Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm serving you new movies, new TV shows, and original programming tailored to your viewing habits, the streaming service’s fire hose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse.
That’s why we break down each month’s info dump with a few recommendations for what to keep on your radar. The second season of The Umbrella Academy debuts at the end of the month — though we’re not even sure when in time the Hargreeves siblings are. Arthurian legend-inspired Cursed, starring 13 Reasons Why’s Katherine Langford, also comes out, along with Warrior Nun and The Old Guard. Also debuting is the Netflix adaptation of beloved children’s series The Baby-Sitters Club.
Available in July
ARASHI’s Diary -Voyage- ep 9 &10 (Netflix Documentary)
As the new coronavirus’s spread impacts the world, the five members of Arashi explore what they can do to inspire Japan and their international fans.
Available July 1
Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Chico Bon Bon and his Fix-It Force crew are on call to solve any problem, from heating up a cold cup of cocoa to rescuing a sandwich from a safe.
Deadwind: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Corruption and murder collide as Helsinki detectives Sofia Karppi and Sakari Nurmi scour the city for the rumored connection.
Say I Do (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Dream weddings really do come true as experts Jeremiah Brent, Thai Nguyen and Gabriele Bertaccini help couples pull off their perfect celebration.
Under the Riccione Sun (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: While vacationing on the beaches of Riccione, a group of teens become friends and help each other manage romantic relationships and summer crushes.
Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: The iconic series Unsolved Mysteries is back! Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the new episodes are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable — from the trauma of a loved one’s unexplained disappearance or horrific death, to the shock of a bizarre paranormal encounter. Alongside detectives and journalists, family members offer clues, present theories, and identify suspects, hoping one viewer holds the key to solving the mystery.
#Anne Frank – Parallel StoriesA Bridge Too FarA Thousand WordsA Touch of Green: Season 1A Walk to RememberAbby Hatcher: Season 1Airplane!AliBatman: Mask of the PhantasmCharlotte’s WebClash of the Titans (1981)Cleo & Cuquin: Season 2Cloud AtlasDavid Foster: Off the RecordDefinitely, MaybeDelta FarceDonnie BrascoDouble JeopardyFiddler on the RoofFridaI Now Pronounce You Chuck and LarryKilling HasselhoffKingdom: Season 1-3Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate EventsMean StreetsMillion Dollar BabyParanormal ActivityPatriots DayPoltergeistQuest for CamelotRed Riding Hood (2011)Schindler’s ListSleepless in SeattleSleepy Hollow
The Star Wars movies are on Disney Plus, but Mel Brooks’ parody arrives on Netflix. I’m still waiting for Spaceballs: The Flamethrower to be available for purchase. A girl can dream.
SpliceStand and DeliverStardustStarsky & HutchSucker PunchSwordfishThe Art of WarThe Devil’s AdvocateThe F**k-It ListThe FirmThe Karate KidThe Karate Kid Part IIThe Karate Kid Part IIIThe Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!The TownThe WitchesThis ChristmasTotal Recall (1990)TrotroWinchester
Available July 2
Thiago Ventura: POKAS (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: In a rollicking special, Thiago Ventura jokes about life in the hood, politics and more, explaining how actions speak louder than words.
Warrior Nun (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo-Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns.
Available July 3
The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix Family)
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From Netflix: Netflix’s new series The Baby-Sitters Club is based on the best-selling book series, that follows the friendship and adventures of Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), Mary Anne Spier (Malia Baker), Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada), Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph), and Dawn Schafer (Xochitl Gomez) as the middle-schoolers start their babysitting business in the town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. Rounding out the cast, Alicia Silverstone plays Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the selfless single-mother of Kristy Thomas and love interest of all around good guy Watson Brewer, played by Mark Feuerstein. Ann M. Martin, the beloved series author and producer on the new series, was the first to conceive the idea of these inspiring young girls with different backgrounds, personalities and opinions that were brought together by a business venture they conceived and bonded through the friendships they forged. The adaptation of the contemporary dramedy that continues to champion friendship, female empowerment and entrepreneurship was led by Rachel Shukert (Glow) as showrunner and Lucia Aniello (Broad City) as executive producer.
Cable Girls: Final Season: Part 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: When Lidia’s biggest rival uses a prison camp to enact revenge, Lidia and her friends become even more defiant in their fight against Franco’s regime.
Desperados (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A panicked young woman (Nasim Pedrad) and her two best friends (Anna Camp & Sarah Burns) fly to Mexico to delete a ranting email she sent to her new boyfriend. On arrival, they run into her former beau (Lamorne Morris), who soon gets caught up in their frantic scheme.
JU-ON: Origins (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A paranormal researcher searches obsessively for a cursed home where something terrible happened to a mother and her child long ago.
