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Our Pick of What to Watch on Netflix in July

Will Smith, Muhammed Ali

Will Smith as Muhammed Ali in Ali (2001)

A new month means new Netflix goodies to indulge in. Here’s our pick of the best upcoming releases in July.

July 1

A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Classic war movie from the late 70s.

An epic war film based on the 1974 book of the same name, directed by Richard Attenborough and with a screenplay by William Goldman.

Airplane! (1980)
Classic laugh out loud comedy.

This cult 1980 American parody film written and directed by David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams is a must see – if you haven’t already where have you been for the last 20 years?

Ali (2001)
Biopic on Muhammed Ali starring Will Smith.

In this critically acclaimed American biographical sports drama film co-written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, Smith focuses on ten years in the life of the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.

Total Recall (1990)
Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi.

We all need a bit of escapism right now and what better a way than to traverses back into this captivating classic film directed by Paul Verhoeven. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Douglas Quaid who desperately tries to find the reason behind his recurring dream about Mars. He soon learns that a false memory has been planted into his brain and the people responsible for this want him dead.

July 4

Penalty (2019)
Sports movie

A story of a North-East Indian football player who’s fighting day and night against society in order to achieve his dreams as a sporting star.

July 9

Japan Sinks: 2020 (Season 1)
Anime series

Originally timed for the Olympics, this anime series follows different families after catastrophic earthquakes devastate Japan. One family’s resolve is tested on a journey of survival through the sinking archipelago.

July 10

Down to Earth with Zac Efron (Season 1)
Travel documentary

We see Efron as we’ve never seen him before as he searches for new healthy ways of living.

The Old Guard (2020)
Netflix’s big action blockbuster for the summer

Starring Charlize Theron as an ancient warrior named Andromache of Scythia (Andy for short) who leads a group of highly-trained and immortal mercenaries through history.

July 16

Indian Matchmaking (Season 1)
Reality series

Sima Taparia’s mission is to match people in the USA and India. But in a world of billions, they’re searching for the ‘One’ – who will find theirs?

July 21

Jack Whitehall: I’m Only Joking (2020)
Stand-up special

British comic Whitehall delivers his signature style of stand up in this one-off special including hilarious stories about happy couples, life in hotels and human stupidity.

Street Food: Latin America (Season 1)
Cooking travel docu-series.

In this vibrant food series, Latin American chefs tell their stories and bring a taste of tradition and innovation to their delicious offerings.

July 28 

Last Chance U (Season 5)
Final series covering football teams in the US.

The last in the prolific series that has had us hooked on the lives and sporting tribulations of Laney College JUCO football. The Laney Eagles are on a quest to defend the 2018 national championship win with Coach John Beam leading the charge. Look for the players to do their best to overcome injuries and other roadblocks, including the pressure to prove themselves.

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