4 best new Netflix movies to watch (and 2 to skip) in July 2024

Find Me Falling. (L-R) Agni Scott as Sia and Harry Connick Jr. as John in Find Me Falling. Cr. Pavlos Vrionides/Netflix © 2024.
Find Me Falling. (L-R) Agni Scott as Sia and Harry Connick Jr. as John in Find Me Falling. Cr. Pavlos Vrionides/Netflix © 2024. /

Each month, Netflix releases literally dozens of new movies. Whether they are freshly dropped Netflix original movies or films that have been acquired from past and present, there are so many to choose from. How can you even begin to decide what to watch?

Last month, Netflix released more than a couple new hit original movies, including Hit Man, Trigger Warning, and A Family Affair. The streamer keeps the summer excitement rolling with another month filled to the brim with movie releases that rival those hitting the big screen each week.

July kicks off with the first Beverly Hills Cop sequel in 30 years and continues with documentaries, animation, thrillers, and romantic comedies — plus lots more where these came from! Here are four of the best new movies to watch on Netflix in July and two movies some might want to skip.

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F - (L to R) Joseph Gordon Levitt as Detective Bobby Abbott and Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F. Cr. Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix © 2024 /

Watch! For fans of the Beverly Hills Cop movies, this release has been three decades in the making. There's no way that anyone who loves watching Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley in the classic action comedy movies would skip the new fourth movie. Thankfully, the first two movies in the franchise are also available to watch on Netflix, but the third movie isn't just yet. You can't have a full movie marathon, but you can enjoy the first two and Axel F beginning on July 3.

The Imaginary

THE IMAGINARY - Studio Ponoc's The Imaginary will premiere on Netflix later this year. Cr: Netflix © 2024 Ponoc

Watch! Netflix releases the adventurous new anime film The Imaginary from Studio Ponoc on July 5, and it's a must-watch for the whole family. In the movie, a young girl named Amanda and her imaginary friend Rudger enjoy creative adventures. However, Rudger ends up in a town for forgotten imaginary friends and faces new challenges on his own. The Imaginary comes from Spirited Away animator Yoshiyuki Momose, so you know it's going to be wonderful.

Vanished into the Night

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Skip! These days, mystery thriller movies seem to be a dime a dozen on Netflix. There are so many titles released in the genre from different locales, and the latest hails from Italy. The Italian thriller film Vanished into the Night, which centers on a troubled family and the kidnapping of their two children. Suddenly, the estranged mother and father must work together to find their children and learn the truth behind the strange circumstances surrounding their kidnapping. Unless you're a huge fan of mystery thrillers, skip this one when it's released on July 11.

Find Me Falling

Find Me Falling. (L-R) Harry Connick Jr. as John and Ali Fumiko Whitney as Melina in Find Me Falling. Cr. Pavlos Vrionides/Netflix © 2024. /

Watch! It's hard to say no to a romantic comedy, especially when Netflix has been releasing so many good ones lately. Find Me Falling marks the latest original rom-com from the streamer, and it's another one set in an idyllic location a la Mother of the Bride. Harry Connick Jr. stars as a struggling musician who rekindles a past romance in Cyprus. Look, what you see is what you get with rom-coms, and what you're going to get is a cozy watch on July 19.

Land of Bad

Watch! While Land of Bad isn't a Netflix original movie like the rest of the movies on this list, it's one of the new-to-Netflix movies that's for sure destined to be a huge hit on the top 10. The war drama features certified movie stars Liam Hemsworth and Russell Crowe about a Delta Force team leaning on an Air Force drone pilot to help them out of an attack in enemy territory. The cast also includes Luke Hemsworth and Milo Ventimiglia. Check it out on July 18!

Skywalkers: A Love Story

Skywalkers: A Love Story
Skywalkers: A Love Story. Ivan Beerkus, Angela Nikolau in Skywalkers: A Love Story. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024. /

Skip! Finally, the last new movie getting the spotlight in July is Skywalkers: A Love Story, and no, this doesn't have anything to do with Star Wars. The new documentary film, which Netflix describes as a romance and a thriller, follows the relationship between a pair of daredevils as they embark on a "death-defying stunt" as they mount the second-highest skyscraper in the world. So, if you have a fear of heights, you probably won't want to put this one on your watch list on July 19.

What new movies will you be watching and skipping on Netflix this month?