What’s Leaving Netflix on June 1, 2015

It’s the last call for a few Netflix movies when we turn the calendar page to June. Leaving June 1, 2015 are:

Movies Leaving Netflix June 1, 2015

1. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Leaving Netflix Dracula Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a 1992 American horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. It stars Gary Oldman as Count Dracula, Winona Ryder as Mina Harker, Anthony Hopkins as Professor Abraham Van Helsing, and Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker. Bram Stoker’s Dracula was greeted by a generally positive critical reception and was a box office hit, although Reeves’ performance has been widely criticised. Its score was composed by Wojciech Kilar and featured “Love Song for a Vampire” by Annie Lennox, which became an international hit, as the closing credits theme.
2. City of Ghosts (2003)
Leaving Netflix City of Ghosts City of Ghosts is a 2002 drama film co-written, directed by and starring Matt Dillon, about a con artist who must go to Cambodia to collect his share of money from an insurance scam. The film was made in Cambodia, in locations that include Phnom Penh and the Bokor Hill Station.
3. Dance with Me (1998)
Leaving Netflix Dance With Me Dance with Me is a 1998 drama film on love and dance directed by Randa Haines and starring Vanessa L. Williams and Puerto Rican singer Chayanne.
4. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Leaving Netflix Deep Blue Sea Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 science fiction horror film that stars Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, Michael Rapaport, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson. The film was directed by Renny Harlin and was released in the United States on July 28, 1999.
5. Dream Lover (1994)
Leaving Netflix Dream Lover Dream Lover is a 1994 American erotic drama film written and directed by Nicholas Kazan and starring James Spader and Mädchen Amick. The original music score was composed by Christopher Young.
6.Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Leaving Netflix Ever After Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, and Dougray Scott. The screenplay is written by Tennant, Susannah Grant, and Rick Parks. The original music score is composed by George Fenton. The film’s closing theme song “Put Your Arms Around Me” is performed by the rock band Texas. The usual pantomime and comic/supernatural elements are removed and the story is instead treated as historical fiction, set in Renaissance-era France. It is often seen as a modern, post-feminism interpretation of the Cinderella myth.
7. Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Leaving Netflix Frankie and Johnny Frankie and Johnny is a 1991 American drama film directed by Garry Marshall, and starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer in their first film together since Scarface. Héctor Elizondo, Nathan Lane and Kate Nelliganappeared in supporting roles. The original score was composed by Marvin Hamlisch. The screenplay for Frankie and Johnny was adapted by Terrence McNally from his own off-Broadway play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, which featured Kenneth Welsh and Kathy Bates. The most notable alteration in the film was the addition of several supporting characters and various locations; in the original play, only the two eponymous characters appeared onstage, and the entire drama took place in one apartment. The title is a reference to the traditional American popular song ‘Frankie and Johnny’, first published in 1904, which tells the story of a woman who finds her man making love to another woman and shoots him dead. Another film of the same name, Frankie and Johnny starring Elvis Presley and Donna Douglas, takes its name from the song but is in no other way related to this film.
8.G.I. Jane (1997)
leaving Netflix G.I. Jane G.I. Jane is a 1997 American action film directed by Ridley Scott, produced by Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and Caravan Pictures, distributed by Hollywood Pictures and starring Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensenand Anne Bancroft. The film tells the fictional story of the first woman to undergo training in U.S. Navy Special Warfare Group.
9. Hatchet II (2010)
Leaving Netflix Hatchett II Hatchet II is a 2010 American slasher film written and directed by Adam Green. It is the sequel to Green’s film, Hatchet. Picking up right where the first film ended, Hatchet II follows Marybeth as she escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family’s connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher. The film sees the return of Kane Hodder and Tony Todd who portrayed Victor Crowley and Reverend Zombie in the 2006 film, respectively. Danielle Harris portrays Marybeth, a role originally played by Tamara Feldman. The film was originally screened at the 2010 London FrightFest Film Festival on August 26, 2010. It was released unrated in the United States on October 1, 2010.
