Here’s What’s Coming To (And Leaving) Netflix In July 2019
Summer is officially here and July is right around the corner, which means we have another month of new Netflix shows and movies to look forward to. We’re already planning which shows to binge when it gets too hot to go outside.
Some of the biggest Netflix series like Stranger Things and Queer Eye will be returning in full force, but some fan favorites like The Matrix and Pretty Little Liars are also saying sayonara. Check out all the best things coming to the streaming service this July and be sure to catch some of the classics before they leave.
Coming: Queer Eye—Season 4
The Fab Five are back for the fourth season of the hit Netflix original series, Queer Eye. On July 19, the crew is back in Kansas City, Missouri, to serve up some more incredible transformations and hilarious banter.
Karamo, Tan, Jonathan, Bobby, and Antoni have all been teasing the new season on their Instagram feeds, and by the looks of it, there is going to be a ton of athleisure outfits, shocking haircuts, and inspirational heroes.
Leaving: The Matrix Franchise
Even though the internet is currently obsessed with Keanu Reeves, that didn’t stop Netflix from deciding to remove three of his biggest films. As of July 1, you won’t be able to watch The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, or The Matrix Returns.
While we’re sad to hear that these classics are leaving Netflix, it serves as a good reminder to watch some bad early 2000s-era CGI and see some of the biggest actors today clad entirely in leather.
Coming: Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee—Season 11
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was one of the first to turn short web series into bonafide hit shows. The first nine seasons of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee aired on Crackle in 2012 but migrated to Netflix in 2017.
The eleventh season is set to feature some more cars, coffees, and incredible high-profile guests. On the lineup for this season is Seth Rogan, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Broderick, Jamie Foxx, Martin Short, and the legendary Eddie Murphy. Get ready to binge the short series on July 19.
Leaving: Pretty Little Liars (All Seasons)
Pretty Little Liars was one of the original Netflix staples. When Netflix was just starting out, watching four “teenagers” fight off death threats from an unknown foe while dressed impeccably was all the rage. Pretty Little Liars also found a home on Netflix while other teen dramas like Gossip Girl were solely on the television networks.
It isn’t easy to say goodbye to an old friend like Pretty Little Liars, but luckily, we have until July 27 to binge seasons 1-7.
Coming: Orange Is The New Black—Season 7
The seventh and final season of Orange Is The New Black is set to debut on July 26. OITNB is another one of the Netflix original series staples that will be hard to let go, but we can’t wait for it to arrive.
As for what to expect with the final seasons…well, no one knows. OITNB director Jenji Kohan always notoriously keeps each season of her shows under wraps, so we’ll all have to tune in to find out how Piper Chapman’s story comes to an end.
Leaving: The Mummy Franchise
Another major set of films to leave Netflix is The Mummy franchise. As of July 1, you won’t be able to watch The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, or The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. None of the films ever gained a score on Rotten Tomatoes above 60% and Tomb of the Dragon Emperor only received a 13% rating.
If you’re going to binge the franchise before it leaves, it might be okay to skip the final film.
Coming: Stranger Things—Season 3
The third season of Stranger Things is coming to Netflix on July 4 and it’s safe to say that fans are excited. The Duffer Brothers had apparently been writing the third season way back in 2016 when the show first premiered.
By the looks of the trailers, the third season is set in the summer of 1985 as the Hawkins gang gets ready to enjoy the last summer before high school. It has ’80s scrunchies and evil demons — what more can you ask for?
Leaving: Two Austin Powers Films
The first two films of the Austin Powers franchise will no longer be available to stream on Netflix as of July 1. The streaming service is removing Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
The first two films were released in 1997 and 1999, respectively, but are still side-splittingly funny to this day. Mike Meyers has constantly hinted at his desire to make a fourth Austin Powers, so it might be worthwhile to stream the first two while you can.
Coming: The Hangover
It’s hard to believe that the 2009 comedy that changed R-rated films isn’t already on Netflix, but it’s true. The Hangover is set to finally arrive on the streaming service on July 1 and you can bet that we’ll be reciting every line from it.
When The Hangover first hit theaters it surpassed Beverly Hills Cop to be the second-highest-grossed R-rated film of all time. Who knew a baby in sunglasses and Mike Tyson’s tiger could be so timeless?
Leaving: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is one of the biggest of the 2000s, yet no one is exactly sad to see the fifth installment leave Netflix. Dead Men Tell No Tales was originally released in 2017 and was one of the lowest-grossing films of the franchise and was panned by critics.
