Another month means another assortment of new content added to the Netflix catalog. In July 2020, the streaming platform is bringing new original material, films, and some of those ESPN 30 for 30 docs that sports enthusiasts have been gushing over.
Some of the new content includes the second season of The Umbrella Academy, The Last Dance, and the rom-com How Do You Know. But we’re stopping there; you’re going to have to read on for more binge-worthy July material.
Anne Frank – Parallel Stories
Actress Helen Mirren takes a deep-dive into the life of Anne Frank in Anne Frank – Parallel Stories. By reading passages from Anne’s diary, and speaking with five women, Mirren learns what their lives were like being deported to concentration camps as young girls and surviving the Holocaust.
This documentary is sure to be insightful, heart-wrenching, and bring the viewers into the minds of the brave women. Did we mention that the set is a replica of Anne’s secret hideaway in Amsterdam?
A Thousand Words
If you’re looking for a good laugh, look no further than the Eddie Murphy film A Thousand Words. The movie follows the story of Jack McCall, a quick-talking literary agent who will say anything to close a deal.
But when a magical tree grows in his yard, Jack has to learn how to choose his words wisely. Why? Well, you’re just going to have to watch the movie when it comes to Netflix in July.
The Umbrella Academy – Season 2
The highly-anticipated second season of the comic-book-inspired original series The Umbrella Academy is coming to Netflix at the end of July. At the end of the first season, we watch as the super-powered step-siblings jump into a time-traveling hole.
Oh, and they do that because their step-sister, Vanya, unleashed the wrath of her power and caused the apocalypse. Personally, we can’t wait to see what the second season brings the Hargreeve siblings.
If you’re in the mood to watch a good old-fashioned bank heist, look no further than The Town. Starring Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, the film follows a gang of bank robbers. Now, Doug has his strategy down perfectly, never having been caught, but everything changes when one of his accomplices takes a hostage.
After finding out that the hostage lives in the same neighborhood as the gang, Doug takes it upon himself to find out what she knows. How do you think that story is going to end? Find out in July!
How Do You Know
Need a good rom-com to add to your list of need-to-watch movies? Look no further than How Do You Know. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Owen Wilson, the movie follows the story of ex-softball player Lisa Jorgenson as she finds herself in a love triangle between a professional baseball player and a businessman.
Not knowing who she should choose, Lisa finds herself contemplating the meaning of love. See, we told you this is a great addition to your movie watch list.
Based on the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013, Patriots Day follows the story of police Sgt. Tommy Saunders as he works with FBI agents and the commissioner to bring the bomber to justice.
With a high score of 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and an all-star cast of Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Alex Wolff, and Michelle Monaghan, this film is one you’re not going to want to pass on.
The Last Dance
The Last Dance is a docu-series that follows the 1997-1998 season of the Chicago Bulls basketball team with a focus on the legend Michael Jordan. Starting from when he was a high-school star, the series documents his rise to an international sensation.
The ten-part series particularly focuses on Jordan’s final season with the team. Even if you’re not a Bulls fan, this is one series that you’re going to want to dive head-first into.
David Hasselhoff and Ken Jeong star in the action-comedy film, Killing Hasselhoff. Down on his luck, Chris enters a celebrity death pool in the hopes of winning the grand prize of half a million dollars.
See, he has to pay off some loan sharks. His target: David Hasselhoff. Do you think Chris has what it takes to win the grand prize? To find out, watch Killing Hasselhoff when it comes to Netflix in July.
The Old Guard
Do you like mercenaries, immortals, and centuries-old secrets that are finally being brought to light? Then you’re going to love the Netflix original movie The Old Guard. The movie follows a group of immortal mercenaries with extraordinary healing powers.
The only issue is that someone is onto their secret. And unless they want to be captured, the group has to take matters into their own hands to protect their freedom.
Wizards: Tales Of Arcadia – Season One
Set in the suburban town of Arcadia Oaks, Wizards: Tales of Arcadia, is the third installment in a trilogy created by Guillermo del Toro. In this installment, all of the supernatural creatures come together in an epic battle.
