We’ve waited over a year and a half to be reunited with our favorite fictional ‘80s kids, and we’re stoked that Stranger Things is finally coming back on July 4th. That new trailer got us so hyped. Eleven closed the door to the Upside Down on Season 2, but apparently the monsters are still in Hawkins ready to wreak havoc. That release date can’t possibly come fast enough. Sorry, America, we’ll be too busy binge-watching Netflix to watch any fireworks or parades that day.
There’s no doubt we’ll have Stranger Things finished after about a day, so thankfully it’s not the only new thing coming to Netflix in July. The month will be jam packed with Netflix Original shows and movies, as well as some other favorites that aren’t originals. Here are 20 shows and movies coming to Netflix in July that we can’t wait to binge and give us good reason to stay in out of the summer heat.
The 2009 instant comedy classic The Hangover will be available for streaming on Netflix on July 1st. The misadventures of a group of friends (Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms) after a drunken night is almost relatable, if not for the tiger, baby, police cruiser, and of course, Mike Tyson. Then there’s the fact that the friends seemed to misplace the groom, whose bachelor party they got a little too drunk at, on the day of his wedding.
JJ Abrams’s 2008 found-footage monster film Cloverfield, which eventually sparked a franchise followed by 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2016 and The Cloverfield Paradox in 2018, will be available on Netflix on July 1st. The movie follows six New York residents attempting to escape a monster that’s attacking the city. The monster is 25 stories tall, able to survive missiles, and destroys both the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. That’s kinda terrifying.
Tim Burton’s 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as the titular Charlie Bucket, will be available to stream on Netflix on July 1st. The movie is the second adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, after the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder. The Oompa Loompas are slightly less creepy in the 2005 version, and the songs are more updated and modern, but it’s arguable that Depp’s Wonka is more bizarre. Can’t expect much else from Tim Burton.
Good Witch is a Hallmark Channel fantasy-comedy-drama about, you guessed it, a witch, Cassie Nightingale, and her teenage daughter, Grace. Cassie was the protagonist of seven TV movies before the series started in 2015. Season five is currently airing on Hallmark now, while season four will be available to stream on Netflix on July 2nd.
Stranger Things season three is supposedly the biggest and best season yet, which is why we had to wait so long since the last installment in October 2017. There’s also apparently more gore this season. Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, has said, “If you don’t like gore stuff, I mean, watch it anyway. It’s not for the faint of heart, some would say.” We can only hope it’s monster gore and not human gore. Is it possible to love the show and still want the kids to stay safe?
In the Dark is the latest drama from the CW, first airing in April this year, and coming to Netflix on July 5th. Murphy is a blind woman in her 20s who discovers a dead body that she is convinced is her friend, but when the body disappears before the police show up, she takes it into her own hands to solve the murder. Ben Stiller is an executive producer of the show, and the CW already renewed it for a second season, so it’s probably worth the binge.
The 2018 follow-up to Disney’s 1964 classic musical fantasy Mary Poppins — Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt — will be available for streaming on Netflix on July 9th. Mary Poppins has not aged a day, but she’s back decades later to help the Banks’ yet again, this time all grown up and with kids of their own. With all the adventure and magical whimsy of the original, plus new songs, the film also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Whishaw.
Netflix has remade the 2010 action film Point Blank, this time starring Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie, who you know as Falcon from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it will be released on July 12. For those not familiar with the original film, an ER nurse teams up with a career criminal in order to save his pregnant wife from corrupt cops.
Disney’s animated The Princess and the Frog from 2009 is a retelling of the classic fairytale The Frog Prince with a 1920s New Orleans spin. Tiana is saving money to open her own restaurant, and when she meets a cursed Prince Naveen, she kisses him and turns into a frog herself as well. Tiana and Naveen go on an adventure to try to become human again, and as this is a Disney movie, of course they fall in love and are able to break the curse, as well as open a restaurant together. It’s adorable. How could it not be? It’ll be available for streaming on Netflix on July 16.
