Netflix has an interesting approach to some of its movie releases in July with the trio of interconnected Fear Street movies showing in consecutive weeks. Plus, there’s a number of animated shows expanding beloved franchises.
Updated 11-Jun-2021: Haseen Dillruba (2nd July) - Dogs S2 (7th July) - Cat People S1 (7th July) - Never Have I Ever S2 (confirmed 15th July) - Transformers: War for Cybertron: Kingdom (confirmed 29th July) - Outer Banks S2 (30th July)
Updated 14-Jun-2021: The Water Man (9th July)
Updated 15-Jun-2021: Centaurworld (30th July)
Updated 01-Jul-2021: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2nd July)
Updated 02-Jul-2021: You Are My Spring S1 (5th July) - Born to be Wild S1 (6th July) - I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson S2 (6th July) - Major Grom: Plague Doctor (7th July) - Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (7th July) - The Mire S2 (7th July) - The War Next Door S1 (7th July) - This Little Love of Mine (7th July) - Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime (8th July) - Dora and the Lost City of Gold (9th July) - How I Became a Superhero (9th July) - How to Become a Tyrant (9th July) - The Cook of Castamar S1 (9th July) - T120 battements par minute (10th July) - Chicken Run (10th July) - Outback Lockdown S1 (10th July)
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Updated 07-Jul-2021: Van Helsing S5/Final (16th July) - Feels Like Ishq S1 (23rd July) - How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) S3 (27th July) - Bartkowiak (28th July) - Tattoo Redo S1 (28th July)Myth & Mogul: John DeLorean (30th July)
Aside from the ambitious Fear Street film adaptations based on R.L. Stine’s popular books, July marks yet another month with a healthy dose of both animated and international feature films and series. It’s notable that many of the non English language series score consistently highly in the Netflix monthly top ten lists, reflecting just how popular the streaming service is around the world.
As fans eagerly wait for the live action Resident Evil show that Netflix is producing, a CGI series titled Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness steps in to fill the gap, featuring Resident Evil 2 protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. Meanwhile Masters of the Universe: Revelation will no doubt cause a swell of nostalgia from 80’s kids who fondly remember the ‘By the power of Grayskull’ catchphrase, and with uber geek Kevin Smith showrunning it’s likely the campy tone will have been left back in the decade of lycra for something a little more gritty.
Guillermo del Toro brings his Netflix Trollhunters series to a conclusion with Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans, swapping the previous episodic storytelling for a blockbuster style movie finale and those who have been following another beloved 80s based series will be happy to get the final part of the Transformers: War for Cybertron series when T:WfC: Kingdom rolls out in July (date TBC).
Spanish crime drama Sky Rojo returns for a second season and Italian and French language movies are covered by, respectively, A Classic Horror Story and The Last Mercenary. Add that to plenty of reality shows, documentaries and library movies and there should be something to cover most subscribers’ tastes.
So here’s a rundown of what we know so far is coming to Netflix UK in July, bearing in mind that although we’ve tried to be as UK specific as possible, streaming dates can change, content can sometimes be territory specific and shows can even get changed by Netflix itself.
Make sure you come back as we’ll be updating the article when more films and TV shows get announced.
Pick of the Movies
Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021, Horror, Mystery, Netflix Original Film. Gillian Jacobs, Olivia Welch, Fred Hechinger, Dir. Leigh Janiak)
In 1994, a group of teenagers discover that the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected - and that they may be the next targets.
Based on acclaimed YA horror author R. L. Stine’s series of books and set in the town of Shadyside, each of the three connected Fear Street movies will expand on the narrative in a different time period, tying together a terrifying tale three hundred years in the making.
Though filming was largely completed by September 2019, the project was caught up in a number of issues. First the film’s producers had to extricate themselves from initial distributors 20th Century Studios once it had been purchased by Disney and then, after a deal was then struck with Netflix, the pandemic further disrupted release plans (initially set as a film per month for three months). Now, finally the trilogy lands in July 2021 with a weekly release schedule.
The 8th Night (2021, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, International: Korea. Park Hae-joon, Lee Sung-min, Kim You-jung, Dir. Kim Tae-hyung)
A former exorcist, tasked with preventing the resurrection of two mysterious beings that once tormented humans and were locked up in separate caskets 2500 years ago, is hoping to retire peacefully but is dragged back when he realises that one of the beings has already escaped and covered its tracks.
Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021, Horror, Mystery, Netflix Original Film. Gillian Jacobs, Drew Scheid, Chiara Aurelia, Dir. Leigh Janiak)
In 1978, Camp Nightwing is divided by the campers and counsellors who hail from the prosperous town of Sunnyvale, and the campers and maintenance staffers from the downtrodden town of Shadyside, but when horrors from their towns' shared history come alive, they must band together to solve a terrifying mystery before it's too late.
