Leaving Netflix today and May: Things to watch before they go

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Everything has an expiry date - and your favourite films and TV shows on Netflix are no exception.

The popular streaming platform sheds a ton of movies and TV series every month because of the way that licensing deals work.

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There are no fewer than 55 titles expiring today (30 April), and heaps more throughout the month of May - so you better grab the remote now if you don't want to miss them.

Among the April 30 departures are hit movies like Slumdog Millionaire, Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Duchess and The Virgin Suicides.

Documentary lovers will have to be quick to catch Requiem for the American Dream, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream, and Gascoigne, the feature length documentary on the life of Gazza.

If you've got kids, Chicken Run gets its final run, while Horrid Henry is off air.

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As May approaches, it's time to say goodbye to a fair few more.

Disney Channel Original Movies will be get the biggest clear out out of any genre.

Films like High School Musical 1 and 2, Cow Belles Camp Rock and The Cheetah Girls 1, 2 and 3 will need to be watched elsewhere.

That said, High School Musical fans will get High School Musical 3: Senior Year on May 1 to soften the blow.

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Film fans, meanwhile, will lose hugely popular films like Bridget Jones's Diary, Goodfellas, Charlotte's Web and Ocean's 11,

There's still time to film and TV shows listed below until their departure dates - but you better get a shift on.

See the full list of Netflix departures below.

30 April

A Mother's Instinct

American Experience: American Comandante

American Experience: The Big Burn

American Experience: The Blackout

American Experience: The Boys of '36

American Experience: War of the Worlds

Ava's Possessions

Be Kind Rewind


Black Friday

Camp X-Ray

Chicken Run


Dark Intentions

The Descent

Desert Dancer

Dot 2 Dot

The Duchess

Eastern Promises

Easy Living

Enemy at the Gates

The Fluffy Movie


Girl Missing

Horrid Henry

I, Me aur Main

The Iron Lady

Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of the Bus

Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent

Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz

King's Faith

Lethal Seduction

Lost Boy

Michael Clayton

My Last Day Without You


Requiem for the American Dream

Rescue Dawn

Resident Evil

Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane

Sense and Sensibility

Silent Hill

Slumdog Millionaire

Soul Mates

Stalked by My Doctor


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream

Total Siyappa


The Traveler

The Virgin Suicides


Welcome to Leith

Who's Driving Doug

May 1

Bridget Jones's Diary



Charlotte's Web

Field of Dreams


Ocean's Eleven


Silent Hill

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The Hurt Locker

To Rome With Love

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

May 2

12 Dates of Christmas

Beauty & the Briefcase

Cadet Kelly

Camp Rock

Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

Cow Belles


Disney’s The Cheetah Girls

Disney’s The Cheetah Girls 2

Disney’s The Cheetah Girls: One World


Geek Charming

Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas

Hello Sister, Goodbye Life

High School Musical

High School Musical 2

Jump In!

Lemonade Mouth

Little Einsteins: Seasons 1 - 2

My Fake Fiancé

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

Phineas and Ferb: Seasons 1 - 4

Princess Protection Program

Princess: A Modern Fairytale

Read It and Weep

Revenge of the Bridesmaids

Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure

Special Agent Oso: Seasons 1 - 2


Teen Spirit

The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Seasons 1 - 5

Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior

Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

May 7

The Host

May 12

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

May 30

Disney’s The Jungle Book

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