Yesterday, Netflix casually deleted over 60 movies and TV shows like it was no big deal. And y’know what? Maybe it wasn’t. Turns out the streaming giant had a bunch of replacements waiting in the wings, including fan faves like District 9, Mamma Mia!, Blade Runner and the original Jurassic Park trilogy.
Here’s everything that’ll be appearing tonight and over the weekend!
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". </p> <p>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.Read more
Okay, so this doesn’t quite make up for this week’s mass deletion – the library is still around 30 movies lighter. With that said, a lot of the removed titles weren’t much cop. (We doubt anyone is going to miss the five Air Bud movies, for example.)
By contrast, the lineup below contains a nice mix of classics and guilty pleasures. In addition to the movies mentioned above, there’s The Other Boleyn Girl, The Shallows, Friends with Benefits, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Bad Teacher, Hancock, Fast & Furious 6, The Purge and River’s Edge – all of which are well worth a watch. There’s also a handful of new Netflix Originals to sink your teeth into.
Here’s the full list, complete with synopses and trailers.
Isn’t It Romantic (28 February)
After hitting her head, an architect who hates romantic comedies wakes up to find her unremarkable life has become a dazzling, cliché-driven rom-com.
The Other Boleyn Girl (28 February)
Ambitious Boleyn sisters Anne and Mary compete for the heart of powerful but intemperate King Henry VIII in this opulent historical drama.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story (28 February)
16-year-old Craig, stressed out from the demands of being a teenager, checks himself into a mental health clinic. There he learns that the youth ward is closed – and finds himself stuck in the adult ward.
Power Rangers (28 February)
After five high school misfits uncover coins that grant them superpowers, they must come together as a team to save the world from an ancient evil.
The Shallows (28 February)
When Nancy is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (1 March)
Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story.
River’s Edge (1 March)
High schooler Haruna befriends loner Yamada, then is drawn into the tangled relationship between him, a model and the girl who loves him unreasonably.
Your Son (1 March)
After his son is brutally beaten outside a nightclub, a surgeon takes the law into his own hands and seeks vengeance against the perpetrators.
Budapest (1 March)
Two friends quit their boring jobs to start a company that plans bachelor parties in Budapest. Their wives, however, have mixed feelings about this.
Jurassic Park (1 March)
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1 March)
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.
Jurassic Park III (1 March)
A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Grant to go to Isla Sorna, resulting in an unexpected landing, and startling new inhabitants on the island.
Mamma Mia! (1 March)
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.
Tooth Fairy (1 March)
A bad deed on the part of a tough minor-league hockey player results in an unusual sentence: He must serve one week as a real-life tooth fairy.
Friends with Benefits (1 March)
A young man and woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications.
Just Go With It (1 March)
On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.
Annabelle (1 March)
A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1 March)
A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.
Hitch (1 March)
While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional “date doctor” finds that his game doesn’t quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he’s smitten.
Soul Surfer (1 March)
Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.
Bad Teacher (1 March)
A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.
District 9 (1 March)
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Hancock (1 March)
Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image.
Fast & Furious 6 (1 March)
Johnny English (1 March)
After a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain’s most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain’s only spy.
Johnny English Reborn (1 March)
Johnny English goes up against international assassins hunting down the Chinese premier.
The Scorpion King (1 March)
A desert warrior rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. He captures the enemy’s key sorcerer, takes her deep into the desert and prepares for a final showdown.
The Purge (1 March)
In a crime-ridden future when overtaxed cops let murder and other crimes rule the streets one night a year, someone’s knocking at James Sandin’s door.
Young Adult (1 March)
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.
Blade Runner: Theatrical Cut (1 March)
In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to snuff out a quartet of escaped androids.
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (1 March)
An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist will do anything to make his dreams come true.
Colossal (1 March)
Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.
This Means War (3 March)
A pair of C.I.A. operatives wage an epic battle against one another when they discover they are dating the same woman.