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Everything you need to watch now before it leaves Netflix in July

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If you’ve been busy watching the World Cup, you might have missed these Netflix classics - so get in quick while you still can

If you’ve spent the last few weeks solely watching the World Cup – and there’s every chance you have – you’ve probably been neglecting some big films and shows on Netflix.

While there are plenty of new additions making their way to the streaming service in the coming weeks and months, including Ozark season two and the Fast and Furious films, some other favourites will have to make way.

Here’s a guide to some of the best and most popular titles leaving the platform at the end of June – you’ll have to be quick if you want to watch them before they’re gone.

1. The Amazing Spider-Man

The success of Spider-Man: Homecoming as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has made some people forget the earlier films with Andrew Garfield in the title role. The first of these, released in 2012, is leaving Netflix after about a year, according to New on Netflix UK.

When is it going? 30 June

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2. Bernie 

One of those films you probably wouldn’t have ended up watching had it not landed on Netflix, Bernie is one of Richard Linklater’s less well-known recent films and features Jack Black in one of his most underappreciated performances.

When’s it going? 30 June

3. Brotherhood

Brotherhood, originally released in 2016, is the third film in Noel Clarke’s trilogy after Kidulthood and Adulthood. If you enjoyed the first two then you’ll want to catch this before it disappears from Netflix.

When’s it going? 29 June

4. Californication

All seven seasons of David Duchovny show Californication, starring the X-Files lead as novelist Hank Moody, have been on Netflix since 2015. Watching all seven this week would require an almighty binge, but if you need to tie up some loose ends now’s the time

When’s it going? 30 June

5. District 9

Neil Blomkamp’s film made a big splash upon its 2009 release, grossing more than $200m (£150m) from a budget one seventh of the size. It was generally better-received than his more recent films Elysium and Chappie, and is leaving Netflix sooner than other entries on this list.

When’s it going? 27 June

6. Green Zone

Set around the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Green Zone brings together Paul Greengrass, Matt Damon, Brendan Gleeson and a lot more top talent for a film which proved popular on its 2010 release. Definitely one for fans of Greengrass and Damon’s Bourne franchise collaborations who want to see something different from the pair.

When’s it going? 30 June

7. Hunger

Long before Michael Fzssbender was Magneto, the Irish actor was putting in a career-accelerating performance as Bobby Sands in historical drama Hunger. Directed by Oscar winner Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), this is an intense watch on a serious subject.

When’s it going? 29 June

8. Hunt for the Wilderpeople 

Taika Waititi’s star has risen in the last few years in no small part due to Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Set in the director’s native New Zealand, it’s part adventure movie and part buddy comedy, and features huge performances from Sam Neill and teenage co-star Julian Dennison.

When’s it going? 30 June

9. In Bruges

The iconic Colin Farrell/Brendan Gleeson film has left such a mark that even the slightest hint of an In Bruges sequel will get people’s ears pricking up. Now, a decade after its original release, the film is ending its run on Netflix.

When’s it going? 30 June

10. Kick-Ass

Released back in 2010, Kick-Ass is the film which brought Chloe Grace Moretz to wider cinema audiences while reminding us of the on-screen genius of Nicolas Cage. Sadly its Netflix run is coming to an end, but Moretz can still be found on the service in Bad Neighbours 2.

When’s it going? 30 June

11. Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Another 2010 release, Scott Pilgrim vs the World is, like Kick-Ass, an indisputably fun watch. The entire cast is on-form, not least leads Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and while it wasn’t a huge box office success it has developed a cult following ever since.

When’s it going? 30 June

A full list of the shows and films leaving Netflix on July 1 or earlier can be found here.

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