By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Dec 01, 2021 at 6:56 PM

As the most recent "Great British Baking Show" serves up its final desserts, the show's earliest season will leave the Netflix tent. Yes, those eager to binge all the soggy bottoms from the Brit hit's maiden pastry voyages will have to do so before the end of December, according to the streaming service's newly announced batch of departures for the year's end. 

And now for something completely different, we move from the nicest show on television to several soul-chilling horror movies also taking their final bow on Netflix while you're putting the bows on your presents – from the neon thriller "The Guest" to slow-burn chillers "It Comes at Night" and "The Strangers," to the wholly Oscar-snubbed masterpiece "Zodiac." Speaking of awards season, it'll be curtains next month for a whole stack of classics and nominees – including "The Theory of Everything," "American Gangster," "Titanic," "Pan's Labyrinth," "Ghost," "Gladiator" and more. Because if you're gonna watch anything Oscars-y this holiday season, Netflix is gonna make damn sure it's one of ITS contenders, dangit!

As for the rest of the Big Red Streaming Monolith's departures in December, here's the full list. Get to streaming them now while you still can. (At least on Netflix, that is; they're probably all available somewhere else too.) 

Dec. 3

"The Last O.G." seasons 1-2

Dec. 4

"The Guest"

Dec. 7

"Before I Fall"

Dec. 8

"It Comes at Night"

"Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas"

Dec. 13

"Halt and Catch Fire" seasons 1-4

Dec. 14

"Fifty: The Series" seasons 1-2

"Saint Seiya" seasons 1-6

Dec. 15

"Lee Daniels' The Butler"

"Maps to the Stars"

"The Theory of Everything"

Dec. 21

"Jacob's Ladder"

"Private Practice" seasons 1-6

Dec. 25

"Captain Fantastic"

Dec. 30


Dec. 31

"A Cinderella Story"

"American Gangster"


"Beethoven's 2nd"

"Charlie's Angels"

"Cold Mountain"


"The Devil Inside"

"Do the Right Thing"

"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood"

"Double Jeopardy"

"Forensic Files" seasons 1-9

"Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Parts 1-5"

"Full Metal Alchemist" season 1



"The Great British Baking Show: The Beginnings" season 1

"House Party"

"House Party 2"

"House Party 3"

"Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life"

"The Last Airbender"

"Like Crazy"

"Love Don't Cost a Thing"

"Love Jones"

"The Lovely Bones"

"The Machinist"


"Memoirs of a Geisha"

"My Fair Lady"

"Mystic Pizza"

"Pan's Labyrinth"

"Puss in Boots"

"Rumor Has It"


"Spy Kids"

"Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams"

"Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over"

"The Strangers"

"Stuart Little"


"Tommy Boy"


"Underworld: Awakening"

"Underworld: Rise of the Lycans"

"What a Girl Wants"

"What's Eating Gilbert Grape"


Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.