July: What’s new to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+ and Disney+ this month
Stick on the kettle, grab the biccies and get ready for a month-long marathon of great TV.
Wondering what to watch this month? There’s plenty of good stuff coming to your favourite online streaming platforms including a 90s classic, a Dakota Johnson period drama and Lady Gaga’s House of Gucci, amongst other things.
Here are 10 of the best things coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+ and Disney+ in July.
Stranger Things 4: Volume 2, Netflix
The second volume may only be two episodes long, but it’s no less spectacular than volume one was. “As great as volume 1 is, volume 2 is extraordinary,” series director Shawn Levy told Entertainment Weekly. The epic 2-part season finale of Stranger Things 4 premieres July 1st, only on Netflix.
Clueless, Amazon Prime
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Donald Falson, Paul Rudd – what’s not to love? Beautiful, popular, rich, Cher Horowitz is at the top of the high school pecking order. Loosely based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma, the action takes place in Beverly Hills and follows Cher and her friends as they navigate the ups and downs of adolescence. Coming to Amazon Prime this month, the uber-popular 90s classic is a feel-good favourite for a reason.
The Talented Mr Ripley, Amazon Prime
Set in the fictional seaside village of Mongibello, the story centres on the darkly twisted Tom Ripley, who travels to Italy to befriend Dickie Greenleaf at his father’s request. Claiming to be Dickie’s former Princeton classmate, Ripley inserts himself into Dickie’s extravagant lifestyle as he pretends to be someone he’s not. The plot is unnerving to say the least, but the visuals? Positively dreamy.
House of Gucci, Amazon Prime
Adam Driver and Lady Gaga star as Maurizio Gucci Patrizia Reggiani – him, the head of the Gucci fashion empire; she, his ex-wife, a wealthy Italian socialite and high fashion personality. One of the world’s first celebrity power couples, it wasn’t long before things went awry and the movie details the darker real-life events that saw Reggiani hire a hit-man to murder her ex-husband. Wealth, style, power… as Gaga puts it, who wouldn’t kill for that?
Just My Luck, Disney+
Lindsay Lohan stars as PR powerhouse Ashley Albright, a Manhattanite widely considered to be the luckiest woman in the world by her close friends Maggie and Dana. That is until she kisses Jack Hardin, a janitor and would-be music producer, and unwittingly transfers all her good fortune to him. Music from McFly
Black Bird, Apple TV+
Apple TV’s chilling new prison drama, Black Bird was inspired by actual real-life events. Centred on protagonist Jimmy Keene, it tells the tale of how he landed himself in jail for trafficking cocaine and housing illegal firearms. However, just as he begins his 10-year sentence, he’s given an incredible offer; if he can elicit a confession from suspected killer Larry Hall, Jimmy will be freed. Transferring to a maximum-security prison for the criminally insane, Keene must befriend Hall as the FBI continue their investigations on the outside.
Dakota Johnson stars as Anne Elliot in this fresh take on a Jane Austen classic. Set in 19th century England, Anne is living with her family (who are on the brink of bankruptcy) when a dashing man from her past makes an unexpected reappearance. Already having rejected him once before, she must now decide whether to follow her heart or let him go for the sake of her parents. Bridging the gap between old and new, the upcoming period drama has taken a very Fleabag-esque approach to the subject matter, with Johnson’s character regularly breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to camera. Not everyone is best pleased with the direction it’s gone in though and many have criticised it as being too much of a departure from the original.
Dead Poet Society, Disney+
Written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter Weir, and starring Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society is set in 1959 at the fictional elite conservative Vermont boarding school, Welton Academy. Telling the story of an unconventional English teacher who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry, the movie is a poignant reminder to “carpe diem, seize the day” and make the most of our time here on earth.
Paper Girls, Amazon Prime
It’s the day after Halloween, 1988, when four young friends accidentally stumble into an intense time war and find themselves inexplicably transported to the year 2019 when they come face-to-face with their adult selves. Each girl discovers her own strengths as together they try to find a way back to the past while saving the world of the future. Based on the comic book series of the same name.