From Charlize Theron (“Atomic Blonde” & “Mad Max: Fury Road”) to Katherine Langford (“13 Reasons Why” & “Love, Simon”), Tom Hanks (“Forest Gump” & “Saving Private Ryan”) to Ellen Page (“Juno” & “X-Men”), you will soon see some of the film industry’s notables fronting some of the shows on our favourite TV streaming services—Netflix & Apple TV+—this July.
Read on to find out some of ELLE’s TV recommendations that you can binge on alone or with your friends throughout the month of July.
1. Warrior Nun
Waking up in a morgue with a divine artifact embedded onto her back, Ava (Alba Baptista) is given a new lease to life and she soon finds herself in a war between Heaven and Hell. There is a little bit of adventure, action, mystery and teenage romance thrown in the mix here. But I doubt the drama, which is directed by Simon Barry (Van Helsing), would be any less entertaining.
Warrior Nun is available on Netflix on July 2, 2020.
2. The Baby-Sitters Club
The nostalgic show from the 90s is finally getting a reboot with a new generation of cast — Kristy Thomas as Sophie Grace, Mary Ann Spier as Malia Baker, Claudia Kishi as Momona Tamada, Stacey McGill as Shay Rudolph, and Dawn Schafer as Xochitl Gomez. In brand new “The Baby-Sitters Club”, a clique of teenagers from East Coast find themselves embracing their entrepreneurial spirit to start up a baby-sitting business.
The Baby-Sitters Club is available on Netflix on July 3, 2020
3. The Old Guard
There is something exceptionally captivating about the shows A-lister Charlize Theron acts in. From being a deadly MI6 operative in “Atomic Blonde” to a rebel in the dessert in “Mad Max: Fury Road”, Theron returns to star in yet another anticipated action film, “The Old Guard”, as Andy, the leader of a covert group of immortals who have been protecting the mortal realm for centuries. But when an organization starts to target them with intentions to replicate and monetize their abilities, Andy will need to train the newest recruit Nile (Ki Ki Layne) to help eliminate the threat.
The Old Guard is available on Netflix on July 10, 2020
4. Little Voice
Featuring original music from Sara Bareilles, “Little Voice” is a coming-of-age film about a talented performer, Bess King (Brittany O’Grady), who struggles to fulfill her dreams in New York City while juggling rejections, love, and complicated family issues.
Little Voice is available on Apple TV+ on July 10, 2020.
Inspired by real-life events from the Battle of the Atlantic from World War II, “Greyhound” stars A-lister Tom Hanks as a new captain, who leads a convoy of battleships across the treacherous waters of “Black Pits”. A suspense-packed thriller in its own right, “Greyhound” is heroic film that promises to grip you in your seat.
Greyhound is available on Apple TV+ on July 10, 2020.
Retelling the classic Arthurian from the perspective of the Lady from the Lake, “Cursed” features “13 Reasons Why” ‘s actress Katherine Langford as Nimue and Devon Terrell as Arthur, Gustaf Skarsgård as Merlon, and more. In “Cursed”, the script is flipped where Nimue pulls the legendary sword from the stone and embarks on a quest with Arthur, a charismatic mercenary, to return the sword to Merlin.
Cursed is available on Netflix on July 27, 2020
7. Umbrella Academy S2
One of the most anticipated releases of the year, the second season of the Umbrella Academy will debut in the later part of July. Season two follows the apocalyptic showdown between the Hargreeves siblings who were eventually tossed into Five’s (Aiden Gallagher) time warp. Now with them scattered across a three year time period in Dallas, Texas, the siblings need to reunite, figure out the triggers of doomsday, and defend themselves against Swedish assassins.
Umbrella Academy S2 is available on Netflix on July 31, 2020