8. (Almost) All The Saw Movies
Technically, there is one film in the Saw franchise that won’t be leaving Netflix this month; Jigsaw hasn’t yet been on the streaming service, as it was only released in theaters this fall! However, the rest of the series, from Saw through Saw: The Final Chapter, will be leaving Netflix on Jan 1st. Time for horror fans to get a final binge in!
7. Miss Congeniality (And Miss Congeniality 2)
Sandra Bullock as a clumsy, unrefined FBI agent going undercover at a beauty pageant? There’s a reason that Miss Congeniality has something of a cult following, and it’s because it is pure pink comedy at it’s best. The follow-up, Miss Congeniality 2, sadly didn’t live up to the original, and is also leaving Netflix in January.
6. Mona Lisa Smile
This underrated star-studded drama is perfect end-of-year viewing for feminists feeling sick and tired of 2017. Julia Roberts is a college art professor at Wellesley in the 1950s in Mona Lisa Smile, and she teaches her students so much more than just Jackson Pollock. A story about challenging social expectations and gaining independence, it’s a perfect feel-good flick to end the year on a happy note.
5. Law & Order SVU
Last January, Netflix lost one season of Law & Order: SVU, leaving only years 14 through 17 on the service. Now, these final four seasons of the police procedural are on the way out, as they (presumably) shift to Hulu to join the rest of the Law & Order franchise. Time for some dark and gritty Christmas bingeing…
4. The Mighty Ducks
It’s the right season to give this ‘90s family comedy one last watch, and root for the underdog hockey team that warms the heart of Emilio Estevez’s big city lawyer turned unwilling coach. The Mighty Ducks even inspired a professional hockey team, The Mighty Ducks Of Anaheim! Fans of the series will, however, be glad to hear that the follow ups, D2 and D3, aren’t going anywhere (although they aren’t available in all regions).
If you’ve got chills, and they’re multiplying… it might be because the ultimate musical is leaving Netflix this month, as Grease bids farewell to the streaming service. The sing-along antics of Danny and Sandy have been thrilling fans since the 70s, but now the movie will be gone faster than greased lightning.
2. Police Academy
Yet another dose of ‘80s nostalgia no longer available on Netflix as of New Year’s Day is Police Academy, a straight up comedy about a police academy that opens its doors to anyone who wants to train - no matter what! It’s not the most cerebral comedy in the world, but it was a surprising success and spawned an entire franchise.
1. The Addams Family
The Addams Family may seem like more of a Halloween movie, but there’s no reason not to watch it at Christmas - goth comedy goodness can be enjoyed all year round! This is definitely one to cut through the Christmas schmaltz with a little black humor before it’s gone for good.