What’s leaving Netflix UK in December 2015 and January 2016?
Staff Reporter | On 22, Dec 2015Reading time: 5 mins
Should old acquaintances be forgot and never brought to mind… it’s probably because they were on Netflix. You count films and TV shows as friends as well, right?
As we count down the days until the end of the year, it’s a sad fact of the season that just as we welcome new presents, we say goodbye to old favourites on the subscription site, as its deals expire and are left unrenewed. After losing Adventure Time earlier this month, it’s now the turn of Cartoon Network’s other streaming shows to disappear – while some of the remaining Channel 4 programmes after the last purge won’t be hanging on for much longer either. It’s Iron Man 3 that’s the biggest blow, though, not least because Shane Black’s film is set at Christmas. Bah humbug, Netflix. Bah humbug.
Here’s what’s leaving soon on Netflix UK in December 2015 and January 2016.
To keep up to date with removals from Netflix, NOW TV, Amazon Prime Video, MUBI, BBC iPlayer and more, follow our #lastchancetostream hashtag on Twitter.
Diana – Christmas Eve
Every now and then in life, a film comes along that is so atrociously terrible it is fun to watch.
Diana, ostensibly telling the final moments of the Princess of Wales’ life, feels less like a biopic and more like a spoof of a biopic from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone; a 21st century Spitting Image satire in which Thunderbirds-style puppets wobble around for two hours delivering dreadful dialogue from blank faces. It is more wooden than a flat-pack chest of drawers owned by Treebeard. Read our full review.
Jeune & Jolie – Christmas Eve
What drives someone to become a prostitute? François Ozon follows up In the House with another tale of adolescent transgression into the murky adult world, following Isabelle (Marine Vacth) as she turns to tricks outside of school. The question is never fully answered, but Vacth is astonishing as Isabelle, communicating her coming of age and confusion while barely saying a word. Read our full review
Iron Man 3 – Christmas Day
Marvel’s best film to date proves that superhero blockbusters can still be character-driven dramas – and funny to boot. A witty script, Robert Downey Jr. in full motormouth mode and events taking place at Christmas? It’s no surprise that this is a Shane Black movie. Read our full review – or our piece about Shane Black’s obsession with Christmas.
Dexter’s Laboratory – New Year’s Eve
One of the most unappreciated cartoon series of the last 20 years. Tiny kids will recognise the childhood inventor’s petty bickering with his meddling sister, Dee-Dee, while adults will be charmed by the knowing wit and Genndy Tartakovsky’s stunning animation.
Johnny Bravo – New Year’s Eve
Prepare to bid farewell to the world’s most likeable womaniser.
The Powerpuff Girls – New Year’s Eve
Craig McCracken’s hyper-enjoyable, candy-coloured show is as hectic as it is silly, as we watch three superpowered sisters – Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup – save the city of Townsville from the evil Mojo Jojo. What’s not to love?
Samurai Jack – New Year’s Eve
This stunning animation follows young Jack, who becomes a samurai to avenge his father’s death.
Educating Yorkshire – New Year’s Day
Channel 4’s Educating… series continues its winning formula of sincere teachers and a diverse array of pupils, as we witness the day-to-day goings-on in Thornhill Community Academy in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
Heroes – Tuesday 5th January
Hoping to catch up on Tim Kring’s superhero series before Heroes Reborn next year? The deadline of Tuesday 5th January is sure to get you cracking. From saving Hayden Panettiere’s cheerleader to rescuing the world, over the course of the show’s original four seasons, the major cast remains the same, each fighting a similar battle within themselves and each other – although as time goes on, the formula unfortunately gets a little stale.
Other titles leaving Netflix UK soon:
Ayahuasca: Vine of the Soul
Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes
The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
Monday 28th December
Texas Chainsaw (2013)
Wednesday 30th December
Dealin’ with Idiots
New Year’s Eve
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
New Year’s Day
A Breath of Scandal
The All Together
Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games
The Assassination Bureau
Back to the Beach
The Big Bus
Bowling for Columbine
Bratz: The Movie
The Bridges at Toko-Ri
Class of 1999
Dead Man Walking
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
For Colored Girls
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Grand Theft Parsons
The Grass Is Greener
The Great Train Robbery
House of Fools
The Hunt for October
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Once Is Not Enough
Kill Bill: Volume I
Leaves of Grass
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
The Men Who Stare at Goats
My Bloody Valentine
My Side of the Mountain
Van Wilder: Party Liaison
Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj
Pawn Shop Chronicles
Ready to Fly
Sands of the Kalahari
The Tomorrow People
To Catch a Thief
Triumph of Love
Walk on Water
War of the Worlds
The Way Home
Youth in Revolt
Saturday 2nd January
Monday 4th January
War of the Arrows
Tuesday 5th January
Saturday 23rd January
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros.
With thanks to Newonnetflix.info for some of this information.