The Water Man (2020, Adventure, Drama, Family. Maria Bello, Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, David Oyelowo, Dir. David Oyelowo) - added 14-Jun-2021
Desperate to save his ailing mother, 11-year-old Gunner runs away from home on a quest to find the Water Man, a mythical figure rumoured to have magical healing powers.
David Oyelowo makes his feature directorial debut with Oprah Winfrey on board as executive producer via her Harpo Films banner. Persuaded by screenwriter Emma Needell to helm the project after the original director dropped out, Oyelowo sought advice from others who had combined acting in films they were also directing, including Angelina Jolie, Joel Edgerton, and Mel Gibson.
A Classic Horror Story (2021, Horror, Drama, Thriller, Netflix Original Film, International: Italy. Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Francesco Russo, Peppino Mazzotta, Dirs. Roberto De Feo, Paolo Strippoli)
Five strangers carpooling together in a motorhome are involved in an auto accident at night and awake to find themselves in the middle of nowhere. The road they were travelling on has disappeared and there is only a dense, impenetrable forest and a wooden house in the middle of a clearing. With nowhere else to go they take refuge but to their horror, they discover their shelter is the home of a spine-chilling cult.
Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021, Horror, Mystery, Netflix Original Film. Gillian Jacobs, Olivia Welch, Fred Hechinger, Dir. Leigh Janiak)
In 1666, a colonial town is gripped by a hysterical witch-hunt that has deadly consequences for centuries to come, while the teenagers in 1994 and 1978 try and finally put an end to their town's curse, before it is too late.
Final installment in July’s R. L. Stine-athon.
Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens aka Ali & the Queens (2021, Comedy, Drama, International: Indonesia. Iqbaal Dhiafakhri Ramadhan, Aurora Ribero, Nirina Zubir, Dir. Lucky Kuswandi)
After his father's passing, teenager Ali sets out for New York in search of his estranged mother who left him when he was little. He soon finds himself facing unexpected challenges and, as his journey unfolds, Ali discovers that there are many different ways to finding the real meaning of family as he finds love and connection in unexpected places.
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans (2021, Animation, Action, Adventure. Voices: Alfred Molina, Steven Yeun, Nick Offerman, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna, Nick Frost, Kelsey Grammer, Dirs. Johane Matte, Francisco Ruiz-Velasco)
The heroes from Trollhunters, 3Below, and Wizards must team up to face a mysterious enemy who threatens to take over their worlds.
Created for Netflix by Guillermo del Toro and produced by DreamWorks Animation and Double Dare You, the project was initially envisioned as a live action series before budgetary concerns pushed it towards a CGI undertaking.
Taking the form of three separate but intertwined series under the overarching Tales of Arcadia umbrella, Del Toro has fashioned a blending of genres and mythologies - from traditional fairy tale trolls to aliens to time travel - which follows the inhabitants of the small suburban town of Arcadia Oaks, which is secretly home to various supernatural creatures as well as the young heroes who fight against them.
Now switching to a movie format, Rise of the Titans sees all of the heroes joining forces for the last time with Arcadia on the brink of an apocalyptic battle for the control of magic that will determine the fate of these converging supernatural worlds.
Featuring a bank of Hollywood voice actors, the trilogy (Trollogy?) has received praise for the quality of its storytelling and animation and been nominated for or received a host of awards including Daytime Emmys, Annies and a BAFTA.
Resort to Love (2021, Comedy, Romance, Netflix Original Film. Christina Milian, Jay Pharoah, Sinqua Walls, Dir. Steven K. Tsuchida)
Aspiring pop star Erica ends up as the entertainment at her ex-fiancé, Jason's, wedding after reluctantly taking a gig at a luxurious Mauritius island resort as her music career is melting down. She tries to keep their past relationship a secret from his bride-to-be Beverly, but Erica rediscovers her feelings for Jason, despite his brother Caleb's attempts to keep them from falling back in love. The question soon becomes will Erica sing at Beverly's wedding - or her own?
The Last Mercenary (2021, Action, Comedy. Netflix Original Film, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Eric Judor, Miou-Miou, Dir. David Charhon)
Richard Brumère, aka "La Brume" ("The Mist"), a former French secret service special agent turned mercenary, is back in the saddle when his estranged son, Archibald, is falsely accused of arms and drug trafficking by the government. To help him, Richard will have to reach out to his old contacts, join forces with a bunch of reckless youngsters from the projects and draw on his old skills - but mostly find the courage to just let Archi know he’s there for him.
Pick of the Shows
Mortel (2021, S2, Netflix Original Series, International: France)
The return of Sofiane, Victor and Luisa, who are bound together by a supernatural force after forming a pact with the voodoo god Obé in order to allow them solve and avenge the apparent murder of Sofiane's brother.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness (2021, S1, Netflix Original Anime Series)
In 2006, Federal agent Leon S. Kennedy is sent to investigate a hacking incident at the White House where he reunites with Claire Redfield who's working on a TerraSave-led project and is troubled by a strange drawing made by a child refugee. Soon, the White House is under attack by a mysterious and deadly enemy and Leon and Claire suspect another outbreak.
