Of these, I recommend:
12 Angry Men: One of the original Courtroom dramas. If you like that sort of thing, it’s definitely worth checking out. Also a good lesson for any filmmakers interested in microbudget movies, as it tells a compelling story that mainly consists of people talking to each other in one room.
Hitch (July 14): I’m not saying this is a great movie, but it is an enjoyable movie. Features Kevin James at his most likable, and Will Smith in a rare straight-comedy role rather than action or drama. The concept of a “date doctor” who teaches men how to seduce women could easily be creepy, but the film handles it in a tasteful way that earns your affection.
Lost Girl Season 4 (July 24): A Canadian series about a succubus private detective whose cases involve magical Fae, this is an excellent show that most Americans have never heard of. If you liked Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you’ll probably enjoy Lost Girl. Also it has some nice eye-candy no matter which gender you prefer; Anna Silk is gorgeous, and my wife inists that Kris Holden-Ried is the hottest man on TV. The first 3 seasons are already on Netflix, which will give you time to catch up before the fourth season becomes available on the 24th.
Other movies you’ve heard of that are new to Netflix this month:
- Bad Santa
- Basic Instinct
- Boyz N the Hood
- Dead Man Walking
- Fever Pitch
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
- The Karate Kid
- Sophie’s Choice
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered COuntry