10 Great Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix In July

What to binge with the limited time you've got.

Come July, Netflix is going to blast our dopamine receptors with tons of new TV shows and movies. Instead of getting distracted by every single new thing coming in, stick with these quality picks to save yourself some time and free yourself up for other things. Your time is limited, so picking what to binge and what to skip shouldn’t be hard. So, consider the following a time-saving curated watch-list. This isn’t a comprehensive roundup of everything that’s new to Netflix, just the best stuff busy guys won’t want to miss on their downtime.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

In 2012, Jerry Seinfeld decided to actually make a show about nothing and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is exactly what it sounds like. For 20 minutes each episode, Seinfeld drives with famous comedians as they talk about…whatever. This is a great show when you and your partner can’t commit to watching a whole new series or an entire movie. The first 4 seasons are streaming now, but the new seasons is out this month and includes Jerry interviewing Ellen Degeneres, Dave Chappelle, Kate McKinnon, Tracy Morgan, Zach Galifianakis and more. (July 1)

White Fang

Based on the Jack London novel of the same name, this animated film stars the voices of Rashida Jones and Nick Offerman but is decidedly not a Park and Recreation reboot. It’s about a wolf-dog hybrid named White Fang that moves between the world of wild animals into one of domestication, which pretty much means everyone who has ever been drunk and then had to go back to work can relate to it. Clocking in at an hour and 25-minutes in length, White Fang also won’t waste your time. (July 6)

 

Her

Remember when Joaquin Phoenix only fell in love with Scarlett Johannson’s not-face? Playing like a long Black Mirror episode, Her is about loneliness in the modern world and a dude who has the guts to date his phone. Everyone loved this movie when it came out for a reason.  (July 29)

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Jurassic Park I, II, III

The Jurassic Park series is about hermaphroditic dinosaur clones chasing scientists around an eccentric billionaire’s private islands. The first is definitely the strongest, but together they all make for a satisfying watch. Plus, as you may have heard, there’s a new one in theaters. (July 1)

Troy

The scenery in Troy is so gorgeous that not gawking at every beach and set piece is impossible. Then there’s Brad Pitt, who plays Achilles, the long-haired badass of Ancient Greece, hell-bent on making a name for himself as the greatest warrior that ever lived. Spoiler alert: he succeeds. (July 1)

 

Swordfish

Part action movie, part ode to the evil soul-patch John Travolta sports in this, Swordfish is about a hacker, played by Hugh Jackman, who agrees to help crack a billion dollar government encryption in the hopes that the money will help pay the legal fees to see his daughter again. The batshit insane slow-motion city block explosion sets the tone for what is, basically, a time capsule for what action movies were in the late ’90s and early 2000s. (July 1)

Scream 4

Scream 4 takes the original self-referential swagger of the first movie and dials it up to eleven.  More pop culture references, more self-awareness and, because it’s a slasher, a higher body count. (July 7th)

Finding Neverland

Between drama and fantasy, Finding Neverland is the kinda-true kinda-not true story of how J.M Barrie came up with the idea for Peter Pan, starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. You’ll cry and be inspired to write a play or a novel or part of a poem.  (July 1)

Van Helsing

On face, Van Helsing probably should never have worked, it’s about a monster hunter that faces off against Dracula, The Wolfman, and Frankenstein’s Monster. But the thing is that Van Helsing totally works. It has cool effects and a new spin on old classics that manages to keep things fresh without ruining what made them classics, to begin with. Also, just because everyone said it sucks doesn’t mean you won’t love watching it late at night. (July 1)

King of Peking

There’s just something really charming about movies about making movies. In King of Peking, an original comedy from director Sam Voutas, a down and out projectionist and his kid start screening Hollywood Blockbusters in their makeshift movie theater in Beijing in order to make money and, hopefully, pull them out of poverty.   (July 2nd)