What to Watch Guide – July 2023

Summer is here and we are ready to grab a cold drink and binge all the best content of the season!

Still from the series I am a Virgo

Summer is officially in full swing – low temperatures and cloudy skies are out and sunscreen, sunbathing, and sun-kissed skin are in. Not only is the summer sun bringing the heat, the box office is sizzling with must-see blockbusters and streamers are coming in hot with the summer releases. Grab your favorite chilled beverage and indulge!

Still from the Barbie film 2023

Upcoming Releases

Barbie girls assemble! This month one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year, Barbie is coming to a theater near you. Starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken we can’t wait to enter the bubble gum utopia of Barbieland in the first ever live-action film about the most famous toy in the world. It’s a Barbie world and we’re all just living in it!

  • Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One (7/12)
  • What We Do in the Shadows S5 (7/13 Hulu)
  • Bird Box Barcelona (7/14 Netflix)
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty S2 (7/14 Amazon Prime)
  • Theater Camp (7/14)
  • Real Housewives of New York Reboot (7/16 Bravo/Peacock)
  • Love Island USA (7/17 Peacock)
  • Barbie (7/21)
  • Oppenheimer (7/21)
  • Haunted Mansion (7/28)
Still from the series I am a Virgo

Best of Streaming

From the brilliant mind of writer and director Boots Riley, step into the world of Cootie, a 13-foot tall young Black man living in Oakland, CA, in the fantastical coming-of-age series I’m A Virgo.

  • Glamorous (Netflix)
  • I’m a Virgo (Amazon Prime)
  • Magic Mike’s Last Dance (Max)
  • Reality (Max)
  • The Bear S2 (Hulu)
  • The Curious Case of Natalia Grace (Max)
  • The Other Two (Max)
  • The Perfect Find (Netflix)
  • The Righteous Gemstones S3 (Max)
  • Titanic (Netflix)


Still from Triangle of Sadness

Because no summer is complete without at least a few trips to the beach, we’ve handpicked a collection of must-watch beach content to transport you to a tropical paradise. If you’re in the mood for a little beachside romance we recommend the classic How Stella Got Her Groove Back or if satirical cinema is more your thing, check out the indie gem Triangle of Sadness.

Best of the Beach

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix)
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back (Amazon Prime)
  • Mamma Mia (Amazon Prime)
  • Moana (Disney+)
  • Old (Netflix)
  • Outer Banks (Netflix)
  • The Little Mermaid (Theatrical)
  • The White Lotus (HBO/Max)
  • Too Hot to Handle (Netflix)
  • Triangle of Sadness (Hulu)
Musical artist Dominic Fike playing a guitar

Music Releases

We all know Twitter has been saying we don’t have a Summer anthem. Well, look no further. There are some hot singles and albums coming out this month that are all bound to include the summer bop we’ve been waiting for. Swifties will lose their minds over Taylor’s version of Speak Now releasing this month. Alt fans will have new music from Little Dragon and Bastille to look forward to. And some fresh pop releases from Post Malone, Rita Ora, and Anne-Marie. Let us not forget about the Barbie movie album! Which has already set the charts a blaze with Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night” and Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s “Barbie Girl Remix.” And don’t forget to catch these stars setting summer stages ablaze. From Beyonce, to Ed Sheeran, to Taylor Swift, to Paramore, there’s something for everyone’s perfect summer show. Also listed summer bops, in case you need to set the mood for your summer parties. Enjoy! And stay cool out there.

New Releases

  • Anne-Marie – Unhealthy (7/28)
  • Barbie: The Album (7/21)
  • Blur – The Ballad of Darren (7/21)
  • Dominic Fike – Sunburn (7/7)
  • Little Dragon – Slugs of Love  (7/7)
  • Local Natives – Time Will Wait For No One (7/7)
  • Mahalia – IRL (7/14)
  • Post Malone – Austin (7/28)
  • Rita Ora – You & I (7/14)
  • Taylor Swift – Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) (7/7)

Summer Hits

  • Attention – Doja Cat
  • Barbie World (with Aqua) [From Barbie The Album] – Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice, Aqua
  • Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2 – PinkPantheress, Ice Spice
  • Candle Flame – Jungle, Erick the Architect
  • Cruel Summer – Taylor Swift
  • Designer – Balu Brigada
  • Fast Car – Luke Combs
  • Padam Padam – Kylie Minogue
  • vampire – Olivia Rodrigo
  • WATATI (feat. Aldo Ranks) [From Barbie The Album] – KAROL G, Aldo Ranks

Special thanks to all who contributed to this month’s What to Watch Guide.

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