Prepare yourself for the month of July 2022. July is just around the corner and Netflix has shared with subscribers the full list of movies and TV shows added to its lineup over the course of the month. There are tons of original movies and new additions on that list, and it might be a bit overwhelming to sift through them all to find the ones you don’t want to see, but that’s where this useful article comes in.
There were a lot of great titles coming to Netflix in July, but we’re narrowing the field down a bit to focus on some of the best picks. Whether you’re into comedy, horror or action, there’s something for everyone next month, it’s just a matter of finding the right title in the midst of crowded streaming services. So we thought we would give you some suggestions.
Below, we take a look at some of the best movies heading to Netflix next month. They’re not in any particular order, but they cover a variety of different genres and any of them would be a great choice for a movie night on the couch.
Big Daddy (July 1)
Not only is Adam Sandler one of the most iconic comedy stars of our time, but he’s also one of the most popular performers on Netflix. On July 1st, one of his very best movies arrives on Netflix in the form of Big Daddy. The film about a man who “adopts” a kid to prove to his girlfriend that he’s keeper material came out during Sandler’s incredible run in the 1990s, but was one of the first to truly highlight his dramatic acting chops.
Insidious (July 1)
Saw and The Conjuring have helped make James Wan one of the leading names in horror today, but one of his best and most terrifying films came between the debut of those two franchises. The terrifying supernatural thriller known as Insidious is filled with horror from beginning to end, delivering some of the best jump-scares of Wan’s career.
Catch Me If You Can (July 1)
One could argue that Steven Spielberg has never made a bad movie. Some haven’t been as great as others, but the man has more hits than anyone else in history. His best movies are some of the best films of all time, and Catch Me If You Can is certainly in the upper tier of his filmography.
Goodfellas (July 1)
Beloved actor Ray Liotta sadly passed away last month, but his legacy will be immortalized in his performances. One of his best performances — certainly his most iconic — came as Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed 1990 crime epic Goodfellas.
Se7en (July 1)
David Fincher is a thriller master, and there’s a reason Se7en continues to send chills up the spines of viewers in 2022. The more you think about this film, the harder it hits you. Brad Pitt’s horrified delivery of “What’s in the box?” is just one of the best movie moments of the 1990s.
The Sea Beast (July 8)
These last two movies are breaking just a little bit from the mold of this list, as they haven’t been released yet, so they can’t really be considered the “best” of anything. But they’re easily the most-anticipated films hitting Netflix this summer and it would be tough to write any list about the streamer’s July offerings without including them.
First up is The Sea Beast, an original animated feature from Chris Williams, the director of Big Hero 6 and Moana. This adventure on the high seas looks to follow in the footsteps of other Netflix animated features like Klaus and The Mitchells vs. The Machines and make some big waves during awards season.