We’re already a few weeks into July, and many new releases and classics have already made their way to various streaming services:
Simply put, there has never been more content available! But tracking what’s being streamed and where may be challenging. That’s why we’ve put together the Nerdable Top 10 of the best new movies to stream, released in July 2022.
These are the 10 best new movies to stream in July (in order of release date):
Blown Away (Prime Video, July 1)
If you like how Jeff Bridges acts in “The Old Man” on FX, you might also like this forgotten thriller from 1994. This thriller, directed by an underrated stylist named Stephen Hopkins, has a tremendous supporting cast that includes Jeff’s father, Lloyd Bridges, Forest Whitaker, and Suzy Amis. It also has suspense scenes that are cleverly staged and take you inside explosive devices.
House of Gucci (Prime Video, July 2)
Ridley Scott directed not one but two historical productions during this last year. This is, without a doubt, the best in terms of quality. Focused on Patrizia Reggiani, a nobody who married into the Gucci dynasty and subsequently hired a hitman to assassinate her husband, Maurizio Gucci. Lady Gaga plays the lead role, alongside Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, and many other A-listers, “House of Gucci” is nevertheless a lot of fun even if it doesn’t go as wild as it could. Jared Leto’s portrayal of Paolo Gucci in the movies is a standout.
The Sea Beast (Netflix, July 8)
Top 3 Best New Movies To Stream This Month: Netflix’s next lavishly financed animated movie is a historical seafaring adventure from “Big Hero 6” director Chris Williams, after last year’s Oscar-nominated “Mitchells vs. the Machines.” Jacob Holland (Karl Urban), is a brutal monster hunter, whose life is turned upside down by a little stowaway (Zaris-Angel Hator) who teaches him how wrong his lifelong goal may be. Exciting action sequences, all beautifully animated by Sony Pictures’ ImageWorks, thoughtful character development, and contemporary political issues abound in “The Sea Beast.”
Persuasion (Netflix, July 15)
Directors Carrie Cracknell and Dakota Johnson gave Jane Austen’s last published work, “Persuasion,” a contemporary and comic spin. A 27-year-old introvert, Anne Elliot (played by Johnson), seeks to move on from her broken engagement to Frederick Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis) after being convinced by her family friend Lady Russell. When Anne’s family rents their home to his sister and her husband, the two are reconnected after seven years. Soon, she finds herself in a love triangle with her ex-fiancé and the man who will inherit her father’s estate, William Elliot (Henry Golding).
Don’t Make Me Go (Prime Video, July 15)
A twist on the “surprise kid” genre, “Don’t Make Me Go” by Vera Herbert and directed by Hannah Marks, has a protagonist who discovers a child they didn’t know they had. There is a significant contrast between this and the last movie when the mother of a teenage girl named Wally (Mia Isaac, who also narrates) is introduced by a single father called Max (Cho). As a result, Wally has no choice but to take a road trip from California to Florida, which she agrees to do when her father finally offers to teach her how to drive.
Uncharted (Netflix, July 15)
Top 3 Best New Movies To Stream This Month: One of the finest (or at least the most fun) video game movie made to this point, “Uncharted,” was only a moderate success at the box office. To go on a journey across the world, a younger version of Nathan Drake, played by Tom Holland, teams up with an older version of the same character, played by Mark Wahlberg. In addition to the intense action sequences (particularly one in which automobiles fall out of an airplane, which was inspired by a scene in the game series), Wahlberg and Holland have excellent chemistry together.
Zombies 3 (Disney Plus, July 15)
The movie’s protagonists are the undead football player Zed and the human cheerleader Addison. They fall in love but must contend with social conflicts between two groups. In Zombies 3, aliens invade Seabrook High School during the last year of the two protagonists’ high school tenure. Families should feel at ease with the exciting idea and kid-friendly social concerns conversation. Disney+ subscribers will be able to stream Zombies 3 beginning on July 15th.
Umma (Netflix, July 16)
If you’ve been looking for a scary movie dealing with several generations of pain, your search is over! Even though “Umma,” starring Sandra Oh as a mother who is torn between her daughter’s dreams of going to college and the fierce spirit of her mother haunting her, was produced by Sam Raimi, it was quietly released earlier this year. Director and writer Iris K. Shim infuses the movie with a surprising amount of tenderness and fine-tuned sensory elements (mainly related to Oh’s existence on a bee farm without electricity). It’s a scary movie with a lot of heart.
The Gray Man (Netflix, July 22)
Top 3 Best New Movies To Stream This Month: Joe and Anthony Russo direct this original espionage thriller for Netflix that will be the start of a new mega-franchise for the streaming giant. This comes after their record-setting work on the Marvel Cinematic Universe ended with the blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame.” One of the best CIA mercenaries, played by Ryan Gosling, finds out about a scandal inside the agency and gets a bounty on his head from one of his former coworkers, played by Chris Evans. Alfre Woodard and Billy Bob Thornton also star in the movie. This summer, “The Grey Man” will likely be Netflix’s most-watched original movie.
Purple Hearts (Netflix, July 29)
“Purple Hearts,” is a romantic comedy that is a part of Netflix’s “Summer of Love” programming (which, to be fair, sounds terrible), is a story about two people who are fated to be together but are unable to be together. Netflix describes the movie’s plot: “an aspiring singer agrees to a marriage of convenience with a soon-to-deploy Marine, but a calamity unexpectedly changes their phony relationship all too real.” The movie chronicles what happens when the couple’s “phony romance” becomes all too real.