The top 10 movies I’ll miss most now that the Starz deal has expired

Let us all take a moment of silence for all the unwatched Starz movies that are no longer streaming as of today:  

  1. The Pixar Story – Really regretting that I never got around to watching this documentary about the Pixar studio since it’s not even available on DVD now. 
  2. Toy Story 3 – You’re gonna have to find another movie to put on repeat for your kids. 
  3. Howl’s Moving Castle – The child in all of us has grown up and gone disc-only. 
  4. Gambit – Netflix thinks I’d give this movie 4.6 stars and Netflix is never wrong so I’m sure I’ll feel the disappearance of this movie I’ve never heard of as a cruel theft. 
  5. Hackers – There goes my late night 90’s era Angelina Jolie nerd boner material. 
  6. Let Me In – It’s lived in my instant queue for a year unwatched, now I’m going to have to rent it on DVD and leave it on top of my TV for 6 months before I get around to watching it. 
  7. TRON: Legacy – TRON
  8. In The Mood For Love – This romantic Korean movie is a real delight. Rent it on disc to do subs instead of dubs. Also rent it on disc because now you have no choice. 
  9. Twister – A Category 5 deal failure ripped through Netflix taking this movie along with it. 
  10. Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans – The loss of this movie makes today sad day for Nic Cage fans everywhere. 
  11. Gnomeo & Juliet – Starz was the place to go for bad movies and even worse puns. 
  12. Nine Months – A Hugh Grant vehicle that’s as predictable as it is forgettable. I’ve already forgotten it had been available on streaming. 
  13. Beetlejuice – Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!  

Oops, it’s all gone now, what did I do? Sorry! 

Sarah Pavis is an engineer, writer, and Netflix obsessive. She writes “In the Queue” for The Idler.

2 Responses to “The top 10 movies I’ll miss most now that the Starz deal has expired”
  1. Danielle says:

    Oh no, I missed my chance for Tron?!

  2. Gman says:

    Hey, nice list! I agree with all of those movies with the exception of Gnomeo and Juliet. Although it wasn’t a waste of my life, I could say I could have lived without it. I guess that is the beauty of all you can watch services; if you don’t like something, stop watching and try something else. I intend to order the best DVD and Blu-ray movies I can, but sometimes there is a stinker. I love having streaming too with my Blockbuster @Home because I can supplement when I don’t have a game rented. Oh, I also watch a movie on one of my 20 HD-commercial free movie channels I get too, which I record on my DVR for later. Actually, only ten dollars a month is nice since it would be nearly twice that much for Netflix, and I don’t mind paying it even as a DISH employee.

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