The “Fear Street Trilogy,” “Midnight Run,” and the under-appreciated masterpiece “Not Another Teen Movie” lead Netflix’s hot July slate.
After a few relatively quiet months in the late spring and early summer, things are finally starting to heat up on Netflix, as the streaming giant complements its must-see TV lineup (“I Think You Should Leave!” “Too Hot to Handle: Brazil!”) with its most exciting original film project in a minute: Leigh Janiak’s “Fear Street Trilogy.” Beyond that, Netflix’s July slate is highlighted by the Karen Gillan/Michelle Yeoh action spectacle “Gunpowder Milkshake,” the star-studded Jojo Moyes adaptation “The Last Letter from Your Lover,” and a massive assortment of unseen international titles that run the gamut from Germany’s “Blood Red Sky” (about a plane hijacking interrupted by vampires) to Indonesia’s “A Perfect Fit” (a rom-com about a fashion blogger whose destiny is interrupted by the perfect shoes, and hopefully also vampires).
But since the majority of those new films have yet to be seen, library titles dominate our monthly list of Netflix’s best additions. It’s never a bad time to remind yourself that “Midnight Run” is a masterpiece, or to finally see the light and realize that “Not Another Teen Movie” is too.
Here are the seven best movies new to Netflix in July 2021.