If you wanted to wind-down the long holiday weekend with a classic film or an episode of Melrose Place on Netflix, think again. The streaming service has purged more than 200 movies, TV shows and documentaries between the end of June and July 5.
The purge, which What’s On Netflix Now’s David Speranza calls “a massacre,” has affected all genres across the service.
Selections as varied as 1935’s silent film Happiness to various Ken Burns documentaries (Baseball) to 2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon have been purged.
Will McKinley has done a good job of cataloging some of the bigger losses, which include The Apartment, The Graduate, Taxi Driver and Patton.
And it’s not just movies and documentaries. Classic CBS-owned TV shows are also disappearing from the service.