35 best new Netflix movies and shows coming in July 2020

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Cursed and the 35 best new Netflix movies and shows coming in July 2020

If there’s one thing we can count on Netflix to provide each summer, it’s three months full of brand new Netflix movies and TV shows perfect for beating the heat.

The Netflix new releases arriving this July surpass those of last month, and June brought back fan favorites like The Politician and 13 Reasons Why. On top of new and returning original series, Netflix kicks off summer with the launches of a handful of new movies, documentaries and unscripted soon-to-be hits.

While Netflix closes out July with the eagerly anticipated second season of The Umbrella Academy, the rest of the month welcomes new original series The Baby-Sitters Club, Cursed and Cate Blanchett’s limited series Stateless. TV favorites such as Shameless, Kingdom and In the Dark debut their latest seasons throughout the month, along with new original movies Desperados, The Kissing Booth 2 and The Old Guard. Also, keep your watch lists open for throwbacks like A Walk to Remember, The Witches and Airplane!

Find your next lineup of movies to marathon this summer with our comprehensive list of the 35 best movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in July 2020, and comment below with your favorite picks!

New Netflix movies and shows – 35. Spaceballs

Release Year: 1987

Directed By: Mel Brooks

Starring: Bill Pullman, John Candy, Daphne Zuniga, Mel Brooks, Rick Moranis, Dick Van Patten, George Wyner, Michael Winslow, Joan Rivers, Lorene Yarnell, Ronny Grahama, Jim J. Bullock, Leslie Bevis, Jim Jackman, Sandy Helberg, Brenda Strong, Rudy De Luca, Dom DeLuise

Release Date: Wednesday, July 1

A comedic parody of the original Star Wars trilogy, Spaceballs also borrows elements from other films to flesh out its satire. The film takes place on a planet in a distant galaxy (not far, far away) called Spaceballs, where its citizens rely on a backup for its air supply. In order to attain more air, President Skroob (Mel Brooks) enlists Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) in kidnapping Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) as a hostage in exchange for air from her planet of Druidia. However, space pilot Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-dog sidekick Barf (John Candy) arrive to save the day.

Spaceballs comes from director Mel Brooks and holds a 56% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, denoting mixed reception. Despite its middling reception and poor showing at the box office, barely making back its $22.7 million budget, Spaceballs has attained a cult following over the years. Its impact has more than superseded the initial mark it left on pop culture. Over 30 years after hitting theaters in the late ’80s, the film still reaches a new audience and grabs new fans, which it will surely do when it hits Netflix for streaming at the top of July.

New Netflix movies and shows – 34. Pride & Prejudice

Release Year: 2005

Directed By: Joe Wright

Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfayden, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Crey Mulligan, Jena Malone, Talulah Riley, Judi Dench, Simon Woods, Tamzin Merchant, Caludie Blakley, Kelly Reilly, Rupert Friend

Release Date: Thursday, July 16

Based on the famed 1813 novel of the same name by Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice finds star Keira Knightley at her best. Knightley plays Elizabeth Bennet, who lives with her parents and sisters on the English countryside as the oldest child in the family. Elizabeth begins to feel the pressure from her parents to marry mounting to new heights, leading to her meeting the handsome, upper-class Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfayden). In spite of their apparent connection, Mr. Darcy’s timid demeanor threatens to fizzle out their indisputable spark.

Pride & Prejudice comes from director Joe Wright, who also directed such films as Atonement, The Soloist, Hanna, Anna Karenina and Darkest Hour. The film holds an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and became a box office hit with a worldwide gross of over $121 million against a $28 million budget. Knightley earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, one of the film’s four Oscar nominations. If you’re in the mood for a classic romance story, make sure to add Pride & Prejudice to your watch list when it returns to Netflix on July 16.

