The shortest month of the year is almost over, and Netflix subscribers know what that means: there’s about to be a mass exodus of movies from the streaming service. That means this weekend (and next Monday) is your last chance to catch great movies before they disappear from your queue. To help you prioritize, we’ve created this list of nine movies leaving Netflix that you won’t want to miss. They include a post-apocalyptic blockbuster, the start of a comedy franchise, and two Academy Award winners for Best Picture. Read on to learn more about what subscribers are missing out on March 1.
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Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill star as two police officers who go undercover at a high school to take down a drug ring in this 2012 adaptation (or is it a sequel?) of the late ’80s TV crime drama. Audiences raved about their hilarious partnership. , which led to a 2014 sequel called — What Else? — 22 Jump Street.
Also written and directed by star Kevin Costner, 1990’s Dances With Wolves won seven Oscars, including Best Picture. In the historical drama, Costner plays a Union soldier who travels west after the Civil War and lives among a group of Sioux, who accept him as one of their own. The film was a huge commercial and critical success, showing once again that viewers are not held back by subtitles. (Much of the dialogue in Dances With Wolves is in Lakota, an indigenous language.)
Another Best Picture winner leaving Netflix soon is 1988’s Rain Man, which stars Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman as a pair of brothers reunited after the death of their father. At first, Charlie (Cruise) is keen to take advantage of Raymond (Hoffman), who is a wise autistic, but amidst a car trip and a Vegas scam, he realizes their relationship is worth more to him than than the family heirloom. .
Teenager Jennifer Connelly must travel to a mythical realm to save her irritating little brother from David Bowie’s seductive Goblin King in the 1986 family fantasy Labyrinth. This realm is populated by creatures dreamed up by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, making this film a must-see for fans of the late artist’s work. Fun fact: Toby Froud, who played baby Toby, grew up to become a puppeteer and worked on the Jim Henson Company’s Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
In this 1995 remake of the 1954 film, Harrison Ford, Greg Kinnear and Julia Ormond take on roles played by Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and Audrey Hepburn. Two wealthy brothers enter a tricky triangle when the driver’s daughter returns home from an internship in Paris far more sophisticated and stylish than when she left. But while Ford’s character Linus initially only intervenes to keep playboy David from getting distracted from a deal, he also falls in love with Sabrina.
Grown men Brennan (Will Ferrell) and Dale (John C. Reilly) react like children when they discover their single parents are getting married in 2008’s Step Brothers. But they soon discover they have more in common than they originally thought, the which probably causes more problems.
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Will Smith leads this post-apocalyptic horror film as a virologist who is one of the last humans in a world ravaged by a virus that has turned people into flesh-eating mutants. The 2007 film was a box office success, and Smith has been praised for his performance, especially as he is the only on-screen individual for the vast majority of I Am Legend.
The Director’s Special Edition of Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi work will not be available on Netflix after the end of February. Blade Runner imagines a world where “human” workers can be created to serve corporations and stars Harrison Ford as the police officer who must quell a “replicant” uprising.
Seth Rogen stars in this 2009 dark comedy from The Righteous Gemstones co-creator Jody Hill as a mall bouncer whose mental health issues lead him to believe he’s an advocate for justice. Observe and Report yields plenty of uncomfortable chuckles, and the havoc wrought by Ronnie’s delusions of grandeur still garners timely social commentary 13 years later.
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