Movies leave Netflix all the time, but it will be particularly difficult to see The Notebook leave the streaming service. The Notebook is the go-to film for someone looking for a tear-jerking, yet beautiful love story. The 2004 film features an elderly man reading the story of Duke (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams) as it plays out on-screen.
The couple’s steamy scene in the rain as the film winds down is one of the most iconic scenes in the film – the one that we all look forward to when we click play on Netflix. Unfortunately, The Notebook will leave Netflix on 31st December 2020.
Why will The Notebook leave Netflix?
The Notebook will leave Netflix because the licensing deal between the film’s distributors and the streaming service expires at the end of the month. When such a deal expires, Netflix has to pull the title off of its catalog.
The film had left Netflix before, but Netflix and the film’s distribution company agreed on another streaming deal. Given the film’s popularity, there is hope that The Notebook will return to Netflix.
Where is The Notebook available for streaming?
The Notebook is currently available for streaming on Hulu and on Starz.
You can watch The Notebook on Amazon Prime if you have a Starz extension. Alternatively, you can rent or buy the film on any platform where you purchase digital content.
There is a high chance that The Notebook will come to HBO Max. The film’s distribution rights lie with New Line Cinema, whose parent company is Warner Bros. Pictures.
Warner Bros. Pictures is looking to populate HBO Max with as much content as possible. The Notebook is a popular film that will attract subscribers, so there is a high chance that the film will head there after leaving Netflix.