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The Best Things Coming to Netflix in July

Welcome to our The Best Things Streaming column, where we highlight the best of what’s hitting your favorite streaming channels each month. As we enter summer under the shadow of COVID-19, Netflix is still delivering a stack of bingeable content. So stay in and enjoy arguably the best Batman movie, a classic kids karate series, a darling reboot of an iconic series, a highly anticipated superhero sophomore season, and some exciting documentaries.

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
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Warner Bros

Coming to Netflix: July 1

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is often lauded as one of the greatest Batman movies and we’d have to agree. Notwithstanding the recent launch of HBO Max, the film is hitting Netflix on the first day of July. The animated ’90s noir centers around Batman trying to hunt down a mysterious vigilante who’s killing criminals. Dark, stylish, and trendsetting, this is a must-watch.

The Karate Kid, Part II, and Part III
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Columbia Pictures

Coming to Netflix: July 1

With the exciting news that Cobra Kai is heading to Netflix, the streamer is adding all three classic Karate Kid movies this month! The films follow the young Daniel LaRusso as he faces down the local bullies with the help of Pat Morita’s iconic Mr Miyagi. It’s the perfect time to rewatch these classic kids movies before catching up with LaRusso and co. in Cobra Kai.

The Baby-Sitters Club
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Netflix

Coming to Netflix: July 3

We’ve been eagerly awaiting the new iteration of The Baby-Sitters Club since it was announced. The trailers promise a cute contemporary reimagining of the ragtag group of girls who first started a babysitting business back in the ’80s. This has long been one of our most anticipated shows of the year; without saying too much, we think that it might just live up to our expectations.

The Claudia Kishi Club

Netflix

Coming to Neflix: July 10

To celebrate the release of The Baby-Sitters Club, Netflix is also adding a short dedicated to fashion icon and VP of the titular crew Claudia Kishi. In the new series, Kishi is played perfectly by Momona Tamada, and this doc from Sue Ding features a bunch of Asian American creatives talking about what the stereotype-busting character means to them.

Umbrella Academy season two
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Netflix

Coming to Netflix: July 31

Based on the comic by Gerard Way and Fabio Moon, Umbrella Academy is the ragtag found family story you need. Luckily for you it’s headed back to Netflix as July rounds itself out. After that big final twist at the end of season one, we can’t wait to see what happens to these cheeky group of often depressive and eccentric supers who just can’t catch a break.

Check out other fave picks for July below!

July 1
Airplane!
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Charlotte’s Web
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Deadwind season two
The Devil’s Advocate
Double Jeopardy

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Kingdom seasons one, two, and three
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid Part II
The Karate Kid Part III

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
Mean Streets
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Paranormal Activity
Red Riding Hood (2011)
Sleepless in Seattle
Sleepy Hollow
Spaceballs
Splice
Stardust
Starsky & Hutch
Sucker Punch
Swordfish
Total Recall (1990)
Unsolved Mysteries
Winchester
The Witches

July 2
Warrior Nun

July 3
The Baby-Sitters Club season one
Cable Girls season five, part two
JU-ON: Origins

July 7
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

July 8
Yu-Gi-Oh! season one

July 9
Japan Sinks: 2020

July 10
The Claudia Kishi Club
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space
The Old Guard

July 16
Fatal Affair
Pride and Prejudice (2005)

July 17
Cursed

July 18
Gigantosaurus season one

July 20
Ip Man 4: The Finale
Street Food: Latin America

July 22
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The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion
A Cantar (Sing On! Spain)

July 28
Jeopardy!: Collection 6

July 30
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy

July 31
The Umbrella Academy season two

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