5 Movies and Shows You Need to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in March

Every month, licenses expire and movie and TV show titles are pulled from streaming services like Netflix. In some cases, Netflix has even removed (and continues to remove) its own original series to create new content and keep the interface fresh and up-to-date. Already in March, for example, movies like Air Force One, Shutter Island, Cakeand Scream 4 have been removed, as have shows like Borderliner (a Netflix original) and all three seasons of the Sundance series Hap and Leonard.

What will come next? We’re here to let you know what movies and TV shows are leaving Netflix this month, and when they’ll be leaving, so you can catch them before they’re gone.

Arrested Development, Seasons 1-5 – 2013-2019 (departs March 15)

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In a shocking and puzzling move, Netflix has confirmed it will be axing all five seasons of the popular sitcom Arrested Development from her roster. This includes the final two seasons produced by Netflix after the show was canceled on its original Fox network.

The show, which is best described as a sitcom with absurdist humor, has become a cult favorite among fans. It’s also the kind of show you can watch later and still have the inside jokes. With a star-studded cast (including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera and the late, great Jessica Walter) and Ron Howard as executive producer and narrator, Arrested DevelopmentFox’s seemingly early cancellation had fans upset. Netflix revived the show six years later, but with news that the show will no longer have a home on the streaming service, now is the time to watch (or rewatch) it. Arrested Development before leaving once more.

The Lego Collection – 2013-2019 (departure March 16)

Lego Marvel Super Heroes Avengers Reassembled characters that work together.

If you have a young child who loves Legos and superheroes, or if you belong to this category yourself, you should note that the entire collection of Lego movies, TV shows and short films featuring DC and Marvel characters, as well as popular franchises like Jurassic Park are leaving Netflix this month. This includes Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leagured, Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled, Lego Jurassic World: Secret Exhibit, Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Black Panther, Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Guardians of the Galaxy, Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload, Lego Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venomand Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar.

The suspicion is that many, if not all, of these titles will make their way to Disney+ or HBO Max in the future. With that said, there is no official confirmation yet. So enjoy them before they’re gone or prepare your little ones to no longer have access to them.

Shtisel season 1-3 – 2013-2021 (departure March 25)

A man with a beard and a hat and a young woman talking in a scene from Shtisel.

This Israeli TV drama has been available on Netflix since 2018. But five years later, all three seasons of Shtisel will soon leave the popular streamer.

Shtisel centers around the fictional Haredi family living in an off-the-grid town in Jerusalem. The family is headed by the patriarch rabbi and their community follows strict Haredi customs. But when some family members break these traditions and instead show support for a more secular life, chaos ensues within the family and their neighbors, including those from the adjacent religious fundamentalist community. Shtisel mainly starring Shira Haas, who earned an Emmy Award nomination for her role in the series Unorthodox.

The Imitation Game — 2014 (departure March 28)

Benedict Cumberatch looks at a series of codes on the wall in a scene from The Imitation Game.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this historical drama based on Andre Hodges’ 1983 biography Alan Turing: The Enigma about the man who worked to decipher secret German intelligence messages for the British government during World War II. The film, which was the highest-grossing independent film that year, also earned eight Academy Award nominations and won Best Adapted Screenplay.

The story takes place in the 1950s and sees Turing looking back on his time during the war, recalling events that happened. The imitation game it’s been praised for its screenplay (it won an Oscar that year) as well as Cumberbatch’s colorful performance, so it’s worth watching if you haven’t already.

Brokeback Mountain — 2005 (departs March 31)

Jake Gyllenhaal lying on the grass, Heath Ledger sitting in front in a scene from Brokeback Mountain.

You have until the end of the month to watch (or re-watch) the neo-western romantic drama Brokeback Mountain, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and the late Heath Ledger as two American cowboys who can’t shake (or stop) their emotional and physical attraction to each other. An unusual love story, Brokeback Mountain won several accolades at the Academy Awards, with many believing the film should have won Best Picture Conflict.

Brokeback Mountain it was also the subject of controversy, including censorship and criticism from conservative media, as well as questions over the choice to play two straight male gay cowboys. However, there is no question Brokeback Mountain was one of the most talked about films of the 2000s and has been credited with helping popularize queer cinema.

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