Say Goodbye! These Titles Are Leaving Netflix In December 2019
Every month, Netflix brings more shows and movies onto its platform. But it also kicks out a lot shows and films, too. While these might not matter to some people, others will mourn the loss of their favorite programs. After all, some of these aren’t available anywhere else.
Popular films like Star Wars and award-winning documentaries like Planet Earth are scheduled to leave Netflix. Others have battled controversy, and their departure is long overdue. Here are all the titles–the good, the bad, and the unknown–that will leave Netflix in December 2019.
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series will leave Netflix on December 1st, 2019. The show originally aired between 1973 and 1974, and its 22 episodes span two seasons. Fans of Star Trek likely know the series since it has garnered enthusiasm for decades.
The good news: the original 1960s Star Trek is still on Netflix. Three of the original Star Trek movies–Enterprise, Deep Space Nine, and The Next Generation–are still available. Fans will have no shortage of Star Trek to enjoy on the streaming site.
Hatfields & McCoys
The Western mini-series Hatfields & McCoys will no longer be on Netflix after December 1st. First produced by the History Channel in 2012, the three-part series covers the most infamous family feud in America. It was History‘s first aired scripted drama.
With each episode being almost two hours long, the mini-series is more like a couple of movies. However, it has received favorable reviews and awards since its release. You can still watch the show on Sony Crackle, but otherwise, you’d have to pay for it on YouTube, Amazon Prime, and Google Play.
Both Seasons Of Plant Earth
Sadly, seasons one and two of Planet Earth will leave Netflix on December 3rd. The first series came out in 2006 and was a massive success. Each of the eleven episodes shows one hour of a different habitat, narrated by David Attenborough.
The series’ awards spawned a sequel, Planet Earth II, which took ten years to shoot. Both of these breathtaking documentary series will no longer be viewed on Netflix. The good news is that it’s still on Amazon, Xbox, and iTunes. A third season, Planet Earth III, is scheduled to release in 2022.
Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
Christmas day will be the last time that you can watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Netflix. Although Star Wars fans have mixed opinions of the new series, there’s no doubt that it has received some positive ratings since its release in 2018. Many other movies are also not on Netflix.
With the release of Disney+, many Star Wars movies are now leaving Netflix. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story will still be available. But the main series will not be available on Netflix after December 26th, except for viewers in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.
The sequel to Thor will be leaving Netflix on December 6th, 2019. Thor: Ragnarok has been available to stream on Netflix, but oddly enough, the original Thor movie has not been available there for years. If you want to see the hilarious Marvel movie, watch it before it disappears.
Netflix does not offer a lot of Marvel movies. Some of its selections include Ant-Man and the Wasp, Black Panther, Spider-Man 3, and Avengers: Infinity War. With the loss of Thor: Ragnarok, it seems that the entire Thor series will no longer be available on Netflix.
Another nature documentary series will vanish from Netflix. First released in 2011, Frozen Planet appeared on Netflix in July 2019 and is scheduled to leave after only five months. The team who made Frozen Planet also created The Blue Planet in 2001 and Planet Earth in 2006.
As the title implies, Frozen Planet explores the world’s arctic habitats and how global warming affects these climates. Until December 1st, Netflix has been its only available streaming site. But don’t fret; this award-winning show has a sequel scheduled for 2021 that may bring it back to Netflix.
The Making Of Frozen Planet
Since Frozen Planet is leaving Netflix, The Making of Frozen Planet is also scheduled to vanish. The latter is a 2012 series detailing the behind-the-scenes information on how the production team filmed the show.
Like the source material, The Making of Frozen Planet has six episodes, all ten minutes. If you haven’t seen the original show, there’s no need to learn about the making of the show. It makes sense that The Making of Frozen Planet is leaving Netflix as well.
