For many a movie and/or TV watcher, Netflix has become the go-to platform; and why not? It allows you to enjoy the comfort of your own couch or bed with unlimited drinks and popcorn – as long as you remember to stock your pantry.
Then again, you can’t rely on Netflix to always have your favorite titles. The provider regularly culls titles from its offerings, and in a couple of days, many movies will be removed from the catalog. If you’ve got the time before February 1, here are 7 movies you will want to watch before they disappear. Never mind that you might have to miss work and sleep.
Netflix Movie Removal List February 1 (Partial)
1. Airheads (1994)
So Airheads may not rank amongst the best movies of the 90s, but anyone who was a teenager (or semi-adult, as the case may be) back then would instantly remember just how funnily dumb this movie is. If you’re brain dead after work, this movie about 3 airhead band members who just want a break but get everything wrong will help you unwind for sure.
2. Apocalypse Now (1979)/Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)
Definitely one of those movies that you rewatch regularly and one that is always recommended at some point by movie buffs, Apocalypse Now is being dropped by Netflix, too. Make sure you sneak in this Vietnam War movie if you only choose one. Thing is, you’ll need more than “sneaking in” with the movie running at 153 minutes; not to mention the heavy, but impressive, theme.
3. Batman Returns (1989)
We all have our favorite Batman, but Tim Burton did quite a number with the Dark Knight, Catwoman, and Penguin in Batman Returns. No doubt, there’s always time to watch this movie again before it disappears from Netflix. Even if you have all the DVDs, Blu-rays, and what have yous.
4. David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials (2008)
Sir David Attenborough. The man whose voice has lulled many a viewer to comfort levels comparable only to what a fetus probably feels inside its mom’s womb. The man who has taken us with him as he ventured out into the world. You can’t miss Wildlife Specials if you are even remotely interested in documentaries. If that’s your thing, make this a priority (although it’s not technically a movie).
5. Mash (1970)
A military group assigned to a Korean field hospital shows just how the horrors of war can make one insane – in an insane way. Humorous in a way that would probably be considered un-PC these days, M*A*S*H* is a great watch any day.
6. Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max: Fury Road is being released in May, so it’s a good time to watch Mad Max (albeit a bit early). Kickass. Adventure. Australian Outback. What else do you need for a night of adrenaline? Oh, and Mel Gibson.
7. Zodiac (2007)
One word: David Fincher. This would be a perfect movie to start Friday night, don’t you think?
There are other movies that are on Netflix’s February hitlist, but these are some of the better ones that you will want to squeeze in before February 1. If you miss them, there’s always DVDs or Blu-rays.
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