The aliens, trolls, and wizards of Arcadia fight for control of their magical home. Who do you think is going to win in the end? There’s only one way to find out by watching the first season when it comes to Netflix in July.
The Seven Deadly Sins – Season Four
Season four of The Seven Deadly Sins brings viewers back to the fictional kingdom of Britannia. There, the knights, known as the Seven Deadly Sins, of the land have betrayed the kingdom.
The season is set to release on Netflix in July. So, if you’re a fan of the manga, you might want to think about re-watching the first three seasons before jumping into this one. It’s sure to be a wild ride!
Cursed – Season One
Based on the illustrative novel of the same name comes Cursed. The first season is set to premiere on Netflix in July, and it’s sure to bring out the inner-fantasy fanatic in anybody who chooses to watch it.
The series follows Nimue, a young girl with a mystical gift who is destined to become the powerful Lady of the Lake. Pretty much, if you enjoy the mythology of King Arthur and Merlin, you’ll enjoy Cursed.
Red Riding Hood
Starring Amanda Seyfried, Red Riding Hood is a new twist on the classic fairytale. Valerie is in love with Peter, but her parents want her to marry a wealthy man named Henry. So, obviously, she and Peter decide to run away together.
Then, tragedy strikes and her sister is killed by a werewolf. When a famous monster hunter comes to rid the town of the beast, Valerie thinks the worst: the werewolf might be someone she loves.
Sent to a mental institution, a young woman named Babydoll transports herself to a fantasy world inside her head. There, she and the other patients fight for their lives, trying their hardest to gain freedom. But what cost are they willing to pay?
Sucker Punch is an action-fantasy sure to leave you wanting more butt-kicking girls taking down serpents and samurai. For now, you’re going to have to stick with this film when it comes out in July.
The Kissing Booth 2
After getting together by the end of The Kissing Booth, Elle and Noah have a romantic summer together. But life goes on. And The Kissing Booth 2 has Noah going off to college while Elle goes back to high school to face her senior year without her boyfriend.
If you’re a fan of Joey King and the first installment of this film series, then you’re not going to want to pass up on the chance to watch the sequel when it comes to Netflix in July.
Partially inspired by the life of Cornelia Rau, the Australian series Stateless is an interesting yet heart-wrenching drama depicting life inside an immigration detention center. This particular show follows the story of a cult escapee, a bureaucrat, and an office worker who find their lives intertwined in the center.
With a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t interested to see what the critics praised so highly. The good news is Stateless is coming to Netflix in July, so we won’t have to wait that much longer.
One too many adult beverages later, and Wes sends a cringe-worthy email to her very new boyfriend. So, of course, the only reasonable plan of attack is to grab her friends and fly to Mexico. Her idea: get to the email and delete it before her boyfriend has a chance to read it.
Desperados is the comedy movie that you’ve been waiting for, with a ragtag girl group of reluctant friends getting pulled along for the ride.
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado
In 2010, larger-than-life astrologist Walter Mercado disappeared from the public eye. It wasn’t until a few years later that Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch, two documentarians, decided to find the man and get his side of the story.
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado tells the remarkable tale of Mercado, coming from the source himself through a series of interviews and archival footage. Trust us when we say this retelling is just as big and extravagant as Mercado.
Unsolved Mysteries – Season 15
Unsolved Mysteries is exactly what it sounds like, an exploration of some of the world’s unsolved mysteries. From lost love, crimes, and even supernatural occurrences, the mystery series uses re-enactments and interviews to try and make sense of unsolved instances.
If you’re a true crime and mystery enthusiast, then this is one series you’re definitely going to want to watch. And considering this is the 15th season, you have plenty to binge-watch before July!
Winchester is a horror movie like you’ve never seen. Sitting on top of a hill outside of San Francisco is one of the world’s most haunted mansions, built by firearms heiress Sarah Winchester.
