Sunrise, sunset. That’s just the way that the monthly churn of Netflix works. With every passing month, there is a new list of arrivals and a sad list of departures. But there’s still a little bit of time. With Zombieland: Double Tap getting its first trailer, perhaps you want to spend the short amount of time left in July getting a last Netflix-viewing of Zombieland in.
Or maybe you want to be weirded out by the strange Bryce Dallas Howard offering, The Village. The big takeaway is that there’s more than just a couple good movies that are leaving the platform next month, so get them while they’re still around.
Below are our seven favorite picks, including some super creepy Javier Bardem and a must-see John Waters film. Go forth, say goodbye, and prepare for what’s to come.
Zombieland (August 1)
A rewatch of the hilarious zombie comedy is essentially mandatory before you take in this year’s upcoming Double Tap. Following four survivors of a zombie apocalypse, Zombieland is the perfect zombie film for people who aren’t into scary movies.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (August 1)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is as much of a lifestyle as it is a film. Starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro, the drama takes the duo on a road trip across the Southwest filled with drugs, motorcycles, and one truly iconic red convertible.
The Village (August 1)
M. Night Shyamalan has a bizarre collection of films, but few are more perplexing than The Village. Set in (wait for it) a village that seems to be in full-19th century mode, monsters in the woods suggest that perhaps not everything is as it seems.
Hairspray (1988) (August 1)
Good for that Zac Efron remake that came a few years back, but if you want the true absurdity of what Hairspray can be, venture back and check out the 1988 John Waters version featuring Divine and Debbie Harry. If you don’t like it, the new version is available too.
Good Will Hunting (August 1)
To date, it’s probably the pinnacle of the Matt Damon and Ben Affleck friendship. Good Will Hunting tells the story of Will Hunting, a custodian at MIT who has a penchant for math that is well beyond the average human.
No Country for Old Men (August 11)
The truth of the matter is that Javier Bardem’s dark, unsettling turn in No Country for Old Men might be one of the best movie villains in the past 30 years. Josh Brolin’s Llewellyn Moss finds himself in serious danger when he ends up on the wrong side of Bardem’s Chigurh.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (August 16)
Ahh, Kelly Clarkson! While Steve Carell’s Office character Michael Scott probably solidified himself as a household name, it’s impossible to ignore how pivotal his role as a hirsute virgin was in truly launching him to superstardom.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (August 20)
Imagine if you’re just living your life and your friend removes you from Earth, and then you come to find out that he was saving you from the total destruction of your planet. Yeah, that’s just the start to Hitchhiker’s. You can catch the rest (hopefully before it exits Netflix).