By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Mar 30, 2020 at 7:16 PM

It's never a good time for Netflix to lose movies and television shows – but considering we're all stuck inside social distancing and desperate for entertainment, now couldn't be worse. 

Bad news: A lot of great films are going on spring break from the Big Red Streaming Monolith in April. If you read my list of 100 movies to watch while stuck at home quarantining, a lot of these names will sound familiar – from award winners ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Goodfellas") to cult classics ("Blade Runner," "Shawshank Redemption") to old-school gems ("Dirty Harry") and nostalgic hits ("Space Jam," "A Little Princess"). 

The good news: Netflix's list of fresh arrivals in April will hopefully replace these winners with some other favorites – and I'll update that Netflix streaming recs list accordingly. The even better news? It's not like you've got anything else to do these days – so you've got plenty of time to catch these movies and TV shows before they're gone.

So here's what's all leaving Netflix in April:

April 4

"American Odyssey" season 1

April 8

"Movie 43"

April 15

"21 & Over"

April 16

"Lost Girl" seasons 1-5

April 17

"Big Fat Liar"

April 19

"The Longest Yard"

April 24

"The Ugly Truth"

April 29

"National Treasure"

April 30

"A Cinderella Story"

"A Little Princess"

"A Nightmare on Elm Street"

"Blade Runner: The Final Cut"

"The Craft"


"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"

"The Dirty Dozen"

"Dirty Harry"

"Driving Miss Daisy"

"Friday the 13th"

"Good Burger"


"The Hangover"

"Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle"

"Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events"

"Police Academy"

"Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment"

"Police Academy 3: Back in Training"

"Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol"

"Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach"

"Police Academy 6: City Under Siege"

"Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow"

"Rosemary's Baby"


"Scream 2"

"Scream 3"

"The Shawshank Redemption"

"Space Jam"

"Spy Kids"

"Step Brothers"

"Strictly Ballroom"

"The Talented Mr. Ripley"

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

"True Grit"

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.