Originally posted on Lifehacker.
Netflix Australia’s licensing agreements are finally beginning to expire. This means that a swathe of movies and TV shows are being unceremoniously dumped from the service each month. Sadly, July has harvested a bumper crop that are destined for the chopping block.
The good news is that all Netflix Originals are here to stay – this includes popular TV shows like Stranger Things, House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. Rather, the shows that are being deleted are all third-party titles from other networks and studios.
The list below comes courtesy of the New On Netflix website and are based on expiring licence agreements. While some licences do get renewed by Netflix from time to time, it appears the following titles weren’t so lucky.
Included below are the exact dates that these movies and TV shows are slated to disappear – so make sure you watch them before the nominated cut-off. We’ve also included a synopsis for each title. (Our personal recommendations are Hot Fuzz, When Harry Met Sally, Burn After Reading and Blackstone – check ’em out while you still can!)
Bolt – July 4
The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.
Hot Fuzz – July 5
A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that’s harbouring a dark secret.
When Harry Met Sally – July 5
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
Burn After Reading – July 6
A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – July 6
A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.
Ride Along 2 – July 6
As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who’s supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.
The Tuxedo – July 6
A hapless chauffeur must take a comatose secret agent’s place using his special gadget-laden tuxedo.
Paddington – July 7
Paddington is a movie starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, and Julie Walters. A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.
Percentage – July 8
In Miami, two hustlers on the run set up a credit fraud operation that soon attracts the attention from the police and the city’s top criminals.
Corvette Nation – July 12
Hosts Bill Stephens and Maria Prekeges pop the hood on Corvette cars and culture and celebrate everything related to America’s iconic sports car.
Ice and Fire of Youth – July 12
Two family tragedies leave one son seeking revenge while the other son tries to rebuild his life from scratch. Two decades ago in the midst of the financial crisis, Kang Rong Securities acquired the failing Gao Group, causing the shamed Gao Group owner, Gao Qi Liang, to commit suicide. His son grows up and changes his name to Luo Hao (Du Chun) and goes to work at Kang Rong Securities to avenge his father’s death.
Lockup: State Prisons – July 14
A camera crew follows prisoners as they interact with other inmates, attend hearings, and try to make sense of their lives behind bars.
Invizimals – July 15
What if I told you a scientist called Keni Nakamura had discovered invisible creatures living all around us? What if I told you he’d discovered a gate to travel from our world to theirs? And what if I told you we were embarking on a quest to unravel the mysteries of the Invizimals’ world? Wanna join our team? Meet us after class. We are the Alliance of Invizimal Hunters, and we could really use your help.
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block – July 22
Die-hard fans take the vacation of a lifetime when they board a cruise with the sole intention of being near the members of their favorite band for just a few days. New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), one of the hottest boy bands in music history with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, will set sail on the wildly popular, sold out cruise with their most loyal fans for a four-day adventure at sea. The cast includes a whole range of NKOTB devotees from three sisters taking the family cruise they’ve always dreamt about to a group of single moms looking to let their hair down by partying with rock stars. Sail on back to your youth with Rock This Boat – celebrating fandom like never before.
Sing It On – July 22
Follows the real life stories, high stakes and personal triumphs of the country’s top competitive collegiate a cappella teams as they battle it out to win the ICCA Finals.
Blackstone – 31 July
Political drama situated in a First Nations community in Canada.
Land Girls – 31 July
Follow the lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women’s Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
On the plus side, plenty of new shows and movies have been piked up by Netflix to help fill the void – here are the highlights for July.
[Via New On Netflix]
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