On the outside, the mansion looks like a seven-story monstrosity, but on the inside, it is something else altogether. For Sarah, the mansion is more of an asylum for those haunted souls that died, killed with one of her father’s many weapons.
Abby Hatcher – Season One
If you have little ones, they’ll be excited to know a new animated show is coming to Netflix in July, Abby Hatcher. The fun-time show follows the story of Abby as she helps her friends, the Fuzzlies, learn from their mistakes by helping them deal with their complex emotions.
It’s a great series that will teach children to be open to helping others, especially their friends. We recommend getting them into this first season when it is released to Netflix in July.
A Bridge Too Far
In July, the 1977 war movie A Bridge Too Far is coming to the Netflix streaming platform. The film is set in 1944, with the Allied troops confident they are going to defeat their enemy. So, European and American paratroopers make a plan to infiltrate Germany by taking a road from the Netherlands.
Soon, they realize they might be in a little over their heads. Do you think they’re going to make it into enemy territory? Or did they take a bridge too far?
A Walk To Remember
Get ready to cry, the Nicholas Sparks-inspired film a Walk to Remember is coming to Netflix in July. The film follows the love story of two North Carolina teens, one the bad boy Landon and the other the minister’s daughter, Jamie. Of course, no one wants them to be together.
But they fall for one another. Little does Landon know, but the love of his life has a secret that is about to break his heart. Trust us when we say you’re going to want a box of tissues if you plan on watching this movie.
Get ready to laugh out loud with the ’80s comedy Airplane! If you’re not familiar with this movie, allow us to enlighten you. It is a spoof on all of the disaster films that were released throughout the ’70s. Think Scary Movie but way funnier.
Pretty much, everyone on the plane gets food poisoning, and a rogue pilot has to land the plane with the help of his ex-girlfriend, who just so happens to be the stewardess. You’re not going to want to pass on a chance to watch it!
Calling all boxing and Muhammad Ali fans, the 2001 sports drama Ali, starring Will Smith, is coming to Netflix in July. The film explores the life of the boxing legend as he forever changes the American landscape surrounding the sport.
It faces all of the fights Ali had to deal with throughout his life, including the war, law, and the status quo. Get ready to watch the story of, arguably, the best fighter in the world.
Based on the 1952 children’s novel by E.B. White comes the extraordinary tale of friendship and love. Charlotte’s Web follows the story of Wilbur, a pig whose days are numbered as he is destined for the butcher’s block. But don’t worry, he has a guardian spider, Charlotte, who is watching over him.
Over time, Charlotte weaves an elaborate plan to save her friend. If you’re looking for a good family night film, this is an excellent option in July!
The Ryan Reynolds-led movie Definitely, Maybe is hitting Netflix in July. This is one of those rom-coms that you’re not going to want to miss. Amid his divorce, Will Hayes’ daughter, Maya, asks about his life before marrying her mother.
Flashback to 1992 and Will tells the story of his romance with three women, changing their names, so his daughter doesn’t know which is her mom. In the end, she must guess who became his wife. It’s a sweet and funny movie that you’re not going to want to pass up.
Get ready for a thriller film like no other with Double Jeopardy. Starring Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones, the movie follows Libby Parsons, a woman framed for her husband’s murder, who is recently released from prison.
Her new goal in life: find out who framed her and ruined her once-happy life. The only thing standing in her way is her pesky parole officer who won’t leave her alone. Watch and see if the two can come to terms and work together to solve the mystery.
Fiddler On The Roof
The 1971 family musical Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Netflix in July. The Oscar-winning adaptation of the popular Broadway musical explores the life of a Jewish community, mainly following the life of Tevye as he tries to find suitable matches for his daughters.
But his daughters are strong-willed, wanting to marry for love, which distances them from their father’s faith. This is a film everyone should watch at least once in their life, and now’s your chance!
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
This July, get ready for a rom-com starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James. I Now Pronounce you Chuck & Larry follows the story of two firefighters who decide to use the system to their advantage so that Larry can name his children as beneficiaries on his life insurance policy.
