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Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in July 2020

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Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in May 2020 (Photo: Netflix)

There's a litany of acclaimed and beloved films leaving Netflix throughout July including "Solo: A Star Wars Story," the Back to the Future trilogy, "Ant-Man and the Wasp," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Sex and the City 2" and "Stuart Little." There's also a mass exodus of A24 films leaving (some of which I've included in my list below).

Blue Valentine

Director Derek Cianfrance (HBO's "I Know This Much Is True") made quite the splash when "Blue Valentine" made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival 2010. The film stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling as a young couple who fall in love, marry and see their relationship disintegrate. It is brutal, but the performances tremendous and the writing is incredibly sharp. (Leaving 7/4/20)

Locke

I referenced "Locke" in my review of "7500," a new film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt . "7500" takes place in a cockpit. "Locke," which stars Tom Hardy. is set in a car. "7500" is about a airplane hijacking. "Locke" is about a man driving home to see his family who learns that a co-worker that he had a one night stand with a co-worker who became pregnant and has gone into premature labor. "Locke" is the vastly superior film as Hardy commands your attention. It's a remarkable experience. (Leaving 7/11/20)

Under the Skin

"Under the Skin" stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien being who comes to Earth and seduces a variety of men for a seemingly unknown purpose. She's an outsider in an foreign land. It's the sort of film that is divisive; even among critics. Some see it as high art. Others see it as an empty vessel wrapped in pretty packaging. I love the strangeness of it. (Leaving 7/11/20)

Life After Beth

Horror and comedy have been perfect companions for decades. Throw in a little romance (and a Black Rebel Motorcycle Club score) and you have "Life After Beth." The film sees Dane DeHaan starring as Zach, a young man trying to get over the recent death of his girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza). The major problem being that Beth doesn't stay dead. (Leaving 7/18/20)

Ex Machina

Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at a search engine company, is selected by Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), his company's genius CEO, to participate in an artificial intelligence experiment. Caleb is introduced to Ava (Alicia Vikander), an android with exceptional abilities. An android seemingly capable of love. (Leaving 7/25/20)

Her

Released in 2013, "Her" presented the idea of a lonely man who falls in love with his new operating system's virtual assistant. It didn't feel like an unreasonable leap then and feels like an entirely possible scenario in the modern world. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix and was written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze ("Being John Malkovich"). (Leaving 7/28/20)

The Edge of Seventeen

Hailee Steinfeld stars as Nadine Franklin, a teen caught in the shadow of Darian, her popular older brother. The situation takes a dramatic turn when Nadine's best friend starts dating Darian, forcing Nadine to turn to her teacher Mr. Bruner (Woody Harrelson) for emotional support. Mr. Bruner would rather she didn't.(Leaving 7/31/20)

A complete list of titles leaving Netflix in July, 2020

Leaving 7/4/20

  • Blue Valentine

Leaving 7/5/20

  • The Fosters: Season 1-5
  • The Iron Lady

Leaving 7/8/20

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

Leaving 7/9/20

  • 47 Metres Down

Leaving 7/11/20

  • A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
  • The Adderall Diaries
  • Enemy
  • Ginger & Rosa
  • Locke
  • The Spectacular Now
  • Under the Skin

Leaving 7/12/20

  • Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

Leaving 7/15/20

  • Forks Over Knives

Leaving 7/18/20

  • A Most Violent Year
  • Laggies
  • Life After Beth
  • Obvious Child
  • Room
  • Tusk

Leaving 7/21/20

  • Bolt
  • Inglourious Basterds

Leaving 7/25/20

  • Dark Places
  • Ex Machina
  • Mississippi Grind

Leaving 7/26/20

  • Country Strong

Leaving 7/28/20

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Her

Leaving 7/29/20

  • The Incredibles 2

Leaving 7/31/20

  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Casper
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Chernobyl Diaries
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Freedom Writers
  • Godzilla
  • Guess Who
  • Hancock
  • Hitch
  • Jarhead
  • Jarhead 2: Field of Fire
  • Jarhead 3: The Siege
  • Open Season
  • QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 1
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Romeo Must Die
  • Salt
  • Scary Movie 2
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • Sex and the City 2
  • Stuart Little
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • The Interview
  • The Pianist
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Twister
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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