What's New on Netflix UK for July 2020

Female empowerment month on Netflix

by Andy Bassett
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What's New on Netflix UK for July 2020

Summer’s here and with the UK’s typically brief bursts of warm weather, the incremental lifting of lockdown and the tease of foreign travel, there’s the possibility that binging Netflix might no longer be at the top of everyone’s ‘to do’ list in July. With all the new shows and movies coming, is that a mistake?

Summer gets off to a cracking start as far as Netflix is concerned with the second series of superhero drama The Umbrella Academy, Good Girls, the Arthurian based Cursed, Warrior Nun and the Charlize Theron immortal warrior movie, The Old Guard - all featuring plenty of strong and independent central roles for women.

That’s just for starters, there’re also new shows in the guise of Stateless, a timely drama about the hardships of escaping persecution and finding a safe haven, The Baby-Sitters Club and a reboot of Unsolved Mysteries, an American docu-series that looks at strange phenomena around the world.

Movies coming to Netflix include BlackKklansman from Spike Lee whose Netflix Original movies Da 5 Bloods made a notable debut last month, along with Mission Impossible: Fallout - or should that be Fallover given Cruise’s on set accident - as well as Gladiator, O'Brother Where Art Thou? and Atonement, which set star James McAvoy on his Hollywood path.

Let’s take a closer look.

Pick of the Shows

1st July

Unsolved Mysteries (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1)

The iconic series Unsolved Mysteries is back. Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the 12 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. 

Every episode will focus on one mystery that has been left unsolved, with detectives, journalists and family members offering clues, theories, and possible suspects.  

The original series received six Emmy nominations and ran for 11 seasons with 260 episodes chronicling over 1,000 stories. The latest incarnation has input from the original creators as well as 21 Laps Entertainment, the producers of Stranger Things.

Anne Frank - Parallel Stories (2019, Documentary)

In this thought-provoking documentary, Helen Mirren retraces Anne Frank’s life through the pages of her diary, and through the lives of five Jewish woman who, as young girls, were also deported to concentration camps but escaped the Holocaust and now carry the horrors they faced at the hands of the Nazis with them.

Say I Do (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1)

Say I Do features deserving couples who have always intended to marry, but for one reason or another, were never able to make their big day a reality. This reality show sees the couples overcome obstacles before tying the knot in a surprise wedding that’s been organised by three experts in less than one week.

Say I Do on Netflix UK in July 2020

2nd July

Warrior Nun (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1)

An orphaned teen wakes up in a morgue with a new lease of life and a divine artifact embedded on her back. Her search for answers brings her to The Order of the Cruciform Sword, a secret society of warrior nuns sworn to protect the world from evil. Here, she discovers she is now the chosen Halo-Bearer and that powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her. 

Fantasy drama based on the eponymous comic series by Ben Dunn, full of mystery, action, adventure and teenage romance, proving the main character might fight in the name of good, but she’s no angel. 


3rd July

The Baby-Sitters Club  (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1)

A group of girlfriends and middle-schoolers start their homegrown babysitting business in the town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. 

This comedy-drama series follows their friendship and adventures and is a reboot of the 90s HBO television series and a modern update of Ann M. Martin’s popular books with a cast that includes Alicia Silverstone.

The novels have sold 176 million copies and with titles like Dawn and the Older Boy, Stacey’s Secret Friend, and Jessi’s Big Break, the series taught young readers about relationships, dealing with family issues, and provided lessons for overcoming jealousy and coping with competitive situations. 

Cable Girls (Netflix Original Series, S5)

Lidia and her friends must fight against Franco's regime as her biggest rival uses a prison camp to enact vengeance.

The Spanish language drama set in a telephone company in Spain during the 1920s returns for its final season. The period drama follows four women at the National Telephone Company as they manage romance, friendship and work. Starring Blanca Suárez, Maggie Civantos, Nadia de Santiago, Ana Fernández and Ana Polvorosa, the show has had a very successful run on Netflix but now comes to an end.

