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

In our modern world, good content is king — and brand-new content is the usurper that comes in, knocks over the throne, and takes the crown until it, too, is replaced by newer stuff. This cycle of out with the old and in with the new has been turning especially quickly on Netflix, which makes room for a ton of fresh movies and television shows each month by tossing into the trash older flicks and series. The streamer has been doing this for years now, so one would be silly to assume that November 2019 would mark the first exception to Netflix's rule. 

In order to have enough space in its jam-packed library to add movies like The King, The Irishman, Super Bad, Wedding Crashers, District 9, Rosemary's Baby, and more in November 2019, Netflix has to do away with several top-notch films. Take some time to sign into your Netflix account (or try to remember the password to your friend's account you've been secretly using) and watch these movies before they leave the platform in November. 

Watch 300 on Netflix before it leaves in November 2019

Cancel your dinner plans, put away your meal prep containers, and forget about ordering takeout. Until November 1, you can dine in hell alongside Gerard Butler's King Leonidas by watching the 2006 period action film 300

Directed by Sin CityWatchmen, and Man of Steel filmmaker Zack Snyder, 300 is based on Frank Miller's comic book series of the same name, which offers a fictionalized retelling of the real-life Battle of Thermopylae that occurred in 480 BC during the Greco-Persian Wars. Butler top-lines the film as Leonidas, leader of the Grecian city-state Sparta, who takes 300 Spartans into battle against Rodrigo Santoro's god-like king of Persia Xerxes and his 300,000 soldiers. This is a flick filled with violence, action, and bloodshed, and is sure to please anyone keen on historical fantasy or watching Gerard Butler swing around a sword and kick his enemy into a pit. 

Don't miss out on Caddyshack

Take some time away from chowing down on Halloween candy to cozy in for a Caddyshack stream sesh. 

The original 1980 sports comedy film, regarded by ESPN as "perhaps the funniest sports movie ever made" and certainly the most quotable entry into the genre, stars Chevy Chase as Ty Webb, who golfs at Bushwood Country Club. The elite establishment, which Ty's father co-founded with Judge Elihu Smails (Ted Knight), gets a rude awakening when the loud-mouthed, new-money golfer Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield) takes the green. As if the presence of the brash new country club member wasn't enough, Bushwood is also dealing with a seemingly never-ending war between an evil gopher bent on destroying the golf course and Bushwood's groundskeeper Carl Spackler (Bill Murray), who goes to great lengths trying to kill the burrowing rodent. 

Like its predecessor, Caddyshack II is also available to stream on Netflix until November 1. When the film released in 1988, critics and fans alike absolutely hated it — but if the decades that have passed since its debut have altered your personal perception of Caddyshack II, you can load it up after watching the first film for a Caddyshack double feature. 

Gran Torino is leaving Netflix in November 2019

Clint Eastwood's 2008 drama Gran Torino is a movie you certainly won't want to miss before it leaves Netflix in November 2019. 

The venerated actor leads the film — which he also directed and produced — as widowed and ostracized Korean War vet Walt Kowalski, who forms a unique relationship with his neighbor Thao Vang Lor, played by Bee Vang, after the young man is coerced into stealing Walt's Ford Gran Torino as a way to join a gang of Hmong Americans. Critics have held Gran Torino in high esteem, so if you've yet to see it for yourself, you have until November 1 to learn why it's regarded as an "insightful exploration of family and friendship, violence, and vengeance."

One last chance to watch Groundhog Day on Netflix

Unlike the day that TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) lives through in Groundhog Day, your last chance to watch the beloved '90s comedy on Netflix won't come again. Until November 1, subscribers can stream Groundhog Day, which follows Phil Connors as he relives February 2, 1992 over and over again — slowly learning to respect others, open up his heart, and even save another person from death. It's sweet, it's inventive, it spawned a whole new meaning for the term "groundhog day," and it's on Netflix for only a few more days. 

Stream Scream and Scary Movie 2 on Netflix before they leave in November

The Scream franchise and the Scary Movie series go together like peanut butter and jelly: it's hard to have one without the other (even if the latter exists to parody the former and other films like it). Netflix subscribers can sit down for a double feature like no other by watching Wes Craven's iconic slasher flick Scream, which centers around high school student Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) and the masked murderer known as the Ghostface Killer who's stalking her and her friends, and immediately following it up with Scary Movie 2, a spoof on supernatural horror movies like The Exorcist, Poltergeist, The Legend of Hell House, The Haunting, and The Amityville Horror

Let Scream be the final movie in your Halloween marathon, and have Scary Movie 2 serve as the silly salve to prepare you for a new mood for cinema as 2019 closes out. Both flicks will stick around Netflix until November 1.

One final Lord of the Rings marathon on Netflix

After you've thoroughly satisfied yourself with sugary Halloween candy, retire to your couch for a six-hour binge-a-thon that costs you zero calories and is every bit as enjoyable as chowing down on fun-sized Milky Way bars. 

Until November 1, Netflix subscribers can stream The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the final two installments of the Lord of the Rings trilogy that we recommend watching in one extra-long sitting. Follow the trials and tribulations of Frodo and Sam, Aragorn and Legolas and Gimli, and Merry and Pippin as they reunite with Gandalf, orchestrate an attack on Isengard, head to Mount Doom in Mordor, destroy the One Ring, and fight against the vicious Sauron.

Watch The Sixth Sense on Netflix before it leaves in November 2019

Featuring one of the biggest twists in movie history, which eventually became director M. Night Shyamalan's whole movie-making schtick, The Sixth Sense centers around a young boy named Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), who "sees dead people walking around like regular people" and is troubled by his paranormal abilities, and child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), who attempts to find the truth behind Cole's visions. In the end, they both get more than they bargained for — and viewers get one unforgettable plot twist. 

The Sixth Sense is available to stream on Netflix until November 1. 

Boyhood is leaving Netflix in November 2019

Have an extra three hours to spare and want to spend it doing something other than mindlessly scrolling through Twitter, Instagram, and back again? Stream Richard Linklater's sprawling, deeply intimate, Academy Award-nominated opus Boyhood

The film, released to immense critical praise in July 2014 after debuting at Sundance Film Festival in January of that year, follows a boy named Mason Evans Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) as he comes of age in Texas alongside his younger sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), learns about love and family through his divorced parents Olivia (Patricia Arquette) and Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke), discovers facts of life, and finds out what it means to be human. 

Linklater took an inventive approach with Boyhood, shooting the film from 2001 to 2013 with the exact same cast. The end result is a touching depiction of personal evolution as viewers watch Coltrane's Mason literally grow up from year to year. 

Boyhood leaves Netflix a little later in the month, on November 25.