Holiday SZN is officially here, which means the temperatures are going down, and people are taking vacation/out of school. That means more people are hitting Netflix to occupy their days. And while Netflix has made sure to add some dope new content for December, that means they had to get rid of a good amount of material.
First up: if you're a fan of Air Bud anything, say goodbye to those flicks. Netflix will also be bidding farewell to Spider-Man 3, Disney's Moana, Groundhog's Day, and Spotlight, among others. And over the weekend, some viewers realized that the mega-hit Friends is going to be removed on January 1, 2019, so if there are any episodes or seasons you need to run through, get that sorted out ASAP.
As per usual, here's a look at everything Netflix will be removing in December, with a pair of flicks we consider absolute binges before they are gone.
Movies and TV Shows Leaving
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
Happily N'Ever After
Happily N'Ever After 2: Snow White
Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Sons of Anarchy: Seasons 1-7
Stephen King's Children of the Corn
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch
Air Bud: Spikes Back
Air Bud: World Pup
Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales
Tarzan & Jane
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue
The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
The Search for Santa Paws
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
Battle Royale 2
Step Up 2: The Streets
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
Ip Man: The Final Fight
I Give It a Year
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci
If you haven’t seen Spotlight, which is without a doubt one of 2015’s best films, what the hell have you been doing? It got six Oscar noms (winning for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay), features a great cast (including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and the don Stanley Tucci), and dived into one of the more disturbing stories in our country: the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests in the Boston area. This highlighted how The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team investigated the story. It’s a film that is true to the facts of its subject matter, but isn’t afraid to portray the investigators as real people, not superheroes. A+ filmmaking.
Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama
If you’re a fan of films like The Hunger Games and The Belko Experiment or video games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds, you need to make sure you check out the 2000 film Battle Royale. Seen as a direct influence on the influx of “teen death” films that dropped in its wake, the Japanese film took place in a future where the government forces junior high schoolers to battle...to the DEATH. Violent and banned like a MF when it was released, it’s become a highly influential film; anything where a group of people have to battle until one person is the sole survivor has to tip their hat to this flick.