With Black Mirror arriving on Netflix this month, it’s only a matter of time until Charlie Brooker’s unsettling insight into the perils of modern technology has you staying away from the streaming site altogether. But if you do, you’ll miss the chance to catch one of the finest Scandi series of recent years, as well as the Sherlock Holmes movie that helped to inspire Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s BBC series.
This is your last chance to stream the following on Netflix UK:
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes – 21st October
Billy Wilder’s 1970 take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective manages to be both period and modern, following Holmes’ investigation into a woman’s missing husband after an attempt on her life. The production values are impressive, the script amusing, the tone surprisingly melancholy, and Robert Stephens’ Sherlock and Colin Blakely’s Watson are accompanied by none other than Christopher Lee as Mycroft Holmes.
Teen Wolf – 21st October
Now that MTV has turned the 1985 film into a TV series, don’t miss your chance to go back and revisit the amiable original Teen Wolf. Michael J. Fox stars as all-too-average teenage high-schooler Scott, who suddenly finds himself turning into a wolf. What follows is less a horror than a sheepish teen movie in wolves’ clothing, but Fox is on charming form, even though he outshone himself in the far superior Back to the Future in the same year.
The Bridge – 2nd November
One of the series that put Scandinavian noir on the map, The Bridge is a Swedish/Danish thriller that sees two detectives – Saga Norén (Sofia Helin) and Martin Rohde (Kim Bodnia) – from either side of the Øresund Bridge team up to investigate a body found between the two countries. Gripping stuff. Netflix only has the first of the show’s three seasons, but that only makes it easier to try before it disappears.
Other titles leaving Netflix UK in October and November 2016
The Last Days on Mars
What We Did On Our Holiday
Ghosts of Mars
Patrick: Evil Awakens
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Hit and Run
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Irma La Douce
I Declare War
A Show of Force
A Smile Like Yours
Enemy at the Gates
Full English Breakfast
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
The Hooligan Factory
Just Like Heaven
Battle Company Koregal
Lucky Luke: Daisy Town
Lucky Luke: The Ballad of the Daltons
Naked As We Came
Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong
Sins of My Father
Sword Act Online
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
All Good Things
Ken Burns: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
The Adventures of the Young Marco Polo
With thanks to uk.newonnetflix.info for some of the information.