Sunday Gone: Ten Great Movies Leaving Netflix This Week

While there are daily drops of new material on Netflix, everything from crazy reality shows to classic rom-coms, there is also a constant flurry of content dropping off the global streaming service.

So while you might think that a movie or TV show will be there to watch forever, the truth is that it’s pretty much not, some are only available for a few months at a time.

In order to assist those keen to get the most out of their subscription, and in order to assist with your viewing priorities, Things to watch He’s come up with a list of 10 great movies that won’t be on a Sunday morning — so watch them while you can.

Soul Surfer, Boyhood, and Secretary are among the great movies that left Netflix at the end of December.

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Soul Surfer, Boyhood, and Secretary are among the great movies that left Netflix at the end of December.

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James McAvoy starred opposite Keira Knightley in Atonement.

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James McAvoy starred opposite Keira Knightley in Atonement.

Atonement (2007)

Saoirse Ronan, James McAvoy and Keira Knightley star in Joe Wright’s excellent adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel about a 13-year-old girl who destroys many lives when she accuses her older sister’s boyfriend of a crime he did not commit.

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote: “Waves of humor, heartbreak and charming romance wash over you”.

Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane play father and son in Boyhood.

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Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane play father and son in Boyhood.

Boyhood (2014)

The brilliant adaptation of perhaps one of the most creative directors of the past three decades is also the ultimate coming-of-age story.

The culmination of 12 years of filming, Boyhood brings together tropes and insights from Richard Linklater’s back catalog (snapshots of life from the pre-trilogy, a stunned, turbulent sense of dialogue and the rhythms of teenage life), resulting in an intelligent and engaging experience that watch from start to finish.

Emma Stone lit up the screen as Easy A's Olive Penderghast.

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Emma Stone lit up the screen as Easy A’s Olive Penderghast.

Easy A (2010)

With clever dialogue, characters, and a soundtrack, this is a tribute to John Hughes that will leave fans smiling.

Delivering hardcore romance The Scarlet Letter with a 21st-century twist, this also gave flame-haired Emma Stone the leading role her talents deserved.

Pat Morita teaches Ralph Macchio some moves at The Karate Kid.

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Pat Morita teaches Ralph Macchio some moves at The Karate Kid.

The Karate Kid (1984)

Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita star in this ’80s family classic about a handyman/martial arts master who agrees to teach martial arts to a bullied boy.

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote: “A thrilling, gentle, heart-warming story with one of the most interesting friendships in a long time.”

In order to prepare for The Last of the Mohicans, Daniel Day-Lewis reportedly underwent rigorous weight training and learned to live off the land and forests where his character inhabited.

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In order to prepare for The Last of the Mohicans, Daniel Day-Lewis reportedly underwent rigorous weight training and learned to live off the land and forests where his character inhabited.

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

A rare foray into action and heartland for Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Mann’s adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel afforded him an opportunity to showcase his run-and-gun skills and romance (opposite Madeline Stowe) that he took on with such aplomb.

Naturally, preparing it was key. He reportedly underwent rigorous weight training and learned to live off the land and forests where his character inhabited – camping, hunting and fishing. He seems to have also worked on his tinkering skills and investigated how canoes were made.

Brad Pitt was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Moneyball.

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Brad Pitt was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Moneyball.

Moneyball (2011)

Based on the game-changing events that occurred during the 2002 Major League Baseball season, as documented in Michael Lewis’ 2003 book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, director Bennett Miller’s film is a brilliant account of modern-day inequality. Sports and the attempts of two men to overcome this system.

But what could have been an underdog sports thriller is elevated by a clever script by the dreamy double-act of Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), which successfully distills the human drive and drama of Oakland Athletics coach Billy graduating the economics of Ben Yale’s Peter Brand’s radical plan. . Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Chris Pratt and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal approach the secretary.

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James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal approach the secretary.

Secretary (2002)

Before Fifty Shades’ Christian, there was Edward Gray. He’s a creepy lawyer, more interested in his new assistant Lee (Maggie Gyllenhaal) than his transfer.

Not for the faint-hearted or the easily offended, this one, like Fifty Shades, breaks down the usual relationship details, but with a heavy focus on the characters and how their quirks affect them. Sensitive handling and great chemistry eliminate substances that can cause drying.

Brad Pitt topped the All-Star Slippers collection.

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Brad Pitt topped the All-Star Slippers collection.

They Sleep (1996)

Starring Kevin Bacon, Jason Patric, Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Minnie Driver, Barry Levinson’s crime drama was based on Lorenzo Carcaterra’s best-selling 1995 novel.

It’s the story of a group of New York teens who are sent to a brutal detention center after a prank goes catastrophically wrong. Thirteen years later, an unexpected encounter provides them with a chance for revenge.

“It’s all legally preposterous. But Levinson is a masterful craftsman, his actors are palpably real, and cinematographer Michael Ballhaus shines an implausible light on the proceedings,” wrote Time magazine’s Richard Schickel.

AnnaSophia Robb plays Bethany Hamilton on Soul Surfer.

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AnnaSophia Robb plays Bethany Hamilton on Soul Surfer.

Soul Surfer (2011)

Inspired by the life story of Bethany Hamilton, director Sean McNamara’s riveting tale is very much a sports flick with a side-order of faith. Using underwater shots, slow motion, low camera angles and even time-lapse photography, he turns wave slicing into an art form.

The central incident is handled well, with clever cutting and photography capturing the ensuing mayhem as word gets out of the accident and a rush to get Bethany to safety becomes essential. AnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, and Dennis Quaid.

Sensitive and realistic, United 93 sets a new standard for recreating real-life events.

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Sensitive and realistic, United 93 sets a new standard for recreating real-life events.

United 93 (2006)

British director Paul Greengrass’ drama tells the story of the passengers, crew and flight controllers who watched in horror as United Airlines Flight 93 became the fourth hijacked plane on September 11, 2001.

Sensitive and realistic, it sets a new standard for recreating real-life events.

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