Capcom’s celebrated game franchise marks its 25th birthday in 2021 and while fans await Netflix’s live-action Resident Evil series, Infinite Darkness, set between the events of RE:4 and RE:5 will add more lore to the expanding universe.
Biohackers (2021, S2, Netflix Original Series, International: Germany)
Mia finds herself with no recollection of what happened after her abduction but comes to understand that her life is in imminent danger when she discovers a message written to her future-self. In order to solve the mystery of her disappearance, Mia must team up with the woman she trusts the least, her former mentor, Prof Lorenz.
Set on a university campus where a brilliant professor and her research graduates work on highly advanced biohacking technology, Biohackers drives its dramatic narrative with a nod to the ethics involved in genomic data and genetic engineering.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation (2021, S1a, Netflix Original Animated Series)
Following a cataclysmic battle between He-Man and Skeletor, Eternia is fractured and the Guardians of Grayskull are scattered. After decades of secrets tore them apart, it’s up to Teela to reunite the broken band of heroes and solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to restore Eternia and prevent the end of the universe.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation, picks up where the original animated series left off and has real stakes for its divided characters according to new series showrunner, filmmaker Kevin Smith. It features a voice cast including Chris Wood as He-Man and Mark Hamill as Skeletor, alongside Liam Cunningham, Kevin Conroy, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lena Heady, Phil LaMarr, Jason Mewes, Stephen Root and Alicia Silverstone, and will be split into two parts with Part 1 featuring five episodes.
Sky Rojo (2021, S2, Netflix Original Series. International: Spain)
Continuing the story of three erotic dancers, Carol, Wendy and Gina as they try and escape their former lives and change the system that made them.
Now, after breaking the wheel, the chase continues in what is rumoured to be a final season, consisting of eight rapid-fire episodes of 25 minutes each.
Filmed back to back with season one, which debuted on Netflix in March 2021, Sky Rojo comes from Money Heist creator Alex Pina and Vancouver Media.
Transformers: War for Cybertron: Kingdom (2021, S3/Final Season, Netflix Original Animated Series) - confirmed 11-Jun-2021
Taking its Transformers characters from the Beast Wars continuity, Kingdom is the final part of the War for Cybertron trilogy (with Siege released on 30th July 2020 and Earthrise on 30th Dec 2020, preceding it) and sees worlds collide when the Maximals and Predacons join the fight, coming together with the Autobots and Megatron in an epic battle that will alter their destiny forever.
An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky (2013, Adventure, Drama, Family. Sidney Fullmer, Alexandra Peters, Alana Gordillo, Jane Seymour, Dir. Vince Marcello)
In the seventh film in the American Girl series, talented artist, nine-year-old Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers that art - her favorite class - has been cut. She turns to her grandma Mimi who inspires her to take action and save the art program.
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982, Drama, Romance. Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Louis Gossett Jr., Dir. Taylor Hackford)
Zack Mayo is determined to be a better man than his distant father and enrols as a US Navy Aviation Officer Candidate. During basic training Zack bonds with his fellow cadets and meets his first true girlfriend but he also comes into conflict with the relentlessly hard-driving Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley who pushes Zack to the limits, determined to get him to quit.
For his portrayal of the no nonsense Foley, Louis Gossett Jr. became the first black man to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005, Action, Crime, Drama. Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne, Dir. Jean-François Richet)
On New Year's Eve, a police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners in a city precinct against an attack by corrupt policemen who have surrounded the station with the intent of killing all inside to keep their treachery a secret.
Loose remake of John Carpenter’s nihilistic 1976 original, itself a riff on Western classic Rio Bravo.
Audible (2021, Netflix Original Documentary)
Football player Amaree McKenstry-Hall is the only deaf person in his family and he and his Maryland School for the Deaf teammates attempt to defend their winning streak while coming to terms with the tragic loss of a close friend.
Crash Pad (2017, Comedy. Domhnall Gleeson, Christina Applegate, Thomas Haden Church, Dir. Kevin Tent)
A hopeless romantic, who thinks he's found true love with an older woman, learns that she's married and that the fling is merely an instrument of revenge against her neglectful husband. Things only get worse when the husband decides to move in with him.
Dynasty Warriors (2021, Action, Fantasy. Louis Koo, Kai Wang, Ray Lui, Dir. Roy Hin Yeung Chow)
Movie adaptation of the series of hack and slash video games of the same name which sees the Yellow Turban Rebellion break out in the late Eastern Han Dynasty. Militia leader Liu Pei successfully suppresses the revolt but the calculating warlord Dong Zhuo takes advantage of the situation and moves to control the kingdom’s court, stirring further unrest.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family. Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace, Dir. Steven Spielberg)
The story of Elliott, a troubled boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed E.T., who is stranded on Earth and is being tracked by US government forces. Elliot has to summon the courage to help his new friend escape Earth and reunite with his family.
