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The Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream on Netflix Before They Expire in January

Chicago is one of the great movies leaving Netflix in 2018.


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 Instant in January. (All titles expire Jan. 1 except where otherwise noted.)

Must Watch

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Pulp Fiction

Good Watch

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Dressed to Kill
Fantasia (Jan. 5)
Fantasia 2000
(Jan. 5)
The Manhattan Project
Miss Congeniality
Three Coins in the Fountain
Young Mr. Lincoln

Binge Watch

Lost: Seasons 1–6 (Jan. 4)
Sirens: Seasons 1–2 (Jan. 15)
Futurama: Seasons 7–10 (Jan. 30)

“Dun Dun” Watch

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fourteenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Sixteenth Year

Nostalgia Watch

The Addams Family
Daddy Day Care
The Parent Trap

Family Watch

Free Willy
The Mighty Ducks
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Pokémon: Indigo League: Season 1
Pokémon: XY: Seasons 1–2
The Secret Garden

“Grool” Watch

Mean Girls

One and Done Watch

Requiem for a Dream

If You’re Bored

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Forrest Gump
Four Brothers
I Am Sam
License to Drive
Made of Honor
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Mona Lisa Smile
Police Academy
Saw II
Saw IV
Saw V
Saw VI
Saw: The Final Chapter
Someone Like You
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
The Man With One Red Shoe
The Switch
White Chicks
(Jan. 3)
The Host (Jan. 5)