By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jan 01, 2022 at 3:06 PM

It's the least wonderful time of the year – aka those 12 days when the Big Red Streaming Monolith reveals what films and television shows it's giving the boot.

Thankfully, Netflix is being kind to us at the start of the new year by not killing off too many movies with its latest announcement. Maybe they know we'll be spending January nursing a month-long hangover from NYE, immediately feeling the disappointment of already failing our resolutions two weeks in and hiding away from single-digit temperatures. Or maybe ... they just don't have that many outside movies and TV shows to lose anymore. 

Anyways, critically acclaimed dramas like "Cloud Atlas," "Shutter Island" and "Mystic River" will all head elsewhere along with some excellent indie gems you should catch before it's too late – like "Snowpiercer," "A Ghost Story" and "The Bling Ring." Plus, the "Twilight" saga will have sparkle elsewhere after Jan. 15 – which is actually a welcome development, I'd say. Oh no, how else will I watch the vampire baseball scene from the first movie, more popularly known as the best comedy of 2008!

Here's the rest of the (not very) full list of movies and television shows bailing from the Big Red Streaming Monolith come the first month of 2022.

Jan. 1


Jan. 5

"Episodes" seasons 1-5

Jan. 6

"A Ghost Story"


"The Lorax"

Jan. 10

"Hardy Bucks" seasons 1-4

Jan. 11

"Betty White: First Lady of Television"

Jan. 15

"Breaking Dawn: Part 1"

"Breaking Dawn: Part 2"


"New Moon"


Jan. 17

"The Bling Ring"


Jan. 21

"The Shannara Chronicles" seasons 1-2

Jan. 31

"Bleach: The Entry"

"Bleach: The Rescue"

"Bleach: The Substitute"

"Cloud Atlas"

"The General's Daughter"

"My Girl 2"

"My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" seasons 1-8

"Mystic River"

"Shutter Island"

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.