All The '90s & '00s Classics Leaving Netflix In January 2018 That You're Going To Miss Dearly
Before ringing in the new year, you might want to spend a little extra time with your Netflix queue. Check out the list of what's leaving Netflix in January 2018, and you'll notice that a few '90s and early aughts classics — nine, to be exact — will no longer be streaming. Yes, when the ball drops, these '90s and early '00s films will also drop from Netflix's list of streaming movies, which means you only have a few more weeks to get in a few more watches. You'll have to do this, of course, when not watching A Christmas Prince. You know who you are — as does Netflix, who isn't afraid to call anyone out for their repeated viewings.
No one would blame you, though, for watching these favorites that are weekend marathon staples. These are the kind of films that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside since they're so familiar. That's why you can't miss watching your favorite Orca jump to freedom one last time or Wednesday Addams realize that her Uncle Fester might not really be who he says he is. Sadly, Mean Girls is also leaving Netflix in January, which means you'll have to say goodbye to Lindsay Lohan's Cady Heron. Maybe you can wear pink in mourning?
While it's sad to see these movies go, you must dry your eyes and get to watching. The clock is definitely ticking.
1. 'Free Willy' (1993)
You might need someone to hold you like the River Jordan knowing that Willy will no longer be streaming come the new year. But, at least he's free, right?
2. 'Mean Girls' (2011)
You know what's not so fetch? The fact that Regina George and the rest of the Plastics will not be on streaming demand after the ball drops. But, maybe we can all hope for a Mean Girls sequel featuring the original cast. After all, that's what Lindsay Lohan wants.
3. 'Miss Congeniality' (2000)
If you thought you were going to glide your way into 2018 with Gracie Hart, think again. Miss Congeniality will be gone before you're done drinking your New Year's Eve champagne.
And, not to make things worse, but Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous is also leaving Netflix on Jan. 1, so you might want to make this a double feature.
4. 'Mona Lisa Smile' (2003)
Before 2017 is said and done, spend a little time with the female version of Dead Poets Society. Julia Roberts' art history teacher just might inspire you to take a new direction in the new year. At the very least, seems like a fitting way to close out a year where Merriam-Webster named "feminism" the Word of the Year.
5. 'The Addams Family' (1991)
They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, but the one thing Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, and Pugsley Addams soon won't be is streaming.
6. 'The Mighty Ducks' (1992)
Netflix is sending the Mighty Ducks away for the winter. Watch Gordon Bombay and his team fly together one more time before this year is through.
7. 'The Secret Garden' (1993)
Take one last trip to the secret garden before Netflix locks the gate and throws away the key.
8. 'Chicago' (2002)
Say goodbye to Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart because the two murderesses are leaving Netflix on Jan. 1. A true crime if there ever was one.
9. 'Forrest Gump' (1994)
Netflix is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. But, on Jan. 1, you're definitely not going to get this Tom Hanks classic. So, run like Forrest to the nearest TV and watch this movie before it's too late.
For all that Netflix is taking in the new year, don't worry, it will be giving, too. For all those who love '90s and '00s movies, there are new titles coming to Netflix in January like Bring It On, Love Actually, and Batman. All these films will be perfect for your 2018 queue and that's pretty grool.