A commercial and critical hit - it was the world’s highest grossing film until Jurassic Park was released eleven year later, and also won four Oscars - E.T. the Extra Terrestrial was also added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, being designated as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
Generation 56K (2021, S1, Netflix Original Series, International: Italy)
Produced by ITV Studios and Cattleya and told from two points of view, this romantic comedy series follows a couple that begins dating during the era of the 56K modem and navigates their relationship over the next two decades.
L.A.’s Finest (2019, S1, Comedy, Crime Series)
Starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, L.A’s Finest is a spin off from Jerry Bruckheimer’s Bad Boys films and focuses on drug enforcement agent Sydney Burnett, who is now working for the Los Angeles Police Department and is partnered with working stepmother, Nancy McKenna, who hides a dark past.
The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave (2016, Animation, Adventure, Family)
After his father doesn't return from an important journey, Littlefoot and company set out to find him.
On the Job (2013, Action, Crime, Drama, International: Philippines. Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, Dir. Erik Matti)
Gritty crime thriller based on the true scandal that rocked the Philippines where prison inmates were contracted by high-level politicians to temporarily leave jail and conduct a series of assassinations before returning to incarceration.
Pokemon Journeys: The Series (2019, S1, Animated Series)
Follow the adventures of Ash Ketchum, Pikachu and new protagonist Goh as they travel across all eight regions of the Pokémon franchise, including the new Galar region from Pokémon Sword and Shield, meeting old friends and new rivals, and encountering some big Pokémon along the way!
The Serpent (2020, BBC Limited Series)
The twisting, real-life story of Charles Sobhraj, a murderer, thief and seductive master of disguise, who preyed on unsuspecting tourists in the mid-70's on Asia's hippie trail and became the world’s most wanted man at the time.
A BBC/Netflix co-production that aired in the UK at the start of 2021.
Winx Club (2013, S6, Animated Series)
At Alfea College, fairy warriors from all over the universe study to improve their supernatural powers. Bloom from planet Earth joins them upon discovery of her magical ability.
Young Royals (2021, S1, Netflix Original Series, International: Sweden)
When Prince Wilhelm arrives at a prestigious boarding school following an embarrassing public incident, he finally gets an opportunity to explore his true self and find out what kind of life he really wants. But when he unexpectedly becomes next in line for the throne, his dilemma is heightened as he has to make a choice. Love, freedom and independence... or duty.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (2019, Action, Adventure, Comedy. Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Dir. Davide Leitch)
Muscles and male pattern baldness abound as lawman Luke Hobbs and lawless outcast Deckard Shaw join forces to take on cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton. The once sparring antagonists must now fight to save humanity from an insidious bio-threat and face off against the one man who could take them both down… no, not Vin Diesel.
Haseen Dillruba (2021, Crima, Drama, Mystery. Netflix Original Film, International: India. Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey, Harshvardhan Rane, Dir. Vinil Mathew) - added 11-Jun-2021
The gruesome death of a man rocks a small town and casts a shadow of suspicion on his wife. As the investigation proceeds, she reveals details of their stormy marriage which only blurs the truth - is she an innocent victim herself as she claims or the mastermind behind a cold, calculated murder?
We The People (2021, S1, Netflix Original Documentary Series)
From producer Barack and Michelle Obama, this series of ten animated music videos brings musicians and directors together to deliver musical epithets explaining democratic and political rights and responsibilities for a new generation of US citizens that will hopefully inspire viewers to rethink their civic engagement.
Midsommar (2019, Drama, Horror, Mystery. Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, Will Poulter, Dir. + Scr. Ari Aster)
Although their relationship is on the wane, distant Christian agrees to let girlfriend Dani come on a trip with him to help her recover from a recent personal trauma. Their destination is a festival held in Sweden only once every 90 years to which Christian’s Swedish friend Pelle has invited their circle of friends. Initially swept up in a warm welcome by the commune, it soon becomes apparent that there’s more going on behind the summer ritual and the group may have been brought there for a darker purpose.
Midsommar is Ari Aster’s highlight sprinkled follow-up to his calling card Hereditary and shows how, even with warm and colourful backdrops, it only takes a few masterful hints that something is not quite right to soak an idyllic setting in a pervading sense of unease. It also means that leaving the lights on really isn’t going to help lessen the tension in this case.
You Are My Spring (2021, S1, Netflix Original Drama Series. International: Korea) - added 02-Jun-2021
A hotel concierge, a psychiatrist, the CEO of an investment company and an actress, all with traumatic pasts form a bond when they become entangled in a perplexing local murder case.
