By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Dec 22, 2017 at 5:56 PM

Bad news for TV fans out there planning to rewatch ABC's "Lost" (probably while howling, "WE HAVE TO GO BACK!"): Starting on Jan. 4 next year, there will no longer be a back to return to – at least on Netflix. 

Indeed, the streaming service recently announced its list of dearly departed television shows and movies for the month of January 2018 – and sadly, every season of the hit J.J. Abrams mystery show is not among the survivors.

And it's by no means the only big name getting kicked off the island. The remaining seasons of "Law and Order: SVU" and "Futurama" are all getting jettisoned off Netflix next month, while on the movie side of things, a hefty list of iconic cinema classics ("Pulp Fiction," "E.T."), Oscar-winning gems ("Chicago," "Forrest Gump") and beloved modern blockbusters ("Mean Girls") are all getting the boot. And for the horror fan out there, the new year will get off to an unpleasantly gruesome start as every film in the "Saw" franchise will be cut (tee hee) from the streaming giant right after the ball drops on Jan. 1. 

Judging by this brutal blood-letting of big hits, we can assume Netflix's New Year's resolution was to lose some weight for 2018 – though hopefully, like the rest of us, the company will give up on its resolution pretty quickly.

Here's the rest of everything leaving Netflix in the first month of the new year. 

For the list of everything coming to Netflix in January 2018, click here

Jan. 1

"The Addams Family"

"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"


"Daddy Day Care"

"The Day the Earth Stood Still"

"The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel"

"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood"

"Dressed to Kill"

"E.T. the Extra Terrestrial"

"Forrest Gump"

"Four Brothers"

"Free Willy"



"I Am Sam"

"The Inn of the Sixth Happiness"

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" seasons 14-17

"License to Drive"

"Made of Honor"

"The Man with One Red Shoe"

"The Manhattan Project"

"Mean Girls"

"The Mighty Ducks"

"Miss Congeniality"

"Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous"

"Mona Lisa Smile"

"The Parent Trap"

"Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction"

"Pokemon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages"

"Pokemon: Indigo League" season 1

"Pokemon: XY" seasons 1-2

"Police Academy"

"Pulp Fiction"

"Requiem for a Dream"


"Saw II"

"Saw III"

"Saw IV"

"Saw V"

"Saw VI"

"Saw: The Final Chapter"

"The Secret Garden"

"Someone Like You"

"The Switch"

"Three Coins in the Fountain"

"White Chicks"

"Young Mr. Lincoln"

Jan. 3


Jan. 4

"Lost" seasons 1-6

Jan. 5


"Fantasia 2000"

"The Host"

Jan. 15

"Sirens" seasons 1-2

Jan. 30

"Futurama" seasons 7-10

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.