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Movies Exiting Netflix by Week’s End

May is traditionally the kickoff to blockbuster season, the time when movie enthusiasts across the country flock to theaters to catch the latest films featuring top-tier special effects, A-list Hollywood actors, and massive production budgets. However, for those seeking a more laid-back and budget-friendly viewing experience, cozying up on the couch with a selection from Netflix’s extensive library is always an option. But beware, as some major titles are set to bid farewell to the streaming platform in May.

The departure of movies from Netflix can be attributed to various factors, such as expiring rights or the lack of sufficient viewership to justify licensing costs. Among the notable casualties scheduled to leave Netflix on May 31 are several beloved franchise favorites.

One such franchise bidding adieu is “The Hunger Games” series, known for its gripping storyline and stellar cast. The movies, including “The Hunger Games” (2012), “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013), “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” (2014), and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” (2015), will no longer be available for streaming after the end of May. The films, directed by Gary Ross and Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, have captivated audiences with their dystopian narrative and powerful performances.

Another standout title making its exit is “The Great Gatsby” (2013), directed by Baz Luhrmann and featuring a star-studded cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. The visually stunning adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel has left a lasting impression on viewers with its lavish portrayal of the roaring ’20s.

In addition to these, a diverse array of movies spanning various genres will also be leaving Netflix in May. From the heartwarming romance of “The Choice” (2016) to the chilling horror of “Insidious” (2010) and the action-packed thrills of “Skyscraper” (2018), there is a range of films set to depart the streaming platform.

As you plan your movie nights for the summer, take note of these impending departures from Netflix. Whether you’re a fan of action-packed blockbusters or intimate dramas, now is the time to catch these films before they vanish from the streaming service.

For more information and a comprehensive list of movies leaving Netflix in May, you can visit Stacker’s compilation. Get ready to bid farewell to these cinematic gems and make the most of your streaming experience before they disappear.