The Netflix hot list: From The Old Guard to The Umbrella Academy season 2 - what to watch in July 2020

What’s on Netflix in July? The Baby-Sitters Club and Cursed are just some of the best TV and movies highlights coming to Netflix this month.

By Sophia Moir Published: 29 June 2020 - 4.38pm
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Netflix is home to thousands of TV shows and movies, including award-winning dramas, binge-worthy documentaries and original movies.

But if you're up to date with your Netflix watchlist, July is the perfect time to get your teeth into something new.

So what’s new on Netflix UK this month? There’s brand new TV shows, films and documentaries including The Old Guard and The Baby-Sitters Club, to the highly-anticipated return of The Umbrella Academy and The Kissing Booth.

We list the best of what’s coming up for the month ahead in our must-watch Netflix TV guide.

Plus, don’t miss what’s coming up on Amazon Prime Video, NOW TV and Sky Cinema.

The Baby-Sitters Club

Based on the best-selling book series of the same name, this Netflix Original series follows the friendships and adventures of a group of girls as they start their babysitting business while navigating middle school and growing up.  

Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) is part of the new book-to-TV show adaptation. The YA books were previously adapted for film and TV in the 1990s.

The Baby-Sitters Club premieres Friday, July 3 on Netflix.

The Old Guard

Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka, Netflix Original film The Old Guard follows a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die who have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries.

But when the team - led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron) - is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and the team's newest soldier to eliminate the threat by any means necessary.

The Old Guard premieres Friday, July 10 on Netflix.


Based on the New York Times bestselling book, Cursed is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue (Katherine Langford), a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. 

After her mother's death, Nimue finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a humble mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword

Cursed premieres Friday, July 17 on Netflix.

The Kissing Booth 2

Joey King and Jacob Elordi are headed back to the kissing booth, but can Noah and Elle's relationship survive long distance? 

There will be some new faces in town for the sequel as Netflix has confirmed that Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Taylor Perez have joined the cast.

The Kissing Booth 2 premieres Friday, July 24 on Netflix.

The Kissing Booth 2 is on Netflix now.

Last Chance U season 5

The final series of Netflix's college football series takes viewers to Oakland, California, where they’ll spend a season with the Laney College team.

It was recently confirmed that the first two seasons of Last Chance U - following  the football programme at East Mississippi Community College - is to be adapted into a scripted drama starring Friends alum, Courteney Cox.

Last Chance U season 5 premieres Tuesday, July 28 on Netflix.

Seasons 1-4 of Last Chance U on Netflix now.

The Umbrella Academy season 2

The Umbrella Academy tells the story of the gifted Hargreeves siblings - raised as superheroes by their eccentric adoptive father - who reunite as adults to stop an apocalypse.

In season 2, the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop the other apocalypse. 

The Umbrella Academy season 2 premieres Friday, July 31 on Netflix.

Season 1 of The Umbrella Academy is on Netflix now.