TV & Movies

What’s New on Netflix Canada—Plus, What’s Leaving—in July

Whether wholesome babysitters, creepy true crime or romantic reality is your jam, Netflix Canada has you covered for July. (And it's last call for The Godfather and Indiana Jones movies!)

Everything that’s coming to Netflix Canada in July

July 1: Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt, Season 2
July 1: Deadwind, Season 2
July 1: Say I Do
July 1: Under the Riccione Sun
July 1: Unsolved Mysteries
July 1: #Anne Frank – Parallel Stories
July 1: Beastly
July 1: Catch Me If You Can
July 1: Cleo & Cuquin, Season 2
July 1: Get Rich or Die Tryin’
July 1: Hellboy II: The Golden Army
July 1: Jumping the Broom
July 1: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
July 1: Last Action Hero
July 1: Legends of the Fall
July 1: Little Odessa
July 1: Lord of War
July 1: Mean Girls
July 1: Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown
July 1: Once Upon a Time in the West
July 1: Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon: Ultra Legends
July 1: Stand by Me
July 1: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
July 1: The Amazing Spider-Man
July 1: The Art of War
July 1: The Big Short
July 1: The F**k-It List
July 1: The Great Gatsby
July 1: The Italian Job
July 1: The Terminal
July 1: Trotro
July 1: True Grit
July 1: True Romance
July 1: Tully
July 1: Zodiac
July 2: Thiago Ventura: POKAS
July 2: Warrior Nun
July 3: The Baby-Sitters Club
July 3: Cable Girls, Final Season Part 2
July 3: Desperados
July 3: JU-ON: Origins
July 3: Southern Survival
July 4: The Girl on the Train
July 6: A Kid from Coney Island
July 6: Crazy Rich Asians
July 6: The Nun
July 8: Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado
July 8: Stateless
July 8: Was It Love?
July 8: Yu-Gi-Oh!, Season 1
July 9: Japan Sinks: 2020
July 9: The Protector, Season 4
July 10: The Claudia Kishi Club
July 10: Down to Earth with Zac Efron
July 10: The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space
July 10: Hello Ninja, Season 3
July 10: O Crush Perfeito (Dating Around: Brazil)
July 10: The Old Guard
July 10: The Twelve
July 12: Paranormal Activity 2
July 12: Paranormal Activity 3
July 12: Paranormal Activity 4
July 14: The Business of Drugs
July 14: On est ensemble (We Are One)
July 14: Slender Man
July 14: Urzilla Carlson: Overqualified Loser
July 15: Dark Desire
July 15: Gli Infedeli (The Players)
July 15: Skin Decision: Before and After
July 16: Fatal Affair
July 16: Indian Matchmaking
July 16: MILF
July 17: Boca a Boca (Kissing Game)
July 17: Cursed
July 20: Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love
July 21: How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast), Season 2
July 21: Ip Man 4, The Finale
July 21: Jack Whitehall: I’m Only Joking
July 21: Street Food: Latin America
July 22: Fear City: New York vs The Mafia
July 22: Love on the Spectrum
July 22: Norseman, Season 3
July 22: Signs
July 24: Sing On! Spain
July 24: Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing
July 24: The Kissing Booth 2
July 24: Ofrenda a la tormenta
July 26: Banana Split
July 26: Good Girls, Season 3
July 27: Elysium
July 28: Jeopardy!, Collection 6
July 28: Last Chance U: Laney
July 29: The Hater
July 29: Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons, Season 4
July 30: Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy
July 31: Get Even
July 31: Latte and the Magic Waterstone
July 31: Seriously Single
July 31: The Speed Cubers
July 31: Sugar Rush: Extra Sweet
July 31: The Umbrella Academy, Season 2
July 31: Vis a vis: El Oasis (Locked Up)

Congratulations, my friends! We made it to summer.

Wherever you are located, chances are some COVID-19 restrictions have lifted, and so I’d encourage you to enjoy yourself. Get a bit of sun! Do some socially-distanced hangouts with friends and family! Maybe go for a swim or fire up the barbecue! Eke out a little bit of time for yourself, because it has been a challenging spring and you deserve a break.

