Welcome to the first weekend of July 2021. This weekend those of us in the United States will be celebrating Independence Day. Once July arrives, we all know summer is in full swing, and with all the outdoor activities there is also time to unwind. This July 4th, be sure to check out Netflix for all the best shows!
Netflix is launching some amazing new movies and shows in July. Plus, there are plenty of summer themed features to choose from. We’ve got lists of the best beach-themed movies and shows, the best summer romances, and more.
Currently, Manifest, too hot to handle and Gender / Life are in the top three places of the Netflix Top 10. Sweet tooth still sticks on the list and has been doing so for many weeks, be sure to check this one out if you haven’t already.
We’ve shared five great Netflix shows for your July 4th weekend.
Best shows on Netflix
1. Sophie: a murder in West Cork
This week, a three-part docuseries titled Sophie: a murder in West Cork debuted on Netflix. The series is about the unsolved murder of French television producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
In the small town of Schull, located in the West Cork region of Ireland, du Plantier would escape the limelight by being married to famous producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier. Schull is a quiet little town where murders just don’t happen.
The series was developed with the cooperation of the du Plantier family and interviews many residents of Schull at the time of the murder. Investigative reporter Ian Bailey has been identified as the prime suspect, but to this day he maintains his innocence.
If you are a fan of real crime, be sure to take a look. It’s a short, concise look at this mysterious death.
2. The Office of Magical Things
The Australian series The Office of Magical Things Originally broadcast in 2018 and released this week on Netflix. Season 1 of the series consists of 20 episodes, all of which are available on the streamer.
Kyra discovers a magic book one evening while running. After that, his life will never be the same again. By touching the book, she opened up to a world of fairies and other magical creatures. With that one touch, she turned into trilingual; part human, part fairy and part elf.
When Kyra discovers a threat that will affect the human and magical worlds, which until now have happily coexisted, she will have to unite them both to save them.
It’s a great and fun series for the whole family.
3. First day of hot and humid American summer camp
The second installment of the Hot humid american summer franchise, First day of camp, is a prequel series to the original film. Many of the actors in the 2001 film went on to have incredible careers but returned for the prequel series, playing younger versions of their original roles.
Returning cast members include Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Molly Shannon. With many additions to the series’ cast.
This series is your typical parody of a cultured teen sex comedy. The overall franchise consists of the original film, the prequel series, and a Ten years after series, starring the group 10 years after the original film. Ten years after is also available on Netflix.
The film is set in 1981 at a summer camp called Camp Firewood on the last day of camp. First day of camp, as the title suggests, is the first day of camp that same year. The series shows a company dumping toxic waste on camp grounds, sex, romance, a rival camp, and an Electro City music production by the advisers.
If you need a fun way to relax, this comedy will do.
4. The films that made us
The films that made us is a documentary retracing the popular films of the 80s and 90s that are an integral part of pop culture and the stories behind the creation of these films.
The first season was released in 2019 and focused on four major films, Dirty Dancing, Home Alone, Ghostbusters, and Die hard. All of these movies have influenced our culture, and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t heard of at least one of these movies.
The documentary interviews the cast and crew and talks about the ups and downs of filmmaking. It’s a great behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films.
The series spawned a second season with holiday films with two episodes focused on Elf and The nightmare before Christmas. A third season will be released on Netflix on July 21, but there is no information regarding which films will be shown. The original series The toys that made us currently in its third season, is also available on Netflix.
5. Wynonna Earp
The fourth and final season of the SyFy series Wynonna earp releases on July 26, giving you plenty of time to watch or re-watch the series before the new one comes out.
The series follows the story of Wynonna Earp, the great-great-granddaughter of the famous Wyatt Earp. Earp lives in her hometown of Purgatory, where she fights ghosts who are the reincarnated outlaws her grandfather killed when he was a lawyer. On her 27th birthday, she gains the ability to kill and return ghosts to hell.
The series is categorized as a supernatural horror western and is based on a Beau Smith comic book series. Critics and fans alike rave about this series.