By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Nov 20, 2018 at 4:01 PM

It's the season for giving – but tell that to Netflix, which today announced which movies and television shows will be taken off the Big Red Streaming Monolith next month. 

Your hopes of watching "Groundhog Day" over and over and over again will come to an end starting on the first of December, as well as fellow classics like "The Game" and "Hellraiser." And prepare one final ride with the bikers of "Sons of Anarchy," as the FX hit show will rev off into the sunset.

The Disney purge will continue with "Moana" ("You're Welcome"? More like no thank you!) and "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" – on Christmas Day in the case of the latter. You streaming Scrooges! And Oscar winners and nominees will both fail to see 2019 on Netflix as "Spotlight" and "Tinker Trailor Soldier Spy" will get the holiday-scented axe. 

For a completely different kind of movie with "Tinker" in the title, "Tinker Bell" and its two sequels will bail from the streaming service, as well as five "Air Bud" sequels – which, in fairness, is about five sequels more than I knew existed. 

Here's the full list of movies and television shows leaving Netflix in December.

Dec. 1

"Cabin Fever"

"Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever"

"Children of the Corn"

"The Covenant"

"The Game"

"Groundhog Day"

"Happily N'Ever After"

"Happily N'Ever After 2: Snow White"

"Hellbound: Hellraiser 2"


"Sons of Anarchy" seasons 1-7

"Spider-Man 3"

"Spy Hard"

"Swept Under"

Dec. 4

"Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch"

"Air Bud: Spikes Back"

"Air Bud: World Pup"

"Air Buddies"

"The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars"

"The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue"

"Cars Toon: Mate's Tall Tales"

"The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos"

"The Search for Santa Paws"

"Spooky Buddies"

"Tarzan & Jane"

"Tinker Bell"

"Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue"

"Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure"

Dec. 7


Dec. 10

"Battle Royale"

"Battle Royale 2"


Dec. 15

"Step Up 2 the Streets"

Dec. 16

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

Dec. 17

"Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2"

Dec. 19

"Ip Man: The Final Fight"

Dec. 20

"Food Inc."

"I Give It a Year"


Dec. 22


Dec. 25

"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

Dec. 31


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.