Cable Girls S5 on Netflix UK in July 2020

JU-ON: Origins (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1)

A paranormal researcher tries to find a home where a mother and child died years ago, which is now cursed.

Netflix’s first Japanese horror series is based on the iconic JU-ON: The Grudge franchise. JU-ON: Origins will focus on the true events which are the inspiration for the story, creating the beginning of the "curse" and the chain of terror that befalls all of those who come into contact with the house.


Jim Jefferies Special: Intolerant (Netflix Original Comedy)

In his latest show the Australian comedian (who lives in America) announced to the world that he’s lactose intolerant. Yet, on a dinner date, he decided to try a cheese plate fully aware of the potential consequences. The question remains, will he make it back home in time or will the date end on a rather unpleasant note?

Jim Jefferies: Intolerant on Netflix UK in July 2020

8th July

Stateless (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1)

Four strangers’ lives collide at an immigration detention center in the middle of the Australian desert: an airline hostess on the run from a dangerous cult, an Afghan refugee and his family fleeing persecution, a young father escaping a dead-end job and a bureaucrat running out of time to contain a national scandal.

Stateless was created by and stars Cate Blanchett and also features Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale), Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), Dominic West (The Affair) and is a powerful and timely series about four people caught up in a system that severely impacts their lives, with each character confronting issues around protection and border control in a different way.

Was It Love?  (Netflix Original Series, S1, International: Japan)

A single mother finds herself with a love dilemma as she goes out into the dating scene for the first time in years and finds four love interests to choose from - each with very different pluses and minuses.


9th July

Japan Sinks: 2020 (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1)

Anime series following an ordinary family as they try to survive after a series of devastating earthquakes have impacted Japan. Based on the novel of the same by Sakyo Komatsu and directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby).


10th July

Down to Earth with Zac Efron (2020, Netflix Original Documentary, S1)

Hollywood superstar Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien looking for healthier and more sustainable living methods.

The Business of Drugs (2020, Netflix Original Documentary, S1)

To examine  how drugs push people into risky, even deadly, behaviour, a former CIA analyst investigates the economics of six illicit substances.


 17th July

Cursed (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1)

In this re-telling of the Arthurian Legend, Nimue, a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift  finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a young mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, she will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther. But her destiny is leading her down a tragic path. 

13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford stars in Frank Miller and Thomas Wheeler’s adaptation of the New York Times bestselling book.


21st July

How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (Netflix Original Series, S2, International: Germany)

Moritz, Lenny and Dan have quickly become successful with their online drugs shop MyDrugs - and after making 1 million Euros,  call it a day and quit. Kind of. The decision doesn't go well with Moritz’ ego, who just can’t let go. On top of that, Lenny is constantly dragging his new hacker buddy Kira into their business. As their revitalised drug shop picks up business - danger comes with it and soon they're followed not only by the police, but also by two street-gangsters.

This German coming of age comedy drama gets a second outing.

Jack Whitehall: I’m only Joking (Netflix Original Comedy)

Posh(ish) UK comedian takes a break form travelling with his dad and appearing on panel shows to deliver the final show from his recent Stood Up tour.

Filmed at Wembley Stadium in January of this year, Jack Whitehall: I'm Only Joking sees Jack bring his trademark awkward humour to our screens as we come out of lockdown.

Jack Whitehall: I'm Only Joking on Netflix UK in July

26th July

Good Girls (S3)

Beth, Ruby and Annie are about to feel the real consequences of mixing suburban motherhood with a life of crime having laundered money for a dangerous drug kingpin and taking profits for themselves to help with their individual crises. 

One of the most popular shows on Netflix UK, the third season of the crime comedy-drama continues the tale that began when three cash-strapped mothers started looking for an easy way to make some extra cash via illegal activities.


28th July

Last Chance U (Netflix Original Series, S5)

Sports documentary series where top athletes with troubled pasts turn to junior football to turn their lives around.  There’s 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.”

