Netflix Updates its Streamable Movie Selection


by Sophie Kroesche

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Throughout the year, Netflix drops and releases numerous shows and movies on its streaming service. This fall, a substantial number of movies and television shows will leave Netflix.

On Sep. 1, Netflix removed many fan favorites, including Zoolander (2001), Roman Holiday (1953) featuring Audrey Hepburn, and the movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ A Walk to Remember (2002). Jurassic Park, the classic action movie from 1993, left Netflix along with its two sequels as well.

Unfortunately, there are more popular movies set to leave Netflix near the end of the month. Jobs (2013), a biopic centered on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, leaves Netflix on Sep. 25 to make room for more movies and television shows.

In October, television shows will leave from Netflix such as seasons one through eight of Psych (2014), a comedic detective show. Numerous cooking shows will also leave the service on the first of October as well. Netflix plans to drop seasons one through four of Cutthroat Kitchen (2014), an elimination cooking show hosted by Alton Brown, and collection two of Cupcake Wars (2012), another cooking program featuring miniature sweet treats.

To the dismay of many, Netflix has frequently cut down on its movie library. It has said that it removes the movies because its contracts expire.  However, the popular streaming service is not adding the same number of movies that it removes. One of the possible factors may be so Netflix can focus their budget on creating Netflix Original television shows. These shows are only available through Netflix itself, creating more revenue for the media giant.

Nevertheless, even though there are over 150 movies and television shows Netflix intends to remove in September and October alone, the streaming service will add more current movies. New releases such as kid-friendly Zootopia (2016) head to streaming during the month, as well as old favorites, including Footloose (1984), an eighties dance movie that is popular with adults and teenagers alike.

All four of the Jaws franchise movies return to Netflix in September, as well as Top Gun (1986), a military action movie starring Tom Cruise. On Sept. 29, The Imitation Game (2014) is also available to Netflix subscribers.

With a plethora of quality media leaving Netflix this fall, be sure to stream these shows and movies soon.

(Sources: International Business Times, What’s On Netflix, Digital Trends, Harper’s Bazaar, Mic.com)

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