Streaming Obits: Leaving Netflix and Hulu in November

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Oy, it's going to be a bad November for these streaming services. Disney+ has come, and in the distance we all hear it..."Bring out your dead! *clank* Bring out your dead! *clank*" but, you know, in Mickey's voice.

Appropriately, and unsurprisingly, a lot of October-friendly Disney properties are quietly evaporating from Netflix. The glorious and weepy Dia de Muertos story Coco, which in 2017 broke Pixar out of a three-year critical slump, leaves right smack in the middle of the Mexican festival holiday that inspired it. Meanwhile, M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense is also bowing out at the end of spook season, and even though Disney had so little faith in the film that they sold it to Spyglass, they did maintain distribution rights on it. Yeah, the "I see dead people" movie is a Disney. In other losses, Netflix removes several of their longtime syndicated television staples. Canadian sci-fi cop caper "Continuum" has been in my list for what seems like fifteen years now, and Tom Selleck-starring "Blue Bloods," which I gather is some kind of police/aristocratic family drama, is poised to leave a hollow spot no "JAG" rerun could fill. But seriously, if you have time between now and November 22, consider binging all four seasons of "Nikita." The CW's latest adaptation of Luc Besson's film about assassin school for troubled yoots turned out to be a fun ensemble action spy show.

You know, I really appreciate Hulu in its current form. There's an "Expiring Soon" section of the app that tells you what in your watchlist is going away. That's lovely, and straightforward. You know what else is straightforward? No staggered expiration dates, just plain "Hey, everything on this list is going at the end of the month." There's something courteous and workman-like about it. That's why Disney will probably change that...because I liked it and we can't have me liking things. And don't forget, Disney owns like ninety percent of Hulu and is packaging Disney+ and ESPN+ together with the television-based streamer. I'm going to take a wild guess and say that things like The Sixth Sense will probably be streaming on Hulu instead of Disney+ while Coco will stay with the mother-ship.

Anyway, Hulu is letting us keep some Halloween and Halloween-adjacent leftovers an extra few weeks. How appropriate, November is leftovers season! I recommend a quick dive into Evil Dead 2 if you haven't already, as that movie seldom returns to streaming services after it leaves. And perhaps a wild SnipesGiving party to celebrate and give thanks to Wesley Snipes with a marathon of all three Blade movies? Boy, I remember when SnipesGiving was all about quality family time watching Udo Kier explode during a sunrise, and less about Jessica Biel selling iPods.

Here's what is expiring, and when....


Leaving November 1
A Dog’s Life
As Good As It Gets
Caddyshack 2
Chasing Liberty
Gran Torino
Groundhog Day
Little Women
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Recess: Taking The Fifth Grade
Road House
Romeo Is Bleeding
Scary Movie 2
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden
Sex and the City: The Movie
Taking Lives
The American
The Bank Job
The Bishop’s Wife
The House Bunny
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Sixth Sense

Leaving November 5
Blue Bloods: Season 1-8

Leaving November 15
Continuum: Season 1-4

Leaving November 16
Mamma Mia!

Leaving November 22
Nikita: Season 1-4

Leaving November 23
The Red Road: Season 1-2

Leaving November 25

Leaving November 29

Leaving November 30
Life Unexpected: Season 1-2


Leaving November 30
27 Dresses (2008)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
All Dogs go to Heaven 2 (1996)
Bigfoot County (2012)
Blade (1998)
Blade 2 (2002)
Blade Trinity (2004)
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Constantine (2005)
The Chumscrubber (2005)
The Cooler (2003)
The Darker Half (1993)
Das Boot (1981)
Disturbing Behavior (1998)
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
The Edge (1997)
Emma (1996)
Evil Dead II (1987)
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Hoosiers (1986)
Ingenious (2009)
Juno (2007)
The Last Exorcism (2010)
Liar, Liar (1997)
Lost in Space (1998)
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Max 2: White House Hero (2017)
The Midnight Meat Train (2009)
Mommie Dearest (1987)
Mr. Mom (1983)
The Object of Beauty (1991)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Primal Fear (1996)
Ravenous (1999)
Secretary (2002)
Set Up (2011)
Shivers (1975)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Suicide Kings (1998)
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
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