July sees Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+ all bring some highly anticipated content to UK TV streaming but it's Disney that is flexing hard in the locker room with two Premier Access blockbuster movies.
Updated 15-Jun-2021 - Disney+: Monsters at Work moved to 7th July
Updated 25-Jun-2021 - Amazon Prime Video: La La Land (3rd July) - Station 19 S1-3 (5th July) - Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (5th July) - The Weight of Gold (7th July) - Luxe Listings Sydney (9th July) - Horizon Line (14th July) - Guns Akimbo (16th July) - Making the Cut S2 (16th July) - Toofaan (16th July) - Annabelle Comes Home (17th July) - The Condemned (19th July) - Duplicity (19th July) - Jolt (23rd July) - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (24th July) - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (24th July) - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (24th July) - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (24th July) - The Next Three Days (25th July)
Updated 25-Jun-2021 - Apple TV+: Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson (30th July)
Updated 01-Jul-2021 - Disney+: Air Crash Investigation S12 (2nd July) - Car SOS S8 (2nd July) - Muppet Babies Ep.36-41 (2nd July) - Pompeii: Secrets of the Dead (2nd July) - Broadway Hits at London's Royal Albert Hall - (2nd July, Removed)
Updated 03-Jul-2021 - Disney+: American Dad S17 (7th July) - Marvel Studios Legends: Black Widow (7th July) - The Simpsons: The Good, the Bart and the Loki (7th July)
Updated 04-Jul-2021 - Disney+: Miraculous World: Shanghai Special (9th July) - The Empty Man (9th July) - Race to the Centre of the Earth (Moved from 9th to 14th July) - Expedition Everest (16th July) - National Geographic shark documentaries (16th/23rd July) - T.O.T.S S2 (16th July) - Behind the Attraction (moved from 16th to 21st July) - Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Loki (21st July) - Turner & Hooch S1 (moved from 16th to 21st July) - Spidey and His Amazing Friends S1 (moved from 16th to 21st July) - Genoa Bridge Disaster (23rd July) - Stuntman (23rd July) - Amphibia S2 (28th July) - Chip N' Dale: Park Life (moved from 23rd to 28th July) - Last Man Standing S1-8 (Moved from 30th to 28th July) - Last Man Standing S9 (28th July) - The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse S1 Part 2 (28th July) - Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts Ep1-4 (28th July) - White House Farm (moved from 16th to 28th July) - Secrets of the Viking Sword (30th July) - Summer of Soul (... Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (30th July) - Viking Warrior Women (30th July)
Updated 04-Jul-2021 - Amazon Prime Video: L.A.'S Finest S2 (10th July) - El Cid S2 (15th July) - Shadow in the Clouds (30th July)
Updated 04-Jul-2021 - Apple TV+: The Snoopy Show S2 (9th July)
Updated 15-Jul-2021 - Amazon Prime Video: The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown (30th July)
Disney has probably got its most eye-catching monthly content lineup ever with the highly anticipated arrival of MCU entry Black Widow and theme-park-ride based Jungle Cruise (and let’s face it Disney has got some form with movies based on theme-park attractions). Both movies have been delayed by the pandemic and both will now make it to cinemas and Premier Access on Disney+ giving movie fans the best of both worlds.
Elsewhere, DisneyPlus also has new TV shows in the form of Monsters at Work which sees the return of Mike and Sulley from Monsters Incorporated, with Sulley now CEO of the company and welcoming a new intake of characters eager to pick up the reins. There’s also a sequel/reboot of Turner & Hooch for fans of 80s slobbery dog detectives.
Once again Amazon is keeping its announcements to a minimum but Disney won't have it all its own way in July and the popularity of Chris Pratt’s The Tomorrow War over on Prime Video along with the return of Ted Lasso to Apple TV Plus shouldn't be underestimated.
As ever, although we’ve tried to be as UK specific as possible, streaming dates can change, content can sometimes be territory specific and shows can even get pulled or added at the very last minute by the streamers themselves as they sort out scheduling or licensing issues.
We’ll keep updating the article as new content gets announced, so please check back.
Air Crash Investigation (2012, S12, National Geographic Documentary Series) - added 01-Jul-2021
Experts analyse various plane crashes, near-crashes, hijackings, bombings, and other airline related disasters and use a mix of re-enactments, interviews, eyewitness testimony, computer-generated imagery and voice-actor readings of cockpit voice recorders to figure out how these disasters occurred. They also shed light on how such accidents shaped the aviation industry and improved safety standards.
Alita: Battle Angel (2019, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Dir. Robert Rodriguez)
A deactivated cyborg is discovered and revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and, helped by her mentor Doctor Ido, goes on a quest to find out who she is. But when deadly and corrupt forces come for her, Alita discovers she has unique abilities that serve as a clue to her past, and may be the key to saving her new friends and family.
Based on Japanese manga artist Yukito Kishiro’s 1990’s series Gunnm, Alita: Battle Angel was famously toiled over by James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar) for two decades before he assumed a producer role and handed over the directing reins to the troublemaker himself, Robert Rodriguez.
