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Summer is here. No reason for you to stay inside, immerse your eyeballs in Netflix programming, and let your brain and body decay into atrophy, unless… you’re a vampire. In which case we’ve got you covered. Here’s how Netflix is aiding the bloodthirsty in their commitment to stay indoors.

The return of Netflix original series Orange is the New Black for its seventh and final season may just be the biggest event of July for Netflix. But you’ll have to wait until the last days of the month for it to be available. What, then, will Netflix greet us with on the 1st? How about this eclectic list of classic movies: Philadelphia, Rain Man, Taxi Driver, The Book of Eli, and The Hangover.

Three days later, the third installment of the Stranger Things thriller franchise arrives. In the world of comedy, Comediennes Katherine Ryan and Whitney Cummings have new stand-up specials, while Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is back with its 11th season.

54 years was how long we had to wait for a sequel to Mary Poppins, as Mary Poppins Returns premiered in theaters at the end of 2018. But, starting July 9, you can stream it, courtesy of Netflix. Sixty plus years was how long the demise of Nazi Germany had to wait to be re-written by Quentin Tarantino: with eight Academy Award nominations, Inglourious Basterds remains his second-highest-grossing film and will arrive to Netflix July 22.

These are just a few highlights of what Netflix has in store for the month of July, but the array of choices is vast and diverse. We’ll preview some of them for you:

NEW ARRIVALS:

‘Stranger Things 3’ arrives July 4.

Drama, fantasy, suspense, and horror infuse this tale of supernatural events that occur in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. Set in the mid-eighties, the show resurrects that era’s sci-fi horror vibe, borrowing aesthetically from the works of Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, and vividly bringing to life the vintage aspects of that decade’s pop culture. The first two seasons have garnered somewhat of a cult following.

The premise: the mysterious disappearance of a young boy sets his teenager friends on a search for him. The search will become an adventure that will take them into an alternate dimension called “the Upside Down.” A portal into this alternate dimension had been accidentally opened by the secret experiments with paranormal activity of a local laboratory doing scientific research for the government. A girl with psychic powers, who manages to escape the laboratory, joins the search party, and a thrilling saga ensues.

‘Point Blank’ will be released July 12.

The trailer for this Netflix production promises gritty and heart-racing action. An action thriller starring Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo, Point Blank is a remake of the French 2010 film À Bout Portant. Anthony Mackie plays the role of Paul, an ER nurse. His pregnant wife is kidnapped and used as leverage to coerce him to help an injured murder suspect (Frank Grillo) escape from police custody. Mackie and Grillo’s characters eventually find themselves up against a wave of criminal gangs and corrupt cops, and end up teaming up in order to survive.

A new season of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ arrives July 19.

The five collections of episodes that have been made available on Netflix (the platform only started distributing the show beginning with its tenth season) do not follow the chronological order in which the episodes were released, but that won’t matter for an embarrassment-of-riches line-up of guests that include Jim Carrey, Kristen Wiig, Chris Rock, Tina Fey, Barrack Obama, Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell, Howard Stern, David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Lorne Michaels, Larry David, and Dave Chappelle.

This new season of Seinfeld’s unconventional talk show (most episodes are under 20 minutes) has a list of guests that include Seth Rogen, Jamie Foxx, and Martin Short. But the confirmed appearance that everyone seems to be anticipating the most is Eddie Murphy’s. For sometime now, the reclusive comedy legend rarely appears in public or agrees to be interviewed. We’re all hoping that this informal head-to-head between two comedy greats turns out to be a fascinating one.

The final season of ‘Orange is the New Black’ arrives July 26.

Critically acclaimed and praised for the visibility it brought to unconventional female characters, and for daring to tackle themes of sexuality, race, and class in the most unglamorous of settings (a women’s prison facility), Orange is the New Black was also part of a revolution in the way we watch content. When the show’s first season was released back in 2013, it coincided with a novel era in media consumption, as content streaming and Video On Demand became mainstream phenomena.

The advent of binge-watching, combined with the show’s edgy hybrid of comedy and drama, catapulted OITNB to cultural landmark status. With an enviable amount of Emmy Awards under its belt, it remains, by all accounts, Netflix’s most watched original series. This July the show reaches its conclusion, and bows out having left a very respectable mark.

