Welcome to the month when we finally get "Stranger Things 3." Nothing else really matters, right? Actually, I am also excited to see other Netflix Originals like "3Below: Tales of Arcadia: Part 2," "Cities of Last Things" and "The Red Sea Diving Resort." Still, "Stranger Things 3" and more "Stranger Things 3" please.
Here are a few catalog titles also coming to Netflix in July that caught my eye:
"The Book of Eli"
In 2010 the Hughes brothers ("Menace II Society") teamed with Denzel Washington to bring this post-apocalyptic western to the big screen. The story sees Washington star as Eli, a man traveling across the wastelands of America to deliver a book to those who know how to keep and protect it. Screenwriter Gary Whitta has suggested he'll be doing a watch party on Twitter to celebrate the film's arrival on Netflix.
Melissa Leo stars in the Oscar-nominated "Frozen River," a film about a woman desperate for money who agrees to help traffic illegal immigrants from Canada across the frozen St. Lawrence River
Featuring the vocal talents of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross and Brad Pitt, "Megamind" tells the story of a legendary supervillain who looses his purpose in life when he defeats his nemesis Metro Man.
Martin Scorsese's psychological thriller "Taxi Driver" stars Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle , a mentally unhinged Vietnam vet, who works nights as a taxi driver in New York City. Disgusted by the world that surrounds him, Travis becomes infatuated with a presidential campaign volunteer and looks to free a young runaway who has been forced in to prostitution.
"The Iron Lady"
Meryl Streep stars as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady" a film that explores the future Prime Minister of the United Kingdom's formative and early political years. It's not entirely accurate, but Streep's performance is fantastic. (Arriving 7/6/19)
"Disney's Mary Poppins Returns"
"Mary Poppins Returns" is a strange film in that it offers a better narrative than the original film, but doesn't come close to matching the songwriting of Richard and Robert Sherman. Emily Blunt is quite good as the title character and Lin-Manuel Miranda is amiable as a cockney lamplighter. Maybe Miranda should have had more input when it come to the songs themselves. (Arriving 7/9/19)
"Disney's The Princess and the Frog"
Released in 2009, "The Princess and the Frog" never quite received the reception it deserved. From the New Orleans setting, Randy Newman's jazz-infused songs, a bit of voodoo and inspiration culled from E. D. Baker's "The Frog Princess" (a spin on the Brother's Grimm tale "The Frog Prince") the film oozes the wonder and magic of turn-of-the-century Louisiana. Were it not for Pixar's "Up," which arguably was the best film of 2009, "The Princess and the Frog" would have likely won the Oscar for Best Animated Film. (Arriving 7/16/19)
A complete list of titles coming to Netflix in July.
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"Prism: Tales of Your City" - "Tales of Your City" explores LGBTQ+ stories of place and community around America. Last week we explored never-before-heard archival tape of Sylvia Rivera's Stonewall Inn experience in New York City, this week we travel to New Orleans.
"I Hate Talking About Myself" - I Hate Talking About This features Netflix's biggest stars interviewing themselves. Check out this interview by Russian Doll's Natasha Lyonne.
"I'm Obsessed with This" - This week's I'm Obsessed With This features host Bobby Finger and guests discussing new releases like the new episode of Black Mirror and the film Murder Mystery.
"What to Watch on Netflix" - Host Keiko Agena shares what’s new and helps listeners pick what to watch next.
"Designated Survivor: 60 days"
Designated Survivor: 60 Days follows the main storyline of the original format, but has been adapted to feature more of the Korean reality. It is a story of a politician, who suddenly ascends from the position of Minister of Environment to President, as an explosion at the National Assembly kills everyone in the Cabinet who is ahead of him in terms of the presidential succession. Park Mu-jin is a scientist-turned-politician who struggles to fit in politics. Park is the acting president for 60 days, and during this period, albeit inexperienced and unwilling, he tries to uncover the truth behind the attack.
"Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room"
Everyone's favorite single mom is back with her second Netflix original stand-up special Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room, launching globally on July 1. A follow-up to her 2017 special In Trouble, Katherine toured Glitter Room across the UK with an unprecedented four-week run at London’s Garrick Theatre in the West End. After dividing The Belasco Theater audience on their love or dislike of the Kardashians, Katherine showcases her skillful and hilarious storytelling style with tales about following a man to Japan and meeting her daughter's first celebrity crush, Anna Kendrick.
