We've reached the halfway point of 2023, and Netflix has been creating fantastic content. My favorites include The Night Agent, BEEF, Extraction 2, and You People. The second half of the year only promises to get better, and we kick it off by highlighting the best new movies and shows coming to Netflix in July 2023.
Over the years, Netflix has done a great job of forming its content into something that is for all audiences, which is why it continues to be the king of the streaming space. This month is no different, with movies and TV shows for everyone, including a couple of brand new movies, a return of a popular reality TV show, and a pair of comedy specials.
The Out-Laws (July 7)
A bank manager (Adam Devine) is excited as it is his wedding week until one day, the world-renowned Ghost Bandits hold up his bank. He believes his future-in-laws, who just got into town for the wedding, are the Out-Laws themselves. Devine stars alongside Nina Dobrev, who plays his soon-to-be wife, Parker, and Ellen Barkin and Pierce Brosnan, who play the in-laws.
Bird Box Barcelona (July 14)
The spin-off of the very popular 2028 film Bird Box highlights the origin of what annihilated the world's population. The film follows Sebastian (Mario Casas) and his daughter Claire (Georgina Campbell), who are trying to survive in Barcelona. The film also stars Golden Globe-nominated Diego Calva, Alejandra Howard, and Patrick Criado.
They Cloned Tyrone (July 21)
John Boyega, Jamie Foxx, and Teyonah Parris play the trio of Fontaine, Slick Charles, and YO-YO, who come to gather after a wild chain of events that leads them on the trail of a government conspiracy theory. This film was set to come out at the end of last year and is finally hitting Netflix, and it's easily my most anticipated of the month.
The Lincoln Lawyer, Season Two (July 6)
Slick-talking lawyer Mickey Haller is back in Season 2, Volume 1 of The Lincoln Lawyer. The season sees Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) and his practice hit celebrity-like fame after his big win against the DA. As a result of the fame, things in his professional and personal life quickly start to crumble with an introduction of a few new characters. Volume 1 will be released on July 6 with five episodes, and Volume 2 will release with five more on August 3.
Survival of the Thickest (July 13)
Michelle Buteau wrote and stars in Survival of the Thickest, which follows Mavis Beaumont (Buteau), a Black plus-sized and single woman who is having to rebuild her entire life as a stylist after finding out her boyfriend cheated on her. The eight-episode series also stars Tone Bell and Christine Horn.
Too Hot To Handle Season 5 (July 14)
We have the return of trashy reality TV this month with the fifth season of Too Hot To Handle. Ten singles from across the world are brought into what starts as a “fake” reality show called “Love Overboard” that quickly turns into Too Hot To Handle, where Lana, our favorite virtual assistant, is ready to keep them on their toes by ensuring that nobody has any physical intimacy. I can't wait for the return of this show!
Stand-up Comedy and Docuseries
Tom Segura: SledgeHammer (July 4)
Tom Segura returns to the Netflix stage for his fifth stand-up special for the streaming platform to talk about his love of Brad Pitt, raising two sons, and sharing gummies with his mother. Sledgehammer is hands down one of the best specials of 2023, and you don't want to miss it.
Quarterback (July 12)
For the first time ever, the NFL allowed quarterbacks to be mic'd up for every single game of the season. Quarterback will follow Patrick Mahomes, Marcus Mariota, and Kirk Cousins throughout the 2022 NFL season on and off the field. From inside the huddles to at home with their families, this will give you inside access to some of the world's best athletes.
Other notables things coming to Netflix in July: WHAM! (July 5), Sweet Magnolias Season 3 (July 20), Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir (July 28)