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Here’s everything leaving UK Netflix at the end of the year

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The end of the year can be a busy time, what with all the Christmas parties, the last-minute shopping and the sudden realisation that you haven’t seen some of your good friends since you had the same exact panic about not seeing them exactly one year ago.

And that’s before you even start tucking into all the great Christmas food on offer, be it seasonal burgers, giant pigs in blankets or just loads and loads of sweets.

With all of that going on, there’s barely any time to sit down and watch whatever’s on Netflix, which could be a big problem when you look at what will soon be leaving the streaming service.

According to New on Netflix UK, British viewers will soon lose out on a number of big-ticket shows and films, many of which have been available for years. 

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Dexter is one of the shows set to disappear

Let the Right One In

Swedish horror film Let the Right One In is one of the best-loved recent films of its genre, and has been available on Netflix since December last year.

Originally released in 2008, Tomas Alfredson’s film won multiple awards internationally and played a part in the director going on to work with an all-star cast on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Leaves Netflix UK on 15 December

The Tudors

All four seasons of The Tudors, the big-budget TV show starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Henry Cavill, returned to Netflix in the UK in 2015 after a short hiatus.

The first season of the show picked up two Golden Globe nominations – one for Rhys Meyers and one for the show as a whole – while any of its four seasons, at just 8-10 episodes each, are just about bingeable in the coming days.

Leaves Netflix UK on 15 December

Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious

Ansari is a Netflix favourite, with his original production Master of None among critics’ highest-rated TV shows of the last 12 months.

However, before all that, Ansari earned plaudits for his stand-up, and Dangerously Delicious laid the foundations for some of the everyday discussions of the American’s later work. It has been available to stream since April 2013, but won’t be around for much longer.

Leaves Netflix UK on 17 December

Jurassic World

Jurassic World has only been on UK Netflix since the summer, but its run will soon come to an end.

The Chris Pratt film broke a bunch of box office records upon its 2015 release, but won’t be sticking around quite long enough for some lazy Christmas Day viewing.

Leaves Netflix UK on 19 December

Dexter

One of the longest-running shows of its kind before coming off the air in 2013, Dexter has been available to stream in some capacity since a month before its network finale.

All eight seasons of the Michael C Hall vehicle, which follows a serial killer/forensic technician, have been available on UK Netflix for a full four years. But not for much longer.

Leaves Netflix UK on 1 January

The Killing

Don’t panic, it’s not the newer US version of The Killing leaving the streaming service, but rather the equally critically-acclaimed Danish show which inspired it.

Both seasons of the police drama returned to UK Netflix in January 2016, but their two-year run is about to come to an end. On the plus side, though, you’ve probably still got time to watch (or rewatch) all 30 available episodes.

Leaves Netflix UK on 1 January

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Prison Break

Last but not least, Prison Break will be on its way out in the New Year. The first four seasons had all been available on Netflix in the UK, though the same was not true of the more recent fifth.

Starring Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, the show’s original four-year run ended in 2009 before the recent revival, but it will soon be unavailable for streaming on UK Netflix.

Leaves Netflix UK on 5 January

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