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The best new movies on Netflix in July

Summer brings classic ’80s action movies and romantic comedies in our best new movies on Netflix for the month

Netflix brings out the big guns—and some of the best ’80s movies—for its July streaming slate. Some of these action movies have become classics; all of them are immensely entertaining. They make us want to stay at home and forget any outdoor movies. Truth be told, that couch and the AC is an awfully appealing combo. Check out these five best new movies on Netflix.

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Best new movies on Netflix

Back to the Future (1985)

Two-hit wonder Corey Hart must be wishing he had the keys to that DeLorean right now; he turned down a screen test for the part of Marty McFly (which went to Michael J. Fox), thus missing out on this Steven Spielberg–produced smash. Still, he’s got his sunglasses at night. And he will never surrender.

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Working Girl (1988)

The peak of a certain breed of dialogue-heavy NYC drama that's sadly gone out of fashion, Mike Nichols's empowering movie has bloomed over the years. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the awesome late ’80s corporate duds sported by leads Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver and Melanie Griffith.

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

The Eddie Murphy blockbuster to beat sees his Detroit detective, Axel Foley, heading westward to avenge the murder of his friend, spouting plenty of quips along the way. The film still plays great—it's a lot smarter than you remember—and the music is tops, especially Harold Faltermeyer's synth hook.

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Lethal Weapon (1987)

If you enjoyed the recent cop comedy The Nice Guys, you owe yourself a return to screenwriter Shane Black's comic masterpiece—a movie so '80s, it hurts. Mel Gibson is the loose cannon. Danny Glover is (wait for it) getting too old for this shit. Together, they're unstoppable.

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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Kurt “Snake Plissken” Russell, Kim “Samantha” Cattrall and supernatural ninjas: what more do you need?  A screenplay by W.D. Richter, perhaps? Or some muscular composition and directing by America's most underrated major director, John Carpenter? Case closed.

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And here’s everything coming in July, by date:

Available July 1
41 on 41 (2014)
A Long Way From Home (2013)
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Bad Boys II (2003)
Batman: The Movie (1966)
Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996)
Between: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Blade 2 (2002)
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009)
Catwoman (2004)
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
Cinderella Man (2005)
Conflict (2015)
Death Race 2 (2010)
Death Race 3: Inferno (2013)
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Gladiator (2000)
Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
Honey (2003)
Insomnia (2002)
The Italian Job (2003)
Jackass: Number Two (2006)
Jim Jefferies: Freedumb - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show (2014)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
The Longest Yard (2005)
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Making the American Man (2016) - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
Marcella: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marco Polo: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mean Girls (2004)
Nevada Smith (1966)
Nick of Time (1995)
The Painted Veil (2006)
Pandemic (2015)
Phenomenon (1996)
Raiders Of The Lost Art: Season 2 Rumor Has It (2005)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
The Shannara Chronicles: Season 1
The Sting (1973)
Stomp the Yard: Homecoming (2010)
Talhotblond (2009)
Terminus (2016)
Turner and Hooch (1989)
Twisted (2004)
Watershed: Exploring A New Water Ethic For The New West (2012)
Well Wishes (2015)
Working Girl (1988)
Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)

Available July 4
Kuromukuro: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available July 6
The Big Short (2015)

Available July 7
A War (2015)
The Armor of Light (2015)
Brahman Naman (2016) - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
NSU German History X: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available July 8
The Invitation (2015) - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
Word Party: Season 1

Available July 9
Mustang (2015)
Mystery Files: Season 1

Available July 10
The Last Kingdom: Season 1

Available July 12
Rolling Papers (2015)

Available July 14
Gridlocked (2015) - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
Magi: The Adventures of Sinbad: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Todd Margaret: Season 3

Available July 15
The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ghostheads (2016)
Holidays (2016) - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
Rebirth (2016) - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Stranger Things: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016) - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available July 16
Fighting (2009)

Available July 19
Liv and Maddie: Season 3

Available July 21
Internet Famous (2016) - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE

Available July 22
BoJack Horseman: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Degrassi: Next Class: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available July 24
Popples: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available July 27
The Wave (2015)

Available July 29
Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Last Chance U (2016) - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Tallulah (2016) - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available July 30
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 6: Part 1

Available July 31
Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Season 2

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