The movie was so bad that it even garnered Johnny Depp a Razzie nomination for Worst Actor. If you’re a major fan of the franchise though, make sure to watch Dead Men Tell No Tales before it leaves Netflix on July 2.
Coming: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
We might be losing one of Johnny Depp’s sub-par films, but don’t worry, because Netflix is giving us another one of Depp’s performances. The 2005 remake of 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a look into what happens when director Tim Burton gets his hands on a classic.
The mind-melting effects of the chocolate factory and Depp’s weird take on the character Willy Wonka were refreshing in 2005 and will be worth a re-watch when it arrived on July 1.
Leaving: Wedding Crashers
Wedding Crashers is one of those comedies that is funny the first and the fiftieth time you watch it. The 2005 comedy starring Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughan, Rachel McAdams, and Isla Fisher is credited with revived R-rated comedies.
Despite its huge success, Netflix has decided to remove it from the streaming platform as of July 1. Wedding Crashers is definitely worth rewatching one more time to see a young Bradley Cooper and the hilarious Will Ferrell cameo.
Coming: Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns
Ever since Disney announced that they would be launching their own streaming service, Netflix subscribers have been worried that they won’t get as much Disney content. It seems like for now, that’s not the case. Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns is set to hit Netflix on July 9 after doing well in theaters.
If you were a fan of the original Mary Poppins, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the sequel starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Leaving: Dumb And Dumber
Even though they tried to revive the franchise with Dumb and Dumber To in 2014, the original 1994 comedy apparently doesn’t have enough staying power for Netflix. The comedy is filled with the dumbest humor possible and stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in two of their funniest roles ever.
Despite being a cult classic for many millennials who grew up in the ’90s, Netflix will be removing it as of July 1. Unfortunately, Netflix isn’t telling us there’s a chance of keeping this movie.
Coming: Workin’ Moms—Season 2
This Canadian sitcom series finally found its way to Netflix in 2018 and the second season will be available to stream on July 25. Workin’ Moms follows a group of hilarious women as they deal with the challenges of raising kids and handling relationships, all while having a career.
It might sound cheesy, but Workin’ Moms is one of those refreshing sitcoms with short episodes that is easy to binge on a Friday night with a bottle of wine.
Leaving: The Terminator
Even though Arnold Schwarzenegger left his entertaining career to become the Governor of California and a successful businessman, he’ll always be the ultra-buff movie star to many. His most memorable film is still The Terminator where he gave us the iconic line “I’ll be back.”
Netflix has decided to remove the first installment in The Terminator franchise, which marks the last of The Terminator franchise on the streaming service. Hopefully, it will be back eventually.
We might be losing some classic comedies on Netflix in July, but we’re gaining a few good ones. The 1980 comedy Caddyshack is set to hit the streaming service on July 1. The film might be relatively unknown to Gen Z, but Gen Xers will remember it for solidifying the film career of Rodney Dangerfield.
It was also one of the most memorable performances by Saturday Night Live alums Chevy Chase and Bill Murray. Caddyshack II is also set to hit Netflix July 1, but let’s face it, the sequel is never as good as the original.
The 2016 film Lion is a take on the biographical book A Long Way Home. It documents a young Indian boy named Saroo who is separated from his family, adopted, and twenty years later uses Google Earth to retrace his memories and reconnect with his family.
The film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman. Lion landed six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, so it’s definitely worth watching before it leaves on July 9.
Coming: Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?
For her fourth stand-up special, Whitney Cummings is heading to her hometown of Washington, D.C. to provide some hilarious takes on technology, feminism, and being a female comedian trying to make her way on television. You know she’s good because her previous stand-up special aired on HBO.
If you haven’t heard of her from the stand-up specials, you might recognize some of the television shows that Cummings has been a show-runner on, like 2 Broke Girls, Whitney, and the Roseanne revival.
Leaving: American Gangster
When it comes to biographical gangster films, American Gangster is one of the best. It is based on the real-life gangster Frank Lucas, who smuggled drugs into America on planes returning from the Vietnam War.
American Gangster features shining performances from Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, and a young Chiwetel Ejiofor. We’re not sure why Netflix decided to remove it from their docket, but luckily, we have until July 16 to watch it before it’s gone.
Coming:Designated Survivor: 60 Days
Available for streaming on July 1, Designated Survivor: 60 Days is a Korean remake of the Kiefer Sutherland series with the same title. It follows the same premise as the original, with a terrorist attack taking out all top politicians and leaving an unexpected individual tasked with figuring out who was responsible for the devastation.