Unusually for Netflix, new episodes are added weekly.
Born to be Wild (2021, S1) - added 02-Jul-2021
Exploration show presented by survivalist Andrew Ucles who travels the jungles, rivers and plains of three continents with the residents who know them best: the local animals.
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (2021, S2 Netflix Original Comedy Sketch Show) - added 02-Jul-2021
The critically acclaimed sketch comedy series, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, sees another batch of absurdist skits helped along by guests including Andy Samberg (who co-produces), Will Forte, Steven Yeung and Bob Odenkirk.
Dogs (2021, S2, Netflix Original Documentary) - added 11-Jun-2021
Dogs returns with four new, heartwarming episodes which explore the powerful bond between humanity and our tail-wagging friends. Whether it's the story of an astronaut, a priest, a military contractor, or the handler of a legendary university mascot, Dogs shows us how these beautiful animals occupy the same place in all of our hearts — one reserved not just for pets, but for family.
Cat People (2021, S1, Netflix Original Documentary) - added 11-Jun-2021
The counterpoint to all the dog lovers in the world is the number of folks who view cats in exactly the same way - loyal friends (though maybe not quite as effusive about it as their canine analogues) whose love and companionship boosts owners’ wellbeing. Cat People explores our fascinating relationship with cats through the lens of some remarkable, surprising and diverse cat stories.
Major Grom: Plague Doctor (2021, Action, Adventure. International: Russia. Tikhon Zhiznevskiy, Alexander Seteykin, Lyubov Aksyonova, Dir. Oleg Trofim) - added 02-Jul-2021
Famed St Petersburg police major, Igor Grom, an honest and skilled cop with unconventional methods, pursues a vigilante murderer in the mask of a plague doctor who has declared the city is sick and he is the treatment.
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019, Comedy, Drama. Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Dir. +Scr. Quentin Tarantino) - added 02-Jul-2021
A faded television actor and his buddy stunt-double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. As their fortunes wax and wane, they are drawn into the orbit of an oddball cult led by one Charlie Manson.
Once Upon a Time… is Quentin Tarantino’s loving and meticulous tribute to an age in Hollywood which is now consigned to cheesy 60’s movies, old TV re-runs and fading memories. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt star as actor Rick Dalton and stuntman Cliff Booth whose reminiscences unfold in Tarantino’s typical multi stranded narrative, which is populated by a huge ensemble cast.
The Mire (2021, S2 - Netflix Original Drama Series, international: Poland) - added 02-Jul-2021
In 1980’s Poland, the brutally murdered bodies of a prostitute and a youth leader are discovered. However, the police’s handling of the case makes two journalists suspicious and they start their own investigations.
The War Next Door (2021, S1, Netflix Original Comedy Series, International: Mexico) - added 02-Jul-2021
Two antagonistic families end up living next door in a posh neighbourhood and the matriarchs enter into an escalating war of unintended consequences.
This Little Love of Mine (2021, Romance. Saskia Hampele, Liam McIntyre, Lynn Gilmartin, Dir. Christine Luby) - added 02-Jul-2021
Laura is a workaholic lawyer who returns to her island home to convince old friend Chip to take over his family’s business – but Chip thinks Laura needs to relax and so strikes a deal with her.
Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime (2021, Netflix True Crime Docuseries) - added 02-Jul-2021
The crime that shocked Brazil: in 2012, Elize Matsunaga admitted to shooting and dismembering her rich husband. Featuring her first interview, this docu series dives deep into the case with testimony from family members and colleagues of her and the victim, as well as experts who followed the investigations.
Atypical (2021, S4/Final, Netflix Original Comedy Drama Series)
Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, takes a funny, yet painful, journey of self-discovery for love and independence. While Sam is on his emotional journey, the rest of his family must grapple with changes in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?
Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael (Scoggins in Deep Blue Sea) Rapaport star as his mother and father.
Season One Trailer:
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Isabela Merced, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Jeff Wahlberg, Dir. James Bobin) - added 02-Jul-2021
The Lost City of Gold sees Dora make the leap from popular children’s book and cartoon character to big screen heroine, in which, having spent most of her life in the jungle with her explorer parents, she faces an all new challenge – high school in L.A. However, when her parents go missing, Dora and her new friends find themselves back in the wilderness in search of her folks AND lost treasure.
How I Became a Superhero (2021, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Netflix Original Film, International: France. Pio Marmaï, Leïla Bekhti, Vimala Pons, Farid Afifi, Dir. Douglas Attal) - added 02-Jul-2021
While superheroes have assimilated into Parisian society, a new drug gives super powers to mere mortals.
How to Become a Tyrant (2021, S1 Netflix Original Docuseries) - added 02-Jul-2021
Peter Dinklage (whose Lannister credentials no doubt came in handy here) narrates this docu series which looks at the world’s worst dictators and how they came to power.
