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6 movies you have got to watch before they leave Netflix in July

Published Jun 19th, 2024 6:03PM EDT
War Dogs is leaving Netflix in July.
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It is an intriguing month of new releases on Netflix in July, from Eddie Murphy’s return in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F to the final season of Cobra Kai, but we are here to focus on the departures. As was the case last month, there are a bunch of great movies leaving Netflix next month, so we’ve rounded up the ones that you should watch before they disappear.

Some all-time classics are jumping ship in July, including The Matrix, Shrek, and Moneyball. The good news is that they aren’t leaving until the last day of the month, so you have plenty of time to watch all of them. We’re also losing a few award winners, including The Theory of Everything, for which Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor at the Academy Awards.

Best Netflix movies leaving in July 2024

War Dogs (July 7)

In between directing The Hangover Part III and Joker, Todd Phillips co-wrote and directed War Dogs, which is based on Guy Lawson’s 2011 Rolling Stone article, “Arms and the Dudes.” The film revolves around arms dealers Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) and David Packouz (Miles Teller), who are contracted by the U.S. Army to supply ammo for the Afghan National Army. While it’s technically based on a true story, the movie amps up and invents some events.

Big Eyes (July 23)

Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz star in this biographical drama about the relationship between American artist Margaret Keane and her husband, Walter Keane, who took credit for her famous paintings of people with big eyes. Tim Burton directed the movie.

Moneyball (July 31)

If you ever wanted to know what goes on behind closed doors with your favorite baseball team, look no further than Moneyball. This biographical sports drama film recounts Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane’s efforts to use analytics to put together a competitive team on a shoestring budget. Beyond being one of Brad Pitt’s best roles, Moneyball also features great performances from Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Chris Pratt.

Shrek (July 31)

23 years later, Shrek still might be the best movie DreamWorks Animation has ever developed. An ogre and a donkey save a princess more than once as they navigate a hilarious world filled with fairy tale creatures, from the Gingerbread Man to Pinocchio.

The Matrix (July 31)

Few movies before or since have ever floored me like The Matrix did. A dystopian future where we are all trapped in a simulated reality run by alien machines. The choice between the red pill and the blue pill. A hacker-turned-messiah. And “I know kung fu.” Not many movies hold up as well as The Matrix does… even if the sequels didn’t really work.

The Theory of Everything (July 31)

Yet another biographical drama, The Theory of Everything details the life of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking from his school days at the University of Cambridge to his diagnosis of ALS to his marriage and the birth of his children and beyond.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.