Every month, Netflix adds a host of new TV shows and films to its library to satiate the undying appetite of couch potato junkies and movie addicts like us. The month of July, though not as ambitious in its offerings as compared to the previous two months, has enough Netflix originals and specials to interest the casual viewer. Let’s take a look at the best movies and TV shows that will be available for streaming at Netflix in July:
iZombie: Season 3 (July 5)
The third season of iZombie is out on Netflix and most of us have already binge-watched it. Renewed for a fourth season, iZombie narrates the quirky adventures of a medical student-turned zombie who eats brains at the morgue and also solves crimes through her newfound ability, thus attempting to retain a semblance of humanity. The show combines the wit of Veronica Mars, dark and delightful humor, sufficient gore, and plenty of zombie action to churn up a delightful concoction of enjoyable TV viewing.
Friends from College: Season 1 (July 14)
A fresh take on the comedy genre, Friends from College focuses on the life of a group of four friends from Harvard as they move into their 40s. Instead of witnessing fresh romance among youngsters, we will get to see complicated relationships, past romances, and old bonds of friendship and how people get about their lives while experiencing nostalgia.
Last Chance U: Season 2 (July 21)
A Netflix original, Last Chance U is a six-part documentary series follows the lives of a group of young sportspersons who are on the verge of becoming NFL stars. The first season looked at the 2015 season of the East Mississippi football team and its aim to win its third straight National Junior College Athletic Association championship. With raw language, brutal football action and compelling storytelling, Last Chance U is entertaining as well as thought-provoking.
Ozark: Season 1 (July 21)
Starring and directed (half the season) by Jason Bateman, Ozarks is a gritty new drama series from Netflix where a financial adviser (Bateman) relocates his family from a Chicago suburb to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Why does he do this? He needs to keep his family safe while he must launder $500 million in 5 years to appease a drug boss.
*You can look at the complete list of TV shows that will be available in July at the end of this article.
Let’s come to the movies now.
Caramel (July 1)
A critically-acclaimed Lebanese romantic comedy from director Nadine Labiki, Caramel weaves the story of five women Layale, Nisrine, Rima, Jamale and Ros who cope with the daily struggles and complications in their intersecting lives. Set in Beirut, the movie is a stark difference from the war-ravaged capital shown in most of the Western world by telling the story of people who deal with universal issues in their lives.
Delicatessen (July 1)
Made in 1991 by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, The City of Lost Children), Delicatessen is a post-apocalyptic black comedy strewn with surreal phantasmagoric imagery that cannot be quite classified as either a horror, thriller or fantasy movie. Nay, it is a combination of all these in the best possible way to turn up an original and inventive film to have ever graced the silver screen. It has a unique and strange story- in an apocalyptic world, the world has been ravaged and food is scarce. Food is an invaluable currency now and for those who cannot afford it, they have to resort to cannibalism. The story that follows combines comedy, love and witty humor.
ET the Extra-Terrestrial (July 1)
A classic movie for all ages, ET is a poignant and funny tale of a homesick alien and three kids who protect it till it can reach home safely. An irresistible masterpiece from Steven Spielberg that still holds up well to any contemporary fantasy movie made till date.
Free Willy (July 1)
A surprise hit in the 1990s, Free Willy is all round decent, family fun for people who don’t mind a bit of a schmaltz and schmooze in their movies. A cute story of a boy who befriends a killer whale.
Titanic (July 1)
A magnificent triumph of visual effects, old-fashioned storytelling, compassion and romance, Titanic is an epic achievement in cinema-making that is only heightened by its breathtaking production design.
The Void (July 6)
Good horror movies are hard to come by. Out of every 10 movies released during a year, only two are worth watching. Of those two, The Void is definitely recommended viewing. It offers nostalgic horror thrills of the 1980s while plunging you into a nightmarish abyss of insanity and terror.
Lion (July 9)
An emotionally-stirring story of a young man who is determined to find his lost family, armed with only Google Earth and his unwavering determination. A soulful tale of resilience, courage and hope that also offers some spectacular panoramic shots of the visual grandeur of India.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (July 18)
No description necessary. Just watch it. Read our review of the same
*If you want to broaden your viewing spectrum, here is a comprehensive list of everything that will be releasing on Netflix during July:
Date of availability- July 1, 2017
- Capo “El amo del tunel”: Season 1
- Deep Water: Season 1
- El Barco: Season 1
- Hostages (Israel): Season 2
- Offspring: Season 6
- The Originals: Season 4
- Spice Up: Season 1
- Yours Fatefully: Season 1
- The Ultimatum: Season 1
- Unriddle II
- Witnesses: Season 2
- World at Your Feet: Season 1
- Yes We Can!: Season 1
El Chema: Season 1
The Standups: Season 1
iZombie: Season 3
- Castlevania: Season 1
- Dawn of the Croods: Season 4
- Degrassi: Next Class: Season 4
- Luna Petunia: Season 2
Friends From College: Season 1
- Rake: Season 4
- West Coast Customs: Season 4
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 3
Pretty Little Liars
- Last Chance U: Season 2
- Ozark: Season 1
- The Worst Witch: Season 1
- Daughters of Destiny: Season 1
- The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 5
Date of availability- July 1
- Albion: The Enchanted Stallion
- Are We There Yet?
- Are We Done Yet?
- The Astronaut Farmer
- Best in Show
- Boat Trip
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
- Code Name: The Cleaner
- Disney’s The Mighty Ducks
- T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- Free Willy
- Here Alone
- The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo)
- Jackass: Number Two
- The Land Before Time
- The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
- The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving
- Last Night
- Liar’s Dice
- The Longest Yard
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
- Matchstick Men
- Mixed Signals
- Out of Thin Air
- Police Academy
- Proof of Life
- Punch-Drunk Love
- Spawn: The Movie
- Taking Lives
- The Truth Is in the Stars
- Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang
- Diamond Cartel
- Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story
- Speech & Debate
- The Void
1 Mile to You (Life At These Speeds)
- Bad Santa 2
- Horse Dancer
Gabriel Iglesias Presents the Gentleman Jerry Rocha
- Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile
- Chasing Coral
- To the Bone
- A Cowgirl’s Story
- Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness
- Uncertain Glory
- Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say
- Ari Shaffir: Double Negative: Collection
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special
- Munroe Island
The Incredible Jessica James
- After the Reality
- Dark Night
- Taking Earth