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5 Great Films Leaving Netflix in May 2021

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Netflix is adding a ton of great films in May. Soon you’ll be able to stream the “Back to the Future” trilogy, “Mystic River,” and “Zombieland” among many more. However, as you are streaming all of Netflix’s new content don’t forget to check out these 5 great films leaving Netflix in May.

Brokeback Mountain – Leaving 5/31

Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain” was a turning point in the career of the film’s four stars. Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michelle Williams each received Oscar nominations for their roles while Anne Hathaway’s performance foreshadowed her incredible range. “Brokeback Mountain” is also considered one of the biggest Best Picture snubs of all time, losing to “Crash”.

Julie & Julia – Leaving 5/31

Inspired by a true story, “Julie & Julia” is a feel good movie for the ages. Directed by the legendary writer/director Nora Ephron, “Julie & Julia” stars two of Hollywood’s best actresses. The film intercuts between the life of Julia Child (Meryl Streep) in the 1950s and the life of Julie Powell (Amy Adams) in 2002. Released in 2009, “Julie & Julia” became the first film based on a blog.

The Pursuit of Happyness – Leaving 5/31

“The Pursuit of Happyness” is by far the best film that Will Smith and his son Jaden have done together. (*cough*After Earth*cough*). Smith stars as Chris Gardner a homeless salesman competing for an internship at a stockbrokerage company. After his wife leaves him, Chris also becomes the sole caregiver of his son Christopher (Jaden Smith).

50 First Dates – Leaving 5/31

“50 First Dates” isn’t winning any awards but as we approach summer it’s nice to wind down with an Adam Sandler beach comedy. The film shows more of a warm side of Sandler that was missing from some of his more raunchy comedies of the late 90s. Additionally, “50 First Dates” is the second of the Sandler-Drew Barrymore trilogy. Their first film, “The Wedding Singer” also shows Sandler’s sensitive side.

Milk – Leaving 5/31

Inspired by the life story of Harvey Milk, “Milk” earned Sean Penn his second Best Actor Oscar back in 2008. “Milk” is a wonderfully constructed portrait of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk’s assent to prestige. Led by a great screenplay and Gus Van Sant’s direction, the entire cast of the film deliver performances of a lifetime.