All the Movies and TV Leaving Netflix in May

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All the Movies and TV Leaving Netflix in May

In the streaming universe, the good news at the start of each month is that there are a bunch of new movies and TV shows that come to Netflix. Check those out here. But every silver lining has a cloud, and the sad fact is that with the changing of the calendar, we also lose lots of great content. May is no different, so we’re here to let you know which movies and TV shows that will be departing Netflix over the course of the month. Check out our featured recommendations, and read on for the full list of departees. Enjoy them all while you can.

ladykillersposter.jpgThe Ladykillers
Year: 2004
Director: The Coen Brothers
Leaving: May 12
The Ladykillersis considered one of the lesser movies from the Coens, but those who dismiss it fail to recognize the beauty and the eeriness amid the clutter. Yes, there are a few dumb jokes about IBS, and not all of the characters in the ensemble cast quite make sense, but the black comedy disguises something poetic in the manner of that most gothic of poets, Edgar Allen Poe. This is a story of a failed casino heist, but deep down it’s also a morality play (and an interesting prelude to A Serious Man). Tom Hanks is excellent as Goldthwaite Higginson Dorr—a flawed mastermind, and one who reforms too late.—Paste

Year: 1999
Director: Alexander Payne
Leaving: May 1
A high-school election for student body president turns into a darkly comic satire on politics and sexuality in Alexander Payne’s uproarious takedowns of Midwestern values. The election turns into a struggle of wills between Matthew Broderick’s wormy high-school teacher and Reese Witherspoon’s overbearing know-it-all Tracy Flick, but resentful mediocrity doesn’t stand a chance against relentless ambition. With a hyper-capable schoolkid surrounded by hilariously flawed characters, Election could be Rushmore’s cynical classmate.—Curt Holman

bill-teds-excellent-adventure1.jpgBill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Year: 1989
Director: Stephen Herek
Leaving: May 1
Not Neo, not Johnny Utah, not John Wick—there will never be a more perfect role for Keanu Reeves than kind-hearted time traveling slacker “Ted” Theodore Logan. Joined by his intrepid best friend Bill (Alex Winter—wearing a surprisingly acceptable muscle shirt sans mid-riff), the two peruse the whole of Western Civilization in their time-skipping phone booth to kidnap historical figures, use them to keep from flunking History and ensure—yaddah yaddah yaddah—the safety of the human race. For many of us, this was a formative film: a conflation of pop culture and History for Dummies; a reason to pay attention in class; the first time we ever tried to figure out what “69” meant. Technical rules don’t much apply here; instead, the message is clear: a good friend will stick with you until the end of time. —Paste

May 1
The Animatrix (2003)
Anna Karenina (1948)
Author! Author! (1982)
Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Broadway Idiot (2013)
Bus Stop (1956)
Election (1999)
The Good Life (2012)
Holiday Engagement (2011)
Kiss of Death (1995)
Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)
Mona Lisa Is Missing (2012)
Ralphie May: Austin-tatious (2008)
Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)
That’s What I Am (2011)
Thérèse (2012)
Truth or Die (2012)
Young & Handsome: An Evening With Jeff Garlin (2008)

May 2
Slightly Single in L.A. (2012)

May 3
JFK: The Smoking Gun (2013)

May 4
Stealing Harvard (2002)

May 6
Finding Normal (2013)

May 7
JFK: A President Betrayed (2013)

May 9
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)
Cracks (2009)
Tears of the Sun (2003)

May 10
The Score (2001)

May 12
The Ladykillers (2004)

May 13
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

May 14
The Master of Disguise (2002)
Offender (2012)

May 15
The Quest (Season 1)
A Pope For Everyone (2013)
Bratz: BFF: Best Friends Forever (2007)
The Greatest Places: IMAX (1999)
In Her Skin (2009)
Inhale (2010)
Search for the Great Sharks: IMAX (1995)
Tiger Eyes (2012)

May 16
Blade Runner: Theatrical Cut (1982)
The Last Tycoon (2012)

May 19
Peep World (2010)

May 21
Struck by Lightning (2012)

May 22
Ida (2013)
Stand Off (2012)

May 23
Black Hawk Down (2001)

May 27
Escape From Tomorrow (2013)
Run & Jump (2013)
Vanishing of the Bees (2009)

May 28
Barfi! (2012)

May 29
These Birds Walk (2013)

May 31
Clerks (1994)

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