"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005)
"Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke"
"Disney's Race to Witch Mountain"
"Kill the Irishman"
"Lady in the Water"
"Nights in Rodanthe"
"Paul Blart: Mall Cop"
"Room on the Broom"
"Starsky & Hutch"
"The Accountant of Auschwitz"
"The Book of Eli"
"The Brothers Grimm"
"The Pink Panther"
"The Pink Panther 2"
"War Against Women"
"Who's That Knocking at My Door?"
"Bangkok Love Stories: Objects of Affection" -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A kind computer repairman falls for a street-smart graffiti artist who's multiple personality disorder worsens after she witnesses a double murder.
"Bangkok Love Stories: Plead "-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In Bangkok's Chinatown, a spirited digital marketing expert falls for a blind fortune-teller, but their love is predestined to end in disaster.
"Good Witch:" Season 4
"The Last Czars"
When social upheaval sweeps Russia in the early 20th century, Czar Nicholas II resists change, sparking a revolution and ending a dynasty.
"Yummy Mummies:" Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Yum Mums welcome a new member as they settle into motherhood, spice up their sex lives and ponder whether they want to get pregnant again.
"Kakegurui:" Season 2
"Stranger Things 3"
It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer's heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.
"In The Dark:" Season 1
"Free Rein:" Season 3
Competition heats up at Bright Fields over the summer as tryouts for the "UK Under 18s" team pit friend against friend for just one available spot.
"The Iron Lady"
"Sicilian Ghost Story"
"Disney's Mary Poppins Returns"
When the McKellan family moves from Seattle to Georgia, life down South -- and traditional grandparents -- challenge their new-age ways.
"Grand Designs:" Season 10
"Grand Designs:" Season 15
"Parchís: El documental" -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Get an in-depth look at Parchís, the 1980s kids’ band from Spain, through interviews with ex-members and other insiders, concert footage and more.
"Cities of Last Things"
In a dystopian tale unfolding in reverse chronology, a man with a complicated past takes revenge on the individuals who wronged him decades ago.
"3Below: Tales of Arcadia: Part 2 "
Still stranded in Arcadia, royal alien siblings Aja and Krel continue their quest to return home as General Morando plots a course to invade Earth.
"4 latas" -- NETFLIX FILM
In hopes of visiting a dying friend, longtime pals reunite for a desert road trip from Spain to Mali, while bringing along his estranged daughter.
"Blown Away" -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ten master artists turn up the heat in glassblowing sculpture challenges for the chance to win $60,000 in prizes and the title of champion.
"Bonus Family:" Season 3 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As Martin adjusts to life with a new partner and a baby, Lisa and Patrik grapple with difficult news, and Katja reconnects with an old flame.
"Extreme Engagement" -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
An engaged twosome take their love on the road and test their commitment as they explore eight cultures' marriage traditions in the span of one year.
"Kidnapping Stella" -- NETFLIX FILM
Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors' carefully laid plans.
"Luis Miguel" - The Series: Season 1
An ER nurse and a career criminal are forced into an unlikely partnership in taking down a ring of corrupt cops threatening the lives of both of their families.
"Taco Chronicles" -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A tribute to the mighty taco: its history, significance in Mexico, global appeal and varieties: pastor, carnitas, canasta, asada, barbacoa and guisados.
"True Tunes: Songs" -- NETFLIX FAMILY
This fun series of short, silly music videos puts a modern spin on classic nursery songs. Sing along with True and her friends!
"Disney's The Princess and the Frog"
"Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein"-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In this new mockumentary, join "Stranger Things" actor David Harbour as he uncovers lost footage from his father's televised stage play, Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein. Expect the unexpected in this over-the-top and often dramatic(ish) reimagined tale of mystery and suspense . With appearances by Alfred Molina, Kate Berlant, and more special guests, Harbour explores the depths of his family's acting lineage to gain insight into his father's legacy - all in 28-minutes. Directed by Daniel Gray Longino ("Kroll Show" and "PEN15") and written by John Levenstein ("Arrested Development" and "Kroll Show"), Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein launches globally on Netflix on July 16, 2019.
"Wynonna Earp:" Season 3
"Pinky Malinky: Part 3" -- NETFLIX FAMILY
Pinky Malinky isn't the type of hot dog boy who sits around on his buns, and with his BFFs Babs and JJ, he's learning how to relish the little things.
"Secret Obsession" -- NETFLIX FILM
Recuperating from trauma, Jennifer (Brenda Song) remains in danger as she returns to a life she doesn’t remember.
"Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2019: Freshly Brewed" -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jerry Seinfeld's roving talk show combines coffee, laughs and vintage cars into quirky, caffeine-fueled adventures with the sharpest minds in comedy.
