Here's What's Leaving Netflix In October 2016, So You Don't Miss Your Chance To Watch
When you're randomly searching Netflix for something to watch, sometimes the amount of choices is overwhelming. While I'm not complaining by any means, it could explain how you didn't even know that these movies and TV shows which are leaving Netflix in October were available for streaming. As Joni Mitchell sang, "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone," and with fall officially here, you only have so much time left to catch these titles before they are devastatingly taken down.
Of course, Netflix doesn't just take away movies and TV series from us; they also add new movies and shows to their streaming platform. What's being added to Netflix in October is pretty solid with everything from Patton to Cinderella Story, but that doesn't eliminate the pain of knowing that these other movies (and some shows) will be removed. Childhood favorites, Oscar-winning movies, and perhaps the greatest film trilogy of all time (just forget that Lord of the Rings exists for a minute) are leaving in October, so you need to plan accordingly.
Get ready to spend your last days of September in front of a screen, because here are the movies and TV shows you need to watch on Netflix before they're gone in October.
Watch Julia Roberts earn her Best Actress Oscar for this 2000 film with Albert Finney. Then fear for your drinking water since the chemical that was featured in Erin Brockovich was said to still be in the tap water for 218 million Americans as of Sept. 20. (Don't panic too hard though — scientists are torn on its actual impacts.)
Saturday Night Live Season 38
The only season of Saturday Night Live on Netflix currently will be making an exit in October, with no replacement season lined up. Season 38 ran from 2012-2013 and had some stellar hosts, like Kristen Wiig coming back to host just one year after leaving the show.
One of the first tearjerkers that I remember as a kid and another reminder of just how amazing Macaulay Culkin was as a child actor is 1991's My Girl. While knowing that My Girl is leaving Netflix might make you possibly even more depressed than the film does, at least you can watch Anna Chlumsky all grown up on Veep?
If Heroes Reborn didn't sufficiently give you your Heroes fix in 2015, you only have a limited time to watch the original first four seasons of Heroes on Netflix. Save the cheerleader, save the world!
While it seems foolish to remove this horror film before Halloween, Netflix isn't afraid to get rid of The Exorcist in October. I've never been brave enough to sit through the film after being terrified by clips of it as a child, but there's no time like the present to watch a girl be possessed.
Before he played God, Morgan Freeman played the President of the United States. Need I say any more about this '90s disaster film that was overshadowed by Armageddon?
The Running Man
If you've never seen The Running Man or are skeptical that you'd like it — hear me out on this one. You've got a pre-Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger fighting for his life in a Hunger Games-like televised arena. So if you're a fan of the Jennifer Lawrence franchise, you should check out this predecessor. Plus, the host of the game is the original Family Feud host, Richard Dawson!
The Truman Show
Speaking of reality TV-like scenarios, Jim Carrey slowly realizes his whole life has been a television show in The Truman Show. This movie doesn't leave until Oct. 31, so you have time to watch it — whether it be in the morning, the afternoon, the evening, or at night. (I swear this joke makes sense if you've seen the movie, though I can't guarantee its funny either way.)
Another movie to leave Netflix later in the month is 2014's The Interview. While I'm more surprised that the Seth Rogen and James Franco film was even on Netflix in the first place, if you never saw the movie which may have led to the 2014 Sony hack, you've got until Oct. 25.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
If you have kids, now is the time to gather them round to watch and sing along to the classic and adorable songs from this 1977 movie — like "Little Black Rain Cloud" and "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" — before it goes on Oct. 27. (Or you can watch even if you don't have children, which is what I'll be doing.) And no need to say, "Oh bother," if you miss it since Netflix is adding Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin in October.
All 3 Back to the Futures
The movies that are the most traumatic to lose in October are hands down the three Back to the Future films. I guess since Marty McFly went to the year 2015 in Back to the Future II, Netflix is over this franchise for 2016. So get to watching this trilogy stat, before you're outatime.
Even if you didn't know these movies and TV shows were on Netflix in the first place, make sure you catch your favorites from this list as October will be here before you know it.
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