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The Best Movies to Watch on Netflix Before They Expire in May


Airplane! is just one of the many great movies expiring from Netflix in May.

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Every month, Netflix adds dozens of new titles to its growing collection of streaming movies and TV series. At the same time, it rotates out some of its older titles. Below we’ve chosen the best movies to watch before they’re removed from Netflix streaming in May. (All movies expire May 1 except where otherwise noted.)

Must Watch

Funny Face
Sabrina (1954)

Good Watch

Boys Don’t Cry
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
(expiring May 5)
Finding Forrester
Flight (expiring May 2)
Ichi the Killer
Life Is Beautiful
Robot & Frank (expiring May 12)
Romancing the Stone
Silent House
 (expiring May 23)
 (expiring May 5)
The Accused
The Brothers Bloom

Family Watch

A Knight’s Tale 
Fantastic Voyage
The Secret of NIMH

Nostalgia Watch

Airplane II: The Sequel
Friday the 13th: Part 7: The New Blood
Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
The Jewel of the Nile

If You’re Bored

Along Came Polly 
An American Haunting 
Bitter Moon
Cecil B. Demented
Deuces Wild
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 
Red Dawn (2012, expiring May 19)
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (expiring May 31)