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New On Netflix In July: Complete List, Topped By Original Japanese Anime Series

New on Netflix in July, the popular streaming service delivers its first original anime series, Knights of Sidonia — plus dozens of older Hollywood movies and TV shows. But it’s Sidonia that has fans of Japanese animation, as well as science fiction enthusiasts excited.

The 12-episode series based on the Japanese manga — that is, comic book series — also titled Knights of Sidonia, is a sprawling space opera that the science fiction and fandom blog Gizmodo says “looks Robotech-level awesome.”

Here’s how Netflix describes the new series:

“The first Netflix original anime series, Knights of Sidonia, based on the popular manga series of the same name, follows Nagate, a low-born youth in a society of genetically engineered refugees who escaped the destruction of Earth one thousand years earlier and now occupy the massive ship Sidonia. When Nagate’s talent as a pilot is revealed he becomes one of Sidonia’s elite defenders against the Guana, shapeshifting aliens bent on eliminating humans from existence.”

Now, the series has already aired in Japan, In fact, the 12th and final episode was broadcast on Friday. So Netflix is using the term “original” a bit loosely here. But Netflix is indeed the first and only broadcaster or net-caster to license the show.

Knights of Sidonia goes live on the Netflix streaming service July 4. Check out the trailer below. But if Japanese sci-fi isn’t your cup of tea, Netflix has a long list of movies lined up for July release.

Some of the highlights include The Master, which features one of the final great performances by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who plays the leader of a Scientology-like religious cult. Hoffman was nominated for an Oscar in this 2012 role, as were his co-stars Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams.

Fans of domestic sci-fi may want to check out Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the original, 1979 epic that first brought Captain Kirk, Mister Spock, and the whole Enterprise crew to the big screen — with a big budget. In fact, at $46 million, the first Star Trek film was at the time, the most expensive movie ever made by Hollywood. The price tag would be about $150 million in 2014 dollars, but even converting for inflation, the movie would be far from the most expensive ever if it were released today.

Here is a complete list of everything New on Netflix in July. Happy summer viewing!

TV Series
1. “Animorphs: Seasons 1 & 2” available on July 1
2. “Knights of Sidonia” Season 1 available on July 4
3. “Hemlock Grove” Season 2 available on July 11
4. “Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures” Season 1 available on July 17
5. “Baby Daddy” Season 3 available on July 18
6. “Melissa & Joey” Season 3 available on July 18
7. “Hell on Wheels” Season 3 available on July 19
8. “Lost Girl” Season 4 available on July 24
9. “Continuum” Season 3 available on July 26

Movies:
1. “12 Angry Men” available on July 1
2. “A Raisin in the Sun” available on July 1
3. “Bad Santa” available on July 1
4. “Basic Instinct” available on July 1
5. “Boyz N the Hood” available on July 1
6. “City of God” available on July 1
7. “Dead Man Walking” available on July 1
8. “Fever Pitch” available on July 1
9. “Funny Face” available on July 1
10. “Gandhi” available on July 1
11. “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” available on July 1
12. “Legends of the Fall” available on July 1
13. “Patton” available on July 1
14. “Philadelphia” available on July 1
15. “Primal Fear” available on July 1
16. “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” available on July 1
17. “The Karate Kid” available on July 1
18. “The Karate Kid II” available on July 1
19. The Karate Kid III” available on july 1
20. “The Manchurian Candidate” available on July 1
21. “The Parent Trap” available on July 1
22. “Under the Tuscan Sun” available on July 1
23. “Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo” available on July 1
24. “American Ninja” available on July 1
25. “Ararat” available on July 1
26. “The Babysitter” available on July 1
27. “Best Defense” available on July 1
28. “Blue Chips” available on July 1
29. “Body of Evidence” available on July 1
30. “Can’t Buy Me Love” available on july 1
31. “Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke” available on July 1
32. “Crimson Tide” available on July 1
33. “Croupier” available on July 1
34. “The Dark Half” available on July 1
35. “Don’t Look Now” available on July 1
36. “Eight Men Out” available on July 1
37. “Halloween: Resurrection” available on July 1
38: “The Hunt For Red October” available on July 1
39. “Jersey Girl” available on July 1
40. “The Keys of the Kingdom” available on July 1
41. “Madeline” available on July 1
42. “Mean Girls” available on July 1
43. “My Girl” available on July 1
44. “My Girl 2” available on July 1
45. “People I Know” available on July 1
46. “Phantoms” available on July 1
47. “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” available on July 1
48. “Venus” available on July 1
49. “Renoir” available on July 6
50. “Homefront” available on July 9
51. “Out of the Furnace” available on July 9
52. “The Battered Bastards of Baseball” available on July 11
53. “Sleeping Beauty” available on July 12
53. “The Master” available on July 14
54. “Hitch” available on July 14
55. “The Last Days” available on July 15
56. “Christmas with the Kranks” available on July 26