Netflix has thousands and thousands of movies and television shows available for streaming by its subscribers in the United States. And more titles are being added to the streaming media service every day. But while it’s pretty easy to track when titles are being added to Netflix, it’s not so easy to figure out when your favorite titles might be expiring from the service. The company provides only a few days official notice to subscribers, making it difficult to watch everything you want before it disappears.
So why doesn’t Netflix release the expiration dates ahead of time? The company used to provide the information as part of its API, but in 2013 it made the data private. Netflix says that the information is always changing and they were afraid of confusing the customers or providing inaccurate information. And in Netflix’s defense, rivals Hulu and Amazon provide even less information to its customers. Amazon won’t even publicly release the number of subscribers, much less when titles are exiting the service.
Titles expire from Netflix for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the contract with the studio is up and the two sides haven’t been able to come to an agreement to keep the titles on Netflix. Sometimes the titles are headed to a rival service (such as Hulu or Amazon) and there are times when Netflix looks at the viewing data of its subscribers and decides that not enough users are watching the programs to make it financially viable.
While the list of expiring titles isn’t publicly available, I’ve been able to parse Netflix data to assemble the most complete list around. The complete list is available here at my site AllYourScreens.com and it’s updated several times a day. The first of the month usually brings a large number of expiring titles and it’s no different for November. About 200 titles are expiring on 11/1, ranging from some kids favorites to classic movies such as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Apocalypse Now.”
On the upside, a number of titles are being added to Netflix on 11/1, including “Total Recall,” new seasons of “Portlandia” and “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” and animated family films such as “Babes In Toyland” “The Legend Of Frosty The Snowman.”
So look over this list of soon-to-expire titles and do a little viewing triage. You won’t be able to watch everything you want before their gone. But if it’s consolation, at least some off them will eventually return to Netflix.
Titles Expiring From Netflix On November 1st:
Allan Quatermain And The Lost City Of Gold (1987)
In this sequel to 1985’s King Solomon’s Mines, Allan Quatermain returns to the jungles of Africa with his fiancée to look for his missing brother, Robeson. But the daring journey yields far more than they’d ever imagined.
American Psycho (2000)
With chiseled good looks that belie his insanity, a businessman takes pathological pride in yuppie pursuits and indulges in sudden homicidal urges.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
During the Vietnam War, Capt. Willard is sent to Cambodia on a top-secret mission to terminate Col. Kurtz, who’s gone completely insane.
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)
The reedit of this Vietnam War epic that follows an Army captain’s search for a renegade colonel features new footage and a fade-to-black ending.
A Raisin In The Sun (2008)
As a widow and her grown children eke out a living, the arrival of an insurance check stirs discord when the family starts making plans for the money.
Based on real events, this riveting drama follows a foreign correspondent investigating the 1975 disappearance of five Australians in East Timor.
Barney: Imagine With Barney (2013)
Join Barney and his friends as they use their imaginations explore a tropical paradise; bring a painting to life; and build a bus and an airplane!
Barney: Let’s Go To The Beach (2005)
Join Barney and his buddies on the beach as they fly kites, take a ride in a sailboat, go windsurfing and, of course, sing and dance.
Barney: Planes, Trains And Cars (2011)
Barney and his pals have fun learning about different methods of transportation, and their song-filled adventures include many important safety tips.
Barney: Play With Barney (2013)
Have a ball with Barney and his friends as Baby Bop, B.J. and Riff practice being leaders and try out new sports, like baseball and basketball.
Barney: The Best Of (2008)
The compilation includes fun songs, memorable stories and entertaining activities — including an elephant ride — starring the happy purple dinosaur.
Barney: The Night Before Christmas – The Movie (1999)
Join Barney, Baby Bop and BJ as they take the gang to the North Pole for a song-filled holiday visit with Santa Claus and his toy-building elves.
Blown Away (1992)
Trouble brews when a teenager works at a ski lodge and gets involved with a sexy girl, who soon reveals she wants her father dead.
Bob The Builder: Bob’s Xtreme Adventures (1999)
Join Bob the Builder and friends for five fun-filled episodes about teamwork in this collection of episodes from the popular children’s series.
Bob The Builder: Built To Be Wild (2001)
Bob and his building machines head West for their biggest construction project ever in this musical special of the popular animated kids’ show.
Bob The Builder: Can We Fix It? (2002)
In this collection of tales, Bob and friends have to repair a barn right before a big storm hits, and Lofty the Crane is fitted with a strong magnet.
Bob The Builder: Here To Help (2012)
Watch and learn as Bob rescues his pal Scruffy, repairs an old theater, builds a stage and throws a surprise birthday party for his friend Wendy.