All About Steve (2009, Comedy, Romance. Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church, Dir. Phil Traill)
Eccentric crossword puzzle constructor Mary Horowitz falls for Steve, a handsome cable news cameraman, after their blind date ends abruptly. Convinced they are soulmates, Mary follows Steve across the country, encouraged by the self-serving actions of news reporter Hartman Hughes. Along the way, Mary befriends an endearing group of oddballs who embrace her idiosyncrasies - forcing her to rethink her entire journey.
Baptiste (2020, S1, BBC Drama Series)
Tchéky Karyo reprises his role from The Missing as the mercurial, never-quite-retired detective Julien Baptiste.
While on holiday in Amsterdam with his wife, Baptiste agrees to assist in an investigation for his former girlfriend, now the Amsterdam Chief of Police. She needs help in tracking down a missing woman, Natalie, and introduces Baptiste to Natalie’s uncle, Englishman Edward Stratton (Tom Hollander). The two men begin a search that quickly uncovers more questions than answers. Delving into the depths of Amsterdam’s dark underworld, Julien finds himself and his family drawn into a mystery that is deeper and more dangerous than he could have realised.
Car SOS (2020, S8) - Added 01-Jul-2021
Car enthusiast and TV presenter Tim Shaw and master mechanic Fuzz Townshend join forces and bring along a special car restoration team to rescue rusty classic vehicles from their garage prisons. This series includes a 1964 Porsche 356, a 1961 Austin-Healey 3000, a 1970’s Lotus Esprite, a 1973 Hillman Imp, a 1986 MG Metro 6R4 rally a car and a Ferguson Tractor from the 1940s.
Chronicle (2012, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi. Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Dir. Josh Trank)
Three Seattle high school friends gain telekinetic powers after making an incredible discovery underground. After initially using the new gifts for pranks and goofing off, they soon find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace the darker side to their new abilities.
Mixing up the superpowers and found footage genres, Chronicle’s refreshing take saw it open at number one in the US Box Office ahead of The Woman in Black and The Grey. The film’s success led to director Josh Trank rebooting the Fantastic Four franchise which appeared to sit very much in his wheelhouse - however, that’s another story.
Muppet Babies Ep 36-41 - added 01-Jul-2021
Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal and their other friends explore their vivid imaginations to go on amazing adventures inside their nursery.
Pompeii: Secrets of the Dead (2019, National Geographic Documentary) - added 01-Jul-2021
At the height of the Roman Empire, an eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the town of Pompeii in volcanic ash, killing thousands. Now, forensic experts use X-rays to reveal ages, injuries suffered, and even artifacts like sandals and jewelry - while the investigation also throws light on why a group now known as ‘The Fugitives’ failed to escape the most famous disaster of the ancient world.
Road to Perdition (2002, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Paul Newman, Daniel Craig, Dir. Sam Mendes)
During the Great Depression, the son of feared mob enforcer Michael Sullivan accidentally witnesses a brutal execution setting off a chain of violent betrayals. As Sullivan seeks to protect his son, his own damned path leads him towards revenge and possible redemption.
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Road to Perdition explores a series of complex father-son relationships between the main characters and the true consequences of a life lived violently.
The Golden Girls (1985-92, S1-7 Comedy Series)
Four older and now single women (three are widows and one is a divorcée) share a house owned by one of them in Miami. Together, their friendship helps them face the ups and down of life in the twilight years.
The Walking Dead (2010-19, S1-10. Drama, Horror Series)
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes awakes from a coma after being shot to discover the world in ruins and overrun by zombies. He becomes the reluctant leader of a small band of survivors and must look to forge alliances with other isolated groups who may well have their own hostile agendas in a survive-at-all-costs hellscape. Whatever differences these disparate factions have though, they all have to deal with the ever present plague of the walking dead.
Adapted from Robert (Invincible) Kirkman's comic book series by first season showrunner Frank Darabont, The Walking Dead proved a huge audience hit and has seen many fan favourite characters come and go (no-one is safe on this show!), as well as spin-off series Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
The eleventh and concluding season of The Walking Dead will stream on Disney+ from 23rd August.
Monsters at Work (2021, S1, Disney+ Original Animated Series. Voices: Bonnie Hunt, Mindy Kaling, Lucas Neff, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Henry Winkler) - First two episodes, then weekly every Wednesday - added 15-Jun-2021
Continuing directly on from Monsters Inc, Mike and Sulley’s discovery that children’s laughter generates far more power that their screams sees the Monsters Inc. power plant now gearing up to collect giggles not gasps to fuel the city of Monstropolis. Unfortunately for new Monsters University graduate Tylor Tuskman, who has just come top of his class in scaring and wants to follow in Mike and Sulley’s footsteps, Monsters Inc. now wants jokesters not scarers. However, there’s an opening in the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (aka “MIFT”) - perhaps Tylor can work his way up from there.
