Every Netflix Original Show and Movie Removed from Netflix

Over 60 Netflix Original movies and shows are no longer available on the service.

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Pictured: Soundtrack, The Defenders, The Frankenstein Chronicles and Curtiz

In recent years, Netflix has lost plenty of licensed content but many will be surprised to learn that some of the removals from Netflix have been Netflix Original titles. Here’s the complete list of every removed Netflix Original since 2017.

To get to the bottom of why Netflix Original titles leave, they usually fall into one of several categories.

  • The majority leave because they are not owned by Netflix. Instead, they’re distributed internationally exclusively by Netflix for a fixed period of time.
  • Secondly, it could be temporary or permanent licensing problems. For example, Beat Bugs left due to licensing problems for a short period of time, whereas Slasher was removed for some time because the owner of the series went bankrupt.
  • Thirdly, some titles are time-specific. These include New Year’s Countdowns, for example. We won’t list these below.
  • We’ve also got a new case where the owners of the original content also decide to pull their shows too (often breaking original agreements and therefore, costing lots of money). Disney is notably doing that with their Marvel series.
  • Finally, you may find Netflix Originals are removed from some regions due to laws or takedown requests. We’ll cover those at the end.

Netflix Originals Removed from Netflix due to Licensing

Now let’s take you through the list of Netflix Originals that have been removed (we may have missed a few but we will be updating this over time). This list is ordered in order of removal.

  • Man to Man – Removed in February 2017
  • Nick Offerman: American Ham – Removed December 2017
  • Southcliffe – Removed July 2017
  • The Killing (Seasons 1-4) – Removed August 2018 – Despite reviving the series, Fox opted to put the show’s first three seasons on Hulu.
  • Borgia – Removed in November 2018
  • No Second Chance – Removed from December 2018
  • Pompidou – Removed in April 2019
  • River (Season 1)Removed October 2019 – Only international distributor for the BBC series.
  • The Fall – Removed in October 2019
  • Doug Benson: Doug Dynasty – Removed in December 2019
  • Estocolmo (Season 1)Removed November 2019 – Argentinian series that Netflix carried internationally.
  • Call Me Francis – Removed December 2019
  • Historia de un clan – Removed January 2020
  • Juana Ines – Removed January 2020
  • The Investigator: A British Crime Story – Removed February 2020
  • Happy Valley (Seasons 1-2)Removed March 2020 – Another BBC series Netflix only distributed for a limited time internationally.
  • Chewing Gum (Seasons 1-2)Removed April 2020 – Netflix only served as the international distributor and lost the rights after a fixed period.

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  • Slasher (Seasons 1-3) – Removed April 2020 – Removed due to Kew Media Group going bankrupt. Did eventually return, however but the future seasons are headed to Shudder.
  • Case (Season 1) – Removed May 2020 – Chilean series Netflix carried internationally.
  • Cannabis – French TV Series – Removed June 2020
  • Hotel Beau Séjour – Removed June 2020
  • NSU German History X (Limited Series)Removed July 2020
  • Russell Peters: Notorious – Removed October 2020
  • Russell Peters vs. The World – Removed October 2020
  • Nobel – Norwegian – Removed November 2020
  • Four Seasons in Havana – Removed December 2020
  • Merlí – Catalan – Removed December 2020
  • Pacific Heat (Season 1)Removed December 2020
  • Blockbuster – French – Removed January 2021
  • Knights of Sidonia – Japanese – Removed January 2021 – has been removed multiple times in the past.
  • The 4th Company (2016) – Removed April 2021
  • The Little Prince – Removed May 2021
  • LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship (2016) – Removed June 2021
  • LEGO: Friends: Happy Birthday to You! (2017) – Removed June 2021
  • Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist – Removed June 2021 after debuting in April 2021
  • Cooking on High – Removed June 2021
  • Heavy Rescue: 401 – Removed June 2021
  • Magi: Adventure of Sinbad – Removed July 2021
  • The Last Hangover – Removed September 2021
  • The First Temptation of ChristRemoved September 2021
  • The Frozen DeadRemoved October 2021
  • Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats – Removed September 2021
  • The Holiday Movies That Made Us – Removed October 2021 (was merged into The Movies That Made Us)
  • The CrewRemoved November 2021
  • The Cuba Libre StoryRemoved December 2021
  • Lost & Found Music StudiosRemoved December 2021
  • The BreakRemoved December 2021
  • HomemadeRemoved December 2021
  • RetributionRemoved January 2022
  • Mercenary – Removed February 2022
  • Morocco: Love in Times of WarRemoved February 2022
  • The Frankenstein ChroniclesRemoved February 2022
  • 21 Thunder – Removed March 2022

