Netflix is set to lose nearly 2,000 movies today after licensing agreements with Warner Brothers, Universal and MGM expired. That means movies like Caged Fury, Deep Impact and Cruel Intentions will no longer be available.
But those who desperately want to watch one of the 1,794 films being removed from the site can access them through the Warner Archive Instant service for $10 a month.
Though the removed movies are not the site's most popular titles, it may be a sign of things to come, as CEO Reed Hastings said last month he was considering letting their deal with Viacom Networks lapse. That means shows from Nickelodean, MTV, VH1 and BET could be gone.
In 2012, Netflix removed a similar amount of films after they were unable to reach a renewal agreement with Starz, losing 1,000 films.
In a statement, Netflix's Director of Global Corporate Communications Joris Evers told Mashable, "Netflix is a dynamic service, we constantly update the TV shows and movies that are available to our members. We will add more than 500 titles May 1, but we also have titles expiring, this ebb and flow happens all the time."
"We are selective about what's available to watch on Netflix. We often license TV shows and movies on an exclusive basis, so we can provide a unique experience. We'll forego, or choose not to renew, titles that aren't watched enough. We always use our knowledge about what our members love to watch to decide what's available on Netflix."