Monsters at Work is Pixar’s second long form animated TV series after Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
American Dad (2020, S17 Disney+ Star) - added 03-Jul-2021
Everyday life is taken to the limit as CIA operative Stan applies the same drastic measures used at work to his suburban home life. Driven by machismo and the American dream, he is often blind to how horribly he fails at his attempts to be the perfect dad and husband.
Among many absurd and surreal plots in Season 17, Stan recounts his days as a rookie CIA agent tracking a drug lord, Steve discovers his mum is still feeding him breast milk, Jeff, Francine, and Roger start a murder tour business, Hayley tries to help Klaus get his citizenship by changing herself into a fish, Steve, Snot, Barry and Toshi sign up for a paid scientific study to get calf implants and there’s the annual Christmas episode.
Marvel Studios: Legends (2021, Disney+ Original) - added 03-Jul-2021
Serving as an exciting refresher for the various MCU heroes and villains making their way to the highly anticipated streaming shows and movies coming to Disney+, the latest episode of Marvel Studios Legends re-introduces audiences to the feared assassin with too much red in her ledger, Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow.
The Simpsons: The Good, the Bart and the Loki (2021, Disney+ Original Animated Short) - added 03-Jul-2021
How much mischief can Springfield handle!? It’s already home to Bart Simpson and now Loki has found his way there after being banished from Asgard once again. The two silver tongued tricksters team up to face Springfield’s mightiest heroes in the ultimate Simpsons / Marvel crossover.
The fourth Simpsons short film, and the second to tie into Disney+ and its brands following the recent Star Wars themed The Force Awakens from its Nap, sees Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the God of Mischief with Springfield veterans popping up as fan favourite Marvel characters.
Black Widow - Premier Access (2021, Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Dir. Cate Shortland)
After the events which led to the schism between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers in Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff finds herself alone and on the run. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Romanoff must confront a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past and in doing so face up to her history as a spy, the broken relationships left in her wake and the sea of red in her leger.
Following a series of pandemic induced delays, Black Widow finally comes to cinemas alongside this simultaneous Premier Access release.
9-1-1: Lone Star (2020, S1, Procedural Series)
A sophisticated New York firefighter relocates from Manhattan, New York to Austin, Texas along with his son. There he must try to balance the duties of saving those who are at their most vulnerable and solving the problems in his own life. He is joined by other firefighters as well as members of the Police department and Emergency Medical Services.
Series star Rob Lowe serves as co-executive producer to this spin off series from 9-1-1.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969, Adventure, Drama, Truelife, Period. Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, George Roy Hill, Scr. Willian Goldman)
In Wyoming 1899, fast talking hustler Butch Cassidy leads the infamous Hole in the Wall gang along with his laconic gunslinger best pal, The Sundance Kid. With the gang’s reputation growing and the train companies concerned at their losses, a crack superposse is assembled to put a stop to Butch and Sundance’s activities once and for all.
From too much dynamite, to not being able to swim to the most iconic freeze frame in cinema, Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the bar for the buddy movie. As well as its Academy Awards for William Goldman’s screenplay and Burt Barcharach’s score, the film was nominated for ten BAFTAs and won nine of them with Newman losing out to Redford in the Best Actor in a Leading Role Category.
Crazy Heart (2009, Drama, Music, Romance. Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall Dir.+ Scr. Scott Cooper)
Otis “Bad” Blake is a down-and-out, alcoholic country music singer-songwriter with a handful of failed marriages behind him, scraping along with small town gigs. When he meets and starts a relationship with Jean, a young journalist, Blake reaches a crossroads with a real chance to turn his life around. But as Jean begins to discover the real man behind the music, will Blake’s hard-livin’ ways and crazy heart cost him his last chance at a comeback?
Gained Jeff Bridges his first Best Actor Oscar after 6 previous nominations.
Kiri (2018, Limited Series, Sarah Lancashire, Lia Williams, Lucian Msamati)
Kiri is a nine year old black girl fostered by a middle class white family who are about to fully adopt her. Kiri’s social worker Miriam is in charge of her care and arranges monthly visits with Kiri’s paternal grandfather. However, things take a frantic turn when Kiri goes missing after an off-the-cuff, unsupervised visit. Now with Kiri vanished, questions are being asked as to what went wrong and fingers are pointing at who’s to blame.
First shown in the UK on Channel 4 and on Hulu in the US.
Miraculous World: Shanghai Special (2021, S4 special) - added 04-Jul-2021
On a school break, Marinette heads to Shanghai to meet Adrien and visit her uncle. But after arriving, Marinette’s possessions are stolen, including the Miraculous that allows her to turn into Ladybug. Alone and without money, Marinette has to rely a young local girl called Fei, who has her own agenda.
Season 4 special from the globe-trotting superhero CGI series.
National Treasure (2016, Limited Series, Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters, Andrea Riseborough)
Veteran comedian Paul Finchley is a cherished ‘National Treasure’ having entertained mixed generations for decades. However, when he is arrested on suspicion of historic sexual abuse, life starts to fall apart for him, his Catholic wife Marie and their recovering drug addict daughter Dee. Paul's life goes into a downward spiral as he is dropped from his presenting duties and to make matters worse, he faces more charges as more women come forward.
