What’s New to Stream on Netflix for July 2019

Some people spend their days arguing over the merits of Netflix, but the rest of us are too busy enjoying new movies, engaging series, and fun specials. It’s just one more way to re-watch the movies we already love and find new ones to cherish, and this month sees some of both hitting the service.

The complete list of movies and shows hitting Netflix this month — July 2019 — is below, but first I’m going to highlight a few that stand apart from the bunch.

Netflix Pick of the Month

Fred Cavaye’s 2010 action/thriller Point Blank is a fast-paced and exciting watch, and it’s well worth seeking out. Whether you’ve seen it or not, though, an American remake is heading our way this month with some intriguing talent attached. Point Blank [Netflix Original] arrives on July 12th with Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo in the leads, and while that Captain America match up is already worth the price of admission the film’s director makes it even more of a must-see. Joe Lynch’s previous two films — Mayhem (2017) and Everly (2014) — are fun blasts of action and wit. His latest may be a remake, but I expect the energy with be all Lynch.

A Martin Scorsese Marathon

I usually like to highlight the oldest film coming to Netflix each month as they’re typically a rarity among the newer arrivals, but July has four films that are far older than the rest. Not coincidentally, they’re also from the same director, Martin Scorsese. You’ve probably heard of him. Two of the four are well known while the remaining pair are far lesser seen entries in his filmography, but all four are worth a watch or re-watch. Who’s That Knocking at My Door? (1967) stars Harvey Keitel as a young man in love who discovers his sweetheart was assaulted years prior. Mean Streets (1973) sees Scorsese move into the crime world with Keitel and Robert De Niro in the lead roles as young thugs of different mentalities. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) is one of the filmmaker’s rare female-led features and stars Ellen Burstyn as a single mother trying to make things right. You’re probably already familiar with Taxi Driver (1976).

Foreign Films

Two smaller films from international imaginations are arriving this month to remind viewers that Hollywood doesn’t own “movies.” First up is Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) which unfolds on July 6th with its moody tale of a young teen whose crush disappears under mysterious circumstances. It’s a darkly beautiful look at innocence and the necessary willingness to dream. Cities of Last Things [Netflix Original] reveals itself on July 11th, and while I haven’t seen it yet I’m intrigued by the synopsis which says it tells the story across three eras, three seasons, three nights, in the same city, in reverse chronology. Color me intrigued.

A Little Show Called Stranger Things

People often complain about the abundance of branded content on Netflix, but while it’s not all great (or even good) its availability is a smart play by the streaming service. As studios take back their content for their own services, there was a risk that Netflix would be left with fewer and fewer options. That’s no longer the case as they create original series and films that find audiences and keep them coming back for more. Case in point? The huge pop culture phenomenon that is Stranger Things. Season three premieres on July 4th and sees the 80s-set gang return, this time for a summer adventure, and while the requisite action and genre elements remain the characters are given more time and room to stretch and delight regular viewers.

The Complete List

July 1st
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
Astro Boy (2009)
Caddyshack (1980)
Caddyshack 2 (1988)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke (1978)
Cloverfield (2008)
Designated Survivor: 60 Days [Netflix Original]
Disney’s Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Frozen River (2008)
Inkheart (2008)
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room [Netflix Original]
Kill the Irishman (2011)
Lady in the Water (2006)
Little Monsters (1989)
Mean Dreams (2016)
Mean Streets (1973)
Megamind (2010)
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
Philadelphia (1993)
Rain Man (1988)
Road House (1989)
Room on the Broom (2012)
Scream 3 (2000)
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Swiped (2018)
Swordfish (2001)
Taxi Driver (1976)
The Accountant of Auschwitz (2018)
The American (2010)
The Book of Eli (2010)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
The Hangover (2009)
The Pink Panther (2006)
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
The War Against Women (2013)
Who’s That Knocking at My Door? (1967)

July 2nd
Bangkok Love Stories: Objects of Affection [Netflix Original]
Bangkok Love Stories: Plead [Netflix Original]
Good Witch – Season Four

July 3rd
The Last Czars [Netflix Original]
Yummy Mummies – Season 2 [Netflix Original]

July 4th
Kakegurui – Season 2
Stranger Things 3 [Netflix Original]

July 5th
In the Dark – Season 1

July 6th
Free Rein – Season 3 [Netflix Original]
The Iron Lady (2011)
Sicilian Ghost Story (2017)

July 9th
Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Kinky (2018)

July 10th
Family Reunion [Netflix Original]
Grand Designs – Season 10
Grand Designs – Season 15
Parchis: El documental [Netflix Original]

July 11th
Cities of Last Things [Netflix Original]

July 12th
3Below: Tales of Arcadia – Part 2 [Netflix Original]
4 latas [Netflix Original]
Blown Away [Netflix Original]
Bonus Family – Season 3 [Netflix Original]
Extreme Engagement [Netflix Original]
Kidnapping Stella [Netflix Original]
Luis Miguel: The Series – Season 1
Point Blank [Netflix Original]
Smart People (2008)
Taco Chronicles [Netflix Original]
True Tunes: Songs [Netflix Original]

July 13th
Sorry Angel (2018)

July 16th
The Break-Up (2006)
Disney’s The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein [Netflix Original]
Wynonna Earp – Season 3

July 17th
Pinky Malinky – Part 3 [Netflix Original]

July 18th
Secret Obsession [Netflix Original]

July 19th
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – New 2019 Freshly Brewed [Netflix Original]
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants – Season 3 [Netflix Original]
La casa de papel – Part 3 [Netflix Original]
Last Chance U: Indy – Part 2 [Netflix Original]
QUeer Eye – Season 4 [Netflix Original]
Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac [Netflix Original]
Typewriter [Netflix Original]

July 22nd
Inglourious Basterds (2009)

July 24th
The Great Hack [Netflix Original]

July 25th
Another Life [Netflix Original]
Workin’ Moms – Season 2 [Netflix Original]

July 26th
Boi [Netflix Original]
The Exception (2016)
Girls with Balls [Netflix Original]
My First Love – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
Orange Is the New Black – Season 7 [Netflix Original]
The Son [Netflix Original]
Sugar Rush – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
The Worst Witch – Season 3 [Netflix Original]

July 29th
The Croods (2013)

July 30th
Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? [Netflix Original]

July 31st
Kengan Ashura – Part 1 [Netflix Original]
The Letdown – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
The Red Sea Diving Resort [Netflix Original]
Wentworth – Season 7

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