We’re right in the peak of summer. The sun’s shining, the days are long, and the smell of flowers and barbecues is in the air. This makes it the perfect time to hide away in a dark room and watch Netflix for hours on end! Like any good streaming junkie, you’ll know that every month brings a new wave of content to Netflix, but the list we’ve been served in July really stands out. Here’s a closer look at what we’ve got to look forward to.
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Recent blockbusters such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are due to launch on Netflix this month, alongside beloved classics that are sure to get just as much attention, including one of Spielberg’s crowning achievements ET, along with James Cameron’s timeless romance Titanic. If you’re looking for something a little fresher and funner, then you may want to check out a trailer for The Incredible Jessica James. This romantic comedy was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival, and praised for the way it makes waves and breaks conventions in its genre. It stars a rising star of comedy Jessica Williams, and deals with a range of potently familiar themes that are a part of modern-day relationships and dating.
If you’re more into series, then Netflix certainly hasn’t forgotten about you! There are a few new shows on the way, such as Friends from College. This is a comedy about a group of friends who went to Harvard together, and are quickly finding out that adult life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! It stars Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders. A lot of moms will be happy to know that the 4th season of Being Mary Jane is due for release at the end of the month. Many more of us are thrilled to have Orange is the New Black back on our screens, which returned last month, though slipped past a lot of fans. You can find out more about the latest season by reading this feature on Orange Is The New Black season 5 spoiler alerts ahead. For those of us who love crime dramas, but are already all caught up on Orange, there’s an exciting series coming out on the 21st called Ozark, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. Bateman plays a family man who works in finance, and doubles as a money launderer for a Mexican cartel boss. When he runs afoul of the organization, he must do everything in his power to keep himself, and his family safe. If nothing’s hooked you in quite like Breaking Bad did so far, this could be a new favorite!
As per usual, we’re going to have to wave goodbye to a few real gems as we welcome in the new ones. Gene Wilder’s iconic comedy Blazing Saddles, along with the criminally underrated historical drama The Last Samurai starring Tom Cruise, and the first seven seasons of crime classic MacGyver, have all had to go. If you didn’t snap these up in June, there’s always the hope that they’ll cycle back around!