Obviously, that means they get married. This funny movie is full of pride, acceptance, and tolerance — meaningful lessons the entire family can enjoy!
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
If you’re a fan of the novels, then you’re going to be happy to learn Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is coming to Netflix in July. The film follows the story of the Baudelaire siblings, three orphans who are sent to live with their deranged distant relative, Count Olaf.
Soon, the children realize the Count is only after their inheritance, and a series of unfortunate events begin to unravel around them.
Million Dollar Baby
The sports drama Million Dollar Baby is a must-see film when it comes to Netflix in July. Following the story of boxing trainer Frankie Dunn, the film illustrates how new-found friendship, hard work, and dedication can bring people together.
If you’ve seen this movie, then you know how it ends. If you haven’t, let’s just say you’re in for a huge shock that is bound to leave your jaw sitting on the floor. Enjoy!
If you’re in the mood for a supernatural thriller film, then you’ll be happy to know Paranormal Activity is about to be released on Netflix streaming platform. The movie plot is different, as it follows the story of a couple who movies into a new house, only to find that weird supernatural forces are at work.
Their solution is then to set up cameras to see exactly what is happening around them. And let us tell you, the results are frightening and look too real to be fictional!
Sleepless in Seattle
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan’s rom-com Sleepless in Seattle is coming to Netflix! This classic film follows the story of Sam, a recently widowed father who moves him and his son, Jonah, to a sleepy Seattle town. But when Jonah calls a talk-show trying to find him dad a new wife, everything changes.
Cue Annie Reed, a reporter who falls for Sam even though she’s never met him but asks if he’ll meet her at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day. Do you think he’ll make an appearance?
Who doesn’t love a good space parody film? Especially if that film is Spaceballs and stars Rick Moranis, Mel Brooks, and Bill Pullman. In a distant galaxy, the air is very low, leaving the citizens dependent on something called “Perri-Air.”
Of course, the reasonable way to get more of the air is to kidnap Princess Vespa of the oxygen-rich planet Druidia. The goal: to ransom the princess for more air. What could possibly go wrong?
Get ready for an action thriller film like no other in the John Travolta and Hugh Jackman-led film Swordfish. The movie dives into a world within our world, cyberspace. But that’s only part of the setting.
Pretty much, a computer hacker is released from prison, and the CIA hires one of the best spies in the world to attempt to get him to steal six billion dollars in unused government funds. Talk about a setup.
The Devil’s Advocate
If you’re a fan of Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino, then you’ll be happy to learn that The Devil’s Advocate is being released to the Netflix streaming platform in July. The film tells the story of Kevin Lomax, an aspiring lawyer who takes a job at a high-powered law firm in New York.
Little does he know, but his mentor and the head of the firm, John Milton, has a few evil things up his sleeve. And they have nothing to do with winning legal battles.
The 1990 fantasy film The Witches, based on the classic Roald Dahl tale, is coming to Netflix in July. Luke is a young boy staying at en English hotel with his grandmother. Then, one day, he overlooks a bunch of witches plotting to turn all of the children into mice.
Of course, they see Luke overhearing their plot, using him to test out their potion. Now, mouse Luke has to work with his grandmother and hotel manager to bring the witches down!
A Kid from Coney Island
A Kid from Coney Island is the 2019 documentary that looks into the life of former NBA star Stephon Marbury. Ironically, after watching the film, Marbury said he walked away with a better understanding of who he was.
The documentary follows the rise, fall, and rebirth of Marbury, who played in the NBA from 1996 until 2009. But his life wasn’t always glamorous, growing up in the projects of Coney Island. If you’re interested in sports documentaries, you’re not going to want to miss watching this film.
Down To Earth With Zac Efron – Season One
The first season of the travel show Down to Earth with Zac Efron is coming to the Netflix streaming platform in July. In the show, actor Zac Efron travels around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien.
Their goal is to look into healthy and sustainable ways of living. During an interview with ET, Efron said, “Food, water, and energy are all the main staples for modern life. We’re going to meet some top eco-innovators to see how change is an inside job.”