The Best TV Shows on Netflix to Watch Right Now (July 2022)

What TV shows should you watch on Netflix tonight? We’ve put together a list of the best TV shows streaming on Netflix right now


KEEP SWEET: PRAY AND OBEY

Why you should watch: There are viewers who will be astounded and disturbed by what is revealed in this documentary. The fact that it is true is the most unsettling part, and that it still continues to occur. It examines the rise of Warren Jeffs in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and his shocking criminal case of child abuse on a vast scale. The circumstances are revealed through the perspective of those who lived through this experience, most of whom have now left the church, either through their own choice, or through being forced out on the whim of “The Prophet” as Jeffs likes to call himself. Compelling, perplexing viewing.

Director: RACHEL DRETZIN, GRACE MCNALLY

YOU DON’T KNOW ME

Why you should watch: In this gripping drama, Hero is a young man from South London who is on trial accused of murder. The evidence is overwhelming. But at his trial, he decides to forgo legal representation and proceeds to tell his extraordinary story, in his own words. It is a story foremost of love, and the lengths some will to for those they treasure more than all else, even their own safety. This is an excellent series from the UK. But the ending will possibly cause frustration for some. It’s all a matter of perspective.

Director: SARMAD MASUD
Cast: SAMUEL ADEWUNMI, SOPHIE WILDE, BUKKLY BAKRAY, YETUNE ODUWOLE, ROGER JEAN NSENGIYUMVA, MICHAEL GOULD        

QUEEN

Why you should watch: In honour of Pride Week, will include this gem from Poland. When watching countless TV series and films is a profession, one becomes a little jaded as the same plots are repeated, albeit in a different country or setting. But every now and then one is rewarded with a story that lifts you up and takes you on a joyous ride. In this case it’s to a small town in Poland. This is the story of Sylvestre/Loretta, a retired tailor and drag queen, who left Poland to pursue his career in Paris. Contrary to the promise made years ago, he decides to return to his hometown, a mining town, when he receives a letter from his granddaughter. The journey takes an unexpected turn, forcing Sylvester to face the past and embracing his family once again. If you need to have a break from murder and mayhem, this is well worth a look.

Director: LUKASZ KISMICKI
Cast: ANDRZEJ SEWERYN, MARIA PESZEK, JULIA CHETNICKA, LUKASZ GAWRONSKI, KOVA REA, HENRYK NIEBUDEK, PIOTR WITKOWSKI

LOVE & ANARCHY

Why you should watch: Here we have another excellent comedy, this time from Sweden. Sofie is an ambitious consultant and married mother of two children. When she receives the order to restructure an old-established publishing house, her extremely orderly life begins to fall apart. She meets young IT expert Max and begins an unexpected and daring flirtation with him. The two challenge each other to do things that contradict established social norms. The harmless games soon turn into bitter seriousness as the challenges and the resulting consequences become bigger and more uncontrollable. Loved the eccentric characters attached to the publishing world. Great fun.

Director: LISA LANGSETH
Cast: IDA ENGVOLL, BJORN MOSTEN, JOHANNES KUHNKE, LARS VARINGER, CARLA SEHN, REINE BRYNOLFSSON, GIZEM ERDOGAN, BJORN KJELLMAN, RUBEN LOPEZ, ELSA AGEMALM REILAND

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

Why you should watch: Didn’t have any idea what to expect from this fantasy drama based on a collection of comics and graphic novels created and written by My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way. But it is quite a thrilling ride when you get into it. On the same day in October 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. In their teenage years, the family fractured, and the team disbanded. Now almost 30 years old, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities.

Director: JEREMY WEBB, ELLEN KURAS, STEPHEN SURJIK, SYLVAIN WHITE
Cast: ELLIOT PAGE, TOM HOPPER, DAVID CASTANEDA, ROBERT SHEEHAN, EMMY RAVER-LAMPMAN, JUSTIN H. MIN

INTIMACY

Why you should watch: In the era of everything we eat, do and say being uploaded on social media, this drama reveals the pitfalls that can occur without one’s knowledge or consent. This unsettling story tells of a compromising sexual video featuring a promising politician and depicts the lives of four women forced to walk the line between public and private life. One unguarded moment affects the lives of family members, friends and the judgement of all those who feel they have the right to comment and harass the victims. Our fellow citizens can be harsh and vindictive critics.

