Netflix is constantly renegotiating its deals with content providers. Each month Netflix adds a slate of fresh content, but it also nixes a bunch of movies that it can't come to terms about. The familiar names that appear each month on the Netflix nix-list give you a pretty good idea why the company is eager to develop its own content.
A bunch of famous movies are scheduled to go Netflix-dark on March 1 (though last minute deals can always change the story). The March 1 list includes classics like The Graduate (1967) and the 1980 Best Picture winner Ordinary People, along with popular comedies like Dumb and Dumber (1994) and Grosse Pointe Blank (1997). Another notable loss--especially with the splash its star has been making lately--is the culture-shaking smash of 1977, Saturday Night Fever, which launched the unique career of John Travolta. Come March 1, if you're trying to watch Saturday Night Fever on Netflix all you'll get is a regretful tinkling of the Bee Gees in your head, saying "You Should Be Dancing."
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