It only seems the other week that we were talking about enjoying the heights of summer, but it’s now only days until October arrives, bringing with it colder weather, darker evenings and Halloween. The scariest thing of all, though, is that before September’s even up, one of the best horrors of recent years will no longer be available on Netflix UK.
From Jemaine Clement pretending to be a vampire to Joseph Gordon-Levitt riding his bike, this is your last chance to stream the following on Netflix UK:
Danny Collins – 17th September
Al Pacino is on likeable form in this drama about an ageing rocker, who decides to change the course of his life after receiving a long-undelivered letter from the late John Lennon.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent – 19th September
The Divergent series continues with this sequel, which takes place a few days after the first film and sees Tris (Shailene Woodley) searching for answers in the ruins of Chicago.
Premium Rush – 20th September
Fans of Joseph Gordon-Levitt or cycling would do well to check out this 2012 action flick, which sees an unwitting courier caught up in a high-speed chase with a corrupt cop. David Koepp’s film may not be a classic, but it has Joseph Gordon-Levitt on a bike. Sometimes that’s all you need.
What We Do in the Shadows – 20th September
There’s one thing you need to know about Jemaine Clement and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi’s horror comedy, which follows a group of vampire flatmates in Wellington: it’s very, very, very funny. If you like vampires, or you like Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople, do not miss the chance to see this. Read our full review.
Grabbers – 29th September
A group of Irish villagers hole up in a pub as aliens attack them – only to discover they’re allergic to alcohol. The solution? Get wasted. Sober cop Richard Coyle leads a laugh-out-loud cast of warped Father Ted-a-likes in Jon Wright’s sci-fi-horror-comedy, a film that is both extremely depraved and utterly charming. (Read our Grabbers review here.)
Home Alone – 30th September
“I made my family disappear.” Macauley Culkin charmed his way into everyone’s hearts with a raise of his eyebrows and two hands on either side of his face. Learning what it’s like to be left behind his parents, Kevin McCallister’s battle to defend his house from Joe Pesci unites the whole family in the universal joy of schadenfreude. Because what says Christmas more than laughing at other people’s physical pain?
In the Heat of the Night – 30th September
“Norman Jewison’s film stands tall as one third of a triumphant trio of 1967 hits for co-star Sidney Poitier, which helped make him the highest grossing star of that year. Like so much of Poitier’s work, In the Heat of the Night is a landmark of African-American representation on the big screen, encapsulated by an incendiary scene in which Poitier’s Detective Tibbs reciprocates after a white man slaps him.” (Read: Top classic films on Netflix UK.)
Indie Game: The Movie – 30th September
If you like video games, this behind-the-scenes look at the passion, pain and persistence of independent developers working on now familiar titles such as Fez and Super Meat Boy is an insightful, interesting and incredibly engaging take on computer gaming culture.
Star Trek: First Contact – 30th September
“The best of the Next Generation films sees Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew trying to stop the Borg, who have travelled back in time to the mid-21st century and are trying to interfere with humanity’s historic discovery of warp travel and first contact with extraterrestrial life.” (Read: Top sci-fi films on Netflix UK.)
Watch out for two other Star Trek films about to set phasers to “bye” on the same date: Generations and Insurrection.
Boys Don’t Cry – 11th October
Hilary Swank won an Oscar for her performance in Kimberly Pierce’s moving, seminal 1990s drama. You won’t be surprised after you reach the end credits.
Spooks: The Greater Good – 13th October
This big-screen outing for the BBC spy series isn’t afraid to keep things refreshingly low-key, as Kit Harington plays an old protege of Harry Pearce (Peter Firth), who finds himself back in the espionage fold to uncover a possible mole in MI5.
Other titles leaving Netflix UK in September and October 2017:
The Last Patrol
Matt Braunger: Big Dumb Animal
The Glass House
Not Suitable for Children
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Cold Water Cowboys
Miss You Already
Paranormal Activity 4: Unrated Edition
Addicted to Food
Babies Behind Bars
The Bounty Hunter
Canada’s Worst Driver
Captive for 18 Years: The Jaycee Lee Story
Curious and Unusual Deaths
Did You Hear About the Morgans
Forks over Knives
Forks over Knives Presents: The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue
Frontline Fighting: The Brits Battling ISIS
House of Fools
Hunting Britain’s Most Wanted
Joe Rogan Questions Everything
Made of Honour
My Sex Robot
Real Life Wife Swap
Sleepless in Seattle
Stalked: Someone’s Watching
Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant NInja Turtles
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
A Rage in Harlen
Age of Champions
Crafting a Nation
The Dolphin: Story of Dreamer
Falling in Love
Fireman Sam: The Great Fire of PontyPandy
From Dusk Till Dawn
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
How to Murder Your Wife
La Casa de al Lado
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Saadey CM Saab
Star Trek: Generations
Star Trek: Insurrection
The Swan Princess Christmas
Thomas and Friends
The Big Interview with Dan Rather
Discovering Lucy Angel
Carlos the Jackal
First Comes Love
Video Games: The Movie
Ong Bak 3
Jay Mohr: Funny for a Girl
Red: Werewolf Hunter
Night of the Wolfe: Late Phases
The Prince & Me
With thanks to uk.newonnetflix.info for some of the information.