What’s Leaving Netflix: February 2016

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Each month, several films and TV shows leave Netflix’s catalogue. We provide a list of titles leaving the platform, along with a selection of titles that may interest you. For more comprehensive coverage of the best titles available on Netflix and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s Streaming Hub, which is updated throughout the month.

Wibbly Wobbly: Classic Doctor Who (Collections 1–18), Doctor Who (Seasons 1–8)

The BBC’s always-chipper time-traveling Doctor first appeared on TV screens from 1963 to 1989, then reappeared in 2005 in a reboot from Russell T. Davies. Even if you took the weekend off, you wouldn’t have time to binge the whole show, but you can start with Vulture’s introduction to Doctor Who — think of all inside jokes on British TV shows you'll get now.
Leaving February 1.

Out with a bang: The Hurt Locker (2008)

Kathryn Bigelow’s Best Picture winner might be the greatest film about the Iraq War, though there’s not much competition on that front (yet). The Hurt Locker takes you where so many people don’t want to go: in the middle of a bomb squad, in the middle of Baghdad, in the middle of one giant geopolitical mess.
Leaving February 1.

246: Rain Man (1988)

Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman pair up for a story about a man taking care of his brother, an autistic savant. Hoffman won Best Actor for the showier role, but Tom Cruise’s complicated and frustrated foil anchors the film, and deserves just as much credit.
Leaving February 1

He’ll be back (just maybe not on Netflix): The Terminator (1984)

James Cameron’s sci-fi/action hybrid was a film that launched a thousand attempted reboots and solidified Arnold’s film career. Ignore the recent Terminator installments and the universe’s shaky, time-travel mythology, and focus on the pure, gangbusters action.
Leaving February 1.

Crying time: Terms of Endearment (1983)

A classic tearjerker with a classic pedigree — James L. Brooks (Broadcast News) directs and Shirley MacLaine (she’s Shirley MacLaine) stars — Terms of Endearment is a mother-daughter story that's brutally effective at what it does. Mostly it'll make you want to call your parents, or your kids. Maybe just get everyone on one big conference call for some collective catharsis.
Leaving February 1.

A star is born: Problem Child: Leslie Jones (2009)

Leslie Jones quickly has become a standout among SNL’s cast, and she’ll appear in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters in July. Now’s a good time to see (or revisit) her earlier work with this 2009 stand-up special. A master of space work, Jones elevates simple conceits with ramped-up energy and physical precision. In one bit, she compares dating and basketball, eventually assuming a defensive stance and promising, “He ain’t going to get none of that baseline.”
Leaving February 19.

February 1
Classic Doctor Who (Collections 1–18)
Doctor Who (Seasons 1–8)
Secrets and Lies (Season 1)

February 2
Pokémon: Black & White (Seasons 1-2)
Pokémon: Indigo League (Season 2)

February 11
Bridezillas (Season 10)

February 16
The Pitch (Season 2)

February 21
Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas (Season 1)

February 24
Chicagoland (Season 1)
Death Row Stories (Season 1)

February 25
The Guild (Seasons 1–6)

February 28
Sabrina, The Animated Series (Seasons 1–2)
Sonic the Hedgehog (The Complete Series)

February 1
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)
Asylum (2005)
Bad Santa (2003)
Benny and Joon (1993)
Big Fish (2003)
Blue Crush (2002)
Crocodile Dundee 2 (1988)
The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Daylight (1996)
The Firm (1993)
Fletch (1985)
Gifted Hands (2009)
Gothika (2003)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The Naked Gun (1988)
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Rain Man (1988)
Ray (2004)
Sorority Row (2009)
The Terminator (1984)
Terms of Endearment (1983)

February 2
Pokémon the Movie: Black & White: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond (2013)
Pokémon the Movie: Black: Victini and Reshiram (2011)
Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013)
Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice (2012)
Pokémon the Movie: White: Victini and Zekrom (2011)

February 3
Bottle Shock (2008)

February 7
Compliance (2012)
Jack & Diane (2012)

February 11
Stephen King’s Bag of Bones (2011)
United 93 (2006)
Were the World Mine (2008)

February 13
The Fourth Kind (2009)

February 15
Kitten Party (2010)

February 17
Violet & Daisy (2011)

February 19
North Sea Texas (2011)
Problem Child: Leslie Jones (2009)
Side by Side (2012)

February 21
Jesus Camp (2006)
Nobody Walks (2012)
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

February 27
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

February 28
The Sea Inside (2004)

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