Netflix’s critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series Last Chance U returns for Season 5 in a brand new setting to give viewers a detailed and realistic look at the junior college football program at Laney College in the heart of Oakland, California.


29th July

The Speed Cubers (Netflix Original Documentary)

The world of Rubik's Cube competitors is a strange and wonderful world in this new documentary that examines the friendship and rivalry between Feliks Zemdegs from Australia and Max Park from California as they constantly swap records in their battle to stay in the number one spot as the world’s fastest solver of the brain teasing puzzle that is the Rubik’s Cube.

The Speed Cubers on Netflix UK in July

30th July

Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1)

Animated series. Cybertron has been torn apart because of the civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons. In an attempt to end the conflict, Megatron considers using the Allspark as a last resort, but Optimus Prime wants to prevent that from happening, even if that means destroying Cybertron in order to save it.


31st July

The Umbrella Academy (2020, Netflix Original Series S2)

Following the catastrophic events of the season one finale, the super-powered Hargreeves siblings have been blasted back through space and time, winding up in Dallas in the 60s. However, the team has been split up in the process, each arriving at a slightly different point in history. Some have been stuck in the past for years and have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who survived. However, Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday. 

Now, the gang must reunite to stop the apocalypse in one time frame so they can return to the present and stop another - all as ruthless assassins hunt them down.

Netflix subscriber’s favourite superhero family returns for this highly anticipated second season as they continue delving into Vanya’s power.


Pick of the Movies

1st July

Under the Riccione Sun (2020, Netflix Original Film, Drama, Romance, International: Italy)

It seemed like an ordinary summer on holiday at Riccione beach, but, in the end, for this group of friends, everything changed as help each other get through summer love's heartache. Their stories all have one thing in common: the courage to take risks and let themselves go.

Jurassic Park / World (All movies)

All five of the Jurassic franchise movies are available and while the quality varies they're all enjoyable. The high points though are Spielberg's original which demonstrated the master story teller at the peak of his powers - full of memorable quotes, terrific character moments, sweaty palm set-pieces and with one of John Williams' most majestic scores, easily matching the on-screen leviathans  - and the first of the 'World' trilogy which introduces us to Chris Pratt's Owen Grady. 

Yes, each movie had to ramp up the 'new' creature stakes which led to a dino arms race where in Fallen Kingdom there is (Spoiler) quite literally an auction of weaponised reptiles but we're finally where we should be for the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion, with the beasts escaping the confines of Isla Nublar and out in the real world.

Jurassic Park / World franchise on Netflix UK in July

3rd July

Desperados (2020, Netflix Original Film, Comedy, Romance. Nasim Pedrad, Robbie Amell, Heather Graham)

Hopeless romantic Wesley freaks out when she drunkenly fires off a cringeworthy email to her new boyfriend. Desperate to prevent him reading it, she races to Mexico with her two best friends to delete it. Once there,  they run into her former beau, who soon gets caught up in their frantic scheme.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018, Action, Adventure, Thriller. Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Dir. Christopher McQuarrie)

Following on from the capture of the terrorist Solomon Lane in MI: Rogue Nation, the Syndicate is fragmented but rebuilding under the guise of the Apostles, led by the mysterious John Lark. Ethan Hunt assumes Lark’s identity to intercept three plutonium cores but the mission goes south when Hunt is forced to choose between the exchange and his team. Now the cores are missing, the CIA have an operative overseeing the IMF team and Ilsa Faust is back in Ethan’s life to complicate matters.  

The sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise is a superior sequel and continues to amp up the spectacle, tension and stakes which have already become pretty damn impressive in the preceding movies. Motorbike chases on the streets of Paris, real HALO jumps and duelling helicopters are all delivered with spectacular verve, while the bathroom fight sequence has earned its place as a fan favourite piece of fisticuffs.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout on Netflix UK in July

6th July

The Hater (2020, Drama, Thriller, International: Poland)

An ambitious young man starts working in the dark world of social media smear tactics, and learns that virtual vitriol has dire real-life consequences.

