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Netflix Canada: What's Good In July?

07/08/2013 12:39 EDT | Updated 07/22/2013 03:03 EDT
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Can't figure out what to watch on Netflix Canada?

HuffPost Canada and Netflix Canada have teamed up to provide you with our best suggestions for new arrivals, long-time favourites and titles coming soon. Stop shuffling aimlessly through Netflix's library, and just take our word for it.

We will update with new suggestions biweekly -- feel free to check back whenever you're at a loss.

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Netflix Canada: What To Watch In July

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TV Shows

"Orange Is the New Black"

Cast: Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon

Piper must trade her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit when her decade-old relationship with a drug-runner catches up with her.

"Hell on Wheels" (Season 1, Season 2 is available on July 27)

Cast: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Common

Former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon sets out on a quest to find his wife's killer as post-Civil War America struggles to rebuild its identity.

"Life" (Seasons 1 And 2)

Cast: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adam Arkin

Exonerated after 12 years in prison, a former LAPD cop has his life and job restored, but he brings a new Zen attitude to his work.

"Lipstick Jungle" (Seasons 1 And 2)

Cast: Brooke Shields, Kim Raver, Lindsay Price

This stylish, juicy series centers on media mogul Wendy, editor Nico and designer Victory, who each try to balance professional and personal lives.

"Damages": Seasons 1 - 5

Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan

In this acclaimed drama, Emmy winner Glenn Close is riveting as a morally challenged lawyer extraordinaire who rules the New York legal scene.

"The Glades": Seasons 1 - 3

Cast: Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez

An abrasive homicide detective moves to the Florida Everglades, but the unusually high murder rate thwarts his plans for relaxing on the golf course.

"Pretty Little Liars": Seasons 1 - 2

Cast: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Rudderless without their über-popular leader, who vanished a year prior, four formerly tight high school friends drift apart. They band together again when an anonymous blackmailer threatens to spill their dirt.

"Weeds": Seasons 1 - 4

Cast: Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

Nancy Botwin takes a big hit when her husband dies suddenly and she's left struggling to maintain her comfortable lifestyle -- so the suburban soccer mom summons up her inner entrepreneur and starts selling pot to her affluent neighbors.

"River Monsters": Seasons 1 - 3

Cast: Jeremy Wade

Jeremy Wade hosts this series that takes viewers around the world to visit rivers and lakes where deadly creatures lurk. Wade uncovers the truth about these mysterious monsters, including Goliath tigerfish, snakeheads and man-eating catfish.

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High-Profile Movies

Currently Streaming

"Hanna"

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana

Hanna is a teenager raised and trained by her father, an ex-CIA operative, to become a highly skilled assassin. But when she's sent on a deadly mission across Europe, Hanna takes to an English family and starts longing for a normal life.

Available July 10

"30 Minutes or Less"

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari

Two small-town criminals planning a bank heist wind up abducting pizza delivery driver Nick and forcing him to commit the robbery -- giving him a strict time limit to boot. With the cops and the crooks breathing down his neck, can he beat the clock?

Available July 12

"Paranormal Activity 4: Unrated Edition"

Cast: Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Stephen Dunham

Get ready for more spine-chilling suspense in this fourth installment of the popular horror franchise, as the bloodthirsty supernatural spirit returns to wreak more havoc, instill more terror and claim more victims.

Available July 17

"Friends with Benefits"

Cast: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson

This raucous rom-com chronicles the relationship of two busy singles, Dylan and Jamie, who agree to include sex in their friendship -- minus the emotions and commitment. But things get complicated.

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Documentaries

Available July 15

"The Achievers: The Story of the Lebowski Fans"

Cast: Joe Blevins, Jeff Bridges, Lu Elrod

This documentary charts the ascendance of the Lebowski Fest, which began as a bowling alley party attended by 150 fans of the cult hit "The Big Lebowski" and has subsequently evolved into an annual gathering that draws thousands of acolytes.

Available July 30

"I Am"

Cast: Marc Ian Barasch, Coleman Barks, Noam Chomsky

Filmmaker Tom Shadyac conducts in-depth interviews with prominent philosophers and spiritual leaders -- including Archbishop Desmond Tutu -- about what ails the world and how to improve it.

Currently Streaming

"Knuckleball!"

Cast: Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey, Charles Hough

Focusing on one of baseball's more eccentric wrinkles, this documentary spotlights a pitch that's confounded batters and extended pitchers' careers.

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Kids & Family

Currently Streaming

"Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie"

Cast: Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Cam Clarke

Three busboys finally get their chance to be the stars of a dinner theatre's swashbuckling pirate show when they're sent back in time to fight real pirates!

"Ramona and Beezus"

Cast: Joey King, Selena Gomez, John Corbett

When grade-schooler Ramona's wild imagination leads her into another adventure, she plunges in with energy -- and her penchant for mishaps.

Available July 26

"Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure" (First 13 episodes)

Cast: Nicholas Hamilton, Joe Davidson, Alex McTavish

Mischievous teen mermaids Lyla, Nixie and Sirena, guardians of Mako Island, fail to stop 16-year-old boy Zac from falling into the sacred Moon Pool and becoming a Merman. Risk being cast out forever, the mermaids must get legs, venture onto land and take back Zac’s new powers.

Available July 30

"The Smurfs"

Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Hank Azaria

When wicked sorcerer Gargamel tries to capture the Smurfs to use as talismans for his own evil magic, the peaceful blue Smurfs flee their woodland home, pass through a magic portal and find themselves stranded in New York City.