire Pick: “Rocky” (1976)
Sylvester Stallone shot to fame as Rocky Balboa, an unknown fighter who’s given a shot at fighting world champ Apollo Creed as a publicity stunt.
Indiewire Pick: “There Will Be Blood” (2007)
An ambitious prospector strikes it rich and turns a simple village into a boomtown, stoking the ire of a charismatic young preacher.
Indiewire Pick: “The Virgin Suicides” (1999)
“James and the Giant Peach” (1996)
“The Aristocats” (1970)
Indiewire Pick: “The Fox and the Hound” (1981)
Orphaned fox Tod and bloodhound puppy Copper become fast friends as youngsters, only to see their instincts drive them apart over time.
“The Great Mouse Detective” (1986)
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)
“The Rescuers Down Under” (1990)
“The Tigger Movie” (2000)