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Netflix highlights for the month of July include the final two episodes of Stranger Things season four, Jack Black’s return to Kung Fu Panda, and Ryan Gosling-led film The Gray Man.

ORIGINAL SERIES

Stranger Things 4: Volume 2

(01/07/2022)

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Divided by distance but ever determined, our scattered friends face a frightening future. But it’s only the beginning. The beginning of the end.

Control Z: Season 3

(06/07/2022)

Sofía and her friends try to move on in their senior year, but an unidentified hacker with a familiar account makes life difficult for them.

King of Stonks

(06/07/2022)

Desperate for startup stardom, an overly-ambitious finance mastermind lies, cheats and schemes his less-than-authentic company up the ladder to success.

Boo, Bitch

(08/07/2022)

Two senior BFFs make a last-ditch attempt to be seen. But when one of them becomes a ghost, she’ll need to really live her best life — while she can.

Capitani: Season 2

(08/07/2022)

Now living in Luxembourg City, Luc Capitani takes on a new job and finds himself entangled in a murder investigation linked to the capital’s criminal underworld.

How To Build a Sex Room

(08/07/2022)

From a rock ‘n’ roll sex dungeon to a next-level spa space, designer Melanie Rose dreams up erotic renovations for couples in this racy reality series.

The Longest Night

(08/07/2022)

Armed men surround a psychiatric prison and cut off all communications. Their purpose: to capture serial killer Simón Lago. Six episodes. One night.

Big Timber: Season 2

(13/07/2022)

With Kevin’s new claim inaccessible and a massive government penalty looming, he and Sarah will need a plan B to keep their business afloat.

Hurts Like Hell

(13/07/2022)

From illegal gambling to match-fixing, discover the seedy underworld behind the once-revered sport of Muay Thai in this drama inspired by real events.

Sintonia: Season 3

(13/07/2022)

As Doni frets over the price of fame, Rita contemplates a new career and Nando reflects on his chosen path. The stakes are now higher than ever.

Resident Evil

(14/07/2022)

Years after a viral outbreak caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker vows to bring down those responsible while fighting to survive against the Infected.

Country Queen

(15/07/2022)

A Nairobi event planner returns to her village after 10 years, where she confronts her past — and a mining company that threatens to destroy her home.

Farzar

(15/07/2022)

Prince Fichael lives in a human colony on an alien world and vows to rid the planet of evil — but then learns his dad’s the biggest evildoer of them all.

Mom, Don’t Do That!

(15/07/2022)

After her husband’s death, a 60-year-old mum decides to find love again — to the joy and annoyance of her two daughters. Based on a true story.

Remarriage & Desires

(15/07/2022)

Through an exclusive matchmaking agency that caters to the ultra rich, a divorcee plots revenge against her ex-husband’s scheming mistress.

Alba

(15/07/2022)

Alba awakens on a beach, bearing evidence of a rape but with no memory of the night before. Then she learns her rapists are her boyfriend’s buddies.

Virgin River: Season 4

(20/07/2022)

Mel navigates her new reality, Jack’s past threatens his future and new faces arrive to stir things up in Virgin River.

Bad Exorcist: Season 2

(20/07/2022)

From drug cartels straight out of hell to a bulletproof, potato-craving monster, Boner returns to face a set of completely new adversaries.

Blown Away: Season 3

(22/07/2022)

The hot shop welcomes 10 talented new glassblowers for captivating challenges inspired by outer space, the circus, the Seven Deadly Sins and more.

DI4RIES

(26/07/2022)

First crushes, first kisses, fun with friends — and feuds with rivals. In the halls of Galileo Galilei Middle School, every day is full of surprises!

Dream Home Makeover: Season 3

(27/07/2022)

Syd and Shea welcome the newest McGee while making their clients’ dreams — anything from a work-from-home oasis to a stylish wine room — come true.

Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 4

(27/07/2022)

As Shawn revs up business for the garage, Mark and the rest of the crew work on a variety of projects, including a ’57 Chevy and a rare Lincoln Zephyr.

Rebelde: Season 2

(27/07/2022)

A trio of cheerleaders at a posh private school revive their former classmates’ anti-bullying club and team up to fight injustice in this teen thriller.

Another Self

(28/07/2022)

Three friends take part in a therapy session in a seaside town and learn to work through unresolved trauma connected to their families’ pasts.

Keep Breathing

(28/07/2022)

When a small plane crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness, a lone woman must battle the elements — and her personal traumas — to survive.

Fanático

(29/07/2022)

After Spain’s biggest music star accidentally dies during a concert, a fan seizes the chance to escape his mundane life by adopting his idol’s persona.

Uncoupled

(29/07/2022)

When his boyfriend of 17 years abruptly moves out, a New York City real estate broker faces the prospect of starting over as a single man in his 40s.

Rebel Cheer Squad: A Get Even Series

(29/07/2022)

A trio of cheerleaders at a posh private school revive their former classmates’ anti-bullying club and team up to fight injustice in this teen thriller.

Masaba Masaba: Season 2

(Coming soon)

Amid a career crisis, Masaba puts her love life on the back burner — but is it there to stay? Neena faces all kinds of drama while rebooting a hit show.

Control Z stars Michael Ronda, Ana Valeria Becerril and Yankel Stevan (image - Hash Escamilla/Netflix)
Control Z stars Michael Ronda, Ana Valeria Becerril and Yankel Stevan (image – Hash Escamilla/Netflix)

ORIGINAL FILM

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

(06/07/2022)

Clare and Aidan make a pact to break up before college — no regrets, no broken hearts. But will one epic goodbye date offer them a last chance at love?

Ranveer vs Wild with Bear Grylls

(08/07/2022)

Click through this interactive special, helping superstar Ranveer Singh and adventurer Bear Grylls brave the Serbian wilderness to find a rare flower.

The Sea Beast

(08/07/2022)

When a young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, they launch an epic journey into uncharted waters — and make history to boot.

Dangerous Liaisons

(08/07/2022)

Book smart Célène falls for bad boy Tristan at her new Biarritz high school, unaware she’s part of a cruel bet he’s made with social media queen Vanessa.

Incantation

(08/07/2022)

Six years ago, Lee Jo-nan was cursed after breaking a religious taboo. Now, she must protect her daughter from the consequences of her actions.

Jewel

(08/07/2022)

While visiting a massacre memorial, a photographer finds herself drawn to a local woman. But their romance stirs up painful memories of a shared past.

Valley of the Dead

(11/07/2022)

During the Spanish Civil War, a small group of sworn enemies must work together when they encounter flesh-eating zombies created in a Nazi experiment.

For Jojo

(11/07/2022)

When her best friend Jojo falls in love and moves on from their wild dating adventures in Berlin, Paula does everything she can to sabotage her wedding.

Under the Amalfi Sun

(13/07/2022)

A year after their romance began in Riccione, Vincenzo and Camilla reunite for a vacation on the picturesque Amalfi Coast and put their love to the test.

Love Goals (Jaadugar)

(15/07/2022)

A small-town magician with zero interest in football must lead his local team to the finals of a tournament if he wishes to marry the love of his life.

Persuasion

(15/07/2022)

Eight years after Anne Elliot was persuaded not to marry a dashing man of humble origins, they meet again. Will she seize her second chance at true love?

Too Old for Fairy Tales

(18/07/2022)

A spoiled gamer wants to compete in an upcoming tournament, but his mother’s illness and an eccentric aunt force him to rethink his priorities.

Live is Life

(18/07/2022)

Five boys faced with the realities of adulthood unite for a final adventure: hunting down a magical flower that will make their wishes come true.

The Gray Man

(22/07/2022)

When a shadowy CIA agent uncovers damning agency secrets, he’s hunted across the globe by a sociopathic rogue operative who’s put a bounty on his head.

