All The Movies and TV Leaving Netflix in March

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All good things must come to an end, and yes that means Dumb and Dumber couldn’t stay on Netflix streaming forever. It’s once again time to bid farewell to dozens of movies and TV shows that were just a few clicks away and now are retiring to the ghost town that is DVDs by mail. But March is not yet upon us. Before they’re gone, we want to offer a few recommendations. And fortunately Childrens Hospital episodes are short, so you can totally binge watch Seasons 1 and 2 this week.

Here are our picks for Netflix titles no longer streaming in March.

ordinary-people.jpg 1. Ordinary People
Year: 1980
Director: Robert Redford 
Robert Redford makes his directorial debut and casts three actors known for comedy as leads in this gut-wrenching dissection of a family in crisis. The result proves the adage that comedy is hard: Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland and Judd Hirsch show a depth of talent and technical skill that is unmatched. Young Buck Jarrett has died in a sailing accident, but the aftermath of his death is more tragic for his parents and younger brother Conrad. “You know, I think this can be saved. It’s a nice clean break.” Beth Jarrett is speaking about a serving platter, but this line defines the story told in Ordinary People. Redford’s Jarrett family is brittle as glass, and as we watch it shatter before our eyes, we know intuitively that it cannot be repaired.—Joan Radell

seven.jpg 2. Seven
Year: 1995
Director: David Fincher 
It’s hard to think of a movie that did more short-term damage to the length of your fingernails in the ’90s than David Fincher’s Se7en. The film follows Detectives David Mills (Brad Pitt) and almost-retired William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) on the trail of John Doe, a murderer who plans his kills around the seven deadly sins. We see Somerset teach a still-naive Mills valuable life lessons around the case, which has morally charged outcomes aimed at victims that include a gluttonous man and a greedy attorney. But with all the disturbing crime scenes considered, Se7en’s never as unpredictable or emotionally draining as when Mills and Somerset make the final discovery of “what’s in the box” after capturing their man.—Tyler Kane

rachel-getting-married.jpg 3. Rachel Getting Married
Year: 2008
Director: Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme’s unexpected foray into low-budget filmmaking may have made the case for pure and simple films better than the practitioners of Dogme 95 ever did. Written by Jenny Lumet, the ebullient and turbulent Rachel Getting Married is mostly about Kym (Anne Hathaway). She’s a complicated individual, funny and bitter, a recovering drug addict, and also something of a drama queen and crisis magnet who constantly reminds her friends and relatives of her damage. Most of them wouldn’t say that to her face, but when she returns home for her sister’s wedding, things are said, and Demme captures them like a nervous documentarian huddling with a hand-held camera. The film’s greatness flows from the authentic heart and soul of a wonderfully diverse family of characters. Demme seems to want it all to work out, and he celebrates that impulse in the wedding ceremony, which seems to swell outside the film’s bounds, suddenly featuring performances from Robyn Hitchcock and Fab 5 Freddy. It’s weird, and it surely breaks some kind of storytelling rule that says you can’t diffuse everything with a party. But sometimes you can. Sometimes you have to.—Robert Davis

blair-witch.jpg 4. The Blair Witch Project
Year: 1999
Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez
When horror movies were increasingly over-relying on special effects, along came The Blair Witch Project, an early example of low-budget, found-footage filming that became an iconic entry into the horror canon based on story alone. The violence was always off screen, more terrifying because the audience had no more idea than the protagonists about what was happening around them. The pent-up suspense as the horror circled closer and closer made for an unforgettable ending and changed the world of horror films forever. And all for a budget of about $60,000.—Josh Jackson

childrens-hospital.jpg 5. Childrens Hospital
Year: 2010-2011
Creator: Rob Corddry
Funnier than NTSF: SD SUV, less grotesque than Eagleheart and more consistent than The Eric Andre Show, Childrens Hospital remains the most absurd and (probably) the best of Adult Swim’s 12-minute live-action genre parodies. Of course it broadened its scope past the medical soap early on, riffing instead on Goodfellas, British dramas and a coked-up Law & Order. Childrens Hospital weaves surreal magic with one of the best casts on TV and talent that’s just as impressive behind the camera.—Garrett Martin

Leaving March 1
3 Ninjas: Kick Back (1994)
Air Bud (1997)
Anaconda (1997)
Arachnophobia (1990)
Brokedown Palace (1999)
Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams (1981)
Cool Runnings (1993)
Desperado (1995)
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Emma (1996)
Evita (1996)
Fireproof (2008)
Freaky Friday (2003)
Fright Night (1985)
Girlfight (2000)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Jackass: Number Two (2006)
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Old Yeller (1957)
Ordinary People (1980)
Out of Time (2003)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
RoboCop 3 (1993)
Saving Silverman (2001)
Seven (1995)
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
The Baby Sitters Club (1995)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Graduate (1967)
The Possession (2012)
The Sweetest Thing (2002)
Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

Leaving 3/2/15
Uptown Girls (2003)

Leaving 3/3/15
The Preacher’s Wife (1996)

Leaving 3/5/15
The Muppet Movie (1979)

Leaving 3/11/5
Flubber (1997)

Leaving 3/12/15
The Grey (2012)

Leaving 3/15/15
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

Leaving 3/16/15
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

Leaving 3/22/15
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Leaving 3/30/15
Adventure Time: Season 1­-4
Ben 10: Season 1­-3
Children’s Hospital: Season 1­-2
Codename: Kids Next Door: Season 4­-6
Cow and Chicken: Season 2
Dexter’s Laboratory: Season 3-­4
Dude, What Would Happen?: Season 2
Ed, Edd ‘n’ Eddy: Season 3­-4
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: Season 2
Johnny Bravo: Season 2
Regular Show: Season 1­-4
Robot Chicken: Season 1­-2
Samurai Jack: Season 2
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Season 3­-4

Leaving 3/31/15
Legends of the Fall (1994)

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