What’s Leaving Netflix: July 2018

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Each month, several films and TV shows leave Netflix’s library. We provide a list of departing titles and recommend a few standouts so you can watch them before they’re gone forever (or are just available on a different site). For more coverage of the best movies and TV shows available on Netflix, including our top picks from last month and updates on what’s new on Netflix this month, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub.

This Month’s Highlights

Leaving July 1

For movie-nerd laughs: Tropic Thunder

Idiot celebrities get stuck in a real war zone while trying to film a war movie. It’s a brilliant comedic gambit that writer-director-star Ben Stiller pulled off like gangbusters, with a film resembling the demented stepchild of Galaxy Quest and Fitzcarraldo. Tropic Thunder plays best for crowds of Hollywood obsessives, who could easily identify the actor types being spoofed by Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Jr. (that blackface was a little much, though). Also, it’s weird to remember how everyone went nuts for a spittle-flecked Tom Cruise cameo that’s just … fine. Leaving July 1.

Leaving July 1

For lovers of magic and trickery: An Honest Liar

Magician turned fraud-detector James “the Amazing” Randi lets us inside his tireless crusade to root out people who use deception for ill gains in this wonderfully entertaining documentary. Through a series of capers, the goofy-grinned octogenarian escape artist with the Santa Claus beard takes on faith healers, self-proclaimed psychics, and poorly designed university studies, all while ruminating on the powers of fakery and the willingness of humanity to be fooled (his own coming-out narrative builds on this theme in powerful ways). An Honest Liar also packs in one of the wildest third-act twists you’re likely to see in a documentary. Leaving July 1.

Leaving July 1

For fans of boardroom intrigue: Michael Clayton

This sleek, George Clooney-starring legal thriller holds up 11 years later, even if its Capra-esque redemptive arc feels more naïve with each passing day. Clooney got all the attention for his portrayal of the suave yet emotionally hollow corporate fixer at the film’s center, a role that fit the actor like one of those finely tailored suits. But the real scene-stealer is Tom Wilkinson as the big-shot partner whose yammering mental breakdown at the prospect of defending an evil agribusiness firm (“I am Shiva, the god of death!”) kicks the pressurized white-collar-espionage plot into gear. Leaving July 1.

Full List

Noteworthy selections in bold.

Leaving Netflix: TV Shows

Leaving July 8

Real Husbands of Hollywood: Seasons 1-5

Leaving July 15

Lockup: State Prisons: Collection 1

Leaving Netflix: Movies

Leaving July 1

• Alive
• Along Came Polly
An Honest Liar
• The Art of War
Beerfest
Before Midnight
Bring It On
• Bring It On Again
• Bring It On: All or Nothing
• Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
• Bring It On: In It to Win It
• Cocktail
• Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Lethal Weapon
• Lethal Weapon 2
• Lethal Weapon 3
• Lethal Weapon 4
Little Women
Michael Clayton
Midnight in Paris
• Mixed Signals
• More Than a Game
• Pandemic
Piglet’s Big Movie
• Rugrats Go Wild
Scary Movie
• Scream 3
• Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Tropic Thunder
V for Vendetta

Leaving July 2

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Leaving July 8

• Alpha & Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom

Leaving July 9

• Ratchet and Clank
• Serena

Leaving July 11

• Alice Through the Looking Glass

Leaving July 14

• Wild Hogs

Leaving July 15

• Convergence
• Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary

Leaving July 16

Changeling
Wanted

Leaving July 29

• The Den

Leaving July 30

• A Cinderella Story
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot
• Swing State

For more coverage of the best movies and TV shows available on HBO, Amazon Prime, Showtime and Hulu, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.

What’s Leaving Netflix: July 2018