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Netflix to Discontinue 24 Classic Films

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Periodically, the on-demand internet streaming media provider Netflix discontinues offerings to make room for new ones. In the most recent purge, Netflix will be discontinuing 71 offerings, including 24 classic films*. While the purge spans 9 days, from August 1st to the 9th, all but one of the classic films to be discontinued will be done so on August 1st, with the last film, being discontinued on August 8th.

Expiring on Aug. 1:

Airplane (1980)
Attack of the Crab Monster (1957)
Top Secret (1984)
Mel Brooks: To Be or Not to Be (1983)
Easy Rider (1969)
Forbidden World (1982)
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
Death Stalker (1983)
The Good Son (1993)
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)
Days of Thunder (1990)
Barbarian Queen (1985)
Night of the Cobra Woman (1972)
Lady Frankenstein (1971)
The Haunting of Julia (1963)
Paper Moon (1973)
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
Crime Zone (1989)
Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)

Expiring on Aug. 8:

  • A Connecticut Yankee (1931)

*For the purposes of this article, movies released after August 1st, 1994 qualify as being considered classic.

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