Bob The Builder: Legend Of The Golden Hammer – The Movie (2010)
As Bob the Builder tackles projects around the team’s new home, his buddies scour the entire town to track down a hidden pirate’s treasure.
Bob The Builder: On Site – Roads And Bridges (2008)
Bob the Builder and his helpful crew visit a real construction site and explain the difference between support, arch and suspension bridges.
Bob The Builder: On Site – Trains And Treehouses (2010)
Bob the Builder makes a toy train set, helps a squirrel family find a new home and explains how big projects get done on live-action worksites.
Bob The Builder: The Big Dino Dig – The Movie (2011)
Bob the Builder and a truck named Rubble break ground on an amusement park. But in the process, they unearth a surprise of prehistoric proportions.
Free-spirited Breezy gets into serious trouble when she meets a man who tries to take advantage of her giving her plenty of reason to get rooted.
Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)
Based on the Neil Simon hit play, this coming-of-age tale centers on a Jewish teenager growing up in Depression-era Brooklyn.
Broadcast News (1987)
Three ambitious workaholics are set loose in a network TV newsroom, where their professional and personal lives become hopelessly cross-wired.
Bulletproof Monk (2003)
A mysterious and immortal Tibetan kung fu master– and protector of an ancient scroll — mentors a street kid in the ancient intricacies of kung fu.
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
To evade a posse, legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid flee to Bolivia — but trouble finds the charming desperadoes wherever they go.
Grad student Helen Lyle unintentionally summons the Candyman, a hook-handed creature made flesh by other people’s belief in him.
In this spoof of prehistoric times, lovesick Atouk — the smallest and weakest caveman of his tribe — struggles to win over the beautiful Lana.
Cheech And Chong’s Next Movie (1980)
More bedlam is on tap for the perpetual stoners as Cheech tries to elude an angry neighbor while his cousin and Chong cruise around in a hot Ferrari.
Cloak & Dagger (1984)
A boy discovers there’s a sinister plot afoot to smuggle top-secret military information out of the U.S. inside a cassette of his favorite video game.
Elvis ’56 (1987)
The year Elvis Presley went from rising pop star to overnight sensation is chronicled through rare footage, interviews and that pelvis-gyrating music.
Faith Like Potatoes (2006)
Weary of the conflict in Zambia, a white farmer moves his family to South Africa, where they try to transform a bare plot of land into a working farm.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
Two years after leading the charge against the evil Sephiroth, Cloud is called back to action after an attack by three mysterious brothers.
Flicka: Country Pride (2012)
When Toby takes on a job at a stable with Flicka in tow, the owner’s teenage daughter Kelly, quickly bonds with the wild horse.
Fire In Babylon (2010)
This inspiring documentary captures the West Indian cricket team’s triumph as they evolve from underdogs to champions in the 1970s and ’80s.
Kevin Bacon shot to fame as Ren McCormick, a decidedly urban teen who’s transplanted to a small Midwestern town where dancing is outlawed.
For A Few Dollars More (1965)
Clint Eastwood joins forces with a rival bounty hunter to capture a crazed outlaw in this gritty follow-up to the 1964 classic A Fistful of Dollars.
Director Wim Wenders imagines what would happen if the legendary Dashiell Hammett actually did some detective work instead of just writing about it.
Anthony Hopkins returns as Hannibal Lecter in this riveting sequel that sees his only surviving victim trying to draw the serial killer out of hiding.
He’s Such A Girl (2009)
Flailing after the death of his father, Whitney clings even tighter to his girlfriend of four years, who is less invested in their relationship.
I Can’t Think Straight (2007)
As forbidden feelings grow between two women — one Indian, one Middle Eastern — they learn things about themselves that will alter their futures.
A 40,000-year-old Neanderthal is thawed out of the ice during a scientific expedition, and soon becomes the center of a media circus.
King Solomon’s Mines (1985)
Richard Chamberlain (The Thorn Birds) stars in this action adventure as Allan Quatermain, the rough-and-tumble fortune hunter who boldly takes on cannibals, Nazis and big game to rescue an archaeologist who’s recently been kidnapped in Africa.
La Bamba (1987)
The plane crash that killed Buddy Holly also took Ritchie Valens, whose modest upbringing and rise to fame are depicted in this exhilarating biopic.
Les Miserables (1998)
Ex-convict Jean Valjean tries to build a new life of nobility and compassion, only to find himself relentlessly pursued by a callous police inspector.
When a boy enters middle school and is ostracized for his intellect and his brother’s fierce reputation, he transforms into a vicious thug to survive.