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  • Marvel Defenders Series – Removed in March 2022 including:
    • Daredevil (Seasons 1-3)
    • Jessica Jones (Seasons 1-3)
    • Luke Cage (Seasons 1-2)
    • Iron Fist (Seasons 1-2)
    • The Defenders (Limited Series)
    • The Punisher (Seasons 1-2)
  • Soundtrack (Season 1)Removed in March 2022
  • CurtizRemoved in March 2022
  • The Chalet (Season 1)Removed in April 2022
  • Carlo & Malik (Season 1)Removed in April 2022
  • Willy and the Guardians of the LakeRemoved in April 2022
  • Bad Blood (Seasons 1-2)Removed in May 2022
  • Charité and Charité at WarRemoved in June 2022
  • Man to Man (Season 1)Removed in June 2022
  • The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes (Seasons 1-3)Removed in July 2022
  • Droppin’ Cash: Los Angeles – Removed in August 2022
  • Monkey Twins – Removed in August 2022
  • QB1: Beyond the Lights – Removed in August 2022
  • VeggieTales in the House – Removed in August 2022
  • Ad VitamRemoved in September 2022
  • Justice – Removed in September 2022
  • Hemlock GroveRemoved in October 2022
  • WantedRemoved in October 2022
  • The Judgement – Removed in November 2022
  • From Dusk Till DawnRemoved in November 2022 (not a Netflix Original in the US)
  • If Anything Happens I Love YouRemoved in November 2022
  • The Yard (Avlu) – Removed in November 2022
  • A Very Secret Service – Removed in November 2022
  • La Niña – Removed in November 2022
  • Argon – Removed in November 2022
  • My Happy Family – Removed in December 2022
  • Break – Removed in December 2022
  • Black – Removed in December 2022
  • My Happy Family – Removed in December 2022
  • Yummy Mummies (Seasons 1-2) – Removed in late 2022 and January 2023
  • Thieves of the WoodRemoved in January 2023

We’re told this list will continue to grow exponentially over time as Netflix doesn’t necessarily hold the distribution rights for many titles within its library.

Netflix Original Shows Removed Part Way Through Their Run

There have been two major instances of shows being removed from Netflix internationally. In both instances, it was because they were renewed away from Netflix.

  • The Expanse – Netflix has the international rights to all of the Syfy seasons of The Expanse before Amazon Prime Video revived the show and became the new home.
  • Star Trek: Discovery – Netflix held the exclusive international rights to every season up until season 4 where ViacomCBS bought back the rights in favor to put it on Paramount+ when it eventually lands around the world.

Netflix Originals Removed due to government takedowns

The most famous example of Netflix getting ordered to remove content is Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. An episode critical of the regime in the country was ordered to be pulled back in January 2019.

The following titles were removed from Netflix Singapore and have been removed from several other regions too:

  • The Last Hangover (eventually removed globally)
  • The Temptation of Christ (eventually removed globally)
  • Cooking on High
  • Disjointed

That’s the current list. We’ll keep expanding this over time as and when other Netflix Originals depart from the service.

Every Netflix Original Show and Movie Removed from Netflix

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Covering Netflix since 2013, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for close to a decade. Resides in the United Kingdom.