The best new film and TV shows in July 2023

The best new film and TV shows in July 2023



Prepare for a fun-filled summer.

Get ready to soak up the summer vibes with an epic lineup of entertainment. July is bursting with excitement as it rolls out a red carpet of must-watch movies and binge-worthy TV shows. From captivating documentaries that will blow your mind to thrilling dramas that will keep you on the edge of your seat, there's something for everyone. So grab that big bucket of popcorn and get ready to be transported to new worlds of laughter, tears and adventure.

Wham: 5 July

Wham is a feature-length documentary coming to Netflix that captures the magical rise of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley as they dominated the charts around the world with their timeless pop songs. With unprecedented access to their personal archives, rare interviews and remarkable footage, this film encapsulates a time that not only defined their youth but also the lives of their adoring fans.

Hidden Strike: 6 July

Join two highly skilled ex-special forces soldiers as they embark on a dangerous mission to protect a group of civilians. As they navigate war-torn Baghdad, they must outsmart enemies and face thrilling challenges to ensure everyone reaches the safety of the Green Zone. Packed with explosive action, intense suspense and a race against time, this film starring John Cena and Jackie Chan will be released in cinemas across the UAE.

Insidious: The Red Door: 6 July

Join Josh Lambert as he embarks on a journey with his son, Dalton, to drop him off at college. Little do they know, their seemingly ordinary trip takes a terrifying turn when long-buried demons resurface, unleashing a living nightmare. Get ready for a heart-pounding rollercoaster ride as they confront their darkest fears and fight to survive the terrors that await them. Insidious: The Red Door will make for a thrilling cinema experience.

Joyride: 6 July

Join Audrey, a savvy businesswoman whose trip to Asia takes an unexpected turn, as she teams up with her childhood best friend Lolo, the ultimate hot mess. Alongside them are Kat, a Chinese soap star with a flair for the dramatic, and Deadeye, Lolo's eccentric cousin. Together, they embark on an unforgettable journey filled with outrageous adventures, unexpected friendships and a whole lot of chaos. This heartwarming comedy is sure to take you on a wild ride.

One True Loves: 6 July

Join Emma and Jesse, the perfect couple whose world turns upside down when Jesse mysteriously vanishes. As Emma rebuilds her life and finds new love with her best friend Sam, a surprising twist throws her into a dilemma. Filled with laughter, love and unexpected choices, this film explores the complexities of relationships and the power of second chances. 

Bawaal: 7 July

This thrilling film starring Bollywood stars Varun Dhawan and Jahnvi Kapoor has been creating quite the buzz. Set in the heartland of India, the story takes an unprecedented turn through the enchanting landscapes of Europe. Prepare to be captivated by the film's gripping narrative, stunning visuals and incredible chemistry. With its seamless blend of Indian roots and global charm, Bawaal will head for a direct-to-OTT release on Amazon Prime Video.

The Out-Laws: 7 July

The Out-Laws combines elements of comedy and crime in a captivating narrative. Follow Owen Browning, a straight-laced bank manager, as he finds himself tangled in a bank heist during his wedding week. With a talented ensemble cast, this Netflix film explores dysfunctional families, secrets, and the dynamics of relationships. 

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One: 13 July

Join Ethan Hunt, the fearless leader of the IMF team, as they face their most perilous mission yet. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, Ethan and his team must race against time to locate a dangerous new weapon and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. As dark forces from Ethan's past emerge and a powerful enemy threatens their every move, the stakes couldn't be higher. Don't forget to catch glimpses of Abu Dhabi when you go to watch this Tom Cruise film in cinemas this summer.

Barbie: 20 July

Get ready for a whimsical adventure as Barbie and Ken step out of their picture-perfect world and into the real world. Join these iconic dolls as they embark on a hilarious and eye-opening journey, experiencing the joys and challenges of living among humans. From navigating everyday life to discovering new friendships and unexpected obstacles, Barbie and Ken find themselves in hilarious and heartwarming situations that will keep you entertained from start to finish. This upcoming release is a must-watch for all Barbie fans.

Mr Ex: 20 July

Meet Farid, a regular guy who unexpectedly becomes a sought-after expert in the art of divorce. Things take a wild turn when Farid's old flame, Tiba Al-Akkad, re-enters his life. Brace yourself for a rollercoaster of comedy and thrilling action as Farid navigates through chaos while rediscovering his own love story.

Oppenheimer: 20 July

Join physicist J Robert Oppenheimer and his brilliant team of scientists as they embark on a groundbreaking mission during the Manhattan Project. This thrilling and thought-provoking journey takes you behind the scenes of one of the most significant scientific endeavours in history - the development of the atomic bomb. From the intense race against time to the moral dilemmas they face, witness the high-stakes challenges and triumphs of these remarkable minds. With its gripping storyline, captivating performances and a touch of scientific intrigue, Oppenheimer is a riveting cinematic experience for every science lover and Christopher Nolan fan.

