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What to Watch on Netflix July 2023

Scrolling endlessly through Netflix? has 100+ TV show and movie recommendations for you.

New on Netflix in July 2023

  • Unknown (New series, July 3)
  • Tom Segura: Sledgehammer (Standup special, July 4)
  • Wham! (Documentary, July 5)
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (Season 2, July 6)
  • Wake Up, Carlo! (New series, July 6)
  • The Out-Laws (Movie, July 7)
  • Fatal Seduction (New series, July 7)
  • Hack My Home (New series, July 7)
  • Quarterback (New series, July 12)
  • Sugar Rush: The Baking Point (New series, July 12)
  • Burn the House Down (New series, July 13)
  • Survival of the Thickest (New series, July 13)
  • Sonic Prime (Season 2, July 13)
  • Bird Box Barcelona (Movie, July 14)
  • The Deepest Breath (Movie, July 19)
  • Supa Team 4 (New series, July 20)
  • Sweet Magnolias (Season 3, July 20)
  • They Cloned Tyrone (Movie, July 21)
  • Dew Drop Diaries (New series, July 24)
  • The Witcher (Season 3 pt. 2, July 27)
  • Happiness for Beginners (Movie, July 27)
  • The Lady of Silence (Movie, July 27)
  • Bastard! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy (Season 2, July 31)

The old joke about scrolling through Netflix titles for hours without actually watching anything is all too real. Fortunately, we’ve managed to pull together 100+ recommendations for shows and movies worth checking out on Netflix.

Most are Netflix originals, which are the streaming service’s primary focus these days, even though older series from other sources (like Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless, and Seinfeld) consistently rank in the Big Red N’s top 10.

Stop the endless scroll and let us point you toward some Netflix shows and movies to watch right now.

Best shows on Netflix

Bridgerton (Netflix)

Bridgerton | Drama

Like a mashup of Downton Abbey and Gossip Girl, super-producer Shonda Rhimes’s adaptation of the Bridgerton novel series has been called the sexiest period drama ever. It’s certainly one of the most inclusive, as this 1800s costume romp represents Regency-era London as far more racially diverse than history would dictate—as the show producers have said, this isn’t a documentary. Back to the sex and scandal: Bridgerton is binge-worthy TV at its frothiest.

Bojack Horseman (Netflix)

Bojack Horseman | Animation, comedy

Down-and-out ’90s TV star BoJack Horseman (voiced by Will Arnett) spirals into alcoholism and self-loathing in Hollywood—sound like an odd setup for a hilarious cartoon about a talking horse? It is, and it works. BoJack Horseman is both a scathing satire of the entertainment business and a sobering look at depression, with a colorful cast of animals and humans dealing with both. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll believe a cartoon horse can make you feel all the feels.

Cobra Kai (Netflix)

Cobra Kai | Comedy, drama

When it premiered on YouTube Red (remember that?) in 2018, Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai generated much retro-’80s buzz if not views. That changed in 2020 when Netflix picked up the series, leading to Cobra Kai becoming second only to Bridgerton in worldwide streams. The story of childhood frenemies Danny (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (William Zabka) is nostalgic, modern, funny, and emotional all at once, with martial-arts action and teen drama to boot.

GLOW (Netflix)

GLOW | Comedy, drama

GLOW looked like a cheeky take on the real-life story of ’80s pro wrestling franchise Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, but it proved itself to be a sincere celebration of female bonding and friendship from the first bell. Over three seasons, GLOW chronicled the hot-and-cold relationship between newbie wrestlers Ruth (Alison Brie) and Debbie (Betty Gilpin), as well as the high-flying ring antics of an exceptional ensemble cast of women. Check out these thirty all-killer, no-filler episodes.

Ozark (Netflix)

Ozark | Drama, thriller

Early conclusions that Ozark was just Breaking Bad relocated to Missouri fell away quickly once this tense crime drama started racking up a body count in the first episode. To save his own skin from a Mexican drug cartel, Chicago financial advisor Marty (Jason Bateman) agrees to launder money in a waterfront resort town in the Ozarks. This doesn’t go over well with the local criminals, including ruthless Ruth (breakout star Julia Garner). Ozark always keeps you guessing.

More recommended TV shows on Netflix

  • Archive 81
  • Black Mirror
  • Lucifer
  • Mindhunter
  • Never Have I Ever
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Squid Game
  • Stranger Things
  • Virgin River
  • The Witcher

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Best movies on Netflix

Army of the Dead (Netflix)

Army of the Dead | Action, drama

Director Zack Snyder jumps from the DC Universe of superheroes to the Netflix world of zombies with Army of the Dead, a surprisingly humorous horror epic. During a zombie outbreak, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) leads a military team on a side mission to liberate $200 million from a Las Vegas casino vault before the undead-ridden city is nuked. Snyder directed an equally entertaining Netflix prequel movie, Army of Thieves, also recommended.

Glass Onion (Netflix)

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery | Comedy, mystery

Daniel Craig returns as detective Benoit Blanc in the sequel to 2019’s Knives Out, joined by an all-new lineup of murder suspects that includes Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, and Leslie Odom Jr., as well as several celebrity guest appearances to keep an eye out for). Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is a worthy follow-up to the original, a twisty puzzle with as many laughs as surprises.

