As nations around the world stay indoors this year, Netflix has never been more appreciated. With so much time on many of our hands, it’s worth knowing what movies and shows to catch before they leave the popular streaming service. From classics like Driving Miss Daisy to outlandish comedies like Step Brothers, there’s an array of titles that you may watch to catch before they leave Netflix. Keep reading to see what won’t be on Netflix as of May 2020.
A Cinderella Story
A Cinderella Story is a modern take on the classic fairytale, starring Hillary Duff as Sam, an unpopular tomboy who works in a diner. Sam is made fun of at school and at home, where she is dominated by her foul stepmother and mean stepsisters.
Fortunately, she has a kind friend and a fairy godmother-like manager who help get her to the dance where she can meet the classmate she’s mean anonymously chatting with online. But before he can remove her mask, she has to race home! Check out the family flick before it leaves May 1st to see what happens!
A Little Princess
Liam Cunningham stars as a WWI soldier and the father of young Sara (Liesel Matthews) in the family drama A Little Princess. Proceeding her father’s enlisting, Sara is sent to a New York boarding school that her late mother once attended.
Sara comes to clash with her strict headmistress, and things get worse when some unfortunate news leads to Sara’s servitude. Despite her grim misfortunes, Sara uses her imagination to make the best of her situation and to charm her peers. Catch the touching film on Netflix by May 1st.
A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
Jackie Earle Haley stars in this 2010 rendition of the horror classic A Nightmare On Elm Street. Freddy Krueger returns as the monster we all love to fear, only this time it’s a new set of teenagers he’s after.
In this film, Freddy is more sinister than ever as he torments the children of those who attacked him in the past. As he stalks the teens and shows up in their nightmares, the adolescents start piecing together what they all have in common. For a deep fright, catch the film before it leaves on May 1st.
Blade Runner: The Final Cut
Blade Runner is a 1982 film that takes place in 2019, so it’s worth watching to at least compare modern-day to what the film predicted it would be like. Harrison Ford stars as Rick Deckard, a blade runner who must come out of retirement to help save the planet.
The movie is set in dystopian Los Angeles where escaped replicants have returned to Earth in seek of their creator and longer life spans. Things get complicated when Rick falls for one of the replicants. Catch the sci-fi thriller on Netflix before it disappears on May 1st.
Crash is one of those deeply moving films that sheds light on societal issues in the most intimate of ways. Full of knockout actors like Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Terrence Howard, Don Cheadle, and more, the performance quality is outstanding.
The film shows the interactions between Los Angeles natives over a 36-hour period, reflecting the palpable tension between a Persian shopkeeper, a Korean couple, two cops, a Hispanic repairman, car hijackers, a district attorney, and his uptight housewife. Catch the profound flick on Netflix before May 1st!
Dirty Harry is a classic film starring Clint Eastwood as his usual, tough-as-nails character bent on delivering justice. Eastwood plays Harry Callahan, a cop on the move to catch a psychopath in San Francisco.
Officer Harry caught the madman, referred to as Scorpio, once before, but technicalities enabled Scorpio to return to the streets. This time, Dirty Harry is determined to make sure the maniac doesn’t get away with his crimes. Watch the movie on Netflix before it leaves May 1st.
Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy is such a well-known classic that you probably recognize the title whether you’ve seen the movie or not. Based on a play of the same name, the story revolves around a Jewish widow and her 25-year relationship with black chauffeur, Hoke.
Over the course of the years, the two become friends in an era where relationships between a white woman and a black man still were not typically accepted. Catch this Oscar-winning film on Netflix by May 1st.
Friday The 13th
If you love horror film remakes, then watching The Nightmare On Elm Street before May 1st isn’t the only thing you’ll want to have marked on your calendar. Another classic remake leaving Netflix is Friday the 13th.
The 2009 film centers on a group of teenage camp counselors who make the mistake of visiting Camp Crystal Lake despite warnings to stay away. They pay a visit to the lake on, of course, Friday the 13th, and proceed to fight for their lives in the face of masked maniac Jason Voorhees.
Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson were still kiddos when they stared in Good Burger, a silly comedy for the whole family that will be leaving Netflix on May 1st. The two jokesters play a pair of teens working at a burger joint.
When a giant fast-food chain moves in across the street, the pals decide to lead their store in a fight against the big, bad corporation to save their jobs. Other familiar faces you may recognize in this throwback film are Sinbad, Carmen Electra, Shaquille O’Neal, and Linda Cardellini.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Based on a book of the same name, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is a fantasy film about three ingenious orphans whose wealthy parents passed in a mysterious fire. The children undergo a variety of misfortunes as they fight to escape the manipulative ways of a villainous imposter, Count Olaf.
