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The Best Movies Leaving Netflix This Month (February 2022)

Paul Rudd, Our stupid brother

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It’s dangerous to add movies that aren’t Netflix Originals to your “My List” on the streaming service because there’s a good chance they’ll expire before you get a chance to watch them. If you were planning on eventually watching the acclaimed thriller Good time on Netflix and you thought it would still be there when you got there, you were wrong! It’s off Netflix and now on Showtime. Don’t make the same mistake with Netflix’s other big movies expiring in February 2022.

The Best Movies Leaving Netflix This Month Include Underrated Indie Dramas Our stupid brotherthe fantasy classic of the 80s Labyrinthand the legendary sci-fi action movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The good news is that some of these movies are moving to different streaming services. The bad news is that it’s not Netflix, the streaming service you subscribe to if you subscribe to it.

We’ve rounded up a handful of picks for the best movies to watch before they imminently leave Netflix below. Keep scrolling for the full list of everything leaving Netflix in February, which also includes some great things we haven’t highlighted. We also have a list of everything coming to Netflix this month.

Looking for more recommendations on what to watch next? We have a ton! We also have hand-picked selections based on shows you already love, plus recommendations for Netflix (movies/shows), Amazon Prime Video (movies/shows), Hulu (movies/shows), Disney+ (movies/shows), HBO Max (movies/shows), AppleTV+and peacock.

For fans of: Being so stressed that you cringe at the end of the movie

Year: 2017
Director: Josh and Benny Safdie
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Buddy Duress, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Kind: Polar
Evaluation: R
Metacritical note: 80

Before they do Uncut Gems, filmmaker brothers Josh and Benny Safdie gave everyone panic attacks with this almost unbearably tense indie flick that you absolutely must watch if you like New York City and/or crime thrillers. Robert Pattinson is amazing as Connie Nikas, a Queens bastard who robs a bank with her developmentally disabled brother Nick (Benny Safdie). Nick is arrested during the getaway and is sent to Rikers Island. Connie must find $10,000 to get him out of the notorious prison, which sets him on a harrowing and grimy journey through the small criminal underworld of Queens. It’s a sensory-crushing thriller with a devoted cult following that will hopefully join you before it leaves Netflix. The good news is that it’s not quitting streaming entirely; it’s now on Showtime, the exclusive streaming home for most films from production company A24.

For fans of: Paul Rudd, star-studded independent comedies

Year: 2011
Director: Jesse Peretz
Stars: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer
Kind: Drama
Evaluation: R
Metacritical note: 60

Paul Rudd stars in this charming and understated indie dramedy as the titular silly brother, an affable but aimless organic weed farmer/dealer. After he is released from prison for selling to a uniformed policeman, he bounces around the homes of his sisters, played by Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer. None of them want him because his presence interferes with their busy lives, but he teaches them all something about not taking things seriously and choosing to see the best in people. It’s a sweet, heartfelt movie with some really funny moments, like Steve Coogan walking into a dresser (watch it before it expires to see why it’s so funny!).

For fans of: Muppets, David Bowie, 80s nostalgia

Year: 1986
Director: Jim Henson
Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, a band of puppets
Kind: Fantastic, Musical
Evaluation: PG
Metacritical note: 50

This fantasy cult classic from the 1980s is the kind of film whose children stranger things would be obsessed with. An ordinary teenager named Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) must reach the center of an enchanted maze in order to save her little brother from the cunning clutches of Jareth the Goblin King (glamorous and menacing David Bowie). She is aided in her quest by a number of magical creatures, all of which are puppets constructed by Jim Henson’s Creature Workshop. It’s an immersive fantasy world with some truly remarkable puppets and a great family movie for kids ages 8 and up. Children raised on computer animation will turn around when they see elaborate tactile puppets like Ludo and the Sage.

observe and report (February 28)

For fans of: Extremely dark comedy

Year: 2009
Director: Jody Hill
Stars: Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Michael Pena, Anna Faris
Kind: Drama, Comedy
Evaluation: R
Metacritical note: 54

One of the darkest comedies you’ll ever see, and an unforgettable one, with penetrating insight into the troubled mind of the kind of person who wants power who comes from being a cop but isn’t psychologically stable enough to do it. Seth Rogen stars as Ronnie Barnhardt, a mall security guard with mental health issues who goes overboard in his pursuit of a serial flasher. Written and directed by Danny McBride associate Jody Hill, it’s essentially Taxi driver as a comedy, with one of Rogen’s best performances. It’s not for everyone, but if you like your depressing movies to have jokes in them, watch it before it’s gone.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (February 28)

Year: 1991
Director: james cameron
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick
Kind: Science fiction, Action
Evaluation: R
Metacritical note: 75

Classic sci-fi action Terminator 2: Judgment Day is leaving Netflix, and we don’t know when it will be back. (Get it? lol.) So this might be your last chance for who knows how long to watch Arnold Schwarzenegger fight liquid metal Robert Patrick on a streaming service. If you haven’t watched T2 in a while is always great. The special effects hold up incredibly well, the action is thrilling, Ah-nuld is magnetic (get it? He’s made of metal, lol). James Cameron has made two perfect sci-fi movies, and this is one of them (the other, of course, is aliens, which is streaming randomly on Tubi for free right now). It’s also one of the biggest sequels that you don’t need to have watched the first to understand.

Everything Leaving Netflix in February

February 1st
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The adults

February 8
Polaroid

February 10
Good time

February 15
Workshop 54

February 16
drunk parents

February 20
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

February 25
No leak
Our stupid brother

February 26
Edge of Seventeen (not THE Edge of Seventeen, a different movie that is NOT leaving)

February 28
Border Security: America’s Frontline: Season 2
21 jump street
Blade Runner: The Final Cut
Chocolate

dance with wolves
The darkest hour
Fool’s Gold
Here comes the boom
I’m a legend

The interview
Labyrinth
Law abiding citizen
Martian attacks!
observe and report
rain man
sabrina
sex drive
something borrowed
soul surfer
Half brothers
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Total recall
We were soldiers
Wyatt Earp