Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm hustling to serve you new movies, new TV shows, and original programming tailored to your binging habits, the streaming service’s firehose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse. That’s why we’re breaking down each month’s additions (plus the roster from two months prior, and what’s about to bounce from the platform, just so you don’t miss a thing) with a spotlight on what to keep on your radar. Netflix’s own “new releases” category is an info dump. Consider us a picture-in-picture talking head, screaming recommendations at screen.
New Netflix movies and shows arriving in July
Available July 1
Blue Bloods: Season eight
Bo Burnham: what.
The Steve Carrell one, not the Mel Brooks/Don Adams one. Sorry.
Hawaii Five-O: Season eight
Interview with the Vampire
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The Brendan Fraser one, not the one where The Rock rides a giant bumblebee. Sorry.
Jurassic Park III
Madam Secretary: Season four
Menace II Society
The film that put Albert and Allen Hughes (The Book of Eli) on the map, Menace II Society is a stark look at violent, tense experience of a black individual living in Southern California in the ‘90s. Boyz n the Hood gets most of the praise for covering similar territory, but the Hughes brothers’ movie is even better.
NCIS: Season 15
Queens of Comedy: Season two
Rica, Famosa, Latina: Seasons one through four
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Written by James Gunn!
The Boondock Saints
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Of all the things Jurassic World brought back, we still don’t know what happened to Ian Malcolm’s velociraptor-kicking, gymnast daughter.
The Princess Diaries
We Own the Night
This underrated thriller from James Grey (The Lost City of Z) pairs Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg as two brothers on opposite sides of the law. An austere atmosphere and one of the best damn car chases ever makes this one to catch up with.
We the Marines
What We Started
Available July 2
Dance Academy: The Comeback
Good Witch: Season 4
King of Peking
The Sinner: Season one
Jessica Biel starred in this critically lauded USA Network thriller about a woman who straight up murders a guy on a crowded beach. The first three episodes and the finale were helmed by Antonio Campos, who produced Martha Marcy May Marlene and directed 2016’s Christine.
Available July 3
The Comedy Lineup (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: A diverse group of up-and-coming comedians perform 15-minute sets in this stand-up comedy showcase series.
Available July 5
Available July 6
Anne with an E: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2018: Freshly Brewed (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: In a new set of episodes for 2018, Jerry Seinfeld takes a ride with 12 comedy heavyweights, including Jerry Lewis, Ellen DeGeneres and Dave Chappelle.
First Team: Juventus: Part B (Netflix Original)
Free Rein: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Sacred Games (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: Set amid the chaos of Mumbai, this epic series explores the corrupt underworld lurking beneath India’s economic renaissance. Based on the novel.
Samantha! (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: A Brazilian child star in the ‘80s, Samantha clings to the fringes of celebrity with hilarious harebrained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight.
Somebody Feed Phil: The Second Course (Netflix Original)
The Fosters: Season five
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (Netflix Original Film)
The latest from Eastbound and Down creator Jody Hill follows Josh Brolin as a renowned hunter and Danny McBride as his trusted cameraman as they set out to teach Brolin’s son how to bag a young buck.
The Skin of The Wolf (Netflix Original Film)
Per Netflix: An animal trapper living in an abandoned mountain town in northern Spain seeks to resolve his loneliness by securing a wife.
White Fang (Netflix Original Film)
Per Netflix: A loyal wolfdog’s curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime in this animated update of a Jack London classic set in Canada’s Yukon Territory.
Available July 7
Available July 9
Lockup: Extended Stay: Collection one
Available July 10
Drug Lords: Season two (Netflix Original)
Available July 12
Gone Baby Gone
Available July 13
How It Ends (Netflix Original Film)
Per Netflix: As a mysterious apocalypse causes the spread of misinformation and violence, a man and his estranged father-in-law race across a chaotic and fractured country to save his pregnant wife.
Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now (Netflix Original)
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Sugar Rush (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: Time’s the most important ingredient as competitive teams race against the clock to bake up the best-tasting sweets.
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: Facing one misadventure after another, two rascally 4th-grade pals turn their ornery principal into Captain Underpants, a superhero to save the day.
Available July 15
Bonusfamiljen: Season two (Netflix Original)
Going for Gold
Available July 20
Amazing Interiors (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: They might look ordinary on the outside. But inside, these stunning homes have some jaw-dropping secrets to reveal.
Dark Tourist (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: From a nuclear lake to a haunted forest, journalist David Farrier visits unusual -- and often macabre -- tourism spots around the world.
Deep Undercover: Season three
Duck Duck Goose (Netflix Original Film)
Per Netflix: A carefree goose takes a pair of lost baby ducklings under his wing after he’s grounded with an injury. Together, they go on a wild adventure.
Father of the Year (Netflix Original Film)
Per Netflix: Two college grads return to their hometown, where a hypothetical question -- whose dad would win in a fight? -- leads to mass mayhem.
Fix It and Finish It: Season three
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: In the 1980s, a simple-minded fool named Hideaki meets comedy legend Sanma, changes his name to Jimmy and becomes a comic superstar.
