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Blink and you’ll miss them! Movies come and go from Netflix so quickly these days, but as always there is a brand-new crop of movies to discover – or re-discover as the case may be. Let’s take a dive into the comings and goings of July to see what you’ll be watching this month.

Leaving: The Conspiracy (Leaving July 1) | Arriving: The Invitation (Arriving July 8)

Replacing mockumentary horror The Conspiracy is Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation, a claustrophobic horror-thriller about a dinner party that begins to unravel in sinister directions. It’s a tightly-wound film that fans of low key horror ought to check out immediately.

Leaving: How to Marry a Millionaire (Leaving July 1) | Arriving: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Arriving July 1)

Isn’t it nice of Netflix to replace one Marilyn Monroe with another, even better Marilyn Monroe film? If you have avoided the works of Monroe out of some incorrect belief that she wasn’t a good actress, then you really have to watch the delightfully camp Gentlemen Before Blondes, with its famous costumes and even more famous songs – “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”, anyone? This film of scheming beauties on the high seas holds up over 60 years later thanks to Monroe and her co-star Jane Russell’s perfect chemistry, the script’s over-the-top laughs, and, yes, those iconic costumes and songs that have been emulated from Madonna to the Moulin Rouge.

Leaving: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (July 1) | Arriving: The Sting (July 1)

First Marilyn got replaced by herself, and now both Robert Redford and Paul Newman have, too. As Butch Cassidy, the classic western of bank-robbers fleeing to Bolivia that won four Oscars, leaves, we get the arguably even better The Sting, about a pair of con-men and grifters who seek revenge on a mob boss. That one won seven Oscars — including Best Picture — but it’s all a matter of taste as to which you prefer. Personally, I prefer the ‘30s style and swagger, and I also kinda hate “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head”.

Leaving: The Central Park Five (Leaving July 1) | Arriving: The Armor of Light (Arriving July 7)

From one documentary about the injustices committed against the black community to another. The case of “The Central Park Five” is famous for being so royally bungled by detectives who saw a group of black kids and wanted them put in jail even if it was for a crime they didn’t commit. The Armor of Light is not as good as Ken and Sarah Burns’ The Central Park Five, but Abigail Disney’s doco does put focus on another terrible crime wherein a young black man was shot and killed in Florida for playing his music too loud. His killer pleaded not guilty due to the state’s ridiculous “Stand Your Ground” laws, leading to the efforts of a minister to bring about gun reform. Heartbreaking stuff all ‘round.

Leaving: The Quiet Man (Leaving July 1) | Arriving: Working Girl (Arriving July 1)

John Ford won his fourth and final Academy Award for Direction for his work on this sporting romantic comedy, but since it’s leaving why not watch another surprisingly smart comedy from another great filmmaker? In this case it’s Mike Nichols and the film is Working Girl, an office comedy of mistaken identity starring Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Joan Cusack, and some of the most hilariously-’80s costumes you will ever see.

Leaving: A League of Their Own (Leaving July 1) | Arriving: Mustang (Arriving July 9)

American baseball in the 1940s and familial angst in modern day Turkey might not appear to have much in common, but these two great films are essentially about the necessity for female friendship through thick and thin. Mustang, an Oscar nominee just this year for Best Foreign Language Film, follows a family of sisters as they are first punished for acting lascivious around boys from school and then married off one-by-one before the youngest sister takes matters into her own hands. It’s extraordinary filmmaking from first-time feature director Deniz Gamze Erguven and a must-see for anybody interested in complex portrayals of family and womanhood.

Leaving: Witness (Leaving July 1) | Arriving: A War (Arriving July 7)

Another of this year’s Foreign Language Film Oscar nominees, Danish filmmaker Tobias Lindholm’s A War examines a commander who must take drastic action for the soldiers under his command while stationed in an Afghan province. It’s a worthy replacement for the slick Hollywood thrills of Peter Weir’s Witness, featuring Harrison Ford as a detective who must go undercover in Amish country to protect a witness.

Leaving: A Perfect Storm (Leaving July 1) | Arriving: The Wave (Arriving July 27)

You sadly have to wait until the end of the month to watch The Wave, but it’s a worthwhile watch, especially considering the George Clooney/Mark Wahlberg survival drama hasn’t aged all that well. The Wave is a Norwegian disaster movie that has enough destruction and mayhem to satisfy Hollywood action fans, and yet enough idiosyncrasies to set it apart from the mainstream.

