5 New Netflix Movies To Watch In July 2022 (And 4 To Skip)
Another month is just around the corner and that means looking ahead to see what new Netflix movies are coming to the streaming service in July 2022.
The streamer is promoting its “summer of romance” this year, so several of the Netflix movies on the way are romantic movies, like purple hearts, Persuasion and Hello, goodbye and everything else. But there is also a lot of action and genre on the way, such as the Taiwanese horror film spell and the film by Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling The gray man.
With so many new movies on the way, we’ve broken down some of the most anticipated into the ones you absolutely have to watch, and a few you could probably skip.
5 Netflix movies to watch in July 2022 (and 4 to skip)
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything Else (July 6)
Look! Based on the novel by Jennifer E. Smith, Hello, goodbye and everything else follows two teenagers who make a pact to break up before going to college to save each other the heartache.
Netflix is pretty hit or miss when it comes to book adaptations, but this movie is written by Everything sucks! co-creator Ben York Jones, who also co-wrote the well-received romantic drama Like crazy, so there’s a good chance this film will be a solid adaptation. Moreover, since it also comes from the producers of To all the boys I’ve loved beforeit’s a movie you’ll want to keep on your radar.
Dangerous Liaisons (July 8)
Skip! If the plot of this film sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because you’ve seen cruel intentions or one of the many other adaptations of the famous French novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.
The story follows a girl who becomes the unwitting part of a bet between her new school’s queen bee and an attractive surfer. This novel has been adapted so many times that it’s hard to imagine this version would bring anything new to the table, but if you can’t get enough teen drama, it might be worth a shot.
Incantation (July 8)
Look! Six years ago, Li Ronan broke a religious taboo. Now she must do everything she can to protect her daughter from the consequences of her actions. If you watch the trailer, you’ll notice the beginning presents us as if we’re looking at some cursed footage, like the ring.
This is a found footage film inspired by a real event. Netflix recently secured worldwide rights to this Taiwanese horror hit, which has been described as one of the scariest Taiwanese films ever made. spell has already received positive feedback and now horror fans everywhere will get a chance to watch.
Jewel (July 8)
Skip! A photographer awakens painful memories of the past when she takes an interest in a local woman after visiting the memorial of a massacre. As much as I’d love to recommend this movie due to its weird themes, sadly, director Adze Ugah’s previous Netflix movie Kill wasn’t great.
That said, the trailer for this film is compelling, so I’m willing to give it a shot and if you’re interested, or enjoyed the director’s previous works, you should definitely add it to your watchlist. . The trailer is not available on YouTube at the moment, but you can watch it on Netflix.
The Beast from the Sea (July 8)
Look! The beast from the sea is the kind of harrowing family fun you’d normally see in theaters, but the animated epic plans to make waves on Netflix. This action-packed voyage features a journey into uncharted waters where terrifying beasts roam the seas.
Young Maisie (Zaris-Angel Hator) embarks on a legendary ship piloted by the great Jacob Holland (Karl Urban). Together, they embark on the open sea to write history. The beast from the sea comes from award-winning filmmaker Chris Williams, the man behind movies like Moana and Big Hero 6. It helps that The beast from the sea is already generating excellent reviews from critics.
Valley of the Dead (July 11)
Skip! To be fair, this movie looks a bit like resident Evil-like, but since Netflix is already releasing a resident Evil show that looks much better this month, I’d just vote skipping that budget fare for it.
However, low-budget horror movies can also be a lot of fun, so if that’s your thing, check this one out. Set during the Spanish Civil War, valley of the dead follows a group of enemies who must work together to fight zombies created during a Nazi experiment.
Persuasion (July 15)
Look! Personally, I’m happy to Persuasion, but the comments on the trailer from most Jane Austen fans were mostly negative. Netflix movies, especially those adapted from books, can be hit or miss, but this movie has a great cast, led by Dakota Johnson.
I think we have to wait to see the movie to judge how well the acclaimed novel adaptation it’s based is, but if you’re a die-hard Austen fan and don’t want to risk seeing your favorite book ill-suited, it might be best to skip this film. Persuasion talks about Anne Elliot. Eight years after being persuaded not to marry a dashing man of humble origins, they reunite. Will she take her second chance at true love?
The Gray Man (July 22)
Look! Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas and Regé-Jean Page star in one of the Russo Brothers’ most anticipated Netflix films of the year.
Based on the novel by Mark Greaney, The gray man is a big investment on Netflix’s part and should be a big hit. The story follows a shadowy CIA agent who uncovers damning agency secrets and gets stalked across the world by a sociopathic rogue agent. It will be fun to watch Evans play a psychopath.
Purple Hearts (July 29)
Skip! purple hearts looks like a sweet movie for those who love romantic dramas. However, the way it’s described, it’s more like a Nicholas Sparks story, with a tragedy. If you like military movies and tearjerkers, this should be fine for you, but otherwise it’s probably a skip.
Sofia Carson is awesome and very charming, so her fans should watch! The plot follows Cassie (Carson), a struggling singer-songwriter, and Luke (Nicholas Galitzine), a struggling sailor, who agree to marry solely for military benefits. But when tragedy strikes, things get much more complicated.
Which of these Netflix movies coming in July are you most excited (or not) to watch?