What’s leaving Netflix UK in July / August 2020?
Staff Reporter | On 23, Jul 2020Reading time: 4 mins
While people still navigate their way through the coronavirus pandemic and work out when it’s safe to go outdoors, Netflix UK’s sizeable library of movies and TV shows remains a vital resource for keeping entertained indoors.
But before you start bingeing through its new originals, don’t miss out on catching up with some other gems before their rights expire and they head to another service, such as Disney+ or BritBox, or just disappear into the digital ether.
This is your last chance to stream the following on Netflix UK:
Spotlight – 28th July
This Oscar-winning drama about the Boston Globe’s investigation into childhood abuse at the hands of Catholic priests in the early 2000s is understated, gripping, important viewing.
Dunkirk – 28th July
Christopher Nolan’s impeccably composed war film turns gung-ho conflict into survival horror, as British troops on the beach of Dunkirk struggle to stay alive long enough for an unprecedented rescue operation to get them home. Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh star alongside in a harrowing piece of cinema that still booms with dread, even on the small screen.
Dallas Buyers Club – 31st July
Matthew McConaughey is remarkable in this powerful, moving true life drama.
Mars Attacks! – 31st July
Tim Burton takes on aliens in this wonderfully warped sci-fi, which sees hostile extra-terrestrials invade the planet – only to be fought off by Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Tom Jones (playing Tom Jones) and Jack Nicholson as the President of the United States.
Rango – 31st July
Surreal, serious and surprisingly subvertise, some of Rango’s subtleties may go over younger viewers’ heads, but Gore Verbinski’s gorgeous animation and Hans Zimmer’s hilariously silly score makes for a bizarre, post-modern Western that is packed full of ideas and laughs.
Lady Bird – 1st August
Greta Gerwig finds profound universality in everyday specifics with this heartfelt coming-of-age gem.
Wild – 5th August
Reese Witherspoon shines in this true story about a woman moving on from the past to find her own happy ending.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 7th August
Bilbo Baggins relucsntly leaves his comfy life in The Shire to join a company of dwarves in this stretched adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s classic. It goes there and back and there and back and there and back again. Like its tiny hero, though, you’ll enjoy most of it.
The Wife – 12th August
Glenn Close delivers a powerhouse turn in this quietly gripping drama.
Inglourious Basterds – 13th August
Tarantino’s stylish, striking revision of world history is impressive but uneven.
Pitch Black – 13th August
Back before they tried to give Riddick his own Chronicles, David Twohy’s stripped down sci-fi thriller was a fantastic B-movie beast.
Dickensian – 20th August
Tony Jordan’s mash-up of Charles Dickens characters into his own playful drama offers period larks and literary references aplenty.
Other titles leaving Netflix UK in July / August 2020:
The Royal Gambler
Elliot the Littlest Reindeer
The Christmas Trap
The Chefs’ Line
7 Khoon Maaf
A Few Less Men
All I See Is You
Anaarkali of Aarah
APEX: The Story of the Hypercar
Below Her Mouth
The Blue Umbrella
Discovery of Love
Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis
Hogie the Globehopper
How to Win the US Presidency
I Hate Luv Storys
Khosla Ka Ghosla
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Main aurr Mrs Khanna
My Favourite Wedding
P Se PM Tak
Rang De Basanti
Running Out of Time
Tees Maar Khan
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya
March of the Penguins 2
The Black Room
The Most Unknown
Peter Rabbit (2018)
Black Site Delta
The Space Between Us
Alive and Kicking
I Think We’re Alone Now
Pray for Rain
Kicking & Screaming
The Tale of Desperaux
What Dreams May Come
Blackadder’s A Christmas Carol
John & Jane
My Best Friend’s Girl
Lie to Me
With thanks to uk.newonnetflix.info for some of the information.