New Netflix Instant Releases: July 2015
July is almost upon us and it’s going to be a good month for Netflix users, as the streaming service is adding a whole slew of new movies and TV shows, including a bunch of exclusives. Cult comedy fans are eagerly awaiting the debut of the return of Wet Hot American Summer as a new series featuring the original cast, and standup fans will get a brand-new special from Rush Hour star Chris Tucker. Plus, there’s a whole slew of recent hits from television and cinemas (The Guest!). Read on for your guide to the new Netflix Instant releases arriving in July.
Bad Hair Day (2015): Starring Laura Marano, Leigh-Allyn Baker, and Christian Campbell. With the high school prom fast approaching, tech wizard Monica Reeves — who’s campaigning to be prom queen — prepares her look carefully in advance. But the plan falls apart when her hair goes rogue and her entire ensemble is ruined.
Death in Paradise: Season 3 (2014): Starring Ben Miller, Sara Martins, and Danny John-Jules. A warm, light-hearted detective series which takes place against a stunning Caribbean island backdrop.
Grandma’s Boy (2006): Starring Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, and Kevin Nealon. Even though he’s 35, Alex acts more like he’s 13, spending his days as the world’s oldest video game tester and his evenings developing the next big Xbox game. But then he gets kicked out of his apartment and has to move in with his grandmother.
Monster High: Scaris, City of Frights (2013): When Clawdeen Wolf gets the chance to apprentice for the legendary fashion designer Madame Ghostier, she and her best ghoul friends immediately pack their bags and hop on a plane to beautiful Scaris, France.
Octonauts: Season 3 (2013): A team of brave underwater explorers known as the Octonauts combs the world’s oceans for aquatic creatures in desperate need of assistance.
Saw V (2008): Starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, and Scott Patterson. In this fifth installment of the grisly Saw horror series, forensics detective Hoffman learns that his secret connection to Jigsaw is about to be exposed, so he embarks on a hunt to eradicate everything that links him to the serial killer.
Underworld: Evolution (2006): Starring Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, and Bill Nighy. Working together to expose the truth about their bloodlines, vampire warrior Selene and werewolf hybrid Michael learn the backstory to the ongoing conflict between the patrician Death Dealers and the barbarous Lycans.
Velvet: Season 2 (2014): Starring Paula Echevarría, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, and Manuela Velasco. In 1950s Spain, the heir to a fashion house romances a beautiful seamstress who works for the company, despite the objections of his family.
Knights of Sidonia: Season 2 (2014): A hero rises to save a world that’s also a spaceship under siege by an alien threat in this original anime series based on the popular manga comic.
Hell on Wheels: Season 4 (2014): Starring Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, and Common. Former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon seeks his wife’s killer as post-Civil War America struggles to rebuild its identity. His quest traverses the history of Reconstruction, peopled with railroad bosses, emancipated slaves and immigrants.
White Collar: Season 6 (2014): Starring Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, and Willie Garson. To avoid jail, an ultra-suave con man signs on to help an FBI agent catch other white-collar thieves but he conceals an ulterior motive.
Witches of East End: Season 2 (2014): Starring Julia Ormond, Madchen Amick, and Rachel Boston. Besides being an artist and the mother of two daughters, Joanna Beauchamp harbors an identity she hides from the world: that of a centuries-old wtich.
Serena (2015): Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Rhys Ifans. As most of America is mired in the Depression, George Pemberton and his wife, Serena, build a booming timber business together. But the family legacy becomes a knotty issue after Serena learns that she’s barren — and George has an illegitimate son.
Chris Tucker Live (2015): Filmed in his hometown of Atlanta, Chris Tucker showcases his stand-up comedic chops as he shares his experiences from childhood to the big time.
Creep – Netflix Exclusive (2014): Starring Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice. After spotting an online ad for a one-day gig in a distant town, a cash-strapped videographer figures he has nothing to lose and takes the job. But as the hours wear on, he finds that the client has some unsettling ideas in mind.
Goodbye to All That (2014): Starring Paul Schneider, Melanie Lynskey, and Heather Graham. Blindsided by his wife’s desire for a divorce, Otto Wall must try to refashion his life in a confusing new world of dating that includes social media. But while the sex comes easily for Otto, meaningful relationships don’t.
The Killer Speaks: Season 2 (2014): Actual convicted murderers — including spree killers, serial killers and domestic violence killers — describe their crimes in bone-chilling detail.
H2O: Mermaid Adventures: Season 2 (2015): Three high school friends who turn into mermaids whenever they touch water have undersea adventures while keeping their new life a secret.
Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie (2014): Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, and Peter Stormare. Having shown their mettle in previous Madagascar animated epics, dauntless penguins Skipper, Rico, Private and Kowalski team with a covert group, the North Wind, to stage an all-or-nothing showdown with the fiendish Dr. Octavius Brine.
Changeling (2008): Starring Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, and Jeffrey Donovan. Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn’t her child, she begins to challenge the authorities and the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
BoJack Horseman: Season 2 (2015): Starring Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, and Alison Brie. Back in the 1990s, half-equine, half-human BoJack Horseman was the star of a hit sitcom, but he’s fallen on hard times. He has big plans for a comeback, though, beginning with the publishing of his tell-all showbiz memoir.
Tig (2015): Comedian Tig Notaro announced her cancer diagnosis at what became a legendary stand-up set in 2012. Follow her search for humor amid devastating news.
Glee: Season 6 (2015): Starring Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Jane Lynch. Amid relationship woes and personal attacks from a wicked cheerleading coach, a teacher fights to turn underdog glee club members into winners.
The Guest (2014): Starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, and Brendan Meyer. When a stranger named David shows up at the Peterson family home and says he’s a friend of their late son Caleb, who recently died in combat, they welcome him into their lives. But Caleb’s sister soon doubts that David is the man he claims to be.
Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.: Season 2 (2014): Marvel’s mightiest superheroes — Hulk, She-Hulk, Red Hulk, A-Bomb, and Skaar — team up to tackle threats too enormous for other heroes to handle.
Almost Mercy (2015): Starring Bill Mosely, Kane Hodder, and Nick Principe. Best friends since their troubled childhoods, Jackson and Emily are high school classmates when Emily comes to realize that Jackson’s behavior is becoming more violent, forcing her to decide whether to warn others about his dangerous state of mind.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Season 5 (2015): Journey to the enchanted land of Equestria, where unicorn Twilight Sparkle and her pals have adventures and learn valuable lessons about friendship.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015): Starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, and Michael Showalter. It’s the first day of camp in this outrageous prequel to the hilarious 2001 cult classic movie. And at Camp Firewood, anything can happen.
Turbo FAST: Season 2 (2015): Join Turbo and his posse, the Fast Action Stunt Team. Filled with comedy, action, and fun, this series amps it up to the extreme.