It’s that bittersweet time of the month when we must bid farewell to a selection of cinematic gems as they make their exit from Netflix. While it’s always disheartening to see beloved films depart from the streaming platform, this offers the perfect opportunity to revisit those classics or discover new favorites before they’re gone.
In this article, I’ll be highlighting the best movies that will soon be leaving Netflix, giving you ample time to indulge in a memorable movie marathon as the month draws to a close. First, I’ll list out the ten best options. And at the bottom of the article, you’ll find a full list of all the movies leaving by the end of April.
As the streaming landscape continues to evolve, Netflix constantly updates its content to keep the experience fresh and engaging for its subscribers. Though we may feel a pang of nostalgia when our favorite titles disappear from the platform, it’s essential to seize the moment and catch these outstanding films while we still can. So let’s get to it.
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21 Jump Street (2012)
Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, this action-comedy flick stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as two mismatched cops who go undercover at a high school to bust a drug ring. Navigating teenage cliques and reliving their awkward youth, the duo discovers that times have changed and staying incognito is harder than they thought. This film offers a hilarious spin on the buddy-cop genre while paying homage to the original ’80s TV series.
Your last day to watch 21 Jump Street is April 30, 2023.
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Julia Roberts stars in this inspiring adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling memoir, directed by Ryan Murphy. The film follows the soul-searching journey of a woman who, after a painful divorce, embarks on a life-changing trip across Italy, India, and Indonesia. Along the way, she learns to savor food, embrace spirituality, and rediscover love, offering viewers a visually stunning and heartwarming experience.
Your last day to watch Eat Pray Love is April 30, 2023.
King Kong (2005)
Peter Jackson brings the iconic giant ape back to life in this epic action-adventure film, starring Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody, and Jack Black. Set in the 1930s, an ambitious filmmaker and his crew venture into the mysterious Skull Island, only to encounter the legendary Kong. Capturing the colossal creature, they transport him to New York, setting the stage for a thrilling climax. Jackson’s take on the classic tale blends astonishing visual effects with a gripping narrative.
Your last day to watch King Kong is April 30, 2023.
The Bourne Series (2002-2012)
Matt Damon stars as Jason Bourne in this action-packed thriller series (as well as Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross), with four different movies directed by the likes Doug Liman, Paul Greengrass and Tony Gilroy. Suffering from amnesia, Bourne discovers his extraordinary combat skills and a trail of deadly secrets as he tries to piece together his past. With electrifying fight scenes and an intense chases across the world, this spy saga is a must-watch for adrenaline junkies.
Your last day to watch the Bourne series is April 30, 2023.
Notting Hill (1999)
Directed by Roger Michell, this romantic comedy features Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in a charming tale of an ordinary British bookseller who falls for a famous American actress. Set against the backdrop of the picturesque Notting Hill neighborhood, the film explores the trials and tribulations of an unlikely romance, evoking laughter and tears with its witty dialogue and heartfelt moments.
Your last day to watch Notting Hill is April 30, 2023.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
In this vibrant and unique action-comedy directed by Edgar Wright, Michael Cera stars as Scott Pilgrim, a bassist who must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in a series of epic battles. Blending video game-inspired visuals with a sharp wit, this cult classic offers a wildly entertaining ride through the trials of young love.
Your last day to watch Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is April 30, 2023.
The Dark Knight (2008)
Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed superhero film stars Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as the chillingly anarchic Joker. With Gotham City plunged into chaos, Batman faces his most formidable foe yet in this gripping tale of morality and sacrifice. Ledger’s unforgettable performance and Nolan’s masterful storytelling make this a standout entry in the Batman saga.
Your last day to watch The Dark Knight is April 30, 2023.
The ‘Burbs (1989)
This dark comedy directed by Joe Dante stars Tom Hanks as an ordinary suburbanite who becomes increasingly suspicious of his mysterious new neighbors. With a blend of quirky humor and suspenseful moments, this underrated gem explores the paranoia and absurdity lurking beneath the surface of suburban life.
Your last day to watch The ‘Burbs is April 30, 2023.
Directed by Ron Howard, this heartwarming comedy-drama features an ensemble cast, including Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, and Dianne Wiest. The film delves into the challenges and joys of raising children as it follows the lives of four siblings and their families. With its blend of humor and poignancy, Parenthood is a touching exploration of the complexities of family dynamics.
Your last day to watch Parenthood is April 30, 2023.
Den of Thieves (2018)
In this gripping heist thriller directed by Christian Gudegast, Gerard Butler stars as a tough, no-nonsense cop hot on the trail of a group of elite bank robbers, led by Pablo Schreiber. As the criminals plan an audacious heist on the Federal Reserve Bank, the line between law and crime becomes increasingly blurred. With intense action sequences and a twist-filled plot, Den of Thieves keeps viewers on the edge of their seats from start to finish.
Your last day to watch Den of Thieves is April 30, 2023.
Every movie leaving Netflix in March 2023
Note: The dates mark your final days to watch these movies.
- April 23: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)
- April 24: Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017)
- April 30: 21 Jump Street (2012); Along Came Polly (2004); American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006); Are You The One (2017); Barefoot (2014); Black Crows (2017); CIA: Comrade in America (2017); Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2008); Coffee for All (2017); Den of Thieves (2018); Eat Pray Love (2010); Empire State (2013); Fan of Amoory (2018); Fletch (1985); Food on the Go (2017); Jailbreak (2017); King Kong (2005); Leap Year (2010); Life (1999); Notting Hill (1999); Parenthood (1989); Play Misty for Me (1971); R.I.P.D. (2013); Road to Perdition (2002); Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010); The ‘Burbs (1989); The Bourne Identity (2002); The Bourne Legacy (2012); The Bourne Supremacy (2004); The Bourne Ultimatum (2007); The Clapper (2017); The Dark Knight (2008); The Four Seasons (1981); The Gentlemen (2020); The Hangover: Part II (2011); The Hangover: Part III (2013); The Legend of Zorro (2005); The Mask of Zorro (1998); The Nutty Professor (1996); The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000); The Other Side of the Mountain (1975); The Sting (1973); The Strange House (2020); This Is 40 (2012)