The film depicts the dire fallout from online hate speech as a right wing assassination attempt on a liberal politician, something that was enacted in real life just a few weeks after filming wrapped when  Paweł Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdańsk, Poland was stabbed in the heart while on stage at a charity event. 


10th July

The Old Guard (Netflix Original Film 2020 Action, Adventure, Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne,  Chiwetel Ejiofor)

Led by a warrior named Andy (Theron), a covert group of immortal mercenaries have fought to protect the 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 new recruit Nile to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate their power and use it for their own gain, by any means necessary. 

Big budget superhero outing based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, (Love & Basketball, Beyond The Lights), The Old Guard is a gritty, grounded, action-packed story that shows living forever is harder than it looks. 


16th July

Fatal Affair (2020, Netflix Original Film, Drama. Nia Long, Stephen Bishop, Omar Epps)

Ellie wants to fix her marriage to husband Marcus after betraying him with a brief fling with her old friend David. But Despite Ellie’s intentions she finds David is more dangerous than he appeared. Reverse Fatal Attraction, anyone?

Fatal Affair on Netflix UK in July

24th July

The Kissing Booth 2 (2020, Netflix Original Film, Joey King, Jacob Elordi)

Elle Evans just had the most romantic summer of her life with her reformed bad-boy boyfriend Noah Flynn. But now with Noah is off to Harvard, and Elle heading back to high school for her senior year they’ll face their toughest challenge yet - the long distance relationship! 

Elle has to contend with a missing Noah, getting into her dream college with her best friend Lee, and the complications brought on by a close friendship with a handsome, charismatic new classmate named Marco. Likewise, when Noah grows close to a seemingly perfect college girl, Elle will have to decide how much she trusts him and to whom her heart truly belongs.

Director and screenwriter Vince Marcello returns for this sequel to the hit teen romcom, based on the "The Kissing Booth" books by Beth Reekles. 

The Kissing Booth 2 on Netflix UK in July

BlacKkKlansman (2018, True-life, Crime, Drama, John David Washington, Adam Driver, Dir. Spike Lee)

It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. 

Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. 

Winning Spike Lee his first Oscar (Best Adapted Screenplay 2018) this incredible true story was produced by the team behind the Academy-Award winning Get Out and remains searingly relevant.


31st July

Seriously Single (2019, Comedy, Romance, International: South Africa)

Two best friends with completely different views on love and sex navigate modern dating.


Rest of the TV Shows

1st July

Cleo & Cuquin (S1) Children’s animated series.
Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt (Netflix Original, S1) Kids animated series.

Enchanted Kingdom (2014, Documentary)

Narrated by Idris Elba, Enchanted Kingdom takes viewers on a spell-binding journey through the earthly realms of Africa to display the natural world at its most ethereal.

Motherland (S1) BBC comedy series about middle-class motherhood created by Sharon (Catastrophe) Horgan and Graham (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) Lineham.
The Governer (S1) Nollywood political thriller series.
Deadwind (Karppi) (S2) Helsinki detectives Sofia Karppi and Sakari Nurmi must battle crime and corruption throughout Finland's capital city as the Finnish crime drama returns.

3rd July

Southern Survival (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1) The BattleBox team puts products designed to help people survive dangerous situations to the test.

4th July

Hook (new weekly episodes) Thai drama about the sons of two rival fathers who, despite the family grudge, form a friendship as they bond at the boxing gym.

8th July

Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (Netflix Original Documentary 2020, International: Spain) A look at the life of the celebrated astrologer Puerto Rican astrologer, Walter Mercado, a gender non-conforming, cape-wearing psychic whose televised horoscopes reached 120 million viewers a day for 30 years before he mysteriously disappeared from the public eye in 2007.

