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Last Call: The best movies leaving Netflix and other streamers in August 2022

Watch these streaming gems while you still can!
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August 1, 2022
Oceans Eleven new on hulu
Warner Bros.

Movies are constantly leaving streaming services. Sometimes they don’t even last more than a month. There are also plenty of new ones added each month, but it can be hard to keep track. You’ve probably added something to your Netflix or Hulu watchlist only to have it disappear when you’re ready to watch. That’s why each month, we compile a list of the best movies leaving streaming services.

Below are our top picks for August 2022. We’ve chosen films leaving streamers at the very end of the month to give you a bit of extra time to catch them before they’re gone.

Related: The best streaming original movies on every major platform


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Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best movies leaving streaming services every month to keep you up to date on what not to miss.


Logan Lucky (2018)

Hulu — Leaving August 16

Daniel Craig in prison garb speaking with Channing Tatum and Adam Driver in Logan Lucky - movies like Pam and Tommy
Bleecker Street

Known for his Ocean’s Eleven films, Steven Soderbergh made an equally engrossing heist film in 2018, albeit without all the glitz and glamour of the Ocean’s titles. When he loses his construction job over an insurance technicality, Jimmy Logan plans to get himself back in the green by robbing the Charlotte Motor Speedway during one of its busiest days of business: the Coca-Cola NASCAR race. A spoof of the American Dream and a thoughtful look at the fallout of the American Financial Crisis, Logan Lucky is an absolute gem.


The American (2010)

Hulu — Leaving August 31

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Focus Features

While quietly well received in 2010, Anton Corbijn’s The American remains a mostly forgotten mid-budget drama. That’s a shame, because it’s quite good, and if you haven’t seen it, now’s your chance before it leaves Hulu. After a job goes south, an American master assassin lays low in a small Italian town. He ventures out and befriends a priest and develops a romance with a local woman, but he soon realizes that letting his guard down may have been a mistake.


Blazing Saddles (1974)

Hulu — Leaving August 31

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Warner Bros.

A classic comedy from a master of the genre, Mel Brooks’s Blazing Saddles is a laugh-out-loud western spoof worth watching. A Black man is selected as the sheriff of a small town set to be destroyed to make way for the railroad. The plan is to let the townsfolk become disorganised and easy to control as they give way to their racial prejudice. However, when they realize the new sheriff is their best hope, they stand behind him to protect their town. 


Broadcast News (1987)

HBO Max — Leaving August 31

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20th Century Fox

A classic film about the business of journalism, Broadcast News is a classic American satire from director James L. Brooks. A TV news producer finds herself in a love triangle when she develops feelings for a vapid on-air personality only to learn her best friend has feelings for her.


The Departed (2006)

Netflix — Leaving August 31

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson in The Departed - best movies leaving netflix movies leaving streaming services
Warner Bros.

The Departed won Martin Scorsese some long-awaited Oscars after a career full of such classics as Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Last Waltz. A remake of the Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs, The Departed sees two Boston cops deep undercover. One is sent to infiltrate a local mob boss’s organization, and the other is a plant from the mob, sent into police service to inform for the same crime boss. Neither knows the other’s identity.


Margin Call (2011)

Hulu — Leaving August 31

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Lionsgate

A smart and woefully underrated look at the 2008 financial crisis, Margin Call is one of the best films about American finance and Wall Street, and it’s one of the best movies leaving Hulu in August too. When an analyst at an investment firm undergoing cutbacks finds accounting anomalies, the heads of the firm spring to action, dumping bad stock as fast as they can to weather the coming storm. With stunning performances and a strong showing from first-time director, J.C. Chandor, Margin Call is a great choice for Hulu subscribers.


Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

HBO Max — Leaving August 31

Oceans Eleven new on hulu
Warner Bros.

Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven, a remake of the Rat Pack classic, remains one of the best heist films of all time more than 20 years on. When he’s released from prison, Danny Ocean puts together a team to pull off a major casino heist in Las Vegas. Danny’s keeping something from his team, though. His ex-wife is dating the casino owner, and he’s hoping to win her back. With a stacked cast, Ocean’s Eleven is one of the best movies leaving streaming services in August.


Starship Troopers (1997)

HBO Max and Netflix — Leaving August 31

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Sony

A brilliant piece of military satire, Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers sees the world attacked by giant alien insects. A group of high school graduates sees it as a perfect chance to enlist and serve their country and the world. But it soon becomes clear that this dystopian military state is hiding something. Are the bugs the aggressors, or are they simply defending themselves from an invading, colonial force? This one is leaving both HBO Max and Netflix at the end of August, so it’ll be especially hard to find next month.


Titanic (1997)

Netflix — Leaving August 31

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Paramount Pictures

James Cameron’s Academy Award record-breaking epic is leaving Netflix at the end of August. Depicting the fateful voyage of the RMS Titanic, the film frames the historic tragedy from the perspective of two star-crossed lovers. Jack is an itinerant artist who wins his ticket in a card game, while Rose is an upper-class lady due to marry a man of her own social standing. When Jack saves her life aboard the ship, he is thrust into a whole new world in which the two embark on an epic love affair until the ship strikes an iceberg and all hell breaks loose.


Those are some of our favorite movies leaving streaming services this month. Make sure to watch them before it’s too late!