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Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in May 2021

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Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in May 2021 (Photo: Netflix)

Here's a look at the titles that will be leaving Netflix in May. It's not a particularly long list. It does, however, feature a number of films and a series that I'd recommend diving into before they evaporate into the streaming ether.

War Horse

Released in 2011, Steven Spielberg's World War I drama "War Horse" stars Jeremy Irvine as Albert Narracott, a young man, who enlists in the British Army after his horse Joey is sold to the British Calvary. The narrative follows both Albert and Joey as they make their way through the battlefields of Europe. The story suggests something brimming with sentimental nostalgia. While not nearly as devastating as Spielberg's World War II films "Saving Private Ryan" and "Schindler's List," "War Horse" still gives us a taste of the horrors of war. (Leaving 5/3/21)


Dustin Hoffman steps behind the camera for this 2012 comedy. "Quartet" takes place in a retirement home for musicians. Annually the residents celebrate the birthday of Giuseppe Verdi with a live performance. This year's festivities are threatened by the diva behavior of singer Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay and Pauline Collins co-star. (Leaving 5/10/21)

Sherlock: Series 1-4

Created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, "Sherlock" stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson. The twist here is that series is set in contemporary London. Be warned, "Sherlock" is addictive. (Leaving 5/14/21)

My Week with Marilyn

While Colin Clark may not be the most reliable of sources, his memoir's stories about working on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl" are an interesting daydream set to the sound of the clashes between Sir Laurence Olivier (Sir Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams). Eddie Redmayne plays Clark and Simon Curtis directs. The film was generally liked by audiences and critics. I'm a little more enthusiastic; I love it. (Leaving 5/29/21)


Sean Penn stars as gay rights activist Harvey Milk in Gus Van Sant's acclaimed drama. Nominated for eight Academy Awards with Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay wins going to Penn and scribe Dustin Lance Black, "Milk" is an exploration of the activist's rise to become California's first openly gay elected official. History is rarely kind to those who become a symbol of civil equality. (Leaving 5/31/21)

A complete list of titles leaving Netflix in March 2021

Leaving 5/1/21

  • Hoarders: Season 10

Leaving 5/3/21

  • War Horse

Leaving 5/5/21

  • Hangman

Leaving 5/6/21

  • City of God: 10 Years Later
  • Lockout

Leaving 5/7/21

  • The Chosen Ones
  • House at the End of the Street

Leaving 5/10/21

  • Quartet

Leaving 5/14/21

  • Sherlock: Series 1-4

Leaving 5/18/21

  • Trumbo

Leaving 5/29/21

  • American Crime: Seasons 1-3
  • My Week with Marilyn
  • The One I Love

Leaving 5/31/21

  • 50 First Dates
  • Act of Valor
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • The Boy
  • Deliver Us from Eva
  • The Help
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
  • Julie & Julia
  • Marauders
  • Milk
  • Miracle
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior
  • The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption
  • Soul Surfer
  • Striptease
  • Waiting...