With summer in full swing, people across the country are asking themselves what to watch now that the World Cup and Wimbledon are over. For Netflix users, the first port of call should be the below list of titles departing soon – because the only thing worse than being indoors on a bright, sunny day is being indoors on a bright, sunny day and realising that you no longer have your favourite movie or TV show on tap.
This month is your last chance to stream the following:
Pain & Gain – 22nd July
Michael Bay’s crime comedy follows a trio of body-builders, who get caught up in a kidnapping that goes wrong. Based on real events, the satire is the closest the Transformers director has come to an indie movie – and stars a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg and an amusingly over-the-top Dwayne Johnson.
Joy – 24th July
Jennifer Lawrence reteams with fellow American Hustlers and Silver Linings Playbookers Bradley Cooper and writer-director David O. Russell for this offbeat biopic about Joy Mangano, the entrepreneurial young mother who made her fortune as the inventor of… the Miracle Mop.
It Follows – 28th July
Imagine someone walking towards you. Not very scary, is it? Wait until you see It Follows. David Robert Mitchell’s horror thriller follows Jay (Maika Monroe), who finds herself on a date gone terrifyingly wrong, when she wakes up post-sex strapped to a chair and is told that something is going to try and kill her. Why? We don’t know. Who? We don’t know that either. What we do know is that this entity will continue following her until it catches her and shuffles her off her mortal coil. It’s clever. It’s unconventional. And it’s very, very creepy.
Person of Interest – 31st July
Jim Caviezel stars in Jonathan Nolan’s crime thriller, which sees a former CIA officer trying to stop crimes in New York that are predicted by a machine.
X-Men 2 – 31st July
Led by Hugh Jackman’s Logan – and his charismatic sideburns – Bryan Singer’s superhero sequel is an ensemble blockbuster that gives every team member equal attention; an epic that somehow stays intimate.
The Way He Looks – 31st July
Daniel Ribeiro’s The Way He Looks, based on his 2010 short film, is a moving coming-of-age story that follows a blind high school student in Brazil, who is taking his first steps towards both independence and sexuality.
Shakespeare in Love – 31st July
“Strangely enough, it all turns out well.” “How?” “I don’t know. It’s a mystery.”
8 Mile – 31st July
Lose yourself in Curtis Hanson’s thoughtful exploration of a city and a subculture.
Miles Ahead – 31st July
Kind of blue and effortlessly cool, Don Cheadle’s unconventional music biopic about the legendary jazz trumpeter has attitude to spare.
I Am Divine – 31st July
“Leave the outrage to Pink Flamingos; I Am Divine’s biggest asset is to remind that, however controversial the public mask, it’s what’s behind that matters.” Read our review.
Inside Man (2006) – 31st July
A tough detective (Denzel Washington) matches wits with a cunning bank robber (Clive Owen) in Spike Lee’s underrated hostage thriller.
The Eichmann Show – 31st July
Martin Freeman stars in this drama about the efforts to broadcast the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Israel. A moving, gripping reminder of the banality of evil – and the importance of telling what happened to new generations.
Convenience – 31st July
Two man-children try to rob a store and end up working there in this fast and funny British comedy that leaves you with a smile on your face.
Listen Up Philip – 31st July
Jason Schwartzman is impeccable in Alex Ross Perry’s obnoxious, awkward and highly, highly amusing comedy about a self-important writer.
Magic Mike XXL – 12th August
“How much for the Cheetos and water?”
The Peanuts Movie – 12th August
This adorable CG animation remakes The Peanuts comics with real love, talent and wit.
Selma – 14th August
David Oyelowo is unrecognisable as Martin Luther King in this stirring, powerful drama, which follows his historic march for voting rights in Alabama in 1965.
Zombieland – 14th August
Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson are a comedy double act to die for in Ruben Fleischer’s horror comedy. Travelling across zombified America in search of safety – and a Twinkie – this is a warped, witty ride that unfolds at breakneck speed.
Other titles leaving Netflix UK in July and August 2018:
Anne of the Thousand Days
Scent of a Woman
ABCs of Death 2
Invaders from Mars
This Property Is Condemned
Without a Paddle
May We Chat
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Sing It On
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot
Ride Along 2
Top Cat: The Movie
A Mysterious Robber
All for Love
Be a Rish Man
Beginning of the Great Revival
Better and Better
The Blood Lands
Bring It On: All or Nothing
The Comedians of Comedy: The Movie
Community on the Beat
The Daughter of Dawn
Dazed and Confused
Death Race (2008)
Dressed as a Girl
The Eichmann Show
Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie
Ghayal Once Again
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Harlock: Space Pirate
I Am Divine
Inside Man (2006)
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Josef Fritzl: Story of a Monster
The Love Fly
Mark of Youth
Meet Joe Black
My Own Swordsman
Oh My God!
The Sky Is Blue
Sparks & Embers
The Truth About Alcohol
What Dreams May Come
Where the Road Runs Out
Who Is Undercover
Xi Bai Po: Wang Er Xiao
Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion
The Killing (2014)
The Long, Long Holiday
Attack and Defend
Secret Life of the Kangaroo
Secret Life of the Koala
Secret Life of the Tasmanian Devil
Secret Life of the Wombat
By the Sea
Rock the Kasbah
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Rick Gutierrez: I’m Not Mad I’m Just a Parent
Gabriel Iglesias Presents The Gentleman Jerry Rocha
Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy
Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy
Gabriel Iglesias: Not Fat… I’m Fluffy
Crime Scene Investigation Center
Everybody Wants Some
My Sunshine (Director’s Cut)
Bride and Prejudice
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford’s Puppy Days
How to Sell a Banksy
The Adventures of Chuck & Friends
Break Up Club
Enter the Battlefield
Jem and the Holograms
Littlest Pet Shop
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Transformers: Rescue Bots
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
With thanks to uk.newonnetflix.info for some of the information.