By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Apr 02, 2024 at 8:31 AM

Easter is approaching – and normally that means the Easter Bunny will soon leave behind baskets of treats for everyone. But apparently the Big Red Streaming Bunny goes in the opposite direction. No, Netflix will instead ring in spring by snatching away basketfuls of movies and TV shows from us next month, leaving behind sour feels rather than anything sweet.

Indeed, the temperatures may be warmer outside in April, but Netflix will stay cold-blooded when it comes to cutting big-name blockbusters and excellent entertainment. For instance, hold on to your butts because the original "Jurassic Park" trilogy will go extinct once again, along with smash hits like "The Meg" and "Joker." And speaking of jokes, if you need more evidence after "Barbie" and his "I'm Just Ken" Oscars performance that Ryan Gosling is a better goofus than gruff guy, investigate his underseen 2016 Russell Crowe buddy crime team-up "The Nice Guys" before Netflix not-so-nicely shows it the door. 

Elsewhere, Oscar season may be over but you can still celebrate past award-winners and Academy darlings like "Apollo 13," "Erin Brockovich," "Elvis," "Whiplash" and "Silver Linings Playbook" on Netflix ... for now. Ooooh, ominous ... though not as ominous as the fabulous horror freak-outs "Train to Busan," "Malignant" and "30 Days of Night," which all must've decided to check out that creepy noise from up in the attic without a weapon, because it'll soon be R.I.P. for them as well on the streaming service. And now to seamlessly transition from bloody woodchippers to pleasantly chipper comedies, the lighthearted larks "13 Going on 30," "Mamma Mia" (as well as its astonishingly good sequel) and "Kung Fu Panda 3" will get ska-dooshed off Netflix come April too. 

Sadly, that's somehow just a few of the notable departures that'll be gone during April like your seasonal affective disorder. (At least, we can HOPE our seasonal affective disorder will be gone here in Wisconsin; gotta watch out for that pesky fake spring!) Here's the full lineup of movies and TV shows lost to Netflix's spring cleaning next month.

April 4

"Day of the Dead: Bloodline"

"Imposters" seasons 1-2

April 7


April 8

"The Nice Guys"

April 9

"Horrible Bosses 2"

April 11

"Deliver Us From Evil"

April 15



"The Zookeeper's Wife"

April 22

"The Meg"

"Train to Busan"

April 24

"The Hateful Eight" (theatrical and extended editions)

April 25

"Kung Fu Panda 3"

April 26


April 30

"13 Going on 30"

"27 Dresses"

"30 Days of Night"

"Apollo 13"

"Barney and Friends" seasons 13-14


"Erin Brockovich"

"The First Purge"

"Fried Green Tomatoes"

"How to Train Your Dragon 2"


"Jurassic Park"

"Jurassic Park III"

"Kindergarten Cop"

"The Lost World: Jurassic Park"

"Mamma Mia"

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again"

"The Purge: Election Year"

"Silver Linings Playbook"

"Step Brothers"



Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.