September is a very interesting month for Netflix. Not only is the selection of new releases relatively underwhelming (though there are certainly several highlights), but the shows and movies leaving the service might be better than the shows and movies we’re getting. I can’t remember the last time that happened.
For my money, the biggest loss Netflix will suffer is September is that of The Dark Knight, though Batman Begins is a close second. Remember when DC movies were good? We’re also losing three animated Disney classics: Hercules, Mulan, and Pocahontas. Disney+ is just around the riverbend (I’m sorry), so this isn’t surprising, but it is a bummer. And finally, we’re also losing five seasons of Portlandia, which is brilliant and funny and you should watch it.
Here are the ten best movies and shows Netflix is dumping next month, and the date on which they will be dumped. If you don’t watch them before then, you might never get to see them on Netflix at all:
- A Clockwork Orange | September 1st
- Batman Begins | September 1st
- Hercules | September 1st
- Mulan | September 1st
- The Dark Knight | September 1st
- The Fast and the Furious | September 1st
- The Hangover | September 1st
- Pocahontas | September 14th
- Portlandia: Season 1-5 | September 24th
- Parenthood: Season 1-6 | September 25th
Once you’ve had your fill of content that will be disappearing from Netflix next month, you can check out the full list of movies, shows, and specials being added to Netflix in September to take their place. If you prefer original fare, we’ve also got a full calendar of release dates for all of Netflix’s originals movies and shows.