May will be a great month for Netflix fans, at least on the expiring-titles front, as almost no A+ films are set to disappear from the streaming service. Yet while such welcome news means that you won't have to partake in any last-second all-night binge-watching sessions, there remain a few noteworthy selections that should definitely be seen-for the first time, or the tenth-before they vacate the service for the foreseeable future. As always, our carefully culled rundown will lead you to the best about-to-disappear movies to check out in the coming weeks.
Beware of Mr. Baker (May 1)
This warts-and-all documentary details the crazy career-and equally unique life-of Ginger Baker, the legendary drummer most famous for founding the rock super-group Cream.
Broadway Idiot (May 1)
Billy Joe Armstrong's efforts to mount a Broadway adaptation of his band Green Day's American Idiot is depicted in up-close-and-personal style in this behind-the-scenes documentary.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (May 1)
Doofus California slackers Bill. S. Preston, Esquire (Alex Winter) and Ted "Theodore" Logan (Keanu Reeves) take a madcap journey back in time via a phone booth-and with the aid of George Carlin-in this cult-classic comedy.
Election (May 1)
Reese Witherspoon exudes smug entitlement and cutthroat ruthlessness as a Nebraska high-school student trying to become class president-an endeavor opposed by one of her teachers (Matthew Broderick)-in this amusing political satire.
Kiss of Death (May 1)
Nicolas Cage is his usual magnetically gonzo self as an asthmatic criminal in this remake of the 1947 film noir, co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, David Caruso, Ving Rhames, Stanley Tucci, and Helen Hunt.
Tears of the Sun (May 9)
Training Day director Antoine Fuqua brings his flashy macho style to this 2003 military action saga, in which Bruce Willis stars as a badass Navy SEAL leading a rescue mission in civil war-wracked Nigeria.
The Score (May 10)
It may not quite live up to its potential, but this 2001 heist film is nonetheless energized by its pairing of three Hollywood heavyweights: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, and-in his final big-screen role-Marlon Brando.
The Ladykillers (May 12)
Even though it's arguably Joel and Ethan Coen's weakest effort, this remake of the beloved 1955 Alec Guinness comedy about a group of bumbling thieves trying to pull of a job while living in a house owned by a little old lady has its considerable merits, including a Colonel Sanders-inspired lead performance by Tom Hanks.
Blade Runner: Theatrical Cut (May 16)
Ridley Scott's influential sci-fi masterpiece has gone through the re-cut ringer over the years, but the version to start with is the original, which layers narration over its futuristic story about a detective (Harrison Ford) in search of on-the-lam androids.
Ida (May 22)
One of 2013's best films, this bracing black-and-white import tells the tale of an orphaned woman who, before taking her vows to become a Catholic nun in 1962 Poland, goes on an odyssey alongside her aunt to uncover the truth about her parents.
Black Hawk Down (May 23)
Ridley Scott assembles an all-star cast (Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, Sam Shepard) for this blistering adaptation of Mark Bowden's book about the disaster that befell American military forces during a 1993 raid in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Clerks (May 31)
Kevin Smith made himself not only an indie darling, but also a virtual patron saint of fanboys everywhere, with his low-budget 1994 comedy about two convenience store employees trying to make it through a hellish day at their New Jersey place of employment.