ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

As the leaves change and the weather turns cold, my first instinct is to throw on a pair of sweatpants and sit down for a week-long Netflix binge. Sadly, much like those long days of summer, certain movies and television series are also being ripped from our grasp.

It's never easy to say goodbye, but at least now we have ample time to catch up on some of our favorite before they leave the streaming service for good. Here's a list of every title leaving Netflix in November.

Notable Departures

1. 'Almost Famous'

  • Director: Cameron Crowe
  • Starring: Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee
  • Date Leaving: November 1

Almost Famous is my go-to "there's-nothing-to-watch" movie, and my Saturdays will be totally lacking without it. I guess this means I have to actually man up and buy the Blu-ray on Amazon like an adult.

2. 'E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial'

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Starring: Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore and C. Thomas Howell
  • Date Leaving: November 1

Watching Elliott say goodbye to E.T. was hard enough, but having to say goodbye to him on my Netflix queue might be even more difficult.

3. 'Scream 2'

  • Director: Wes Craven
  • Starring: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Jerry O'Connell, Jada Pinkett and Liev Schreiber
  • Date Leaving: November 1

While it's no Scream, Wes Craven's Scream 2 holds up fairly well for a horror sequel. In any case, 'tis the season to watch teen slasher movies.

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4. 'Legally Blonde'

Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde
  • Director: Robert Luketic
  • Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber and Jennifer Coolidge
  • Date Leaving: November 1

I don't think I have to convince anyone to watch Legally Blonde. If you haven't watched it at this point, I doubt I can persuade you. And if you've seen it, chances are you've already memorized the bulk of the script. Bend and snap, everyone!

5. 'The Addams Family'

  • Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Starring: Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd and Christina Ricci
  • Date Leaving: November 1

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky. They're all together ooky, The Addams Family! Thankfully this title will be around for Halloween so you can celebrate with everyone's favorite freaky family.

6. 'The Holiday'

The Holiday
The Holiday
  • Director: Nancy Meyers
  • Starring: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet. Jude Law, Jack Black and Eli Wallach
  • Date Leaving: November 1

I'll be the first to admit that The Holiday is incredibly sappy. That being said, watching it and shedding a few happy tears is a time-honored tradition in my household. It's a damn shame they're removing it from Netflix before Christmas, but all the more reason to watch it ten times in a row before it's gone.

7. 'Varsity Blues'

Varsity Blues
Varsity Blues
  • Director: Brian Robbins
  • Starring: James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Ron Lester and Scott Caan
  • Date Leaving: November 1

High school friendships, relationships, and teamwork all come together in this classic 1999 coming-of-age film. Varsity Blues was also one of the catalysts that helped a young Paul Walker exxplode into superstardom.

8. 'Into The Wild'

Into the Wild
Into the Wild
  • Director: Sean Penn
  • Starring: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone and Catherine Keener
  • Date Leaving: November 1

Sean Penn's Into the Wild is a beautiful and isolating journey that will make you appreciate the wonders of the world around you — but also the comfort of your own bed.

9. 'The Boxtrolls'

  • Directors: Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi
  • Starring: Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
  • Date Leaving: November 23

The Boxtrolls might not be LAIKA's most popular movie, but the charming stop-motion animation is aesthetically stunning and a real heart-warming film. If you thought Coraline or Paranorman were a bit too spooky for you or your young viewers, The Boxtrolls might be just what you need.

Everything Else Leaving Netflix In November 2016

November 1

  • Angel Heart
  • Barnyard
  • Bratz: The Movie
  • The ‘Burbs
  • Can’t Hardly Wait
  • Chuck, seasons 1-5
  • The Core
  • Deliverance
  • Echelon Conspiracy
  • Eight Crazy Nights
  • Empire State
  • Equilibrium
  • Escape to Witch Mountain
  • The Family Man
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Fresh
  • Get Rich or Die Tryin’
  • Kanagroo Jack
  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, & Blonde
  • Major League
  • Mansfield Park
  • Meet Joe Black
  • Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
  • Open Season
  • Open Season 2
  • Open Season 3
  • Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong
  • Powerpuff Girls, seasons 1-6
  • Rounders
  • Sex: My British Job
  • Shameless, UK series 1-10
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  • Spy Game
  • The Sum of All Fears
  • Total Drama World Tour
  • Underground: The Julian Assange Story
  • Urban Cowboy
  • What Women Want

November 2

  • The English Teacher

November 4

  • Gigli

November 5

  • The Homesman

November 11

  • Quartet

November 14

  • Seal Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines

November 15

  • Naked Among Wolves

November 16

  • The American
  • Let’s Go to Prison

November 17

  • Tracers

November 23

  • Scenic Route
  • Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors

November 24

  • The Boondocks, seasons 1-4
  • Chowder, seasons 1-3
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog, seasons 1-4
  • Uncle Grandpa, season 1

November 25

  • Robin Hood

November 30

  • Stuck in Love
  • xXx

The one glimmer of hope is that with old movies leaving, new ones will inevitably show up in their place. Stay tuned to see what's joining Netflix this month.

Which movie are you the most sad to see go from Netflix this month? Let me know in the comments section.

Almost Famous
Almost Famous

[Source: EW]


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