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Best movies on Netflix UK: the best films to watch in July 2019

A press shot from the movie Spotlight
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For a long time Netflix was hands-down the best streaming platform. But these days, competition is mounting. Amazon is producing more and more fantastic TV shows every month and upcoming services Disney+, as well as Apple TV Plus, could change your streaming habits for good. Especially considering Netflix has recently raised its prices   giving anyone unsure about whether they should renew their subscription at least some pause for thought.      

UPDATE: If you’re looking for a tense drama to get stuck into this week then watch Spotlight, all about journalists at The Boston Globe exposing scandals within the Catholic church. It has a fantastic cast, including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and John Slattery. 

Or there’s The Great Hack, which is more documentary than movie, but covers the recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal in great detail – even if you followed the news like a hawk at the time, this documentary will give you even more to think about (and worry about, probably).

But, for now at least, Netflix is still our favourite place to catch up on all of the best movies and TV shows. Sure that may be a bold claim, but there are many reasons why Netflix takes the top spot. Including its (mostly) intuitive interface, original series and films, offline modes, huge catalogue of movies and, most importantly, the fact it's constantly updated week-on-week (and sometimes even daily) with the best entertainment on the planet.  

We've found that every single day Netflix adds at least a movie or two. Every week at least three or four of those are worth a watch. And for us that's what sets Netflix apart from Amazon Prime. Amazon may have a great back catalogue and some good movies added now and again, but it also has a really big back catalogue of rubbish titles – and we wouldn't want you settling for that.

What's new on Netflix in July?
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This month it's all about privacy and freedom of the press, which are two topics it's worth spreading the word about these days.

For a tense drama, try Spotlight, all about journalists at The Boston Globe exposing scandals within the Catholic church. It has a fantastic cast, including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and John Slattery.

The Great Hack is more documentary than movie, but covers the recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal in great detail, adding new dimensions for those who are already clued up on what happened. 

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It's nothing short of life-changing that Netflix delivers fresh movies to your home every day. But what this constant stream of great flicks also means is that many of us spend a lot of time scrolling through anything and everything the service has to offer. 

And, as many of us are all too aware, often the dilemma of so much great stuff to choose from (which is known as ‘decision fatigue’ in psychology circles) leaves us feeling fed up – it's Netflix analysis paralysis, and it isn't pretty. 

In an attempt to put an end to this indecisive cycle of doom once and for all, we’ve created this extensive list to the best movies that Netflix UK has to offer you right now. That's right. No more endless scrolling and no more movie-induced anxiety that you've made the wrong choice.

We'll be updating this cinematic hall of fame at least once a week, so be sure to keep it bookmarked so you can find out what's hot and ready to be watched on Netflix in the UK right now. 

If you’ve been signed up to Netflix for a while now, you’ll be well aware there are lots of mediocre movie choices. But if you only have time for the best of the best, don't waste those all too precious minutes searching through the site's extensive and exhausting back catalogue. Instead, delve straight into this guide.

To make your life easier (and enable your worrying Netflix addiction), we’ve divided more than 40 movie recommendations up into categories that we're sure will suit every taste. We’ve got indie and horror through to kids and documentaries.

And make sure you keep checking back. Unlike Netflix's TV output, which seems to stay on the streaming platform for longer, movies on the streaming site tend to appear and disappear quickly. Enjoy!