There are movies leaving Netflix this May 2020! You know why? Well, because they say that all good things come to an end.
On a serious Note, Netflix licenses TV shows and movies from studios and content providers around the world, and those licenses can expire if they don’t get reviewed. If a TV show or movie you love is leaving, it indicates that the licensing agreement with the content provider is about to end.
While we all are in the hunt for new shows & series, the movies that we one binge watched on Netflix might be leaving it.
So, here is a comprehensive list of movies and shows that are leaving Netflix in May 2020.
List of Movies to be Removed from Netflix this May 2020
1. ‘Outbreak’ (May 31)
Release Date: 10 March 1995
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Screen Play: Laurence Dworet, Robert Roy Pool
Category: Thriller/ Action
Box Office: 18.98 crores USD
Duration: 2h 8m
IMDb Review: 6.6/10
This is a Hollywood cliché of a disaster movie, trying to tackle an “important” issue but using the language of overwrought, stiff 1930s dramas
Wolfgang Petersen’s 1995 thriller has become a rather ghoulish object of fervid rewatching over the past couple of months, dealing as it does with the attempted stifling of a deadly, contagious virus. If “Contagion” has proved the meticulously researched, uncomfortably realistic prediction of our new normal, this is the slick, easy “Hollywood” version. But it’s undeniably effective — particularly a harrowing early sequence dramatizing the virus’s easy spread in, of all places, a crowded movie theater. See you at the multiplex in, say, 2022?
Trailer of Outbreak on Youtube
2. ‘My Girl’ (May 31)
Release Date: 27 November 1991
Director: Howard Zieff
Screen Play: Laurice Elehwany
Box Office: 12.5 crores USD
Duration: 1h 42m
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
Death and single parenthood are never easy topics to talk about with children, and this film deals with them in a mature, responsible way
When this gentle coming-of-age drama was released in 1991, its makers had to contend with an unforeseen complication: the global stardom of Macaulay Culkin, who had shot his supporting role before the release of “Home Alone” and whose fate in the film overwhelmed the response to it (to put it mildly). It has taken years to refocus on the charming picture around him, and especially on the wonderful lead performance by Anna Chlumsky — years (and worlds) away from her delightfully foul-mouthed work on “Veep.”
Trailer of My Girl on Youtube
3. ‘The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!’ (May 31)
Release Date: 2 December 1988
Director: David Zucker
Screen Play: David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, Pat proft
Box Office: 14 crores Usd
Duration: 1h 25m
IMDb Reviews: 7.6/10
The final full-fledged collaboration between Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams and David Zucker — the manic comic madmen behind “Airplane!” and “Top Secret” — was this 1988 feature-length expansion of their short-lived but uproarious 1982 TV series, “Police Squad!” Sending up the voluminous clichés of hard-nosed action movies like “Dirty Harry” and “Telefon,” “The Naked Gun” (and its 1991 sequel, also leaving Netflix this month) solidified Leslie Nielsen’s standing as the straight-faced king of spoof movies and the ZAZ team’s mastery of the mile-a-minute gag fest.
Trailer of The Naked Gun on Youtube
4. ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ (May 15)
Release Date: 12 April 2013
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Screen Play: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, Darius Marder
Box Office: 4.71 Crores USD
Duration: 2h 20m
IMDb Review: 7.3/10
“The Place Beyond the Pines,” set in and around Schenectady, N.Y., is a tripartite tale in which the sins of the fathers are visited upon the sons.
The “Blue Valentine” director Derek Cianfrance and his star Ryan Gosling reunited for this 2012 drama, which begins as a crime thriller in the “Drive” mode — with Gosling again cast as a moody stunt driver — before Cianfrance unexpectedly shifts the narrative, veering into a tricky, thoughtful mediation on guilt, responsibility and the price sons pay for the sins of their fathers. Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes stand out in stellar supporting roles.
Trailer of The Place Beyond the Pines on Youtube
5. ‘Black Snake Moan’ (May 19)
Release Date: 13 February 2007
Director: Craig Brewer
Screen Play: Craig Brewer
Box Office: 1.09 crores USD
Duration: 1h 57m
IMDb Review: 6.9/10
A back-roads bluesman sets out to ‘cure’ the town tramp—by chaining her up—in this nauseating, morally double-minded ‘message’ movie.
The director Craig Brewer followed up the triumph of “Hustle & Flow” with this burbling stew of gutbucket blues, old-time religion, and sweaty sexuality. Samuel L. Jackson is at his bristling best as a farmer and bluesman who attempts to reform a sex addict (Christina Ricci, terrific) by making her go cold turkey. The subject matter is provocative, and Brewer knows it — so he embraces it, giving the picture the pulpy flair and devil-may-care spirit of a lost ’70s exploitation movie.
