In Memoriam: Titles Leaving Netflix in April (Plus Titles Coming)

Leaving Netflix:

All good things come to an end. Here is the list of titles leaving Netflix in April 2018, with some recommendations for which ones you should be sure to watch before they depart.

April 1:

30 Days of Night

88 Minutes

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

American Pie

American Pie 2

Apollo 13 – This movie is responsible for 1) my weird desire to be an astronaut despite the fact that I would probably not enjoy a career in science and 2) the fact that I will watch any movie even remotely related to space exploration to my detrimentApollo 13 is about—you guessed it—the Apollo 13 mission to the moon. Dubbed “a successful failure”, the mission was a nerve-racking endeavor from start to finish that was beautifully captured by Ron Howard’s direction and Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon’s acting.

Batman

Batman & Robin

Batman Forever

Batman Returns

Caddyshack

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Cool Runnings

Death Sentence

Dolphin Tale

Eagle vs. Shark

John Mulaney: New in Town

 

Never Let Me Go – based on the Kazuo Ishiguro novel of the same name, Never Let Me Go is a heartbreaking story set in a universe where the students of Hailsham Boarding School are brought up for a very sinister reason. Despite their circumstances, two students fall in love and search for a way to postpone their fate for the sake of their love. The performances by Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, and Carey Mulligan are powerful and gut-wrenching.

Set Up

Small Soldiers

The Dukes of Hazzard

The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Pursuit of Happyness – based on a true story of a homeless single father, this film really tugs on the heartstrings. Will Smith stars with his real-life son Jayden Smith.

The Shawshank Redemption – it’s not the highest rated film on IMDb for nothing. Shawshank is a must-watch. Period.

The Whole Nine Yards

Wild Wild West

April 3:

Starry Eyes

April 5:

The Hallow

The Nightingale

April 12:

The Emperor’s New Clothes

April 15:

Happy Tree Friends

Leap Year

April 16:

Son of God

April 17:

Z Storm

April 20:

The Exorcism of Molly Hartley

April 21:

The Prestige – Christopher Nolan directed, and starring Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, and Michael Caine… need I say anything more? The Prestige, in true Nolan fashion, leaves you bewildered by the twist ending and by all the turns leading up to it. Personally, I’m also a bit of a sucker for films about magic, especially ones that treat the subject matter as seriously as this film does.

April 22:

Exit Through the Gift Shop – This documentary was directed by famous street artist Banksy and is about a filmmaker later called “Mr. Brainwash.”

April 26:

Kung Fu Panda 3

April 27:

Begin Again

Coming to Netflix:

Fear not, Netflix isn’t just taking away some of our favorite titles, it’s gifting us with so gems as well. Here’s all the titles coming to Netflix in April 2018.

 

April 1:

A Sort of Family

Along Came Polly

Bad Boys

Battlefield Earth

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

Big Time

Body of Lies

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever

Cats & Dogs

Cold Mountain

Dare to Be Wild

Deep Blue Sea

Fish People

Friday Night Lights

Jackass 2.5

Life Is Beautiful

Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Mortal Kombat

Nancy Drew

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Scarface

Seven

Sin City

Speed Racer

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

The Duchess

The Family Man

The Flintstones

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

The Iron Giant

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The Lost Boys

The Queen of the Damned

The Spy Next Door

Wakfu: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 2:

La Piloto: Season 1

 

April 3:

Fary is the New Black – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

 

April 4:

Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall

Despicable Me 3

 

April 6:

6 Balloons – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Amateur – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Fastest Car: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Money Heist: Part 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: JAY-Z – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Orbiter 9 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Ram Dass, Going Home – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Sun Dogs

The 4th Company – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Todo lo que sería de Lucas Lauriente – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Troy: Fall of a City: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 7:

24 Hours to Live

 

April 9:

AMO: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

 

April 10:

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

 

April 12:

Pickpockets – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

 

April 13:

Chef’s Table: Pastry – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Come Sunday – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

I Am Not An Easy Man – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Lost in Space: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

 

April 15:

Lakeview Terrace

Seven Pounds

 

April 17:

The Chalet: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The Honeymoon Stand Up Special: Collection – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

 

April 18:

Friend Request

Pelé

April 19:

Charité: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Chasing The Dragon

April 20:

Aggretsuko: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dope: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dude – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Kodachrome – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Mercury 13 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Spy Kids: Mission Critical: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 21:

The Letdown: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 24:

Call the Midwife: Series 6: “Christmas Special 2017” – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 25:

Bill Nye: Science Guy

Psychokinesis – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 27:

3%: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Bobby Kennedy for President – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Candy Jar – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Holy Goalie

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The New Legends of Monkey: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The Week Of – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Source: Digital Trends

Image sources: AmazonYouTubeLetterboxdIMDbCinemaBlendThe New York Times

 

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