First shown in the UK on Channel 4 and on Hulu in the US.
The Accident (2019 Limited Series, Sarah Lancashire, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Joanna Scanlan)
In a Welsh community that has been left behind, a large construction project offers hope for a better future. But an explosion, followed by a catastrophic collapse, leaves many dead, children included. Now the devastated community is forced to confront difficult truths amid the search for justice.
Written by Jack Thorne, whose National Treasure and Kiri are also now showing on Star, The Accident was first shown in the UK on Channel 4 and on Hulu in the US.
The Empty Man (2020, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Sasha Frolova, Stephen Root, Dir. David Prior) - added 04-Jul-2021
After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon this mystical entity and soon his life - and the lives of those close to him - are in grave danger.
Wilson (2017, Comedy, Drama. Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Isabella Amara, Judy Greer, Dir. Craig Johnson)
Wilson, is a lonely, neurotic and upsettingly blunt and honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife when he learns they have a teenage daughter he knew nothing about. With a new sense of purpose, Wilson tries to create a family bond between the three of them in his own outrageous and slightly twisted way.
Red band Trailer NSFW:
Race to the Centre of the Earth (2021, S1, National Geographic Reality Series) - confirmed 04-Jul-2021
Four groups of three adventurers, each starting from a different corner of the Earth, race to a buoy in the middle of the ocean that holds a $1,000,000 prize. The series is pitched as combining ‘the grittiness of a survival show with the cinematic style of a feature film action-thriller, dropping viewers into the middle of a heart-pounding journey unlike anything ever made for television’.
Breakthrough (2019, True Life, Drama. Marcel Ruiz, Sarah Constible, Topher Grace, Josh Lucas, Mike Colter, Dir. Roxann Dawson)
When Joyce Smith’s adopted son, John, falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless in the hospital, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction.
Expedition Everest (2020, National Geographic Documentary) - added 04-Jul-2021
Just inside Everest’s notorious death zone, a team of explorers and scientists try to discover if climate change has had an effect on the remote area and aim to use a variety of disciplines to closely examine the environment - all while facing the unique challenges of climbing the world's tallest mountain.
Flight of the Phoenix (2004, Action, Adventure, Drama. Dennis Quaid, Miranda Otto, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson, Hugh Laurie, Dir. John Moore)
A group of air crash survivors are stranded in the Mongolian desert with no chance of rescue. Facing a harsh environment, dwindling resources and an attack by desert smugglers, they realise their only hope of escape is to overcome their differences and work together to build a new plane from the wreckage of the old.
Remake of the 1965 movie starring James Stewart.
Mission to Mars (2000, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Tim Robbins, Gary Sinise, Don Cheadle, Dir. Brian De Palma)
When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting an unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, Comedy, Drama. Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Dir. Wes Anderson, Scr. Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson)
Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children were gifted and experienced a rush of success as youngsters before disappointment and failure set in. The years of dysfunction have left the entire family separated and bitter.
Now the patriarchal Royal has announced that he is dying, leading to a sudden, unexpected winter reunion for the family.
T.O.T.S (2020, S2, Children’s Animated Series) - added 04-Jul-2021
Pip the penguin and Freddy the flamingo become the first non-stork employees for T.O.T.S (Tiny Ones Transport Service) who deliver babies to their parents.
War of the Worlds (2021 S2, Fox Sci-Fi Drama Series)
With mankind all but wiped out and only pockets of humanity left in an eerily deserted world, alien ships appear in the sky leaving the survivors to ask – who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction? As those that are left scramble for answers, the realisation comes that the aliens’ savage attack on Earth was not arbitrary: its seeds were being sown before humanity’s very eyes.
National Geographic Shark Documentaries - added 04-Jul-2021
If you like your natural history documentaries with a little extra added bite, the addition of a whole shoal of fact-based shark programming will be right up your street. The following are all coming to the service in July. The only thing missing is a dolly zoom!
Sharks of the Bermuda Triangle (2020) due 16th July
Shark vs. Surfer (2020) due 16th July
Shark vs. Tuna (2018) due 16th July
Shark vs. Whale (2020) due 16th July
Sharkatraz (2016) due 16th July
Sharkano due 16th July
Shark vs. Dolphin: Blood Battle (2020) due 16th July
What the Shark? due 16th July
Playing with Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story (2021) due 23rd July
When Sharks Attack (S6) due 23rd July
Behind the Attraction (2021, S1, Disney+ Original Documentary Series)
Over ten episodes, Behind The Attraction takes viewers into the history of how popular Disney theme park attractions and destinations came to be, how they have changed over time as technology evolved and how fans continue to obsess over them. The series, executive produced by Dwayne Johnson, will feature interviews with fans as well as the Disney Imagineers and other people behind the scenes.
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Loki (2021, Disney+ Original Documentary) - added 04-Jul-2021
Assembled is an immersive and in-depth documentary series examining the next phase of the MCU by looking at the creation of Marvel Studios’ thrilling new shows and theatrical releases. This episode goes behind the scenes of the show about everyone’s favourite time variant, Loki.
