Every Netflix Original Show and Movie Removed from Netflix

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Pictured: Soundtrack, The Defenders, The Frankenstein Chronicles and Curtiz

In recent years, Netflix has lost plenty of licensed content, but many will be surprised to learn that some of the removals from Netflix have been Netflix Original titles. Here’s the complete list of every removed Netflix Original since 2017.

To get to the bottom of why Netflix Original titles leave, they usually fall into one of several categories.

  • The majority leave because Netflix does not own them. Instead, they’re distributed internationally exclusively by Netflix for a fixed period of time.
  • Secondly, it could be temporary or permanent licensing problems. For example, Beat Bugs left due to licensing problems for a short period of time, whereas Slasher was removed for some time because the owner of the series went bankrupt.
  • Thirdly, some titles are time-specific. These include New Year’s Countdowns, for example. We won’t list these below.
  • Next, we’ve got the cast that the original content owners decided to pull their shows too (often breaking original agreements and therefore costing lots of money). Disney notably done that with their Marvel series.
  • Finally, you may find Netflix Originals are removed from some regions due to laws or takedown requests. We’ll cover those at the end.

List of Netflix Originals Removed from Netflix due to Licensing

Now let’s take you through the list of Netflix Originals that have been removed (we may have missed a few, but we will be updating this over time). This list is ordered in order of removal.

  • Man to Man – Removed in February 2017
  • Nick Offerman: American Ham – Removed December 2017
  • Southcliffe – Removed July 2017
  • The Killing (Seasons 1-4) – Removed August 2018 – Despite reviving the series, Fox opted to put the show’s first three seasons on Hulu.
  • Borgia – Removed in November 2018
  • No Second Chance – Removed from December 2018
  • Pompidou – Removed in April 2019
  • River (Season 1) – Removed October 2019 – Only international distributor for the BBC series.
  • The Fall – Removed in October 2019
  • Doug Benson: Doug Dynasty – Removed in December 2019
  • Estocolmo (Season 1) – Removed November 2019 – Argentinian series that Netflix carried internationally.
  • Call Me Francis – Removed December 2019
  • Historia de un clan – Removed January 2020
  • Juana Ines – Removed January 2020
  • The Investigator: A British Crime Story – Removed February 2020
  • Happy Valley (Seasons 1-2) – Removed March 2020 – Another BBC series Netflix only distributed for a limited time internationally.
  • Chewing Gum (Seasons 1-2) – Removed April 2020 – Netflix only served as the international distributor and lost the rights after a fixed period.

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  • Slasher (Seasons 1-3) – Removed April 2020 – Removed due to Kew Media Group going bankrupt. Did eventually return, however but the future seasons are headed to Shudder.
  • Case (Season 1) – Removed May 2020 – Chilean series Netflix carried internationally.
  • Cannabis – French TV Series – Removed June 2020
  • Hotel Beau Séjour – Removed June 2020
  • NSU German History X (Limited Series) – Removed July 2020
  • Russell Peters: Notorious – Removed October 2020
  • Russell Peters vs. The World – Removed October 2020
  • Nobel – Norwegian – Removed November 2020
  • Four Seasons in Havana – Removed December 2020
  • Merlí – Catalan – Removed December 2020
  • Pacific Heat (Season 1) – Removed December 2020
  • Blockbuster – French – Removed January 2021
  • Knights of Sidonia – Japanese – Removed January 2021 – has been removed multiple times in the past.
  • The 4th Company (2016) – Removed April 2021
  • The Little Prince – Removed May 2021
  • LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship (2016) – Removed June 2021
  • LEGO: Friends: Happy Birthday to You! (2017) – Removed June 2021
  • Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist – Removed June 2021 after debuting in April 2021
  • Cooking on High – Removed June 2021
  • Heavy Rescue: 401 – Removed June 2021
  • Magi: Adventure of Sinbad – Removed July 2021
  • The Last Hangover – Removed September 2021
  • The First Temptation of Christ – Removed September 2021
  • The Frozen Dead – Removed October 2021
  • Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats – Removed September 2021
  • The Holiday Movies That Made Us – Removed October 2021 (was merged into The Movies That Made Us)
  • The Crew – Removed November 2021
  • The Cuba Libre Story – Removed December 2021
  • Lost & Found Music Studios – Removed December 2021
  • The Break – Removed December 2021
  • Homemade – Removed December 2021
  • Retribution – Removed January 2022
  • Mercenary – Removed February 2022
  • Morocco: Love in Times of War – Removed February 2022
  • The Frankenstein Chronicles – Removed February 2022
  • 21 Thunder – Removed March 2022