The Cook of Castamar (S1, Netflix Original Drama Series, International: Spain) - added 02-Jul-2021
During the reign of Philip V in 1720s Madrid, Clara Belmonte develops agoraphobia after the death of her father. Taking refuge in the kitchens of the Duke of Castamar, where she feels safe, Clara begins working as a cook whereupon she starts to get close to the Duke who is in mourning after the passing of his pregnant wife.
Virgin River (2021, S3, Netflix Original Drama Series)
Seeking a fresh start, nurse practitioner Melinda Monroe moves from Los Angeles to a remote Northern California town. But she soon discovers that small-town living isn't quite as simple as she expected and she must learn to heal herself before she can truly make Virgin River her home.
120 battements par minute aka BPM (2017, Drama, International: France. Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz, Dir. Robin Campillo) - added 02-Jul-2021
Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.
Chicken Run (2000, Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Voices: Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Phil Daniels, Miranda Richardson, Dirs. Peter Lord, Nick Park) - added 02-Jul-2021
Aardman Animation's spot on parody of WWII prison escape movies sees a group of captive chickens destined for a pie-making machine seize on a chance for freedom when an errant rooster named Rocky unexpectedly crash lands at their chicken farm.
Outback Lockdown (2020, S1, Docu Series) - added 02-Jul-2021
British docu series with Hollywood stuntwoman Ky Furneaux and British chef Calem Grady isolating together in the Australian Outback to see if they can live off the land during the pandemic lockdown.
Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía? (2021, Netflix Original True Crime Documentary) - added 06-Jul-2021
More than 35 years after his death, this feature-length documentary presents a deep dive into the world of renowned Mexican journalist Manuel Buendía and unravels his murder and its ties to politics and drug trafficking. It gathers the testimonies of his contemporaries, which ask the fundamental questions: who killed Manuel and why?
Heist (2021, Netflix True Crime Docuseries) - added 06-Jul-2021
Documentary series chronicling three of the biggest heists in modern American history, as explained by the people who pulled them off.
From the A 21-year-old woman who steals millions in Vegas casino cash, to the aspiring father who swipes a fortune from the Miami airport, to the Kentucky dad accused of one of the biggest bourbon burglaries in history, the series uses re-enactments, original interviews and a fast-paced style to ask ‘What would you risk for the score of a lifetime?’
The Guide to the Perfect Family (2021, Netflix Original Film, International: Canada (French language). Emilie Bierre, Thomas Vallieres, Louis Morissette, Dir. Ricardo Trogi) - added 06-Jul-2021
A couple in Québec deals with the pitfalls, pressure, exhaustion and high expectations of raising kids in a society obsessed with success where, on social media, at least they can look like a happy family.
Beastars (2021, S2, Netflix Original Anime Series, International: Japan)
In a world of anthropomorphic animals, a reclusive wolf's complicated relationship with a kindly rabbit is tested by a classmate's murder, a charismatic deer's influence, and his own burgeoning predatory instincts.
Last Men in Aleppo (2017, Documentary, International: Syria / Denmark) - added 06-Jul-2021
After 5 years of war in Syria, the citizens who remain in Aleppo are readying themselves for the siege. Through the experiences of White Helmet volunteers; Khaled, Mahmoud and Subhi, we experience first hand the daily life, death, and struggle in the streets of the city where war has become the norm.
Never Have I Ever (2021, S2, Netflix Original Comedy Series) - confirmed 11-Jun-2021
After a traumatic year dealing with the death of her father, Devi, a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl wants to go from pariah to popular - but friends, family and feelings won’t make it easy for her.
Season one saw each episode narrated by John McEnroe except for one where Andy Samberg took over as the thoughts of Devi’s nemesis Ben Gross.
Crawl (2019, Action, Horror, Thriller. Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark, Dir. Alexandre Aja) - added 06-Jul-2021
Crawl sees Hayley ignoring evacuation orders while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane. She finds herself trapped in a flooding house where she must save them both from the rising waters and the alligators that lurk just below the surface.
Deep (2021, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi. Netflix Original Film: International: Thailand) - added 06-Jul-2021
Chronic insomnia becomes a deadly quest for survival when four medical students are lured to participate in a secret neuroscientific experiment called ‘Deep.’ So, what’s the catch? If they stay awake, they make a fortune, but if they fall asleep for more than 60 seconds, they die. As the study spirals out of control the group must find a way out before they can no longer resist the lure of a deep sleep.
Good Boys (2019, Comedy, Action, Coming of Age. Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Dir. Gene Stupnitsky) - 06-Jul-2021
Three 6th graders find themselves in a series of misadventures as they try to attend a party hosted by their more popular classmates, where one of the group is excitedly expecting to get his first kiss.
Good Boys was co produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, so rest assured, even with a group of 12-year-olds at the centre of the action, sex and drug references are never far away.