Turner & Hooch (2021, S1, Disney Original Series)
Buttoned-down, ambitious U.S. Marshall Scott Turner, the son of the late Det. Scott Turner, inherits an unruly dog named Hooch and reluctantly forms a bond with him. As the partnership strengthens, Hooch becomes an asset to Scott in his line of duty and the pairing leads to the discovery that Scott's father's death may not have been accidental.
Features Josh Peck from Josh & Drake along with Die Hard’s Reginald VelJohnson who starred in the original 1989 Turner & Hooch film alongside Tom Hanks.
Spidey and His Amazing Friends (2021, S1, Disney Original Animated Shorts)
Preschool series featuring everyone’s favourite wall-crawler and his superhero pals, including Gwen Stacey’s Ghost Spider.
Chariots of Fire (1981, Drama, Sport, True Life. Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Dir. Hugh Hudson, Scr. Colin Welland)
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, aim to compete in the 1924 Olympics, running for separate reasons but both with commitment and integrity.
Genoa Bridge Disaster (National Geographic Documentary) - added 04-Jul-2021
Through testimonies from survivors and interviews with experts, this special tells the tragic story about Morandi’s bridge collapse in Genova in which 43 people lost their lives.
Good Trouble (2019-21, S1-3 Disney Original Series)
A spin off from The Fosters and taking place a few years after the events depicted therein, Adams Foster siblings Callie and Mariana relocate to Los Angeles to begin the next phase of their lives; living away from home, starting new careers and forming new friendships.
Stuntman (2018, Documentary) - added 04-Jul-2021
Director Kurt Mattila documents professional Hollywood Stuntman Eddie Braun as he prepares and attempts the most dangerous stunt of his career. In his 50s, and having survived over three decades of hellacious car crashes, explosions, high falls, and death-defying leaps, Braun decides to finish out his career by recreating the infamous Snake River Canyon rocket jump, the audacious televised event that almost killed the man who inspired Eddie to become a professional stuntman: Evel Knievel.
Executively produced by Dwayne Johnson.
The Guardian (2006. Action, Adventure, Drama. Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward, Dir. Andrew Davis)
Jake Fischer is a high school swim champion with a troubled past who enrols in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice. Along the way, Jake hears about the legend of the Guardian, a presence that protects people lost at sea.
Tolkien (2019, Drama, Romance, True Life, Period. Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Dir. Dome Karukoski)
The story of the formative years of the venerated author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds companionship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow writers and artists at school. As Tolkien courts his great love, Edith, the group’s bonds strengthen and its members experience their own loves and losses. However, the arrival of the First World War threatens to rip the friends' fellowship apart. After the carnage, Tolkien’s experience on the battlefield cements the kernel of an idea as he puts pen to paper to create Middle-earth and its beloved inhabitants.
Amphibia (2020, S2 Disney Animated Series) - added 04-Jul-2021
Independent and fearless 13-year-old Anne Boonchuy finds a treasure chest that sends her to Amphibia, a world full of frogs, toads, and giant insects. With help from excitable young frog Sprig Plantar, she must adjust to life in Amphibia and discover her first true friendship in her life.
Chip 'N' Dale: Park Life (2021, S1, Disney+ Animated Shorts)
Before hitting screens in the upcoming Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers live-action film where they'll be voiced by John Mulaney and Andy Samberg, the loveable chipmunk troublemakers - quick thinking but anxious Chip and laid back but a touch slow on the uptake Dale - will be coming to Disney+ in non-verbal, classic-style animated comedy shorts which follow the ups and downs of the two critters as they try to live the good life in the big city.
Last Man Standing (2011-20, S1-8, Comedy Series)
Tim Allen stars as Mike Baxter, a marketing director of an outdoor sporting goods store, who has to hold his own and maintain his manliness in a family that is dominated by the women of the house.
Last Man Standing (2021, S9, Comedy Series) - added 04-Jul-2021. New weekly episodes.
Over the last few years, Last Man Standing has been cancelled, revived and bounced around studios and now returns with a ninth and final season that finds Mike and Vanessa with two new grandchildren, as well as Mandy and Kyle living with them.
The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse (2021, S1 Part 2. Disney Animated Shorts) - added 04-Jul-2021
Mickey and his best pals - Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto - embark on their greatest adventures yet, navigating the curve-balls of a wild and zany world where the magic of Disney makes the impossible possible.
Second batch of 10 episodes will air with 11 and 12 followed by weekly additions.
Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts (2021, S1, Disney+ Original Talk Show)
Robin Roberts explores topics such as identity, insecurity, overcoming health and emotional issues and discipline together with some of Hollywood’s groundbreaking women as they bear witness to their individual journeys on their path to purpose.