9th July

Derry Girls (S2) The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s. UPDATE 14-Jul-2020: Derry Girls Season 2 wont be available just yet but can be seen on All 4 until it's ready to make the jump to Netflix.

Derry Girls S2 on Netflix UK in July


The Protector (Netflix Original Series, S4) Turkish superhero drama series. Hakan travels back in time to stop a war, Zeynep undergoes a massive transformation, and Vizier and the Immortals are in charge of present day Istanbul.

10th July

Hello Ninja ((Netflix Original Series, S3) Animated kid’ series.
The Claudia Kishi Club (Netflix Original Documentary) Asian-American creatives talk about the long lasting and profound affect that the iconic Baby-Sitters Club character Claudia Kishi had on breaking away from the usual stereotypical portrayal of Asians in U.S. media. An adaptation of The Baby-Sitters’s Club began on Netflix on 3rd July.
Dating Around: Brazil (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1) Reality show to help singletons find love.
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space (Netflix Original Series, S1) New series based on the popular kid’s book which follows Best friends George and Harold as they scheme together pranks at school involving their principal, whose alter ego is a superhero they created called Captain Underpants.

Urzila Carlson: Overqualified Loser (Netflix Original Comedy) Stand up set from the New Zealand comedian Urzila Carlson who keeps the laughs coming with thoughts on sex tapes and boxed wine.

14th July

 On est ensemble (Netflix Original Documentary) Activists around the world fight injustice and drive social change in this documentary that follows their participation in the music video “Solidarité.”

15th July

Dark Desire (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1, International: Mexico) 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.
Hotel Del Luna (2019, Netflix Original Series, S1)  When he's invited to manage a hotel for dead souls, an elite hotelier gets to know the establishment's ancient owner and her strange world.
Skin Decision: Before and After (Netflix Original Series, S1) Beauty experts and plastic surgeons  try to bring out the best in their clients with the latest skin treatments.

16th July

Indian Matchmaking (2019, Netflix Original Series, S1) Host Sima Taparia guides clients in the US and India through the process of arranged marriages.

17th July

Boca a Boca (Kissing Game) (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1, International: Brazil)

Father Soldier Son (2020 Netflix Original Documentary) Sgt. First Class Brian Eisch is critically wounded in Afghanistan, sending him and his family on a highly emotional journey of love, loss, redemption and legacy.

21st July

Street Food: Latin America (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1) The newest instalment of Street Food travels to six countries in Latin America and explore the vibrant street food cultures there.

22nd July

Signs (2020, Netflix Original Series, S1, International: Poland) A new police commander in an Old Mountain town finds that a dark new murder case shares many similarities with a killing years prior - unearthing the town's many secrets.
Fear City: New York vs The Mafia (2020, Netflix Original Documentary) This docuseries looks at how the authorities brought down major criminal empires in the 1980s.
Love on the Spectrum (2019, Documentary)  A glimpse into the difficulties of dating faced by young adults who deal with life on the autistic spectrum too.
Norsemen (S3) - The spoof Viking sitcom returns by going back in time to see where our characters were before season 1. 

Norsemen S3 on Netflix UK in July

24th July

Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing Kid’s series that features two colons in its title.

29th July

Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons (S4)  Journalist Raphael Rowe lives the life of an inmate as he visits some of the world's most dangerous prisons in Germany, Lesotho, Mauritius, and Paraguay.

Dates TBC

Dracula (S1)

24 Hours in A&E (S7)

Celebrity MasterChef (S11-12)

MasterChef (S12-13)

MasterChef: The Professionals (S9-10)

The Seven Deadly Sins (Netflix Original Series, S4, International: Japan) Anime series
Wizards: Tales of Arcadia (S1) Dreamwork’s animated Tales of Arcadia series.

Rest of the Movies

There’re plenty of older movies arriving on or returning to the service.

