Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix

What’s new on Netflix: July 2020’s best new movies, shows, and originals

Arthurian legends, an orphan teen with supernatural powers, and middle-school babysitters highlight July on Netflix.

Jul 3, 2020, 9:36 am*



Phil West

  • Best new originals: Warrior Nun, Cursed, The Baby-Sitters Club, and season 2 of The Umbrella Academy
  • Best new movies: #Anne Frank – Parallel Stories, Schindler’s List, and Million Dollar Baby
  • Best new shows: The Last Dance, Shameless (season 10)
  • Full list of July 2020 originals
  • Full list of July 2020 movies
  • Full list of July 2020 shows
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Best new originals on Netflix: July 2020


This Netflix series, set to premiere July 17, takes on Arthurian legends—namely, Nimue (or the “Lady of the Lake”), played by Katherine Langford of 13 Reasons Why fame. Merlin’s here, Arthur’s here, and central to the plot, Excalibur’s here. A warning (or perhaps a harbinger of what entertains you): Netflix’s own guide describes the show as both “violent” and “gritty.”

Katherine Langford in Cursed on Netflix

Warrior Nun

Based on the Warrior Nun Areala comic book series, this brand-new Netflix series has serious Buffy the Vampire Slayer vibes about it. Alba Baptista plays the titular orphaned teen who gains supernatural powers, finds an older male tutor who consults ancient tomes to guide her progress (for more shades of Buffy), and embarks upon a battle against demons on Earth.

Warrior Nun on Netflix

The Baby-Sitters Club

Based on the Ann M. Martin book series, The Baby-Sitters Club follows a group of middle-school girls who set up a babysitting business and grow their strong friendships. Young female viewers will potentially identify themselves as one of the strongly-drawn characters in the series, and adults peeking in might feel a pang of nostalgia with Alicia Silverstone’s appearance in the show.

Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix

The Umbrella Academy (season 2)

Fans of the superhero show’s first season will be happy to see its sophomore season debut on Netflix July 31. The premise is a little complex to explain, starting with 43 immaculate-conception babies born the same day, before settling into X-Men territory. Ellen Page and Mary J. Blige were part of the first season’s sizable ensemble cast.

The Umbrella Academy Season 2 on Netflixthe

Best new movies on Netflix: July 2020

#Anne Frank – Parallel Stories

This documentary, featuring Oscar winner and legendary actress Helen Mirren, explores the famous diaries of Anne Frank. The critically-acclaimed movie follows the lives of five women who were sent to concentration camps during World War II, released for the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation.

#Anne Frank - Parallel Stories

Million Dollar Baby

This 2004 boxing movie classic brings the star power of Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman together. Swank stars as an amateur boxer who has dreams of becoming a professional, with Eastwood in the familiar trope of the grizzled veteran trainer who takes her under his wing.

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Schindler’s List

It’s amazing that the 1993 classic isn’t already on Netflix, but that gets rectified in July with its inclusion. If you haven’t seen Liam Neeson’s performance or Steven Spielberg’s unflinching direction (starting with the choice to present the movie in stark black and white), you’re missing out on a key movie in the late 20th-century canon.

Liam Neeson in Schindlers List
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Best new shows on Netflix: July 2020

The Last Dance

When sports were paused this past spring, ESPN’s launch of The Last Dance brought fans together to relive the last of the Chicago Bulls’ glory days. As the Daily Dot’s Eddie Strait noted, ‘The Last Dance is the most ambitious 30 for 30 project since the Academy Award-winning O.J.: Made in America in terms of length, if not depth. The stories of Jordan and the ‘97-98 Bulls are well covered. Even if The Last Dance mostly reaffirms what we know, it adds a layer of context that makes the story worth revisiting.”

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Shameless (season 10)

If you’ve been relying on Netflix to follow the Showtime series, and you’re parked at the end of season 9, know that season 10 will be bingeable in the coming month. “Originally a remake of a popular British series, Shameless has evolved into its own being, a deeply American comedy about family and poverty,” the Daily Dot’s John-Michael Bond observed. “With a cast that includes William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Joan Cusack, and more, it’s easy to understand why Shameless has developed a rabid following.”

