Best new movies and TV series on Stan: July 2024

Each month, lots of new films and TV shows are added to Stan‘s library. Eliza Janssen surveys the month’s selections and picks for titles most worth watching. For the full list of everything arriving on the platform, scroll down.

Top Picks: TV

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder: Season 1 (July 1)

Premiering on the same day as its UK release, this new drama casts Wednesday actor Emma Myers as a Nancy Drew type: the only one around willing to fight the power and figure out the truth behind another young girl’s murder. The late girl’s murder has been pinned on her boyfriend, but Myers’ girl detective isn’t so sure, and she’ll speak out against a complacent police department to find the real killer. The show’s based on a series of best-selling novels, so you can rest easy knowing that the mystery will build to a satisfying climax.

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Stath Lets Flats (July 2)

All three seasons of this screamingly funny British comedy drop on Stan soon, and I couldn’t be more stoked: it might be one of the most hilarious shows I’ve ever come across. Siblings Jamie and Natasia Demetriou (yep, pre-WWDITS) play a useless realtor and his childish sister, and the nonsensical way they speak will slowly but surely infect your own vocabulary. Even the title sequences are gut-busting! Previously hard to watch in Australia, the show deserves the same fanbase as Peep Show or The Inbetweeners—and it also has an unassumingly sweet heart that those shows lack, with romantic and family plots that’ll surprise you with how much you’ve come to care about these idiotic characters.

Top Picks: Movies + Specials

The Zone of Interest (July 6)

I’ve never had such varying, rigorous discussions about a movie as this one: Jonathan Glazer’s heartless, uncompromising take on Holocaust cinema. You’ll see no Jews or allied soldiers, no heroism or humanity, in this Oscar-winner’s Auschwitz setting—only cold complicity, with Sandra Hüller turning stomachs as the wife of a Nazi middle manager. The film’s most effective tool lies in how it draws attention to our own wilful ignorance of contemporary evils—there are film-negative sequences that startle the nervous system, and resemble the heat mapping tech being used in drone attacks right now. More of an accusation than a finger-wagging period piece: you need to see it.

Arcadian (July 20)

There’s a new Quiet Place film in cinemas this month, but screw that—wouldn’t you like to see a movie about a resourceful dad and kids surviving in a post-apocalyptic landscape against easily overwhelmed creatures? And wouldn’t it be dope if that dad was Nicolas Cage? A Stan Original, this thriller casts Cage as a dad protecting his sons from the end of the world; they live in relative safety during the day, but violent evil attacks at night, giving the guy a strict timeline to go and rescue his lost youngest kid when the tyke goes missing. Expect some solid parental freakout moments, shabby CGI, and just the right amount of tense thrills to liven up your Saturday night.

Robot Dreams (July 25)

An underdog (and underrobot?) in the latest Best Animated Feature Oscars race, this wordless tale of friendship and time’s cruel passage will make your heart swell. Set in an anthropomorphised vision of 1980s New York, it follows a lonely dog and his mechanical new mate, whose bond is tested by complications beyond their control. Liam Maguren gave it a rave review here: “With absolutely no dialogue, Robot Dreams confidently leans on its visual storytelling and the strength of its animated performances (it’s always surprising how much emotion can be derived from two big hoop eyes and a one-line mouth).”

All titles arriving on Stan in July

July 1

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder: Season 1 Premiere
A Storm Foretold
Hostel (2006)
Hostel Part II
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Friends: Seasons 1-10
Friends Reunion

July 2

Stath Lets Flats: Seasons 1-3
The Fence

July 3

StartUp: Seasons 1-3
The Florida Project
Till the End of the Night

July 4

Spider-Man: Far From Home
The Keeping Room

July 5

The Killing Kind: Season 1 Premiere
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Cookie’s Crumby Pictures: Season 1

July 6

The Zone of Interest
Return to Nim’s Island
I Am Ali

July 7

Menendez Brothers: Murder by Media: Season 1 Premiere
Mark Hunt: The Fight Of His Life
The Jungle Bunch

July 8

Shadow (Ying)
A Singular Crime

July 9

Shadow Island

July 10

Panorama: Beyond Human: Artificial Intelligence and Us: Premiere
He Died With A Felafel In His Hand

July 11

Don’t Breathe
Our Ties

July 12

The Serpent Queen: Season 2 Premiere
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Call The Midwife: Season 11 and 2021 Christmas Special

July 13

A League Of Their Own (1992)

July 14

Put Nonna In The Freezer

July 15

In the Company of Women

July 16

Girl In Progress
Field of Dreams
Momentum Generation

July 17

Red Planet
The Eight Mountains

July 18

Kings From Queens: The Run DMC Story: Season 1
Swimming With Men
The Fortress

July 19

The Client List: Seasons 1-2
The Client List (2010)

July 20

Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs the World: Season 2 Premiere
A Few Good Men

July 21

Grand Piano
The King of Laughter

July 23

Crashed: $800m Festival Fail: Premiere
Train Wreck: My Life As An Idiot
Me, Myself & Her

July 24

Devil’s Peak: Season 1 Premiere
Eagle vs Shark
The Exception

July 25

Robot Dreams
All The Money In The World
The Big Hit (2020)

July 26

Perfect Days
Seriously Red

July 27

Jerry Maguire
Swing Kids

July 28

Bend It Like Beckham
A Stroke of Luck

July 29

Our Idiot Brother

July 30

Infinitely Polar Bear

July 31

Juliet, Naked
Home: Seasons 1-2

See also
* Best new movies and TV series on Netflix Australia
* Best new movies and TV series on Amazon Prime
* Best new movies and TV series on Disney+
* All new streaming movies & series