White House Farm aka The Murders at White House Farm / White House Farm Murders (2020, Limited Series)
Drama based around the true story of a fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the Bamber-Caffell family are murdered at an Essex farmhouse. The police, led by detectives DCI Taff Jones (Stephen Graham) and DS Stan Jones (Mark Addy), begins its investigation and quickly follow up an accusation that the massacre was perpetrated by adopted daughter, Sheila who suffered from schizophrenia. The claim is she went "berserk" with a rifle, killing her parents and her own twins before turning the gun on herself. The trouble is, the accusation comes from Sheila’s co-adopted brother, Jeremy Bamber, the last surviving member of the immediate family and the one who now stands to gain the sizeable inheritance.
Jungle Cruise - Premier Access (2021, Action, Adventure, Comedy. Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Paul Giamtti, Dir. Jaume Collet-Serra)
Set during the early 20th century, a cynical, wisecracking riverboat captain named Frank takes virtuous but intrepid English scientist Dr. Lily Houghton and her foppish brother on a mission into the jungle to find the Tree of Life, which possesses healing properties that Lily believes holds the key to improving modern medicine. During the journey the trio must face all manner of dangers hidden in the beautiful but deadly environment, including wild animals, supernatural forces and a competing expedition that is determined to find the tree first.
Long gestating, the project has been kicked around since 2004 with Tom Hanks and Tim Allen linked. Delayed by Covid-19, the movie has been ready for audience eyeballs since 24th July 2020.
Hot Shots! (1991, Comedy, Action. Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Dir. Jim Abrahams)
‘Topper’ Harley, a psychologically unstable fighter pilot, is entrusted with the responsibility of destroying hostile weapons facilities while competing against a rival pilot and overcoming the ghost of his father.
Although somewhat dated by ‘cameos’ by Saddam Hussein and Pope John Paul II, this features the tried and tested Jim Abrahams’ ‘Airplane’ approach whereby the sheer number, velocity and range of gags means that the hit rate is satisfyingly high. Although ostensibly a parody of Top Gun, other movies firmly in the mickey-take sights are 9+1⁄2 Weeks, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Dances with Wolves, Marathon Man, Rocky, Superman and Gone with the Wind.
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993, Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna, Miguel Ferrer, Dir. Jim Abrahams)
‘Topper’ Harley, now a war hero, has left the US Navy and become a reclusive monk. However, the CIA persuades him to go on a mission to Iraq to save hostages… and the rescue teams that were sent before him.
More of the same with just about everyone reunited from the first film for a crack at Rambo… and yes, Saddam is back. Part Deux features one of cinema’s greatest meta gags (on about 12 levels) as a father and son fleetingly meet and exchange pleasantries.
Secrets of the Viking Sword (2012, Documentary) - added 04-Jul-2021
The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings’ rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon.
Summer of Soul (... Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021, Documentary) - added 04-Jul-2021
Over six weeks during the summer of 1969, thousands of people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival to celebrate Black history, culture, music and fashion and promote Black pride and unity.
Part music film, part historical record, the feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, B.B. King and more.
Viking Warrior Women (2019, National Geographic Docu Drama)- added 04-Jul-2021
It has always been thought that all Viking warriors were men, but new discoveries are challenging everything we thought we knew. Scientist and National Geographic Explorer Ella Al-Shamahi takes on a quest, using cutting edge science and technology to reveal evidence that elite Viking Warrior Women may have lived and fought more than a thousand years ago.
Amazon Prime UK
The Tomorrow War (2021, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Amazon Original Film. Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Dir. Chris McKay)
When a group of time travellers arrive from the year 2051 and inform a stunned world of the fate that awaits it - that thirty years in the future, humanity is losing a global war against a deadly alien species - it’s up to selfless volunteers to step up and travel to the future as new military recruits.
Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester who sees it as his duty to save the world for his young daughter. Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist and his estranged father in a desperate quest to change the fate of the Earth and its inhabitants.
Originally set for a 25th Dec 2020 theatrical release, The Tomorrow War was pushed back to 23rd July 2021, where it clashed with Mission Impossible 7 at the time. It was then pulled from the release schedules at which point Amazon was rumoured to have paid $200 million for the film.
La La Land (2016, Comedy, Drama, Music. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dir. + Scr. Damien Chazelle) - added 25-Jun-2021
While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a struggling pianist and an aspiring actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
Station 19 (2018-20, S1-3, ABC Series) - added 25-Jun-2021
This spinoff of the critically acclaimed show Grey's Anatomy follows the personal and professional lives of the men and women of firehouse station 19 in Seattle, Washington from the captain down the ranks to the newest recruit.
Currently also showing on Disney+ UK
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008, Comedy, Romance. Martin Lawrence, Joy Bryant, Nicole Ari Parker, James Earl Jones, Dir. + Scr. Malcolm D. Lee) - added 25-Jun-2021
Dr. R.J. “Roscoe” Stevens is a successful talk-show host who, having discarded his awkward Southern roots, returns home for a visit with his fiancee and 10 year old son. As he reunites with his family, friends, rivals and former love interest, he reassesses his life so far…
The Weight of Gold (2020, HBO Documentary) - added 25-Jun-2021
Examining the extreme mental pressures placed on elite athletes in the pursuit of their world beating performances, The Weight of Gold seeks to stimulate discussion about mental health issues, encourage people to seek help, and highlight the need for readily available support. It features accounts from Olympic athletes including Michael Phelps, Shaun White and Katie Uhlaender who share their own struggles with mental health issues.