Last Chance U: EMCC & Life After (Netflix Original)
Last Chance U: INDY: Part one (Netflix Original)
Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia: Season two (Netflix Original)
Available July 22
Available July 24
The Warning (Netflix Original Film)
Per Netflix: After the loss of his friend, a mathematical genius figures out a pattern of deaths at a gas station and sets out to warn the next young victim.
Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial (Netflix Original)
Available July 27
Cupcake & Dino - General Services (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: In this outrageous animated series, an ambitious cupcake and his friendly dinosaur brother try to rule the general services industry in the big city.
Extinction (Netflix Original Film)
Per Netflix: Plagued by dreams of an alien invasion, a family man faces his worst nightmare when an extraterrestrial force begins exterminating Earth’s inhabitants.
Orange Is the New Black: Season six (Netflix Original)
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood: Master of Rome (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: Julius Caesar rises to establish one of history’s greatest dynasties but quickly discovers that unchecked power comes with a price.
The Bleeding Edge (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: This groundbreaking documentary explores how America’s profit-driven multibillion-dollar medical device industry puts patients at risk daily.
The Worst Witch: Season two (Netflix Original)
Welcome to the Family (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: When a broke single mom’s estranged father dies, she and his girlfriend try to cover up his death after learning they’ve been written out of his will.
Available July 28
Shameless: Season 8
The Company Men
Available July 29
As we fall deeper into the digital space and inch closer to the singularity, Spike Jonze’s romance between a man (Joaquin Phoenix) and his Alexa-like A.I. companion becomes less sci-fi and more cut-from-the-cloth drama.
Sofia the First: Season 4
Available July 30
A Very Secret Service: Season two (Netflix Original)
Available July 31
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 3 (Netflix Original)
Per Netflix: A new female member joins Terrace House, driving the male members to distraction. And with Valentine’s Day approaching, confessions are in the air.
What’s leaving Netflix in July
Leaving on July 1
Along Came Polly
An Honest Liar
Bring It On
Bring It On Again
Bring It On: All or Nothing
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
Bring It On: In It to Win It
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 3
Lethal Weapon 4
Midnight in Paris
More Than a Game
Piglet’s Big Movie
Rugrats Go Wild
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
The Art of War
V for Vendetta
Leaving on July 2
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Leaving on July 3
Alpha & Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom
Real Husbands of Hollywood: Seasons one through five
Leaving on July 9
Ratchet and Clank
Leaving on July 11
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Leaving on July 14
Leaving on July 15
Lockup: State Prisons: Collection 1
Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary
Leaving on July 16
Leaving on July 29
Leaving on July 30
A Cinderella Story
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot
New Netflix movies and shows that arrived in June
Available June 1
Disney’s 101 Dalmatians
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
He Named Me Malala
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
If you want to understand the skeleton of every Star Wars, Marvel installment, and blockbuster made in the last 35 years, check out this PBS documentary adaptation of Joseph Campbell’s classic storytelling theory.
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Everyone went gaga for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but few people know this earlier, post-Arrested Development Michael Cera vehicle, which paired him with Kat Dennings (Thor) for music-infused, one-night-in-New-York romance. More of a minor chord when stacked up to the 8-bit glory of Scott Pilgrim, but worth a one-night-at-home viewing.
November 13: Attack on Paris (Netflix original)
Rumor Has It
Terms and Conditions May Apply
The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure
Available June 2
The King’s Speech
Available June 3
The Break with Michelle Wolf (Netflix original, new episodes every Sunday)
After courting controversy with her scorching White House Correspondents Dinner speech, comedian Michelle Wolf arrives to Netflix with a weekly talk show that takes “a break from the seriousness of late-night comedy.” It’s a mix of sketch comedy, stand-up, and anything else Wolf can throw at the wall to make you laugh (and should be a riot).
Available June 5
Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Available June 6
Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season two (streaming every Thursday)
The Night Shift: Season four
Available June 8
Alex Strangelove (Netflix original)
Ali’s Wedding (Netflix original)
Marcella: Season two (Netflix original)
Pushing Daisies actress Anna Friel stars as a detective recovering from family turmoil who still has to solve the toughest cases in London. You probably slept on season one. In the second season, Marcella enters hypnotherapy for recovery as her son becomes intertwined with the case of a child killer.
Sense8: The Series Finale (Netflix original)
The Hollow (Netflix original)
The Staircase (Netflix original)
Sundance Channel’s hit documentary series, which offered a deep examination of the murder accusation against author Michael Peterson for potentially killing his wife in 2001, and made us all rethink owls, comes to Netflix with a batch of new episodes for good measure.
Available June 9
Wynonna Earp: Season two
Available June 10
Portlandia: Season eight
Available June 14
Cutie and the Boxer
Marlon: Season one
Available June 15
La Hora Final
Lust Stories (Netflix original)
Maktub (Netflix original)
Set It Up (Netflix original)
Step Up 2: The Streets
Sunday’s Illness (Netflix original)
This Spanish melodrama is supposed to be riveting, but Netlfix’s supplied logline will make you keel over: “A 35-year absence. A 10-day reunion. One agonizing request. Some wounds need more than time to heal.”