New Netflix movies and shows – 33. Stardust

Release Year: 2007

Directed By: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Strong, Robert De Niro, Jason Femyng, Rupert Everett, Ricky Gervais, Sienna Miller, Peter O’Toole, Ian McKellen, Kate Magowan, Joanna Scanlan, Sarah Alexander, Mark Heap, Henry Cavill

Release Date: Wednesday, July 1

Based on the 1999 novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman, Stardust stars erstwhile Daredevil headliner Charlie Cox as Tristan, who seeks to win the heart of his beloved Victoria (Sienna Miller). In order to do so, Tristan journeys into a realm full of fairies with the hopes of retrieving a fallen star. But he doesn’t happen to find the fallen star, rather finding Yvaine (Claire Danes). Soon, he’s caught up in the danger she’s in with the king’s sons looking to steal her powers and an evil witch (Michelle Pfeiffer) wanting to take advantage of her youth and beauty.

Stardust comes from director Matthew Vaughn, who also directed such movies as Layer Cake, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and all three Kingsman movies. The film holds an impressive rating of 76% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it couldn’t translate its positive reviews into blockbuster levels at the box office. Stardust made a respectable $137 million worldwide against a budget of between $70 and $90 million, though it wasn’t enough to greenlight a sequel. Whether you’ve watched it a million times or have yet to be enchanted by its magic, give it a watch on Netflix at the top of July.

New Netflix movies and shows – 32. The F**k-It List

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: Michael Duggan

Starring: Eli Brown, Madison Iseman, Natalie Zea, Peter Facinelli, Jerry O’Connell, Callan Mulvey, Camryn Manheim, Allison Dunbar, Marcus Scribner, Karan Brar, Aqueela Zoll, Andrew Bachelor, Stya Bhabha, Kristin Carey, Tristan Lake Leabu, Chris Silcox, Laura Bell Bundy

Release Date: Wednesday, July 1

These days, there’s no shortage of teen movies and shows on streaming services, and this summer, we’re getting a few more throughout the month of July. The F**k-It List stars Eli Brown as high school senior Brett Blackmore, who realizes he might be on a path he’s not entirely interested in pursuing. After Brett’s senior prank goes awry, he finds his seven Ivy League acceptances stripped and his future looking a little worse for the wear. He comes up with the idea of a “F**k-It List” to accomplish things he always wanted to, and its virality opens up new doors.

The F**k-It List comes from director Michael Duggan and writer Dan McDermott with Awesomeness Films backing the movie. The film stars a wide variety of recognizable young and veteran talent, which will bring a number of different audiences aboard to check it out. If you can relate to the idea of teen rebellion and throwing caution to the wind, The F**k-It List might be the movie for you. Add the teen comedy to your watch list (no your f**k-it list) beginning at the top of the month, and steal a little bit of that carefree spirit for your summer energy. (But don’t totally throw it all out the window like Brett… Still practice smart decision making. It’s 2020.)

New Netflix movies and shows – 31. Definitely, Maybe

Release Year: 2008

Directed By: Adam Brooks

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Kevin Kline, Adam Ferrara, Annie Parisse, Liane Balaban, Nestor Serrano, Marc Bonan, Alexie Gilmore, Kevin Corrigan

Release Date: Wednesday, July 1

Back in 2008, Hollywood’s biggest stars were still hitting the big screen in perfectly palatable romantic comedies, providing us with the ultimate cinematic comfort food. This July, Definitely, Maybe hits Netflix and serves up some of that comfort food. Ryan Reynolds stars as Will Hayes, a single father to Maya (Abigail Breslin). While going through a divorce, Will tells Maya the story of his romantic life before getting married and how he fell in love with the woman who would become her mother. Through three love stories, Maya gets to know her mother and father.

Definitely, Maybe comes from director Adam Brooks and earned an especially impressive 70% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, given its genre. Critics aren’t typically kind to romantic dramedies, but the Ryan Reynolds-led fan-favorite proved them wrong and rode its minor acclaim to a worldwide gross of $55.6 million against a $7 million budget. Even 12 years later, the movie remains a charming, feel-good guilty pleasure perfect for a rainy summer day. Don’t miss Definitely, Maybe when it returns to Netflix for streaming on the first of July. You’ll definitely want to watch it!