1st July

Behind the Candelabra (2013, True-Life, Drama, Music, Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Dir. Steven Soderbergh) A chronicle of the tempestuous six-year romance between megastar singer Liberace and his young lover Scott Thorson.

Behind The Candelabra on Netflix UK in July

Daylight (1996, Action, Disaster, Drama. Sylvester Stallone, Viggo Mortenson, Dir. Rob Cohen)

Flipper (1996, Adventure, Family. Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, Jonathan Banks) 

For a Good Time Call… (2012, Comedy. Lauren Miller Rogen, Justin Long) Comedy about two girls living in an apartment who set up a phone sex line to make ends meet.

Mamma Mia! (2008, Comedy, Musical, Romance. Meyl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried)
A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother. And lo, Brosnan sings!

Mamma Mia! on Netflix UK in July

Michael (1996, Comedy Drama, Fantasy. John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Dir. Nora Ephron) Two tabloid reporters checking out a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman find that it's true. But that's not the only surprise.

Mickey Blue Eyes (1999, Comedy, Crime, Romance. Hugh Grant, Jeanne Tripplehorn, James Caan)

An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a cMafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favours" will be asked of him.

Midnight in Paris (2011, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Dir. Woody Allen)
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey? (2014, Comedy, Family, Christmas. Martin Clunes, Catherine Tate)

Revolutionary Road (2008, Drama Romance, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Dir. Sam Mendes)
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.

Revolutionary Road on Netflix UK in July

RocknRolla (2008, Action, Crime, Thriller. Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba, Dir. Guy Ritchie)
When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, drawing in the entire London underworld into a feeding frenzy at a time when the old criminal regime is losing turf to a wealthy foreign mob.

Session 9 (2001, Horror, Mystery. David Aruso, Peter Mullan)

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

Shattered Memories (2018, Crime, Thriller. Elizabeth Bogush, Eddie Kaye Thomas) 

A woman wakes up next to the dead body of a former lover, and must race against time to uncover the real killer.

Storage 24 (2012, Horror, Mystery. Noel Clarke)

In London, a military plane crashes leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware that the city is in lockdown, a group of people become trapped inside a storage facility with a very unwelcome guest.

Storage 24 on Netflix UK in July

The American President (1995, Comedy, Drama, Romance. Michael Douglas, Annette Benning, Martin Sheen)

A widowed U.S. President running for reelection and an environmental lobbyist fall in love.

The Courier (2019, Action Thriller, Olga Kurylenko, Gary Oldman)

The Green Mile (1999, Crime Drama, Fantasy. Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Dir. Frank Darabont) Adaptation of the Stephen King Story, The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of terrible crimes, yet who has a mysterious gift.

The Lake House (2006, Drama, Fantasy, Romance. Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock)

A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.

The Nut Job (2014, Animated, Childrens’ Adventure Voices: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson

Children’s Animated film about an exiled Squirrel who comes up with incredible heist to provide food for his former colony.

The Nut Job on Netflix UK in July 

The Secret Garden (1993, Drama, Family, Fantasy. Maggie Smith)

In this classic tale for all ages, a spoiled young girl finds herself transformed when she uncovers a secret garden which has been neglected and hidden for years. Slowly but surely, the magic of the outdoors works its spell upon her, setting in motion a chain of wonders. Based on the book of the same name by author Frances Hodgson Burnett.

The Truman Show (1998, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy. Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Dir. Peter Weir, Scr. Andrew Niccol) 
Satire featuring Jim Carrey as the world-famous Truman Burbank, star of a reality series about his life, except Truman doesn’t know the world is watching him 24 hours a day.

Torque (2004, Action, Comedy, Crime. Martin Henderson, Ice Cube)

A biker returns from Thailand to set things straight with his girlfriend but gets caught up with two gang leaders both wanting him for very different reasons.

Unfriended: Dark Web  (2018, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Dir. Stephen Susco)

Horror sequel about a teen who finds a laptop with a cache of hidden files and soon discovers that the previous owner is not only watching him, but will also do anything to get it back.

