From classic movies to original series, these are the new and notable titles coming to popular streaming services in July 2021.
Big titles this month include a new Warner Bros. film debuting in theaters and on HBO Max, “Space Jam: A New Legacy”; the return of several summer reality series; a new season of “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV+; and more.
Available July 1 on HBO Max: “No Sudden Move”
Steven Soderbergh is at the helm of this crime thriller set in 1955 and including Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro and Jon Hamm in its star-studded ensemble cast.
“It’s yet another instantly immersive, richly layered and beautifully shot chapter in one of the most impressive directing careers of our time,” writes Richard Roeper (Chicago Sun-Times).
Available July 1 on Hulu and Peacock: “The Mighty Ones” Season 2
“The Mighty Ones” explore a backyard and the creatures within it when the second season of this DreamWorks series premieres on Hulu.
Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley) and Jimmy Tatro (“Home Economics) lend their voices to the animated children’s series.
Available July 1 on Hulu: “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Rami Malek earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for his embodiment of Queen’s lead singer Freddie Mercury in this musical biopic.
Vulture film reviewer David Edelstein says: “If you’re immune to Malek, there’s no hope for you.”
Available July 1 on HBO Max: “Scream”
If you’re in the mood for horror this month, this creepy film franchise starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette may be worth a revisit.
All three films from the original trilogy arrive on HBO Max the same day.
Available July 1 on Peacock: “Smother” Season 1
Set in a rugged, coastal town in Ireland, “Smother” centers around a matriarch (Dervla Kirwan) investigating the death of her controlling husband.
All six one-hour episodes arrive on Peacock on the first of the month.
Available July 1 on Netflix: “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”
A secret agent and playboy is just one of the characters played by Mike Myers (“Saturday Night Live”) in this popular comedy.
All three Austin Powers films return to Netflix the same day.
Available July 1 on Netflix: “Air Force One”
Harrison Ford fights airplane hijackers as the gritty commander in chief in “Air Force One.”
“It’s a great ride,” says Washington Post critic Stephen Hunter.
Available July 2 on Amazon Prime Video: “The Tomorrow War”
Chris Pratt heads 30 years into the future to fight in a war that humanity is losing.
This Amazon Prime Video sci-fi thriller premieres exclusively on the streaming platform this month.
Available July 2 on Hulu: “Summer of Soul”
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson adds filmmaker to his resume with this new musical documentary film for Hulu.
“Summer of Soul” transports viewers to the the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival and features never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, B.B. King and more history-making musicians.
Available July 2 on Disney+: “The Sandlot”
Just in time for summer, this coming-of-age baseball flick, set in 1962, arrives on Disney+ this month.
Both “The Sandlot” and “The Sandlot 2” are available to stream starting July 2.
Available July 2 on Hulu: “Bill & Ted Face the Music”
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are two middle-aged dads trying to create a hit song to save the human race in this long-awaited sequel.
The Boston Globe‘s Ty Burr calls it “[a] sweet, dumb, unnecessary, and absurdly charming movie.”
Available July 3 on Netflix: “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 17
Catch up with Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and the staff of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in the latest season of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”
The long-running medical drama has been renewed for a forthcoming eighteenth season.
Available July 4 on Netflix: “We The People” Season 1
Janelle Monáe, H.E.R., Adam Lambert, Brandi Carlile and more artists perform musical U.S. civics lessons in “We The People.”
The 10-episode Netflix series — each episode is three minutes — was executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama.
Available July 7 on Disney+: “Monsters at Work” Series Premiere
The spin-off series of the popular children’s film franchise picks up the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant starts harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis.
New episodes premiere on Wednesdays on Disney+.
Available July 7 on Netflix: “Cat People” Season 1
Snuggle up with your kitty and binge this new docuseries about cat people.
This feel-good series centered around felines and their human owners premieres July 7 on Netflix.
Available July 7 on Netflix: “Dogs” Season 2
Not sure that Netflix’s “Cat People” is for you? Don’t worry.
Heartwarming stories about dogs and their caregivers are the focus of the streamer’s docuseries “Dogs.”
Available July 8 on HBO Max: “Gossip Girl” Series Premiere
Nine years after the original blogger’s website went dark, “Gossip Girl” returns with this new series from HBO Max.