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ arrives July 9

Starring Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns is the 2018 sequel to the iconic 1964 musical Mary Poppins. With a cast that includes Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Dick Van Dyke (who starred in the first film), Mary Poppins Returns was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Production Design.

The movie was praised for recapturing the magic of Julie Andrews’ Mary Poppins. And rather than using modern CGI, the sequel stayed true to the spirit of the 1964 version by employing traditional hand-drawn animation. It’s a throwback to good old-fashioned Disney magic. And, come July, you get to stream it.

LAST CHANCE VIEWINGS!

‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ leaves Netflix July 1.

Written and directed by Guillermo Del Toro, this 2006 dark drama about a fantasy world is a visual tour de force, as Oscars for both Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction will attest to. This movie also got Del Toro a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

A parable in the style of a dark fable, Pan’s Labyrinth tells the story of the young stepdaughter of a cruel military officer in 1940s Spain, who enters a mythical realm where she meets magical creatures. The harsh reality of wartime life magnified by the primal fears lodged in a child’s boundless imagination result in this spellbinding cinematic experience. Revisit it or discover it. Either way, it will be worth your time.

‘Lion’ leaves Netflix July 9.

Recipient of six Oscar nominations, including for Best Picture and for Best Adapted Screenplay, this 2016 film stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. Based on a true story, Lion tells the tale of a five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost from his family and ends up being adopted by an Australian couple. Later, as an adult, he goes back to India to try to find his biological family.

A compelling and moving story with outstanding performances by Patel and Kidman (both nominated for Academy Awards for their performances), this biographical drama managed, for the most part, to avoid the manipulative common places that often turn movies in this genre into banal efforts. If you’re looking for something that will uplift you without patronizing you, Lion might just be the movie for you.

UNTIL NEXT TIME…

Feel free to use the comments section to let us know about your favorite Netflix Originals. Your feedback would be much appreciated, and could help us tailor our monthly roundup to suit your preferences, as our coverage cannot include everything. For reference, we’ve left you below a lengthy list of Netflix’s arriving and departing titles for the coming month. Check back with us at the end of July to find out about Netflix’s August programming. Until then… enjoy your summer, and may all your streams come true!

July 1

  • Designated Survivor: 60 days
  • Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room
  • Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
  • Astro Boy
  • Caddyshack
  • Caddyshack 2
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke
  • Cloverfield
  • Race to Witch Mountain
  • Frozen River
  • Inkheart
  • Kill the Irishman
  • Lady in the Water
  • Little Monsters
  • Mean Dreams
  • Mean Streets
  • Megamind
  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  • Philadelphia
  • Rain Man
  • Road House
  • Room on the Broom
  • Scream 3
  • Starsky & Hutch
  • Swiped
  • Swordfish
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Accountant of Auschwitz
  • The American
  • The Book of Eli
  • The Brothers Grimm
  • The Hangover
  • The Pink Panther
  • The Pink Panther 2
  • War Against Women
  • Who’s That Knocking at My Door?

July 2

July 3

July 4

July 5

  • In The Dark: Season 1

July 6

July 9

  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Kinky

July 10

July 11

July 12

July 13

  • Sorry Angel

July 16

July 17

July 18

  • Secret Obsession

July 19

July 22

  • Inglourious Basterds

July 24 

  • The Great Hack

July 25

July 26

July 29

  • The Croods

July 30

July 31

LEAVING

Leaving July 1

  • Monster-in-Law
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Blood Diamond
  • Body of Lies
  • Bull Durham
  • Chasing Amy
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Definitely, Maybe
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Dolphin Tale
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • East of Eden
  • Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer: Season 1
  • It Takes Two
  • Malibu’s Most Wanted
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • The Boondock Saints
  • The Interview
  • The Matrix
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • The Mummy
  • The Mummy Returns
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • The Terminator
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Turner and Hooch
  • Valkyrie
  • Wedding Crashers

Leaving July 2 

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Leaving July 4

  • The Indian in the Cupboard

Leaving July 9

  • Lion

Leaving July 10

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Leaving July 12

  • Gone Baby Gone

Leaving July 14

  • The Immigrant

Leaving July 16

  • American Gangster

Leaving July 27

  • Pretty Little Liars: Seasons 1-7

Leaving July 30 

  • Staten Island Summer

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