A new month has arrived and this month a lot of great new movies are coming. Below, we pick eight new movies you should add to your watchlist.
As always with our highly anticipated movie lists (see our June list here), we’ll be dividing this list into two parts. First, we’ll cover new global original movies coming to Netflix everywhere, and then we’ll cover some licensed movies coming exclusively to Netflix in the US.
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For a full list of what’s coming to Netflix US in July 2023, keep our preview of the month bookmarked (we also have a UK Netflix preview).
Best New Netflix Original Movies in July 2023
Bird Box Barcelona (2023)
coming to netflix: 14 July
The new film follows Sebastian, who must make his own journey of survival through the desolate streets of Barcelona, which have been ravaged by the same mysterious force as Bullock’s entourage. As he forms an uneasy alliance with the other survivors and tries to escape the city, an unexpected and even more sinister threat looms.
deepest breath (2023)
coming to netflix: July, 19
From A24 and Netflix comes a surprising new documentary that you should stay away from if you have thalassophobia. For everyone else, you’ll be able to watch the story of a freediving champion and a safety diving expert who overcame their careers to fulfill the dream of going where no one has gone before.
they cloned tyrone (2023)
coming to netflix: 21 July
One movie we’ve been waiting for to release for some time now is the new sci-fi thriller that will feature the enormous talents of John Boyega, Teyonah Parisis, and Jamie Foxx.
The film’s story revolves around a series of events that lead an unlikely trio into the rabbit hole of a sinister neighborhood plot.
The initial social reactions found online weren’t particularly strong, but we’ll see if it resonates with the general public in a few weeks.
Miraculous: Ladybug and Cat Noir, The Movie
coming to netflix: 28 July
Continuing Netflix’s summer animation slate is the new feature film (the first of its kind) for the children’s favorite franchise, wondrous,
Here’s what you can expect from the new movie, coming out later this month, with all your favorite characters returning:
“An ordinary teenager moves to Paris, becomes a mighty superhero, and must join forces with her polar opposite to save the city from a scheming villain.”
Best licensed movies coming to Netflix in July 2023
First up, the underrated science-fiction horror gem Vivarium starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg. I’ll spell out the plot of the film in the next paragraph, but I wholeheartedly suggest watching it completely unreserved if you can.
OK, so you want to know a little bit about it. Well, it is about a young couple who are hoping to find a new forever home to finally have a family. After viewing a house, the realtor drops them off with the couple, only to find they are trapped there.
Although this is my personal favorite, audiences seem to have a very mixed response to the film, with the common complaint being that it overstays its welcome.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
coming to netflix: 13 July
If you are a fan of animated movies then what time to get Netflix subscription. in another Puss in Boots The franchise (which is itself a spinoff of the Shrek franchise) arrives on Netflix in the middle of the month and will remain on the service for a period of 10 months before returning to Peacock.
This time, Puss learns that his nine lives may end with a formidable foe who had been following him from afar and is now showing his face and truly threatening our hero.
Loved by critics and audiences alike, this is one of Dreamwork’s best films of the last decade and well worth your time.
Coming to Netflix: 31 July
One of the latecomers will debut SVOD for July 2023 jesus revolution from Lionsgate, which hit theaters earlier this year.
In fact, this little-known film was one of the first major box office hits of the year, earning a huge amount of revenue considering its size and budget.
While critics weren’t particular fans of it (it only has a 57% number on RottenTomatoes), audiences couldn’t find a consensus that it stayed true to its faith-based roots and is a compelling watch.
hidden scam (2023)
coming to netflix: 28 July
Last, but certainly not least, is the SVOD debut of Hidden Strike, a new film in which John Cena and Jackie Chan team up for an old-school action comedy reminiscent of the early 2000s. For Chinese viewers, Netflix will be streaming the show at home in several regions (including the US and UK) at the end of the month.
The plot revolves around two former special forces soldiers who have to transport a group of civilians on the “Highway of Death” from Baghdad to the safety of the Green Zone.