Johnny Test (2021, S7 / Reboot, Children’s Animated Series) - 06-Jul-2021
A brand new animated revival series based on the 2005 Cartoon Network series which sees 11-year-old Johnny Test get involved in his genius sisters' experiments and inventions, often by testing them out himself… and frequently having to save the day.
Naomi Osaka (2021, Netflix Original Documentary Series)
An intimate three-part docu-series that presents a look at Naomi Osaka, one of the world’s best tennis players, and paints a portrait of an elite global superstar, a spokesperson, role model and a young woman navigating a pressure-filled world.
Follow Osaka during an historic two years in which she works on her game but also begins to find her voice both in her sport and as an activist. With fly-on-the-wall access, the series chronicles Osaka’s gruelling training as she prepares for Grand Slams and the Olympics. Experience her hectic travel schedule as well as her down time off court with her closest family and friends. Viewers will witness Naomi’s unapologetic honesty and vulnerability as she navigates her multifaceted identity as a young athlete and leader on the rise.
Van Helsing (2021, S5/Final, Action Fantasy Series) - 07-Jul-2021
Vanessa Helsing, a descendent of the famed vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, awakens from a coma after her supposed death to find herself in a post-apocalyptic world where a huge volcanic eruption has blanketed the world in ash, blocking out sunlight and allowing vampires to overrun the world. She is humanity's last hope, as her unique blood composition gives her the ability to turn vampires human. However, this makes Vanessa a prime target for the vampires as she seeks to turn the tide back to humanity’s favour.
Chernobyl 1986 aka Chernobyl: Abyss (2021, Netflix,Original Film, International: Russia. Danila Kozlovskiy, Oksana Akinshina, Dir. Danila Kozlovskiy) - 06-Jul-2021
Immediately following the disaster at Chernobyl, it becomes apparent that worse could be on the way. Alexey, a fireman at the power station, accompanied by Valery, an engineer and Boris, a military diver, volunteer for a perilous mission to drain water from a reservoir under the burning reactor.
This is the first major Russian feature film about the aftermath of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power station, when hundreds of people sacrificed their lives to clean up the site of the catastrophe, and to successfully prevent an even bigger disaster.
Sexy Beasts (2021, S1, Netflix Reality Show) - 06-Jul-2021
Resurrected from 2014, this dating show uses Hollywood prosthetics to turn single people into monsters, animals and mythical creatures, so they can be judged solely on their personality. A series of dates puts the love-is-blind chemistry to the test before the winning partners are revealed.
Too Hot too Handle: Brazil (2021, S1, Netflix Reality Show) - 06-Jul-2021
Brazilian spin on the Netflix reality series dating show where it’s a strictly ‘hands off’ approach to win the contest.
9 to 5: The Story of a Movement (2020, Documentary) - 06-Jul-2021
PBS documentary looking into the impact of the classic 9 to 5 movie, and the working rights for women and families movement that inspired it.
Cousins (2021, Drama. Rachel House, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Miriama Smith, Dirs. Ainsley Gardiner, Briar Grace Smith) - 06-Jul-2021
Cousins follows the very different lives of three related Maori girls, through tumultuous decades, after one of them is taken from her family and raised in an orphanage.
Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop (2020, Netflix Original Anime) - 06-Jul-2021
After meeting one bright, sunny day, a shy boy who expresses himself through haiku and a bubbly but self-conscious girl who only communicates through online videos share a brief, magical summer.
A Second Chance: Rivals! (2019, Drama, Family, Sport. Emily Morris, Stella Shute, Adam Tuominen, Carmel Johnson, Dir. + Scr. Clay Glen) - 06-Jul-2021
It's city girls vs. country girls in the most competitive gymnastics showdown ever.
Bankrolled (2021, Comedy, Netflix Original Film, International: Mexico. Aldo Escalante, Fabrizio Santini, Dir. + Scr. Marcos Bucay) - 06-Jul-2021
While blind drunk, two unemployed millennial entrepreneurs drunkenly post a video pitch about their revolutionary app to a crowdfunding site. When the app catches fire and they accidentally raise millions of dollars, they actually have to create the app.
Blood Red Sky (2021, Action, Horror, Thriller. Netflix Original Movie, International: USA/Germany. Peri Baumeister, Graham McTavish, Dominic Purcell, Roland Møller, Dir. Peter Thorwarth)
A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action to save her child, unleashing a force she has fought to conceal, when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack the transatlantic overnight flight she and her son are on.
Feels Like Ishq (2021, S1, Netflix Original Drama Series, International: India (Hindi language) - 07-Jul-2021
A series of short films that follow young adults as they navigate the gamut of emotions that come with finding romantic connection in unexpected places showing that; on the run, at a protest or with a house guest, Cupid can strike in unexpected ways.
