Netflix’s contract with Starz ends today. Here’s a bunch of movies you should watch before they’re pulled tomorrow
Netflix has plenty of good movies available for streaming, but some of the best movies, the newest movies, the movies that you would otherwise go to iTunes or Amazon for, and pay for individually, have come to Netflix streaming through a contract with the Starz network. But that contract ends today. So if you want to watch some of the best movies on Netflix streaming, you’re going to have to do that today.
Netflix is good for some older movies, but it is sometimes slow to get the rights to stream new stuff. One of the ways that new releases often made it to Netflix was via their lucrative deal with the Starz network. But in February, Starz will be pulling all of their Sony and Disney movies.
Despite solid ratings and a large fan base, it looks possible that this current season of Torchwood may be the last. Apparently, the only reason that the BBC put their money behind this new season was because of Russell Davies, but Davies may be moving on to other things and Starz has said that even though they’re happy with the show, they won’t be renewing it for another season. Apparently, they never really intended to do more than one.