What’s leaving Netflix UK in May / June 2020?
James R | On 17, May 2020
With a growing number of people self-isolating or working from home during the coronavirus outbreak, Netflix UK’s sizeable library of movies and TV shows is a vital resource for keeping entertained. 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:
Midnight Express – 17th May
DescriptionBilly, an American caught smuggling hashish and jailed in Turkey for four years. When his sentence is increased to 30 years, Billy, along with other inmates, makes a plan to escape in Alan Parker’s Golden Globe winning 1978 thriller.
Mother! – 21st May
From writer-director Darren Aronofsky comes a paranoid, blackly comic nightmare. Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence play an unnamed husband and wife living in an enormous, octagonal house smack bang in the middle of nowhere. Her days are consumed with the redecorating work needed after a terrible fire, while he – a celebrated author – struggles unsuccessfully to overcome a paralysing case of writer’s block. Then there’s a late-in the night knock at the door and a mysterious stranger (Ed Harris) and his glamorous wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) usher in ever-escalating chaos…
Cartel Land – 22nd May
This exposé of the Mexican drug war and the cartels that operate around the Mexico/US border is blisteringly good stuff.
All the Money in the World – 29th May
Ridley Scott’s true kidnapping tale is a gripping drama about loyalty, family and lots and lots of money.
Bob Ross – 30th May
Brace yourselves to bid farewell to the calming painter who never fails to help viewers chill out.
Being Human – 31st May
Toby Whithouse’s supernatural drama is one BBC Three’s most successful original programmes. First broadcast way back in 2008, the show follows a group of friends who also happen to be vampires and werewolves, as they move into a house together – only to find that it’s haunted by ghosts of people who have been killed under strange circumstances. The result is a blend of coming-of-age, horror and mystery telly, brought to life by an impressive cast of Annie Sawyer, Russell Tovey, George Sands, Guy Flanagan and (in later seasons) Aidan Turner and Lenora Crichlow.
Hot Rod – 31st May
Utterly bizarre and truly hysterical, Hot Rod is the greatest comedy ever made about stunt jumps.
Jumanji – 31st May
Board games are enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment, but back in 1995, the idea of someone playing something other than Monopoly was breathtaking. What happens when Jumanji gets into full swing – CGI monsters, shouting children, general pandemonium – is equally so.
The Machinist – 31st May
Christian Bale made headlines with his jaw-dropping transformation for this film, shedding over 60 pounds to play an insomniac losing his grip on reality. But don’t let that overshadow the film itself: an acclaimed and nightmarish psychological thriller.
Class – 2nd June
BBC Three’s Doctor Who spin-off, which took place at Coal Hill Academy (a school in modern-day London that’s no stranger to the Whoniverse), saw a group of four alienated students and their physics teacher, Miss Quill, team up to face off the extra-terrestrial threat of the Shadow Kin. Prematurely, it’s an underrated companion show for young adults.
Wet Hot American Summer – 4th June
Paul Rudd. Elizabeth Banks. Bradley Cooper. David Hyde Pierce. Molly Shannon. The cast alone are reason enough to check out this warm-hearted 2001 cult movie – the fact that it’s actually funny as well is a bonus.
The Drop – 8th June
Tom Hardy is as versatile as ever in this crime drama about a good-natured barman who gets caught up in the mob’s system of leaving cash behind the bar on big weekends. An ill-timed robbery later and Hardy and his boss (James Gandolfini) are in a difficult spot. The brooding Gandolfini, in his last on-screen role, steals the show.
On Chesil Beach – 9th June
Billy Howle and Saoirse Ronan bring Ian McEwan’s novella to life in this awkwardly moving drama about a naive couple on their honeymoon.
Mad Men – 9th June
If you’ve never fully caught up with Don Draper and co., now is the time to do so – Matthew Wiener’s impossibly stylish, witty and absorbing drama about advertising men and women in the 50s and beyond is one of the modern TV greats.
Knocked Up – 15th June
A drunken one-night stand leaves overachiever Katherine Heigl pregnant by stoner slacker Seth Rogen in Judd Apatow’s entertaining and honest rom-com.
Ray – 15th June
Jamie Foxx is sensational in this thrilling biopic of piano-playing legend Ray Charles.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – 15th June
Edgar Wright’s hyperactive style is a perfect fit for Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novels about Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), a member of the band Sex Bom-Omb and a video game obsessive.
Tomb Raider (2018) – 15th June
Alicia Vikander makes for a likeable Lara Croft in this fun start to a promising new franchise.
In the Fade – 17th June
Diane Kruger delivers a career-best performance in this devastating German drama.
The Vietnam War – 19th June
The Vietnam War is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. The Vietnam War features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses.
Other titles leaving Netflix UK in May / June 2020:
12 Years Promise
Can We Get Married?
This Is My Love
Pitch Perfect 3
Bob Ross: Beauty Is Everywhere
Chill with Bob Ross
All I Want for Christmas
Betting on Zero
Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter
Chingo Bling: They Can’t Deposit Us All
Power Battle Watch Car
Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl
Death at a Funeral (2010)
From Paris with Love
Kiss the Girls
Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole
The Longest Yard
Mark Felt The Man Who Brought Down the White House
New Year’s Eve
Power Battle Watch Car
Short Circuit 2
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
What a Girl Wants
Ghost Town Gold
Licence to Drill: Louisiana
The Creative Brain
Acapulco La vida va
A Million Ways to Die in the West
The Art of Organised Noise
Disturbing the Peace
Blue Planet II
The Blue Planet
Planet Earth II
Hitman: The Redemption
The Strangers: Prey at Night
Tyke Elephant Outlaw
Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh
Diary of the Dead
Horrible Bosses 2
Our Kind of Traitor
Stranger Than Fiction
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love
Bring It On Again
Bring it On: All or Nothing
Charlie St. Cloud
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
The Invention of Lying
Land of the Lost
The Real Miyagi
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
The Thing (2011)
Pick of the Litter
3 Days to Kill
Amar Akbar & Tony
With thanks to uk.newonnetflix.info for some of the information.