New on Netflix July 2015: From BoJack Horseman to The Lone Ranger - best TV and films coming this month

Check out our pick of the best new films and TV shows for rainy days

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It's crime drama central on Netflix this month, with a host of tense thrillers making their way to the streaming service.

Our pick of the best new films and TV shows coming in July should help with the decision making when your outdoors picnic is ruined by a thunderstorm in true British summer style. Whoever said Netflix nights in were a winter thing?

TV

BoJack Horseman (Season 2) - 17/7

This Netflix original is back for a second run with Will Arnett returning to voice the titular cartoon hero. Season two will see BoJack face new challenges and past demons before learning he needs to change.

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Run (Season 1) - 1/07

Jaime Winstone and Olivia Colman star in a drama that shows how interconnected our lives can be and how fragile survival really is. This Channel 4 miniseries consists of four episodes, each focusing on one of the four main characters, Tara, Carol, Richard and Ying, and how their decisions affect one another.

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Film

A Most Wanted Man - 19/7

Philip Seymour Hoffman's last film released in his lifetime was this crime thriller about a Chechen Muslim who finds himself caught in the international war on terror after entering Hamburg as an illegal immigrant. Based on the John Le Carre novel of the same name. Read our review here.

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The Lone Ranger - 2/7

It might have flopped at the box office but Johnny Depp fans will enjoy this Western about Native American Tonto from Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski. Oscar-nominated for makeup and visual effects so don't slag it off too soon.C heck out what our critic thought here.

The Manchurian Candidate - 4/7

Denzel Washington stars in this reimagining of the 1962 classic about soldiers kidnapped and brainwashed in the Gulf War. Worth watching for Meryl Streep's performance as Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw alone.

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A Walk Among The Tombstones - 19/7

Liam Neeson is back in his go-to role as a private investigator hired to find out who kidnapped and killed a drug baron's wife. It's a part he plays better than anyone and this 2014 film is no different. Read our verdict here.

Margin Call - 1/7

It's the early stages of the financial crisis and JC Chandor's Oscar-nominated thriller follows the key figures at a Wall Street investment bank over 24 hours. Kevin Spacey and Zachary Quinto star. Our 2011 review is here.

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Documentaries

Sex: My British Job - 1/7

There are more than 2000 "illegal" brothels in London and 80 per cent of employees are easily exploited immigrants. This shocking look at one such Chinese brothel in Finchley is told, quite literally, using a camera mounted in spectacles, through the eyes of undercover reporter Hsiao Hung Pai.

 

The Last Patrol - 1/7

Two journalists and two war veterans explore the reality of war in this hard-hitting documentary from director Sebastian Junger.

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