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What’s New to Stream on Netflix for July 2018

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix this month!
By  · Published on July 6th, 2018

Some people spend their days arguing over the merits of Netflix and how it’s “killing cinema” as we know it, but the rest of us know better. It’s just one more way to re-watch the movies we already love and find new ones to cherish. This month sees plenty of both hitting the service.

The complete list of movies and shows hitting Netflix this month — July 2018 — is below, but first I’m going to highlight a few that stand apart from the bunch.

Netflix Pick of the Month

I’m just going to state this right up front — Scream 4 (2011) is the best Scream sequel. It has the second smartest script of the franchise, features some killer gore effects, balances the terror and humor extremely well, and manages to include the only kill of the series that’s actually emotionally affecting. Of course I’m talking about Hayden Panettiere’s Kirby Reed. (Sorry Randy.) It hits Netflix on July 7th, so give it a watch and realize I’m right.

Streaming Brilliance

Gone Baby Gone

Two perfect movies hit the service this month, and while you’ve probably seen them both they’re worth watching again (and again). Jurassic Park (1993) is a pop masterpiece of human hubris and dangerous dinosaurs, and while the four sequels vary in quality and fun Steven Spielberg’s original remains a terrifically great time at the movies. Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby Gone (2007) arrives on July 12th and is a full-on masterpiece of a thriller delivering exciting sequences of action, suspense, and tension as well as an emotional gut punch of an ending.

Netflix Originals vs the Apocalypse

How It Ends

As is quickly becoming the norm over at Netflix this month’s new arrivals feature quite a Netflix Originals. Cargo  was a critical hit for them earlier, and now they’re bring two new post-apocalyptic thrillers home too. How It Ends (2018) is first onto the box starting July 13th, and it follows a young man forced to travel a danger-strewn landscape with his father-in-law (what a nightmare!) in an attempt to get back home to his pregnant wife. Extinction (2018) happens on July 27th and drops another worried father into an apocalyptic situation, but this time he discovers an untapped strength that might come in handy if he wants to protect his family.

Remember When We Liked Johnny Depp?

Finding Neverland

Sure he’s doing an accent in Chocolat (2000), but unlike most of Depp’s performances from the past decade it never crosses over into obnoxiousness. The film itself is beautiful, the romance is powerful, and you can never go wrong with Juliette Binoche. Finding Neverland (2004) sees him playing a rare “normal” role (ie no accents, costumes, prosthetics, etc) in a film that delivers one of the most tear-inducing ending since My Life (1993).

The Complete List

July 1
Blue Bloods: Season 8
Bo Burnham: what.
The Boondock Saints (1999)
Chocolat (2000)
Deceived (1991)
Finding Neverland (2004)
Get Smart (2008)
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Hawaii Five-O: Season 8
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Madam Secretary: Season 4
Menace II Society (1993)
NCIS: Season 15
Pandorum (2009)
Penelope (2006)
The Princess Diaries (2001)
Queens of Comedy: Season 2
Rica, Famosa, Latina: Seasons 1-4
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Spanglish (2004)
Stealth (2005)
Swordfish (2001)
Traitor (2008)
Troy (2004)
Van Helsing (2004)
The Voices (2014)
We Own the Night (2007)
We, the Marines (2017)
What We Started (2017)

July 2
Dance Academy: The Comeback (2017)
Good Witch: Season 4
King of Peking (2017)
The Sinner: Season 1

July 3
The Comedy Lineup (Netflix Original)

July 5
Blue Valentine (2010)

July 6
Anne with an E: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2018: Freshly Brewed (Netflix Original)
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)
Samantha! (Netflix Original)
Somebody Feed Phil: The Second Course (Netflix Original)
The Fosters: Season 5 New Episodes
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (Netflix Original Film)
The Skin of The Wolf (Netflix Original Film)
White Fang (Netflix Original Film)

July 7
Scream 4 (2011)

July 9
Lockup: Extended Stay: Collection 1

July 10
Drug Lords: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

July 12
Gone Baby Gone (2007)

July 13
How It Ends (Netflix Original Film)
Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now (Netflix Original)
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Sugar Rush (Netflix Original)
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (Netflix Original)

July 15
Bonusfamiljen: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Going for Gold (2018)
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale: Part 2 (Netflix Original)

July 20
Amazing Interiors (Netflix Original)
Dark Tourist (Netflix Original)
Deep Undercover: Collection 3
Duck Duck Goose (Netflix Original Film)
Father of the Year (Netflix Original Film)
Fix It and Finish It: Collection 3
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot (Netflix Original)
Last Chance U: EMCC & Life After (Netflix Original)
Last Chance U: INDY: Part 1 (Netflix Original)
Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

July 22
An Education (2009)
Disney’s Bolt (2008)

July 24
The Warning (Netflix Original Film)
Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial (Netflix Original)

July 27
The Bleeding Edge (Netflix Original)
Cupcake & Dino — General Services (Netflix Original)
Extinction (Netflix Original Film)
Orange Is the New Black: Season 6 (Netflix Original)
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood: Master of Rome (Netflix Original)
The Worst Witch: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Welcome to the Family (Netflix Original)

July 28
The Company Men (2010)
Shameless: Season 8

July 29
Her (2013)
Sofia the First: Season 4

July 30
A Very Secret Service: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

July 31
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 3 (Netflix Original)

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Rob Hunter has been writing for Film School Rejects since before you were born, which is weird seeing as he's so damn young. He's our Chief Film Critic and Associate Editor and lists 'Broadcast News' as his favorite film of all time. Feel free to say hi if you see him on Twitter @FakeRobHunter.