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Ranch: Part 5 (Netflix original)
True: Magical Friends (Netflix original)
True: Wonderful Wishes (Netflix original)
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season six (Netflix original)
This mature action and adventure creators Joaquim dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender) and Lauren Montgomery (DC Animated’s Wonder Woman) is so sleek, exhilarating, and light on its feet, you can almost understand why fans spent a weekend railing against Cartoon Network’s plans for a bubbly, fun Thundercats reboot. Almost. Animation fans can enjoy both! But we recommend catching up on this anime-influenced series.
Available June 16
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 14
If you dug Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, or wondered if the movie’s pitch-black, small-town satire could be even sharper, playwright-turned-filmmaker Martin McDonagh’s story of hitmen drowning in grief in one of the quietest cities in the world, is a must watch.
Available June 17
Club de Cuervos presenta: La balada de Hugo Sánchez (Netflix original)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season five
Available June 18
Available June 19
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (Netflix original)
Available June 20
Brain on Fire (Netflix original)
Chloe Moretz Struck stars as a young reporter suffering from a mysterious, mental illness. As she searches for answers to her ailment, she battles psychosis, catatonia and memory loss. Netflix lists this movie as “emotional.”
Cooking on High (Netflix original)
The first-ever “competitive cannabis cooking show,” where chefs prepare marijuana-infused dishes for soon-to-be-stoned judges, could either be the next relevant step in evolution for Chopped or be a grueling disaster baked by low-grade pot jokes.
Derren Brown: Miracle (Netflix original)
Heavy Rescue: 401: Season two
Us and Them (Netflix original)
Available June 23
Available June 24
To Each, Her Own (Les Goûts et les couleurs ) (Netflix original)
Available June 25
Hotel Transylvania: Season one
Available June 26
Secret City (Netflix original)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Get ready to debate the merits of this movie again, Star Wars fandom.
W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro (Netflix original)
Available June 29
Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits (Netflix original)
GLOW: Season two (Netflix original)
Though saddled with leotards and neon lipstick, Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin give two of the best performances in any Netflix series as the lead, lady wrestlers in this ‘80s-set dramedy.
Harvey Street Kids (Netflix original)
Kiss Me First (Netflix original)
This six-episode UK import about a 17-year-old girl addicted to the virtual-reality gaming world “Azana” will either haunt and hit close to home or be yet another finger-wagging morality tale about the trouble with video games. Worth a shot.
La Pena Maxima
Nailed It!: Season two (Netflix original)
Paquita Salas: Season two (Netflix original)
Recovery Boys (Netflix original)
Maika Monroe (It Follows) and Gary Oldman star in this thriller about a girl helped captive by an advanced artificial intelligence. There’s something... in the walls... and it’s probably fiber-optic...
Available June 30
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican Theory (Netflix original)
New Netflix movies and shows that arrived in May
27: Gone Too Soon
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (Netflix original)
Anon (Netflix original)
Arrow: Season six
Bill Nye Saves The World: Season three (Netflix original)
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Break with Michelle Wolf ((Netflix original)
Bridge to Terabithia
Busted!: Season one (Netflix original)
Cargo (Netflix original)
The Carter Effect
Catching Feelings (Netflix original)
GirlDynasty: Season one
End Game (Netflix original)
Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (Netflix original)
Explained (Netflix original)
Fauda: Season two (Netflix original)
The Flash: Season four
Forgive Us Our Debts (Netflix original)
The Game 365: Seasons 15-16
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season four
God’s Own Country
Grand Designs: Seasons 13-14
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (Netflix original)
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Ibiza (Netflix original)
Inspector Gadget: Season four (Netflix original)
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (Netflix original)
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City (Netflix original)
The Kissing Booth (Netflix original)
Kong: King of the Apes: Season two (Netflix original)
A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
A Little Help with Carol Burnett (Netflix original)
Lo Más Sencillo es Complicarlo Todo
Manhunt (Netflix original)
Mob Psycho 100: Season one (Netflix original)
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern (Netflix original)
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey (Netflix original)
My Perfect Romance
No Estoy Loca
Only God Forgives
The Phantom of the Opera
Queens of Comedy: Season one
Riverdale: Season two
Sara’s Notebook (Netflix original)
Scandal: Season seven
Señora Acero: Season four
Shooter: Season two
Simon: Season one
Small Town Crime
Some Kind of Beautiful
Sometimes (Netflix original)
Spirit Riding Free: Season five (Netflix original)
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (Netflix original)
The Strange Name Movie
Supernatural: Season 13
Survivors Guide to Prison
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2 (Netflix original)
Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here (Netflix original)
The Toys That Made Us: Season two (Netflix original)
Trollhunters: Part 3 (Netflix original)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season four (Netflix original)
The Who Was? Show: Season one (Netflix original)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Season two