What’s leaving Netflix UK in February / March 2017?
Staff Reporter | On 18, Feb 2017Reading time: 5 mins
February is always a tricky month, its shorter runtime rushing past in the blink of an eye. That means it’s easy to miss such important dates as Pancake Day, Valentine’s Day and the day when Mortdecai gets removed from Netflix UK. Ok, maybe not the last one, but with March fast approaching, there’s little time to keep track of what’s departing Netflix. That’s where we come in.
From Community to The Hobbit, this is your last chance to stream the following on Netflix UK:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – 20th February
Peter Jackson’s extension of The Hobbit from one book into three films reaches its larger-than-life climax with this battle-fuelled finale.
Mortdecai – 23rd February
Johnny Depp stars as the titular art dealer in David Koepp’s farce, which sees Mortdecai juggle MI5, angry Russians and a terrorist. Terrible or terribly misunderstood? This is your chance to make up your own mind about this box office bomb.
12 Angry Men – 26th February
Sidney Lumet’s drama about a jury trying to decide whether a defendant is innocent or guilty never gets old.
Community – 1st March
Arguably one of the best TV shows ever made, Community has won fans all over with its wit, pop culture references and surreal sense of humour. It may not have reached the six seasons and a movie it jokingly promised but Dan Harmon’s series is still a modern classic. (Which episodes should you watch before 2nd February? We rounded up the show’s Top 10 Parody Episodes.)
Wild Card – 1st March
“I’ve been knocked down, lied to, blown up and shot at…” Jason Statham stars in this trashy, but entertainingly gruff thriller about a bodyguard-for-hire in Las Vegas.
The Lives of Others – 1st March
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck lived up to the awesomeness of his name with his 2006 debut, a slow-paced drama about Stasi agent Wiesler spying on a disillusioned playwright in East Berlin. As he gets more and more involved in his subject, we become absorbed in a gripping, quietly stunning character study that feels like a companion to piece The Conversation.
Lost River – 1st March
Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut stars a cast almost as impressive as his promising talent behind the camera, from Christina Hendricks and Saoirse Ronan to Iain de Caestecker, Ben Mendelsohn and Matt Smith.
Event Horizon – 1st March
This trashy sci-fi about a ship that goes beyond the boundary of space and human sanity combines Sam Neill’s unnerving stare and some strange visuals to truly freaky effect.
Harmontown – 1st March
This documentary, directed by Neil Berkeley (Beauty Is Embarrassing), follows the tour of the titular podcast from Community creator Dan Harmon.
Young Adult – 1st March
Jason Reitman’s enjoyably spiky drama stars Charlize Theron as an unlikeable woman who refuses to grow up. Going back to her tiny hometown to snag her former high school lover, her arrested development ruins everything in a funny, subversive car crash that refuses to find a happy ending.
Danger 5 – 9th March
Archer meets Garth Marenghi in this Australian comedy, which follows a trio of experienced spies, who join forces with a pair of newbies to form the titular squad. Their mission? Erm, bump off Adolf Hitler.
Miller’s Crossing – 11th March
You can tell a lot about a film from its hats. The Coen brothers’ struck masterpiece status early with their 1993 gangster drama, which sees Albert Finney and Gabriel Byrne caught up in women, money and revenge. Everything about it is classy, from Carter Burwell’s rousing score to a shootout to the tune of Danny Boy. The hats, needless to say, are terrific.
Lucy – 12th March
After an experimental drug enters her bloodstream, Lucy finds herself able to use 100% of her brain. As she discovers new powers and senses, she finds herself head-to-head with the dealers who manufactured the pill. Luc Besson’s sci-fi thriller, though, doesn’t stop there, leaping into the unknown to answers questions about philosophy and our own existence. Scarlett Johansson is hypnotic.
Snow in Paradise – 13th March
A film that embraces and crafts its clichés rather than breaking them down, Andrew Hulme’s gangster drama is fantastically brought to life by its leading man.
Still Life – 13th March
An emotionally engaging and effectively understated drama with a terrific central performance from Eddie Marsan.
3rd Rock from the Sun – 15th March
It’s over 20 years since this NBC sitcom about aliens pretending to be a human family first premiered, but the cast can still make you giggle, from John Lithgow as Dick, the High Commander and dad, to – best of all – a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the son of the family.
Other titles leaving Netflix UK in February and March 2017:
Problem Child: Leslie Jones
Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
As Above, So Below
The Beast Within
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
The Long Riders
House at the End of the Street (2012)
Dear Dumb Diary
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
The First Wives Club
The General’s Daughter
Heather McDonald: I Don’t Mean to Brag
Life’s a Breeze
One Rogue Reporter
The Rugrats Movie
Rules of Engagement
The Singing Detective (2003)
Why Did I Get Married?
Green Street Holigans 2
I Dream of Wires
Otto the Rhino
Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist
The Wise Kids
Bad Turn Worse
The Devil’s Violinist
United We Fall
A Different World
Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs
The Haunted Hathaways
With thanks to uk.newonnetflix.info for some of the information.