Mr. Nice (2010)
This biopic follows privileged drug smuggler Howard Marks, who graduated from Oxford to become a top importer of marijuana into Britain in the 1960s.
My Own Love Song (2010)
Accompanied by a friend who won’t let her wallow in self-pity, a paralyzed woman embarks on a cross-country trip to reconnect with her long-lost son.
101 Dalmations (1996)
When Cruella De Vil dognaps 15 Dalmatian puppies to make them into a fur coat, their parents rally all the city’s animals to come to their rescue
One From The Heart (1982)
In this musical drama, Hank and Frannie go to Las Vegas to celebrate their fifth anniversary, but they end up fighting and breaking up.
Orca: The Killer Whale (1977)
A neurotic whaler faces off with an enraged whale after he kills the whale’s pregnant mate and the whale responds by attacking an innocent woman.
Out Of The Blue (2002)
Producer James Fox and his team travel the globe, interviewing eyewitnesses and high-ranking officials about their UFO knowledge.
Pavilion Of Women (2000)
To be free of her husband’s insatiable demands, Madame Wu presents him with a concubine, but her rebellious son then falls for the courtesan.
Prince Of Broadway (2008)
A pair of immigrant street hustlers named Lucky and Levon see their lives turned upside down when Lucky’s ex-girlfriend leaves her child in his care.
An ordinary Dublin family sees their lives turned upside down when their father returns from a night of Guinness-swilling and transforms into a rat!
Red Scorpion (1989)
On a mission to assassinate a rebel leader in Africa, Soviet KGB agent Lt. Nikolai instead finds himself beginning to sympathize with the locals.
Red State (2011)
Three high school boys answer an online ad from a woman seeking wild sex and soon find themselves in the hands of some dangerous religious zealots.
Right At Your Door (2006)
When a dirty bomb is unleashed on Los Angeles, an everyman finds himself unable to contact his wife and begins a descent into paranoia.
When a romance between his brother and the chauffeur’s daughter threatens to blow a business deal, an industrialist clears his slate to break them up.
Say Anything (1989)
A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd and beautiful high school valedictorian Diane is threatened when Diane’s father intervenes.
Picking up where his cult show “Firefly” left off, Joss Whedon’s tale of galactic unrest follows Capt. Mal Reynolds and his scrappy but loyal crew.
Silent Running (1971)
In a ruined future in which orbiting spaceships preserve the last remaining trees from pollution on Earth, a botanist defies an order to destroy them.
Single White Female (1992)
An up-and-coming fashion designer’s mousy new roommate seems perfect — until her envy takes a sinister turn in this dark psychological thriller.
Small, Beautifully Moving Parts (2011)
In this quirky road movie, a mom-to-be unearths her maternal instinct while crossing a desert to reach her own estranged mother.
An alien crash lands on Earth and takes the form of a recently deceased man. While evading authorities he enlists the help of the dead man’s widow.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
In this bittersweet drama, five tight-knit women congregate at a beauty parlor in a small Louisiana town to laugh, cry and discuss their lives.
St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)
Six recent college graduates wrestle with the newfound responsibilities of life in the real world — between visits to their favorite bar, St. Elmo’s.
Francis Ford Coppola’s drama centers on the relationship between Tetro and Bennie, two brothers who meet in Buenos Aires after a 10-year estrangement.
The Adventures Of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)
When Boris, Natasha and Fearless Leader take over the TV airwaves to hypnotize viewers, the FBI tries to stop them with Rocky and Bullwinkle’s help.
The Battle Of Shaker Heights (2003)
Teenaged Kelly loves reenacting battles. When he befriends Bart, also a war enthusiast, they decide to take on a bully using time-tested strategies.
The Big Chill (1983)
After years apart, a group of idealistic former college buddies who’ve followed divergent paths as adults reunite at the funeral of one of their own.
The Brothers (2001)
Four close-knit friends test the limits of honesty and commitment as they barhop, climb the career ladder and incessantly fall in and out of love.
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
This biopic covers Buddy Holly’s beginnings in Texas, his first hit singles, his marriage, and his tumultuous relationship with his backing band.
The Conquerer Worm (1968)
In 17th-century England, an official claiming to be a witchfinder is actually a rapacious blackmailer whose innocent victims clamor for vengeance.
The Dark Sea (2006)
As a young detective uncovers the lurid secrets of a call girl homicide he becomes obsessed with his own strange, hidden desires.
The Dogs Of War (1980)
Mercenary Jamie Shannon assembles a crack team of guerrillas to take down an African warlord in this adaptation of Frederick Forsyth’s novel.
