Netflix has announced a number of high-profile additions to its streaming service for the month of July, from several Netflix original programs and movies to a couple of last fall’s highest profile feature films. In particular, fans can look forward to streaming the blockbuster “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and the Oscar nominated film “Lion.” Watch Netflix’s video announcement above, and view the list below.
“Rogue One,” a stand-alone set right before the events of the original “Star Wars” film in 1977, is the second film in the franchise since the rights to the series were bought by Disney. It didn’t receive quite the acclaim and box office supremacy as its 2015 predecessor, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but nearly no film can match those benchmarks. “Rogue One” nevertheless scored positive reviews, more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office (including $532 million domestically), and a couple of Oscar nominations (Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Mixing).
“Lion” didn’t make “Star Wars”-level money of course, but for a small-scale true story about an Indian-Australian young man (Dev Patel) retracing his roots, it was an unqualified success, making $139 million worldwide and earning nominations for Patel as Best Supporting Actor, Nicole Kidman as Best Supporting Actress, and for Best Picture.
If neither of those are your speed, you will soon be able to stream new seasons of young-adult series like “The Originals,” “iZombie” and “Pretty Little Liars.” Meanwhile, among high-profile Netflix originals, Jason Bateman breaks bad in the drama “Ozark,” while a group of Harvard alums reunite in the star-studded “Friends from College” featuring Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key, Oscar winner Nat Faxon, Emmy nominee Annie Parisse and Cobie Smulders.
Check out more of July’s upcoming offerings below. What are you most looking forward to?
“Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”
“The Originals” (Season 4)
“The Standups” (Season 1)
“iZombie” (Season 3)
“Castlevania” (Season 1)
“Degrassi: Next Class” (Season 4)
“Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile”
“Friends from College” (Season 1)
“To the Bone”
“West Coast Customs” (Season 4)
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“Pretty Little Liars” (Season 7)
“Last Chance U” (Season 2)
“Ozark” (Season 1)
“The Worst Witch” (Season 1)
“The Incredible Jessica James”
“Chelsea” (Season 2)
Exact Date TBA
“Being Mary Jane” (Season 4)
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