"The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants:" Season 3 -- NETFLIX FAMILY
Fourth-grade friends George and Harold have a shared love of pranks and comic books -- and turning their principal into an undies-wearing superhero.
"La casa de papel: "Part 3 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.
"Last Chance U: INDY: Part 2"-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Netflix’s critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series Last Chance U returns to give viewers an intense, unfiltered look at the junior college football program at Independence Community College (ICC). Entering his third season with ICC and second season on Last Chance U, Coach Brown has assembled a team that looks sure to compete for a national championship, but a disastrous season on the field puts a spotlight on all of the ugliness of college football that winning tends to polish over. With some new and returning faces, this season captures the Pirates fall from grace that leaves the coaches and the town looking for change.
"Queer Eye: Season 4"-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Fab Five are back in Kansas City, Missouri! Join Antoni, Bobby, Jonathan, Karamo and Tan for a new group of inspirational heroes, jaw-dropping makeovers and tons of happy tears!
"SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac" -- NETFLIX ANIME
Sworn to protect the reincarnation of the goddess Athena, Seiya and the Knights of the Zodiac aid her in battle against those who seek to end mankind.
"Typewriter "-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
"Typewriter" is about a haunted house and a haunted book that stir the imagination of a group of young, wannabe ghost hunters, and a dog, determined to capture the ghost that plagues the notorious home in their neighborhood in Goa. When a new family and their captivating daughter move into the haunted home, the crew finds it difficult to balance the demands of school and chores with the renewed urgency to capture the neighborhood ghost before it is too late. (MC)
"The Great Hack"-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Explore how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolize the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.
"Another Life" -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Another Life centers on astronaut Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) who is focused on searching for alien intelligence. She leads a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact. As Niko and her young crew investigate, they face unimaginable danger on what might very well be a one-way mission. (MC)
"Workin' Moms:" Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Kate, Frankie, Anne and, now, Ian grow up alongside their kids as they juggle toddlers, aging, work-life balance and tough relationship issues.
"Boi" -- NETFLIX FILM
As a young Catalan chauffeur drives two Chinese businessmen around Barcelona, he finds himself falling deeper into an illusory adventure.
"Girls With Balls" -- NETFLIX FILM
Stranded in the woods and eyeballed by twisted hunters, members of a women’s volleyball team bump it up in the most dangerous game of their lives.
"My First First Love:" Season 2
Tae-o and his friends navigate the twists and turns of friendship and love, as they face new challenges in their relationships with one another.
"Orange Is the New Black:" Season 7
A privileged New Yorker ends up in a women's prison when a past crime catches up with her in this Emmy-winning series from the creator of "Weeds."
"The Son" -- NETFLIX FILM
Lorenzo, a 50-year-old bohemian painter, is looking forward to the son he'll have with his new wife. But during pregnancy she becomes obsessed with taking care of the baby, isolating it from the world and its father.
"Sugar Rush:" Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Time's the most important ingredient as teams race against the clock -- and each other -- to bake up the best-tasting sweets.
"The Worst Witch:" Season 3 -- NETFLIX FAMILY
Armed with newfound confidence, Mildred returns to Cackle's Academy, where her mother is joining the staff as the school's first non-witch teacher.
"Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?" -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Multi-hyphenate comedian, Whitney Cummings, makes her Netflix debut with her 4th stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? Filmed at the Sidney Harmon Hall in her hometown, Washington, DC. Cummings’ signature incisive commentary on gender dynamics is more relevant than ever. Do women need to wear service vests instead of “Rosé All Day” t-shirts? Are their nicknames for each other hurting the cause? Now that people are actually listening what should women change? How are men holding up with all the “new” rules they have to follow now? Tune in for Whitney’s take on everything including why we should give sex robots a chance. The special will launch globally on Netflix on July 30, 2019.
"Kengan Ashura: Part l"-- NETFLIX ANIME
Underground gladiator Tokita Ohma fights on behalf of business mogul Nogi Hideki who wagers mega-business deals on the outcome of these brutal matches.
"The Letdown:" Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Audrey, mother of a 2-month-old, joins a new-parents support group, where she makes some quirky friends facing various challenges and life changes.
"The Red Sea Diving Resort" -- NETFLIX FILM
Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel. The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Kidron (Chris Evans) and courageous local Kabede Bimro (Michael Kenneth Williams). The prestigious cast also includes Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman, Chris Chalk, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley.
"Wentworth:" Season 7