Saying Farewell to Netflix: 33 Movies Leaving in December 2023

As winter chill settles in, there’s no cozier feeling than snuggling on the couch with Netflix to transport you into holiday bliss or captivating movie worlds. However, there’s nothing more disheartening than discovering that a cherished film on your watchlist is bidding adieu to the streaming giant. Why do movies leave Netflix? Reasons vary, from licensing costs outweighing a film’s popularity to rights no longer being available.

To help you plan your December binge-watching, we’ve compiled a list of the 33 movies bidding farewell to Netflix this month. This selection is larger than usual and includes a mix of modern Christmas classics, award-winning dramas, beloved animations, and iconic franchises. From “Love Actually” to the entire “Jaws” series, here’s what you need to catch before the year ends.

1. Love Actually (2003)

Leaving Netflix on Dec. 31

Before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, savor Hugh Grant’s iconic dance moves, Emma Thompson’s heart-wrenching performance, and a rendition of “All I Want for Christmas” rivaling Mariah Carey’s in “Love Actually.”

2. Jaws Franchise (1975-1987)

Leaving Netflix on Dec. 31

Prepare for a mass franchise exit on New Year’s Eve! The entire “Jaws” series, spanning from the 1975 classic to “Jaws: The Revenge” in 1987, bids farewell to Netflix. Get ready for some spine-chilling oceanic adventures.

3. Mission: Impossible Series (1996-2011)

Leaving Netflix on Dec. 31

If you’re a fan of high-octane action, Tom Cruise’s missions will self-destruct on New Year’s Eve. Bid adieu to the first four films in the “Mission: Impossible” series, featuring thrilling stunts and impossible feats.

4. Oscar Winners and Nominees

Leaving Netflix on Dec. 31

Several cinematic gems that have graced the Oscars are taking their final bow on Netflix. From “American Beauty” to “Gladiator,” these award-winning dramas, along with nominees like “Lost in Translation” and “Saving Private Ryan,” will bid adieu before 2024.

5. Animated Farewell

Leaving Netflix on Dec. 21 & Dec. 31

For family-friendly viewing, enjoy one last hurrah with “Sing 2” and “Kung Fu Panda.” Bid farewell to the animated joy on Dec. 21 and Dec. 31, respectively.

But that’s not all; the departure list includes much more. Here’s a comprehensive rundown of all the movies leaving Netflix in December 2023:

Movie Director Runtime Genre Cast Leaving Netflix
Sing 2 (2021) Garth Jennings 109 min Kids Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson Dec. 21
Da Kath & Kim Code (2005) Ted Emery 81 min Comedies Jane Turner, Gina Riley, Glenn Robbins Dec. 27
Kath & Kimderella (2012) Ted Emery 85 min Comedies Jane Turner, Gina Riley, Magda Szubanski Dec. 27
Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour (2018) Paul Dugdale 125 min Music Non-Fiction Taylor Swift Dec. 30
Us (2019) Jordan Peele 116 min Horror Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss Dec. 18
8 Mile (2002) Curtis Hanson 110 min Drama Eminem, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer Dec. 31
American Beauty (1999) Sam Mendes 122 min Drama Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch Dec. 31
Anchorman (2004) Adam McKay 95 min Comedies Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd Dec. 31
Anchorman 2 (2013) Adam McKay 113 min Comedies Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd Dec. 31
Casper (1995) Brad Silberling 100 min Kids Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty Dec. 31
Catch Me If You Can (2002) Steven Spielberg 141 min Drama Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken Dec. 31
Crank (2006) Brian Taylor 87 min Action Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo Dec. 31
Crank 2 (2009) Mark Neveldine 95 min Action Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Clifton Collins Jr. Dec. 31
Field of Dreams (1989) Phil Alden Robinson 105 min Drama Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann Dec. 31
Friends with Benefits (2011) Will Gluck 109 min Comedies Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson Dec. 31
Get Him to the Greek (2010) Nicholas Stoller 109 min Comedies Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss Dec. 31
Gladiator (2000) Ridley Scott 155 min Action Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen Dec. 31
Jaws (1975) Steven Spielberg 124 min Thrillers Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss Dec. 31
Jaws 2 (1978) Jeannot Szwarc 116 min Drama Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton Dec. 31
Jaws 3 (1983) Joe Alves 98 min Thrillers Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale Dec. 31
Jaws: The Revenge (1987) Joseph Sargent 90 min Thrillers Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles

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