This is not a drill. We repeat, this is not a drill.
Oh, Netflix. You’re always there for us when we need a good laugh, a good cry—or when we’re just looking to procrastinate. That’s why it’s hard to believe when we’ve got a friend like you, you would do something like take good things away from us. From classic films to chick flicks, Netflix is removing a flurry of movies at the end of this month, which means winter break is the time to binge watch them all before it’s too late. It just might be true what they say… all good things must come to an end. Sniff.
Don’t fret just yet, because we’re here to help you prioritize! We’ve rounded up 6 movies you absolutely need to catch on Netflix before they leave us, possibly forever. Grab your popcorn, collegiettes!
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Eat our shorts, Netflix. How could you take this away from us?! There is always that one person in your friend group who hasn’t seen The Breakfast Club (and then everybody goes, “What?!”). Don’t be that person—whatever you do, don’t miss out on this ’80s classic be the legendary John Hughes. This movie follows the story of five high school students—the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess and the bad guy—when they face a Saturday of detention together.
Love Actually (2003)
Yes, this is the perfect rom-com. There is a lot to learn from this movie, considering it follows the lives of 8 different couples. We’re sure there will be something that’ll tug at your heart strings and hit home. Whether it’s a love triangle, the importance of being yourself, trying new things or embracing your gal pals—it’s all in here. We also couldn’t think of a better time to watch it, considering it takes place during the holiday season.
Among the other rom-coms we can’t believe are leaving us are You’ve Got Mail (1998), The Wedding Planner (2001), and Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)—if you’re interested in seeing a quite young (and just as dreamy) Patrick Dempsey.
The Parent Trap (1998)
Remember that time you thought Lindsay Lohan actually had a twin? Or that time the remake might have actually been better than the original? Relive the story of two sisters reuniting after being separated by their divorced parents. Guilty, we’ve probably seen this about a hundred times. But how about once more, for old times’ sake?
We’re not sure if we’ll ever let this one go. We suggest you watch this one alone, so you can ugly-cry at the end without anybody around to judge you.
If that wasn’t convincing enough, a young Leo DiCaprio should seal the deal. “Sorry,” as in, “Sorry, now you have no choice but to watch this movie and bawl your eyes out.”
(For the record, there was totally enough room for both Rose and Jack on that door.)
Good Burger (1997)
“Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger! Can I take your order?” Yes, we’d like a helping of ’90s Nickelodeon with a side of Kenan and Kel. If you’re a true ’90s kid, this may be the perfect #ThrowbackThursday movie to curb that nostalgia.
My Girl (1991)
This star-studded classic about an 11-year-old girl who just can’t catch a break is a must see. Thomas and Vada = friendship goals, for real. While this movie may seem irresistibly cute and “aww”-worthy, we just want to say, beware. Some of us went into this movie thinking we were in for a treat—and we were—but when we left, we were never the same.
The clock is ticking! You have until December 31—so if there’s anything you’re going to procrastinate on, it shouldn’t be this!
What movies will you be watching before they’re removed from Netflix? Have you already seen any of these?