By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Dec 01, 2022 at 6:06 PM

The Thanksgiving feasting is over – so let the binge-watching begin! Because much like the mashed potatoes on the holiday table, these movies and TV shows are vanishing from Netflix sooner rather than later. 

Thankfully the list of December departures isn't horribly long – but it is long on comfort food watches and quality programming. Need a big blockbuster after a big meal? Then watch "Casino Royale" (still the best Bond movie), the surfer spectacular "Point Break" or the "Men in Black" trilogy before they're gobbled up by another streamer. Prepping for awards season? Then cue up "Blue Jasmine" or "Chocolat" (if you stand the sight of food after all that eating yesterday) before they're gone. The retro kids classics "A Little Princess" and the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movies will become a thing of the past in December – and for something very much not for kids, the Stanley Kubrick double feature of "A Clockwork Orange" and "Eyes Wide Shut" will leave as well. It's all no laughing matter – though "I Love You, Man," "Vacation" and "Police Academy" certainly are, so watch them while you still can on the Big Red Streaming Monolith. 

Here's the whole list of movies and TV shows leaving the streamer in December.

Dec. 9

"The Shack"

Dec. 10

"Fast Color"

Dec. 11

"Manhunt: Unabomber"

Dec. 14

"Black Ink Crew New York" seasons 3-4

"The Challenge" seasons 12 and 25

"Merlin" seasons 1-5

"Teen Mom 2" seasons 3-4

Dec. 15

"The Danish Girl"

Dec. 27

"Instant Hotel" season 1

Dec. 28

"Shrek the Musical"

Dec. 31


"A Cinderella Story"

"A Clockwork Orange"

"A Little Princess"

"Blood Diamond"


"Blue Jasmine"

"Casino Royale"


"Eyes Wide Shut"

"I Love You, Man"

"Life as We Know It"

"Men in Black"

"Men in Black II"

"Men in Black 3"

"National Lampoon's European Vacation"

"National Lampoon's Vacation"

"New York Minute"

"Point Break"

"Police Academy"

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie"

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze"

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III"

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.