Netflix has always been our streaming savior. Whatever we want to watch, Netflix has us covered almost all the time. In the past few years, the company has also been an outstanding original content creator. Movies and shows like Birdbox and Orange is The New Black prove that even as a streaming service, Netflix has an impressive catalog of original productions.
1. Secret Obsession
I watched Black Swan a few years ago and it has been my favorite movie since. Not only did I fall in love with Natalie Portman, but I had also started to gravitate towards psychological thriller films. This puts Secret Obsession on my to-watch list this month. The movie stars Brenda Song (yes, the beloved London Tipton from The Suite Life of Zach and Cody), who plays Jennifer—a woman who has amnesia following a violent attack. As Jennifer’s memory gradually returns, she learns that she is still in danger, despite being the care of her husband, Russell. Sounds like the ideal thriller for a Friday night in!
2. Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?
Whitney Cummings, one of our favorite women in comedy, will have her fourth comedy-special available for streaming on Netflix this month. If you aren’t familiar with the stand-up comedian (she was also a writer for 2 Broke Girls), here’s your chance to let her join your favorite funny women roster. Cummings' hilariously honest, yet relatable thoughts on being a modern woman live on, as she touches upon topics such as modern feminism and technology in her newest special.
3. Another Life
Sci-fi fanatics rejoice for a new must-watch show! Another Life follows astronaut Niko (played by Katee Sackhoff) and her team, who are looking for alien intelligence after a mysterious artifact shows up on Earth. They face great dangers as they continue to proceed with the mission. Expect out-of-this-world effects and animation!
4. Point Blank
Avengers: End Game marked the end of an era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe—but you can catch some familiar faces from Marvel in the crime action movie Point Blank. Starring Captain America cast members Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo (remember them as Crossbones and Falcon?), Point Blank takes you on a thrilling adventure of an ER nurse who partners with a criminal to save his pregnant wife. The duo face dangers from corrupt cops and rival gangs along the way. Based on the trailer, the movie seems totally badass.
5. Blown Away
This one might sound a little odd—which is all of the reason to give it a watch. Blown Away is the first TV competition series about glassblowing. Glassblowing probably isn’t the first thing we think of when we think of art. But the way glassblowers are able to showcase creativity despite the technicalities involved is mind-boggling. There’s crafting, there’s competition—now there’s a show we can all enjoy.
Here's a complete list of July's new Netflix content. What are the shows and movies you'll be tuning in for this month? Let us know in the comments!