Before 2023 concludes, Netflix will phase out various movies, popular TV shows, and even its own original series. Get the full list of what's leaving.

Netflix to Remove Content and Original Series in 2023

As the year 2023 draws close to an end, Netflix is setting the stage for a refreshed library by announcing the removal of a variety of content from its streaming service. This purge is not limited to licensed movies and shows but extends to several of the platform’s own original content.

Any subscriber can attest to the fleeting nature of Netflix's library, where titles come and go with regularity. These changes are commonplace due to the licensing agreements that dictate the availability of content on platforms like Netflix. Once these licenses expire, Netflix often opts not to renew them, leading to the content's removal.

Among the scheduled departures, we say goodbye to a diverse selection of movies like the comedy film 'Tammy', the animated favorite 'Sing 2', the indie comedy-drama 'Other People', and the action-packed 'Ava'. These titles will disappear from Netflix before the year’s end, with 'Tammy' and others setting off into the streaming sunset.

A significant removal event will occur on December 31, as numerous high-profile movies are slated to exit the platform. Well-known cinematic gems such as 'Us', 'Catch Me If You Can', 'Jaws', 'Gladiator', 'Scarface', 'The Wolf of Wall Street', and 'Saving Private Ryan' are part of this departing batch. Fans of the espionage genre will also miss the 'Mission: Impossible' movies, which have had a home on Netflix for quite some time.

Such expirations are generally anticipated by subscribers, but the real surprise comes with the exit of titles branded as Netflix Originals. It’s unusual for Netflix to remove its own original content given that these productions are often seen as permanent fixtures in the service's library. Nevertheless, some original series are making an unexpected exit.

A notable original set to leave is the first season of 'Hymn of Death', a South Korean miniseries that tells a heart-wrenching story of doomed romance, which will bow out on December 6th. Other departing original series include the dessert-battle show 'Zumbo’s Just Desserts' season 2, the romantic drama 'Twice Upon A Time' season 1, which stars the late Gaspard Ulliel, and the animated adventure series 'The Adventures of Puss in Boots' covering seasons 1 through 6. For fans of films, the original movie 'Sand Storm' and the famous 'Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour' music documentary will also be taking their final bow on Netflix.

While this information covers content removals from Netflix in the United States, The Independent has expanded on the impending departures for the UK audience. The removals in the UK also include iconic shows and movies which audiences have cherished over their availability period. UK viewers will lose access to titles such as 'The Hymn of Death', the beloved drama series 'Call The Midwife', the thrilling 'The Guest', and the historical show 'Knightfall'. Movie enthusiasts will also have to bid farewell to classics like 'Pan's Labyrinth', 'There Will Be Blood', 'Inkheart', and 'Armed and Deadly', all due for removal in December.

It's true that the departure of beloved titles can be a source of frustration for members, but Netflix ensures the void is not left unfilled. The platform continually adds new titles every month, offering a chance to explore fresh movies and series. For those looking to make use of their Netflix subscription, the service still boasts a hefty catalog of the best Netflix movies and shows available for streaming.

Subscribers should seize the opportunity to watch these soon-to-be-gone titles while they still can. If you're unsure where to start, check out the curated lists of top picks across the Netflix library, which highlight the best in cinematic narratives and television storytelling. Though some content is leaving, the diverse range of options on Netflix ensures that there's always something new to discover.

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