Netflix Set for Major Content Removals, Other Changes Announced

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Netflix's two top shows, Stranger Things and Wednesday

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Netflix is set to bid farewell to hundreds of titles as several changes are set to come to the platform.

One of the standout features of Netflix is its ability to cater to a wide range of tastes. The platform has something for everyone, from riveting crime dramas like Mindhunter to epic fantasy series like The Witcher. Netflix’s original content, in particular, has captured the hearts and attention of viewers worldwide. Shows like Stranger Things, set in the 1980s with supernatural elements and a group of endearing kids as protagonists, have become cultural phenomena, while Bridgerton, a Regency-era period drama, has sparked a new wave of romance series.

Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) snapping her fingers
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Netflix’s popular shows aren’t limited to one genre, and that diversity is one of its strengths. Whether you’re into thought-provoking documentaries like Making a Murderer or lighthearted comedies like The Crown, the platform offers an extensive array of choices. The ability to binge-watch entire seasons at one’s own pace has redefined the way people consume television, making it a cornerstone of modern entertainment. As Netflix continues to invest in original content and expand its global reach, it remains a dominant force in the streaming industry, shaping the future of entertainment.

Though Netflix remains the most popular streaming platform in the world today, that doesn’t mean that the company hasn’t been faced with its own set of unique challenges. Netflix cracked down on password sharing earlier this year, making it so that subscribers of the standard plan could no longer share their passwords with friends or family outside of their household.

The young cast of Stranger Things (Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, Gaten Matarazzo, Maya Hawke, Sadie Sink, and Caleb McLaughlin) staring in shock
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In that same time frame, Netflix increased its prices significantly. Now, Netflix’s standard with ads costs $6.99 per month. The standard subscription is $15.49 per month (extra member slots can be added for $7.99 per month), and the premium subscription is $22.99 per month (extra member slots can be added for $7.99 per month).

With prices increasing and demand for content at an all-time high, Netflix has had to continuously make decisions on what contracts it keeps in place and what it moves on from. This includes cutting movies and television shows– which typically get picked up by another streaming company weeks later– and bringing in new ones.

In November 2023, Netflix reportedly bids farewell to a multitude of titles, including beloved classics and more recent additions. As the month begins, Nickelodeon favorites like 100 Things to do Before High School (2014), A Fairly Odd Summer (2014), and Big Time Movie (2012) make their exit. Movie enthusiasts will need to say goodbye to the likes of Batman Begins (2005), Bee Movie (2007), Collateral (2004), and the entire Fast & Furious series, including 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Fast Five (2011). Other notable departures include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Girl, Interrupted (1999), The Dark Knight (2008), and its sequel, The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in the 'Fast and the Furious' franchise
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Fans of animated series will miss Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir and The Thundermans. Additionally, several Nickelodeon shows are being removed, such as Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie (2017), Legends of the Hidden Temple (2016), and The Massively Mixed-Up Middle School Mystery (2015).

As the month progresses, titles like The Amazing Race, Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian (2002), and Love O2O (2016) will also vanish from the platform. Towards the end of November, the heartwarming movies Despicable Me (2010) and Despicable Me 2 (2013) will depart, leaving a trail of laughter and nostalgia.

On November 30, the gripping mystery Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019) concludes the list of departures, making November a bittersweet month for Netflix subscribers. If any of these titles hold a special place in your heart, be sure to catch them before they disappear from the streaming service.

While it may be sad to lose some of this content, Netflix has announced a major lineup of new titles that will be gracing the streaming platform in November, as well.

November on Netflix brings a diverse range of movies and shows to cater to every viewer’s tastes. Among the highlights, 13 Going on 30 (2004) offers a delightful comedy starring Jennifer Garner, where a young teen’s wish to become an adult leads to hilarious consequences. Action fans can get their adrenaline fix with 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016), featuring John Krasinski and directed by Michael Bay, recounting a harrowing attack on a US compound in Libya.

For those who enjoy thrillers set in chilling landscapes, Cold Pursuit (2019) stars Liam Neeson as a snowplow driver on a quest for revenge in a snowy setting. On the other hand, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) directed by Edgar Wright, brings to life a beloved comic series with its fantastic blend of action and comedy, a must-see before its anime adaptation. The Social Network (2010), directed by David Fincher, delves into the origins of Facebook and the life of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, offering a fascinating glimpse into the world of tech giants.

Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun in Netflix's Squid Game Official Poster
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November also sees Netflix releasing a variety of original content, including the Mexican drama Hurricane Season, where a group of teens discovers a floating corpse and unravels their town’s hidden secrets, and the British psychological horror thriller Locked In, starring Famke Janssen. Additionally, fans of the supernatural can catch up on the Monsterverse with Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), pitting these iconic monsters against each other in epic showdowns.

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