Like the original teen drama series from The CW, this HBO Max original follows the lives of private school students in New York’s Upper East Side.
Available July 8 on HBO Max: “The Dog House: UK” Season 2 Premiere
Homeless dogs are matched with eager owners in this HBO Max series set inside a British animal rescue center.
The second season of “The Dog House: UK” premieres on July 8.
Available July 9 on Disney+: “Black Widow”
Marvel’s Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, gets her own breakout film in this action-packed superhero movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh.
“Black Widow” hits theaters the same day as it arrives to Disney+ for subscribers with Premier Access. An additional fee is required to stream the film on Disney+.
Available July 9 on Hulu: “This Way Up” Season 2
A single Irish teacher suffers a nervous breakdown in this comedy series from the other side of the pond.
The second season of Aisling Bea’s “This Way Up” hits Hulu on July 9.
Available July 9 on Netflix: “Atypical” Season 4
A teen on the autism spectrum seeks more independence in this heartfelt Netflix series.
Ariana Bacle (Entertainment Weekly) says: “The overwhelming strength of ‘Atypical’ is how very human it is, of its affection for its messy, relatable characters.”
Available July 9 on Netflix: “Virgin River” Season 3
A nurse practitioner gets a fresh start in a remote town in “Virgin River.”
The romantic drama returns for a a 10-episode third season in July.
Available July 11 on HBO Max: “The White Lotus” Series Premiere
Connie Britton and Steve Zahn star in this six-episode limited series from HBO, a social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort.
Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario and Jake Lacy round out the cast.
Available July 13 on Paramount+: “A Quiet Place Part II”
The horror sequel, directed by John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt, heads to the Paramount+ streaming service this month.
Johnny Oleksinski (New York Post) says of the flick: “‘Part II’ is every bit as good and scary as its predecessor.”
Available July 13 on Netflix: “Ridley Jones” Season 1
Netflix’s latest preschool show follows Ridley and her friends as they protect the Museum of Natural History’s secret — everything comes alive at night.
Jane Lynch and Sutton Foster are among the vocal talents involved in the series.
Available July 14 on Disney+: “Loki” Season Finale
Tom Hiddleston stars as the god of mischief in Disney+’s latest Marvel series featuring Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sophia Di Martino.
“Loki” wraps up its season with a finale episode premiering July 14.
Available July 14 on Netflix: “Gunpowder Milkshake”
A professional assassin rescues a child, triggering a gang war, in this action-packed original film from Netflix.
Karen Gillan, Lena Headey and Angela Bassett star in “Gunpowder Milkshake.”
Available July 15 on Peacock: “Dr. Death” Season 1
Based on the Wondery podcast of the same name, a sinister surgeon (Joshua Jackson) leaves his patients maimed or dead in this chilling limited series.
This series, based on a true story, also features performances by Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater and AnnaSophia Robb.
Available July 15 on Netflix: “Never Have I Ever” Season 2
Mindy Kaling’s coming-of-age series about an Indian American high school student dealing with the death of her father is back with new episodes.
Los Angeles Times TV critic Lorraine Ali writes: “So many themes hit home in this delightfully warm and funny series, but particularly if your parents are from somewhere else and you grew up here. Never did I ever think I’d see our story on TV.”
Available July 16 on HBO Max: “Space Jam: A New Legacy”
Following in Michael Jordan’s footsteps, NBA star LeBron James teams up with the Looney Tunes for this highly-anticipated sequel.
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” hits theaters July 16 and will be only be available on streaming for HBO Max subscribers with the $14.99/month ad-free plan.
Available July 16 on Netflix: “Twilight”
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson fall for each other in this teen romance flick based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer.
All five films in the vampire saga are available for streaming on Netflix beginning July 16.
Available July 16 on Amazon Prime Video: “Making the Cut” Season 2 Premiere
Hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn and a panel of judges search for the next breakthrough fashion brand in this reality competition series.
New episodes premiere every Friday on Amazon Prime Video.
Available July 16 on Apple TV+: “Schmigadoon!” Series Premiere
Executive produced by Lorne Michaels (“Saturday Night Live”), “Schmigadoon!” is a new musical comedy series from Apple TV+, parodying hit musicals from the 1940s like Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”
The six-episode series stars Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key and features performances by Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, Dove Cameron and more stars.
