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"Lethal Weapon," "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Bring It On" are all saying so long to Netflix next month.

Last call for "Bring It On," "Lethal Weapon" and more on Netflix in July

Normally, for its monthly arrival and departure announcements, Netflix does its damnedest to make the latter look small and short. But there's nothing to be done when it comes to the Big Red Streaming Monolith's newly announced axed selections for the month of the July. No sugar-coating it or glossing it over or making it look pretty.

Nope, it's pretty much a bloodbath.

Blockbusters like "Lethal Weapon," "Tropic Thunder" and "V for Vendetta"? Gone. Academy award winners like "Midnight in Paris" and "Michael Clayton"? Donezo. Old school icons (because Netflix famously has SO many movies made before 1970) like "Breakfast at Tiffany's"? Sayonara. Comedy hits like "Scary Movie" and "Along Came Polly"? The fat lady has sung. High-profile sequels like "Scream 3" and "Terminator 3"? No longer with us.

Is the Great Disney Exodus continuing? I don't know; does Donald Trump use social media? Of course it is, this time killing off "Alice Through the Looking Glass" and "Wild Hogs." (Actually, that's fine; as you were, Netflix.)

The streaming service even seems to be doing a quick detox, as it's cutting "Cocktail" and "Beerfest" out of its binge-able diet.

As I keep warning, this is the future. Netflix will soon be the home of mostly, if not entirely, its own content, as other studios and channels create their own streaming networks for their own content. Disney's version of Netflix is in the works, and Universal/Comcast is certainly eyeing it up as well (Why do you think they're racing to buy up Fox? More content to load up for their own services.), probably looking to turn Hulu into its service. Now that their merger has gone through, surely AT&T and Time Warner are formulating their streaming network as well.

The future is ... well, it's something, alright. As for the present, here's what movies and TV shows will be celebrating their Independence Day from Netflix in July.

July 1

"Alive"

"Along Came Polly"

"An Honest Liar"

"The Art of War"

"Beerfest"

"Before Midnight"

"Bring It On"

"Bring It On Again"

"Bring It On: All or Nothing"

"Bring It On: Fight to the Finish"

"Bring It On: In It To Win It"

"Cocktail"

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

"Lethal Weapon"

"Lethal Weapon 2"

"Lethal Weapon 3"

"Lethal Weapon 4"

"Little Women"

"Michael Clayton"

"Midnight in Paris"

"Mixed Signals"

"More Than a Game"

"Pandemic"

"Piglet's Big Movie"

"Rugrats Go Wild"

"Scary Movie"

"Scream 3"

"Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines"

"Tropic Thunder"

"V for Vendetta"

July 2

"Alpha & Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom"

"Breakfast at Tiffany's"

"Leaving 7/8/18"

"Real Husbands of Hollywood" seasons 1-5

July 9

"Ratchet and Clank"

"Serena"

July 11

"Alice Through the Looking Glass"

July 14

"Wild Hogs"

July 15

"Convergence"

"Lockup: State Prisons" collection 1

"Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary"

July 16

"Changeling"

"Wanted"

July 29

"The Den"

July 30

"A Cinderella Story"

"Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot"

"Swing State"

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