what to watch

In the age of Coronavirus quarantines, lockdowns and self-isolation, many more of us are relying on streaming platforms in search of distraction, escape and just plain entertainment. Luckily July certainly doesn’t look to disappoint with an exciting new set of streaming releases offering a wide range of stories. From warrior nuns on Netflix, to the late Sushant Singh Rajput’s Dil Bechara to Abhishek Bachchan’s streaming debut in Amazon Prime Video’s Breathe: Into The Shadows, here are our picks of what’s releasing this month across platforms.

Netflix

Unsolved Mysteries

When: July 1st

Alongside detectives and journalists, this documentary series attempts to search for clues, present theories, and identify suspects to explore some of the greatest unsolved mysteries in recent memory.

Warrior Nun

When: July 2nd

A young girl wakes up in with inexplicable powers which leads her to join a secret society of bad-ass warrior nuns sworn to protect the world from evil. You have our attention Netflix.

Desperados

When: July 3rd

New Girl dream team Nasim Pedrad and Lamorne Morris reunite in a rom com about a panicked young woman and her two best friends who fly to Mexico to delete a ranting email she sent to her new boyfriend. 

Cursed

When: July 17th

Netflix’s latest fantasy drama is a gritty reimagining of the Arthurian sword-in-the-stone legend. Expect magic, monsters and merlin.

Jim Jefferies: Intolerant

When: July 7th 

The lovably foul-mouthed Australian comedian returns for his latest stand up special. Between scenes from an excruciating date, he digs into generational differences, his own bad habits and the shifting boundaries in comedy.

The Protector Season 4

When: July 9th

The smash hit superhero series from Turkey returns. Expect more time travel, immortal beings and riveting action.

Down To Earth With Zac Efron

When: July 10th

Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in search of healthy, sustainable ways to live. Sure, why not.

How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) Season 2

When: July 21st

That title says it all wouldn’t you say? After quickly becoming shooting stars with their online drugs business MyDrugs, three friends decide to call it a day. If only it were that easy in a business ruled by the police and gangsters.

Amazon Prime Video

Sufiyum Sujatayum

When: July 3rd

Jayasurya and Aditi Rao Hydari star in an eternal love story. The Malayalam film is written and directed by Naranipuzha Shanavas.

Hanna: Season 2

When: July 3rd

The adolescent assassin returns for more twisty government conspiracies and serious ass-kicking from the young killer out to find out the truth about her past. While in a facility called The Meadows, Hanna get’s to know her ‘sisters’, who have identical abilities to her, but are things really that different?

Breathe: Into The Shadows

When: July 10th

The second season of one of Amazon Prime’s first ever Indian series sees Abhishek Bachchan make his streaming debut. Season 2 is a brand new story and follows a man who will go to any lengths to save his daughter.

Absentia Season 3

When: July 17th

The mystery thriller starring Castle’s Stana Katic returns. Just as agent Emily Byrne’s suspension from the FBI is nearing its end a criminal case hits close to home, sending Emily on a dangerous journey that threatens the lives of the family she is desperately trying to hold together.

Just Mercy

When: July 21st

Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx star in an inspiring true story about a young lawyer and his history-making battle for justice after he chooses to defend a man sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite an abundance of evidence proving his innocence.

Jim Gaffigan: Pale Tourist

When: July 24th

Amazon Prime continues to ramp its focus on international comedy specials. The latest comes from celebrated comedian Jim Gaffigan.

French Biryani

When: July 24th

Viral sensation Danish Sait stars in a Kannada comedy about the three-day journey of a French expatriate and an auto driver from Shivajinagar in a clash of cultures comedy romp.

Law 

When: July 17th 

Written and directed by Raghu Samarth, the direct to digital Kannada release stars Ragini Chandran, Siri Prahlad and Mukhyamantri Chandru.

Disney+ Hotstar ?

Hamilton

When: July 3rd

The global broadway sensation finally gets a digital release for the world to see as Lin Manuel Miranda merges hip hop and history in an unforgettable live storytelling experience.

Dil Bechara

When: July 24th 

The late Sushant Singh Rajput’s final film is the official adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars about two terminally people who fall in love.

A Hidden Life

When: July 28th

Terrence Malick’s latest tells the true story of unsung hero Franz Jägerstätter who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Muppets Now

When: July 31st 

A improv sketch comedy show featuring the muppets. This one certainly has our attention.

Black Is King

When: July 31st 

Written and directed by 24-time Grammy® Award-winner Beyoncé, Black Is King is a visual album which reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.

Sony LIV

Undekhi

When: July 10th

An edgy crime thriller inspired by true events, the series is directed by Ashish R. Shukla and features a strong ensemble cast including Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Surya Sharma and Harsh Chaya among others.

Avrodh

When: TBC

Inspired from the September 2016 Uri attacks, the series is is based on the book India’s Most Fearless. Avrodh stars Amit Sadh, Neeraj Kabi, Darshan Kumar and others.

Ram Singh Charlie

When: TBC

Kumud Mishra and Divya Dutta star in a film about a Charlie Chaplin impersonator who is forced to become a rickshaw driver after the circus where he used to perform shuts.

On Becoming a God in Central Florida

When: July 3rd

The dark comedy series stars Kirsten Dunst as a minimum-wage water park employee who schemes her way up the ranks of the very cultish, multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme that drove her family to ruin in the first place.

War of the Worlds

When: TBC

A collision of science fiction, period drama, and horror, the famed classic about an alien invasion of the planet comes to life once more.

A Confession 

When: TBC

Martin Freeman and Imelda Staunton star in a suspenseful contemporary drama centered on the true crime story of a manhunt aimed at bringing a killer to justice.

Voot Select

Outcry

When: TBC

A five-part documentary series examining the gripping story of high school football star Greg Kelley who was convicted of sexual assault of a four-year-old boy, and sentenced to 25 years in prison with no possibility for parole. But a groundswell of support emerged for Kelley, calling into question the investigation, the prosecution’s tactics and ultimately, the validity of the conviction.

EROS Now

Date Gone Wrong

When: July 10th

EROS Now’s latest series produced during lockdown is a comedy which follows the back and forth between a rapper and a fan which takes a turn towards the romantic.

Apple TV

Little Voice

When: July 10th

A coming-of-age drama from Emmy Award-winner J.J. Abrams featuring original music from Sara Bareilles. We are so there.

Greyhound

When: July 10th

Tom Hanks writes and stars in a World War 2 drama about the Battle of the Atlantic, one of the longest, largest and most complex naval battles in history.

ZEE5

Maafia

When: July 10th

Six former college friends come together after for a reunion party as past relationships, hatred and betrayal come gushing out of the woodwork.

Virgin Bhanupriya

When: July 16th 

The story revolves around a conservative girl who decides to lose her virginity but fails in her every attempt. The comedy series follows her various of adventures of attempting to break her bad luck and find the one.

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