Trailer of Black Snake Moan on Youtube
6. ‘The First Wives Club’ (May 19)
Release Date: 24 October 1996
Director: Hugh Wilson
Screen Play: Robert Harling
Box Office:18.1 crores USD
Duration: 1h 43m
IMDb Review: 6.4/10
At the end of the movie, the three charismatic lead actresses do a self-affirming song-and-dance number; it’s a fun scene, but it points out what’s been missing from the rest of the picture.
Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, and Goldie Hawn are warm and winning as college friends who gleefully exact revenge against the scuzzy husbands who’ve left them for younger women. The director Hugh Wilson energetically conducts a busy, impressive cast (which also includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Marcia Gay Harden, Stockard Channing, Elizabeth Berkley, and J.K. Simmons and Timothy Olyphant in early roles), and the chemistry among the leads is palpable — they’re clearly having a great time, and that fun is infectious.
Trailer of The First Wives Club on Youtube
7. ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ (May 19)
Release Date: 17 December 1993
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Screen Play: Peter Hedges
Box Office: 1 crore USD
Duration: 2h 8m
IMDb Review: 7.8/10
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is sometimes hard to watch, but well worth it
Lasse Hallstrom’s film adaptation of the coming-of-age novel by Peter Hedges is a heartfelt (and heartbreaking) snapshot of small-town life and a sympathetic portrait of a family on the verge of collapse. Johnny Depp crafts one of his finest performances as the eldest son (and de facto patriarch) who is barely holding the ragtag clan together but is tempted by the notion of a life of his own. Leonardo DiCaprio netted his first Oscar nomination for his stunning work as his developmentally disabled younger brother.
Trailer of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape on Youtube
8. ‘Young Adult’ (May 19)
Release Date: 9 December 2011
Director: Jason Reitman
Screen Play: Diablo Cody
Box Office: 2.29 crores USD
Duration: 1h 34m
IMDb Review: 6.2/10
As a cautionary tale to young mean girls, this is a fabulous film, but to those seeking a little heart in their main characters, it’s a bitter pill indeed.
Plenty of movies center on selfish antiheroes, reveling in their bad behavior and antisocial inclinations before cruising them into an easy redemption. But few have given us a protagonist as unapologetically self-serving as Mavis Gary, the alcoholic novelist played to sneering perfection by Charlize Theron in this bleak comedy directed by Jason Reitman (from a clever screenplay by Diablo Cody). Patrick Wilson is charming as the ex-boyfriend she wants back, and Patton Oswalt shines as her reluctant partner in crime.
Trailer of Young adult on Youtube
9. ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ (May 31)
Release Date: 2 May 1997
Director: Jay Roach
Screen Play: Mike Myers
Box Office: 6.77 crores USD
IMDb Review: 7/10
If you’re looking for wry humor and sophistication, you’re simply looking in the wrong place
In retrospect, it’s downright bizarre that Mike Myers’s greatest success would come from such a seemingly niche source. This 1997 sleeper hit was a low-budget spoof of Matt Helm, Derek Flint and other (mostly forgotten) James Bond knockoffs of the late 1960s. But in that film and its two sequels (also leaving Netflix this month), Myers built a bizarre universe of time-shifting narratives, memorable characters, and ubiquitous catchphrases, creating one of the most enduring comic franchises of the era.
Trailer of austin Powers on Youtube
10. ‘Looney Tunes: Back in Action’ (May 31)
Release Date: 9 November 2003
Director: Joe Dante
Screen Play: Larry Doyle
Box Office: 6.85 crores USD
Duration: 1h 33m
IMDb Review: 5.7/10
Daffy Duck is sick and tired of his career. He gets bashed, smashed, burned, bludgeoned, blown up, shot—and for what?!
One of the more baffling mysteries of our time is how “Space Jam” — a crass, witless, lead-footed feature-length commercial spot — has become a beloved family favorite while this follow-up, a superior Looney Tunes feature by every conceivable measure, is consigned to oblivion. But it’s a blast, with the director Joe Dante (whose “Gremlins” pictures were clearly informed by the controlled chaos of Bugs and Daffy) masterfully orchestrating the lunacy. Steve Martin goes for broke as the dastardly villain.
Trailer of Looney Tunes on Youtube
Netflix Expiration Dates for May 2020 are here. So, if you’ve loved any of the above mentioned shows, it is time to binge watch it again before it leaves us forever.
Time to bid a heart felt adieu to the Movies that will leave Netflix this May 2020.