The Paleo Way
Released in 2018, The Paleo Way follows chef Pete Evans as he explores the Paleo diet. Despite appearing on Netflix since its released, The Paleo Way has been argued over for a while. Viewers urged Netflix to remove the show after “Paleo Pete” spread some misinformation through his shows.
If the controversy hadn’t happened, The Paleo Way wouldn’t have received much attention anyway. Netflix never promoted the show on its Facebook or Twitter pages. But with the negative reviews, it’s no surprise that Netflix will abandon The Paleo Way.
In 2013, BBC released a documentary series focusing on the African continent. Africa spans six episodes that are each an hour in length. In the United States, the show first aired on the Discovery Channel, where it received critical acclaim. As expected, the famous David Attenborough guides viewers through the journey.
Africa only has one season, and it will not likely receive a second. If you want to learn about the savannas, jungles, and deserts of Africa, watch the show before it leaves Netflix on December 3rd. It’s not on other streaming services like Hulu.
After five years of being on Netflix, Digimon Fusion will withdraw on December 1st. This kids’ anime is the sixth TV series of the Digimon franchise. Despite being aimed at kids, the deeper themes earned the show positive reviews from adults and critics. On Netflix, viewers could watch in either English or Japanese (with English subtitles).
Although Digimon is leaving Netflix, the first two seasons are available to watch on Hulu. However, more recent seasons like Digimon Fusion are harder to find. The best streaming service to find Digimon is Crunchyroll.
Blue Planet II
The second season of Blue Planet will part ways with Netflix on December 3rd. Blue Planet II appeared on Netflix in 2018, one year after it aired. The first season is not on Netflix either, which may explain why this seven-episode series is scheduled to disappear.
David Attenborough narrates each hour-long episode with a music score by Hans Zimmer. Like the original series, Blue Planet II received critical acclaim and awards.
Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed
After three years of being on Netflix, Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed will finally leave. The 18-episode series explains how famous magicians create their illusions. The original show aired around 1998, but a new series came out ten years later.
Despite the show’s positive reception, it only streams on Netflix. After December 1st, this will no longer be the case. Other shows about performance magic, such as Death by Magic and Magic for Humans, will remain on Netflix. But if you’re a fan of Breaking the Magician’s Code, watch it while you can.
Life (Documentary Series)
Life first entered Netflix in July 2019, but it aired ten years before then. This BBC documentary series observes the struggle of plants and animals. With hour-long episodes, Life first appeared on the Discovery Channel. You can still watch some of it on Discovery’s website.
Life‘s ten episodes took four years to film. In 2011, footage from the show was adopted to create a documentary film, One Life. Although the show has won several awards, it seems to have lasted less than a year on Netflix.
Joseph Campbell And The Power Of Myth
Joseph Campbell’s book The Power of Myth has forever changed the way that people view stories. Before the book released, many people tuned into the documentary, Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth. But this title will leave Netflix on December 1st, 2019.
The documentary series first released in 1988. It covers six episodes that are each an hour long. The show is not available on other popular streaming sites. While The Power of Myth has aired on some channels like PBS, you won’t be able to access it easily after December.
My Little Lover
The Japanese TV drama, My Little Lover, will no longer be on Netflix after December 1st. Originally called Minami-kun no Koibito, the drama follows childhood friends who have drifted apart. They reconnect through an unusual circumstance: one of them shrinks to 15 cm tall.
My Little Lover, which is based on of a 1980s manga, aired in 1990, 1994, 2004, and 2015, all with different casts. The 2015 version appeared on Netflix in December 2016, and three years later, it will disappear. Soon, My Little Lover will only stream on Viki.
Life And Life On Location
David Attenburough returns in the BBC nature documentary mini-series, Life. Like many other nature shows in 2019, Life is also leaving Netflix. The eleven-episode show also features Oprah Winfrey as the narrator for the United States broadcast.
With the disappearance of Life, the show’s behind-the-scenes series, Life on Location, will also leave Netflix. Both of these shows are only available on Amazon Prime and Vudu. If you’re interested, make sure you don’t mix up the nature show with the crime drama of the same name.
UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever (Caught On Tape)
If you’re a fan of UFO footage, this entry will disappoint you. UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever (Caught on Tape) only streams on Netflix, although its two episodes are also available on YouTube (for now). The first episode released in 1997; the second, in 2000.
In the documentary series, UFO and NASA researchers analyze amateur videos of potential UFOs. Each episode is at least 45 minutes long. Although UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever is leaving, similar shows such as Unacknowledged and Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers will remain.
Nature’s Great Events And Nature’s Great Events: Diaries
Nature’s Great Events is a wildlife documentary produced by BBC Natural History. After December 3rd Nature’s Great Events will not have lasted a year on Netflix. Despite being popular when it aired, the series seems to pale when compared to more famous shows like Planet Earth.
Like Frozen Planet, the behind-the-scenes series, Nature’s Great Events: Diaries, will also disappear. Both series have six episodes, but Diaries reduces the length from one hour to 11 minutes. Both shows are available on Amazon, Vudu, and iTunes, if you’re willing to pay for them.
BBC’s Planet Earth team seems to be taking a blow from Netflix. Yet another one of their shows, The Hunt, will no longer be streamed after December 3rd. Released in 2015, The Hunt explores the relationship between predator and prey. It also observes the ecosystems impacted by human interaction.
Seven hour-long episodes give the viewers plenty to watch. But unless you’re want to spend $2 on YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, or Amazon Prime, you won’t see The Hunt again. This will disappoint many fans who describe the show as “breathless” and “brilliant.”
Fishtronaut is an animated children’s series that follows a fish in a spacesuit. He is a secret agent who flies out of water to guide kids through mysteries. In 2011, show debuted on PBS Kids. Since then, Fishtronaut has expanded to Canada and Brazil, and it now airs on Qubo.
Throughout its two seasons, Fishtronaut has garnered praise for teaching kids to care for the environment. But after two years on Netflix, the show will be no more. Fortunately, Netflix has no lack of kids’ shows, but Fishtronaut has never streamed anywhere else.
A.D. Kingdom And Empire
A.D. Kingdom and Empire, also called A.D. The Bible Continues, is a biblical drama show. As the sequal to the mini-series The Bible, it begins with the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The Bible is not on Netflix, and A.D. Kingdom and Empire is scheduled to leave on December 15th.
NBC canceled A.D. Kingdom Empire after one season, although the creators are planning future biblical productions. Every episode is 46 minutes, and with 12 episodes, that’s plenty to watch. The show has received mixed reviews over the years, so watch it now if you want to chip in your opinion.
Top 10 Secrets And Mysteries
The concept of Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries is neatly encapsulated in the title. The show lists mysteries such as cults and human sacrifices. The first season came out in 2017, and the second season released in 2019. However, it seems that both seasons will leave Netflix on December 14th.
Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries doesn’t stream anywhere other than Netflix. If you want to watch it, now’s the time. The show has received mixed reviews, and its popularity has declined with the rise of similar list channels on YouTube.
Merlin is a British fantasy drama series released in 2008. The show is influenced by Arthurian legends, namely focusing on the wizard Merlin and his relationship with King Arthur. After years of being a mainstay on Netflix, Merlin will no longer be available after December 15th.
Merlin spans five series and 65 episodes. If you want to watch it, be ready to binge. Fortunately, the show will remain on Vudu, Tubi, and Amazon Prime after it leaves Netflix. Although the reviews started out mixed, they improved as the series went on.
The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans
In 2001, the BBC nature documentary The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans debuted. The nine-episode series was sold in over 50 countries and won many awards. If you want to learn about marine life across the world, watch The Blue Planet before December 3rd, 2019.
