Preparing your July watch-list? Take a little help from our guide on new shows and films on Netflix this July.

DOCUMENTARIES

‘Nova: Thai Cave Rescue’

Thai Cave Rescue, new on Netflix

In July 2018, a young football team and their coach made international headlines after being trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. Follow the nail-biting rescue operation undertaken by a team of international cave divers in this 2018 documentary.
Director: Tom Stubberfield
Writer: Tom Stubberfield
Release Date: July 1

‘The War Against Women’

War against Women, new on Netflix

Filmed for three years across ten countries, this documentary (2013) highlights the harrowing reality of the use of rape as a weapon of war in conflict zones such as Bosnia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Director: Hernan Zin
Writers: Hernan Zin, Andrew Ford, Ana Pincus
Release Date: July 1

‘The Great Hack’

The Great Hack, New on Netflix

The Cambridge Analytica scandal made headlines in 2018. Explore the darker side of social media in this documentary, where the scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.
Directors: Karim Amer, Jehane Noujair
Writers: Karim Amer, Erin Barnett
Release Date: July 24

FILMS

‘In Bruges’

In Bruges, new on Netflix

Ray and Ken, two hit men, are ordered by their boss to lay low in the Belgian city of Bruges after a job goes bust in this 2008 English movie. What ensues is a series of unusual encounters and experiences that could change their outlook towards life forever.
Director: Martin McDonagh
Writer: Martin McDonagh
Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendon Gleeson, Clemence Poesy, Ralph Fiennes
Release Date: July 1

‘Swiped’

Swiped, new on Netflix

In Swiped (2018), Lance, a college student and a womaniser, convinces his roommate and tech genius James to create the ultimate hook-up app. All is merry until unexpected repercussions arise.
Director: Ann Deborah Fishman
Writer: Ann Deborah Fishman
Cast: Noah Centineo, Kristen Johnston, George Hamilton
Release Date: July 1

‘Pirate Radio’

Pirate Radio, new on Netflix

Set in the United Kingdom of the 1960s, Pirate Radio (2009) is the story of a fictional pirate radio station that broadcasts rock and pop music from a ship in the North Sea. It’s based on the real-life, unlicensed radio stations that played popular music shunned by BBC Radio. In this hilarious comedy, a crew of radio jockeys gives fans music and commentary as the government finds ways to shut them down.
Director: Richard Curtis
Writer: Richard Curtis
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost
Release Date: July 1

‘Despicable Me 3’

Despicable Me 3, new on Netflix

In the third instalment (2017) of the Despicable Me franchise, the lovable conman Gru meets his charming and more successful twin brother Dru, who wants to team up for one final heist.
Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon
Writers: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker
Release Date: July 5

SHOWS

‘Descendants Of The Sun’: Season 1

Descendants of the Sun, new on Netflix

Set in the fictitious, war-torn country of Urk, this highly acclaimed K-Drama narrates a love story between a South Korean special forces captain and a surgeon.
Directors: Eung-Bok Lee
Writers: Eun-Sook Kim, Won-Suk Kim
Cast: Joong-Ki Song, Hye-Kyo Song, Goo-Seo Jin
Seasons: 1 (2016)
Release Date: July 1

‘The Last Czars’: Season 1

The Last Czars, new on Netflix

This Netflix original is a docu-series on the social upheavals in early 20th century Russia, that led to the downfall of the three-century-old Romanov dynasty.
Directors: Adrian McDowall, Gareth Tunley
Writers: Christopher Bell, Dana Fainaru
Cast: Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright
Seasons: 1 (2019)
Release Date: July 3

‘Stranger Things’: Season 3

The much-awaited third season (pictured above) of Netflix’s sci-fi hit is finally here. Watch fresh supernatural events and new forces of evil unfold in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana.
Creators: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown
Seasons: 3 (2016, 2017, 2019)
Release Date: July 4

‘Free Rein’: Season 3

Free Rein, new on Netflix

The family-friendly British drama series is back with a third season. Follow Zoe and Raven’s third summer at Bright Fields Stables as relationships change and more adventures beckon.
Creators: Vicki Lutas, Anna McCleery
Cast: Jaylen Barron, Celine Buckens, Freddy Carter
Seasons: 3 (2017, 2018, 2019)
Release Date: July 6