The 2006 rom-com starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn hits Netflix on July 16. The Break-Up is about Brooke and Gary, a couple who bought a condominium together, and who both refuse to move out after breaking up. They initially agree to remain roommates, but intentionally provoke each other while continuing to live together. It’s clear throughout the film that they still love each other, but the ending is less than happy. It’s a pretty realistic depiction of a relationship that just isn’t meant to be.
Wynonna Earp is a supernatural Western horror series that airs on Syfy, based off a comic book series by Beau Smith. Basically, Wynonna is a badass who fights supernatural creatures and reincarnated outlaws in her hometown. Syfy renewed the show for season four at San Diego Comic Con in 2018, but production was delayed and still hasn’t been filmed. So in the meantime, Netflix is catching up and releasing season three for streaming on July 16, which will hopefully help to get the ball rolling on production for the next season.
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody’s Brenda Song stars in the Netflix Original movie, Secret Obsession, which will be released on July 18. The psychological thriller is about a woman who is left with amnesia after a brutal attack, and can no longer know who to trust. She might not remember her life, but that won’t keep her from danger. Mike Vogel and Dennis Haysbert also star in the film.
The Fab Five are back, once again making over the lives of men in Kansas City, Missouri. In the words of Jonathan Van Ness, “Yasss!” Netflix’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy reboot is by far the most feel-good, heartwarming show on streaming services these days, so much so that it’s sometimes hard to watch without tearing up. How many makeover shows can say they’re fighting toxic masculinity while also improving the lives and confidence of the people they’re helping? It’s no surprise it was renewed for a fifth season as well. Season four will be released on July 19.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee started as a web series on Crackle before Netflix got the rights to it in 2017. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld picks up celebrity guests in different vintage cars, and, well, takes them to get coffee. It’s pretty straightforward. Guests this season include Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Seth Rogan, and Ricky Gervais. New 2019: Freshly Brewed is technically season 11 of the series, but Netflix has chosen to organize the previous seasons in their own way. The new episodes will be available for streaming on July 19.
Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 film about scalping Nazi soldiers in Germany starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, and Michael Fassbender, Inglourious Basterds, will be available on Netflix on July 22. To this day, it is Tarantino’s second-highest grossing film, and was nominated for numerous Academy Awards, including Best Picture. If you haven’t seen it yet, Netflix is giving you the opportunity now. It’s not one to miss.
While some shows like Stranger Things have us waiting over a year between installments, Workin’ Moms is being delivered to us super quick. The Canadian show was picked up as a Netflix Original just in January of this year, with the first season airing on February 22, and now the second season will be available on July 25. The show follows four working first-time mothers and their quest to maintain a sense of self while raising children. It’s a comedy starring Catherine Reitman, who you might know as Maureen Ponderosa on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Season seven will be the final season of the long-addicting Orange is the New Black. The show first aired on Netflix in 2013, and immediately became a huge success. But with Piper’s release from prison on season six, it seems like there are just a few loose ends and cliffhangers left we still need answers about before we can walk away from Litchfield for good like Piper did. The final season will be available for streaming on July 26.
The Worst Witch might technically be considered a kids’ show, but it’s adorable and fun for us older kids as well. Game of Thrones actress Bella Ramsey plays the title character, Mildred Hubble, who may be the worst witch, but has the biggest heart. The show follows her adventures at a school for young witches, where she always manages to find herself in trouble. Season three has already aired in the UK on CBBC, but the show is cross-produced by Netflix, which airs it everywhere else. Mildred’s story continues on July 26.
Wentworth is an Australian prison drama that takes place in a women’s prison, similar to Orange is the New Black. At the start of the show, we follow Bea Smith as she’s sent to Wentworth for the attempted murder of her husband. She not only learns to survive in prison, but makes her way to the top of the food chain. However, Bea left the show after season four, so it has since followed the lives of multiple inmates. Season seven will be available on Netflix on July 31.
The Red Sea Diving Resort is a biological drama starring Chris Evans that will be released on July 31. It tells the true story of Mossad agents — Israel’s national intelligence agency — rescuing Jewish-Ethiopians from Sudan in 1981. It sounds like it might be a heavy story, but we can’t get enough of Chris Evans playing a superhero, and a real life one is even better.