6 best Netflix shows to watch (and 3 to skip) in July 2022

Virgin River. (L to R) Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe in episode 404 of Virgin River. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022
Virgin River. (L to R) Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe in episode 404 of Virgin River. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022 /

We’re getting into the best stretch of the summer, and the Netflix shows coming in July 2022 definitely prove that.

Following the return of The Umbrella Academy, it’s time to head back to Hawkins and finish Stranger Things season 4. We’ll also be taking a trip to Virgin River, living the single life of Neil Patrick Harris, and catching up with Lana Condor as a ghost in July.

But are all of the top Netflix shows coming in July 2022 worth adding to your watch list? With so many great titles coming within the month, you might have to skip a few for later, and we’re going to get into just which shows should make the cut and which ones should ride the bench.

Best Netflix shows July 2022

Let’s run down the best Netflix shows in July 2022 and some of the other shows you might want to put on your “maybe” list, beginning below with Stranger Things.

Stranger Things season 4 vol. 2

Watch! Just like when Stranger Things season 4 made its initial premiere in May 2022, we can’t imagine there are any Stranger Things fans who won’t be tuning into the grand finale of the super-sized fourth season. Based on the history-making viewing figures for part 1, we can already tell the Hawkins’ crew’s battle against Vecna will be massive on July 1.

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STRANGER THINGS. (L to R) Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson, Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley, Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair, Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, and Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

Virgin River season 4

Watch! Virgin River fans have been ready for the fourth season since the third season premiered in July 2021. After a year-long wait, the 12-episode season 4 is finally here to answer all of our burning question about our small town faves and their big drama. Don’t miss a single romantic moment when Virgin River season 4 premieres on July 20.

The Longest Night

Skip! Lately, crime series have been a dime a dozen on Netflix, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing if it’s your favorite genre. The six-episode Spanish crime-thriller The Longest Night premieres on July 8, but if you’ve had your fill of bite-sized crime fare for the year, feel free to skip this one until you run out of fresh content to watch.

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Boo, Bitch. (L to R) Jami Alix as Lea, Mason Versaw as Jake C, Lana Condor as Erika in episode 104 of Boo, Bitch. Cr. Erik Voake/Netflix © 2022 /

Boo, Bitch

Watch! To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star Lana Condor is back on Netflix for the spooky comedy limited series Boo, Bitch. Condor plays a high school senior who finally decides to start living, only to later find out she’s turned into a ghost. Check out the sure-to-be hilarious eight-episode limited series when it starts streaming on July 8.

Resident Evil

Watch! Based on the hit video game that launched a successful film franchise, Resident Evil arrives on July 14 as the horror event of the summer. The eight-episode horror-sci-fi series is a must-watch for fans of the video game, fans of the films, and fans of horror in general. It’s going to be one of the most talked about new Netflix shows of the summer!

How to Build a Sex Room

Skip! There have been a number of head-scratching unscripted series on Netflix in the past few years. Some have been hits and some have been misses, but some should probably be skipped until the hit/miss dust settles. Netflix launches How to Build a Sex Room on July 8, and it’s about exactly what the title implies. Pass if that’s not your cup of tea.

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Kepp Breathing. Melissa Barrera as Liv in episode 102 of Kepp Breathing. Cr. Ricardo Hubbs/Netflix © 2022 /

Keep Breathing

Watch! Netflix has been having a great year with limited series, and the streaming services adds another entry to its list this summer with Keep Breathing. It’s a survival series starring the talented Scream 5 star Melissa Barrera, and for that reason only, we’re dubbing it a must watch. All six episodes of the gripping limited series premiere on July 28.

King of Stonks

Skip! King of Stonks probably isn’t on most Netflix watchers’ radars with huge releases like Stranger Things and Virgin River coming this month. The six-episode German comedy-drama centers on a financial swindler, which might not be the most intriguing concept for every viewer. Skip King of Stonks unless you’re in the mood for a financial dramedy.


Watch! Neil Patrick Harris returns to Netflix after the end of A Series of Unfortunate Events with the romantic comedy series Uncoupled from co-creators Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman. Harris stars as a newly single man after his husband of 17 years leaves him. This could be one of the biggest surprises of the summer when the eight-episode rom-com arrives on July 29.

Which Netflix shows will you be watching and skipping in July?

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