The streaming service Netflix doesn't make it easy to figure out which titles are expiring next. In 2013, they pulled the expiration date information from their API, making it impossible for outsiders to track the data. So any list assembled from outside the company is at best a work in progress.
That having been said, we think this list is as complete as any you'll find online. It's collected by the staff of AllYourScreens, who are frequent users of Netflix. It also includes contributions from our readers, as they note expiration dates popping up on individual program pages.
NOTE: These expiration dates are listed the way that Netflix does on their web site. But it's a bit confusing, since the expiration date means the first day the title won't be available. So for instance, if something is listed as expiring on the 15th, it will actually expire at 12:01 am on that date. Also, it's entirely possible that some of these title will return in days or weeks. Contracts between Netflix and the various content owners is always a work in progress.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 2014
About Sunny (2013)
Las Vegas single mom Angela is working a dead-end job and struggling to make ends meet when she learns of an investment opportunity at work.
In this classic parody of disaster movies, a traumatized former combat pilot is forced to land a passenger plane when food poisoning strikes the crew.
Arctic Blast (2010)
When a total eclipse of the sun shoots an arctic blast onto the ocean, it triggers a surge of icy fog that puts the planet in a dangerous deep freeze.
Attack Of The Crab Monsters (1957)
Killer crustaceans unleash their wrath and their sizeable claws on scientists sent to explore their habitat in this Roger Corman classic.
Barbarian Queen (1985)
When Roman forces invade her village, violate her sister and capture her fiancé, an Amazonian queen vows revenge and sets out to liberate her people.
Beach Balls (1988)
Tired of spending all his time scoping out babes on the beach, a teen risks everything to land a record contract in this surf-and-sand comedy.
Beautiful Boxer (2005)
Bloodfist 2 (1990)
Bloody Birthday (1981)
Bounty Hunters (2011)
Three professional bounty hunters think they've made the big score when they grab a wanted criminal with a $100,000 reward offered for his capture.
Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a local English lord's soldiers, which leads to an epic revolt.
Brother Outsider: Life of Bayard Rustin (2003)
Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)
Clay Pigeons (1998)
Strike is working his way up in the drug rackets. When a local kingpin tips him off to an opportunity for advancement, a rival dealer is killed.
Cocaine Unwrapped (2011)
Crazy For Christmas (2005)
Crime Zone (1988)
Rebels Bone and Helen agree to pull off a string of robberies for a stranger who promises them escape from their totalitarian city in return.
Days Of Thunder (1990)
Tom Cruise stars as a gifted but unproven stock-car racer whose quick temper and rivalry with another driver threaten to put the brakes on his career.
When two swindlers involve an aging boxer in a plan to dupe a rich Diggstown resident, the fighter first makes the con men earn their stripes.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
When FBI agent Joe Pistone goes undercover to infiltrate the mob, he starts to identify with the made men he's charged with taking down.
Easy Rider (1969)
In this counterculture classic, two freewheeling hippies hop on their motorcycles and ride across America, picking up a boozy lawyer along the way.
Fatherhood Dreams (2007)
Federal Hill (1991)
Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi (2009)
Forbidden World (1982)
Forty Minutes Of Hell (2012)
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (2011)
Four gay men and their straight female BFFs open up about their bonds and help each other through events such as divorce and coming out of the closet.
Home of the Brave (2006)
House of the Dead 2: All Guts, No Glory (2006)
Houston, We Have a Problem (2008)
Idiots and Angels (2008)
Lady Frankenstein (1971)
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
When a mysterious comet passes close to Earth, machines everywhere take on murderous minds of their own. But humans won't give up without a fight.
Monty Python And The Meaning Of Life (1983)
The no-holds-barred Pythons explore the various facets of life -- from procreation to the clang of a death knell -- in their usual irreverent fashion.
Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)
Night of the Cobra Woman (1972)
Paper Moon (1973)
Redemption Road (2010)
Rid of Me (2011)
Runaway Bride (1999)
Sparks fly when a newspaper columnist writes a one-sided, sexist story about a commitment-phobic bride who abandoned three men at the altar.
Screwballs II: Loose Screws (1985)
Raunchy jokes mix with screwball antics as four boarding school pals try to score with women, earning points for each successful seduction.
Seven Minutes in Heaven (2008)
When a bomb explodes in a Jerusalem bus, Galia's beau loses his life, and she loses her memory of the events following the attack.
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
A saucy cabaret singer juggles a bevy of men, including a jailed jewel thief, a saloon owner and a Salvation Army captain bent on reforming her.
Somewhere In Time (1980)
A playwright obsessed with a picture of an early 1900s actress wills himself back in time to find the woman, and the two begin a love affair.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Kirk leads his crew on a mission to free kidnapped diplomats and discovers that their captor is a Vulcan who happens to be Spock's half-brother.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
In the midst of peace negotiations with the Klingons, Capt. Kirk and Mr. Spock find themselves accused of murder when a Klingon vessel is attacked.
Stephen King's Thinner (1996)
Stripped To Kill (1987)
Summer Storm (2004)
A young man begins to realize he has more than friendly feelings for his best pal in this coming-of-age tale about two champion crew rowers.
Swimming With Sharks (1994)
Naive Guy lands a job as personal assistant to a repulsive, cutthroat studio exec who turns Guy's daily routine into a pride-swallowing siege.
The Addams Family (1991)
Stepping out of the pages of Charles Addams' cartoons and the 1960s television series, members of the beloved, macabre family take to the big screen.
The Announcement (2012)
The Brotherhood (2001)
The City Of Lost Children (1995)
The Dhamma Brothers (2008)
The Good Son (1993)
In this psychological thriller, young Henry Evans might not be as innocent as he seems. In fact, he could be deadly -- or so says his cousin, Mark.