Pipa

(27/07/2022)

Living a secluded life in a small Argentinian town, former investigator Manuela Pipa Pelari is suddenly forced to face secrets from her past.

A Cut Above

(28/07/2022)

When he sets out to save his mother’s salon, a man discovers some unexpected talents of his own.

Purple Hearts

(29/07/2022)

Despite their differences and against all odds, an aspiring singer-songwriter (Sofia Carson) and a Marine (Nicholas Galitzine) fall hopelessly in love.

The Entitled

(29/07/2022)

Unexpectedly dropped into upper-class society, an awkward woman struggles to fit in.

Ryan Gosling stars in THE GRAY MAN (image - Netflix)
Ryan Gosling stars in THE GRAY MAN (image – Netflix)

NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIALS

Bill Burr: Live at Red Rocks

(12/07/2022)

Comedian Bill Burr sounds off on cancel culture, feminism, getting bad reviews from his wife and a life-changing epiphany during a fiery stand-up set.

David A. Arnold: It Ain’t For the Weak

(19/07/2022)

Performing in his Cleveland hometown, David A. Arnold jokes about marital spats and entitled kids as he shares a behind-the-scenes look at his family.

NETFLIX DOCUMENTARIES 

Girl in the Picture

(06/07/2022)

In this documentary, a woman found dying by a road leaves behind a son, a man claiming to be her husband — and a mystery that unfolds like a nightmare.

How to Change Your Mind

(12/07/2022)

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney and New York Times best-selling author Michael Pollan present this documentary series event in four parts, each focused on a different mind-altering substance: LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, and mescaline. With Pollan as our guide, we journey to the frontiers of the new psychedelic renaissance – and look back at almost-forgotten historical context – to explore the potential of these substances to heal and change minds as well as culture. How to Change Your Mind is directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Alison Ellwood and two-time Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Lucy Walker.

My Daughter’s Killer

(12/07/2022)

A father fights for decades to bring his daughter’s killer to justice in France and Germany before taking extreme measures. A true crime documentary.

D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?!

(13/07/2022)

In 1971, a skyjacker parachutes off a plane with a bag of stolen cash — and gets away with it. Decades later, his identity remains a compelling mystery.

Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres

(13/07/2022)

In politics, most pursue power. He pursued peace. Shimon Peres’s influence and integrity were instrumental in the founding and preservation of Israel.

Street Food: USA

(26/07/2022)

This season of “Street Food” focuses on American cooks, pit masters, taqueros, loncheros — and culinary heroes.

The Most Hated Man on the Internet

(27/07/2022)

This new documentary series chronicles a mother’s crusade against the ruthless owner of a porn site.

Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi

(Coming soon)

A series of mutilated bodies and taunting notes left outside a Delhi jail sends police hunting for a seasoned killer with a grudge against the system.

THE MOST HATED MAN ON THE INTERNET (image - Netflix)
THE MOST HATED MAN ON THE INTERNET (image – Netflix)

NETFLIX KIDS & FAMILY

Karma’s World: Season 3

(07/07/2022)

From making new friends to standing up for what’s right: Karma grows as a daughter, sister, artist and more with new rhymes and lots of fun times!

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight

(14/07/2022)

Legendary warrior Po teams up with an elite English knight on a global quest to rescue magical weapons, restore his reputation — and save the world!

My Little Pony: A New Generation: Sing-Along

(18/07/2022)

A young pony makes a herd of new friends on a quest to bring magic back to her world in this sing-along version of “My Little Pony: A New Generation.”

StoryBots: Laugh, Learn, Sing: Collection 2: Learn to Read

(18/07/2022)

Follow StoryBot pals Beep, Boop, Bing, Bang and Bo through three volumes of snack-sized early reading lessons set to a soundtrack of catchy tunes!

Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 5

(21/07/2022)

The family-friendly animated series set in the world of the hit franchise returns for a new season.

Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 5

(25/07/2022)

This colourful series set in a fantastical dollhouse of delightful mini-worlds and irresistible kitty characters returns for a new season.

Oggy and the Cockroaches: Next Generation

(28/07/2022)

Oggy is back with a big surprise in tow: Piya the elephant, the 7-year-old daughter of his Indian friends.

KUNG FU PANDA: DRAGON KNIGHT (image - Netflix)
KUNG FU PANDA: DRAGON KNIGHT (image – Netflix)

NETFLIX  ANIME

Uncle from Another World

(06/07/2022)

After being in a coma for 17 years, Takafumi’s middle-aged uncle suddenly wakes up speaking an unrecognisable language and wielding magical powers.

Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time

(29/07/2022)

A detective who’s also a public security agent and a member of a shadowy organisation juggles his triple identities in this “Detective Conan” spinoff.

NETFLIX GAMES

Before Your Eyes

(Coming soon)

Embark on an emotional first-person adventure where you control the story — and affect the outcome — with your real-life blinks.

Into the Breach

(Coming soon)

Civilisation is in peril, and it’s up to you to defend it. Lead a team to save the world from alien threats in this turn-based strategy game.

Mahjong Solitaire

(Coming soon)

Enjoy hundreds of tile-matching puzzles. Equip themes and backgrounds, including “Stranger Things” ones, to change the game’s look and feel.

IMMORTALITY

(Coming soon)

A starlet, vanished. Her films, unreleased. Investigate the lost works of the silver-screen hopeful to unlock the secrets behind her disappearance.

Wild Things Adventures

(Coming soon)

Rescue cute animals, explore an immersive world and build your dream habitat in this colourful match-3 adventure game.

LICENSED HIGHLIGHTS

The Rugrats Movie

(01/07/2022)

When his baby brother Dil is born, Tommy Pickles and his pals decide that he’s too much responsibility and try to return him to the hospital.

The Arrival

(01/07/2022)

Fired after telling his boss he’s found proof of intelligent life in outer space, undaunted astronomer Zane Zaminsky sets out to find more evidence.

Rabbit-Proof Fence

(03/07/2022)

After being swept up in an integration program for Indigenous Australians, three girls vow to escape an abusive orphanage and return home.

Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra

(03/07/2022)

This documentary tells the story of Bangarra Dance Theatre and how three Aboriginal brothers grew a dance group into a First Nations cultural powerhouse.

Art of Incarceration

(03/07/2022)

The Final Quarter

(03/07/2022)

Australian documentary filmmaker Ian Darling reexamines the divisive incidents which marked the final years of footballer Adam Goodes’ career.

Samson & Delilah

(03/07/2022)

Branded as outcasts, teens Samson and Delilah set out on a grueling road trip in search of a place where they can lead a peaceful life.

Jasper Jones

(03/07/2022)

My Name Is Gulpilil

(03/07/2022)

Celebrated actor David Gulpilil reflects on his life, including his Yolŋu upbringing, storied career, alcohol addiction and cancer diagnosis.

Gurrumul

(03/07/2022)

This moving documentary tells the story of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, an Aboriginal musician celebrated as one of Australia’s most distinctive voices.

Murandak: Songs of Freedom

(03/07/2022)

RABBIT-PROOF FENCE drops on Netflix in July (image - Netflix)
RABBIT-PROOF FENCE drops on Netflix in July (image – Netflix)
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Matthew Simmonds
Matthew Simmonds
Matthew Simmonds is a journalist and blogger, with a keen interest in the world of Reality TV. He loves exploring both what’s happening in front of the camera but also how the magic comes together behind the scenes. If not glued to the TV bingeing one of the newest obsessions or a timeless series, you’ll find Matthew endlessly scrolling through Twitter (and he may even tweet a time or two). Matthew graduated from a Bachelor Degree in Communication, majoring in Journalism, at the Queensland University of Technology in 2022.

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