By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Apr 30, 2020 at 11:59 AM

The world's cheekiest spy is being put back on cryofreeze.

Netflix recently announced its monthly list of departures – and Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, is driving into the sunset in his Union Jack convertible as all three hit comedies will leave the Big Red Streaming Monolith by the end of May. Not groovy, baby.

Austin isn't the only character getting fed to the sharks with lasers as all seven seasons of ABC's "Scandal," three "Final Destination" movies," Disney's Martian blockbuster "John Carter," the moody star-studded indie "The Place Beyond the Pines," "The First Wives Club" and "The Naked Gun" will all leave for other pastures. And while one outbreak continues on, another comes to a close as the '90s thriller "Outbreak" will no longer be around to provide audiences with absolutely no sense of comfort or escapism. Here's to the actual pandemic following suit and going away too. 

With no further ado, here's the list of movies and TV shows you'll want to binge on Netflix before the end of May. 

May 1

"John Carter"

May 15


"The Place Beyond the Pines"

May 17

"Royal Pains" seasons 1-8

May 18

"Scandal" seasons 1-7

May 19

"Black Snake Moan"



"The First Wives Club"

"It Takes Two"

"Love, Rosie"

"She's Out of My League"

"What's Eating Gilbert Grape"

"Young Adult"

"Yours, Mine and Ours"

May 25

"Bitten" seasons 1-3

May 30

"Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere" collection 1

May 31

"Austin Powers in Goldmember"

"Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery"

"Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"

"Dear John"

"The Final Destination"

"Final Destination 2"

"Final Destination 3"

"Ghosts of Girlfriends Past"

"Looney Tunes: Back in Action"

"My Girl"

"The Naked Gun"

"The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear"


"Red Dawn"

"Richie Rich"

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.