Netflix in August: 'Titanic, 'Family Ties' Replaced With New 'Doctor Who,' Vintage 'Reading Rainbow' and a Whole Lot of Nicolas Cage - NBC Bay Area

Netflix in August: 'Titanic, 'Family Ties' Replaced With New 'Doctor Who,' Vintage 'Reading Rainbow' and a Whole Lot of Nicolas Cage



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    Netflix taketh, and Netflix giveth back. Kind of.

    Every month the streaming site sends out an update of what content will be disappearing from streaming, and what movies and TV shows will be added. It's an announcement we've come to expect, but this time around the swap out is kind of...weird. Or awesome, depending on your feelings about Nicolas Cage.

    First let us explain. There are some seriously good picks leaving Netflix in just a matter of days-- titles like "Driving Miss Daisy," "Family Ties," "Kiss The Girls" and "Jiro Dreams of Sushi." And who could forget "Titanic"? Everyone's favorite version of Leonardo DiCaprio (get out of here, "Great Gatsby" fans!) is no longer going to be available to us at the click of a button whenever we need him. There'll be no more Jack Dawson gambling, no more Jack Dawson dancing in steerage and certainly no more Jack Dawson teaching Rose (Kate Winslet) to fly. 

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    Never one to leave us completely hanging, Netflix also made sure to let viewers know that is going to be available on the site–and that's a whole lot of Nicolas Cage. He's even got his own category, WWNCD? (That's What Would Nic Cage Do, naturally). In addition to "National Treasure," perhaps the greatest Cage film of them all, this August will also see "Lord of War" and "Outcast" added to the lineup. So there's really a silver lining to everything.

    Also streaming in August is "Reading Rainbow" volume 1, "Girl Meets World" season 1, "The Hurt Locker and the latest season (8) of "Doctor Who."

    Below, the entire list of adds and removals.

    Available August 1
    “Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein” (1999)
    “Asylum” (2005)
    “Back in Time/Cong Cong Na Nian” (2014)
    “Beneath the Helmet” (2014)
    “Breakup Buddies/ Xin Hau Lu Fang” (2014)
    “Bride and Prejudice” (2004)
    “Casting By” (2012)
    “Dancing on the Edge: Season 1″
    “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Season 2″
    “Dear Frankie” (2004)
    “Dogs on the Inside” (2014)
    “Electric Slide” (2014)
    “Enemy at the Gates” (2001)
    “Flex is Kings” (2013)
    “Lost and Love/ Shi Gu” (2015)
    “Masha and the Bear: Season 1″
    “November Rule” (2015)
    “Odd Squad: Season 1″
    “Outcast” (2014)
    “Pants on Fire” (2014)
    “Reading Rainbow: Volume 1″
    “Russell Brand: End the Drugs War” (2014)
    “Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery” (2012)
    “Somewhere Only We Know/ You yi ge di fang zhi you wo men zhi dao” (2015)
    “Sorority Row” (2009)
    “The Code: Season 1″
    “The Golden Era/Huang Jin Shi Dai” (2014)
    “The Hurt Locker” (2008)
    “The Living” (2014)
    “The Mind of a Chef: Season 3″
    “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (2008)
    “Utopia: Season 1″
    “Vexed: Season 1­2″
    “War” (2007)
    “Wing Commander” (1999)

    Available August 3
    “Chronic­Con, Episode 420: A New Dope” (2015)

    Available August 4
    “Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead” (2015)

    Available August 5
    “Yellowbird” (2014)

    Available August 6
    “Kill Me Three Times” (2014)
    “My Amityville Horror” (2012)
    “The Look of Love” (2013)
    “Welcome to Me” (2014)

    Available August 7
    “Club de Cuervos: Season 1″
    “Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story” (2015)
    “Project Mc2″ (2015)
    “Transporter: The Series: Season 2″

    Available August 8
    “Doctor Who: Season 8″

    Available August 9
    “Fred: The Movie” (2010)
    “Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred” (2011)
    “Fred 3: Camp Fred” (2012)
    “Two Days, One Night” (2014)

    Available August 12
    “For a Good Time, Call…” (2012)
    “Leap Year” (2010)
    “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” (2014)

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    Available August 14
    “Ever After High Way too Wonderland” (Season 3)
    “Ship of Theseus” (2012)

    Available August 15
    “Alex of Venice” (2014)

    Available August 16
    “Being Flynn” (2012)
    “Pariah” (2011)
    “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” (2012)

    Available August 17
    “Lord of War” (2005)

    Available August 19
    “Jerk Theory” (2009)
    “Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 3″

    Available August 20
    “30 for 30: Angry Sky” (2015)
    “As Cool As I Am” (2013)
    “Strange Empire: Season 1″

    Available August 21
    “Grantham & Rose” (2014)
    “Transcend” (2014)

    Available August 23
    “Girl Meets World: Season 1″

    Available August 27
    “Byzantium” (2012)
    “White God” (2014)

    Available August 28
    “Inspector Gadget: Season 2″
    “Narcos: Season 1″
    “Once Upon a Time: Season 4″
    “Revenge: Season 4″

    Available August 29
    “Ride” (2015)

    Available 8/30/15
    “Muffin Top: A Love Story” (2014)

    Leaving August 1
    "Bad Girl Island" (2007)
    "Barbershop" (2002)
    "Beauty Shop" (2005)
    "Bulletproof" (1996)
    "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968)
    "Digimon Adventure": Season 1-3
    "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989)
    "Face/Off" (1997)
    "Fools Rush In" (1997)
    "Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld": Season 1
    "Hawking" (2013)
    "Hot Pursuit" (1987)
    "Houseboat" (1958)
    "Inside Fendi"
    "Joe Dirt" (2001)
    "Kiss the Girls" (1997)
    "Pumping Iron" (1977)
    "The Pitch": Season 1
    "Shooter" (2007)
    "The Fifth Element" (1997)
    "The Longest Day" (1962)
    "Titanic" (1997)
    "Unbreakable" (2000)
    "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1961)
    "We're No Angels" (1989)

    Leaving August 6
    "The Raven" (2012)

    Leaving August 8
    "Albert Nobbs (2011)
    "Explorers: Adventures of the Century": Season 1 & 2

    Leaving August 15
    "Family Ties": Season 1-7
    "Immortalized": Season 1
    "The Forsyte Saga": Series 1-2

    Leaving August 23
    "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" (2011)

    Leaving August 24
    "My Fair Wedding": Season 5

    Leaving August 25

    Leaving August 27
    "LEGO Atlantis" (2010)
    "LEGO: Hero Factory: Breakout" (2012)
    "LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: King of Shadows" (2011)
    "LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Way of the Ninja" (2011)
    "The Moth Diaries" (2011)

    Leaving August 31
    "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends": Season 1-3


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