Jim Carrey hilariously portrays the Count, who is desperate to get his hands on the orphans’ fortune. Other notable stars in the film include Meryl Streep, Billy Connolly, and Jude Law as the narrator. Be sure to catch the offbeat comedy before it leaves Netflix on May 1st.
Goodfellas features a star-studded cast including Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Samuel L. Jackson, and Paul Sorvino. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film is based on the true story of Henry Hill, a Brooklyn boy who is adopted by gangsters.
By the time Henry is an adult, portrayed by Ray Liotta, he’s already begun to climb the mafia ranks with the help of mentor Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro). Catch the crime drama on Netflix before it leaves May 1st.
Matt Damon and Edward Norton star in Rounders, a ’90s drama about two men who get in too deep while competing in high-stakes poker. Matt Damon portrays law student and reformed gambler Mike McDermott.
When Mike’s pal Lester (Edward Norton) gets out of jail and begs for help, Mike finds himself sucked back into the game and once again facing the Russian gangster he lost it all to in the past. Check out the drama before it leaves Netflix on May 1st.
Space Jam is a ’90s family film classic that will be leaving Netflix on May 1st. It stars basketball great Micheal Jordan as himself, alongside the cast of Looney Tunes and comedy stars Bill Murray, Danny DeVito, and Wayne Knight.
The story revolves around an evil alien who seeks to kidnap the Looney Tunes characters to create a new attraction at his Moron Mountain amusement park. When Bugs Bunny challenges the alien’s gang to a basketball game to settle the conflict, he looks to Michael Jordan for help.
Spy Kids takes everything we love about action films and packs it into a kid-friendly version suitable for the whole family. Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino star as married secret agents who retired from their dangerous careers to raise a family.
Their kids, Carmen and Juni, are bored with their ordinary lives and eager for action. They get what they wished for when their parents must suddenly return to their old careers to help save some of their past colleagues. Watch the family come together to defeat evil on Netflix before May 1st.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly star in Step Brothers, an outlandish comedy about two grown men with childlike attitudes who must put their differences aside and live together. Both men still live at home with their single parents, who have decided to marry one another.
Rather than displaying adultlike responses, the immature men compete for attention. As their rivalry grows, even their parents start to question if their blended family will ever be a success. Catch the hilarious film on Netflix before it leaves May 1st.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return to fight crime in TMNT, leaving Netflix May 1st. Having defeated their arch-nemesis, The Shredder, the ninja turtles have begun to grow apart. Their sensei, Master Splinter, is determined to keep the group together, especially when things start going awry in New York.
As an army of ancient monsters threatens the city, it becomes obvious that the turtles must renew their strength as a team if they have any hope of saving the day.
Leaving Netflix May 1st is The Craft, a quintessential ’90s flick about the rise and fall of teenage witches at a Catholic school. Robin Tunney plays Sarah Bailey, a new girl at school with telekinetic powers who becomes intrigued by the clique of witches.
As she becomes a part of the group, she discovers how the teens go about using their powers to bring their enemies to their demises. But before long, the teen witches learn not to underestimate the consequences of their actions.
The Dirty Dozen
Also leaving Netflix on the first of May is an Academy Award-winning war flick called The Dirty Dozen. The film centers on a group of twelve convicts who are facing death sentences for a variety of crimes.
They have the opportunity to redeem themselves and wipe their records clean by infiltrating German soldiers who are vacationing at a heavily-guarded French chateau during WWII. The mission proves that the reformed soldiers are more than their past mistakes would have you believe.
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Leaving Netflix on the first of May is The Talented Mr. Ripley, a psychological thriller that takes place in the 1950s. Matt Damon stars as a sociopath named Tom Ripley, who is sent to Italy to retrieve the son of a wealthy American shipbuilder.
Upon discovering the spoiled millionaire, Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law), and his beautiful girlfriend (Gwyneth Paltrow), Tom becomes fixated on adapting their lifestyle. It becomes apparent that Tom will stop at nothing to claim Dickie’s identity.
The Shawshank Redemption
Based on a Stephen King novella, The Shawshank Redemption is a film about Andy Dufresne, a prison inmate who was sentenced to life for taking the life of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940s, Andy is recruited to put his accounting skills to use at the strict warden.
The catch is that Andy knows he didn’t commit the crimes. As his interactions with other inmates prove his integrity, he becomes admired by his peers, especially Red (Morgan Freeman). Catch the highly-rated movie on Netflix before it leaves on May 1st.