Narrated by David Attenborough, the series covers everything from the Arctic to the deep sea to coastlines. Some creatures that have never been filmed before appear on the documentary. As a result, the show took five years to make, and cameramen visited over 200 filming locations.
Beyblade: Metal Fusion
Beyblade: Metal Fusion is a fantasy anime that aired on Cartoon Network and Nicktoons around 2009. The show is based on a manga by the same name, and it was adapted into English by the company Nelvana. On December 15th, all 51 episodes will disappear from Netflix.
Beyblade: Metal Fusion was popular enough in the U.S. to sell merchandize and a Nintendo Wii. If you missed it on Netflix, don’t fret. The anime is available on Crunchyroll, Tubi, and YouTube TV. Most streaming services offer both the English dub and the Japanese version with English subtitles.
Suits (Season One)
In 2011, the legal drama Suits debuted on American networks to floods of positive reviews. The fictional New York law firm includes actors Patrick Adams, Rick Hoffman, and Meghan Markle. If you want to watch this award-winning series, tune into season one on Netflix after December 1st!
Suits just premiered its ninth season in July 2019. Over its eight-year career, Suits has garnered seven award nominations and both the Imagen Foundation Award and NHMC Impact Award. After you finish season one, you can watch the rest on YouTube TV, Vudu, or Amazon Prime.
If you’re looking for a new crime drama film, you’re in luck: Sweet Virginia is coming to Netflix in December. Released in 2017, the film chronicles a former rodeo champion who unknowingly befriends the person is causes violence in his small town.
Since its release, Sweet Virginia has received both positive and negative reviews. However, it has also been nominated for the Canadian Cinema Editors Awards and Deauville Film Festival. If you want to pitch in on the conversation, you’ll be able to watch the movie soon.
Many fans have been eagerly waiting for Marriage Story to come on Netflix. Starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, Marriage Story is a comedy-drama about a married couple undergoing a coast-to-coast divorce. The film had a limited release at the Venice Film Festival, and since then, many have eagerly awaited it.
Marriage Story has received positive criticism since its release in August 2019. Over only a couple of months, the film has won several awards and received a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. Get psyched–Marriage Story arrives on Netflix on December 6th!
As with any Michael Bay film, 6 Underground is guaranteed to bring plenty of nice cars of explosions. Ryan Reynolds stars in this action thriller that follows a vigilante squad. The group of six fakes their deaths to anonymously capture criminals. Expect 6 Underground on Netflix on December 13th.
Reportedly, 6 Underground is the second-most expensive Netflix original film after Bright. It cost $150 million to make. Nobody has seen this movie before; December 13th will be 6 Underground‘s debut. Tune in to be one of the film’s first reviewers!
The Magicians (Season Four)
The Magicians is a fantasy series based on Lev Grossman’s novel trilogy of the same name. In the story, a man realizes that his childhood book’s magical world is real–and it threatens humanity. The most recent fourth season will be added to Netflix on December 16th.
While Netflix already had the first three seasons, the fourth season recently aired in January 2019. After almost a year, it’ll be available to watch on Netflix. The Magicians usually appears on the channel SyFy, but the fans who don’t have cable are eagerly awaiting for this season.
The Two Popes
Another Netflix original is coming in December 2019, and this one is a biographical drama. The Two Popes stars Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathon Pryce as the future Pope Francis. When the film held a limited release in November, it became “an unexpected hit,” according to Variety.
The Two Popes has received glowing reviews all across the board. Throughout the movie, the two popes discuss the future of the Catholic Church from both conservative and liberal standpoints. It’s a fascinating drama that will wow more audiences on December 20th.
Lost In Space (Season Two)
Fans of Lost in Space have long awaited for season two to arrive on Netflix. Released in 2018, the Netflix original series is a reimagining of the 1965 series. The show has garnered average reviews so far, but those might improve with the coming of the second season.
Fans have waited for over a year for season two, which will first release on Netflix. By debuting on Christmas Eve, it’ll be like an early Christmas present. Catch up on this sci-fi show before season two arrives. If you need more reasons, John Williams created the original theme!
