Seven Movies to Watch Now Before They Expire on Netflix Streaming

Josh Jackson has the backs of all who love Netflix streaming. For Paste Magazine, he compiled a list of all of the movies that will expire by the end of November, and pulled out seven titles we should definitely watch now before we have to order the DVD version, and who has the time to wait for movies anymore? Seriously, I had to wait DAYS, like two of them, for the first of the Homeland DVDs to arrive, and I nearly died of impatience.

Anyway, here are the top seven:

The King’s Speech (Formulaic but beautiful, featuring a fantastic cast)

The Apostle (Awesome film, Robert Duvall was made for this role)

Double Indemnity (Never saw, what’s wrong with me?)

The Untouchables (Not a Costner fan, but this movie is great)

The Talented Mr. Ripley (Fabulous thriller with beautiful people. Damon is excellent as Ripley)

The Constant Gardener (Featuring Rachel Weisz, so I cannot recommend it highly enough)

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (What?! But he makes a convincing case for it, so I’ll check it out.)

(Dirty Dancing is on the honorable mention list. Thoughts?)

Via Paste Magazine

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22 Responses to Seven Movies to Watch Now Before They Expire on Netflix Streaming

  1. So I use Netflix on Roku and I have to say it’s the worst for finding anything! I had no idea these movies were on there! I kind of want to get the DVDs again so I actually have good options. I used to watch so many movies with Netflix DVDs!

    Also, apparently Netflix has shut down their API so 3rd party apps no longer work. Bummer for actually finding movies again.

    Ghost Protocol was terrible. I only went so I could see the 10 minute Dark Knight Rises short before it.

    • taoreader says:

      I have streaming and a DVD plan because I want everything when I want it.

    • Erika says:

      I wish they’d have a damn alphabetical list.

    • martinmegz says:

      I don’t understand how Netflix gets away with having such a terrible user interface. It’s so hard to find things I want to watch unless I know a specific title, and even then you have to be logged in to see if it’s there. There’s so much garbage listed that browsing is impossible.

      • taoreader says:

        Couldn’t agree more. It profiles you based on movies you’ve already seen, which makes it really difficult to browse for anything new.

  2. catweazle says:


  3. Sota says:

    Joshua Jackson?

  4. I was not a fan of The King’s Speech. Granted, I saw it after it won Best Picture so I spent the whole movie thinking, “this is NOT the Best Picture!!!”

  5. flanny says:


  6. hotspur says:

    I definitely already Netflixed Ghost Protocol if that is the one where Phillip Seymour Hoffman is the villain. Was it? I better investigate. I haven’t seen The Apostle, so I should take advantage. But no pressure on Constant Gardner — that’s one of my unwatched DVDs (oof, I need to finish the Play Misty review, I watched it back in October).

    Last night I watched the DVD of House of the Devil (so good!) and consequently was amped, so I watched S1E1 of American Horror Story. I never saw any AHS before. So good. Why didn’t someone tie me down and make me watch it sooner? I only stopped watching because it was 3:45 a.m. — I could have watched that show forever.

    • nastyemu says:

      Awwww, season 1 was fun. Connie Britton, y’all!

    • Commentatrix says:

      The AHS pilot continues to be the scariest episode of that entire season (the only one I could bring myself to watch.) Just the flashes of that basement creature alone–shudder! I’m so glad those seasons are self-contained because I really needed a respite from being terrified for the sake of continuity. I keep waiting to “feel ready” for the next batch but…not yet!

    • facetaco says:

      The great thing about AHS is that every season is different, so it can’t suffer from the usual Ryan Murphy fatigue that occurs when he runs out of ideas in the 2nd season of a show. And on that note, season 2 of AHS is by far the best season, and honestly, one of the best seasons of ANY television show, I think. It’s kind of a slow burn watching it, but in retrospect, everything in it worked very well.

  7. old man fatima says:

    Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol was good in a mindless dumb way. Hold on, Fatima, you say. You say here all the time that you don’t watch many movies, and yet you made time in your busy life specifically to watch this, of all movies?? Tom Cruise with long hair running in slow motion is my very favourite genre of film. I don’t question why I love it so much, but I definitely 100% do watch all of them.

  8. taoreader says:

    Tried to find it last night, and it looks like it’s already gone! I was bummed. I was in a crazy-culty-leading man kinda mood. I wanted something to either hate or love, I would have taken either.

    So I ended up watching the documentary on the Hillsboro stadium disaster of 1989 and guys, it was so, so good.

  9. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    Just saw that the documentary Helvetica is included in the honorable mentions. Highly recommend that one.

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