July marks 30 years since the release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, so it’s fitting that the all-time classic action flick (and perfect summer blockbuster) is back on Netflix.
Gundam fans will find a capable continuation of the series’ decades-long story in Hathaway. Newcomers might feel a little left out, but there’s still enough political intrigue and big punchy robots to keep them satisfied.
If you’re enjoying Star Trek: Discovery, Picard, or Lower Decks, you have Star Trek 2009 to thank for proving the beloved series still works for modern audiences, even if its sequels were a letdown.
In the dead of summer, there’s something almost comforting about a movie set in a new Ice Age. The rest of Snowpiercer is a dystopian nightmare, but summer is a good season for some class warfare, too.
A Clockwork Orange is an even more depressing dystopia than Snowpiercer in some ways, especially since it follows a gang of violent psychopaths. It’s a great but hard-to-watch film, and it leaves Netflix July 31.
What is it with Netflix and end-of-the-world movies this month? Set before the bombast of Fury Road, Mad Max takes place just as society is teetering over the edge, so it should feel extremely relatable in 2021.