An outstanding sci-fi thriller and masterful drama with intoxicating performances are disappearing from Netflix in just a few days. But many action & horror films also go flutes…
The weekend is the last chance to catch up on some highlights worth seeing on Netflix, which will disappear from the streaming service on Monday. From action and animation to sci-fi and horror to drama and comedy, subscribers to the streaming service will soon have to do without a lot. The following films are only available on Netflix up to and including Sunday 15 May 2022.
“Ex Machina”: First class sci-fi thriller
When young web programmer Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) wins the company sweepstakes, he gets the chance to visit reclusive company boss Nathan (Oscar Isaac) at his remote mountain home.
But it quickly turns out that Caleb was invited for a specific purpose. He is supposed to spend time with the female robot Ava (Alicia Vikander) and test her artificial intelligence. But it works a bit too well and soon creates passionate feelings…
“Perfectly styled, electrifying, and full of fascinating ideas” is the conclusion of the 4.5-star DashFUN review of “Ex Machina”, in which comparisons are drawn to the menacing atmosphere of the horror masterpiece “Shining” and next to “the brilliant Swede Vikander, who as a woman and machine at the same time shines” and the “fantastic Oscar Isaac” gets off very well.
The 5 Star Masterpiece “Manchester By The Sea”
After the unexpected death of his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), the lonely handyman Lee (Casey Affleck) is supposed to take care of his 16-year-old son Patrick (Lucas Hedges), which is why he returns from Boston to his hometown of Manchester on the US East Coast pulls. Not only is he completely overwhelmed with the father role at first, but he also meets his ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams) again, which opens up old emotional wounds. With all the pain now, is there hope for a happy future? Only if Lee comes to terms with his past…
Even though “Ex Machina” is already an excellent film, we recommend “Manchester By The Sea” even more strongly – and not just because the sci-fi thriller is still available on Amazon subscriptions after the Netflix departure Prime will give (see link above), which does not apply to the drama masterpiece.
Because “Manchester By The Sea” touches with an “intoxicatingly grandiose, naturally spontaneous and simply truthful performance” by Casey Affleck (he even received an Oscar for it), and is “One of those far too seldom occurring dramas, in which there are only sympathizers.” In the DashFUN review, it got the maximum rating of 5 stars.
Lots of horrors…
In addition to the highlights mentioned above, there are also some more, some less good horror titles that are disappearing from Netflix. Most prominent of these are the “Purge” and “Ouija” films, but genre lovers will be delighted by the departure of the ultra-atmospheric witch-horror “The Witch“ but probably hurt the most:
…and more Netflix departures
Here are the other titles that have not yet been mentioned that are leaving Netflix at the turn of the week:
So Netflix loses a fairly large amount of content from a wide variety of genres in the middle of the month. For action fans, the loss of the “Jason Bourne” films is particularly unfortunate. We have already referred to these titles in more detail in another article:
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