10. I Escaped A Cult (2014)
Leaving Netflix I escaped a cult Explore at the dark side of mind control, deception, fear and intimidation in the destructive experience of life inside two dangerous cults. Imagine a world where you weren’t free to do whatever you wanted – a world where someone else dictated how you should dress, think, feel and behave. This world is a reality for hundreds of people who belong to religious cults, where their leaders – or ‘prophets’– control everything from what they believe in to whom they marry. I Escaped The Cult takes an in-depth look at life inside some cults with extreme beliefs. For example meet members of a church where polygamy is insisted upon and a man can have dozens of wives; the followers who are sleep deprived, overworked and isolated from the rest of the world; and learn about the girl who watched her mother being forced to live in a shed for ‘idolizing her children. This probing show takes viewers on a journey to reveal the stories of courageous people who escaped the clutches of abuse, mind control and fear from these dangerous groups. http://natgeotv.com/uk/i-escaped-a-cult/about
11. Ink Master: Season 1
leaving Netflix Ink Master Season 1 Ink Master (season 1) is the first season of the Spike tattooing competition series, Ink Master It follows the lives of ten tattoo artists competing against each other an elimination-style competition that will leave the last person standing with the title of Ink Master and a $100,000 grand prize. The show is hosted and judged by Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro. Other judges include former Miami Ink cast member Chris Núñez, and accomplished tattoo artist Oliver Peck. The winner was Shane O’Neill of Middletown, Delaware. The success of the show lead to 3 more seasons, with season four premiering on February 2014.
12. Inside Combat Rescue: Season 1
INSIDE COMBAT RESCUE An elite Combat Rescue team of the US Air Force, rescue wounded American or Allied forces in lethal danger. Pararescuemen, or PJs, return to the front lines of Afghanistan and East Europe for Operation Enduring Freedom and is seen through the eyes of those on the ground and in the air.
13. Last Action Hero (1993)
Leaving Netflix Last Action Hero Last Action Hero is a 1993 American action-comedy-fantasy film directed and produced by John McTiernan. It is a satire of the action genre and its clichés, containing several parodies of action films in the form of films within the film. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Jack Slater, a fictional Los Angeles police detective. Slater is a fictional character even within the film, the hero of the Jack Slater series of action films. Austin O’Brien co-stars as a boy who is magically transported into a parallel universe inhabited by Slater and the other characters in the Slater film series. Schwarzenegger also served as the film’s executive producer and plays himself as the actor portraying Jack Slater, and Charles Dance plays an assassin who escapes from the Slater world into the real world. Last Action Hero was a box office disappointment during its initial theatrical release, but has developed a strong cult following. The film also features Art Carney’s last appearance in a motion picture.
14. Picture Perfect (1997)
PICTURE PERFECT Picture Perfect is a 1997 romantic comedy film, starring Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas, Olympia Dukakis, as well as Anne Twomey.
15. Platoon Leader (1988)
leaving Netflix Platoon Leader Platoon Leader is a 1988 Cannon Films film set in the Vietnam War and directed by Aaron Norris; it starred Michael Dudikoff and Michael DeLorenzoand was filmed in South Africa. The film is about a newly commissioned infantry lieutenant who arrives in Vietnam to take over his first platoon. He finds he has to prove himself and earn the trust of the enlisted men if he is to lead them.
16. Rain Man (1988)
Leaving Netflix Rain Man Rain Man is a 1988 American drama film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass. It tells the story of an abrasive and selfish yuppie, Charlie Babbitt, who discovers that his estranged father has died and bequeathed all of his multimillion-dollar estate to his other son, Raymond, an autistic savant, of whose existence Charlie was unaware. Charlie is left only his father’s car and his collection of rose bushes. In addition to the two leads, Valeria Golino stars as Charlie’s girlfriend, Susanna. Morrow created the character of Raymond after meeting Kim Peek, a real-life savant; his characterization was based on both Peek and Bill Sackter, a good friend of Morrow who was the subject of Bill, an earlier film that Morrow wrote. Rain Man received overwhelmingly positive reviews, praising Hoffman’s role and the wit and sophistication of the screenplay. The film won four Oscars at the 61st Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Hoffman. Its crew received an additional four nominations. The film also won the Golden Bear at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival.
17. Reign Over Me (2007)
REIGN OVER ME Reign Over Me is a 2007 American buddy comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Binder, and produced by his brother Jack Binder. The film stars Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Saffron Burrows and Mike Binder himself. Unlike Sandler’s previous films, Reign Over Me uses more dramatic elements. Distributed by Columbia Pictures, the film was released on March 23, 2007. The film was released to DVD, and Blu-ray on October 9, 2007. The film received positive reviews and was a box office bomb.
18. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Leaving Netflix The Silence of the Lambs The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn, the film is based on Thomas Harris’ 1988 novel of the same name, his second to feature Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. In the film, Clarice Starling, a young U.S. FBI trainee, seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Lecter to apprehend another serial killer, known only as “Buffalo Bill”. The Silence of the Lambs was released on February 14, 1991, and grossed $272.7 million worldwide against its $19 million budget. It was only the third film, the other two being It Happened One Night and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, to win Academy Awards in all the top five categories: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Adapted Screenplay. It is also the first Best Picture winner widely considered to be a horror film, and only the second such film to be nominated in the category, after The Exorcist in 1973. The film is considered “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant by the U.S.
19. Snatch (2000)
leaving Netflix Snatch Snatch is a 2000 crime comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, featuring an ensemble cast. Set in the London criminal underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing with the search for a stolen diamond, the other with a small-time boxing promoter who finds himself under the thumb of a ruthless gangster who is ready and willing to have his subordinates carry out severe and sadistic acts of violence. The film features an assortment of characters, including Irish Traveller Mickey O’Neil, or in this case, referred to as “pikeys”, arms-dealer Boris “the Blade” Yurinov, professional thief and gambling addict Franky “Four-Fingers”, American gangster-jeweller “Cousin Avi”, and bounty hunter Bullet-Tooth Tony. It is also distinguished by a kinetic direction and editing style, a circular plot featuring numerous ironic twists of chance and causality, and a fast pace. The film shares themes, ideas and motifs with Ritchie’s first film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. It is also filmed in the same visual style and features many of the same actors, including Jones, Statham, and Ford.
20. Soul Survivors (2001)
leaving Netflix Soul Survivors Soul Survivors is a 2001 psychological thriller film starring Melissa Sagemiller as college student Cassie, whose boyfriend Sean dies in a car accident that results from her driving after a night of partying. The accident leaves Cassie racked with guilt and emotionally vulnerable to the point that she begins hallucinating strange visions and waking-dreams, even though Cassie’s friends Annabel and Matt, as well as a local priest called Father Jude, all attempt to assist her in coping with the loss.
21. Swept Away (2002)
Leaving Netflix Swept Away Swept Away is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Madonna, Adriano Giannini, and Bruce Greenwood. It was released by Screen Gems and produced by Matthew Vaughn. The film is a remake of Lina Wertmüller’s 1974 film of the same name. It received negative reviews and was a box office bomb.
22. Syriana (2005)
Leaving Netflix Syriana Syriana is a 2005 geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, and executive produced by George Clooney, who also stars in the film with an ensemble cast. Gaghan’s screenplay is loosely adapted from Robert Baer’s memoir See No Evil. The film focuses on petroleum politics and the global influence of the oil industry, whose political, economic, legal, and social effects are experienced by a Central Intelligence Agency operative, an energy analyst, a Washington, D.C., attorney, and a young unemployed Pakistani migrant worker in an Arab state in the Persian Gulf. The film also features an extensive supporting cast including Amanda Peet, Tim Blake Nelson, Mark Strong, Alexander Siddig, Amr Waked, and Academy Award winners Christopher Plummer, Chris Cooper and William Hurt. As with Gaghan’s screenplay for Traffic, Syriana uses multiple, parallel storylines, jumping between locations in Iran, Texas, Washington, D.C., Switzerland, Spain and Lebanon. Clooney won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Bob Barnes, and Gaghan’s script was nominated by the Academy for Best Original Screenplay.
23. Tank Girl (1995)
leaving Netflix tank Girl Tank Girl is a 1995 American science fiction action comedy film loosely based on Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett’s comic series of the same name, which originated in the British comic magazine Deadline. Directed by Rachel Talalay and stars Lori Petty as Rebecca Buck, aka the eponymous Tank Girl, the film was met with mixed reviews from critics, and was financially unsuccessful; despite this, it gained a cult following in later years. The film’s soundtrack was assembled by Hole frontwoman Courtney Love.