Luxe Listings Sydney (2021, S1, Amazon Original Reality Series) - added 25-Jun-2021
Follow three rival real estate agents as they show breathtakingly exclusive properties to their wealthy clients in Sydney, one of the most cutthroat property markets in the world.
From the former Greek Embassy building to homes with both indoor and outdoor pools plus tennis courts, and don’t forget the spectacular views of the iconic bridge and Opera House! It’s all up for grabs in a high-stakes multi-million dollar merry-go-round… if you’ve got the wedge!
L.A.’s Finest (2020, S2, Comedy, Crime Series, Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union) - added 04-Jul-2021
LAPD detectives Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union) and Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba) are back. As Syd mourns the sudden loss of a friend and struggles to find answers, McKenna must deal with the aftermath of Izzy's kidnapping and the rift it has left in her marriage. But when a powerful crime surge in Koreatown threatens to destroy the community, Syd, McKenna and the LAPD team must find those responsible.
Horizon Line (2020, Adventure, Drama, Thriller. Allison Williams, Alexander Dreymon, Keith David, Dir. Mikael Marcimain) - added 25-Jun-2021
Former lovers Sara and Jackson are being flown in a small plane to attend a friend’s tropical island wedding. But when their pilot suffers a fatal heart attack, they are faced with a desperate plight With no idea where they are, no comms, no clue how to land the plane and nothing but miles of ocean and sky in every direction, the pair have only one shot – and there’s no going back.
El Cid (2021, S2 Amazon Original Series, International: Spain. All 5 episodes available) - added 04-Jul-2021
The story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian nobleman and war hero in medieval Spain, known as El Cid - The Lord!
Set in the eleventh century, one of the most fascinating periods in Spanish history, where Christians, Arabs and Jews lived together in the Iberian Peninsula, facing wars and forging alliances, the series examines Rodrigio’s younger years as he becomes a faithful subject, knight and hero for the crown.
Guns Akimbo (2019, Action, Comedy, Thriller. Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Ned Dennehy. Dir. + Scr. Jason Lei Howden) - added 25-Jun-2021
Miles’ nerdy existence changes dramatically when he inadvertently gets caught up with SKIZM, an underground organisation that hosts real-life death matches which are broadcast online. Miles excels at running away from everything, but when he is drugged by the group and wakes to find guns bolted to his hands, that’s no longer an option. Plus, now he’s got the psychotic Nix to deal with, a crazed, expert killer intent on ending him. Can Miles put his new ‘enhancements’ to use and find a way to survive?
From Jason Lei Howden, the director who brought you Deathgasm. That is all.
Making the Cut (2021, S2 Amazon Original Reality Series) - added 25-Jun-2021
Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum return to host the fashion competition which pits 10 established designers from around the world against each other in various challenges to test every aspect of their skills.
Each week, the competitors are whittled down by the judges until the winner takes the $1M prize money to invest in their global fashion brand.
Toofaan (2021, Action, Drama, Sport, Amazon Original Film, International: India. Farhan Akhtar, Paresh Rawal, Mrunal Thakur, Dir. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra) - added 25-Jun-2021
After being raised as an orphan in Mumbai, Aziz Ali spends his life as a petty street criminal but has a chance to alter his path to life-changing success in the ring after meeting a young woman.
Annabelle Comes Home (2019, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace. Dir. + Scr. Gary Dauberman - added 25-Jun-2021
Demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren have placed the sinister Annabelle safely behind sacred glass in their artifacts room. However, Annnabelle has other plans and awakens the evil spirits contained in the relics and instructs them to terrorise the Warren’s 10 year old daughter and her friends.
Third installment of the ‘Annabelle’ films featuring the possessed doll from the ‘Conjuring’ universe.
The Condemned (2007, Action, Crime, Thriller. Steve Austin, Vinnie Jones, Nathan Jones. Dir. Scott Wiper) - added 25-Jun-2021
Jack Conrad faces a death sentence in a corrupt Salvadoran prison but is offered a way out when he becomes the property of a wealthy television producer and transported to a deserted island along with nine other condemned criminals from prisons around the world. The deal is that one of the prisoners can win back his freedom by fighting the others to the death in an illegal game to be filmed and broadcast live over the Internet.
Duplicity (2009, Comedy, Crime, Romance. Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson. Dir. + Scr. Tony Gilroy) - added 25-Jun-2021
Two romantically engaged corporate spies team up to manipulate a corporate race to corner the market for a medical innovation that will reap huge profits and enable them to lead an extravagant lifestyle together. They’ll have to be at the top of their game though to remain one double cross ahead of everyone else in this high-stakes game of cat and mouse.
Jolt (2021, Action, Comedy. Kate Beckinsale, Stanley Tucci, Lili Rich, Bobby Cannavale, Laverne Cox, and Jai Courtney, Dir. Tanya Wexler) - added 25-Jun-2021
Lindy is a bouncer who suffers from a strange neurological disorder which prompts her to experience angry, murderous feelings until she shocks herself with an electrode-lined vest.