You (Season Two)
When You debuted in September 2018, it became a smash hit. The psychological thriller follows a man who stalks and obsesses over the woman he falls in love with. It’s jarring, fast-paced, and not for the faint of heart. The long-awaited second season comes to Netflix the day after Christmas.
You was nominated for three Saturn awards in 2019. Just over a year after its release, the show has received acclaim for exploring topics such as social media, anti-social behaviors, and obsessive love. You still have time to catch up if you’re interested.
If you were a fan of The Witcher book series by Andrzej Sapkowski, you may already know that it’s getting its own show. The story about a monster hunter will come to Netflix on December 20th. Henry Cavill stars as Geralt of Rivia in this fantasy drama series.
This will be the first episode in a two-season show. In July 2019, attendees of Comic-Con were the first to see a teaser trailer. Two months later, a full trailer appeared at Lucca Comics & Games. If you’re interested, watch those trailers and get pumped for this new series.
Magic For Humans (Season Two)
Although one series on professional magic is leaving Netflix, a new one is coming on board. Magic for Humans is a 2018 reality that follows Justin Willman as he performs for people on the street. It’s funny, authentic, and sure to make you think, “how did he do that?” While the show has been on Netflix before, the second season will be added on December 6th.
So far, Magic for Humans only has one season with six episodes. The second season was announced in December 2018, but there’s little information on it otherwise. Fans will find out soon enough.
A new science-fiction horror series is coming to Netflix on December 5th. V-Wars takes a more sci-fi approach to vampires, as in this world, humans are turned into vampires after a deadly outbreak. After this happens, a scientist and his best friend find themselves pitted against each other.
Not much has been released about V-Wars so far. Its first season will debut this year, with most likely 10 episodes. Ian Somerhalder, Kyle Breitkopf, and Jacky Jai will act in this intense horror story.
On December 2nd, five new episodes will be added to the kids’ show Team Kaylie. Released in September 2019, the comedy show follows a 19-year-old billionaire Kaylie Konrad. In the story, Kaylie is required to lead the Wilderness Club at a local middle school.
When Netflix first announced the series, they scheduled 20 episodes. In December 2019, ten episodes will be on the streaming site, which makes up half the show. Netflix has not announced when the future episodes will appear on the site. If you (or your kids) are interested, you have plenty of time to catch up.
Tee Shot: Ariya Jatanugarn
Ariya Jatanugarn is the number one golfer in Thailand. She’s so famous that she’s getting her own movie: Tee Shot: Ariya Jatanugarn. The documentary will recount Jatanugarn’s journey through the LPGA tour. In 2016, she became the LPGA’s first winner, and since then, she has won nine more times.
Jatanugarn is only 23, and she’s already receiving her own documentary about her impressive golfing career. Netflix hasn’t confirmed if the movie will have subtitles, but most of their foreign media comes with the option of English subtitles.
An anime from 2003 has made its way to Netflix. Sonic X is the animated show based off of Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog video games. In it, Sonic teams up with a human boy named Chris to defeat the evil Doctor Eggman. Seasons one and two will be available on Netflix on December 1st.
Although Sonic X is native to Japan, it has remained popular in America and France for over ten years. In fact, the catchphrase “gotta go fast” originated from this show. Sonic X technically has a season three (called Series 2), but that won’t be on Netflix.
EastSiders (Season Four)
The award-winning dark comedy series EastSiders will have its fourth season on Netflix soon. Since the first two episodes debuted on YouTube in 2013, it has been incredibly popular. The long-awaited fourth season of EastSiders will be on Netflix on December 1st.
The story surrounds the relationship struggles between a gay couple. Since the third season premiered in November 2017, fans have waited a long time for the fourth and final season. EastSiders has won two Indie Series Awards and several Emmys. Tune in to learn why.