The evenings may be light and long now, but Netflix is still providing us with plenty of reasons to hunker down on the sofa as the sun sets.
The online streaming platform is serving up some blinders for July 2022, and the best new films and TV shows include original dramas, comedies and docu-series that will help transport us away from the outside world.
Here is our pick of the best TV shows and films to watch on Netflix this month – happy viewing! And, looking further ahead, we’ve also rounded up some of the most exciting Netflix dramas in the making to whet your appetite for the coming months.
Best new films and TV shows on Netflix: July 2022
Stranger Things season 4 part 2 (1 July)
Since the long-awaited fourth season of Stranger Things launched at the end of May, it’s become the most-viewed English language series on Netflix. The final two episodes arrive on July 1st and, with the first clocking in at one hour and 25 minutes and the season finale two and a half hours long, there’s still plenty of plot to get through.
Growing Up Gay (2 July)
Years & Years singer Olly Alexander opens up about combatting his depression while investigating why mental health issues plague the LGBTQ+ community.
Oh My Baby (3 July)
On the brink of 40 and single, a workaholic magazine editor aims to bypass marriage and have a baby on her own, Just when she has given up on love and marriage, three men appear in front of her.
Girl in the Picture (6 July)
Girl In The Picture explores a jaw-dropping true crime story that spans 30 years. The documentary centres on a woman who goes by the name of Sharon Marshall and aims to find out who she really was, and why her real identity was unknown to everyone – including herself.
The Sea Beast (8 July)
The Sea Beast is an epic Netflix adventure film which tells the story of Jacob Holland, a legendary sea monster hunter whose life is turned upside down when a young girl, Maisie Brumble, stows away on his ship and finds an unlikely friend in a terrifying sea monster.
This animated sea escapade is directed by Chris Williams, who has worked on the likes of Moana, Big Hero 6 and Bolt.
Boo, Bitch (8 July)
Two senior BFFs make a last-ditch attempt to be seen. High school can be tough enough, but waking up one morning and realizing you’re a ghost? Now that’s a whole new level of complicated.
How to Build a Sex Room (8 July)
Interiors shows are getting raunchier. This reality show focuses on couples who commission the help of luxury interior designer Melanie Rose to design stylish rooms specifically for the purposes of sex.
Each episode sees Rose interview a couple to discern their sexual proclivities, before working with a contractor to create a bespoke sex room, from a secret rock ‘n’ roll dungeon to a next-level spa.
Uncoupled (29 July)
Neil Patrick Harris stars as Michael, a married Manhattanite who thought his life was perfect until his husband of 17 years blindsides him by walking out the door. Overnight, Michael has to confront two nightmares — losing the one he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-40s in New York City.