Director: JORGE TORREGROSSA, BEN GUTTERIDGE, KOLDO ALMANDOZ
Cast: ITZIAR ITUNO, VERONICA ECHEGUI, YUNE NOGUEIRAS, PATRICIA LOPEZ, EMMA SUAREZ, ANA WAGENER, MARC MARTINEZ

TALES OF THE CITY

Why you should watch: Back in 1978 Amistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels inspired some of us to want to take off immediately for San Francisco. And it was even more exciting in 1993 when his tales were dramatised for TV. In this series from 2019 we’re given the opportunity to return to Barbary Lane to visit old and new residents. A middle-aged Mary Ann returns to San Francisco and reunites with the eccentric friends she left behind. It’s no longer a secret that Mrs. Madrigal is transgender. Instead, she is haunted by something from her past that has long been too painful to share. Loved revisiting this magical place and the people who live there. Sadly, Olympia Dukakis who brought Mrs. Madrigal to life, passed away in May 2021.

Director: ALAN POUL, SILAS HOWARD, STACIE PASSON, SYDNEY FREELAND
Cast: OLYMPIA DUKAKIS, LAURA LINNEY, PAUL GROSS, MURRAY BARTLETT, ELLIOT PAGE, CHARLIE BARNETT, VICTOR GARBER

BORGEN

Why you should watch: Borgen would have to be one of the best political dramas to come out of Denmark, even perhaps the best ever produced anywhere! The series follows the intricate, complicated lives of the politicians, media spinners, and reporters who feed off their triumphs and failures in ‘Borgen’ (the Castle) – the nickname for Denmark’s parliamentary building. Denmark is preparing for parliamentary elections and Birgitte Nyborg, facing her first election as party leader, decides at the last minute to head in her own direction. This is excellent viewing. Binge watch all three seasons on Netflix if you’ve a few hours to spare.

Director: LOUISE FRIEDBERG, JESPER W. NIELSEN, MIKKEL NORGAARD, ANNETTE K. OELSEN, PER FLY, MOGENS HAGEDORN
Cast: SIDSE BABETT KNUDSEN, BIRGITTE HJORT SORENSEN, PILOU ASBAEK, SOREN MALLING, FREJA RIEMANN, EMIL POULSEN

PEAKY BLINDERS

Why you should watch: The majority of drama series from the BBC are highly recommended. This viewer is coming late to Peaky Blinders due to the perception that the trailers appeared rather harrowing and depressing, and violence seemed to be the rule. It seemed to be always raining and the characters were always wading through mud. However, now the binge-watching procedure has begun with six seasons available. The talented cast, with Cillian Murphy in the lead, was always a huge drawcard. The very best of British. The story tells of Thomas Shelby and his brothers who return to Birmingham after serving in the British Army during WWI. Shelby and the Peaky Blinders, the gang he is leader of, control the city of Birmingham, but as Shelby’s ambitions extend beyond Birmingham, he plans to build on the business empire he’s created, and stop anyone who gets in his way. Excellent viewing, if you can get past the violence.

Director: ANTHONY BYRNE, COLM MCCARTHY, TIM MIELANTS, DAVID CAFFREY, OTTO BATHURST, TOM HARPER
Cast: CILLIAN MURPHY, PAUL ANDERSON, HELEN MCCRORY, TOM HARDY, SOPHIE RUNDLE, NED DENNEHY, FINN COLE, NATASHA O’KEEFFE

SEINFELD

Why you should watch: The “show about nothing” is a sitcom landmark, with comic Jerry Seinfeld and his three friends finding laughs in both the mundane and the ridiculous. Catch it on Netflix tonight.

Director: ANDY ACKERMAN, TOM CHERONES, DAVID STEINBERG
Cast: JERRY SEINFELD, JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, JASON ALEXANDER, MICHAEL RICHARDS, WAYNE KNIGHT , HEIDI SWEDBERG , ESTELLE HARRIS , JERRY STILLER

61 thoughts on “The Best TV Shows on Netflix to Watch Right Now (July 2022)”

  1. I thought All the characters in “Startup” were err unique. Great storyline that, yes, I “binge-watched”. Check it out!