Despite her condition, Lindy finally finds love, only for boyfriend to turn up dead - prompting a violent quest for revenge.
Jolt provides a nice twist on the plot contrivance of ‘fridging’ the female love interest in order to motivate the central male character.
If you haven’t had an opportunity to get hold of the recent Indiana Jones 4K boxset, here’s a chance to catch up with the classic films (and Crystal Skull) - added 25-Jun-2021
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, Action, Adventure. Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Dir. Steven Spielberg, Scr. Lawrence Kasdan)
In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers. Plus, melty face!
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984, Adventure. Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Dir. Steven Spielberg)
In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. However, this leads him to uncover a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace. Plus, monkey brains!
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989, Adventure. Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Dir. Steven Spielberg)
It’s 1938 and once again Indiana Jones is up against the Nazis as they attempt to get their hands on the Holy Grail. This time however, Indy has his father, Professor Henry Jones, Sr. an expert in the sacred artifact, along for the ride which doesn’t make it any easier for Junior. Plus, Hitler autograph!
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Dir. Steven Spielberg, Scr. David Keopp)
In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. Plus, fridge nuking!
The Next Three Days (2010, Action Crime, Drama. Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Dir. Paul Haggis) - added 25-Jun-2021
Lara Brennan is wrongly convicted of murdering her boss and is sentenced to life in prison. Following the failure of her appeal, her attorney balks at taking further action. Lara attempts suicide and her husband John becomes obsessed with breaking her out of prison.
Remake of the 2008 French film Pour elle (Anything for Her).
Shadow in the Cloud (2020, Action, Horror, War. Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Beulah Koale, Callan Mulvey, Dir. Roseanne Liang) - added 04-Jul-2021
In the throes of World War II, Captain Maude Garrett joins the all-male crew of a B-17 bomber with a top-secret package. Caught off guard by the presence of a woman on a military flight, the crew tests Maude’s every move. Just as her quick wit is winning them over, strange happenings and holes in her backstory incite paranoia surrounding her true mission. But the crew have something far worse that Garrett’s shady presence to worry about.
The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown (2021, S4, Ep.3, Amazon Original Series) - added 15-Jul-2021
Jeremy Clarkson gets the band back together following his stint on Clarkson’s Farm, and heads off on a tour around the coastal roads of Scotland with James May and Richard Hammond in a trifecta of American muscle cars, much to the amusement of the locals. Typically, there’re overheated engines, insults, lots of tea and a whole load of classic car chaos.
Filmed last year during the height of the pandemic when global travel restrictions meant that The Grand Tour (a show that is ostensibly about moving from place to place) had to refocus its intentions closer to home.
The Snoopy Show (2021, S2, Apple TV+ Original Animated Series, 4K, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos) - added 04-Jul-2021
The world’s favorite beagle returns in seven all-new episodes split into three adventures each, featuring best friend Woodstock and the rest of the Peanuts gang.
The production team reportedly have three rule they have to abide by when creating the Peanuts/Snoopy world:
1/ No adults are to be seen or heard.
2/ Never show the interior of Snoopy's doghouse.
3/ Don't feature any technology made beyond the 1970s.
Schmigadoon! (2021, S1, Apple Original Series, First two episodes then weekly)
Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key star as a couple on a backpacking trip who inadvertently stumble upon a magical town called Schmigadoon in which everyone acts as if they are in a 1940’s musical. The problem is, the pair can’t leave until they find true love.
The townsfolk in this parody of the 1947 Broadway musical Brigadoon, features Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen and Jane Krakowski. Men In Black director Barry Sonnenfeld is on helming duties for this 6 part series.
Ted Lasso (2021, S2, Apple Original Comedy Series. 4K, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos)
Ted Lasso is a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach English Premier League team, AFC Richmond, despite having no experience coaching soccer. However, Ted doesn’t necessarily see that as a problem as he has buckets of passion, optimism and an underdog ‘can do’ attitude to make up for it. Plus, he’s got Nathan Shelley, the team's former kit man-turned assistant coach as his wingman.
Executive produced by star Jason Sudeikis and Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence, season 2 returns for 12 episodes after filming completed only recently on 4th June 2021.
Season three has been commissioned but Lawrence himself has indicated it wont run to a fourth and everything will be wrapped up by the end of the third season.
Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson (2021, Apple TV+ Original Docuseries)
Six part documentary series hosted by musician and producer Mark Ronson who reveals the untold stories behind music creation and the lengths producers and creators are willing to go to find the perfect sound. Speaking with Ronson about creating music at the intersection of artistry and technology and how that has influenced their work are Paul McCartney, Questlove, King Princess, Dave Grohl, Adrock and Mike D from the Beastie Boys, Charli XCX, and more.
So, that's it as far as Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+ go for UK subscribers. What do you think of the July lineup so far? Let us know in the comments section what you may be looking forward to in particular.
We’ll keep the article updated when more content is announced, so make sure you come back to keep up to date.