Fall is in full swing and there’s no better way to relax than cozying up to some Netflix. Starting in November, a fresh set of Netflix originals, movies and T.V. shows will be available for your streaming enjoyment. But when Netflix executives giveth, they must taketh away as well. At the start of the month, a new batch of movies will be axed.
By Aiden Park
The Crown (2016)
For those of you still searching to fill the vacuum Downton Abbey’s end created, look no further. While this Netflix original picks up at Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) and Prince Philip’s (Matt Smith) wedding, it will chronicle the Queen’s 63-year reign over the United Kingdom. “The Crown” is already scheduled for six seasons, spanning 10, one-hour long episodes each.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)
Like catching up with a cherished friend, “Gilmore Girls” makes its way back to the hearts of fans and viewers this month after nine, long years. With four 90-minute installments, the eighth season begins with an episode called “Winter,” and then moves through the respective seasons. Expect to binge (and cry to) “Gilmore Girls,” starting Nov. 25.
Filmed over an epic 12 years, Best Picture Nominee “Boyhood” follows the adolescence of Mason Evans. The flick begins when both the character and the actor (Ellar Coltrane) are six years old chronicles his life until he turns 18. This coming-of-age drama narrates the surprisingly normal, and at times mundane, boy’s life. “Boyhood’s” uncanny ability to paint real life makes it the refreshing, albeit instant-classic, film it is today.
Whether you need something to put on while you babysit or you just want to feel like a kid again, “Paddington” has you covered. Based on the books by Michael Bond, a lovable Peruvian bear embarks on a trip to London in search of a home. When he becomes lost at Paddington Station, he meets the Brown family, who offer to take him in. With an adorable animated bear at its helm, this film will surely melt anyone’s heart. .
Other highlights include: “Just Friends” (2005), “The 100” (season 3), “Mercy” (2016), and “The Jungle Book” (2016).
Almost Famous (2000)
Taking place in the ‘70s, this Rock and Roll classic follows William Miller (Patrick Fugit), a 15-year-old budding journalist, hired by Rolling Stone magazine to cover the fictional band Stillwater. Filmed in 2000, “Almost Famous” is an integral part of the '70s-set Americanah repertoire, but is, nonetheless, slated to be removed from the streaming site.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The Steven Spielberg film that had us all wishing we could ride a flying bicycle will be removed on Nov. 1. In this four-time Academy Award winning classic, human Elliott helps a gentle alien escape Earth and return to his home planet.
Legally Blonde (2001)
Icon Elle Woods will retire the “Bend and Snap” this November. Showing all of America what it takes to get into Harvard Law School, Woods works to break the “dumb blonde” stereotype While we’re devastated this comfort flick will be removed soon, we’re even sadder Mooine, the dog who played Bruiser Woods, died last March.