We recently brought you a list of all the shows and movies leaving Netflix in February. At the time, we cautioned that some additional titles might be removed on the last day of the month. Instead of “some”, we should have said “a metric-butt-tonne”.
Over the next two days, Netflix Australia is chopping over 60 more movies and TV shows, including Jaws, Gladiator, Mean Girls, Nanny McPhee and – nooo! – What We Do In The Shadows. Here’s the full list.
Netflix is adding some great content this week, including around 30 third-party movies. Unfortunately, what Netflix gives with one hand it takes away with the other. Over the next couple of days, no fewer than 65 movies and TV shows will be axed from the service. That’s on top of everything that was already deleted this month.
Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! (Everything coming to the service for the week of February 25 to March 3.)Read more
Here’s the full list, with an official synopsis for each movie. (We’ve also included trailers to the films we like or that we think look interesting.)
Some firm favourites are departing the service tonight, including Gladiator, Jaws. Mean Girls, Nanny McPhee, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Kick-Ass and What We Do In The Shadows. We’re also going to miss the underrated Red Dragon, the fun, shlocky Immortals, Charlie Hebdo documentary Je suis Charlie and the surreal A Field in England.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin – Feb 27
At age 40, there’s one thing Andy hasn’t done, and it’s really bothering the sex-obsessed guys at work, who set out to help him get laid.
The Breakup – Feb 27
Cohabitating couple Gary and Brooke’s petty spats turn into an all-out battle for their home condo.
The Chronicles of Riddick – Feb 27
While caught in the middle of a galactic war waged by the leader of an evil sect, escaped convict Riddick must rescue an old friend from prison.
Gladiator – Feb 27
Tapped for the throne after the death of the emperor, a Roman general instead finds himself condemned to die by the late ruler’s power-hungry son.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry – Feb 27
When widower Larry asks Chuck to pose as his gay lover so that he can get domestic partner benefits for his kids, his loyal buddy agrees.
Immortals – Feb 27
In ancient Greece, the gods choose Theseus to battle a king who’s scheming with the bloodthirsty Titans to overthrow the gods and enslave humanity.
Jaws – Feb 27
When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes Amity Island, a police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the beast.
Nanny McPhee – Feb 27
Recently widowed Mr. Brown and his domineering aunt can’t control his naughty children until the magical Nanny McPhee arrives to take care of them.
Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang – Feb 27
When Nanny McPhee arrives at the Green farm, she uses magic and discipline to help frazzled Mrs. Green run things while her husband fights in the war.
Kick-Ass – Feb 27
Inspired by comic books, high school student Dave Lizewski transforms himself into a masked crime-fighter and becomes an Internet sensation.
The Neighbor – Feb 27
A man’s effort to escape his dark past takes a turn when he comes home to find his girlfriend missing, with the only clue leading to his new neighbor.
Robin Hood – Feb 27
In this big-budget adaptation, soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley and promises to return his sword to his family in Nottingham.
Red Dragon – Feb 27
Former FBI agent Will Graham must turn to his old enemy, the savage Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, to help him catch a new serial killer.
Step Up 2: The Streets – Feb 27
The new kid at an elite performing-arts high school — a tough street dancer — unites with other outcasts to compete in an underground dance battle.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – Feb 27
A reporter decides to shake up her life and career by embedding with troops in a Middle East war zone, where she rediscovers her journalistic talents.
A Field in England – Feb 28
Set in 17th-century England, this black-and-white drama portrays the strange and psychedelic ordeal faced by two deserters from a battle.
Air Bud series (five movies) – Feb 28
Various dogs join various sports teams. Film buffs weep.
Ataud Blanco/White Coffin – Feb 28
After her daughter is abducted by a truck driver on an isolated road, a young mother gives chase, becoming an unwitting pawn in a deadly demonic game.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (live action version) – Feb 28
This lush take on the classic fairy tale follows a merchant’s brave and beautiful daughter, who takes his place as a fearsome beast’s prisoner.
Deadly Impact – Feb 28
In this high-octane thriller, a vengeful cop must revisit his painful past to outwit the man who murdered the officer’s wife and derailed his future.
Dream House – Feb 28
Abandoning high-stress Manhattan, Will moves to a quiet New England town but learns that his new home was the site of several brutal murders.
Escape from Alcatraz – Feb 28
Lifer Frank Morris plans his unauthorized departure from Alcatraz in this thriller based on the penitentiary’s only successful jailbreak.
Flight – Feb 28
After his amazing safe landing of a damaged passenger plane, an airline pilot is praised for the feat, but has private questions about what happened.
