While summer is a great time to go to the beach, indulge in some ice cream, or have a backyard barbecue, it can also be fun to stay up late and watch movies and TV shows. Netflix is adding some exhilarating new content and fan favorites to their streaming service for summer 2022, so get ready to add these to your watchlist!
Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends
Pete Davidson has been in the news a lot recently due to his high-profile relationship with Kim Kardashian, but he is also releasing a new Netflix special.
Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends is a stand-up comedy show where Davidson will joke about “rumors, free plane rides, and his very weird year.” Catch the special on Netflix on June 13.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Anyone who grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on PBS will probably be interested in the documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?.
The heartwarming film explores the life of Fred Rogers and how he was able to make such a huge impact on thousands of children. Fans will be able to see it on Netflix starting June 16.
Stephen King and horror fans should be thrilled that the 2017 film adaptation of It is coming to Netflix on June 19.
The movie is about a group of young outcasts who must deal with an evil, shape-shifting clown. It received an 86 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes with critics agreeing that the entire cast gave excellent performances.
Kenan & Kel
After the success of Nickelodeon’s All That, Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell were given their very own sitcom called Kenan & Kel.
Kenan was more of the straight man and Kel was his wacky best friend, and the two got into some hilariously sticky situations. Fans can watch Kenan & Kel on Netflix starting June 21.
Persuasion is one of the most highly anticipated period dramas coming to Netflix this summer. Based on the novel by Jane Austen, the film centers on a woman trying to get another chance at love.
Dakota Johnson, Suki Waterhouse, Henry Golding, and more star in the movie. See it on Netflix on July 15.
Jamie Foxx is leading the upcoming action film, Day Shift. The movie centers on a low-income father who does his best to provide for his eight-year-old daughter.
The audience soon figures out that his pool cleaning business is just a front for his real job as a vampire slayer. Day Shift comes to Netflix on August 12.
Hello, Goodbye, And Everything In Between
Based on the novel by Jennifer E. Smith, Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between is a romantic drama focused on two high school sweethearts.
Claire (Jennifer Robertson) and Aidan (Jordan Fisher) want to break up before they go off to college, so they plan one last date to make the most of their time together. This film will be ready to watch on Netflix on July 6.
Purple Hearts has a blend of drama, romance, and music and stars Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine. Carson was also one of the co-writers of the film.
The story focuses on an aspiring musician who is able to find true love with a soldier in the most unexpected way. See this movie on Netflix on July 29.
While most people know her older sister Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn Spears was also a top teen star of the 2000s.
After starring on All That, she was given her own show on Nickelodeon called Zoey 101. The sitcom followed Zoey and her friends at a California beach boarding school. Zoey 101 will be available to stream on Netflix starting June 21.
The Umbrella Academy: Season 3
The Umbrella Academy is back for its third season and it will definitely be its most intense one yet.
After a huge cliffhanger at the end of season two, the next season picks up with the superhero siblings returning to 2019. Now, they’re in a different reality with a new team called The Sparrows in charge. Get ready to stream season three of The Umbrella Academy on June 22.
After the massive success of the first film, the Sing franchise came back with a sequel called Sing 2.
The animated musical comedy brings the animals back together to perform in a new music show. Some celebrity voices include Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, and Nick Kroll. Sing 2 will be available on Netflix on June 22.
Stranger Things: Season 4, Volume 2
Fans of Stranger Things tuned in to watch the first volume of season four in May, but there is still more that is yet to come.
The second volume will feature two more episodes to finish off the penultimate season. There isn’t much info on what will be in volume two but be sure to watch it on Netflix on July 1.
The Gray Man
Those who are into action movies are in for a treat with the release of Netflix’s The Gray Man on July 22.
The movie stars Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Regé-Jean Page, Chris Evans, Billy Bob Thornton, and more. Gosling plays a secret CIA agent who gets a bounty on his head from his psychopathic former colleague (Evans).
The creators of Emily in Paris, Modern Family, and Frasier are bringing a new romantic comedy series to Netflix. Uncoupled stars Neil Patrick Harris as a man looking to find love after his husband leaves him.
Be sure to catch the first season of Uncoupled streaming on Netflix starting July 29.
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight
Jack Black is returning to the Kung Fu Panda franchise with a new series called Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight.
The show will be about Po and his friends teaming up to stop mischievous weasels from stealing magical weapons. Also starring in the series are Rita Ora, Ed Weeks, and James Hong. It comes to Netflix sometime in July 2022.
13: The Musical
Based on the hit Jason Robert Brown Broadway musical, 13: The Musical has been turned into a film that will be making its way to Netflix on August 12.
The story focuses on a boy from New York City who moves to a small town in Indiana shortly before his bar mitzvah. Some A-listers in the cast include Josh Peck, Rhea Perlman, and Debra Messing.
Fans of Kevin Hart might want to check out one of the most anticipated summer releases on Netflix called Me Time.
Hart plays a dad who finally gets time away from his wife and kids in order to hang out with his best friend (Mark Wahlberg) for a wild weekend. Me Time will become available on August 26.
The hit sketch comedy series All That was one of the most popular shows on Nickelodeon in the mid to late 1990s, with the original series running until 2000.
Starring comedians Lori Beth Denberg, Kel Mitchell, Amanda Bynes, Kenan Thompson and more, kids couldn’t get enough of the hilarious antics the cast brought to the show. Whether you’re reminiscing or watching it for the first time, All That will bring the laughs.
A new Netflix original movie, Dangerous Liaisons will put viewers in a summertime mood. Set in the beachside town of Biarritz, France, high schooler Célène (played by actress Paola Locatelli) falls for a surfer named Tristan (played by Simon Rérolle).
She thinks it’s true love, but drama lies just under the surface. Find out what happens!
Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide
One fan-favorite Nickelodeon show making its way to Netflix on June 21 is Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.
The series followed the lives of three middle school friends with one sharing tips about how to cope with the struggles of adolescence. Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times called it “one of the best series on television – a show that took genre conventions and ran them through unpredictable changes.”