They Cloned Tyrone: 21 July

Prepare for a thrilling and mysterious ride with They Cloned Tyrone. This pulpy mystery follows an unlikely trio as they unravel a nefarious government conspiracy after a series of eerie events. Featuring a talented cast including John Boyega, Jamie Foxx and Teyonah Parris, this Netflix film promises to keep you on the edge of your seat with its captivating storyline and suspenseful twists.

Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir - The Movie: 28 July

Join Marinette, an ordinary teenager from Paris, as her life takes an extraordinary turn when she becomes the superhero Ladybug. With the power of creation, Ladybug teams up with the charismatic Cat Noir to protect the city from a wicked new villain who's causing chaos everywhere. Packed with action, humour and magical moments, this Netflix film offers a fun and thrilling experience.

Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani: 28 July

Set in vibrant Delhi, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani takes you on a delightful journey into the lives of two families from completely different cultural backgrounds. Watch as their worlds collide and chaos ensues, with laughter and emotional twists at every turn. From their clashing aesthetics to their contrasting spending habits and even their struggles with the English language, nothing is off-limits in this laughter riot. Starring Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh - who's also the Visit Abu Dhabi ambassador.

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Unknown: The Lost Pyramid: 3 July

Unknown: The Lost Pyramid is a captivating Netflix docuseries that takes you on breathtaking adventures and exploration in awe-inspiring uncharted territories. From unearthing the world's oldest graveyard to a heart-pounding look at the use of artificial intelligence in warfare, each film pushes the boundaries of knowledge and unlocks the secrets of our world.

The King Who Never Was: 4 July

The King Who Never Was is a compelling docuseries that traces the intriguing story of Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia, the last heir to the throne of Italy. Through episodes filled with personal tales, scandals and historical events, this series offers an intimate and engaging narrative. Dive into the complex life of Vittorio Emanuele as you unravel the mysteries surrounding his troubled relationships, his love story and the events that shaped his life, making it a fascinating journey worth watching - only on Netflix.

The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2: 6 July

This legal drama series by Netflix follows the iconoclastic lawyer Mickey Haller as he takes on cases big and small across Los Angeles. Based on the bestselling novels by Michael Connelly, this season dives into the intricate world of criminal defence, presenting complex moral dilemmas and captivating courtroom battles. With a talented cast and the masterful storytelling of David E Kelley, this series is a must-watch for fans of gripping legal dramas.

Quarterback: 12 July

Quarterback is a groundbreaking sports series that provides an exclusive and unprecedented look at the lives of NFL quarterbacks. With behind-the-scenes access to Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins and Marcus Mariota, this Netflix series takes you on and off the field, capturing the biggest moments, challenges and triumphs of these exceptional athletes.

Survival of the Thickest: 13 July

Survival of the Thickest is a must-watch scripted comedy that offers a hilarious and empowering portrayal of Mavis Beaumont's journey to rebuild her life as a black, plus-size stylist. Based on Michelle Buteau's acclaimed book of essays, this Netflix series brings to life the challenges and triumphs of a determined woman surrounded by her chosen family. 

The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2: 14 July

Get ready for a summer filled with drama, romance and beachside adventures in the highly anticipated season two of The Summer I Turned Pretty. This Prime Video series based on Jenny Han's best-selling books features a messy love triangle that will keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering who will end up with whom. With juicy plot details, the return of beloved cast members and plenty of surprises in store, this next season promises to be an irresistible treat.

Kohra: 15 July

Dive into the gripping world of Kohra, an exciting Netflix crime series that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat. From the creators of Pataal Lok, this investigative drama takes place in Punjab, where a murder mystery unravels a web of deceit, secrets and dysfunctional families. With an exceptional ensemble cast and authentic storytelling, Kohra explores the complex dynamics of relationships, love and crime within society.

Sweet Magnolias Season 3: 20 July

Return to the charming southern town of Serenity in the heartwarming Netflix series, Sweet Magnolias. Join best friends Maddie, Helen and Dana Sue as they navigate through life's challenges with warmth, humour and unwavering friendship. In season three, the ladies face new obstacles that test their resilience and relationships, all while keeping the small town buzzing with their love and support.

The Witcher Season 3 Volume 2: 27 July

Get ready for the highly anticipated volume two of the third season of The Witcher, featuring Henry Cavill in his final portrayal of Geralt. This season marks a significant turning point for the titular character as he confronts his emotions and grapples with the consequences of his stoic facade. With shifting alliances, moral dilemmas and personal introspection, viewers will witness Geralt's evolution in a complex world.