Here is the full list of movies leaving Netflix in July:

July 1

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 
  • A Clockwork Orange 
  • A League of Their Own 
  • Allegiance 
  • Along Came Polly 
  • Best in Show 
  • The Beverly Hillbillies 
  • Bulworth 
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 
  • Caillou (Season 5)
  • The Central Park Five
  • Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke 
  • The Conspiracy 
  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (Seasons 1-2)
  • Dinosaur Train (Season 2)
  • Drive Me Crazy 
  • Flashpoint (Seasons 1-5)
  • The Flintstones 
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 
  • The Game (Seasons 1-3)
  • How to Marry a Millionaire 
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown 
  • Medium (Seasons 1-7)
  • Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (Volume 1)
  • Mouse Hunt 
  • My Sister’s Wedding 
  • Notting Hill 
  • Numb3rs (Seasons 1-6)
  • Odd Squad (Season 1)
  • The Perfect Storm 
  • The Quiet Man 
  • Reading Rainbow (Volume 1)
  • The Right Stuff 
  • Rubber 
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture 
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 
  • Star Trek: Generations 
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 
  • Team America: World Police 
  • Tesla: Master of Lightning 
  • Thumbelina 
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories 
  • Wild Kratts (Seasons 1-3)
  • Witness 
  • Women Aren’t Funny 
  • WordWorld (Season 1)
  • Zoboomafoo (Season 2)

July 2

  • Venus and Serena 

July 15

  • Color Crew 

July 16

  • Serenity

July 31

  • Braxton Family Values (Season 3)

Here’s the full list of movies arriving on Netflix in July.

July 1

  • 41 on 41
  • A Long Way From Home
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Bad Boys II
  • Batman: The Movie
  • Beavis and Butt-head Do America
  • Between (Season 2)
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Blade 2
  • By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
  • Catwoman
  • Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Cinderella Man
  • Conflict
  • Death Race 2
  • Death Race 3: Inferno
  • Deep (Season 1)
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Gladiator
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Hey Arnold! The Movie
  • Honey
  • Insomnia
  • The Italian Job
  • Jackass: Number Two
  • Jim Jefferies: Freedumb
  • Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • The Longest Yard
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Making the American Man
  • Marcella (Season 1)
  • Marco Polo (Season 2)
  • Mean Girls
  • Nevada Smith
  • Nick of Time
  • The Painted Veil
  • Pandemic
  • Phenomenon
  • Raiders Of The Lost Art (Season 2)
  • Rumor Has It
  • Scooby-Doo
  • The Shannara Chronicles (Season 1)
  • The Sting
  • Stomp the Yard: Homecoming
  • Talhotblond
  • Terminus
  • Turner and Hooch
  • Twisted
  • Watershed: Exploring A New Water Ethic For The New West
  • Well Wishes
  • Working Girl
  • Yours, Mine and Ours

July 4

  • Kuromukuro (Season 1)

July 6

  • The Big Short

July 7

  • A War
  • The Armor of Light
  • Brahman Naman
  • NSU German History X (Season 1)

July 8

  • The Invitation
  • Word Party (Season 1)

July 9

  • Mustang
  • Mystery Files (Season 1)

July 10

  • The Last Kingdom (Season 1)

July 12

  • Rolling Papers

July 14

  • Gridlocked
  • Magi: The Adventures of Sinbad (Season 1)
  • Todd Margaret (Season 3)

July 15

  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Season 3)
  • Ghostheads
  • Holidays
  • Rebirth
  • Stranger Things (Season 1)
  • Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru

July 16

  • Fighting

July 19

  • Liv and Maddie (Season 3)

July 21

  • Internet Famous

July 22

  • BoJack Horseman (Season 3)
  • Degrassi: Next Class (Season 2)

July 24

  • Popples (Season 3)

July 27

  • The Wave

July 29

  • Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh (Season 1)
  • Last Chance U
  • LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One (Season 2)
  • Tallulah

July 30

  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Season 6, part 1)

July 31

  • Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Season 2)