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  • Marvel Defenders Series – Removed in March 2022, including:
    • Daredevil (Seasons 1-3)
    • Jessica Jones (Seasons 1-3)
    • Luke Cage (Seasons 1-2)
    • Iron Fist (Seasons 1-2)
    • The Defenders (Limited Series)
    • The Punisher (Seasons 1-2)
  • Soundtrack (Season 1) – Removed in March 2022
  • Curtiz – Removed in March 2022
  • The Chalet (Season 1) – Removed in April 2022
  • Carlo & Malik (Season 1) – Removed in April 2022
  • Willy and the Guardians of the Lake – Removed in April 2022
  • Bad Blood (Seasons 1-2) – Removed in May 2022
  • Charité and Charité at War – Removed in June 2022
  • Man to Man (Season 1) – Removed in June 2022
  • The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes (Seasons 1-3) – Removed in July 2022
  • Droppin’ Cash: Los Angeles – Removed in August 2022
  • Monkey Twins – Removed in August 2022
  • QB1: Beyond the Lights – Removed in August 2022
  • VeggieTales in the House – Removed in August 2022
  • Ad Vitam – Removed in September 2022
  • Justice – Removed in September 2022
  • Hemlock Grove – Removed in October 2022
  • Wanted – Removed in October 2022
  • The Judgement – Removed in November 2022
  • From Dusk Till Dawn – Removed in November 2022 (not a Netflix Original in the US)
  • If Anything Happens I Love You – Removed in November 2022
  • The Yard (Avlu) – Removed in November 2022
  • A Very Secret Service – Removed in November 2022
  • La Niña – Removed in November 2022
  • Argon – Removed in November 2022
  • My Happy Family – Removed in December 2022
  • Break – Removed in December 2022
  • Black – Removed in December 2022
  • My Happy Family – Removed in December 2022
  • Yummy Mummies (Seasons 1-2) – Removed in late 2022 and January 2023
  • Thieves of the Wood – Removed in January 2023
  • Imperial Dreams – Removed in February 2023
  • Derren Brown: The Push – Removed in February 2023
  • Back with the Ex – Removed in February 2023
  • Bangkok Love Stories: Hey You! – Removed in February 2023
  • Thieves of the Wood – Removed in February 2023
  • In the Shadow of Iris – Removed in March 2023
  • Borderliner – Removed in March 2023
  • Bad Guys: Vile City – Removed in March 2023
  • Shtisel – Removed in March 2023
  • The Casketeers – Removed in March 2023
  • Instant Hotel – Removed in March 2023
  • Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend – Removed in March 2023
  • Cuckoo – Removed in April 2023
  • Tabula Rasa – Removed in April 2023
  • Turbo FAST – Removed in April 2023
  • The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show – Removed in April 2023
  • Uncoupled (Season 1) – Removed in May 2023 following its revival at Showtime.
  • Bordertown (Seasons 1-3) – Removed in May 2023
  • Live (Season 1) – Removed in May 2023
  • The Strange House (2020) – Removed in May 2023
  • Mindhorn (2017) – Removed in May 2023
  • Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018) – Removed in May 2023
  • Sara’s Notebook (2018) – Removed in May 2023
  • Something in the Rain (Season 1) – Removed in May 2023
  • Unit 42 (Season 1) – Removed in June 2023
  • The Wolf’s Call (2019) – Removed in June 2023
  • Tudum 2023: A Global Fan Event (2023) – Removed in June 2023
  • Wonder Boy (2019) – Removed in June 2023
  • Kitty Love: An Homage to Cats (2021) – Removed in June 2023
  • Popples (Seasons 1-3) – Removed in July 2023
  • Baby Ballroom (2018) – Removed in July 2023
  • VeggieTales in the City (2017) – Removed in September 2023

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  • Sisters (Season 1) – Removed in September 2023
  • The Rise of Phoenixes (2018) – Removed in October 2023
  • Kuntilanak (2018) – Removed in October 2023
  • Blood Pact (Season 1) – Removed in October 2023
  • Accidentally in Love (2018) – Removed in October 2023
  • The World Is Yours (2018) – Removed in November 2023
  • Sick Note (2 Seasons) –  Removed in November 2023
  • All Hail King Julien (5 Seasons) – Removed in November 2023
  • All Hail King Julien: Exiled – Removed in November 2023
  • Zumbo’s Just Desserts (2019) – Removed in December 2023
  • Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour (2018) – Removed in December 2023
  • Sand Storm (2016) – Removed in December 2023
  • Nike Training Videos – Removed in December 2023
  • The Bonfire of Destiny (Season 1) – Removed in December 2023
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots (6 Seasons) – Removed in December 2023
  • I Am Jonas (2019) – Removed in January 2024
  • When Heroes Fly (Season 1) – Removed in January 2024
  • The Square (2014) – Removed in January 2024
  • Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage (Bad Police) (2018) – Removed in January 2024
  • Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale (2017) – Removed in January 2024
  • Close Enemies (2018) – Removed in January 2024
  • Journey to Greenland (2016) – Removed in January 2024

We’re told this list will continue to grow exponentially over time as Netflix doesn’t necessarily hold the distribution rights for many titles within its library.


Scheduled for Removal But Renewed

In a few instances, Netflix Originals have been up for removal but either just before their scheduled departure date or after it had already left, Netflix struck a new deal to keep it streaming.


Netflix Originals Removed due to government takedowns

The most famous example of Netflix being ordered to remove content is the Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. An episode critical of the regime in the country was ordered to be pulled back in January 2019.

The following titles were removed from Netflix Singapore and have been removed from several other regions, too:

  • The Last Hangover (eventually removed globally)
  • The Temptation of Christ (eventually removed globally)
  • Cooking on High
  • Disjointed

What Netflix Original do you miss the most following its removal? Let us know in the comments.

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