Pop Culture

What to watch on Netflix right now: Best movies and TV shows this month

Netflix has more great programming than anyone could possibly consume in their lifetime. So how do you know where to start? Here's TODAY's special list of recommendations for July that you won't want to miss — from modern classics to bouncy musicals and cult classics. So get ready to settle into your sofa, and chill out during the hot months!

All New

"Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"

Netflix
Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld go for a drive in "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."

Jerry Seinfeld packs laughs and top comedians into classic vehicles as he drives them to grab some java. Freshly served: Dave Chappelle! (July 6)

"The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants"

Netflix
"Captain Underpants" is totally epic, man!

Not sure how to keep the out-of-school kiddies occupied? Captain Underpants is here to save the day! (July 13)

"The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale"

Fans who miss "The Soup" will find warm comfort from former host McHale, who now runs a "Soup"-like show that spoofs the best bad stuff on TV and online. (July 15, part two of season one)

"Orange Is the New Black"

Netflix
Whatever color they're wearing, the incarcerated women of "Orange Is the New Black" are always in trouble somewhere.

The best show about offenders in jumpsuits on TV, "Orange" continues its sentence. (July 27, season six)

Also add to the queue: "Anne with an E" (July 6, season two), "The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter" (July 6), "Sugar Rush" (July 13), "Amazing Interiors" (July 20)

Certified Classics

"Jurassic Park" Trilogy (1993-2001)

Universal Pictures
Save your down time for the dinos with a "Jurassic Park" three-fer.

Make it a day of dinos as Netflix reanimates the trilogy that got us all excited over a very bad science concept: bringing back dinosaurs in a theme park. "Jurassic Park" (1993), "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (1997) and "Jurassic Park III" (2001) are all on the menu. (July 1)

"The Princess Diaries" (2001)

If dinos ain't your thing, maybe modern-day princesses, mentored by none other than Julie Andrews, are. If so, check out Anne Hathaway in one of her best roles. (July 1)

"Her" (2013)

Joaquin Phoenix falls for the voice on his computer, and since that voice is Scarlett Johansson's, we totally understand. Touching and thought-provoking. (July 29)

Also add to the queue: "The Sinner" (July 2, season one); "Shameless" (season eight, July 28)

Going, Going ... Gone!

Shutterstock
Audrey Hepburn is sheer elegance in "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

"Bring It On" (2000) (July 1); "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" (2011) (July 1), "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1969) (July 2); "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (2016) (July 11); "A Cinderella Story" (2004) (July 30).

Don't be remote! Be sure to check back right here in August to see what Netflix has coming up next.

Closed Captioning
apply | reset x
font
size
T
T
T
T
color

Joel McHale talks about his Netflix show (and drinks wine and scotch)

Play Video - 4:24

Joel McHale talks about his Netflix show (and drinks wine and scotch)

Play Video - 4:24

Follow Randee Dawn on Twitter.

TOP