Netflix has had a pretty good run where I haven’t had to make one of these posts for almost two months, but looking at my 500 title instant queue, there are some titles leaving the service on March 1st. These titles are all of the ones in my queue, but of course it’s not a comprehensive list. Check out your own queue to see if something you really want to watch is gone.
The good thing is a lot of these are not exactly newer titles. I had added a lot of these one night when Netflix listed a bunch of 80s titles. Chances are you’ve seen those. Anyways, here are the titles in my queue going March 1.
Abduction (2011) has a promising premise. I have watched the beginning, and the idea of being a grown person discovering your parents had abducted you is a good one that could be a good movie. But apparently this isn’t that movie. The little I saw of it seemed to aim low (i.e. dumbed down to the level of the preteen girls who would be seeing this because Taylor Lautner is in it). Most disappointing about this film to me was that John Singleton directed it. He seems more interested in a paycheck these days than creating good movies.
No, that’s not a gerbil with Richard Gere (apologies for resurrecting that urban legend for the sake of a dumb joke). It’s the dog in this tearjerker movie that you will often find on lists of the most underrated or overlooked movies. If I can fit in one of these movies before March 1, it will probably be this one. If I can handle being sad (I assume the dog dies at the end, like all movies about dogs).
Directed by Adrian Lyne, this movie definitely has its supporters. I know I’ve seen it back around when it came out, but I haven’t rated it on IMDB, which means I haven’t seen it in at least 20 years.
This film is directed by Jean-Luc Godard, best known for Breathless. The synopsis: “A French striptease artist is desperate to become a mother. When her reluctant boyfriend suggests his best friend to impregnate her, feelings become complicated when she accepts.” This may come as a shock: Anna Karina was born under a different name (Hanne Karen Blarke Bayer)
The Swimming Pool (1969) (or La Piscine)
Not to be confused with the similar but different Swimming Pool (2003), which probably explains this being in my queue.
Back when Tom was known as a comedian first and actor second. With an IMDB user rating of 5.6, it’s probably worth skipping.
One of the movies in the 80s section of Netflix. This and the last movie are known quantities for most people. I frankly never got how people could love this movie (beyond the 80s cheesiness), but people do love them some Highlander.
The other film everyone should know. It is of course the true story of the love between a man and his wolf.