Southern Survival (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: The BattlBox crew tests out a variety of products designed to help people survive dangerous situations, including fires, explosions and intruders.
Available July 5
Available July 6
A Kid from Coney Island
Available July 7
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Once-ler hive … time to rise …
Available July 8
The Long Dumb Road
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Astrologer Walter Mercado, with 120 million viewers at his peak, was sui generis: a peacock in macho culture, a naive biz whiz, a courier of hope.
Stateless (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: At an Australian immigration detention center, four strangers — a troubled woman, an anguished refugee, a bureaucrat and a struggling dad — cross paths.
Was It Love? (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: When four very different men appear in her life, a single mother who hasn’t dated in years begins to rediscover love — and herself.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Season 1
Available July 9
Japan Sinks: 2020 (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: After catastrophic earthquakes devastate Japan, one family’s resolve is tested on a journey of survival through the sinking archipelago.
The Protector: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Vizier and the Immortals rule over modern Istanbul, Hakan travels to the past to stop a war, and Zeynep undergoes a powerful transformation.
Available July 10
The Claudia Kishi Club (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Asian American creatives pay passionate tribute to the iconic, stereotype-busting “Baby-Sitters Club” character in this heartfelt documentary short.
Down to Earth with Zac Efron (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In this travel show, actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in search of healthy, sustainable ways to live.
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Best friends George and Harold — along with their classmates and tyrannical principal — are recruited for a mysterious mission in outer space.
Hello Ninja: Season 3 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: In their third season, the adventure-loving ninjas learn new katas, meet Wesley’s cousin, Gen, and visit Baa-chan’s hometown of Osaka, Japan.
O Crush Perfeito (Dating Around: Brazil) (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In this reality show, six singles meet five different blind dates at trendy hot spots in São Paulo. Who will they choose for a second date?
The Old Guard (Netflix Film)
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From Netflix: Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball), The Old Guard is a gritty, grounded, action-packed story that shows living forever is harder than it looks.
The Twelve (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Twelve ordinary citizens on jury duty must decide the fate of a respected headmistress accused of two murders.
Available July 14
The Business of Drugs (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: To detail how drugs push people into risky — even deadly — behaviors, former CIA officer Amaryllis Fox investigates the economics of six illicit substances.
On est ensemble (We Are One) (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Activists around the world fight injustice and drive social change in this documentary that follows their participation in the music video “Solidarité.”
Urzila Carlson: Overqualified Loser (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: Urzila Carlson keeps the laughs coming with thoughts on “The Biggest Loser,” sex tapes and boxed wine in a stand-up special from Melbourne, Australia.
Available July 15
Dark Desire (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Married Alma spends a fateful weekend away from home that ignites passion, ends in tragedy and leads her to question the truth about those close to her.
Gli Infedeli (The Players) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: From campy lies to sexy surprises, this collection of vignettes captures the follies of several men as they fumble with fidelity and relationships.
Skin Decision: Before and After (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Plastic surgeon Dr. Sheila Nazarian and skin-care expert Nurse Jamie use the latest procedures to transform clients and bring out their best selves.
Sunny Bunnies: Season 1-2
Available July 16
Fatal Affair (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Ellie (Nia Long) tries to mend her marriage with her husband Marcus (Stephen Bishop) after a brief encounter with an old friend, David (Omar Epps), only to find that David is more dangerous and unstable than she’d realized. Fatal Affair is directed by Peter Sullivan.
Indian Matchmaking (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Matchmaker Sima Taparia guides clients in the U.S. and India in the arranged marriage process, offering an inside look at the custom in a modern era.
MILF (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Three best friends in their 40s start relationships with younger men while on vacation.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Available July 17
Boca a Boca (Kissing Game) (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In a Brazilian cattle-ranching town, adolescents panic when they’re threatened by the outbreak of a contagious infection transmitted by kissing.
Cursed (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Based on the New York Times bestselling book, Cursed is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a humble mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther. Cursed is a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.
Available July 18
Gigantosaurus: Season 1The Notebook
Available July 19
The Last Dance
From Netflix: In the fall of 1997, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls began their quest to win a sixth NBA title in eight years. But despite all Jordan had achieved since his sensational debut 13 years earlier, “The Last Dance,” as coach Phil Jackson called it, would be shadowed by tension with the club’s front office and the overwhelming sense that this was the last time the world would ever see the greatest player of all time, and his extraordinary teammates, in full flight.
Available July 20
Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: On the heels of the Fall Ball, Ashley continues her California adventure — and explores the thrills and spills of teen romance.
Available July 21
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast): Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: As Moritz and the MyDrugs crew ramp up their hustle, the online drug shop grows more successful — and even more dangerous.
