Binge-watch alert! Classic films to vanish from Netflix

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  • 'Top Gun,' 'Titanic' among long list of possible Netflix purges
  • But 'Killer Klowns From Outer Space' too? Too far, Netflix
Binge-watch alert! Classic films to vanish from Netflix

My affection for "Killer Klowns From Outer Space" is real and it is deep.

A summer camp friend once told me about some movie with terrifying clowns, popcorn ray guns and human victims preserved inside cotton candy cocoons. So, pulpy nightmare fuel, basically.

A few months later, I excitedly stumbled upon it on Cinemax (of course it was Cinemax) and then couldn't sleep for, I think, six days. Though I did learn a valuable life lesson about not trusting strangers, even if they show up at your door with delicious treats.

So you can imagine my horror when I saw this classic American film is one of 89 that Netflix will be reportedly dumping from its streaming service in the new year.

And some lesser films too, such as "Braveheart," "Being John Malkovich," "Platoon," "Titanic," "Top Gun" and "Do The Right Thing."

But... "Killer Klowns From Outer Space"! UUUUUUUUUUGH.

The complete list of upcoming purges was originally posted on Reddit, though Netflix has not commented on the list's accuracy. The site does perform semi-regular thinnings of their celluloid herd.

Many Netflix users have confirmed the titles' expiration dates by checking each film's individual Netflix page. According to CNET, "a quick review of the site confirmed that streaming for each of the titles listed above will vanish on Wednesday."

So you know what that means: Scrap whatever New Year's plans you had. It's time to binge-watch "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo" like there's no tomorrow.

And apparently, for each of these movies, there won't be after January 1:

  • The Rundown
  • Brick
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Back to School
  • Battle of Britain
  • Born on the Fourth of July
  • Braveheart
  • Body of Evidence
  • Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
  • Man on the Moon
  • Lionheart
  • 1492 Conquest of Paradise
  • Killer Klowns From Outer Space
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • FX
  • Do The Right Thing
  • Desperado
  • Up in Smoke
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Capote
  • Biloxi Blues
  • Seed Of Chucky
  • Jarhead
  • As Good As It Gets
  • In the Name of the Father
  • Inside Deep Throat (documentary)
  • I'm Gonna Get You Sucka
  • In Like Flint
  • Hard Target
  • Foxy Brown
  • Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
  • Gallipoli
  • Half Baked
  • Flashdance
  • 50 First Dates
  • For the Love of the Game
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • The Bad News Bears
  • The Russia House
  • The Secret of Nimh
  • Revenge of the Ninja
  • Roman Holiday
  • Rob Roy
  • Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Remo Williams
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Quigley Down Under
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Platoon
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  • October Sky
  • Mystery Men
  • The Skulls
  • Titanic
  • Ronin
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968)
  • Tales From The Crypt: Bordello of Blood
  • Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight
  • The Woman in Red
  • Top Gun
  • Street Fighter
  • TNT Jackson
  • Serpico
  • Seed of Chucky
  • Scary Movie
  • Running Scared
  • Troll II
  • True Grit (1969)
  • War and Peace
  • Talk Radio
  • War Games
  • We Were Soldiers
  • What Dreams May Come
  • Windtalkers
  • World Trade Center
  • The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Odd Couple (1968)
  • The Mask of Zorro
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • The Faculty
  • The Dream Team
  • Best of Times
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
  • Species

TV Shows:

  • Dark Shadows (original from late 1960s)
  • Saturday Night Live The 2000s
  • Mr Bean
  • The Kids in the Hall
  • Perfect 10 Model Boxing (Volume 1)

Disappearing as of January 4:

  • Alice in Wonderland (1951 Disney)
  • Immortals
  • Dynamite Warrior

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