Wolf Creek 2 (2013, Horror, Action, Sequel)

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor

Wrecked (2011, Adventure, Drama. Adrian Brody)

A man trapped in a car wreck at the bottom of a ravine must overcome incredible odds to survive.

You, Me and Dupree (2006, Comedy, Romance. Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon, Dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo)
Post wedding, a couple’s best man (Wilson) stays on as a houseguest with the newlyweds, much to their annoyance.

You, Me and Dupree on Netflix UK in July

4rd July

Penalty (2019, Sport, Drama, International: India. Lukram Smil, Kay Kay Menon)

The story of a North-east Indian football player who's fighting day and night in order to achieve his dreams.

5th July

The Underclass (2020, Drama, International: Thailand)

Drama that takes place in high school where an elite program drop-out  finds herself involved with a high school gang, where she struggles to find her own identity.

13th July

Rogue Warfare 3: Death of a Nation (2020, Action. Will Yun Lee, Dir. Mike Gunther) 

Third entry from Mike Gunther about a new organization hoping to cause chaos. This time the TEAM is up against The Black Mask Organization whose twisted plot which will devastate the world within the next 36 hours.

15th July

Redemption (2019, Action, Drama, Thriller. International: Mozambique) 
A young ex-con seeking redemption is surprised by a bank foreclosure that forces him to plot against a ruthless crime boss.

17th July

Slender Man (2018, Horror, Mystery. Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles)

In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, attempt to prove that he doesn't actually exist - until one of them mysteriously goes missing.

24th July

Searching (2018, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, John Cho)

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her,  only to uncover a string of hidden truths.

Searching on Netflix UK in July

Offering to the Storm  (2020, Netflix Original Film, Crime Thriller, International: Spain/Germany)
Final chapter of the Invisible Guardian Trilogy in which Inspector Amaia Salazar must face the true origin of the events that have ravaged the Baztan valley for years. Even as an impressive snowstorm tries to bury the most devastating truth.

Dates TBC

About a Boy (2002, Comedy, Drama, Hugh Brant, Nicholas Holt, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz)

Amélie (2001, Comedy, Romance, International: France, Audrey Tautou, Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Angela's Ashes (1999, True-Life, Drama, Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Dir. Alan Parker)

Atonement (2007, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Keira Knightly, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan, Dir. Joe Wright) 

Burn After Reading (2008, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, Dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012, Animation, Comedy, Adventure, Voices: Zac Efron, Talor Swift, Danny DeVito)

Field of Dreams (1989, Drama, Fantasy, Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta)

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.
Gladiator (2000, Historical, Action, Drama. Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielson, Oliver Reed, Dir. Ridley Scott)

Gladiator on Netflix UK in July

Hot Fuzz (2007, Action, Comedy, Mystery. Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Timothy Dalton, Dir. Edgar Wright)

Joy (2015, True-Life, Comedy, Drama. Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Dir, David O. Russell) Comedy-drama starring Jennifer Lawrence as a struggling single mother of two, who against all odds, sets up a successful business empire.
Knocked Up (2007, Comedy, Romance. Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Dir. Judd Apatow)

Spring Breakers (2012, Crime, Drama. Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, James Franco) Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer. 
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, Adventure, Comedy, Drama. George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Holly Hunter, Dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen) The Coen Brothers’ adaptation of The Odyssey by Greek poet Homer.
Schindler's List (1993, True-Life, Historical, Drama, Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes)

Terminator Salvation (2009, Action, Sci-fi, Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin)

Twins (1988, Comedy, Crime. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Dir. Ivan Reitman) Classic 80s comedy about a physically perfect but innocent man who goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.


So, that's Netflix's comprehensive and extensive range of TV and movie content for July, covering just about every genre, country, language and style that audiences might want. It's clear as the company expands its offerings that it wants to make sure every single viewer feels that have been catered for. 

So what has caught your eye for July. Let us know what you're looking forward to in the discussion thread.

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