5 Things You Must Watch Before They Leave Netflix This Week

Don’t miss your chance to watch these five incredible movies and TV shows before they leave the Netflix UK library this weekend:

A Bug’s Life

It ain’t Pixar’s best – we’re going to save that praise for Wall-E – but the fact that it’s still better than most other animated movies produced in Hollywood speaks volumes about the studio’s creativity and imagination. A Bugs Life, a sort of Seven Samurai for the insect world, was their second movie after Toy Story and is a perfect family viewing that delivers thrills, emotion and huge laughs. House Of Cards fans should also listen out for a terrifying Kevin Spacey voicing the movie’s villain.

Not Another Teen Movie

The Time Out and Little White Lies journalist David Ehrlich recently hailed Not Another Teen Movie, as a “f**king masterpiece” in a lengthy essay about the movie’s legacy. Riffing on everything from iconic John Hughes movies to the American Pie series, the film is a hilarious send-up of the genre’s cliches. It also features an early performance by the now Captain America Chris Evans.

Ghost World

And speaking of ‘not another teen movie’, Ghost World is a terrific example of a high school drama that attempts to do something wholly new. Starring a young Scarlett Jonansson and Thora Birch, this 2001 indie film is about two despondent graduates who, in their boredom, respond to a newspaper advert from a lonely guy looking to reacquaint with a woman he met. What ensues is a painful, awkward and very comic insight into the complex period when one leaves school.


Brian De Palma was one of the seminal directors of the 1970s and 1980s, creating movies such as Carrie, Scarface and Blow Out. His most recent movie (and first since 2006’s The Black Dahlia) is a return to the sumptuous and suspenseful territory he explored with all of those aforementioned classics. It stars Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace as a pair of advertising agency gurus whose professional rivalry escalates in a dark and twisted way. You’ll never know where it takes you from one scene to the next.

Nurse Jackie

The Sopranos star Edie Falco has been Golden Globe nominated for her performance in Nurse Jackie four times. It is worth checking out her great work – playing the eponymous Nurse Jackie, a New York City hospital worker struggling with a drug addiction – before it leaves Netflix this weekend. Fellow Sopranos alumni Paul Schulze also stars.

Everything Else Leaving Netflix This Weekend:

  • 28 Days
  • A Fall from Grace
  • The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina
  • Angelina Ballerina
  • Apenas a Fim
  • Barney and Friends
  • Beaches
  • Bicentennial Man
  • Bob The Builder
  • Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan
  • Citadel
  • Cleaner
  • Dirty Pretty Things
  • Dragon
  • Fireman Sam
  • Flightplan
  • Four Rooms
  • Ghost Of The Abyss
  • Ghost World
  • Ghoul
  • Goal! The Dream Begins
  • Halloween: H2O
  • Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • Hello Sister, Goodbye Life
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • I Spy
  • The Invisible
  • Kyle XY
  • Little Voice
  • Mimic 2: Hardshell
  • The Musketeer
  • Papadopoulos and Sons
  • Pingu
  • Pop Star
  • Retribution
  • School for Seduction
  • She’s All That
  • The Shipping News
  • Someone Like You
  • Thomas And Friends
  • Top Boy
  • Underbelly

About The Author