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'Cleopatra' Among the Movies and Shows Leaving Netflix in November

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Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh away. This November, the list of movies and television shows available on the streaming service will no longer include several American classics and a slew of horror options, so get that out of your system this Halloween. But there's roughly one and a half weekends left in October; it's enough time to ensure that you don't have any regrets that'll cost you $3.99 at the iTunes store.

To ease your effort, we've rounded up the movies you should prioritize. Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, Drew Barrymore in Scream, and George Clooney in Batman & Robin will no longer be a stolen password away, so queue them up now. For every single movie leaving Netflix in November, keep scrolling.

Watch This Weekend

Cleopatra (1963): The incredibly ornate film that lead Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to leave their marriages. The movie, which boasted an unheard-of-at-the-time budget of $44 million, features the love triangle to end all love triangles: Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Marc Anthony. Of course, Cleopatra won an Oscar for costume design.

Stand by Me (1986): A group of boys search for a dead body. You'll cry.

Scream (1996): This Woodsboro nightmare is getting the axe. A psychopath taunts a small town that Drew Barrymore calls home. He stalks victims and asks them trivia questions before killing them.

Saw, Saw II, III, IV, V: The first five movies of the franchise, which are basically Horror Films 101, will no longer have a home on Netflix. Come November, you'll have to take your psychological thriller binge elsewhere.

Batman & Robin (1997): While critics did not necessarily love this move, it stars George Clooney and Chris O'Donnell, who must prevent Arnold Schwartzenegger from freezing Gotham City. This is the one where Uma Thurman plays Poison Ivy.

Fargo (1996): A Coen brother classic, the film is set in 1987 Minnesota. A car salesman is so far into debt that he hires Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare to kidnap his own wife. Of course, everything can't go according to plan.

Stranger by the Lake (2014): This sexy, sexy drama received rave reviews. Frank and Michel meet and fall in love alongside a lake in rural France. Soon after, a death takes place and they are the primary suspects. The two continue hooking up regardless.

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (2012): Some portions of Robert X. Cringely's 1995 interview with Steve Jobs were shown in a television series, but most was thought to be lost for seventeen years. In the candid footage that will soon be lost again to Netflix users, Jobs discusses his early days and plans for the future.

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012): In this documentary on the rise of rap, Ice-T travels across the country to interview performers like Common and Kanye West.

The Last Waltz (1978): Martin Scorsese's history of The Band includes footage of the group's last performance as a quintet. The documentary also features Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell on stage with The Band.

The List in Full

Expiring November 1st:

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

America in Primetime (2011)

Bali, Season 1 (2006)

Balto 3: Wings of Change (2004)

Batman & Robin (1997)

Best Kept Secret (2013)

Best Laid Plans (1999)

Changing Lanes (2002)

Cleopatra (1963)

Conspiracy Theory (1997)

Death Warrant (1990)

Fargo (1996)

Fela Kuti: Music Is the Weapon (1982)

Funny Games (1997)

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2012)

Hero and Terror (1988)

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)

Lunopolis (2009)

Move Over, Darling (1963)

Norman (2010)

Pajanimals, Season 1 (2010)

Rudy (1993)

Saw (2004)

Saw II (2005)

Saw III (2006)

Saw IV (2007)

Saw V (2008)

Scream (1996)

Secrets of Mary Magdalene (2006)

Soul Plane (2004)

Stand by Me (1986)

Taking Lives (2004)

The Blues Brothers (1980)

The Core (2003)

The Last Waltz (1978)

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)

Three Kings (1999)

Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (2008)

Year of the Dog (2007)

Your Inner Fish (2014)

Expiring November 3rd:

Bratz: Good Vibes (2011)

Expiring November 5th:

The Perfect Stranger (2011)

Expiring November 7th:

Shanghai Noon (2000)

Expiring November 8th:

My Hope America with Billy Graham (2013)

Expiring November 9th:

The Road (2011)

Expiring November 10th:

Bratz: Pampered Petz (2010)

Expiring November 12th:

A Girl Walks into a Bar (2011)

Expiring November 13th:

Stranger by the Lake (2014)

Expiring November 15th:

Fleabag Monkeyface, Season 1 (2012)

Expiring November 16th:

Teen Beach Movie (2013)

Expiring November 17st:

Bratz: Diamondz (2006)

Expiring November 19th:

Breaking the Girls (2013)

Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)

Expiring November 22nd:

Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave (2014)

Bel Ami (2012)

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (2012)

Expiring November 24th:

Art of Flight: The Series (2012)

Expiring November 27th:

Burning Man (2011)

Leviathan (2012)

Expiring November 28th:

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

Expiring November 29th:

Romanzo Criminale, Season 1 and 2

Salamander, Season 1 (2012)

Expiring November 30th:

Jesus Henry Christ (2011)

Virginia (2010)