A new month is here, and there are a ton of great new movies scheduled for the month. Below we’ll pick eight new movies you should add to your watch lists.
As always, with our most anticipated movie lists (check out our June list here), we’ll split this list into two halves. First, we’ll cover the new global original movies coming to Netflix everywhere, and then we’ll cover some of the licensed movies coming specifically to Netflix in the US.
For the full list of what’s coming to Netflix in the US during July 2023, keep our monthly preview bookmarked (we’ve got a Netflix UK preview too).
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The Best New Netflix Original Movies Coming in July 2023
Bird box Barcelona (2023)
coming to netflix: July 14
The new film follows Sebastian, who must navigate his own survival journey through the desolate streets of Barcelona that have been devastated by the same mysterious force as Bullock’s entrance. As he forms uneasy alliances with other survivors and they try to escape the city, an unexpected and even more sinister threat grows.
the deepest breath (2023)
coming to netflix: July 19
From A24 and Netflix comes a stunning new documentary that if you have thalassophobia, you’ll want to avoid. For everyone else, you’ll get to witness the story of a champion freediver and expert safety diver whose careers intersect to pursue their dreams of going where no one else has gone before.
They cloned Tyrone (2023)
coming to netflix: July 21
One movie that we have been waiting to release for quite some time is the new sci-fi thriller that will feature the heavyweight talents of John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, and Jamie Foxx.
The film’s plot revolves around a series of events that lead an unlikely trio down a rabbit hole into a sinister neighborhood conspiracy.
The early social reactions found online haven’t been particularly strong, but we’ll see if it resonates with the general public in just a couple of weeks.
Miraculous: Ladybug and Cat Noir, the movie
coming to netflix: 28 of July
Continuing Netflix’s summer animation slate is the new feature film (the first of its kind) for the kids’ favorite franchise, Miraculous.
With all your favorite characters returning, here’s what you can expect from the new movie coming later this month:
«An ordinary teenager moves to Paris, becomes a powerful superhero, and must join forces with her polar opposite to save the city from a scheming villain.»
The best licensed movies coming to Netflix in July 2023
First up, the underrated sci-fi horror gem, Vivarium, starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg. I’ll touch on the movie’s plot in the next paragraph, but I wholeheartedly recommend going into this one completely blind if you can.
Okay, so you want to know a little about this. Well, it is about a young couple hoping to find a new forever home together to finally start a family. After showing them a house, the real estate agent leaves them with the couple, only to discover that they appear to be trapped there.
While it’s one of my favorites, audiences seem to be very mixed with the movie, with common complaints being that it exceeds its welcome.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
coming to netflix: July 13
What a time to have a Netflix subscription if you are a fan of animated movies. The second in the The cat with boots The franchise (which itself is a spin-off of the Shrek franchise) hits 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 discovers that his nine lives may be ending with a formidable enemy that had been stalking him from afar and now shows its face and truly threatens our hero.
Beloved by critics and audiences alike, this is one of the best DreamWork movies of the last decade and is well worth your time.
Coming to Netflix: July 31st
One of the late arrivals for July 2023 will be the SVOD premiere of jesus revolution from Lionsgate, which hit theaters earlier in the year.
This little-known film was actually one of the first big box office darlings of the year and generated a huge gross considering its size and budget.
While critics weren’t particular fans of him (he has a measly 57% on Rotten Tomatoes), audiences haven’t had enough of the general consensus that it stays true to its faith-based roots and is a compelling watch.
hidden hit (2023)
coming to netflix: 28 of July
Last but not least is the SVOD release 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. Presumably Built as a vehicle for Chinese audiences, Netflix will be the streaming home for the show in many regions (including the US and UK) by the end of the month.
The plot revolves around two former special forces soldiers who must escort a group of civilians along Baghdad’s «Highway of Death» to the safety of the Green Zone.