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It's out with the old and in with the new for 2014--and that applies to Netflix streaming movies as well.
The video service will be ushering out more than 80 titles by midnight, including such classics as 1968's "Romeo and Juliet" and "Braveheart."
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If you don't plan on going out for New Year's Eve, Entertainment Weekly has a list of five movies to watch before they vanish with the old year: "Being John Malkovich," "Do the Right Thing," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" and "Titanic."
Five television shows will be departing as well; those set to expire include "Dark Shadows," "Saturday Night Live (2000s)," "Mr. Bean," "The Kids in the Hall" and "Perfect 10 Model Boxing (Volume 1)," according to Reddit.
Following the 80-plus titles expiring by the end of the year, three more movies will disappear on Jan. 4: Disney's 1951 version of "Alice in Wonderland," "Immortals" and "Dynamite Warrior."
Other noteworthy films in the expiring list are "Roman Holiday," the 1951 classic that introduced a young Audrey Hepburn to the world; John Wayne's turn as Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit" and 2005's "Brick," a noir-thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
But not to fear--Netflix will bring back old favorites and stream brand-new titles to replace the ones on their way out. Reddit has also posted a list of 26 films that will join Netflix's streaming service, Business Insider reported.
Here are five films to welcome 2014 with.
1. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)
Another Hepburn classic, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is best remembered for Holly Golightly's wistful moment on Fifth Avenue, looking in the window of the world's most famous jewelry store.
2. "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951)
Robert Wise directed the original film, which was later remade starring Keanu Reeves. This earlier version has Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal and is a standout in the science fiction-obsessed 1950s.
3. "Amélie" (2001)
Returning to Netflix for those who didn't stream it the first time around or loved it enough to watch it again, this French romance received five Oscar nominations for writing, cinematography, sound and more.
4. "West Side Story" (1961)
Probably the last great musical, "West Side Story" has such classic numbers as "Maria," "America" and "I Feel Pretty."
5. "Ghost" (1990)
Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg star in this classic, which gently mixes humor and grief in a romance that is still plenty swoony almost 25 years later.