Netflix loses over two dozen movies on Sept. 30.
Movies leaving the service include Academy Award winners, Blockbuster juggernauts and beloved critical darlings.
I’m particularly sad to see the Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig film “Frances Ha” leave Netflix. And departures of classics such as the “Jurassic Park” trilogy will certainly disappoint a wide range of fans, too.
Netflix has a habit of repeatedly dropping and then re-adding movies, so this may not be your last chance to watch the films as a subscriber. But why take that chance?
Below is a list of 10 recommendations to check out before the end of the month.
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Premise: This medieval adventure comedy is set in 14th century Europe and features a man of low status (Heath Ledger) who wishes to become a knight. He befriends a young Geoffrey Chaucer (who would go on to write “The Canterbury Tales”) and hatches a plan to trick his way into nobility. The path to potential glory highlights the goals of meritocracy in a world of inequality.
Runtime: 2 hours, 12 minutes
Premise: This comedic drama is set in 2010s New York City and features a young woman (Greta Gerwig) on the precipice of adulthood. She holds onto old friends, habits and dreams while hitting the barriers of a broke lifestyle in one of the most expensive places on earth. Her transition to a next phase of life calls into question millennial values and the limitations of artistic ambition in capitalism.
Noah Baumbach directed the movie and co-wrote the screenplay with Gerwig.
Runtime: 1 hour, 26 minutes
Premise: In this heist thriller set in 2000s New York City, a detective (Denzel Washington), a bank robber (Clive Owen) and a mysterious fixer (Jodie Foster) combat for supremacy in a tense hostage situation. The detective doesn’t...