Netflix users, prepare for yet another big shake-up in the streaming world as a slew of films and TV shows are set to leave the service next month. Among the titles disappearing from the UK version of Netflix on May 1 are the 2010 hit The Social Network and the sci-fi epic Blade Runner 2049.
Here’s a closer look at some of the biggest titles that fans will miss, and what made them so special.
The Social Network (2010)
Directed by David Fincher, this film received critical acclaim for its depiction of how Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg created one of the biggest websites in history. Jesse Eisenberg delivered a powerful performance as Zuckerberg, while the film itself earned over $220 million at the box office and won three Academy Awards.
Despite the film’s accolades, Zuckerberg himself was not a fan, claiming that the film was not an accurate representation of his story. Regardless, The Social Network remains a must-see for anyone interested in the history of social media.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
This sci-fi epic is set in a dystopian future and features Ryan Gosling as a replicant tasked with finding Harrison Ford’s character, who had been missing for three decades. The film received mixed reviews upon its release, but has since become a cult classic and was widely praised for its stunning visuals and thought-provoking storyline.
This TV series ran for five seasons and follows medical resident Olivia Moore, who becomes a zombie after attending a boat party. Liv uses her newfound abilities to help solve murders, and the show was praised for its fresh take on the zombie genre. The series was created by Rob Thomas, who also created Veronica Mars.
Big Daddy (1999)
Adam Sandler stars in this comedy as a lazy law school graduate who adopts a child in order to impress his girlfriend. When things don’t go according to plan, Sandler’s character becomes an unlikely foster father. The film also features child stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse.
Oliver Stone’s action thriller stars Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, and Taylor Kitsch as cannabis growers who must confront a Mexican drug cartel in order to save their kidnapped girlfriend. While the film received mixed reviews upon its release, it features an all-star cast and is worth a watch for fans of the genre.
Other titles set to leave Netflix on May 1 include Lord of War, Blue Streak, and The Clapper. If you’re a fan of any of these films or TV shows, be sure to tune in before they disappear from the streaming service.
Which films and TV shows are leaving Netflix on May 1st?
- 3 From Hell (2019)
- Against the Sun (2014)
- Are You the One? (2017)
- Big Daddy (1999)
- Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
- Blue Streak (1999)
- Blue Thunder (1983)
- CIA: Comrade in America (2017)
- The Clapper (2017)
- Coffee for All (2017)
- Food on the Go (2017)
- iZombie (5 Seasons)
- Jailbreak (2017)
- Lord of War (2017)
- Piranha (2010)
- Savages (2012)
- The Social Network (2010)
- The Strange House (2020)