July 2021 is Netflix’s Most Diverse Month!

You heard it here first. Now go out and stream it!

Wait! Hear me out before you reach for that remote. This month promises to be the most diverse one in Netflix history. And by “Netflix history,” I mean since I’ve been a subscriber. There will be a HUGE amount of programs for you to stream, but I’m not talking about that kind of diversity. I’m talking about the kind of multiculturalism and diversity that reflects the rich tapestry of America and its citizens. If you’ve ever wished that the Big Red Streaming Service would be more diverse, July is definitely your month. Here are my top three picks.

We the People (July 4th)

I like to start things off with a bang. How do the words “produced by Barack and Michelle Obama” sound to you? It’s a pretty big bang as far as I’m concerned! The first season of their show, We the People, appropriately kicks off on Independence Day. It’s an animated series that offers viewers lessons in American civics. Let’s not forget that President Obama was known as the great uniter. He and Michelle pulled together an amazing group of talented writers, actors, and musicians to make We the People a reality.

To me, We the People is an ultra-hip, modern-day version of Schoolhouse Rock. Take a peek at the trailer and tell me what YOU see:

Atypical, Season 4 (July 9th)

As the father of an Autistic child, Atypical has a special place in my heart. When it debuted, I said, “Finally, a show that gives neuro-typical folks an opportunity to observe the lives of neurodiverse folks.” After three successful seasons, the show went on hold, likely due to the pandemic. Well, it’s back with its fourth and final season. I can’t wait to watch it, and I hope you feel the same way. Bingewatch the first three seasons to catch up if you have to. I’ll thank you later.

Here’s the trailer for the new season of Atypical, which is just a week away:

Naomi Osaka (July 13th)

Not a sports nut? You don’t have to be to enjoy this Netflix limited series. Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player who’s setting her sport – and the world – on fire. Her wins and titles are too numerous to mention at this point. It’s enough to say that she’s currently ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She’s also the first Asian tennis pro to hold the top ranking in singles competition. There’s no trailer, but I expect viewers will get an in-depth look at Naomi as an athlete and a human. Tune in!

The Diversity Continues All Month!

Today’s America is a rich tapestry of multiculturalism and diversity. It’s our nation’s strength, and it’s Netflix’s strength as well. Netflix brings a handful of foreign language films to its American subscribers. The benefit of this is two-fold:

  1. It makes Netflix’s programming more inclusive for many Americans missing shows from their home countries.
  2. It also introduces non-speakers of these languages to shows and series from countries they’ve never visited. (Subtitles are your friend, American streamers!)

Netflix’s 14 foreign-language films are a good start. That said, I’m expecting the streaming service to make an even bigger foreign-language footprint in the future. Speaking of which, here’s the list of foreign language films you can – and definitely should – stream this month:

  • Generation 56K (Italian): July 1st)
  • Young Royals (Swedish): July 1st
  • Haseen Dillruba (Hindi): July 2nd
  • Mortel (French): July 2nd
  • The 8th Night (Korean): July 2nd
  • Biohackers (German): July 9th
  • A Classic Horror Story (Italian): July 14th
  • Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens (Indonesian): July 17th
  • Kingdom: Ashin of the North (Korean): July 23rd
  • Sky Rojo (Spanish): July 23rd
  • Blood Red Sky (German/English): July 23rd
  • The Last Mercenary (French): July 30th
  • Beastars (Japanese): TBD
  • Summer ’96 (Turkish): TBD

And Everything Netflix Has to Offer in July 2021

You didn’t think I was going to leave you hanging, did you? Check it out!

July 1

  • Audible
  • Dynasty Warriors
  • Generation 56k
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway
  • Young Royals
  • Air Force One
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • The Best of Enemies
  • Boogie Nights
  • Born to Play
  • Bureau of Magical Things: Season 1
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Congo
  • Dennis the Menace
  • The Game
  • Hampstead
  • The Karate Kid
  • The Karate Kid Part II
  • The Karate Kid Part III
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Life as We Know It
  • Love Actually
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Midnight Run
  • Mortal Kombat (1995)
  • No Strings Attached
  • Not Another Teen Movie
  • Ophelia
  • Sailor Moon Crystal: Seasons 1-3
  • She’s Out of My League
  • Spanglish
  • Star Trek
  • The Strangers
  • Stuart Little
  • Supermarket Sweep: Season 1
  • Sword of Trust
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Underworld
  • Underworld: Awakening
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
  • What Dreams May Come
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love

July 2

  • The 8th Night
  • Big Timber
  • Fear Street Part 1: 1994
  • Haseen Dillruba
  • Mortel: Season 2
  • Snowpiercer

July 3

  • Grey’s Anatomy: Season 17

July 4

  • We The People

July 5

  • You Are My Spring

July 6

  • I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson: Season 2

July 7

  • Brick Mansions

    Cat People


    Dogs: Season 2

  • The Mire: ’97

    The War Next-door


    Major Grom: Plague Doctor


    This Little Love of Mine

July 8

  • Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime
  • Home Again
  • Midnight Sun
  • RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness

July 9

  • Atypical: Season 4
  • Biohackers: Season 2
  • The Cook of Castamar
  • Fear Street Part 2: 1978
  • How I Became a Superhero
  • Last Summer
  • Lee Su-geun: The Sense Coach
  • Virgin River: Season 3

July 10

  • American Ultra

July 13

  • Ridley Jones

July 14

  • A Classic Horror Story
  • The Guide to the Perfect Family
  • Gunpowder Milkshake
  • Heist
  • My Unorthodox Life
  • Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía?

July 15

  • A Perfect Fit
  • BEASTARS: Season 2
  • Emicida: AmarElo – Live in São Paulo
  • My Amanda
  • Never Have I Ever: Season 2

July 16

  • The Beguiled
  • Deep
  • Explained: Season 3
  • Fear Street Part 3: 1666
  • Johnny Test
  • Twilight
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2

July 17

  • Cosmic Sin

July 20

  • milkwater

July 21

  • Chernobyl 1986
  • The Movies That Made Us: Season 2
  • One on One with Kirk Cameron: Season 1
  • Sexy Beasts
  • Too Hot to Handle: Brazil
  • Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans

July 22

  • 9 to 5: The Story of a Movement
  • Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

July 23

  • A Second Chance: Rivals!
  • Bankrolled
  • Blood Red Sky
  • Kingdom: Ashin of the North
  • The Last Letter From Your Lover
  • Masters of the Universe: Revelation
  • Sky Rojo: Season 2

July 24

  • Charmed: Season 3
  • Django Unchained

July 26

  • The Walking Dead: Season 10
  • Wynonna Earp: Season 4

July 27

  • All American: Season 3
  • Mighty Express: Season 4
  • The Operative

July 28

  • Bartkowiak
  • Fantastic Fungi
  • The Flash: Season 7
  • The Snitch Cartel: Origins
  • Tattoo Redo
  • Too Hot to Handle: Brazil

July 29

  • Resort to Love
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron: Kingdom

July 30

  • Centaurworld
  • Glow Up: Season 3
  • The Last Mercenary
  • Myth & Mogul: John DeLorean
  • Outer Banks: Season 2

July 31

  • The Vault

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.