The #1 streaming service worldwide houses a variety of Netflix-original shows and movies, from “The King” to “The Kissing Booth,” and once again, new releases are set to drop this coming July. However, with the addition of new movies unfortunately comes the loss of older movies throughout July, so viewers better start binging until the end of June, or hope that these films will still be available on other streaming platforms like Hulu or HBO Max.
When presented with good and bad news, it is always better to start with the good news, which may make the leaving of certain films from Netflix a little bit easier. Luckily, a higher percentage of movies will be added to Netflix, with a huge wave coming in on July 1st. There is a wide range of new releases, 2000s favorites, and old classics being made available within the next week, from 1972’s “Deliverance” to 2004’s “Mean Girls.” The 90s classics “Goodfellas” and “Boogie Nights” are set to arrive on Netflix on July 1st as well, while early 2000s picks like “Catch Me If You Can” with Leonardo DiCaprio and “The Terminal” with Tom Hanks will bring Gen Z viewers back to their childhood movie nights. A few famous horror films, including “Insidious” and “Blair Witch” will also be added for those who loved a good scare. Finally, July 1st also boasts a new Netflix original— a film adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion,” starring Dakota Johnson and Henry Golding.
As a personal fan of romantic comedies, I am devastated to see some of the best of the best departing the Netflix queue during July, including “Love Actually,” “You’ve Got Mail,” and “The Edge of Seventeen.” In addition, the extremely captivating Facebook film “The Social Network” is leaving Netflix alongside fan favorites like “Forrest Gump” and 1994’s “Little Women.” However, the bulk of these films, with the exception of “The Social Network,” will be taken off of Netflix on July 31st, so viewers should still have plenty of time to rewatch any movies one last time.