What’s Leaving Netflix: August 2016

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Happyness. Photo: Columbia Pictures

Each month, several films and TV shows leave Netflix’s catalogue. We provide a list of departing titles so you can watch them before they're gone forever (or are just available on a different site). Consider this your weekend viewing guide. For more comprehensive coverage of the best titles available on Netflix and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.

You’re Killin’ Me, Smalls! The Sandlot (1993)

In this classic summer movie, a ragtag team of kids gets in and out of trouble while playing baseball on a dusty neighborhood field. The retrograde pool scene hasn’t aged well, but The Sandlot still has one of the best Erector Set scenes of all time. Leaving August 1.

Peak Will Smith: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Based on the real-life story of Chris Gardner, a salesman hustling to raise his 5-year-old son, The Pursuit of Happyness is the kind of mid-budget drama movie stars rarely do anymore. With the help of Will Smith at the height of his star power, the movie managed to be a box-office powerhouse and the tenth-highest-grossing movie of 2006. Leaving August 27.

Space Jumanji: Zathura (2005)

These days, we are all about small Kristen Stewart movies, so what about this hidden gem? See, it’s this inventive sci-fi drama about kids who get lost in space, and it tries to tackle big ideas, like “What if a board game ruled space and time?” Okay, to be fair, Zathura is not a good movie, but any true Kristen Stewart completionist knows that’s beside the point. Leaving August 31.

Spike’s “Big” Movie: Inside Man (2006)

Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, and Clive Owen navigate a bank robbery turned hostage situation, which is then turned into something else entirely in Spike Lee’s most commercially successful film to date. Lee has talked about making a sequel for years, but the funding has never materialized. Now, if he pulled off the perfect bank robbery … Leaving August 1.

What Doesn’t Kill Us: Roseanne (Collection 2)

Netflix only licenses select episodes, or “collections,” of Roseanne at a time, so while “Collection 3” is arriving on Netflix next month, “Collection 2” is leaving. You don’t have to worry about losing the series’ cohesion, since Roseanne is as episodic as a sitcom comes. Still, it’s a pity to lose “A Stash From the Past,” an all-time great episode that sends Dan, Jackie, and Roseanne on drug and nostalgia trips after they find a bag of pot in one of the kids' rooms. Leaving August 1.

TELEVISION

August 1
Roseanne 
(Collection 2)

August 14
Clifford the Big Red Dog (Seasons 1­2)
Clifford's Puppy Days (Seasons 1­2)

MOVIES

August 1
Addams Family Values (1993)
The Best Man (1999)
Bowfinger (1999)
The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Johnny English (2003)
The Nutty Professor (1996)
The Replacements (2000)
Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
The Sandlot (1993)
Suspect Zero (2004)
Teen Witch (1989)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

August 11
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

August 15
Charlie’s Angels (2000)
Wish Upon a Star (1996)

August 16
Inside Man (2006)

August 20
Harry the Bunny (2009)

August 23
Blitz (2011)

August 27
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

August 30
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

August 31
Death Note (2006)
Naruto Shippûden the Movie: Bonds (2008)
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie (2007)
Zathura (2005)

For more details on the best film and television available online, consult Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub.