It's been a good past month for Netflix – if only because all the streaming grumbling wasn't about them for once, but a rival instead.
HBO Max was the one grabbing all the wrong headlines over the past month, shelving an already $70 million-down-the-hole, almost finished "Batgirl" movie seemingly just for the sake of taxes, quietly wiping their once-comprehensive streaming service of content – including original movies and TV shows, made exclusively for the streamer but now apparently too expensive to merely exist – and canceling piles upon piles of animated projects, many midstream. (Update: In the short time since this article posted, they also reportedly rearranged their 2022 release schedule because apparently they only have the money to support two major movies through the rest of the year. Doing great!)
All together, it's brutalizing Warner Bros Discovery's stock value – and, perhaps even worse in the long run, hurting the studio's reputation amongst creators, since nobody wants their hard work and artistic vision taken out back for the sake of pinching a few pennies.
Meanwhile, over at the Big Red Streaming Monolith, after their own trying times, they're just keeping quiet and watching a rival take their turn in the barrel.
That's not to say it's all fun and carefree times at Netflix – after all, it is that time of the month when the service announces all the movies and TV shows you'll need to binge sooner than later before they're gone. And it's quite the list for September, losing a plethora of critical favorites ("Nightcrawler," "Argo," "Boogie Nights," "Catch Me If You Can"), comedy classics ("Dumb and Dumber," "Mean Girl"), genre film gems ("Blade Runner" new and old, "Constantine," "Se7en," "I Am Legend," "Insidious") and some of the streamer's few older inclusions ("Dirty Harry," "Taxi Driver") next month. And that's just a smattering of the options saying goodbye, probably for a different streaming service. (Probably not HBO Max, though, since they don't seem to be in the business of adding content these days.)
Anyways, here's everything you'll want to stream on Netflix before it's gone in September.
"Quantico" seasons 1-3
"The Vampire Diaries" seasons 1-8
"How to Train Your Dragon 2"
"Offspring" seasons 1-7
"Saved by the Bell" seasons 1-6
"Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style"
"Saved by the Bell: The College Years"
"Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas"
"Dark Matter" seasons 1-3
"Blade Runner 2049"
"Blade Runner: The Final Cut"
"Gotham" seasons 1-5
"3 Ninjas: Kick Back"
"Catch Me If You Can"
"Dumb and Dumber"
"Full Metal Jacket"
"I Am Legend"
"Made of Honor"
"My Babysitter's a Vampire" seasons 1-2
"The Perfect Storm"
"The Sweetest Thing"
"The Talented Mr. Ripley"
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.