    Sheesh

  2. Why is no ratings on these movies???? I do like R. rated !!! Shows.

  3. Halston was excellent. My husband actually really enjoyed it too, binge watched all episodes in one evening.

  4. Most, if not all of these shows are English speaking. Hooray! I’m tired of having to be a linguist to watch tv.

  5. Have watched, or will watch only 4 out of these 10….might be time to cancel.

  6. Terrible movies with the exception of one. And that is why I cancelled.

  7. What happened to virgin river is it coming back. Did not care for start up I only watched first 20 minutes to graphic for my taste. Loved heartland and halston also

  8. Loving Heartland. Great escape from reality.

  9. You advertised that it was Netflix stuff but it’s really a commercial for Utube.

    Just false and misleading rubbish.

  10. Hey Royce – Just click on the ‘WATCH NOW’ button for full streaming options. The trailers from Youtube are there for a quick preview – Cheers, The OTT Team.

  11. Erm, Breaking Bad isn’t available on the Netflix AU, (it’s on Stan along with prequel Better Call Saul) although they do have El Camno, a spinoff to BB on Netflix globally.

    More effort required. D-

  12. Netflix is far better in other country’s they get shows far sooner than in the United States and more choices in many country’s like Australia loved there app when we in country.

  13. Loved Virgin River and Heartland they are so good no cussing just nice talk. Just wish had more Christian movies.

  14. Love Virgin River. Want to move!!!!

  15. I’m a newbie, just to tell you I love OTT especially the Netflix reviews, I am definitely on the same pages as your “reviewer”
    And Virgin River here in Oz is back July 9!!!

  16. Howdy Colleen! Glad to know you love the guide – Cheers, The OTT Team.

  17. I attempted “Ghosts of War”, a poorly written unappealing ghost story set during World War II, and “Godless”, starring Sam Waterston. What could be wrong with that, just the plot, premise, dialogue, characters, post-feminist politically correct b.s., that is all. When I finish Longmire, I am done with Netflix.

  18. So many of the series shows are so dark (as in not good lighting). It does nothing for the shows. Sometimes I cannot even see what is going on. Actually it is not just Netflix, some of the ? broadband ? Shows are the same. BTW we devoured Dexter and Ozark and 13 Reasons Why

  19. Oops my mistake calling non cable tv “broadband”

  20. netfl definitely needs to add many motr MOVIES…..Not series!!!!! Need more Modern SCI FI and action newer movies too!!!!! I may cancel if changes arent made SOON!

  21. These aren’t new they’ve been around for ages

  22. Startup will hook you…binge watched all 3 seasons in a week!

  23. Just live Heartland, Virgin River and When Calls the Heart.
    Line of Duty is fantastic !

  24. Too much murder, mayhem, and whiteness in these flicks! What had happened to love, happiness, and fun. This is 2021 for Pete’s sake! There are lots of great Netflix movies that present diversity such as Fatherhood,
    Ma Rainey, Miles Davis.

  25. Absolutely LOVE Virgin River!! So much excitement and oh, such beauty! Can’t wait for Series 3.

  26. .. for a long time Netflix only has B/C/D grade movies, they don’t want to spend money on paying to show great movies. some time ago, i checked over 200 of the best movies – Netflix had about 6!!
    now they want to push you to only watch what they make themselves (which IS often good), but otherwise crap movies n series.

    and if you are not in US, you get half of what they get – and pay twice as much.

    one good thing (for me) is that usually/often have Vietnamese subtitles

    i have tried Prime but most of their moves are pay for view. Vudu has an enormous collection of movies but they are all pay for view – would be hugely expensive. i have (can?) not tried Hulu.

    and because i am not n AU now, i have not tried STAN.

  27. Getting a little tired of getting hooked on a series just to find that it’s been cancelled after one season.

  28. Even though we think a series gets cancelled sooner than we think it should, it’s still enjoyable to watch. Can’t remember which ones I am thinking about, but remember saying that to myself.

  29. Love Virgin River, watched all episodes.
    Hope there is more to come.
    Heartland ♥️ Miss it

    Clean TV, no unnecessary cussing or vulgarity. It makes watching shows enjoyable again. Thank you!