The Old Guard (Netflix)

The Old Guard | Action, sci-fi

In The Old Guard, action queen Charlize Theron leads a squad of immortal warriors who take on mercenary missions for good, because living forever gets dull without hobbies. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, The Old Guard is a superhero movie that doesn’t look or feel like a superhero movie, balancing kick-ass action and LGBTQ+ undertones with ease. A sequel is in the works at Netflix, with Theron and the rest of the cast returning—franchise time!

The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

The Power of the Dog | Drama, western

In her first film in 12 years, writer/director Jane Campion (The Piano) adapts a ’60s novel about estranged 1925 Montana rancher brothers. Short-tempered Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) is displeased when his brother George (Jesse Plemons) brings a new bride (Kirsten Dunst) into the ranch house, and Phil proceeds to make her life hell. The Power of the Dog eventually reveals Phil’s own demons, making for a very different kind of western.

Red Notice (Netflix)

Red Notice | Action, comedy

Heist flick Red Notice—among the most expensive Netflix productions ever—has serious star power: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds. An FBI profiler (Johnson) reluctantly teams up with an international art thief (Reynolds) to catch another international art thief (Gadot). As you’d expect from this threesome, the action is snappy, the quips are constant, and the plot doesn’t necessarily matter. But hey, Wonder Woman, Deadpool, and Black Adam are together!

More recommended movies on Netflix

  • Army of Thieves
  • Bullet Train
  • The Dirt
  • El Camino
  • Interceptor
  • Gunpowder Milkshake
  • The Harder They Fall
  • I Care a Lot
  • Spiderhead
  • Woman King

Best Netflix original shows

  • Cunk on Earth
  • Dead to Me
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • Godless
  • Inventing Anna
  • Love, Death & Robots
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Outer Banks
  • The Queen’s Gambit
  • Russian Doll
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Wednesday

Best comedy shows and movies on Netflix

  • Arrested Development
  • God’s Favorite Idiot
  • The Good Place
  • Kim’s Convenience
  • Love
  • New Girl
  • Seinfeld
  • Shameless
  • Workin’ Moms
  • The Wrong Missy

Best drama shows and movies on Netflix

  • Better Call Saul
  • Breaking Bad
  • The Crown
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • The Irishman
  • The Lincoln Lawyer
  • The Magicians
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Supernatural
  • You

Best true-crime shows and movies on Netflix

  • Abducted in Plain Sight
  • Bad Vegan
  • Dirty Money
  • Don’t F**k with Cats
  • Manhunt: Unabomber
  • Murder Among the Mormons
  • Narcos
  • The Tinder Swindler
  • When They See Us
  • Wild Wild Country

Best reality shows and movies on Netflix

  • 60 Days In
  • Alone
  • Bling Empire
  • The Circle
  • Forged in Fire
  • Married at First Sight
  • Queer Eye
  • The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch
  • Selling Sunset
  • Too Hot to Handle

Best food and travel shows and movies on Netflix

  • Chef’s Table
  • Dark Tourist
  • Expedition Happiness
  • Great British Baking Show
  • Nailed It!
  • Our Planet
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat
  • Somebody Feed Phil
  • Stay Here
  • World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals

Best documentaries on Netflix

  • Cheer
  • The Devil Next Door
  • Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey
  • The Last Dance
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
  • Making a Murderer
  • My Octopus Teacher
  • Our Great National Parks
  • Tiger King
  • Voir

Best sci-fi shows and movies on Netflix

  • All of Us Are Dead
  • Altered Carbon
  • Bladerunner 2024
  • Guardians of Justice
  • Lost in Space
  • The OA
  • Resident Evil
  • Sense8
  • The Umbrella Academy
  • Wynonna Earp

Best action shows and movies on Netflix

  • 21 Jump Street
  • 6 Underground
  • Ava
  • Blasted
  • Extinction
  • Extraction
  • Homefront
  • The Ice Road
  • Kate
  • Sky Rojo

Best horror shows and movies on Netflix

  • Ash vs. Evil Dead
  • Black Summer
  • Blood Red Sky
  • Brand New Cherry Flavor
  • Crazyhead
  • The Fear Street Trilogy
  • First Kill
  • Gerald’s Game
  • Midnight Mass
  • The Walking Dead

Best LGBTQ+ shows and movies on Netflix

  • AJ & the Queen
  • Bonding
  • East Siders
  • Elisa & Marcella
  • Feel Good
  • Heartstopper
  • Kissing Game
  • Q Force
  • Special
  • Queer Eye

Best kids’ shows and movies on Netflix

  • Brainchild
  • Chip & Potato
  • Fangbone!
  • Go Dog Go
  • Goosebumps
  • Mighty Express
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • The Thundermans
  • Vivo

Best anime shows and movies on Netflix

  • Castlevania
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Devilman
  • Dragon’s Dogma
  • Naruto
  • One-Punch Man
  • Pacific Rim: The Black
  • Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
  • The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
  • Yasuke

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