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Fan-favorite disappears from Netflix – these titles are gone soon, too

Despite the complicated streaming ecosystem, fans know one thing to be true: Cable, as we know it, is dead. The new systems of content delivery are far more attractive to consumers, and have even enabled the rise of the so-called “binge-watcher.”

Well, it may have been premature to declare cable dead and gone. Even if it isn’t as common, the same tactics of exclusivity and price-gouging have carried over to the new streaming services. Plus, with so many networks to sign up for, a monthly streaming bill is now on par with a cable bill. Tap or click here to see how.

As a result of these industry-wide practices, Netflix subscribers will have to say goodbye to a beloved classic show — with no options to stream it until another platform picks up the torch in several months. But that’s not the only thing dropping from Netflix this year. Here’s what’s disappearing in the coming month.

Farewell, ‘Friends’

Fans of the hit ’90s-era sitcom “Friends” were disappointed to discover the beloved show disappeared from their Netflix queue as of January 1, 2020.

The plans for this removal have been in the works for some time. As is the nature of the business, media properties are frequently licensed and distributed to different content providers. In the case of “Friends,” the show is simply changing hands to another streaming platform: HBO Max.

Although not yet fully available, HBO Max is WarnerMedia and HBO’s joint venture into the world of streaming media. Set to debut with a monster library of titles, the platform looks like a service to be reckoned with.

Expect to see more shows drifting from Netflix to platforms like HBO Max in the near future as the streaming wars truly ignite. Tap or click here to learn more about HBO Max.

You can start signing up for HBO Max May, 2020. Monthly subscriptions are rumored to start at $14.99.

But wait, there’s more! (Or less, actually)

“Friends” isn’t the only show disappearing from Netflix in January. Several popular animated shows like “Case Closed,” “Red vs. Blue” and “Strawberry Shortcake” all made their exit on Jan. 1.

In the realm of movies, even more titles will be leaving Netflix throughout the month of January. Here’s everything we know that will be removed from Netflix this month:

Leaving Netflix on January 12th

  • “16 Blocks” (2006)
  • “187”, aka “One Eight Seven” (1997)
  • “The 24 Hour War” (2016)
  • “About a Boy” (2002)
  • “Across the Universe” (2007)
  • “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (1974)
  • “AlphaGo” (2017)
  • “American History X” (1998)
  • “An American Tail” (1986)
  • “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West” (1991)
  • “An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night”
  • “Monster” (1999)
  • “An American Tail: The Treasures of Manhattan Island” (2000)
  • “Balto” (1995)
  • “Balto 2: Wolf Quest” (2001)
  • “Balto 3: Wings of Change” (2004)
  • “Billy Elliot” (2000)
  • “Black Hawk Down” (2001)
  • “Blood Diamond” (2006)
  • “The Book of Eli” (2010)
  • “The Brave One” (2007)
  • “The Bucket List” (2007)
  • “Butterfield 8” (1960)
  • “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (1958)
  • “Chappie” (2015)
  • “Christmas Break-In” (2019)
  • “Christmas with the Kranks” (2004)
  • “The Cincinnati Kid” (1965)
  • “Class Act” (1992)
  • “Cleopatra Jones” (1973)
  • “Cloud Atlas” (2012)
  • “Cool Hand Luke” (1967)
  • “The Crow” (1994)
  • “Dad” (1989)
  • “Daddy Day Care” (2003)
  • “The Dark Crystal” (1982)
  • “Deep Blue Sea” (1999)
  • “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking”
  • “Your Juice in the Hood” (1996)
  • “Enter the Dragon” (1973)
  • “Evan Almighty” (2007)
  • “Executive Decision” (1996)
  • “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (1998)
  • “The Flintstones” (1994)
  • ‘The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas” (2000)
  • “Forbidden Planet” (1956)
  • “Fracture” (2007)
  • “Gosford Park” (2001)
  • “Happy Hunting” (2017)
  • “Hum Aapke Hain Koun” (1994)
  • “Hum Saath-Saath Hain” (1999)
  • “Hurricane Bianca” (2016)
  • “The Informant!” (2009)
  • “Inkheart” (2008)
  • “The In-Laws” (2003)
  • ‘”Jackie Brown” (1997)
  • “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” (2011)
  • “Knowing” (2009)
  • “Lady in the Water” (2006)
  • “The Lake House” (2006)
  • “Leap Year” (2010)
  • “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” (1998)
  • “Lolita” (1962)
  • “The Long Kiss Goodnight” (1996)
  • “Love & Basketball” (2000)
  • “Maine Pyar Kiya” (1989)
  • “Malcolm X” (1992)
  • “Mean Streets” (1973)
  • “Mona Lisa Smile” (2003)
  • “Mr. Woodcock” (2007)
  • “Mutiny on the Bounty” (1962)
  • “Mystic River” (2003)
  • “National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1” (1993)
  • “No Reservations” (2007)
  • “Now and Then” (1995)
  • “Ocean’s Eleven” (1960)
  • “Open Season” (2006)
  • “The Pelican Brief” (1993)
  • “Penelope” (2006)
  • “The Pink Panther” (2006)
  • “Pulp Fiction” (1994)
  • “The Queen of the Damned” (2002)
  • “R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly” (2008)
  • “Rain Man” (1988)
  • “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955)
  • “Rocky” (1976)
  • “Rocky II” (1979)
  • “Rocky III” (1982)
  • “Rocky IV” (1985)
  • “Rocky V” (1990)
  • “Rumor Has It…” (2005)
  • “Sanai Choughade” (2008)
  • “Schindler’s List” (1993)
  • “Space Cowboys” (2000)
  • “Sparkle” (1976)
  • “Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams” (2002)
  • “Starsky & Hutch” (2004)
  • “Super Fly, aka Superfly” (1972)
  • “Supergirl” (1984)
  • “Superman Returns” (2006)
  • “Surf’s Up” (2007)
  • “Tears of the Sun” (2003)
  • “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (2009)
  • “Troy” (2004)
  • “Unaccompanied Minors” (2006)
  • “The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep” (2007)
  • “Wet Hot American Summer” (2001)
  • “White Christmas” (1954)
  • “Who’s That Knocking at My Door” (1967)
  • “Winter’s Bone” (2010)
  • “xXx” (2002)
  • “xXx: State of the Union” (2005)

Leaving Netflix on January 12th

  • “Maron” (Seasons 1-4)
  • “The Fighter” (2010)

Leaving Netflix on January 15th

  • “Forks Over Knives” (2011)
  • “The Rezort” (2015)

Leaving Netflix on January 17th

  • “Short Term 12” (2013)

Leaving Netflix on January 31st

  • “Æon Flux” (2005)
  • “American Psycho” (2000)
  • “Good Luck Chuck” (2007)
  • “Grease” (1978)
  • “La Reina del Sur” (Season 1)
  • “Panic Room” (2002)
  • “Revolutionary Road” (2008)
  • “Something’s Gotta Give” (2003)
  • “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”
  • “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”
  • “Spartacus: Vengeance”
  • “Spartacus: War of the Damned”
  • “Zombieland” (2009)

If you love any of these movies and shows, you might want to look into signing up for some new services or picking up Blu-rays; otherwise, you might as well wait for HBO Max.

Of course, there are a few loopholes and tricks you can use to get HBO Max without having to pay for it. Tap or click here to learn 3 tricks to get HBO Max for free.

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