20 Movies And Shows You Need To Watch Before They Leave Netflix



Do you have a loaded backlog on your Netflix queue and don’t know which movie or TV show to watch? Some of them could be disappearing before you even get a chance. Here’s a list of the top 20 options that will be going away during the month of June. Among the available titles are a wide variety of critically acclaimed and underrated comedies, action flicks, dramas, thrillers, limited run series, and tons of A-list actors including Al Pacino, Jodie Foster, George Clooney, and many more. Check to see if they’re on your list or add them to remember watching them before they’re gone.

Rain Man (1988)

The legendary classic featuring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman is a must watch for those that haven’t seen it, and for those that have should catch it one more time before it’s pulled from the Netflix library (June 1st). It features an angered Charlie Babbitt to meet with his care-free brother, Raymond, about the $3 million that was left to him by their deceased father.

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

This won’t be the only Jodie Foster movie on this list, but it’s arguably the finest performance of her career. She joins the incredibly famous and creepy Anthony Hopinks, who plays the manipulative Dr. Hannibal Lecter. It’s the movie that spawned multiple movies and TV shows on Hopkins’ character.

This movie will leave the Netflix Library on June 1st.

Garfield and Friends, Volume 1 and 2 (1988-1989)

Forget the new cartoons that feature everybody’s favorite lasagna-loving feline. Nothing beats the classic voiced by Lorenzo Music. Accompanying his adventures was the infamous U.S. Acres crew that wasn’t as popular as the Garfield comic strip by Jim Davis, but the barnyard animals were just as fun to watch.

This will leave the Netflix Library on June 1st.

Reign Over Me (2007)

Adam Sandler surprisingly played numerous great dramatic roles in his career. He plays a loner that lost his family after the devastating September 11th attack in New York City and runs into an old friend played by Don Cheadle. For those that may have overlooked it when first released, it’s definitely worth a chance before it’s gone.

This movie will leave the Netflix Library on June 1st.

Snatch (2000)

A star-studded cast features Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, and more in this thrilling crime adventure that has a variety of crooks looking for a stolen diamond.

This movie will leave the Netflix Library on June 1st.

The Phantom of the Opera: Special Edition (2004)

Gerard Butler and Minnie Driver star in an extremely good rendition of the popular stage play. It doesn’t go by the original from stem to stern, but it’s certainly worth a watch for fans of the play.

This movie will leave the Netflix Library on June 1st.

Waking Life (2001)

Ethan Hawke stars in this thought-provoking independent film that was missed by many. Using the technique of live action and animation, a man goes through multiple dream sequences to figure out what they exactly mean. For those that enjoyed Richard Linklater’s later work of A Scanner Darkly using the same animation technique, it’s worth a look.

This movie will leave the Netflix Library on June 1st.

Syriana (2005)

Stephen Gaghan does a terrific job explaining the oil industry through a political angle in this thriller starring George Clooney. It will give viewers a reality check on how the government and large businesses operate to protect themselves over everything else.

This movie will leave the Netflix Library on June 1st.

Space: Unraveling the Cosmos (2014)

A short yet solid documentary narrated by Mike O’Meara. For those that enjoy space or need their documentary fix, this one shouldn’t be passed up before it’s pulled away.

This documentary will leave the Netflix Library on June 15th.

Tin Man (2007)

Loosely based on the classic “Wizard of Oz” tale, Zooey Deschanel and Alan Cumming star in this short SyFy original mini-series that travels in the “Outer Zone” and fights a sorceress along with three friends she finds.

Tin Man will leave the Netflix Library on June 15th.

Collateral Damage (2002)

Need that action fix? Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Leguizamo star in this thrillride about a firefighter in search of the person that killed his family.

This movie will leave the Netflix Library on June 20th.

Amadeus (1984)

This classic biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been highly praised by critics. It’s also 91st on IMDb’s Top 250 chart.

Amadeus will leave the Netflix Library on June 20th.

Lonesome Dove (1989)

Quite possibly the most famous recommendation on this list, “Lonesome Dove” was a highly praised TV mini-series with an all-star cast featuring Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, and many more.

Lonesome Dove will leave the Netflix Library on June 20th.

Stand Up Guys (2012)

Want another movie filled with an all-star cast of celebrities? Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin star in an underrated crime comedy from actor/director Fisher Stevens, which is just his second full-length feature film.

Stand Up Guys will leave the Netflix Library on June 22nd.

Biutiful (2010)

In this highly praised foreign film, follow a man in Barcelona trying to get out of the chaos of his life featuring crime and the crazed woman of his children — all while dealing with terminal cancer.

Beiutiful will leave the Netflix Library on June 28th.

Jack Reacher (2012)

If you’re used to seeing Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible movies, get ready to see an edgier action hero in a surprisingly good thriller.

Jack Reacher will leave the Netflix Library on June 30th.

National Security (2003)

There’s been a lack of pure comedy movies on this list. Both Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn fill that void as a good duo playing security guards to stop a smuggling operation in Los Angeles.

National Security will leave the Netflix Library on June 30th.

Taxi Driver (1976)

One of director Martin Scorsese’s most finest works starred a very young Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster. A late night taxi driver is struggling to cope with life after being a Marine. When he finds an underage prostitute, he then makes it his mission to give her a better life.

Taxi Driver will leave the Netflix Library on June 30th.

Steel Magnolias (1989)

Once again, another star-studded classic, but this time it’s an incredible list of actresses — Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts, and more. You’ll laugh and cry in this classic drama that tells a story of a friendship among women at a beauty parlor.

Steel Magnolias will leave the Netflix Library on June 30th.

Donnie Brasco (1997)

Finishing off the top 20 titles leaving Netflix in June is one that stars Johnny Depp and Al Pacino in a crime drama that follows an undercover agent that struggles to cope with his normal life while trying to get into the world of the mafia. The movie is also based on the biography of the real Joseph D. Pistone, who lived the life of “Donnie Brasco,” the fake name the agent used.

Donnie Brasco will leave the Netflix Library on June 30th.