Ishq is widely used to means ‘love’ or ‘passion’ in the Muslim world and Indian subcontinent.
Kingdom: Ashin of the North (2021, Action, Fantasy, Horror. Netflix Original Film, International: South Korea. Jun Ji-Hyun, Byeong-eun Park, Dir. Seong-hun Kim) - 06-Jul-2021
A terrifying and mysterious disease sets Ashin and her father down a path of revenge for their tragic loss.
Kingdom: Ashin of the North is described as a sidequel of Kingdom season two and provides a backstory for the mysterious character Lee Chang's group encountered on their journey north to discover the origins of the infected.
The Movies that Made Us (2021, S2 Docu Series) - 06-Jul-2021
After the seasonal special in 2020, The Movies that Made Us returns with an in-depth look into the stories behind more of our favorite movies.
Included in this batch are:
Jurassic Park (1993)
Back to the Future (1985)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Current War (2017, Drama, Period, True Life. Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon) - 06-Jul-2021
The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas A. Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.
The Current War was caught up in post production complications following the collapse of the Weinstein company in the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and the rights were sold on. It’s not clear whether this is the Director’s Cut of the movie which features a trimmed running time but has additional scenes which round out some of the main characters. The 2019 theatrical release now includes the subtitle "The Director's Cut" in all countries but the UK.
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (2021, S3, Netflix Original Drama Series, International: Germany) - 07-Jul-2021
To win back the love of his life, high school student Moritz and his best friend Lenny launch Europe's largest online drug business from their teenage bedroom.
Now, Moritz suddenly finds himself totally alone and desperately trying to hold on to power as CEO of MyDrugs. But when Lenny’s condition suddenly worsens and he needs Moritz’s help, the two best friends agree to come back together for one last business venture.
Bartkowiak (2021, Action, Crime, Sport. Netflix Original Film, International: Poland. Józef Pawlowski, Rafal Zawierucha, Danuta Stenka, Dir. Daniel Markowicz) - 07-Jul-2021
After his brother dies in a car crash, a disgraced MMA fighter takes over the family nightclub and soon learns his sibling’s death wasn’t an accident.
Tattoo Redo (2021, S1, Netflix Original Reality Series) - 07-Jul-2021
Bad tattoos walk in. Great tattoos walk out. Top artists transform tattoo disasters into stunning cover-ups, with designs chosen by clients' loved ones.
Five of the most talented tattoo artists in the business take on some of the most embarrassing tattoos and turn them into something they hope the wearer will love - but has the client’s advocate chosen wisely?
Centaurworld (2021, S1, Netflix Original Children’s Animated Series) - added 15-Jun-2021
A hardened war horse is transported from her embattled world to a strange land inhabited by bizarre, daft, singing centaurs of all species, shapes, and sizes. Desperate to return home to her owner, she befriends a group of these magical creatures and embarks on a journey that will test her more than any battle she's ever faced before.
Showrunner Megan Nicole Dong has worked as a story artist on How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie but nothing will prepare you for the trailer, which is quite something!
Outer Banks (2021, S2, Netflix Original Drama Series) - added 11-Jun-2021
Set in a coastal town along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where there is a stark social divide between wealthy seasonal residents and working-class locals, a group of tight knit group of teens from the wrong side of the tracks are determined to find out what happened to the missing father of the group's ringleader, John B. Along the way, they discover a legendary treasure that is tied to John B's family history.
Myth & Mogul: John DeLorean (2021, Netflix Original Documentary Series) - 07-Jul-2021
In the automotive world, John DeLorean rose from engineer to executive to icon and became the poster boy of late ‘70s corporate greed. Epitomising these hubristic times with his grandiose vision of the car of the future, the series will show how John DeLorean came to captivate… and deceive, the world.
This three part documentary combines exclusive access and interviews with never before seen footage shot by Oscar winning director D.A Pennebaker (Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back).
Heartland (2021, S14, Drama Series)
The longest-running one-hour scripted drama in Canadian television history follows Amy Fleming and her older sister Louise on their family ranch in Alberta, known locally as 'Heartland', where they live with their widowed grandfather Jack Bartlett, their father Tim Fleming and hired farmhand Ty Borden.
Summer ‘96 aka Yaz ‘96 (2021, Drama, Romance, International: Turkey. Ece Çesmioglu, Halit Özgür Sari, Enver Ceylan, Dir. Ozan Açiktan)
Coming-of-age romantic film which takes place in the summer of 1996 in Southern Turkey and follows a group of teenagers and their first experiences of love and life. Accompanied by beautiful weather and the ageless elements of rocky cliffs and endless waves, their young hearts will eventually get a first bittersweet taste of love and sadness.
So that’s Netflix’s content for July so far. Leave a comment and let others know what you’re planning on watching / missing. We'll keep adding to the list as new shows and movies are announced, so keep an eye out for updates to the article.
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