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6 fantastic sci-fi movies leaving Netflix in August 2022

Close out the summer with some great action and horror on Netflix.

Paramount Pictures

6. A Nightmare on Elm Street

August 31

Supernatural slasher A Nightmare on Elm Street is a strange, silly horror movie about a dream-haunting murderer. Both the 1984 classic and the extremely not-classic 2010 remake leave Netflix this month.

New Line Cinema

5. The Dark Knight Rises

August 31

The Dark Knight Rises may not reach the heights of The Dark Knight, but its interesting takes on Catwoman, Bane, and Batman himself make it a worthwhile conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s trilogy.

Warner Bros.

4. Halloween (2007)

August 31

While the 2007 remake of Halloween hasn’t aged nearly as well as John Carpenter’s original, its even darker take on a classic horror movie has given it plenty of fans.

Dimension Films

3. Mission: Impossible

August 31

The Mission: Impossible series has delivered excellent but infrequent spy thrills since 1996. Leaving Netflix this month are the first two Mission: Impossible movies, and the fantastic Ghost Protocol.

Paramount Pictures

2. Rise of the Guardians

August 31

Yes, a team-up movie featuring Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy is a bizarre idea with a painfully generic name. But Rise of the Guardians makes its goofy premise work as a wonderful all-ages adventure.

Paramount Pictures

1. Starship Troopers

August 31

Starship Troopers was written off as authoritarian propaganda upon release, but consensus has shifted to acknowledge it as a masterpiece of sci-fi satire that still hasn’t lost its bite.

Sony Pictures