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The Movies You Have To Watch Before They Leave Netflix In July 2019

Smack in the middle of summer, July is the month when Hollywood heats up with blockbusters sure to break the box office. This year continues the trend — with hotly anticipated flicks like Marvel's superhero sequel Spider-Man: Far from Home, Hereditary director Ari Aster's sun-soaked sophomore horror feature Midsommar, Disney's CGI remake of The Lion King, and Quentin Tarantino's star-studded ninth movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood arriving on cinema screens throughout the month. 

Streaming giant Netflix is naturally following suit, bringing a bevy of brilliant movies onto its catalogue in July 2019 — like Caddyshack, Cloverfield, Inglourious Basterds, and even Mary Poppins Returns

In with the new means out with the old, though, and sadly, Netflix is doing away with several amazing movies in July. Take a break from swimming and sunbathing, assemble your friends and family for a relaxing evening in, and avoid FOMO by loading up these movies one last time before they leave Netflix for good.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

In the mood for something swinging, shagadelic, and downright groovy, baby? Netflix subscribers have until July 1, 2019 to catch Mike Myers as the buck-toothed, babe-obsessed British spy Austin Powers in the first two films of his action-comedy franchise.

The pic that brought Cockney rhyming slang to the States, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery centers on its titular dude as he wakes up in 1997 after spending 30 years in cryostasis following an assassination attempt by Dr. Evil (also played by Myers), his arch-enemy who concocts a plan to hold a $100 billion ransom over the world. What comes next is a string of silly antics, evil henchmen, beautiful androids known as "fembots," a Generation X son (Seth Green) with serious daddy issues, a doomsday device, and a wedding — and this all leads into the film's sequel, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Directed by Jay Roach, the follow-up to International Man of Mystery sees Austin in wedded bliss with his wife Vanessa (Elizabeth Hurley), who is actually a fembot under the control of Dr. Evil. After she tries to murder Austin, Vanessa self-destructs, leaving Austin heartbroken but pleased that he can continue his salacious escapades. The Spy Who Shagged Me takes everything fans loved about International Man of Mystery, then adds a clone, a time-traveling VW Beetle, a Scottish Guard, and a volcano lair to the mix.

If laughter is what you're after, an Austin Powers double feature is just the thing for you. 

Pan's Labyrinth

The dark fantasy drama from Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth made it onto countless best-of-year lists when it opened to sweeping acclaim in 2006. In the 13 years since its release, the film has been regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time and the best of del Toro's illustrious career — and for good reason. 

Set in Spain in the summer of 1944, not long after the end of the Spanish Civil War and near the beginning of Francisco Franco's dictatorship over the country, Pan's Labyrinth stars Ivana Baquero as Ofelia, a young girl who discovers that she may be the living reincarnation of Princess Moanna, a royal whose father ruled the underworld and built a system of labyrinths to guide her spirit from the mortal world back underground. One evening, unbeknownst to her ailing mother Carmen (Ariadna Gil) and her ruthless stepfather Captain Vidal (Sergi López), Ofelia follows an insect she believes to be a fairy into a labyrinth where she meets the Faun (Doug Jones), who tasks her with three missions she must complete to become immortal and live in the underworld as Princess Moanna. Ofelia encounters a giant toad, a child-eating creature called the Pale Man, a dagger in a lair, and more on her quests — which lead to a difficult decision, a shocking revelation, and a heartbreaking sacrifice. 

Pan's Labyrinth leaves Netflix on July 1, 2019, so enter the maze and discover its magic before it's too late.

The Silence of the Lambs

The Netflix user watches The Silence of the Lambs, or else it gets instantly regretful. 

If you have yet to see director Jonathan Demme's psychological horror film that made author Thomas Harris and his twisted creation Hannibal Lecter household names, July 1, 2019 is your last chance to do so on Netflix. 

The Silence of the Lambs, an adaptation of Harris' 1988 horror novel of the same name, follows ambitious young FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) as she builds an... interesting relationship with imprisoned serial killer and cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), whose advice she seeks to catch the horrifying murderer "Buffalo Bill" (Ted Levine). Within the cold walls of the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Clarice offers personal information to Hannibal in exchange for clues on the identity of Buffalo Bill, who kidnaps women and skins them, and how she might apprehend him. 

One of the top-grossing movies of 1991, the winner of multiple Academy Awards (including one for Best Picture, making it the first and currently only horror film to receive the trophy), a critical and commercial success, and a flick preserved in the National Film Registry, The Silence of the Lambs is a cinema classic and a linchpin of the horror genre. Don't miss watching it from the comfort (and safety) of your couch while you still can.