This international version stars Lee Jun-hyuk, Kang Han-na, and Heo Jun-ho. Ji Jin-hee plays the Minister of Environment.
Leaving: 40 Days and 40 Nights
In this Michael Lehmann-directed 2002 romantic comedy movie, Josh Harnett plays a web designer named Matt Sullivan who decides to give up sexual contact for Lent. Of course, it’s during this time that he meets a woman and falls in love with her.
Things go really haywire when Matt’s ex, Nicole, decides that she’s not over him and physically forces him to break his vow. Matt must then prove his devotion to his new love, Erica. The film got low reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, so it’s probably OK if you missed it.
Coming: The Last Czars
In the biographical documentary The Last Czars, Netflix examines the life of Czar Nicholas II as social upheaval and revolution sweep Russia during the early years of the 20th century and details the end of the famous Romanov dynasty.
Audiences seem to love movies and television series about the Romanov family, since there is another high-profile miniseries about the dynasty currently available for streaming. The other one is called The Romanoffs. The Netflix original The Last Czars stars Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, and Ben Cartwright.
Leaving: Ali GIndahouse
Fans of Sacha Baron Cohen’s hilarious alter egos who haven’t seen 2002’s Ali G Indahouse will be upset that they missed this one while it was on Netflix! This was the first of three films that Cohen based on the cringe-worthy characters from his TV program Da Ali G Show.
In this Cohen creation, the dim-witted Ali G accidentally becomes a Member of Parliament. Ali G Indahouse is considered a “low culture comedy,” but it has a large and loyal fanbase that keep it popular over the years.
Coming: The Great Hack
This is yet another Netflix original that’s coming to the small screen in July. The Great Hack is a documentary exploring the data company Cambridge Analytica and its role in influencing people via social media during the 2016 presidential election.
Netflix characterizes The Great Hack as “controversial, provocative, and cerebral.” It might not be a great choice for “Netflix and chill” night but will likely cast some much-needed attention on the current state of the election process in the United States.
Leaving: Animal Mechanicals
Animal Mechanicals is a cute children’s animated series from Canada. Created by Jeff Rosen, the show premiered in Canada on CBC Television in 2007.
Animal Mechanicals features a variety of colorful animated characters such as Sasquatch, Unicorn, Komodo, Island Owl, and Rex. Wild Brain Kids has called the show a “robot slapstick comedy… perfect for kids between the ages of 3 and 6.” Parents, you missed out on this one!
Netflix seems to have unlimited resources to create original content! One of the company’s latest, Typewriter, is sure to appeal to those who like paranormal shows and movies. Created by Sujoy Ghosh and starring Aarna Sharma, Aaryansh Malviya, and Mikail Gandhi, Typewriter follows a group of friends as they look for ghosts in Goa, India.
They get more than they bargain for, however, when a new family moves into the villa they’ve been exploring. Sounds intriguing! Horror fans should be sure to check this one out.
Leaving: Beauty And The Beach
Just about anyone who enjoys the guilty pleasure of binge-watching trashy reality shows will feel regret about missing Beauty And The Beach while it was available on Netflix. This series has an unusual premise for a reality show.
Participants are women from New Zealand and Australia who travel to Thailand for extensive “plastic surgery retreats,” where their appearances are drastically altered and new faces are dramatically unveiled. While fans of the show watch it religiously, others condemn it as a thinly-veiled infomercial for Gorgeous Getaways, the company that arranges contestants’ plastic surgery trips.
Coming: Pinky Malinsky: Part 3
Here’s another one for the kids (or those who are just young at heart). In July, Netflix is releasing the second season of Pinky Malinsky, which is the company’s first venture with Nickelodeon. Based on an animated short of the same name, Pinky Malinsky was created by Rikke Asbjoern and Chris Garbutt. The first season of the show was split into two parts.
Pinky Malinsky: Part 3 follows a 12-year-old middle school student who is an anthropomorphic hot dog. He and his human friends are social climbers who find themselves in a variety of ridiculous situations.
Leaving: Big Brother
This isn’t the reality series Big Brother, rather, it’s a Gudda Dhanoa-directed Bollywood vigilante film released in 2007. Big Brother was quite successful at the box office.
Set in modern India, Big Brother follows Sunny Deol as Dev Sharma and his wife Aarti, who is played by Priyanka Chopra. IMDb outlines the film’s plot: “A docile man gets enraged when a politician’s son throws acid on her face and later kills the miscreant. He is then hunted by the police and politicians who wants him dead.”
