From documentaries about serial killers to movies about teen romance, there is truly something for everyone in this month’s Netflix release calendar. Comprising a plethora of must-watch titles, July’s schedule includes original films and documentaries such as The Kissing Booth and Unsolved Mysteries, as well as new series and new seasons, including Warrior Nun and Cable Girls respectively. As summer continues to set in across the region and days get longer and warmer, it is now the perfect time to gather up your friends and family, and settle in for a night of movies or shows à la Netflix.
If you are unsure of where to start, here are our top picks for July.
Warrior Nun – Season 1
After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo-Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns.
Launching July 2.
Cable Girls: Final Season – Part 2
When Lidia’s biggest rival uses a prison camp to enact revenge, Lidia and her friends become even more defiant in their fight against Franco’s regime.
Launching July 3.
Stateless – Season 1
At an Australian immigration detention center, four strangers — a troubled woman, an anguished refugee, a bureaucrat and a struggling dad — cross paths.
Launching July 8.
The Protector – Season 4
Vizier and the Immortals rule over modern Istanbul, Hakan travels to the past to stop a war, and Zeynep undergoes a powerful transformation.
Launching July 9.
Cursed – Season 1
Based on the New York Times bestselling book, Cursed is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a humble mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther. Cursed is a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.
Launching July 17.
After involuntarily sending a cringeworthy email, hopeless romantic Wes heads to Mexico with her best friends to erase the note before her new love reads it.
Launching July 3.
The Old Guard
Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Old Guard is a gritty, grounded, action-packed story that shows living forever is harder than it looks.
Launching July 10.
The Kissing Booth 2
In this sequel, high school senior Elle juggles a long-distance relationship, college apps and a new friendship that could change everything.
Launching July 24.
Under the Riccione Sun
While vacationing on the beaches of Riccione, a group of teens become friends and help each other manage romantic relationships and summer crushes.n, p.g.a., and Barry Levine, with Patrick Bergin and Sharlto Copley also co-starring.
Launching July 1.
A duplicitous young man finds success in the dark world of social media smear tactics — but his virtual vitriol soon has violent real-life consequences.
Launching July 29.
Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the 12 new episodes are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable — from the trauma of a loved one’s unexplained disappearance or horrific death, to the shock of a bizarre paranormal encounter. Alongside detectives and journalists, family members offer clues, present theories, and identify suspects, hoping one viewer holds the key to solving the mystery. From the creators of the original docuseries, Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, and 21 Laps Entertainment, the producers of Stranger Things.
Launching July 1
The Business of Drugs
To detail how drugs push people into risky — even deadly — behaviors, a former CIA analyst investigates the economics of six illicit substances.
Launching July 14.
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado
Astrologer Walter Mercado, with 120 million viewers at his peak, was sui generis: a peacock in macho culture, a naive biz whiz, a courier of hope.
Launching July 8.
Fear City: New York vs The Mafia
This docuseries chronicles how the feds took down the five mafia empires of New York City at the height of their powers during the 1980s.
Launching July 22.