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The Best Arthouse Films on Netflix: July 2017

June is over, which means that we’re about to get a new batch of Netflix adds! In this month’s look at what’s coming to Netflix, we’re paying special attention to the arthouse selections and family films — though, as always, you can find the full list of what’s coming at the bottom of the article.

The Best Arthouse Films on Netflix

One of our favorite films is hitting Netflix this July — Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s debut Delicatessen (July 1). The film is a surrealist, post-apocalyptic cannibalism comedy — made by the director of Amélie. It’s precisely as strange and wonderful as you’re imagining.

You might also be interested in Munroe Island (July 25), an Indian thriller that looks like it’ll be a coming-of-age film… until it’s not. If you’re an Adam Sandler fan who prefers more highbrow pursuits, there’s P.T. Anderson’s Punch Drunk Love (July 1). Finally, there’s The Incredible Jessica James (July 28), an indie comedy starring The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams.

The Best Family Films on Netflix

Whether you want to watch movies with your family or wallow alone in nostalgia, Netflix has you covered. The biggest is E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (July 1) — though no word yet whether or not the government agents will have guns or walkie-talkies. Also on July 1, Netflix gets the first three Land Before Time movies, Free Willy and The Mighty Ducks.

Other Netflix Highlights in July

We probably should have put it up in the arthouse section, but a little movie you probably haven’t heard of is coming to Netflix — something called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (July 18). No idea what it’s about, but it might be good. Other films you might want to check out include Christopher Guest’s Best in ShowTitanic, and the surprisingly GLAAD-approved Boat Trip (all July 1).

Watch These Before They’re Gone

Be sure to watch Mel Brooks’ anti-racism classic Blazing Saddles before it leaves July 1. Also on the first of July, we’re losing Matt Groening’s sci-fi satire Futurama, love letter to film Hugo, and Tim Burton’s Batman. July 1 also sees the end of Blondie’s New York, the film about the making of Parallel LinesWe’re less concerned about losing three of the American Pie Presents cash-in sequels.

New on Netflix in July

July 1

Albion: The Enchanted Stallion
Are We There Yet?
Are We Done Yet?
Best in Show
Boat Trip
Caramel
Capo “El amo del tunel”: Season 1
Code Name: The Cleaner
Dad
Deep Water: Season 1
Delicatessen
Disney’s The Mighty Ducks
El Barco: Season 1
Emma
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Free Willy
Hostages (Israel): Season 2
Here Alone
Jackass: Number Two
Last Night
Liar’s Dice
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Matchstick Men
Mixed Signals
Offspring: Season 6
Out of Thin Air
Police Academy
Proof of Life
Punch-Drunk Love
Spawn: The Movie
Spice Up: Season 1
The Truth Is in the Stars
Yours Fatefully: Season 1
The Ultimatum: Season 1
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Longest Yard
The Land Before Time
The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving
The Astronaut Farmer
Taking Lives
The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo)
The Originals: Season 4
Titanic
Unriddle II
Unriddle
Witnesses: Season 2
World at Your Feet: Season 1
Yes We Can!: Season 1
Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang

July 2

El Chema: Season 1

July 3

Diamond Cartel
Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story

July 4

The Standups: Season 1

July 5

iZombie: Season 3

July 6

Butter
Speech & Debate
The Void

July 7

1 Mile to You (Life At These Speeds)
Castlevania: Season 1
Dawn of the Croods: Season 4
Degrassi: Next Class: Season 4
Luna Petunia: Season 2

July 8

Bad Santa 2
Horse Dancer

July 9

Lion

July 11

Gabriel Iglesias Presents The Gentleman Jerry Rocha

July 14

Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile
Chasing Coral
Friends From College: Season 1
To the Bone

July 15

Rake: Season 4
West Coast Customs: Season 4

July 17

A Cowgirl’s Story
Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness
Uncertain Glory

July 18

Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say
Ari Shaffir: Double Negative: Collection
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 3
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

July 20

Pretty Little Liars: Season 7B

July 21

Last Chance U: Season 2
Ozark: Season 1
The Worst Witch: Season 1

July 22

Railroad Tigers

July 24

Victor

July 25

Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special
Munroe Island

July 28

Daughters of Destiny: Season 1
The Incredible Jessica James
The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 5

July 31

After The Reality
Checkpoint
Dark Night
Taking Earth
Being Mary Jane: The Series: Season 4 (Release date to be determined)