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Best recent releases on Netflix: Editor’s picks

Never Have I Ever

Netflix’s coming-of-age series Never Have I Ever has everything I could have wanted from a teen comedy from Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. The series follows sophomore Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) as she recovers from her father’s death, all the more challenged by her nemesis, her perfect cousin, and her strict mother. It stands out in its approach to trauma and processing grief. It’s a fresh approach to teen shows and doesn’t feel like an after school special. Its many quirks — like narration by John McEnroe and Big Nervous Nerd energy — make it worth savoring. —Samantha Grasso

Netflix's Never Have I Ever
Netflix’s Never Have I Ever Lara Solanki/Netflix



July 2020 new Netflix Originals

Available July 1

  • Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt (season 2)
  • Deadwind, season 2
  • Say I Do
  • Under the Riccione Sun
  • Unsolved Mysteries

Available July 2

  • Thiago Ventura: POKAS
  • Warrior Nun

Available July 3

  • The Baby-Sitters Club
  • Cable Girls: Final Season: Part 2
  • Desperados
  • JU-ON: Origins
  • Southern Survival

Available July 5

  • ONLY

Available July 8

  • Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado
  • Stateless
  • Was It Love?

Available July 9

  • Japan Sinks: 2020
  • The Protector (season 4)

Available July 10

  • The Claudia Kishi Club
  • Down to Earth with Zac Efron
  • The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space
  • Hello Ninja (season 3)
  • O Crush Perfeito (Dating Around: Brazil)
  • The Old Guard
  • The Twelve

Available July 14

  • The Business of Drugs
  • On est ensemble (We Are One)
  • Urzila Carlson: Overqualified Loser

Available July 15

  • Dark Desire
  • Gli Infedeli (The Players)
  • Skin Decision: Before and After

Available July 16

  • Fatal Affair
  • Indian Matchmaking
  • MILF

Available July 17

  • Boca a Boca (Kissing Game)
  • Cursed

Available July 20

  • Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love

Available July 21

  • How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (season 2)
  • Jack Whitehall: I’m Only Joking
  • Street Food: Latin America

Available July 22

  • Fear City: New York vs The Mafia
  • Love on the Spectrum
  • Signs

Available July 23

  • The Larva Island Movie

Available July 24

  • ¡A cantar! (Sing On, Spain!)
  • Animal Crackers
  • Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing
  • The Kissing Booth 2
  • Ofrenda a la tormenta

Available July 28

  • Last Chance U: Laney

Available July 29

  • The Hater
  • Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons (season 4)

Available July 30

  • Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy

Available July 31

  • Get Even
  • Latte and the Magic Waterstone
  • Seriously Single
  • The Speed Cubers
  • Sugar Rush: Extra Sweet
  • The Umbrella Academy, season 2
  • Vis a vis: El Oasis (Locked Up)



July 2020 new movies on Netflix

Available July 1

  • #Anne Frank – Parallel Stories
  • A Bridge Too Far
  • A Thousand Words
  • A Touch of Green: Season 1
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Airplane!
  • Ali
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • Cloud Atlas
  • David Foster: Off the Record
  • Definitely, Maybe
  • Delta Farce
  • Donnie Brasco
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Frida
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
  • Killing Hasselhoff
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Mean Streets
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Paranormal Behavior
  • Red Riding Hood (2011)
  • Schindler’s List
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Spaceballs
  • Splice
  • Stand and Deliver
  • Stardust
  • Starsky & Hutch
  • Sucker Punch
  • Swordfish
  • The Art of War
  • The Devil’s Advocate
  • The F**k-It List
  • The Firm
  • The Karate Kid
  • The Karate Kid Part II
  • The Karate Kid Part III
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • The Town
  • The Witches
  • This Christmas
  • Total Recall (1990)
  • Trotro
  • Winchester

Available July 5

  • ONLY

Available July 6

  • A Kid from Coney Island

Available July 7

  • Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Available July 8

  • The Long Dumb Road

Available July 16

  • Pride & Prejudice

Available July 17

  • Funan

Available July 18

  • The Notebook

Available July 21

  • Ip Man 4: The Finale

Available July 22

  • 61
  • The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion
  • Spotlight

Available July 26

  • Banana Split

Available July 30

  • Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie



July 2020 new shows on Netflix

Available July 1

  • Abby Hatcher (season 1)
  • Cleo & Cuquin (season 2)
  • Kingdom (seasons 1-3)

Available July 8

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! (season 1)

Available July 15

  • Sunny Bunnies (seasons 1 and 2)

Available July 18

  • Gigantosaurus (season 1)

Available July 19

  • The Last Dance

Available July 24

  • In the Dark (season 2)

Available July 26

  • Shameless (season 10)

Available July 28

  • Jeopardy! (collection 6)

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*First Published: Jul 1, 2020, 7:00 am