If you’re looking to escape the blistering summer heat with some air-conditioning and Netflix, the streaming service has some great romances headed your way this upcoming month. From full seasons of TV Shows to romantic comedies, romantic period dramas, and even a new romantic sci-fi dystopian thriller starring Theo James (Divergent) and Kat Graham.

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So, without further ado, let’s take a look at my romantic recommendations below for Netflix July 2018, each with the official description, personal commentary, rating, and the Netflix release date. Titles are listed in alphabetical order.

(NOTE: We aim to share less explicit content that has PG-13 “like” content and below minus a few exceptions for artistic merit and/or genre interest. If a program is Rated R or TV-M, we will leave a content note to let you know.)

#1 Anne with an E, Season 2

 A bungled message brings spirited orphan Anne Shirley to Green Gables, where unmarried siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert are waiting for a boy.

Content Note: TV-PG

Available on Netflix: July 6

#2 Blue Bloods, Season 8

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Photo: CBS

 In the pilot episode, Jamie graduates from the Police Academy and joins the NYPD after deciding not to pursue his career as a lawyer.

Content Note: TV-14

Available on Netflix: July 1

#3 Chocolat (2000)

Top 12 of the Best Romances New to Netflix July 2018

Photo: Miramax

 A single mother and her young daughter move into a peaceful French village and open an unusual chocolate shop during the height of Lent.

Content Note: PG-13

Available on Netflix: July 1

#4 Dance Academy: The Comeback (2017)

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 This 2017 movie follows the original Dance Academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.

Content Note: NR but the TV Show was TV-PG.

Available on Netflix: July 2

#5 Finding Neverland (2004)

Top 12 of the Best Romances New to Netflix July 2018

Photo: Miramax

 The Oscar-winning film reveals how imaginative author J.M. Barrie envisioned a world that was once so wondrous and perilous.

Content Note: PG

Available on Netflix: July 1

#6 Get Smart (2018)

 When the identities of secret agents are compromised, hapless Maxwell Smart teams with far more capable Agent 99 to thwart an evil terrorist group.

Content Note: PG-13

Available on Netflix: July 1

#7 Good Witch, Season 4

 When recently divorced doctor Sam and his teenage son Nick move in next door to Grey House, Cassie and Grace hasten to make them feel welcome.

Content Note: TV-PG

Available on Netflix: July 2

#8 Hawaii Five-O, Season 8

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Photo: CBS

 When Steve McGarrett returns home to Honolulu to bury his murdered father, the governor asks him to head up a new elite police unit.

Content Note: TV-14

Available on Netflix: July 1

#9 How it Ends (2018)

 When a mysterious disaster turns the country into a war zone, a young lawyer heads west with his future father-in-law to find his pregnant fiancée.

Content Note: TV-MA; Content Unclear

Available on Netflix: July 13

#10 Penelope (2006)

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Photo: Summit Entertainment

 In this modern fairy tale, a young woman cursed with the nose of a pig lives her life in seclusion — until an unlikely beau stumbles onto the scene.

Content Note: PG

Available on Netflix: July 1

#11 The Princess Diaries (2001)

 The life of gawky social outcast Mia Thermopolis changes drastically after learning that she’s the heir to a tiny European principality’s throne.

Content Note: Rated G

Available on Netflix: July 1

#12 Van Helsing (2004)

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Photo: Universal

 Vampire hunter Van Helsing travels to a mysterious region of Europe on a quest to vanquish Count Dracula, the Wolf Man, and Frankenstein’s monster.

Content Note: PG-13

Available on Netflix: July 1

UPDATE: 

You won’t want to miss Mr. Sunshine coming to Netflix on July 7! It’s an epic romantic historical drama from the writer of Goblin and Descendants of the Sun. Expect this new K-Drama series (with its all-star cast) to become an international phenomenon!

What romances or other movies/shows do you plan to watch on Netflix this month? Leave a comment below and let me know!


Featured Image at Top: The Princess Diaries. Photo – Disney.

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