The Matrix trilogy

If you're suffering from a serious case of Keanu Reeves Fever with the recent releases of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Always Be My Maybe, and Toy Story 4, you'll want to watch the Toronto-raised star defy gravity, dodge bullets, and break others free from a shared simulation in Lana and Lilly Waschowski's Matrix trilogy before Netflix clears the films from its content library on July 1, 2019. 

First, dig into 1999's The Matrix, featuring Reeves as computer programmer Thomas Anderson, who hides a double life as a hacker named "Neo" and can't shake the sense that there is something amiss in the universe. When he meets Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), Thomas' reality is forever changed — in that the reality he knows is completely fabricated. Thomas discovers that the timeline is about 100 years off (it's not 1999 but 2199), and he has been trapped in the Matrix, a system that presents a false reality to its victims and feeds off their minds and bodies. Convinced that Thomas is the chosen one who can hack the Matrix and liberate the masses, Morpheus asks him to help bring an end to the war between man and machine. 

Once your brain has been thoroughly blown by The Matrix, dive deeper into the stylish world of the Wachowskis' making with The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, which respectively continue and complete the story of Neo, Morpheus, and their many allies and adversaries.

The Terminator

James Cameron's 1984 sci-fi flick The Terminator is essential viewing for anyone who loves cyborg assassins, Arnold Schwarzenegger and his thick Austrian accent, watching Linda Hamilton being a total badass as Sarah Connor, high-stakes time-travel, and bombastic action sequences. It's also a required watch leading up to the premiere of this November's Terminator: Dark Fate, which serves as a direct sequel to The Terminator and its 1991 follow-up Terminator 2: Judgment Day

For those unfamiliar with The Terminator or those who need a refresher, the film features Schwarzenegger as T-800 "Model 101" (a.k.a. the Terminator), a human-looking android sent from the year 2029 to 1984 Los Angeles to kill Sarah Connor, a woman who will eventually become the mother to the man destined to save humankind from a sentient artificial intelligence system known as Skynet. Meanwhile, the human soldier Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), also sent from the future, risks everything to protect Sarah from being, well, terminated. 

Whether you're reliving the action or witnessing it for the first time, catching The Terminator on Netflix before it leaves in July should be at the top of your to-do list.

Wedding Crashers

Summer is the most popular season for weddings, so it's a little ironic that Netflix is getting rid of Wedding Crashers in July. 

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson topline the rowdy comedy as best buds and partners in crime Jeremy Grey and John Beckwith, D.C.-based divorce mediators who have perfected the art of crashing weddings and wooing women (for just a single night, of course). In a hilarious montage, the film quickly chronicles the pair's most successful wedding season ever, then brings the audience up to speed on their riskiest mission yet: sneaking into the wedding of U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William Cleary's (Christopher Walken) daughter.

Things go relatively smoothly at first — Jeremy hits it off with Cleary's other daughter Gloria (Isla Fisher) and John is smitten by Gloria's sister, Claire (Rachel McAdams) — but it all devolves into chaos when Gloria becomes obsessed with Jeremy and reveals herself as a "stage-5 clinger," John learns that Claire is engaged to the short-tempered misogynist Sack Lodge (Bradley Cooper), and their cover gets blown in front of the whole Cleary family, who are a lot stranger than they seem. 

Featuring more one-liners than we can quote here and an absolutely hysterical performance by Will Ferrell, Wedding Crashers is the epitome of R-rated, mid-2000s comedies. Your last opportunity to load it up on Netflix comes on July 1, 2019.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The fifth and most recent entry into Walt Disney Pictures' swashbuckling fantasy franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales debuted in 2017 to rather unsavory reviews from critics — but managed to get longtime fans in the mood for more treasure-seeking, ship-bombing, undead-pirate-fighting escapades. 

The film reinvigorates the Pirates series by picking up over 20 years after the events of 2007's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and introducing viewers to Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), the son of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Kiera Knightley). In his youth, Henry tells his father that the Trident of Poseidon can break the curse that shackles him to the Flying Dutchman ship and only allows him to walk on land once every 10 years. Convinced that it's impossible, Will brushes Henry aside and tells him to abandon the idea of seeking out help from Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to locate the Trident. 

Years later, a pack of ghost sailors commandeered by Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) breaks free from the Devil's Triangle and chases after Jack, looking to kill him. His only chance at surviving their attack is the Trident of Poseidon — which Henry hasn't given up on finding. The two eventually cross paths and team with astronomer Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario) in hopes of saving Jack's life and breaking Will's curse. 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be available to stream on Netflix until July 2, 2019.