13 great movies leaving Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon at the end of August 2021
August is nearly over, and the end is near. The arrival of September will bring new and exciting movies to Netflix, Hulu and HBO Max, and Amazon Prime Video. However, it also means that we’ll be saying goodbye to some of our favourite films (though hopefully not too long). You want the best streaming content to fill your few remaining hours. There is a lot of material leaving this weekend. We have you covered.
This long holiday weekend is busy, so we’ve gone through all the streaming releases and compiled what these platforms have to share. These are 13 of the top movies that have been removed from major streaming services by Sept. 1.
12 Angrily Horrible Men
Sidney Lumet’s 1957 film 12 Angry Men has been hailed as one of the best courtroom dramas ever made. An ensemble cast includes Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose, John Fiedler and Lee J. Cobb. E.G. Marshall and many others star in the film. The film centres on a single-room drama about a randomly chosen jury to decide the guilt or innocence of a young Puerto Rican man accused of killing his father. 12 Angrily Men is more than a legal drama. It’s a microcosmos of mid-century American society. The film brings together a mix of volatile and disparate personalities in a situation that forces them to find justice in one life. –Toussaint Egan
A London American Werewolf
John Landis’ shaggy horror comedy stars Griffin Dunne and David Naughton as Jack and Jack, college students who meet a lycanthrope and change their lives. Jack asks David to get off his back, so he doesn’t attack others. But David might have something going on with the woman who nursed him back to health. This bizarre, ticking-clock movie is enhanced by prosthetic effects by Rick Baker, who is just as mesmerizing and agonizing as when he visited him in 1981. Matt Patches
Tim Burton’s horror-comedy Beetlejuice features Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and their tragic car accident that ends their lives. The couple attempt to live the rest of their earthly lives in their old home but are constantly harassed and hounded by their family, who quickly ruin it. The couple hires Michael Keaton, a malicious spirit, to help them. But they end up getting more than they bargained. Keaton’s portrayal of Beetlejuice, a mischievous and twisted trickster dressed in a pinstripe suit who thrives on misfortune and havoc, is a great laugh. The polar opposite of his dark and brooding portrayal as billionaire playboy-turned-masked vigilante Bruce Wayne in Burton’s 1989 Batman. Beetlejuice is a stunning production with amazingly twisted set designs and a memorable musical ending. –TE