Believe it or not, we’re closing in on the end of our first month of 2021. It’s only been a few weeks, but it’s felt like we’ve lived a whole year in just a short amount of time. (Turns out, a chaotic global pandemic and an attempted coup will do that to you). But now more than ever, we need to cling on to the things that give us solace — our little means of escape to help us cope with the harshness of reality. Luckily, February is here to offer some of that via your Netflix queue.
However, that also means having to part with a handful of titles. But think of it like this: just as we’re letting go of some of the stress that plagued us last month, we’re also letting go of some movies and TV shows to leave room for new possibilities. And the good news is that this month’s list is a relatively shorter one.
When it comes to TV shows, not much is leaving, but it’ll be a difficult goodbye for
are leaving Netflix. Movies, however, are suffering a bigger blow. The Emma Stone-led Bates Motel fans, as Seasons 1-5 rom-com will be gone from the streaming platform (as well as Easy A Easy A’s Best Movie Parents Ever, played by Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci). Buddy cop movie The Other Guys starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell is also getting the boot, so if that’s your brand of comedy, make sure to enjoy it now. But if you’re more of the classic mob drama type, you might want to take some time to give 1990’s Goodfellas a proper sendoff.
Ahead, check out the other movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in February.
1 of 28 Leaving February 4 Erased (2012) A former CIA agent (Aaron Eckhart) and his daughter find themselves at the heart of an international conspiracy when his employers erase all proof of his existence. 2 of 28 Leaving February 5 Lila & Eve (2015) Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez play two mothers who both lose children to gun violence, and decide to team up to avenge their sons’ deaths. 3 of 28 Leaving February 5 Woody Woodpecker (2017) A woodpecker goes up against a powerful lawyer who tries to build on top of his home. 4 of 28 Leaving February 7 Don't Knock Twice (2016) A young woman escapes to the house of her estranged mother to hide from an evil witch that she and her boyfriend accidentally woke up. 5 of 28 Leaving February 7 Swiped (2018) A college freshman and skilled coder is tasked by his roommate to build a hook-up app, but later on finds out that his divorced mother is an active user. 6 of 28 Leaving February 7 A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Three tired and overlooked mothers decide to throw away the rules and expectations of the Christmas season, especially when their own mothers visit unexpectedly. 7 of 28 Leaving February 11 The Other Guys (2010) Two detectives in New York City try to emulate their precinct’s best cops, but their plan doesn’t go as smoothly as they would’ve hoped. 8 of 28 Leaving February 14 Alone in Berlin (2016) When a Nazi German couple’s son dies in World War II, they decide to seek justice by secrelty distributing anti-governemnt notes in Berlin. 9 of 28 Leaving February 14 Hostiles (2017) An Army Captain (Christian Bale) in 1892 is charged with escorting a Cheyenne chief (Wes Studi) through fraught and perilous terrain. 10 of 28 Leaving February 16 Brave Miss World: Collection 1 (2013) This documentary follows Israeli 1998 Miss World winner and sexual assault survivor Linor Abargil as she travels to South Africa to speak out about sexual violence against women. 11 of 28 Leaving February 19 Bates Motel: Seasons 1-5 (2013-2017) In this prequel series to the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho, we follow the slow dissolution of Norman Bates’ psyche and come to understand just how deep his relationship with his mother runs. 12 of 28 Leaving February 20 A Haunted House (2013) In this comedy-horror film, a man and his wife move to a new home only to find that it’s haunted. When the wife becomes possessed by a demon, he enlists a team to help free her soul. 13 of 28 Leaving February 21 Trespass Against Us (2016) A man, not wanting to fall into the same life of crime as his family members, attempts to escape their clutches. 14 of 28 Leaving February 24 Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) The same team who saved Winter the dolphin’s life attempts to find her a partner so she can stay put at the Clearwater Marine Hospital. 15 of 28 Leaving February 26 The Frozen Ground (2013) Based on actual events, this film follows an Alaska State Trooper (Nicolas Cage), as he teams up with a woman (Vanessa Hudgens) who escaped being kidnapped by serial killer Robert Hansen (John Cusack) in order to finally catch him. 16 of 28 Leaving February 28 A Walk to Remember (2002) Adapted from the Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name, the film tells the story of two teens who forge an unlikely friendship that quickly turns more serious. 17 of 28 Leaving February 28 Basic Instinct (1992) A police detective (Michael Douglas) with a penchant for violence investigates a murder that’s tied to a betwitching writer (Sharon Stone). 18 of 28 Leaving February 28 Easy A (2010) A smart and rule-following high schooler (Emma Stone) lets a rumor develop at school that helps her both financially as well as socially. 19 of 28 Leaving February 28 The Gift (2015) An unexpected visitor from the past re-enters a couple’s life bearing gifts, and trouble. 20 of 28 Leaving February 28 GoodFellas (1990) Directed by Martin Scorsese, this film tells the story of three members of the Italian-American mob: Henry Hill, Jimmy Conway, and Tommy DeVito. 21 of 28 Leaving February 28 Gran Torino (2008) A Korean War veteran (Clint Eastwood) forges a bond with his teenaged Hmong neighbor after he tries to steal his car. 22 of 28 Leaving February 28 Haywire (2011) After being set up while on a mission, a black operative seeks revenge for her employer’s betrayal. 23 of 28 Leaving February 28 LA 92 (2017) This documentary explores the Los Angeles protests (known as the Watts Riots) that followed the verdict in the Rodney King trial in 1992, featuring rare archival video. 24 of 28 Leaving February 28 Little Nicky (2000) The devil sends his least chaotic son, Nicky, to Earth with a mission: bring his two havoc-wreaking brothers back to Hell. 25 of 28 Leaving February 28 My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games (2013) Twilight Sparkle sets off to retrieve a crown that belongs in the Crystal Empire, but when she returns, she realizes that she’s been turned into a human. 26 of 28 Leaving February 28 Retribution (2015) A bank executive and father takes his kids to school, but panics when he finds out a bomb has been placed under a car and he’s being extorted for money. 27 of 28 Leaving February 28 Saving Mr. Banks (2013) P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, begrudgingly meets with Walt Disney, who wants to adapt her books into a film. 28 of 28 Leaving February 28 Sleepover (2004) An unpopular group of best friends at a sleepover decide to enter a scavenger hunt against the most popular mean girls in school.