Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in June

     May 23, 2016

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Whereas only a handful of worthwhile titles are being added to Netflix throughout June, we’re losing nearly a dozen classics or would-be classics in the bargain. Again, this does not particularly make me thrilled about the streaming service’s realigning of focus from offering a large variety of unique titles to offering a small, if fruitful helping of original programming. And as good as that programming is (and it really is, for the most part), the fact that we’re losing some good to great comedies, from Groundhog Day and Wayne’s World to Bridget Jones’s Diary and About a Boy, makes it hard to legitimize Netflix’s reputation as a great movie library.

Add on major genre entertainments like Sam Raimi‘s Darkman, Clear and Present Danger, Ghost, and The Bank Job, and it becomes even more difficult, but this is ignoring the actual masterworks that are getting the boot. Just look at this sampling: Robert Zemeckis‘ wondrous Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, James Gray‘s intimate crime drama The Yards, Todd Field‘s tense, terrific In the Bedroom, The Others, and Paris is Burning, one of the best documentaries released in the 1990s. These are major works that deserve long, vibrant discussions, so get ye to your couch and get watching before June 1st is here and most of these will require the purchase of a DVD…or an iTunes file.


JUNE 1

A Wrinkle in Time 
About a Boy 
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Bridget Jones’s Diary
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury
Clear and Present Danger 
Click
Darkman
Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows 
Dude, Where’s My Car?
Duplex
Elias: Rescue Team Adventures: Season 1
The Faculty
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog
Ghost
Groundhog Day
Hamlet
Hercules
In the Bedroom
Jersey Girl
Kinky Boots
Lassie 
Losing Isaiah
Madonna: Truth or Dare
Marvin’s Room
Music of the Heart
My Boss’s Daughter
Nine Months
The Others
Paris Is Burning 
Private Parts 
Proof
Schoolhouse Rock!: Earth
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Station Agent
The Stepford Wives
Stir of Echoes
Stir of Echoes 2: The Homecoming
The Super Hero Squad Show: Seasons 1-2 Velvet Goldmine
View from the Top
Wayne’s World
The Yards

JUNE 2

Eureka Seven: Seasons 1-2

JUNE 14

HawthoRNe: Seasons 1-3


JUNE 15

The Bank Job

JUNE 18

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The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss: Season 1
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble: Season 1 
Mulan
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

JUNE 21

Mixology: Season 1

JUNE 24

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

JUNE 30

Sophie’s Choice

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