Stream These 9 Movies and Shows Before They Leave Netflix in July

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One of Netflix’s funniest sitcoms hits US subscribers in late July. If that doesn’t cause enough distress, the streamer is also dropping a handful of delicious coming-of-age films, a classic ’90s rom-com and one of the most influential films of the 2010s. as you can. (Dates reflect the last day a title is available.)

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher seemed, at first, like an odd couple – a shotgun marriage of flowery dialogue to a whimsical, sultry visual style. But in collaborating on this fictional 2010 account of the rise of Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, they complemented each other: Fincher gives Sorkin’s words a distinct visual nod, and Sorkin gives him a storyline in which the dialogue is as sharp as the imagery. Sorkin nabbed an Oscar and Fincher nabbed a nomination, as did the film’s star Jesse Eisenberg, who finds the perfect note of know-it-all desperation as Zuckerberg.

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Writer Shirley Jackson, who died in 1965, has been going through a somewhat unexpected moment lately. In addition to this moody Netflix adaptation of her 1962 novel, her book “The Haunting of Hill House” has been adapted for a miniseries on the streamer, and she’s the subject of the Hulu biopic “Shirley.” Taissa Farmiga and Alexandra Daddario star in “Castle” as the Blackwood sisters, who live (along with their crippled Uncle Julian) in solitude and mystery; their parents died years earlier, in murky circumstances, and they are still the subject of talk in town. This chatter intensifies with the arrival of an enigmatic cousin, Charles (Sebastian Stan, wild and woolly), who shakes the precarious household to the core. Farmiga and Daddario exude both fragility and danger, while Crispin Glover underplays well (and surprisingly) as Uncle Julian.

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Writer and director Quentin Tarantino and actor Christoph Waltz pulled off a sly repeat of their ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Oscar triumph, once again taking home Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor trophies for this 2012 spaghetti western riff. Jamie Foxx plays the title character, a former slave from the pre-Civil War South who befriends a bounty hunter (Waltz) and learns the trade; Leonardo DiCaprio is gleefully naughty as a plantation owner who stands between Django and his wife (Kerry Washington). It’s Tarantino, so the violence and grossness are aplenty, but the settings are thrilling, the characterizations are sharp, and the laughs stay in your throat.

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Tina Fey went from being the editor of “Saturday Night Live” to creating this series, in which she plays the role of… the editor of a late-night NBC sketch show. Well they say to write you know! But it’s not inside jokes that have made “30 Rock” one of the most watchable sitcoms of our time; it was its distinct blend of finely tuned characters, quotable dialogue, and fast pace (based on jokes a minute, you can’t beat it). And as network TV gets dumber, parody “30 Rock” shows like “MILF Island” and “God Cop” sound less like satire and more like predictions.

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Before gaining acclaim in the title role of “Dickinson” or rising through the pop ranks, Hailee Steinfeld starred in this bittersweet comedy from writer and director Kelly Fremon Craig. Steinfeld stars as Nadine Franklin, a wise and witty but not very popular high school girl whose world changes when her best friend (Haley Lu Richardson) meets Nadine’s older brother (Blake Jenner). Craig’s insightful and unwavering writing transforms what could have been a predictable high school comedy into something much more nuanced; she is sympathetic to Nadine but takes care to make her a complex character, not always conventionally sympathetic or admirable.

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Morgan Freeman landed one of his first starring roles in this 1989 high school drama, starring Joe Clark, a principal whose tactics to turn around a high-crime, low-performing high school in Paterson, NJ, landed him the nickname “Crazy Joe”. .” The director, John G. Avildsen, was also behind ‘Rocky’ and ‘The Karate Kid’, and he sometimes irons out the (always relevant) questions of effective educational reform in his go-to mode for sparking a story of ‘oppressed. But the film is full of powerful moments, most of them thanks to Freeman’s tough performance.

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Every generation gets its own adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, it seems, and while Greta Gerwig’s recent version was tiptop, Generation X is still dedicated to this 1994 take from Australian director Gillian Armstrong ( “My Brilliant Career”), which maintains, and even sharpens, some of the rougher edges that past adaptations have sanded down. Winona Ryder, in an Oscar-nominated turn, leads an ensemble of aces that also includes Trini Alvarado, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst and Samantha Mathis as her sisters; Susan Sarandon as their mother; and Christian Bale, Gabriel Byrne and Eric Stoltz as the men in their lives.

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Those who only know Anna Chlumsky from her wickedly funny (and deliciously crude) work on “Veep” may be surprised by this first film, a sweet coming-of-age drama set in the summer of 1972 and released when she was only 11 years old. She plays Vada, whose father (Dan Aykroyd) runs the local funeral home, who made little Vada (perhaps rightly so) a hypochondriac. Jamie Lee Curtis co-stars as Vada’s father’s potential romantic interest, while Macaulay Culkin is heartbreaking as Vada’s summer pal (and first kiss).

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Five years after the spectacular commercial and critical success of “Sleepless in Seattle,” Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and writer-director Nora Ephron have teamed up for another contemporary riff on a classic Hollywood romantic comedy. They created “You’ve Got Mail,” which updates “The Shop Around the Corner” for the Internet age, with Hanks and Ryan in an online romance, unaware that they are professional enemies in the real life. Ephron assembles a stacked supporting cast – Dave Chappelle, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton and Steve Zahn all show up – but it’s Hanks and Ryan’s show once again, as they light up the screen with their sunny movie star charisma and their flawless love-hate chemistry.

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ALSO OUTGOING: “Back home” (July 7); “Daughters of Radium” (July 15th); “Chicago Med”: Seasons 1-5 (July 21); “21”, “Forrest Gump,” “Love in fact”, “Poms” (July 31).

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