The summer solstice just passed which means the end of June is nigh! That means, the new list for Netflix‘s comings and goings is close at hand. So close, in fact, I can hold it in my hand! On my phone! On this page! Yes!

I’m going to pull a Kanye, though – Imma let you read them, but first, let me tell you about a few we are excited about:

1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Do me a favor and pull out the Reese’s Pieces and plop your kid down for some clean, kid-friendly, 80s scifi. This is a story of friendship, love, and adventure. E.T. is an alien that finds himself stuck on Earth, seemingly abandoned. Accidentally, of course. Elliott (Henry Thomas) finds him and, like a stray pet, takes him in. But secretly! His sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and brother, Michael (Robert MacNaughton), soon discover his hidden friend and they make a plan to keep the secret from their mother. As children often do, right? Soon enough, plenty of people know about ET, even the US Government! Running, biking, escaping, flying through the air, all the things that children do with their hidden pets and friends! My only question: will this be the original version or the controversial “sanitized” (gun-free) version? (Background: there is a scene where armed men chase Elliott and ET and create a barricade. In a subsequent re-release, the guns were digitally altered to walkie talkies because it was “too scary” for men to point weapons at children.)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was directed by Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Indianna Jones) and released in 1982. 

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2. Land Before Time

Netflix July 2017 The Land Before Time
THIS is my movie. I carried my The Land Before Time VHS everywhere with me. I learned to work the VCR for this movie. This is pure nostalgia for me. Yes, I do own the DVD (my baby sister destroyed my VHS long ago, RIP), but that doesn’t mean I won’t click over to Netflix and watch there. Call it convenience, if you’d like. Call it lazy. I don’t care. The adventure of Little Foot and the crew – from their births to meeting each other to their trek to find the Great Valley – is one that every child (and child at heart) should see. The Land Before Time is the first in a long series of movies, but, fun fact, this is the ONLY one that is not a musical. I am perfectly alright with this and you should be, too – not every children’s movie needs to have song and dance to keep the kiddos entertained; I was captivated by the simple fact they were dinosaurs and they actually fight Sharptooth (a Tyrannosaurus Rex) multiple times. Be warned, there is death in this film (the Great Circle of Life is a real thing, after all).

The Land Before Time was co-produced by George Lucas (Star Wars) and Steven Spielberg (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park,) and was directed by Don Bluth. It features the voice talents of Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi (All Dogs Go to Heaven, Jaws: The Revenge), Candace Hutson, and Will Ryan (Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Ducktales (1987), Courage the Cowardly Dog). 

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3. Spawn

Netflix July 2017 Spawn 1997
Alright. So, I don’t actually remember ever watching Spawn. The internet is all abuzz about this 90s movie coming to Netflix, one of the first comic-to-film adaptations for the more ‘mature’ audiences (it had to have the violence toned down for a PG-13 rating). Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) is a Black Ops operative who is assassinated by order of his boss, Jason Wynn (Martin Sheen). In Hell, he makes a deal with demon/devil Malebolgia (Frank Welker) to lead Armageddon in exchange for seeing his wife once more. Such a deal is not as straight forward as it seems and what unfolds is a tale full of deception on all sides. Who do you trust when you work for the devil?

Spawn was released in 1997, directed by Mark A.Z. Dippé. The screenplay was written by Alan B. McElroy and stars Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite), John Leguizamo (John Wick, Ice Age), Martin Sheen (The West Wing, The Amazing Spider-Man), Theresa Randle, Nicol Williamson (Return to Oz), and D.B. SweeneyThe original Image Comics book was created by Todd McFarlane, who has written a new, darker reboot “horror/thriller” (not “comic book hero”) screenplay that is currently seeking a production house.

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4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Last, but certainly not least: ROGUE ONE IS COMING TO NETFLIX! This is not a drill! The prequel side story to Star Wars IV: A New Hope has been available to own since April, but if you don’t buy DVDs or digital content and prefer to wait for it to hit your streaming services, your wait is now (almost) over! Rogue One is the story of how the plans for the Death Star were obtained and delivered; as you can imagine, there was much resistance to the rebel infiltration. If you haven’t seen it yet, be prepared for an emotional ride with everything you expect from Star Wars: blasters, running, space battles, droids, attitude, rebellion, storm troopers…. If you have seen it, grab your friends for a rewatch party. Or two. 

Rogue One was directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and stars Felicity Jones (Inferno) and Diego Luna (Elysium), with Donnie Yen (Iron Monkey, xXx: Return of Xander Cage) and Wen Jaing (The Sun Also Rises), and features the voice of Alan Tudyk (Firefly/Serenity, ) as K2SO.

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Note: items listed with the Netflix icon (N-icon_32x32) are Netflix Originals.

