Netflix: 15 Best Movies And TV Shows Leaving In January 2019

Million Dollar Baby

8. Million Dollar Baby

If you are looking for something a little more dramatic than the films we’ve covered so far, try and squeeze in Million Dollar Baby before it disappears on January 1. The film won Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor, and while it may look like a typical underdog sports drama, it will absolutely break your heart. Reach for the tissues as you watch Clint Eastwood as a grizzled old trainer, working with the spunky Maggie (Hilary Swank) to become a champion boxer.

Leaving: Jan 1

7. Sharknado

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Of course, if tear-jerking dramas are the last thing that you want to watch, you can’t go wrong with a whole bunch of Sharknado movies. Sharknado, Sharknado 2: The Second One, Sharknado 3, Sharknado 5, and Sharknado: The 4th Awakens are all leaving Netflix this month, so it’s the perfect time for a day-long end of year binge of some truly ridiculous horror. It’s a franchise about tornados filled with sharks. What more could you ask for?

Leaving: Jan 1

6. The Godfather Trilogy

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All three films in the Godfather trilogy are leaving at the start of the year, so mobster-movie aficionados should squeeze in a move marathon while they still can. Even if you’ve already seen the rise and fall of the Corleone family a hundred times, it’s still good for a re-watch… if you have a whole lot of time, of course. This is definitely not a quick trilogy to binge, but it’s oh so worth it.

Leaving: Jan 1

5. The Green Mile

Tom Hanks Quiz - The Green Mile

Another tear-jerker (although unlike Million Dollar Baby, The Green Mile is Oscar nominated, but not an Oscar winner), this film introduces a little magic to Death Row. Starring Tom Hanks as a prison guard, and Michael Clarke Duncan as a man accused of a terrible crime, the film takes us through an incredible relationship and a man’s extraordinary power. Be warned, though, The Green Mile is not a movie with a happy ending.

Leaving: Jan 1

4. The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries

If all those mobsters and Oscar-winning heartbreakers are a little too much for you, take advantage of your last chance to catch The Princess Diaries - pure lighthearted goodness. Anne Hathaway stars in this teen transformation flick as a dorky girl who discovers that she is actually a princess and has to learn how this will change the way she lives her life, how she sees herself, and how it changes the boys that may be interested in her.

Leaving: Jan 1

3. The Shining

Halloween is far behind us, but for horror lovers, it’s never a bad time to watch The Shining. Besides, this Stephen King adaptation takes place in the winter, so clearly, it’s a seasonal film. Watch Jack Nicholson pull his iconic "Here’s Johnny!," as he plays the insane Jack Torrance, terrorizing his family in a remote hotel where they are staying for the winter.

Leaving: Jan 1

2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

For the first time in a few years, there wasn’t a Star Wars movie release in December, thanks to Solo: A Star Wars Story hitting the big screen in the spring - and now, Netflix is losing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this month as well! Fans of the franchise will just have to wait until the next installment hits theaters in 2019, or watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is still available to stream.

Leaving: Jan 18

1. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

Mid-month, the original Peter Jackson adaptation of The Lord Of The Rings leaves the streaming service, but fans who are sad at the idea of being unable to watch Frodo and friends set out on the journey can look forward to the upcoming TV series instead. There’s still no set release date for the prequel series, but it promises to be an interesting new look at Middle-earth for fans of the Tolkein world.

Leaving: January 19

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