December is fast approaching, which means Netflix will unfortunately be saying goodbye to a handful of titles. Each month, the popular streaming service removes a bunch of movies and TV shows from its lineup as it adds new series and flicks.
Over the next few weeks, Netflix will be deleting over 40 titles including a few classic movies like “American Beauty” and “Top Gun.” Check out our list of the top 10 titles you should watch ASAP, before they’re gone for good.
“50 First Dates” (2004) — Leaving Dec. 1
This is definitely a romantic comedy you can’t miss. In this 2004 movie, Adam Sandler’s character Henry has to woo Lucy (Drew Barrymore) over and over and over again because she suffers from short-tern memory loss and keeps forgetting who he is. Henry, once a playboy, is in love with Lucy but has to figure out a way to get her to remember him.
“American Beauty” (1999) — Leaving Dec. 1
In this 1999 classic, Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is going through a mid-life crisis so he quits his job, starts working at a fast-food restaurant, and fantasizes about having an affair with his teenage daughter’s friend. Although Lester seems pleased with his new life, things only get worse for him.
“Top Gun” (1986) — Leaving Dec. 1
Tom Cruise stars as an overly cocky fighter pilot trainee who quickly clashes with the other students in his class. Not only is Cruise’s character Maverick on a mission to become the best fighter pilot, he’s also trying to get his flight instructor Charlotte (Kelly McGillis) to fall for him.
“The Best of Me” (2014) — Leaving Dec. 3
“The Best of Me” is based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks and tells the story of Dawson (James Marsden) and Amanda (Michelle Monaghan ), high school sweethearts who reunite after 20 years apart when they both return to their hometown for a funeral. However, just because Amanda and Dawson are still very much in love with each other doesn’t mean they will get their happily ever after.
“Holes” (2003) — Leaving Dec. 5
This is one of Shia LaBeouf’s most well-known films. When his character Stanley is falsely accused of stealing sneakers, he must spend his time at detention camp digging holes for the warden. During his time at the camp, Stanley starts to suspect that the warden has ulterior motives for making them dig holes.
“The DaVinci Code” (2006) — Leaving Dec. 14
“The DaVinci Code” is based on the 2003 mystery-detective novel by Dan Brown and tells the story of Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), a Harvard professor who is the prime suspect after police discover that someone was murdered at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The murder, along with clues found in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, could expose a huge secret about Christianity.
“Beyond the Hills” (2012) — Leaving Dec. 16
This movie first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 and won awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actress. It tells the story of two women who grew up together in an orphanage. One of the girls, Voichița (Cosmina Stratan ) went on to become a nun in an Orthodox church, while her friend Alina (Cristina Flutur) began working in Germany. Alina returns home to visit Voichița and tries to convince her to leave the church and move to Germany with her.
“Dark Skies” (2013) — Leaving Dec. 22
If you’re into horror films, then “Dark Skies” is a movie you may want to add to your list of Netflix movies to watch. In this 2013 film, Lucy (Keri Russell) and her husband Daniel (Josh Hamilton) have to protect their family after they are attacked by a terrifying and deadly threat.
“Just Friends” (2005) — Leaving Dec. 26
Just about everyone has been in a situation like Chris (Ryan Reynolds) in the romantic comedy “Just Friends.” In the movie, Chris is in love with his BFF Jamie (Amy Smart), but she doesn’t want a romantic relationship with him. Chris is so hurt that he moves away, but returns years later to try and win her heart again.
“Spy Kids” (2001) — Leaving Dec. 27
In this family-friendly movie, two kids — Carmen (Alexa PenaVega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) — become spies to try and save their parents from a dangerous mastermind.