And if you’re looking for things to do on the lazy days, Netflix Canada is offering a real mix of exciting content this July. Retro family or creepy true crime? Romantic reality or superhero action? It’s all online, so kick back and enjoy. Here’s what we’re most looking forward to binge-ing:

The best new movies and shows on Netflix Canada July 2020

The Baby-Sitters Club (7/01)

It’s a big month for us Sitter Sisters! Netflix finally rolls out its adaptation of the classic Ann M. Martin book series. The show, spearheaded by Rachel Shukert (GLOW) and Lucia Aniello (Broad City), will follow the adventures of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacy and Dawn as they navigate their babysitting business, friendships and young love, blending comedy and drama along the way.

(Look, y’all—this was a formative book series for me, and even though a thirtysomething gay man probably isn’t their target demo, I will definitely be watching it. Also, keep an eye out for The Claudia Kishi Club, a short Netflix doc that celebrates Asian-American representation in the series on July 10!)

Unsolved Mysteries (7/01)

An equally formative (if somewhat less age-appropriate) series for me was Unsolved Mysteries. I remember it like it was yesterday: Crawling beneath a blanket next to my mother, a dog-eared copy of a Baby-Sitters Club book clutched in my hands, the dark synth of the show’s creepy theme song would make all the hairs rise on the back of my neck as host Robert Stack would walk through dense mist and talk about unexplained phenomena or strange murder. Well, Netflix has revived the series for a new generation, with a whole spate of new mysteries to enjoy. I’m excited to be scared all over again!

Say I Do (7/01)

Weddings! Romance! Reality shows! Is any of this exciting to you? Well, then I have some good news. This new Netflix series follows experts Jeremiah Brent, Thai Nguyen and Gabriele Bertaccini as they help different couples achieve their dream nuptials. (And I’ll certainly be taking notes for when I wed my cat in an intimate-but-tasteful ceremony this fall. Don’t worry, Barney. There will be enough treats for everyone.)

Mean Girls (7/01)

The Tina Fey classic returns to Netflix. I confess, I’ve always been more of a Clueless guy, but the enduring popularity of this film is hard to ignore, coupled with early career showings from Amy Poehler, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan, plus a script that still crackles years later.

Down to Earth with Zac Efron (7/10)

Zac Efron has followed a strange career trajectory. Starting out as a Disney moppet, he eventually transformed himself into a beach-blanket beefcake, then branched out into unglamorous indie and awards-baiting films, and has now has settled into… well, this. I mean, no shade—he seems like a nice enough guy who has navigated some of the pitfalls of fame, and he’s certainly very handsome, but…a travel show isn’t what I would expect from him at this point in his career. In any case, this Netflix original documents Efron and wellness expert Darin Olien as they journey around the world in search of healthy, sustainable living.

The Old Guard (7/10)

Charlize Theron continues her tradition of portraying bad-ass heroines in this action film about a group of immortal mercenaries banding together to stop an evil company looking to replicate and monetize their powers. Exciting! Gritty! Immortal! Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball), this one comes with buzz and, well, Charlize.

Cursed (7/17)

Fantasy seems like a successful genre for Netflix (See also: The Witcher), and so they’ve returned to the well for this female-led reimagining of Arthurian legend, based on the bestselling book series of the same name. The show follows Nimue, a young woman “with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake.” She meets Arthur, and the two journey to deliver an ancient sword to Merlin.  I confess that I don’t have much familiarity with this genre, but I do know that the streamer is promoting the hell out of this thing, so it’s probably worth a watch. Plus, you’ll have something to talk about with your nerd friends.

The Umbrella Academy, Season 2 (7/31)

Ellen Page and Co. return in popular superhero series. The ragtag group of adopted siblings are alive after last season’s cliffhanger and ready for some time travel shenanigans (and further apocalypse-thwarting). I thoroughly enjoyed the first season, and advance buzz on this season has been very positive. Superheroes! Who knew?

Plus, make sure you catch these titles before they’re gone for good!

Everything that’s leaving Netflix in July

Leaving July 1: A Quiet Place
Leaving July 8: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Leaving July 28: Ant-Man and the Wasp
Leaving July 31: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Leaving July 31: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Leaving July 31: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Leaving July 31: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Leaving July 31: The Godfather
Leaving July 31: The Godfather: Part II
Leaving July 31: The Godfather: Part III