The Escape Artist (1982)
Danny Masters, a minor league Houdini-esque escape artist, boasts to local cops that he can free himself from prison within one hour.
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966)
While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men comb the American Southwest in search of $200,000 in stolen gold.
The Great Outdoors (1988)
A suburbanite takes his family on a quiet vacation at a lakeside resort, but chaos ensues when his snobby brother-in-law shows up with his family.
Thelma And Louise (1991)
An Arkansas waitress and her naïve housewife friend hit the road for a simple weekend of freedom — and end up on a wild flight from the law.
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Ester’s lavish lifestyle is shattered by her husband’s death. Left with a house rented to a foster family, Ester soon gains a deeper purpose in life.
The Ninth Gate (1999)
An international search for a rare copy of a book brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and Satanic worship.
The Odessa File (1974)
In 1963, a freelance German reporter finds himself involved in the hunt for a former concentration camp commander who vanished after World War II.
The Prince Of Tides (1991)
A Southern schoolteacher travels to New York City and unloads a lifetime of repressed memories to a psychiatrist to help save his suicidal sister.
The Substitute (1996)
After ruthless teenagers attack his girlfriend, a battle-scarred soldier poses as a substitute to teach them a lesson in mercenary-style justice.
The Substitute 2: School’s Out (1998)
When a dedicated teacher is murdered during a carjacking, his estranged brother, an ex-Green Beret, goes undercover to investigate the crime.
The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not An Option (2001)
Posing as a substitute teacher, an undercover cop goes back to school to stop a group of neo-Nazis from brainwashing students at a military academy.
Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas (2012)
Unwrap the holiday adventures with Thomas and his friends for a very Thomas Christmas filled with friendship, teamwork and fun!
Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery (2012)
After being sent to Blue Mountain Quarry, Thomas spies a small engine trying to hide — but no one will offer any clues to the engine’s identity.
Thomas & Friends: Calling All Engines! (2005)
On the imaginary island of Sodor, cheeky little Thomas and his cohorts all long to be “really useful” (the highest praise for a steam engine).
Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky (2010)
When a duke and duchess announce a spring party at their summer house, Thomas and his cranky train buddy engage in disruptive mischief.
Thomas & Friends: Day Of The Diesels (2011)
When Thomas spends time with the new fire engines, Percy makes friends with Diesel 10, and the trouble-causing diesel takes over the Sodor Steamworks.
Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends Classic Collection (2012)
In stories of friendships on the rails, young viewers will learn how Thomas met his best friend and how Edward helped save Trevor from being scrapped.
Thomas & Friends: Fun On The Rails (2013)
It’s time for some fun on the rails in this collection of episodes in which the engines discover the importance of loyalty, patience and friendship.
Thomas & Friends: Hero Of The Rails – The Movie (2009)
When Thomas meets a run-down old train engine from a distant land, he enlists some old pals to save his new friend from a trip to the scrapyard.
Thomas & Friends: School House Delivery (2010)
School’s in session, and there are lessons to be learned: Percy learns about responsibility, Henry learns how to handle emergencies and more.
Thomas & Friends: Sticky Situations (2012)
All aboard for fun-filled tales as the engines on the Island of Sodor help one another through all kinds of sticky situations.
Thomas & Friends: The Day Of The Diesels (2011)
When Thomas spends time with the new fire engines, Percy makes friends with Diesel 10, and the trouble-causing diesel takes over the Sodor Steamworks.
Thomas & Friends: Up, Up And Away (2011)
Hold on tight! The sky’s the limit for fun adventures when Thomas and Percy try to bring balloons to Mr. Bubbles’s Big Balloon Show.
Tortilla Soup (2001)
Widower Martin is a restaurateur with a booming business and three headstrong daughters who leave the house to pursue their individual destinies.
Trees Lounge (1996)
A shiftless barfly spends all his time at the neighborhood watering hole, in good company as he deadens the pain of his unfortunate life choices.
Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)
After divorcing her cheating husband, Frances Mayes tries to overcome her depression and writer’s block by taking a vacation to Tuscany.
Up At The Villa (2000)
In pre-World War II Italy, Mary Panton is a beautiful, penniless English widow forced by circumstances to consider the proposal of an aging diplomat.
Vigilante Force (1976)
When the citizens of a small town are overrun by rowdy oil workers after a gusher is found, they must find a way to contain the rampant lawlessness.
Wish Me Away (2011)
This documentary profiles country music star Chely Wright, a devout Christian who struggled to succeed in the business while hiding her homosexuality.