The Ghost And The Darkness (1996)
While working for a railroad baron in colonial Uganda, engineer John Patterson finds his construction efforts stymied by a series of lion attacks.
The Haunting Of Hell House (1999)
The Haunting Of Julia (1977)
The Hunted (1995)
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
The Marinovich Project
The Pianist (2002)
Famed Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman struggles to survive the onslaught of Nazi tyranny during World War II in this drama based on his memoirs.
The Rainmaker (1997)
A young attorney and a scrappy paralegal work to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company.
The Theatre Bizarre (2011)
The Three Stooges (2000)
While contemplating a reunion with his former onscreen partners, aging Stooge Moe Howard flashes back on his career with Shemp, Larry and "Curly."
30 For 30: Guru Of Go (2010)
Trace the remarkable story of innovative and gutsy basketball coach Paul Westhead, who brought surprising success to Loyola Marymount University.
30 For 30: June 17th, 1994 (2010)
On a fateful day in 1994, several unconnected incidents from the sports world captured global attention -- including O.J. Simpson's run from the law.
30 For 30: Marion Jones: Press Pause (2010)
Marion Jones's amazing run of Olympic success at the 2000 Games in Sydney provided a standout story, but her fall from grace was equally stunning.
30 For 30: No Crossover: The Trial Of Allen Iverson (2010)
High school basketball player Allen Iverson was destined for stardom until a bowling alley brawl nearly derailed his future and impacted his hometown.
30 For 30: Once Brothers (2010)
Future NBA stars Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac were teammates and friends in Yugoslavia. But their country's civil war made them blood enemies.
30 For 30: Silly Little Game (2010)
Discover how a group of stat-crazed geeks formed the first baseball rotisserie league, unaware their game would someday spawn a $4 billion industry.
30 For 30: Small Potatoes: Who Killed The USFL? (2009)
This documentary by award-winning director Michael Tollin outlines the rapid rise and fall of the upstart United States Football League in the 1980s.
30 For 30: The Best That Never Was (2010)
Universities nationwide lobbied hard to sign highly touted football prospect Marcus Dupree in 1981, but his vast promise never materialized.
30 For 30: The Dotted Line (2011)
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock goes behind the scenes to see what it takes to make it in the cutthroat world of sports agents.
30 For 30: The Two Escobars (2010)
This ESPN documentary draws parallels between two renowned Colombians: soccer star Andrés Escobar and international drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
30 For 30: The U (2010)
The University of Miami's football team became a nationwide powerhouse in the 1980s as the coach stirred up controversy by seeking out black players.
30 For 30: Unguarded (2011)
This unflinching documentary chronicles the turbulent life of Chris Herren, an NBA star whose profound drug addiction wrecked his basketball career.
30 For 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller Vs The New York Knicks (2010)
NBA legend Reggie Miller became an enemy to New York Knicks fans, especially after helping the Pacers win the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals.
To Be Or Not To Be (1983)
When the Nazis invade Warsaw, a Polish acting troupe gets enmeshed in a subterfuge to prevent the Germans from finding a list of underground fighters.
Top Secret! (1984)
Scheduled to perform in East Germany, an American pop idol is caught in international intrigue in this zany spy spoof from the creators of Airplane!.
Touching Home (2008)
Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1995)
26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story (2012)
Unstable Fables: Three Pigs And A Baby (2008)
After being wounded in World War II, a disillusioned Nazi colonel hatches a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Wake Up (2010)
Filmed over the course of three years, this documentary follows Jonas Elrod, who woke up one day with the ability to see angels, demons and ghosts.
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
After discovering that lucky local Ned Devine croaked from the shock of winning the national lottery, two men mastermind a scheme to impersonate him.
Zack And Miri Make A Porno (2008)
Zack and Miri make and star in an adult film to bring in easy money. But their unspoken feelings for each other might threaten the whole enterprise.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 2014
Outside The Law (2010)
The Final Countdown (1980)
What if a 1980s American aircraft carrier (with its modern firepower) time-warped back to Pacific waters near Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941?
The Wheels On The Bus (2003)
Mango and Papaya have lots of fun as they visit a clown's birthday party, a bird show and an aquarium. They also travel through an enchanted forest.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 2014
The World Without Us (2008)
This provocative documentary probes what would happen if the United States were to suddenly remove itself from the world stage.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 2014)
AFV: Best In Boneheads (2001)
A fool tossing apples at a hornet's nest and a man getting wedged in a dollhouse are among the knuckleheads in this collection of comical clips.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15TH, 2014
In Need Of Romance (2011)
As a hotel concierge manager tries to sort out her relationship with her ex, events take an unforeseen turn when the hotel's heir enters the picture.
Killer Girl K (2011)
After the tragic murder of her mother, a young woman plots revenge by joining a crime organization and training to become a professional killer.
Les Miserables (2011)
This adaption of Victor Hugo's novel stars Gerard Depardieu as Jean Valjean, a man who finds redemption while eluding the pitiless Inspector Javert.
McLeod's Daughters (2001-2008)
Two long-lost sisters reunite and hire a group of tough, hardworking women to bring their late father's financially troubled farm back to life.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16TH, 2014
The Adventures Of Fish 'N' Chips (2013)
Fish 'n' Chips are sworn enemies in a never-ending chase over land and sea, as frisky feline Chips is in constant pursuit of young, seafaring Fish.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22ND, 2014
The Defenders (2010)
Flashy Las Vegas law partners Kaczmarek and Morelli are opposites, except in the courtroom, where they rely on razzle-dazzle to defend their clients.