Coming: Secret Obsession
“When Jennifer wakes up with amnesia after a traumatic attack, her doting husband cares for her. But she soon realizes the danger is far from over.” Sound intriguing? If so, you’ll want to check out Netflix Film’s original psychological thriller Secret Obsession when it’s released in mid-July.
The film stars Mike Vogel, Brenda Song, Dennis Haysbert, Ashley Scott, Paul Sloan, and Daniel Booko. Secret Obsession is directed by Peter Sullivan.
Leaving: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
In this 2013 documentary film, director Grace Lee follows explores the life and activism of the American author, philosopher, and feminist Grace Lee Boggs, who died in 2015.
The documentary received good critical reviews and won Best Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival. A Hollywood Reporter writer declared, “In an era in which social activism is far too often derided, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs represents a deeply moving examination of the power of a single individual to affect change.”
Coming: Kidnapping Stella
Available for streaming on July 12, thriller film Kidnapping Stella is the harrowing tale of a woman who is snatched off the street by masked men. She is bound, gagged, and held for ransom. With limited resources, she must find a way to escape her tormentors.
Written and directed by Thomas Sieben, Kidnapping Stella stars Jella Haase, Max von der Groeben, and Clemens Schick. This film is in German with English subtitles.
Leaving: Family Fever
This German film, subtitled in English, was directed and written by Nico Sommer and released in 2014. It’s about a couple with a relationship that is bogged down by monotony, while their daughter has just embarked on an exciting new relationship with someone.
The two couples head out on a trip together, with no idea what will happen along the way. As one reviewer worded it, “more than one bomb will be dropped.”
Coming: Cities Of Last Things
We all love a good story about common people who get to have unusual experiences. In Cities of Last Things, the main character does just that. Here is Rotten Tomatoes’ synopsis of the Taiwanese movies: “Three extraordinary nights in the life of an ordinary man- each involving a different woman, each changing his existence for good.”
The film noir Cities of Last Things stars Jack Kao, Huang Lu, Lee Hong-chi, and Louise Grinberg. This is one not to miss, so look for it on July 11.
Leaving: Fairground Attractions
In the British reality show Fairground Attractions, viewers get a behind-the-scenes peek at what really goes into putting on a large fair and follow the people who work there. Although we call carnival employers “carnies” in America, the British use the softer term “showmen,” which carries fewer negative connotations.
Decider declared the series “a classic entry in the reality show canon — a look into an unfamiliar world that quickly gets you invested in the stresses, concerns and challenges the subjects face in their daily lives.” Unfortunately, you missed Fairground Attractions this trip around the Netflix carousel.
Coming: Taco Chronicles
Foodies, listen up! In the Pablo Cruz-created Taco Chronicles, you’ll get to learn all about a wide variety of tacos. IMDb calls the series “a journey through the colorful and varied world of Tacos.” Well, we’re sold.
The show is produced by Canana Films and Gloria Content and features the Mexican actor and director Diego Luna. It films in a variety of locations throughout Mexico including Hermosillo and San Carlos.
This three-part series is popular among animal lovers and fans of natural wonders. Hidden Kingdoms is a British documentary series narrated by Stephen Fry that showcases a variety of tiny animals from around the world that we might not normally get to see in such close detail.
Hidden Kingdoms is surprisingly controversial, as the show’s producers use technology such as blue screens and other special effects to create some scenarios. Regardless, everything shown is at least based on real animal behavior.
Coming: The Red Sea Diving Resort
Written by Gideon Raff, The Red Sea Diving Resort is a spy thriller based on incredible true events. It features an all-star cast including Chris Evans, Greg Kinnear, Ben Kingsley, Haley Bennett, Michael K. Williams, Michiel Huisman, and Alessandro Nivola.
The film is a biographical drama that follows international agents as they work to rescue Jewish-Ethiopians from Sudan in 1981, using a deserted resort in Sudan as a means to smuggle thousands of refugees.
Leaving: NOVA: Arctic Ghost Ship
In this documentary, filmmaker Ben Finney portrays a Canadian team as they discover a ship from the Franklin Expedition that vanished without a trace 160 years ago. Led by Sir John Franklin, the 1848 expedition’s purpose was to find the Northwest Passage. Unfortunately, it ended in tragedy.
Finney is known for other documentary works such as Stargazing Live, Science Club, and 2011’s Inside North Korea’s Dynasty. NOVA: Arctic Ghost Ship is narrated by Richard Allinson.