In just a little over one week’s time, subscribers of Netflix will be treated to a fresh slate of movies to choose from. Dozens of great new films will flood onto the world’s most popular streaming service on April 1.
But there’s a catch here: whenever Netflix adds a bunch of new movies, it also takes lots of other options away. And that’ll be the case between now and April 1, as a few dozen films will disappear from Netflix’s library.
Luckily, you’ve still got some time to catch those movies. Here, I have ten recommendations for what to watch. Then at the end of the article, you’ll find a full list of every movie leaving Netflix between today and April 1.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Does it get better than this when it comes to martial arts? Bruce Lee was one of the most watchable movie stars ever. And his unmatched skills were never better on display than they were in Enter the Dragon.
Molly’s Game (2017)
For years, Aaron Sorkin penned great scripts for movies (The Social Network, The American President) and TV shows (The West Wing, Sports Night) alike. But once he moved into the director’s chair with Molly’s Game, there was no looking back. Sorkin hit it out of the park right away with this 2017 crime drama.
This is just how good Brian De Palma is: even when a film studio steals away his movie, it still comes out the other side looking incredible. Domino isn’t De Palma’s fully realized vision—but it has enough of the legendary director’s visual flourishes to stand apart from most modern thrillers.
Una features a who’s who of great actors. Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn and Riz Ahmed (who just became the first Muslim to be nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards) all band together for this intense 2016 drama.
To be completely honest, I’m not the biggest fan of Christopher Nolan. But even a stubborn film buff like myself has to give it up for a film like Inception—one of the most inventive and thrilling blockbusters to ever come out of Hollywood.
Sex and the City (2008)
It turns out that both Sex and the City and its sequel will be leaving Netflix on April 1. But…we’re just going to go ahead and ignore Sex and the City 2, if that’s OK with you. I’d rather focus on the first film, which beautifully captures the energy and heart of the HBO series.
School Daze (1988)
Spike Lee’s filmography is a treasure trove you’re just waiting to dive into. The man has put together so many under-seen classics over the years—which includes his 1988 comedy/musical School Daze.
The Hurricane Heist (2018)
How Did This Get Made? is a podcast that covers the unique “so bad it’s good” genre. Basically that translates to: movies that are absolutely insane. And one of their best selections was The Hurricane Heist. And while, yes, this 2018 thriller is off-the-wall crazy, it’s also an incredibly entertaining watch.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
In 1999, Stephen Chbosky released The Perks of Being a Wallflower—a beloved teen novel that discussed a number of delicate topics (drugs, rape, sexuality, mental health). Thirteen years later, Chbosky would direct the film adaptation of his own story.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
This one is more of a personal pick. While Kung Fu Hustle has never been a wildly popular movie, it was a staple of my friends and I’s high school years. In my opinion, this wacky and wild martial arts film is some of the most fun you can have at the movies.
Every movie leaving Netflix at the end of March
Movies leaving Netflix on March 21
- Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)
Movies leaving Netflix on March 23
- Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018)
- I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)
Movies leaving Netflix on March 25
- USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Movies leaving Netflix on March 26
- Blood Father (2016)
- The Hurricane Heist (2018)
Movies leaving Netflix on March 27
Movies leaving Netflix on March 28
Movies leaving Netflix on March 31
- Killing Them Softly (2012)
Movies leaving Netflix on April 1
- Arthur (2011)
- Chappaquiddick (2017)
- Enter the Dragon (1973)
- God’s Not Dead (2014)
- Hedgehogs (2016)
- Inception (2010)
- Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
- Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
- Molly’s Game (2017)
- Money Talks (1997)
- School Daze (1988)
- Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
- Sex and the City (2008)
- Sex and the City 2 (2010)
- Sinister Circle (2017)
- Surf’s Up (2007)
- Taxi Driver (1976)
- The Aerial (2007)
- The Bye Bye Man (2017)
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
- The Prince & Me (2004)
- The Spy Who Fell to Earth (2019)
- Una (2016)