Soon Available for Binging

Arriving July 1

  • Albion: The Enchanted Stallion
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Are We Done Yet?
  • Best in Show
  • Boat Trip
  • Capo “El amo del tunel”: Season 1
  • Caramel
  • Code Name: The Cleaner
  • Dad
  • Deep Water: Season 1
  • Delicatessen
  • Disney’s The Mighty Ducks
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • El Barco: Season 1
  • Emma
  • Free Willy
  • Here Alone
  • Hostages (Israel): Season 2
  • Jackass: Number Two
  • Last Night
  • Liar’s Dice
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Matchstick Men
  • Mixed Signals
  • Offspring: Season 6
  • Out of Thin Air
  • Police Academy
  • Proof of Life
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Spawn: The Movie
  • Spice Up: Season 1
  • Taking Lives
  • The Astronaut Farmer
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo)
  • The Land Before Time
  • The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
  • The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving
  • The Longest Yard
  • The Originals: Season 4
  • The Truth Is in the Stars
  • The Ultimatum: Season 1
  • Titanic
  • Unriddle
  • Unriddle II
  • Witnesses: Season 2
  • World at Your Feet: Season 1
  • Yes We Can!: Season 1
  • Yours Fatefully: Season 1
  • Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang


Arriving July 2

  • El Chema: Season 1


Arriving July 3

  • Diamond Cartel
  • Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story


Arriving July 4

  • N-icon_32x32 The Standups: Season 1


Arriving July 5

  • iZombie: Season 3


Arriving July 6

  • Butter
  • Speech & Debate
  • The Void


Arriving July 7

  • 1 Mile to You (Life At These Speeds)
  • N-icon_32x32 Castlevania: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Dawn of the Croods: Season 4
  • N-icon_32x32 Degrassi: Next Class: Season 4
  • N-icon_32x32 Luna Petunia: Season 2


Arriving July 8

  • Bad Santa 2
  • Horse Dancer


Arriving July 9

  • Lion


Arriving July 11

  • Gabriel Iglesias Presents The Gentleman Jerry Rocha


Arriving July 14

  • N-icon_32x32 Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile
  • N-icon_32x32 Chasing Coral
  • N-icon_32x32 Friends From College: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 To the Bone


Arriving July 15

  • Rake: Season 4
  • West Coast Customs: Season 4


Arriving July 17

  • A Cowgirl’s Story
  • Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness
  • Uncertain Glory


Arriving July 18

  • N-icon_32x32 Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say
  • N-icon_32x32 Ari Shaffir: Double Negative: Collection
  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 3
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Arriving July 20

  • Pretty Little Liars: Season 7B


Arriving July 21

  • N-icon_32x32 Last Chance U: Season 2
  • N-icon_32x32 The Worst Witch: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Ozark: Season 1


Arriving July 22

  • Railroad Tigers


Arriving July 24

  • Victor


Arriving July 25

  • N-icon_32x32 Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special
  • Munroe Island


Arriving July 28

  • N-icon_32x32 Daughters of Destiny: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 5
  • N-icon_32x32 The Incredible Jessica James



Arriving July 31

  • After The Reality
  • Checkpoint
  • Dark Night
  • Taking Earth


Arriving ??? (No Date Provided)

  • N-icon_32x32 Being Mary Jane: The Series: Season 4


Last Chance Binging

Leaving June 24

  • Agent F O X
  • Breath of the Gods
  • Dragon Guardians


Leaving June 29

  • CSI: NY: Season 1 – 8


Leaving June 30

  • Killer Couples: Season 1
  • Killer in the Family: Season 1
  • Murder Files: Season 1
  • Murder on the Social Network
  • My Online Bride


Leaving July 1

  • 9/11: Stories in Fragments
  • America’s Secret D-Day Disaster
  • American Pie Presents: Band Camp
  • American Pie Presents: Beta House
  • American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
  • An Unmarried Woman
  • Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
  • Batman
  • Black Wings
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Blondie’s New York
  • Bombs, Bullets and Fraud
  • Day of the Kamikaze
  • Death Beach
  • El Dorado
  • Flicka 2
  • Futurama: Season 6
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Ghost Whisperer: Seasons 1 – 5
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes
  • History in HD: The Last Bomb
  • Hugo
  • Kate & Leopold
  • MacGyver: Seasons 1 – 7
  • Mystery Files: Hitler
  • Mystery Files: Leonardo da Vinci
  • Nazi Temple of Doom
  • Samurai Headhunters
  • Secrets: A Viking Map?
  • Secrets: Richard III Revealed
  • Secrets: The Sphinx
  • Shuttle Discovery’s Last Mission
  • The Hunt for Bin Laden
  • The Incredible Bionic Man
  • Titanic’s Final Mystery
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Working Girl


Leaving July 3

  • The Last Samurai
  • Two Weeks Notice


Leaving July 6

  • Los Heroes del Norte: Seasons 1 – 2


Leaving July 11

  • Opposite Field


Leaving July 12

  • Adventures of Pepper and Paula
  • In the Basement
  • Sleeping Beauty


Leaving July 13

  • Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain


Leaving July 15

  • All That Glitters
  • Lessons for a Kiss


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