Available July 16 on Hulu: “McCartney 3,2,1” Series Premiere
Paul McCartney discusses his groundbreaking work with The Beatles and his years with Wings and as a solo artist in this in-depth interview with famed music producer Rick Rubin.
“McCartney 3,2,1” is a six-episode series directed by Emmy Award winner Zachary Heinzerling.
Available July 18 on HBO Max: “100 Foot Wave” Series Premiere
Surfing pioneer Garrett McNamara hopes to conquer a 100-foot wave in this HBO sports documentary premiering this month.
The six-part docuseries is directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith.
Available July 21 on Disney+: “Turner & Hooch” Series Premiere
“Drake & Josh” alum Josh Peck stars in the Disney+ reboot series of the 1989 comedy starring Tom Hanks.
Peck plays a U.S. Marshal who inherits an unruly dog as his partner.
Available July 21 on Disney+: “Behind the Attraction” Season 1
Get an inside look at some of Disney Parks’ most iconic attractions in this new series, including Space Mountain, Jungle Cruise and Haunted Mansion.
Every episode of “Behind the Attraction” arrives on Disney+ on July 21.
Available July 23 on Apple TV+: “Ted Lasso” Season 2
Jason Sudeikis reprises his role as an optimistic college football coach who takes the head job with a professional soccer team in England.
The first season of this hit Apple TV+ series earned a 91% fresh rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Boston Globe reviewer Matthew Gilbert calls it a “sweetly cheerful comedy.”
Available July 23 on Netflix: “The Last Letter From Your Lover”
A reporter sets out to solve the mystery of a secret affair after discovering old love letters from the 1960s.
Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley and Callum Turner star in the romance, based on the novel by Jojo Moyes.
Available July 23 on Disney+: “Ice Age: The Meltdown”
Three furry creatures embark on an adventure when they discover that the ice age is coming to an end in “Ice Age: The Meltdown.”
Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary return to lend their voices to this animated “Ice Age” sequel.
Available July 24 on Netflix: “Django Unchained”
Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio star in this revisionist Western about a formerly enslaved person seeking to rescue his wife from a plantation owner.
Quentin Tarantino’s screenplay won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for “Django Unchained.”
Available July 26 on Netflix: “The Walking Dead” Season 10
Fans can binge the latest season of AMC’s long-running zombie series on Netflix later this month.
The series has been renewed for an eleventh and final season.
Available July 29 on Netflix: “Resort to Love”
An aspiring pop star (Christina Milian) is the hired entertainment at her ex-fiancé’s destination wedding in Netflix’s latest rom com.
Jay Pharoah and Sinqua Walls also appear.
Available July 29 on Paramount+: “Behind the Music” Series Premiere
The music documentary series gets the reboot treatment on Paramount+ this month, with episodes centering around Ricky Martin, New Kids On The Block, Huey Lewis and more artists.
The first two episodes premiere July 29 with new episodes debuting weekly on Thursdays.
Available July 29 on Netflix: “Outer Banks” Season 2
Teens embark on adventure and hunt for treasure in this summer series from Netflix.
“It’s not a bad place to visit for a bit, all bright and airy and deliciously open,” says Vanity Fair‘s Richard Lawson.
Available July 30 on Apple TV+: “Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson” Series Premiere
Oscar-winning producer and artist Mark Ronson explores the intersection of technology and musical innovation in this new docuseries from Apple TV+.
Ronson sits down with fellow hitmakers, including Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and Questlove.
Available July 30 on Disney+: “Jungle Cruise”
Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt team up in the latest Disney flick based on a popular theme park ride, “Jungle Cruise.”
The film arrives in theaters and on Disney+ for subscribers with Premier Access on July 30.
Available July 30 on Amazon Prime Video: “The Pursuit of Love” Series Premiere
Based on the novel by Nancy Mitford, “The Pursuit of Love” follows the friendship between two cousins played by Lily James and Emily Beecham.
The series is written for the screen and directed by British actress and screenwriter Emily Mortimer.
Available in July on HBO Max: “FBOY Island” Series Premiere
Comedian Nikki Glaser hosts the new reality dating series from HBO Max where three women navigate a dating pool of “Nice Guys” and “FBoys.”
No official premiere date has been announced yet for the series premiere of “FBOY Island.”