Titles Leaving Netflix in January 2019

It’s a brand new year which means we’re probably going to see a big change up on Netflix as some major contracts come up for renewal. Let’s take a look at what’s leaving Netflix in January 2019.

A few titles have already been up for removal but have been renewed meaning they’re staying on the service for the foreseeable future. This includes K, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital and Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet.


Friends is not leaving Netflix

A widespread shock came into play on December 1st as Friends showed a removal date for those who are residing in the United States. We said earlier in the year that Friends would likely expire next year but Netflix has forked out a bunch of money to keep the show throughout 2019. That means the new expiry date for Friends is January 1st, 2020.


Rogue One is definitely Leaving Netflix in January

The big removal of January for those in the United States is undoubtedly the first ever Star Wars movie that made its way to Netflix US. Rogue One represented the first Disney Star Wars movie that deviated from the main trilogy storyline. On the bright side, Netflix has confirmed that Solo: A Star Wars Story will be dropping during January. The Last Jedi will be the next Star Wars movie to be removed from Netflix but you’ll have until the end of 2019 until that happens.


How do removals on Netflix work?

You may not have seen our removal posts before so allow us to give you some insight into how it works. Netflix typically announces a selection of removals around 30 days before they’re due to expire. They then release a more complete list towards the end of the month.

Updated on December 12th: Netflix has released their full list of titles to be removed.

Complete List of Removals in January 2019

January 1st

  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
  • Blade
  • Blade II
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Case Closed (1 Collection)
  • Catwoman
  • Corrupt Crimes (1 Season)
  • Face/Off
  • Finding Neverland
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld (2 Seasons)
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • I Am Ali
  • Inside British Vogue (2016)
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Into the Wild
  • Invizimals (1 Season)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • K (1 Season)
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Sixteenth Year
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Love Actually
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Max Steel (2 Seasons)
  • Meet the Fockers
  • Meet the Parents
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Mortal Kombat
  • PopPixie (1 Season)
  • Rent
  • Sharknado
  • Sharknado 2: The Second One
  • Sharknado 3
  • Sharknado 5
  • Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
  • Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle (Season 3)
  • Tayo the Little Bus (Season 2)
  • The 6th Day
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • The Godfather: Part III
  • The Green Mile
  • The Iron Giant
  • The Koala Brothers (1 Season)
  • The Princess Diaries
  • The Queen of the Damned
  • The Reaping
  • The Shining
  • Wanda and the Alien (1 Season)
  • Winx Club (2 Seasons) Not the Netflix Original

January 4th

  • Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

January 5th

  • Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition (2010)
  • LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu (5 Seasons)

January 6th

  • Plane Resurrection (Season 1)
  • Vinnie Jones’ Toughest Cops USA (Season 1)

January 13th

  • It Follows

January 14th

  • Armageddon

January 18th

January 19th

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Last updated: December 8th, 2018

If you’ve missed any of the December 2018 removals, keep an eye on them here.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.