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Netflix is releasing 48 new movies and shows this week – here are 10 you need to watch

Published Jul 28th, 2020 8:56AM EDT

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  • Netflix is in the process of wrapping up a huge month of releases in July, with one of the service’s most hotly anticipated premieres of the month still to come this Friday.
  • On top of that, August releases begin this coming Saturday, with a whopping 33 new movies and full seasons of TV series set to be added to Netflix’s catalog on August 1st alone.
  • There are 48 different movies and shows set to hit the nation’s most popular streaming service this week, and we’ll run through them all for you right here.

July 2020 has been a huge month for new content at Netflix… and it’s not even over yet. More than 100 new movies, shows, and specials are on the calendar for the month of July, and that includes a whopping 60 Netflix original productions. There’s so much great content on the calendar that you’ve undoubtedly missed some, so you should definitely check out our earlier coverage to make sure nothing slipped through the cracks. Charlize Theron’s new action-packed thriller The Old Guard was obviously a highlight, and on top of that, one of the most hotly anticipated releases of the entire month is set to hit Netflix this coming Friday. That’s right, the wait for The Umbrella Academy season 2 is finally almost over.

Then, in addition to all that, August 1st falls on Saturday this week and it brings a huge haul of 33 new titles to Netflix’s catalog. That brings the number of new releases from Netflix this week to an intimidating 48 in total, and there’s simply no way you’re going to have time to watch it all. Lucky for you, we’ve picked out 10 titles in particular that you should definitely check out.

Here are our tops picks, in order of release date:

  • Shameless (U.S.): Shameless: Season 10
  • The Umbrella Academy: Season 2
  • The Addams Family
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Jurassic Park
  • Mad Max
  • Mr. Deeds
  • The NeverEnding Story

Most of those are classic movies and fan favorites that you have to rewatch given the opportunity. There are also a few on the list that you might have missed, like the British comedy Death at a Funeral with Matthew Macfadyen, Alan Tudyk, Peter Dinklage, and a few other faces you’ll recognize. And while it doesn’t hit Netflix until Sunday, which is actually next week, we’re going to give you one more title to check out this weekend: the premier season of Connected. Hosted by science journalist Latif Nasser, Connected dives into the curious and complex connections between so many different things in our world. Definitely check out the trailer.

Here’s the full list of new Netflix releases set to land over the course of the week.

Streaming July 26th

  • Banana Split
  • Shameless (U.S.): Shameless: Season 10

Streaming July 28th

Streaming July 29th

Streaming July 30th

Streaming July 31st

Streaming August 1st

  • A Knight’s Tale
  • Acts of Violence
  • The Addams Family (1991)
  • An Education
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Dennis the Menace
  • Elizabeth Harvest
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Hardcore Henry
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures: Season 1-2
  • Jurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park III
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • Mad Max (1979)
  • Mr. Deeds
  • My Perfect Landing: Season 1
  • Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea: Season 1
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter
  • The Next Step: Season 6
  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
  • Ocean’s Twelve
  • Operation Ouch: Season 1
  • Operation Ouch: Special
  • Remember Me
  • Seabiscuit
  • Super Monsters: The New Class — NETFLIX FAMILY
  • Toradora!: Season 1
  • Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: S2
  • The Ugly Truth
  • What Keeps You Alive
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