Grab Your Popcorn: 7 New Netflix Releases We Can’t Wait To Watch

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Three words, 12 letters, say it and I’m yours: new on Netflix. My affinity for falling head over heels for a brand-new series or film started long before the birth of the streaming service as we know it. Instead, it is deep rooted in my childhood-based Friday trips to Blockbuster. Choosing amongst what seemed like 3.2 billion titles, narrowing my decision down to one, and snagging a strawberry Ring Pop at checkout was the pregame. Snuggling up with my favorite tie blanket, popping the VHS tape into our dusty Panasonic VCR, and watching a new (probably very mediocre) flick was the main event.


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Blockbuster may be dead, but my love for compellingly fresh shows, thrilling new movies, and a worry-free Friday night on my couch remains alive and well. Saying “hello” to another month means welcoming new-on-Netflix arrivals and honey, you’re going to want to grab your popcorn for these guys:


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1. Fatherhood 

We love a Kevin Hart moment, and Fatherhood is no exception. In this new Netflix film that was released on Father’s Day, Hart plays a widowed father who is trying to navigate the highs and lows of fatherhood after the death of his wife. Despite the subtle humor, this is one of Hart’s more serious roles, and one that he absolutely nailed at that. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be happy that you pressed play.


2. Good on Paper

As soon as I saw Iliza Shlesinger on my Netflix home page, I just about fainted. I’m already a big fan of her stand-up comedy features so my hopes for this film were automatically through the roof. In this rom com, Shlesinger plays Andrea Singer, a stand-up comic (fitting) who, after years of putting her career first, leans into love. We’re always down for a lower-stakes romantic comedy, and this one checks off all of our boxes.


3. Sisters on Track

Documentary fans, unite! Sisters on Track is one of Netflix’s newest heartfelt documentaries and one that should be at the top of your “to watch” list. This coming-of-age story follows Tai, Rainn, and Brooke, three sisters who are training for the Junior Track Olympics while dealing with the struggles of living in a homeless shelter with their single mother, Tonia. It’s a tender, inspirational film that is more than worth the watch.


4. Sex/Life

This new steamy drama series looks messy AF and we are here for it. It might not be the most wholesome or heartfelt feature on the block but, honestly, that’s the appeal of it. Sex/Life tells the tale of a middle-aged, married woman and mother who essentially has a midlife crisis and wonders what happened to the full-of-life, living-on-the edge person that she used to be. Enter a mysterious, devilishly handsome bad boy from her past that further tempts her, and you’ve got a sexy trainwreck that you just can’t look away from.


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5. Never Have I Ever, Season 2

Release date: July 15

One of our favorite coming-of-age comedies is almost back and we are counting down the days until Devi, Paxton, and Ben are on our screens once again. When we left Devi at the end of season one, she was deciding between team Paxton and team Ben and, while the rest of us bickered back and forth between the two, it seems like Devi has come to a decision—or lack thereof. Based on the trailer, it looks like she’ll attempt to date them both at once… what could go wrong?


6. Outer Banks, Season 2

Release date: July 30

John B., we love your work! Our beloved quarantine binge-watch is back and better than ever and we are so ready to return to Pogue life. The first season finale left us with the ultimate cliffhanger and so many questions. Did John B. and Sarah make it to shore? What happened to the gold? Why does Mr. Cameron suck so much? Will JJ and Kiara ever link up? We have this one marked in our calendars and we will be binge watching the entire second season in one sitting. 


7. Virgin River, Season 3 

Release date: July 9

Virgin River fans, rejoice! The third season is fast approaching and we have our popcorn and remote ready to stream it in record time. The twisty, tear-jerking ending of season two left us wondering what lies ahead for our favorite characters and while we wait for our answers, we welcome all of the romance, beautiful scenery, and log cabin vibes back into our lives and our living rooms.


8. Atypical, Season 4

Release date: July 9

Oh Atypical, how we’ve missed you. After three seasons of brilliant, heartfelt comedy, drama, quirkiness, and inspiration, Atypical is back for a fourth (and final) season. As Sam works to better express love to those around him and live independently as a person with Autism, he tackles new beginnings, grapples with the idea of life after college, and learns how to follow his own heart.


9. Audible

Release date: July 8

Netflix is releasing yet another documentary film and this one looks absolutely incredible. Audible highlights the life of Amaree McKenstry, a deaf high school football player who is coping with the death of a friend, dealing with familial and socioeconomic challenges, and training for his final homecoming game. The trailer alone was wildly inspirational so I can only imagine what emotions the full-length feature will make me feel.