  30. I just love Virgin River Can wait for the next season The show is a good show it really keeps you on your toes trying figure out what will happen next I just can’t wait for to find out what happen next

  31. Wonderful, and need more like these:
    Heartland !
    Virgin River !

  32. Virgin River was last year people.
    Keep up here. Doesn’t say much about Netflix huh?

  33. Can’t wait for the new season of After Life. Brilliant series!!!

  34. I also would like more movies rather than series

  35. Well there was only a couple I found interesting and that is Greenleaf and Heartland. The other movies are just too much the same as each other.
    I sure hope you will add more Christian movies please.

  36. No Christian or religious movies……….philosophy, political , mystery are good.

  37. If your going to attempt filming provide enough lighting that I don’t have to check the settings to make sure nothing’s wrong with my television. Then spend the rest of the movie taking my glasses off and putting them back on to try to see if they can help me see the dark scenes better, if you can’t pay for the lights maybe you shouldn’t be filming.

  38. I loved virgin River please make more Heartland I have watched them all and are waiting for more series please make more and When Calls The Heart was also the bomb of series please make more These three are the best out of all of them
    Both myself and my partner have watched all of the movies on Netflix and are waiting for more to come Please no more different country movies where you cannot understand what they say

  39. I am loving Virgin River. Just finished watching Van Helsing and enjoyed it immensely. I am watching Chicago Fire, which I love but I would like to know when the seasons after number 4 will be shown.

  40. I was intrigued with Click Bait. A great watch. Surprising ending.

  41. It would be very helpful if you would say if the show is in English. I don’t have time to click on every trailer.

  42. Too many dark movies. What’s needed are mysteries that require some intellectual stimulation like those of Agatha Christe, Sherlock Homes and Ellery Queen. Serial killers, etc. don’t cut it.

    Would also like to see more historical and adventure films.

    Serious comedies are lacking.

  43. Agree with many of the comments here…. My husband and I are turned off by so many horrible murders (victims mostly women), disgusting language, totally uncommitted sex which ads nothing to the underlying story. We like thoughtful movies or series, especially those based on true stories. Something that “appeals to our better angels.”

  44. Virgin river and Heartland ran I miss them and when do more come out Watch to season 14 and stop, when are more episodes coming?

  45. Have watched most of squid game , fantastic , haven’t seen any others

  46. Why does every email I get from you list only zombie, sci if and crime dramas? I am not interested in any of those genres but it’s all I get from you!

  47. I wonder if someone with Netflix’s is really reading these comments. Everyone has said my thoughts about wanting good, old fashioned, decent movies without all the cussing and violence. All the foreign movies are difficult to watch and I will probably go to website. Sorry, thanks for trying to be entertaining.

  48. Would you please get some decent movies… I mean A grade movies. So many low grade movies on Netflix. Some of the old 60s 70s 80s good movies not second rate stuff. So many bad movie choices. Not so many series PLEASE… Just better quality movies. I have trouble with the sound of these excrutiatingly bad movies.
    “Pieces of her” was not great either… just passable. The Sinner was OK.

    But so few good quality films, Not enough good documentaries. Not enough fast pace action films. There are also NO NEW MOVIES on Netflix…. why? they’re on other streaming services.

  49. Stop showing all the movies that were made at night………

  50. I love Netflix, so many international movies and series instead of dreadful Hollywood trash.

  51. There are some foreign movies I would watch if they were done in English, you have had some good shows that have been canceled, I agree with some here better lighting is needed

  52. My problem is with foreign languages. I only speak and listen English. I would appreciate if you could let me know in the beginning so I don’t have to thru the rigmarole to get to the 1st word spoken and find out it is non-English speaking or dubbed.

    And more series’ please.

    Thanking you
    Jenny Millward

  53. Love Virgin River, need more of those! The new season of Tin Star is a little rough, won’t finish it.

  54. Well first of all if I can understand the language you cant hardly see whats going on because it is always dark. So to be honest, most of the recommendations are not in English and I will not look at any show that has sub-titles and anyway you cant see the characters because its always in the dark. Been a client of Netflix for years and years and the choices they make has been terrible. Have a good day

  55. I agree with the comments about dark and murky lighting in many productions! Also hate movies with sub-titles, as many of them show the dialogue in such small printing that they can’t be read, despite wearing glasses! Bring back dubbed movies – at least you can work out what’s going on!

  56. Netflix has cancelled or is about to cancel three of my favs: Happy Endings, Criminal Minds, and Chicago Med. Time for me to cancel my subscription.

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