Watch Them While You Can

by / Nov. 29, 2014 5pm EST

Netflix isn’t raising its monthly subscription fee for its streaming service, which at less than $10 admittedly is quite a bargain.

However, its value is about to diminish if you subscribe for the movies. After this weekend, Netflix will be sweeping out the old to make room for the new. But what you’re getting isn’t worth nearly what you’re losing, especially if you think of it as an online video store.

Gone are more than 75 movies, a package of broad interest going back as far as 1944’s Double Indemnity. Popular favorites to vanish include Dirty Dancing, Mr. Mom, An Officer and a Gentleman, and The Talented Mr. Ripley as well as lots of movies likely to appear on many I’ve-been-wanting-to-see-that lists: The Apostle, Reds, Coffee and Cigarettes, The Constant Gardener, Joe Gould’s Secret, Joe Gould’s Secret, Walker.

And what are you gaining? A dozen TV series, the best of which are Broadchurch and The Honourable Woman, and about 30 movies, almost all of them non-theatrical titles from the last 18 months and few of which are likely to make you feeling like your package has increased in value,

Here are the two lists. The first is what you have the rest of the weekend to squeeze in. The second will be premiering at various times throughout December.

Leaving Netflix on 12/1

1941  (1979)
The Apostle  (1997)
Audrey Rose  (1977)
The Believers  (1987)
Better than Chocolate  (1999)
Blood & Chocolate  (2007)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas  (2008)
Chaplin  (1992)
The Choirboys  (1977)
The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County  (1970)
Coffee and Cigarettes  (2003)
The Cold Light of Day  (1996)
The Constant Gardener  (2005)
Count Yorga, Vampire  (1970)
Cry-Baby  (1990)
Dirty Dancing  (1987)
Double Indemnity  (1944)
En la Cama  (2005)
Event Horizon  (1997)
Eye for an Eye  (1996)
Fairy Tale: A True Story  (1997)
First Knight  (1995)
Five Easy Pieces  (1970)
Foreign Student  (1994)
Free Men  (2011)
Funny Lady  (1975)
The Ghost and Mrs Muir  (1947)
The Girl from Petrovka  (1974)
Going Berserk  (1983)
The Great Waldo Pepper  (1975)
House of Voices  (2004)
How to Frame a Figg  (1971)
I’m Not Rappaport  (1996)
Imagining Argentina  (2003)
Invaders from Mars  (1986)
Ishtar  (1987)
Joe Gould’s Secret  (2000)
Joe Kidd  (1972)
Johnny Mnemonic  (1995)
Killer at Large  (2008)
King of the Hill  (1993)
Lonely Hearts  (2006)
Magic Trip  (2011)
Magicians  (2007)
Mission: Impossible III  (2006)
Minnie and Moskowitz  (1971)
Monkey Shines  (1988)
Mr. Mom  (1983)
‘night Mother  (1986)
Night of the Creeps  (1986)
An Officer and a Gentleman  (1982)
Opal Dream  (2006)
The Other Side of the Mountain  (1975)
The Other Side of the Mountain, Part 2  (1978)
Our City Dreams  (2008)
The Paper Chase  (1973)
Paradise Alley  (1978)
The Parole Officer  (2001)
The Pirates of Penzance  (1983)
Prairie Love  (2011)
The Presidio  (1988)
The Promise  (1979)
The Proposition  (1998)
Reds  (1981)
The Return of Count Yorga  (1971)
RoboCop 2  (1990)
School Ties  (1992)
The Sci-Fi Boys  (2006)
The Serpent and the Rainbow  (1988)
Spice World  (1998)
Star Trek: Generations  (1994)
Swashbuckler  (1976)
The Talented Mr. Ripley  (1999)
They Might Be Giants  (1971)
The Untouchables  (1987)
The Vampire Lovers  (1970)
Walker  (1987)
Year of the Horse: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live  (1997)
Young Sherlock Holmes  (1985)

Premiering in December:
 A Haunted House 2  (2014)
A Knight’s Tale  (2001)
All Hail King Julien
Almost Famous  (2000)
American Beauty  (1999)
American Horror Story: Coven
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Super-sized version  (2013)
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown  (Season 3)
Behaving Badly  (2014)
Bewitched  (2005)
Bill Burr: I’m Sorry You Feel That Way  (2014)
Broadchurch  (Season 1)
Child of God  (2014)
Comedy Bang! Bang!  (Season 3)
Dark Skies  (2013)
Don’t Blink  (2014)
Drive Hard  (2014)
The Honourable Woman  (Season 1)
I Am Ali  (2014)
I, Frankenstein  (2014)
Jake Squared  (2014)
Jessie  (Season 3)
Jewtopia  (2012)
Knights of Badassdom  (2014)
Labor Day  (2013)
Last Weekend  (2014)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return  (2014)
Madison  (2005)
Marco Polo  (Season 1)
Maron  (Season 2)
Nick Offerman: American Ham
Oculus  (2014)
Out of the Clear Blue Sky  (2012)
Out of Time  (2003)
The Out-of-Towners  (1999)
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Extended Edition  (2014)
Ragnarok  (2014)
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion  (1997)
Sharknado 2: The Second One  (2014)
Son of God  (2014)
The Trip to Italy  (2014)
Troop Beverly Hills  (1989)
Turbo FAST  (New episodes)
The Village  (2004)
The Wolf of Wall Street  (2013)