Leaving Netflix today and May: Things to watch before they go

Everything has an expiry date - and your favourite films and TV shows on Netflix are no exception.

The popular streaming platform sheds a ton of movies and TV series every month because of the way that licensing deals work.

There are no fewer than 55 titles expiring today (30 April), and heaps more throughout the month of May - so you better grab the remote now if you don't want to miss them.

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    Among the April 30 departures are hit movies like Slumdog Millionaire, Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Duchess and The Virgin Suicides.

    Documentary lovers will have to be quick to catch Requiem for the American Dream, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream, and Gascoigne, the feature length documentary on the life of Gazza.

    If you've got kids, Chicken Run gets its final run, while Horrid Henry is off air.

    As May approaches, it's time to say goodbye to a fair few more.

    Disney Channel Original Movies will be get the biggest clear out out of any genre.

    Films like High School Musical 1 and 2, Cow Belles Camp Rock and The Cheetah Girls 1, 2 and 3 will need to be watched elsewhere.

    That said, High School Musical fans will get High School Musical 3: Senior Year on May 1 to soften the blow.

    Film fans, meanwhile, will lose hugely popular films like Bridget Jones's Diary, Goodfellas, Charlotte's Web and Ocean's 11,

    There's still time to film and TV shows listed below until their departure dates - but you better get a shift on.

    See the full list of Netflix departures below.

    30 April

    A Mother's Instinct

    American Experience: American Comandante

    American Experience: The Big Burn

    American Experience: The Blackout

    American Experience: The Boys of '36

    American Experience: War of the Worlds

    Ava's Possessions

    Be Kind Rewind


    Black Friday

    Camp X-Ray

    Chicken Run


    Dark Intentions

    The Descent

    Desert Dancer

    Dot 2 Dot

    The Duchess

    Eastern Promises

    Easy Living

    Enemy at the Gates

    The Fluffy Movie


    Girl Missing

    Horrid Henry

    I, Me aur Main

    The Iron Lady

    Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of the Bus

    Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent

    Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz

    King's Faith

    Lethal Seduction

    Lost Boy

    Michael Clayton

    My Last Day Without You


    Requiem for the American Dream

    Rescue Dawn

    Resident Evil

    Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane

    Sense and Sensibility

    Silent Hill

    Slumdog Millionaire

    Soul Mates

    Stalked by My Doctor


    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream

    Total Siyappa


    The Traveler

    The Virgin Suicides


    Welcome to Leith

    Who's Driving Doug

    May 1

    Bridget Jones's Diary



    Charlotte's Web

    Field of Dreams


    Ocean's Eleven


    Silent Hill

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    The Hurt Locker

    To Rome With Love

    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    May 2

    12 Dates of Christmas

    Beauty & the Briefcase

    Cadet Kelly

    Camp Rock

    Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

    Cow Belles


    Disney’s The Cheetah Girls

    Disney’s The Cheetah Girls 2

    Disney’s The Cheetah Girls: One World


    Geek Charming

    Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas

    Hello Sister, Goodbye Life

    High School Musical

    High School Musical 2

    Jump In!

    Lemonade Mouth

    Little Einsteins: Seasons 1 - 2

    My Fake Fiancé

    Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

    Phineas and Ferb: Seasons 1 - 4

    Princess Protection Program

    Princess: A Modern Fairytale

    Read It and Weep

    Revenge of the Bridesmaids

    Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure

    Special Agent Oso: Seasons 1 - 2


    Teen Spirit

    The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Seasons 1 - 5

    Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior

    Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

    May 7

    The Host

    May 12

    Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

    May 30

    Disney’s The Jungle Book