Top TV Shows and Movies Released in July 2023

Actors are still voicing their support and have joined the writers on the picket line amidst the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike while some of the most anticipated movies of this year were released this month. In addition to Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ directed by Christopher Nolan, a sequel to ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ also came to theaters this month. A new series starring ‘One Day at a Time’ actor Justina Machado, a Netflix show about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, and a thriller series from the co-creator of ‘Yellowstone,’ are among the television series that arrived on the small screen this month!

Below are some TV series and films that were released in July 2023 that you can watch!

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

The savior of the cinema, Tom Cruise, leaps back into the role of IMF agent Ethan Hunt once again in the seventh installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise. MI: Dead Recking sees Hunt pitted against an unimaginable adversary. Ethan and his IMF team must track down a frightening new technology that dangers all of mankind before it slips into malicious hands.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Esai Morales, Pom Klementieff, Mariela Garriga, Henry Czerny, Shea Whigham, Indira Verma.

Bird Box Barcelona

Netflix calls back viewers to the post-apocalyptic nail-biter flick ‘Bird Box’ events in a spinoff movie set up in Spain, ‘Bird Box: Barcelona.’ Equipped with eye covers Sebastián and his daughter Anna navigate the streets of Barcelona in a journey of survival. Bird Box is adapted from the works of author Josh Malerman.

Cast: Mario Casas, Naila Schuberth, Georgina Campbell, Diego Calva, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Lola Dueñas, Michelle Jenner.

Watch Bird Box Barcelona on Netflix: HERE

Insidious: The Red Door

‘Insidious: The Red Door’ is a sequel to ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ (2013) that takes audiences back to the Lambert family household. A decade later, the father Josh, and his son Dalton are struggling with their repressed memories of the previous film’s events. While attempting to restore a broken father-son relationship, they must venture farther into ‘The Further’ than ever before to lay their demons to rest finally.

Actor Patrick Wilson sits in the director’s chair for this one with horror film specialists Jason Blum and James Wan overseeing production. ‘Insidious: The Red Door’ closes out the Insidious Franchise while also ushering in a spinoff movie ‘Thread: An Insidious Tale.’

Cast: Ty Simpkins, Patrick Wilson, Sinclair Daniel, Hiam Abbass, Rose Byrne, Joseph Bishara.


After multiple animated adaptions, filmmaker Greta Gerwig gives Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll a live-action film. Barbie has a dreamy lifestyle in the pink city of Barbie Land. Following a series of unsettling experiences, Barbie ventures outside of Barbieland into the real world to discover what unlocked this chain of events. The ways of the human world quickly catch her off guard. Barbie’s hit soundtrack includes music performed by Nicki Minaj, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Charli XCX, Sam Smith, and PinkPantheress to name a few.

Cast: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, Ariana Greenblatt, Simu Liu, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, Will Ferrell, John Cena.


In this film, actor Cillian Murphy dons the role of theoretical physicist and father of the atomic bomb J. Robert Oppenheimer. Spanning three hours, Oppenheimer’s role in the Manhattan Project to create an atomic explosion is explored. Oppenheimer struggles to grip his creation which saves lives and could end the war while also setting off a chain reaction that could destroy it.

The film has an ensemble cast that also includes actors Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh, Jason Clarke, Tom Conti, David Dastmalchian, Gustaf Skarsgård, Olivia Thirlby, and Gary Oldman. Noted figures such as Lewis Strauss, Ernest Lawrence, Niels Bohr, Harry S. Truman, and Albert Einstein are also portrayed in the film.

Joy Ride

Directed by Adele Lim, the R-rated comedy movie tracks a group of four Chinese-American friends who travel through China in search of one of their birth mothers. This is also director Adele Lim’s feature film debut release, which has a 7/10 rating on IMDB and a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Horror of Dolores Roach

From Blumhouse Productions, the producers of ‘M3GAN,’ comes ‘The Horror of Dolores Roach,’ a new series on Prime Video. This six-episode series centers on Dolores Roach, who reunites with an old friend Luis after serving a 16-year unjust prison sentence. She returns to her now-gentrified Washington Heights neighborhood and tries to find a job. Dolores then begins working as a masseuse in Luis’ empanada shop’s basement. She does whatever it takes to survive.

Cast: Justina Machado (‘One Day at a Time’), Kita Updike, Alejandro Hernandez, Jessica Pimente (‘Orange Is The New Black’), K. Todd Freeman (‘Grosse Pointe Blank’), Jean Yoon (‘Kim’s Convenience’), Jeffery Self, Judy Reyes (‘Scrubs’), Marc Maron, and Cyndi Lauper.

Stream ‘The Horror of Dolores Roach’ on Prime Video: HERE

The Days

‘The Days’ is about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan caused by the most powerful earthquake in the country in 2011. The eight-episode series takes viewers through events that take place for seven days. It is told from the perspective of corporate organizations, employees at the nuclear power plant, and the government.

Cast: Koji Yakusho (‘Perfect Days’), Takumo Otoo (‘When Marnie Was There’), Kaoru Kobayashi (‘Midnight Diner’), Yutaka Takenouchi (‘Beach Boys’), Fumiyo Kohinata (‘The Confidence Man JP’), Ken Mitsuishi (‘13 Assassins’), and more.

Find ‘The Days’ on Netflix: HERE

Full Circle

Max’s latest offering ‘Full Circle’ sees an investigation into a kidnapping. The series directed by Steven Soderbergh (‘Ocean’s Eleven’) reveals many secrets that connect characters and cultures.

Cast: Timothy Olyphant (‘Santa Clarita Diet’), Claire Danes (‘Homeland’), CCH Pounder (‘The X-Files’), Zazie Beetz (‘Atlanta’, ‘Deadpool 2’), Jharrel Jerome (‘When They See Us’, ‘Moonlight’), Dennis Quaid (‘The Parent Trap’), Sheyi Cole, Jim Gaffigan (‘Luca’), Lucian Zanes, and Phaldut Sharma.

Watch ‘Full Circle’ on Max: HERE

Special Ops: Lioness

From the co-creator of ‘Yellowstone’ and the writer of ‘Sicario’ comes a thriller series ‘Special Ops: Lioness’ on Paramount+. The eight-episode series is based on the real-life CIA’s Lioness program and sees Joe as the station chief for the program. The CIA hires a marine, Cruz, in this team where women are trained for secret missions. Joe is tasked with teaching Cruz and other new operatives. Cruz must befriend a billionaire to take down a terrorist organization.

Cast: Zoe Saldana (‘Avatar), Nicole Kidman (‘Big Little Lies’), Laysla De Oliveira (‘Locke & Key’), Morgan Freeman (‘The Shawshank Redemption’), Stephanie Buddenbrock, Dave Annable (‘Brothers And Sisters’), LaMonica Garrett (‘Designated Survivor’), James Jordan, Michael Kelly (‘House of Cards’), and more.

Stream ‘Special Ops: Lioness’ on Paramount+ and Prime Video


Netflix’s new crime thriller offering ‘Kohrra’ sees two police officers untangle the disturbing case of an NRI bridegroom who was found dead before his wedding. Difficulties start increasing in their personal lives while working on this case which makes things more challenging for them.

Cast: Barun Sobti (‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?’), Suvinder Vicky, Harleen Sethi, Rachel Shelley (‘The L Word’), Varun Badola, Ekavali Khanna, Manish Choudhari (‘Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year’), and Saurav Khurana (‘Aranyak’), among others.

Find ‘Kohrra’ on Netflix: HERE
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