Focus – Feb 28
Three years after breaking off a romance with his protégé, expert con man Nicky Spurgeon finds her on the other side of his elaborate new scam.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – Feb 28
Hawk, Ripcord, Heavy Duty and the rest of an elite special mission force set out to stop evil arms dealer Destro and his minions.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Feb 28
In this action-packed sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, the elite anti-terrorist team finds itself framed for treason by global mercenary Zartan.
Guardians of Oz – Feb 28
The flying monkeys of the Oz stories weren’t all bad. Ozzy and his pals rebel against the Wicked Witch of the West and try to make Oz a better place.
Hart’s War – Feb 28
When an African-American pilot in a German POW camp is accused of killing an inmate, a lieutenant must defend him without exposing dangerous secrets.
Hell – Feb 28
After the sun has turned the entire world into a scorched wasteland, a group of survivors heads for the mountains, where they’re lured into an ambush.
Je suis Charlie – Feb 28
This documentary takes a hard look at what led to the 2015 terrorist assault on French publication Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 were killed.
Let Me Go – Feb 28
Learning her long-lost mother is near death, Helga and her granddaughter travel from London to Vienna to meet her, and discover a horrifying truth.
The Man in 3B – Feb 28
A charismatic new tenant quickly makes his mark on a Queens apartment building, but his popularity soon results in a murder with many suspects.
Mark & Russell’s Wild Ride – Feb 28
When the most popular girl in class asks Mark for a ride, it’s a dream come true — and the start of an epic race to get his driver’s license in time.
Mean Girls – Feb 28
Cady joins her new high school’s most powerful clique — but there’s hell to pay when the ex-boyfriend of the clique’s leader wants to be Cady’s guy.
The Mudge Boy – Feb 28
After his mother’s death, a small-town teen outcast takes to wearing her clothes around the house and forms an unlikely bond with a volatile bully.
We Are Not Alone – Feb 28
After moving to the outskirts of Lima, a family is terrorized by a dark presence in their new home, forcing them to seek the help of an exorcist.
Nocturnal Animals – Feb 28
Reading her ex-husband’s violent novel manuscript destabilizes gallery owner Susan’s life, upending her present while digging up their past.
The Preacher’s Son – Feb 28
When the romantic secrets of his family members become public, the career and community standing of a respected bishop are threatened.
The Red Thread – Feb 28
Seven years after their fateful first encounter, Abril and Manuel meet again. Although they’re both married, their attraction has only grown.
Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane – Feb 28
Mixing archival footage and recent interviews, this film tells the story of the Rolling Stones, from blues-obsessed teens to rock ‘n’ roll legends.
Save the Last Dance – Feb 28
After moving to a largely black neighborhood, an aspiring ballerina embarks on an interracial romance with a classmate who shares her love of dance.
Shakespeare Behind Bars – Feb 28
Following an unlikely troupe of Shakespearean actors — comprising 20 inmates — Hank Rogerson reveals a world in which “the play’s the thing.”
Singing with Angels – Feb 28
An LDS woman reflects on how her faith, family and position in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir have all helped her to meet life’s many challenges.
Star Trek – Feb 28
This reboot of Gene Roddenberry’s beloved sci-fi franchise follows the early days of Capt. Kirk and his trusted team on the starship USS Enterprise.
Submarine – Feb 28
A teenager has two big ambitions: to save his parents’ marriage via carefully plotted intervention and to lose his virginity before his next birthday.
Victory – Feb 28
During World War II, a group of Allied prisoners plots a daring escape after they’re challenged to a soccer match against Germany’s best players.
What We Do in the Shadows – Feb 28
Vampire roommates struggle with the conflicts of sharing space, adapting to modern society and dealing with too much natural light.
What’s the Worst That Could Happen? – Feb 28
A thief who has his lucky ring taken by a billionaire who catches him in a robbery feels like he can’t pull off another job until he gets it back.
A bunch of reality TV series and documentaries are leaving this month, but there are some beloved series on the chopping block too, including The Vampire Diaries. Hitler’s Bodyguard is also worth a watch.
- 1000 Ways to Die – Feb 27
- Bondi Ink Tattoo Crew – Feb 27
- Fear Thy Neighbor – Feb 27
- Great World Hotels – Feb 27
- Hitler’s Bodyguard – Feb 27
- The Layover – Feb 27
- Monster Garage – Feb 27
- Deadly Women – Feb 28
- I Am the Ambassador – Feb 28
- The Vampire Diaries – Feb 28
- Luxury Travel Show – Feb 28
- Race of Life – Feb 28
- World’s Heaviest Man Gets Married – Feb 28
We’ll let you know if anything else gets chopped in the month ahead.
[Via New On Netflix]