Love Actually may be arriving on Netflix this Christmas, but the end of the year is on the horizon, which means that you can expect this season to be as much about bidding farewell to loved ones as it is catching up with your old favourites.
From Jack Reacher to Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Johnny Rhys Meyers, this is your last chance to stream the following on Netflix UK:
Jack Reacher – 22nd November
Tom Cruise stars as Lee Child’s eponymous hero, who finds himself investigating the killing spree of an old army buddy. The thriller may not be a classic, but it’s worth seeing just for the villain played by Werner Herzog.
Safe House – 1st December
Christopher Ecclestone delivers a typically brilliant performance in ITV’s crime drama, in which he plays a retired police detective whose guest house is requested by a former colleague to be turned into a safe house for people in hiding. What could possibly go wrong?
This Is England 90 – 1st December
Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne return to their gritty British stomping ground for this final chapter in the TV series spun off from the film of the same name. Don’t miss the chance to catch up with Woody, Shaun and the gang, as the rave scene hits England.
Cinderella – 3rd December
In an age of reboots, reimaginings and straight-up reversals, Kenneth Branagh’s live-action Cinderella almost appears bold by comparison: where others have tweaked, updated or subverted fairytale traditions, Cinderella follows them to the letter.
SPECTRE – 8th December
A cryptic message from 007’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation…
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God – 10th December
Silence can be a powerful thing. For the Catholic Church, it’s expected, as a sign of a respect and a form of control. When Reverend Lawrence C. Murphy sexually abused boys in a Milwaukee home, the response was silence – both from the victims and the church. Alex Gibney’s Mea Maxima Culpa breaks that silence. The result is a devastating and vital documentary.
Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 12th December
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s self-started collaborative network erupts onto the screen proper with this TV special rounding up some of their group creations. The anything-goes approach also means that each 20-minute episode has enough diversity to stop things becoming monotonous. Between its songs, readings and documentary interludes, the result is a variety show for the digital age; a virtual vaudeville that mixes cutting-edge technology with the charm of old-school entertainment.
Pocoyo – 15th December
Narrated by Stephen Fry, this animated kids’ series about a curious, fun-loving, friendly toddler is simply adorable.
The Tudors – 15th December
The life and wives of Henry VII get the gossipy telly treatment in this enjoyably trashy drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Other titles leaving Netflix UK in November and December 2017:
Lockup: First Timers
Pound of Flesh
Arthur & George
Autopsy: The Last Hours of…
Britain’s Darkest Taboos
Ella the Elephant
Limon and Oli
Midwinter of the Spirit
The Only Way Is Essex
The Trials of Jimmy Rose
The Butterfly Effect
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
The Passion of the Christ
Maid in Manhattan
Hello, My Name Is Doris
Little Chicken’s Egg-cellent Adventure
When Pigs Have Wings
In Your Eyes
Dennis the Menace and Gnasher
The Irregular at Magic High School
King Arthur’s Disasters
Rab C. Nesbitt
Toby’s Travelling Circus
Just Shoot Me
Monster Math Squad
Swift and Shift Couriers