What’s leaving Netflix Instant streaming in September.

The Best Movies to Stream on Netflix Before They Expire in September

The Best Movies to Stream on Netflix Before They Expire in September

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Aug. 26 2016 5:20 PM

The Best Movies to Stream on Netflix Before They Expire in September

The Bridge on the River Kwai, Zoolander, Traffic, and Roman Holiday
The Bridge on the River Kwai, Zoolander, Traffic, and Roman Holiday are just a few of the great movies expiring from Netflix next week.

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Every month, Netflix adds dozens of new titles to its growing collection of streaming movies and TV series. At the same time, it rotates out some of its older titles. Below we’ve chosen the best movies to watch before they’re removed from Netflix Instant in September. (All titles expire Sept. 1 except where otherwise noted.)

Must Watch

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

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Good Watch

The Color Purple (1985)
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Defending Your Life (1991)
Gimme the Loot (2012) (Sept. 17)
The Kids Are All Right (2010) (Sept. 16)
Open Water (2004) (Sept. 28)
Primal Fear (1996)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Simon Killer (2012) (Sept. 17)
Sins of My Father (2009)
Something, Anything (2014) (Sept. 20)
Traffic (2000)
The Wood (1999)
Zoolander (2001)

Fast and Furious Watch

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

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Cruise Watch

Days of Thunder (1990)

Nostalgia Watch

A Walk to Remember (2002)

Family Watch

The Aviators (2008) (Sept. 30)
The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) (Sept. 9)
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) (Sept. 11)
Lilo & Stitch (2002) (Sept. 9)
My Babysitter’s a Vampire: The Movie (2010) (Sept. 6)

If You’re Bored

666 Park Avenue: Season 1 (Sept. 30)
Alias: Seasons 1­ to 5 (Sept. 25)
Another Gay Movie (2006) (Sept. 30)
Anywhere but Here (1999)
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)
Bob Saget: That’s What I’m Talkin’ About (2013) (Sept. 15)
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Everybody Loves Raymond, Seasons 1­ to 9
Exporting Raymond (2010)
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Fringe: Seasons 1 to ­5
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) (Sept. 24)
Gabe the Cupid Dog (2012) (Sept. 5)
Girl Rising (2013)
Gridiron Gang (2006) (Sept. 16)
Hardball (2001)
The Haunting (1999)
Hollywood Homicide (2003) (Sept. 6)
Jobs (2013) (Sept. 25)
League of Super Evil: Season 1 (Sept. 30)
The Lost Medallion (2013) (Sept. 23)
Melissa & Joey: Seasons 1­ to 4 (Sept. 4)
Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz (2011)
Open Water 2: Adrift
(2006) (Sept. 28)
Our Man in Tehran (2013)
Roboshark (2015)
Shanghai Knights (2003) (Sept. 4)
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Spanglish (2004)
The Weather Man (2005)
We Were Soldiers (2002) (Sept. 30)
Wolf (2013) (Sept. 30)

Forrest Wickman is Slate’s culture editor.

Marissa Martinelli is a Slate editorial assistant.