Ip Man 4: The Finale
Jack Whitehall: I’m Only Joking (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: Award-winning actor, comedian, and presenter Jack Whitehall is back with more hilarious quips and shocking stories in his second Netflix original comedy special, Jack Whitehall: I’m Only Joking. The hour-long set features a disastrous audience interaction, absurd tales of Jack’s [in]famous father, and an uncomfortable story from the Berlin airport. Filmed at Wembley Stadium in January of this year, Jack Whitehall: I’m Only Joking premieres globally on Netflix on July 21, 2020.
Street Food: Latin America (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: From the creators of Chef’s Table, the hit series Street Food returns for a new culinary adventure. The newest installment will travel to six countries in Latin America and explore the vibrant street food culture of Oaxaca, Mexico; Salvador, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Bogota, Colombia; and La Paz, Bolivia. Each episode highlights the stories of perseverance and culture that bring life to each country’s cuisine.
Available July 22
Fear City: New York vs The Mafia (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: This docuseries chronicles how the feds took down the five mafia empires of New York City at the height of their powers during the 1980s.
Love on the Spectrum (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Finding love can be hard for anyone. For young adults on the autism spectrum, exploring the unpredictable world of dating can be even more complicated.
Norsemen: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: This season of the Norwegian Viking comedy goes back in time to tell the story that led to Season 1. Don’t worry, there is still plenty of pillaging and plundering.
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Signs (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: When a young woman’s murder shows similarities to a decade-old cold case, a new police commander must break the silence permeating an Owl Mountain town.
Available July 23
The Larva Island Movie (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: The island adventures of silly larva buddies Yellow and Red get a feature-length treatment, taking their slapstick fun to the next level.
Available July 24
¡A cantar! (Sing On! Spain) (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In this new singing contest, players face off on some of the biggest hits, and the jackpot of up to 30,000 euros grows every time they hit the right note.
Animal Crackers (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A family inherits a neglected circus … along with a magical box of animal crackers that turn whoever eats one into a real, live animal.
Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: When a musical dragon with a beautiful voice hypnotizes the dragons and people of Huttsgalor, the Rescue Riders have to find a way to break the spell.
In the Dark: Season 2
The Kissing Booth 2 (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: In this sequel, high school senior Elle juggles a long-distance relationship, college apps and a new friendship that could change everything.
Ofrenda a la tormenta (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Amaia investigates several suspicious infant deaths and horrific rituals. Meanwhile, people around her risk grave danger. Part 3 in the Baztan Trilogy.
Available July 26
Banana SplitShameless (U.S.): Shameless: Season 10
Available July 28
Jeopardy!: Collection 6
Last Chance U: Laney (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Netflix’s critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series Last Chance U returns for Season 5 in a brand new setting to give viewers a raw, authentic look at the junior college football program at Laney College in the heart of Oakland, CA. After clinching the title of state and national champions in 2018, the Laney Eagles have a hard season to follow and a lot to prove. Going into his eighth season and having built the program from the ground up, powerhouse head coach John Beam must fight to rally the team amidst countless setbacks. Season 5 brings intensity both on and off the field as players battle injuries, stress, and personal demons while finding much needed support in the community and taking pride in their scrappy mentality and motto “Laney Built.”
Available July 29
The Hater (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A duplicitous young man finds success in the dark world of social media smear tactics — but his virtual vitriol soon has violent real-life consequences.
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Journalist Raphael Rowe lives like an inmate while investigating dangerous prisons in Paraguay, Germany, Mauritius and Lesotho.
Available July 30
Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie
Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: On their dying planet, the Autobots and Decepticons battle fiercely for control of the AllSpark in the Transformers universe’s origin story.
Available July 31
Get Even (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Four teen enemies band together to exact revenge on their bullies until they get blamed for a crime they didn’t commit. Will they get mad — or get even?
Latte and the Magic Waterstone (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: In this animated adventure, brave hedgehog Latte sets out to retrieve a magic stone from a greedy bear king and restore water flow to the forest.
Seriously Single (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Two besties with polar opposite views of men, sex and love navigate the complicated singles scene together in this romantic comedy.
The Speed Cubers (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Discover the special bond — and uncommon competitive spirit — shared by the world’s Rubik’s Cube-solving record breakers in this documentary.
Sugar Rush: Extra Sweet (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Four teams of brilliant bakers battle it out for sugary success as they race against each other and the clock over three rounds of competition. This season the challenges are harder, the creations are more spectacular and the rewards are even sweeter. Hosted by Hunter March, judges Candace Nelson & Adriano Zumbo return for the Extra Sweet season.
The Umbrella Academy: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
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From Netflix: The super-powered Hargreeves siblings return for Season 2.
Vis a vis: El Oasis (Locked Up) (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: After years of stealing jewelry, Zulema and Macarena recruit four other women for a final heist worth millions, to take place at a narco family wedding.
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