24. The Great Queen Seondeok
leaving Netflix The Great Queen Seondeok King Jinpyeong did not have any sons to name as a successor to his throne. Thus he named his daughter, Princess Duk Man, to be his successor. The drama will be about the life of Princess Duk Man who was later known as Queen Seon Duk, the first Queen of Silla.
25. The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Leaving Netflix The Perfect Husband The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story is a 2004 TV movie based on the life of Laci Peterson that stars Dean Cain, Sarah Brown, Tracy Middendorf and Tom O’Brien.
26. The Phantom of the Opera: Special Edition (2004)
Leaving Netflix The Phantom of the Opera: Special Edition The Phantom of the Opera is a 2004 British film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 musical of the same name, which in turn is based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux. Directed by Joel Schumacher, the film was also produced and co-written by Lloyd Webber. The Phantom of the Opera stars Gerard Butler in the title role, Emmy Rossum as Christine Daaé, as well as Patrick Wilson as Raoul, Miranda Richardson as Madame Giry, and Minnie Driver as Carlotta Giudicelli. The film was announced as early as 1989, but production only started in 2002 due to Lloyd Webber’s divorce and Schumacher’s busy career. It was entirely shot at Pinewood Studios, with sceneries also being depicted with the help of miniatures and computer graphics. Rossum, Wilson, and Driver had singing experience, but Butler had no experience and had to receive music lessons. The Phantom of the Opera grossed approximately $154 million worldwide, and received mixed reviews, praising the visuals and acting but criticising the writing and directing.
27. The Rocketeer (1991)
Leaving Netflix The Rocketeer The Rocketeer is a 1991 American period superhero film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and based on the character of the same name created by comic book writer/artist Dave Stevens. Directed by Joe Johnston, the film stars Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino and Tiny Ron Taylor. Set in 1938 Los Angeles, California, The Rocketeer tells the story of stunt pilot Cliff Secord who discovers a jet pack that enables him to fly. His heroic deeds attract the attention of Howard Hughes and the FBI, as well as sadistic Nazi operatives. Development for The Rocketeer started as far back as 1983, when Stevens sold the film rights. Steve Miner and William Dear considered directing The Rocketeer before Johnston signed on. Screenwriters Danny Bilson and Paul De Meohad creative differences with Disney, which caused the film to languish in development hell. The studio also intended to change the trademark helmet design; Disney CEO Michael Eisner wanted a straight NASA-type helmet but Johnston convinced the studio otherwise. Johnston also had to convince Disney to let him cast unknown actor Billy Campbell in the lead role.
28. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
Leaving Netflix the Triplettes of Belleville The Triplets of Belleville is a 2003 animated comedy film written and directed by Sylvain Chomet. It was released as Belleville Rendez-vous in the United Kingdom. The film is Chomet’s first feature film and was an international co-production among companies in France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Canada. The film features the voices of Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, and Monica Viegas; there is little dialogue, the majority of the film story being told through song and pantomime. It tells the story of Madame Souza, an elderly woman who goes on a quest to rescue her grandson Champion, a Tour de France cyclist, who has been kidnapped by the French mafia for gambling purposes and taken to the city of Belleville. She is accompanied by Champion’s loyal but obese hound, Bruno, and joined by the Triplets of Belleville, music hall singers from the 1930s, whom she meets in the city. The film was highly praised by audiences and critics for its unique style of animation. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards—Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Belleville Rendez-vous”. It was also screened out of competition at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
29.Waking Life (2001)
Leaving Netflix The Waking Life Waking Life is a 2001 American adult animated docufiction/drama film, directed by Richard Linklater. It was distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and it was the first animated film released by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film explores a wide range of philosophical issues including the nature of reality, dreams, consciousness, the meaning of life, free will, and existentialism. Waking Life is centered on a young man who wanders through a variety of dream-like realities wherein he encounters numerous individuals who willingly engage in insightful philosophical discussions. Many questions are posed by the film: How can a person distinguish their dream life from their waking life? Do dreams have any sort of hidden significance or purpose? The film was entirely rotoscoped, although it was shot using digital video of live actors with a team of artists drawing stylized lines and colors over each frame with computers, rather than being filmed and traced onto cells on a light box. The film contains several parallels to Linklater’s 1991 film Slacker. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reprise their characters from Before Sunrise in one scene.
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