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Netflix: 15 Best Movies And TV Shows To Watch Before They Leave In May

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This month, the preparation for Disney to launch their own streaming service to rival Netflix grows, as we bid farewell to a majority of the Disney Channel movies leaving Netflix in May. Everything from High School Musical to The Cheetah Girls to Cadet Kelly and Camp Rock are disappearing this month… although most viewers probably aren’t going to be too upset over that loss!

Several ABC TV movies are also leaving Netflix in May, as well as few films that might be a little more of a wrench to say goodbye to, including Goodfellas, Oceans 11, and The Hurt Locker. Check out our 15 top films and TV series you might want to try and catch before they’re gone…

Related: Netflix: 15 TV Shows And Movies You Didn’t Know Were Coming In May

15. Goodfellas

One of the great classic gangster movies is leaving Netflix on the first of the month: Goodfellas. This 1990 offering stars Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta, and tells the story of Henry Hill's life. From his days as a kid idolizing the mob to his rise through the ranks of organized crime, this slick mafia movie is a classic for a reason.

Leaving: May 1

14. Oceans 11

The all-female reboot of this heist film, Oceans 8, comes to the big screen this summer - but before that, check out the 2001 version of the story (and the film to launch a big screen trilogy of heist flicks), Oceans 11. Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts, this is a fun and fast-paced heist packed with twists and turns.

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Leaving: May 1

13. Bridget Jones Diary

Another film that launched a franchise still putting out new movies today, Bridget Jones Baby was the most recent to be released in 2016, but Bridget Jones Diary was the 2001 rom-com that started it all. Based on the book of the same name, it is a modern twist on Jane Austen's 'Pride And Prejudice', starring Renee Zellweger as Bridget, a young single girl looking for love.

Leaving: May 1

12. Field of Dreams

This 1989 classic stars Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones, in a magical story of a man who hears a voice commanding him to build a baseball diamond. Even those who haven't seen it have heard the oft-parodied line 'if you build it, they will come'... and know that they do, indeed come. 'They' being ghostly baseball players, that is.

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Leaving: May 1

11. High School Musical

One of the Disney Channel's best-known movies, High School Musical, is leaving Netflix this month, along with High School Musical 2, and spin-off Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure. Get nostalgic with a final re-watch of a young Zac Efron singing about his struggle to decide between performance and sports in this fun family film.

Leaving: May 2

Related: Comcast Bundling Netflix Subscription In Cable Packages

10. Phineas and Ferb

An animated musical comedy series about fantastical plots? No wonder Phineas and Ferb has a devoted fanbase... who will be sad to learn that all four seasons of the cartoon, and the movie (Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension) will be departing the streaming service early this month.

Leaving: May 2

9. The Jungle Book

One of the most recent Disney offerings to depart Netflix is the 2016 live action revamp of the animated classic The Jungle Book. The film won an Oscar for visual effects, and it's not hard to see why - this is a stunningly beautiful jungle landscape, with incredible CGI animals that populate it. An all-star voice cast completes the film, which is a perfect choice for family movie night.

Leaving: May 30

8. Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby

Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby is definitely one to re-watch if you are a fan of Will Ferrells' unique brand of comedy. This 2006 offering stars Ferrell as Ricky Bobby, a famous NASCAR driver with everything he ever wanted - thanks to a pact with his best friend. However, when a French F1 driver enters the circuit, everything is going to change for Ricky in this fun satire.

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Leaving: May 12

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