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Netflix Canada: What's Good In July?

06/26/2015 04:27 EDT | Updated 06/26/2015 04:59 EDT

Summer has officially arrived, and this one is set to be "warmer than normal."

You'll no doubt need to cool off between tanning sessions on the beach. For that, there's air conditioning ... and a new crop of Netflix titles to watch while you take a break from the heat.

Sadly, the streaming service is losing some awesome titles including "Se7en" and "Blood Diamond" (and lesser fare like "Little Nicky" and "Grown Ups."

But it's also gaining some great-looking features like "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." Starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper, it's an eight-episode series prequel to the acclaimed cult comedy that came out in 2001.

And that's just one of a number of fresh movies, TV shows, documentaries and kids' entertainment you can indulge in this month.

Below, we've compiled a list of titles that would be great for cool summer evenings when you're applying aloe vera and shaking the sand out of your shorts.

Here are the titles coming to Netflix in July:

Netflix Canada Picks: July 2015

Movies

"The Hunger Games" (July 1) and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I" (July 24)

The oppressive state of Panem holds an annual tournament in which people from each of its districts fight to the death in a competition known as the "Hunger Games." Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes a hero to the impoverished District 12 when she volunteers as tribute. The second film, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," is already available on Netflix Canada.

"Iron Man" (July 1)

Egomaniacal Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) becomes a superhero when he fashions a suit of mass weaponry while being taken prisoner in Afghanistan. He soon finds himself using the suit to fight evil around the world — and feeds a dangerous demand for the hardware.

"The Goonies" (July 1)

This 1980's classic tells of a group of boys who set out to find a pirate's treasure, just as two of them (Sean Astin and Josh Brolin) face the prospect of losing their home.

TV Shows

"Hell on Wheels: Season 4" (July 4)

This AMC series tells the story of Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), a former slaveholder and soldier, and his pursuit of the people who killed his wife. His story is set against the backdrop of the construction of the transcontinential railroad.

Kids and Family

"The Book of Life" (July 1)

Guillermo del Toro produced this animated film about Manolo (Diego Luna), a young man from the town of San Angel in Mexico. He vies for the affections of childhood friend Maria (Zoë Saldana) alongside his other friend Joaquin (Channing Tatum). Meanwhile, deities make bets on the victor.

"Penguins of Madagascar" (July 15)

The penguins from "Madagascar" join an organization known as the North Wind to save the world from the evil Dr. Octavius Brine (John Malkovich). Kids will no doubt love seeing the Antarctic animals in action. Parents can listen closely for Benedict Cumberbatch's voice.

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