July has so many new releases that we had to make another list of them. The month started with Stranger Things Season 4, progressed to an epic finale of Ms. Marvel, trundled on to Jane Austin’s bold adaptation of Persuasion ft. Dakota Johnson, and so much more. We’ll be honest–we’re not done watching them all. But in case you’ve finished the race and looking for new shows and films, scroll below to see what’s releasing soon. It’s got everything from action movies to romantic dramas to chilling documentaries, enough to keep you occupied throughout the month.
1. The Gray Man
If you loved the direction in The Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, then block your calendars for The Gray Man, also directed by the same directors–Anthony and Joe Russo. But it isn’t only because of the Russo brothers that the film has created hype. Have you seen the cast? You have Barbie’s Ken aka Ryan Gosling, ex-Captain America Chris Evans, No Time To Die actress Ana de Armas, Goliath star Billy Bob Thornton, Bridgeton heartthrob Regé-Jean Page and our very own Indian actor, Dhanush. Based on the book series by Mark Greaney, the action-packed movie revolves around Court Gentry (Gosling), who was plucked out of prison and recruited by Donald Fitzroy (Billy Bob Thornton) to become a ruthless, highly skilled assassin under the codename Sierra Six. Albeit he’s a killer with a conscience. When he discovers dark secrets about his own agency, he’s forced to go on the run. His former colleague, the sociopathic rogue operative Lloyd Hansen (Evans) puts a bounty on his head leaving Six pursued across the globe by international assassins. The only person he can trust? His fellow agent Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas) who has his back, no matter what.
Streaming on Netflix on July 22
2. Virgin River Season 4
After losing her husband, Mark in a tragic accident, Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge) moves to the small town of Virgin River to put her past behind her. When she starts working as a nurse at a cranky old doctor’s clinic, her life changes completely. Virgin River isn’t the small and quiet town she thought it was. She meets the bar owner Jack whom she eventually falls in love with. And now that the couple is finally together, Season 4 is set to have a new challenge for them. The official synopsis for Season 4 reads, “Despite not knowing whether her baby belongs to her deceased husband, Mark, or Jack, Mel has a sense of optimism. For years she yearned to be a mother, and her dream is one step closer to reality. While Jack is supportive and excited, the question of paternity continues to gnaw at him. Complicating matters is the arrival of a handsome new doctor, who’s in the market to start a family of his own. Hope is still healing from her car accident, and the lingering psychological effects of her brain injury will have profound consequences for both her and Doc. Brie, intent on proving the innocence of the man she loves, unexpectedly finds herself in a closer relationship with Mike and one step closer to Calvin’s violent criminal web. Even as Preacher forges a new romantic connection, he can’t help but hold out hope for being reunited with Christopher and Paige.”
Streaming on Netflix on July 20
3. Good Luck Jerry
Ever since she appeared on Bollywood’s big screen, Janhvi Kapoor has explored various genres. After debuting in the romantic drama Dhadak, playing the lead in a horror-comedy Roohi and starring in the biopic Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, the actor now plays the role of a drug peddler in her next. The remake of a Tamil film Kolamaavu Kokila, Good Luck Jerry centres around a young woman who starts selling drugs to gather money for her mother’s cancer treatment but ends up getting pulled into the notorious world of cocaine smuggling.
Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on July 29
Many may not immediately connect with Neil Pattrick-Harris playing any other character besides Barney Stinson. While Barney is a charming casanova in How I Met Your Mother, Uncoupled follows the actor playing the lead, Michael, whose husband blindsides him and walks out after 17 years of marriage. Michael navigates the struggles of losing his soulmate and finds himself back in the dating pool as a single gay man in his mid-40s. It will be interesting to watch Neil play such a contrasting character, which is why we’re adding this series to our watchlist this month.
Streaming on Netflix on July 29
5. Anything’s Possible
Billy Porter is stepping behind the camera and making his directional debut with this coming-of-age dramedy. The film follows Kelsa (Eva Reign), a confident high school, trans girl as she navigates through senior year and her first love with a boy named Khal (Abubakr Ali).
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video on July 22
6. Masaba Masaba Season 2
The series is a scripted version of the life of fashion designer Masaba Gupta, featuring her family, love life and career. Masaba and her mother, Neena Gupta, play fictionalised versions of themselves. In Season 2, we’ll see Masaba trying to find a place in the industry between being a newbie and a veteran while also figuring out her personal life which is up in the air. We’re also excited to watch the new cast members Kusha Kapila, Kareema Barry and Barkha Singh.
Streaming on Netflix on July 29
7. Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi
Love watching true-crime documentaries? This upcoming one will surely send chills down your spine. The series traces the story of a notorious serial killer who ruthlessly dismembered his victims and scattered their body parts around the city. As per the trailer, the cast includes Delhi Police officers and other investigating officials and journalists that covered the case closely, in real-time.
Streaming on Netflix on July 20
8. Paper Girls
Time traveling shows or films aren’t uncommon but this upcoming show includes four 12-year-old girls facing their future selves in a strange turn of events. Based on a comic book series of the same name, Paper Girls revolves around four teens who get out to deliver paper in the morning hours after Halloween in 1988 and end up getting caught in a conflict between time- travellers that change the course of their life forever. Transported into the future in 2019, these girls must figure out a way to get back home to the past.
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video on July 29