What a long wait! But it's finally here. The third season of "Stranger Things" is back to help the older kids get through the dog days of summer.
Yeah, maybe it's too early to call the first weekend of July the dregs of summer vacation, but teens are easily bored, and the the timing for reentry into the Upside Down couldn't be more perfect.
For younger children, Netflix rolls out "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Megamind," "The Princess and the Frog" and its debut of Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns."
Here's a look at the best family programming for July. (See the full listing of July Netflix offerings here, including what parents will want to watch when the kids are in bed.)
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, who is in search of someone to take over his chocolate factory. Charlie Bucket and his grandpa tour the magical factory with other golden-ticket winners. Rated: PG
"Race to Witch Mountain"
A Las Vegas cab driver (Dwayne Johnson) protects two extraterrestrial children with paranormal powers as they race to return to their UFO before government operatives can nab them for less than wholesome reasons. Rated: PG
A boy (Fred Savage) gets to know the monsters living under his bed and they take him into their world, where they have a great time. That is, until he realizes he's turning into a monster. Rated: PG
Megamind (Will Ferrell) defeats his nemesis, Metro Man (Brad Pitt), but finds that without him, he's lost and must search for a new life purpose. Rated: PG
"Paul Blart: Mall Cop"
He may be mocked for his job, but a single father and mall cop (Kevin James) shows just how important his job is when the mall is overtaken by crooks and his daughter becomes a hostage. Rated: PG
"Stranger Things 3 (Netflix Original)"
Changes are afoot in 1985 Hawkins, Indiana, with a new mall, new hormones and new baddies. Rated: TV-Y14
"Free Rein: Season 3" (Netflix Family)
Zoe’s got her dream horse, a new best friend and the riding career she wanted. She also has a real duke for a boyfriend. But when a pregnant moor pony seeks shelter at Bright Fields, it starts an adventure that pushes Zoe and her carefully crafted life to the limits. Rated: TV-Y7
"Mary Poppins Returns"
The magical nanny (Emily Blunt) returns to help a grown Michael Banks and his children through a personal tragedy. She may be magic, but can she save them from some very real-world problems? Rated: PG
"Family Reunion" (Netflix Family)
The McKellan family moves from Seattle to Georgia and finds big changes, from three-hour church services to huge humidity hair. But they also find being close to extended family brings laughs, home cooking and strong bonds. Rated: Unavailable
"3Below: Tales of Arcadia: Part 2" (Netflix Family)
The continuing saga of a group of royal teens who crash-landed on Earth and struggle to blend in while avoiding bounty hunters. Rated: TV-Y7-FV
"True Tunes: Songs" (Netflix Family)
Short, fun music videos with True and the Rainbow Kingdom friends that put a modern spin on classic nursery rhymes. Rated: TV-Y
"The Princess and the Frog"
An ambitious waitress named Tiana dreams of opening a fine restaurant in New Orleans. Her dream takes a detour when she kisses a frog and becomes one herself. Rated: G
"Pinky Malinky: Part 3" (Netflix Family)
The spunky and optimistic hot dog returns for more adventures with with his best buds, J.J. and Babs. Rated: PG: TV-Y7
"The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants: Season 3"
George and Harold are back, furthering their love of pranks, comic books and turning their principal into an underwear-wearing superhero. Rated: TV-Y7
"The Worst Witch: Season 3"
A girl accidentally ends up in a school for witches. Then she realizes it could be exactly where she belongs. Rated: TV-Y7
Last call for …
Leaving July 2
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"
Leaving July 4
"The Indian in the Cupboard"
Leaving July 10
"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie"
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: New to Netflix in July 2019: The best kids, tween and teen movies to stream