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13 Gripping films and TV shows to stream in July 2024

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By Marissa Chin

13 Gripping films and TV shows to stream in July 2024

This July, we’ve got your entertainment roster covered with our top picks of films and TV shows to stream this month. From action comedies and heartfelt romances to dark thrillers, find out what to add to your July watchlist ahead.


Red Swan

When and where: 3 July 2024 on Disney+ Hotstar

Watch if: You love coming up with theories

Starring: Kim Haneul, Jung Jihoon, Jung Gyuwoon, Seo Yisook

Jung Jihoon AKA K-pop legend Rain returns to the small screen to star in this heart-pumping conspiratorial drama. While Oh Wansoo and her husband Kim Yongkook look like the perfect couple, their relationship is on thin ice. Aware of her husband’s multiple affairs, she chooses to close an eye in order to keep their marriage together. However, when a mysterious new bodyguard appears as part of her protection detail, her loyalties are tested for the first time. Will he unravel everything Wansoo worked so hard for?

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Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F

When and where: 3 July 2024 on Netflix

Watch if: You love the franchise

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Taylour Paige, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot and Kevin Bacon

The beloved Beverly Hills Cop franchise returns with the cast reuniting after 30 years! Set four decades after his unforgettable first case in Beverly Hills, Detroit cop Axel Foley is back with a new partner and team to uncover a conspiracy when his daughter’s life is threatened. Catch the well-intentioned detective up to no good as he does what he does best: solve crimes and cause chaos. 

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My Name is Gabriel

When and where: 3 July 2024 on Disney+ Hotstar

Watch if: You’re a fan of these South Korean A-listers!

Starring: Park Bogum, Ji Changwook, Park Myungsoo, Yeom Hyeran, Gabee

Ever wondered what your favourite South Korean celebrity would be doing if they weren’t on screen? In this endearing reality show, five of the country’s well-known stars take on a new identity to live someone else’s life for 72 hours. Separated from their friends, family and publicists, they will experience a life assigned by an AI algorithm that will take them as far as Chiang Mai, Chongqing, Guadalajara and Dublin. 

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Land of Tanabata 

When and where: 4 July 2024 on Disney+ Hotstar

Watch if: You want a fresh take on the superpower genre 

Starring: Kanata Hosoda, Ryoko Fujino, Shuhei Uesugi, Kiryu Mai, Hiroshi Mikami, and Takayuki Yamada

You’ve heard of telekinesis, invisibility and super speed but what about creating holes? That’s right, university student Yoji Minamimaru discovers he can make holes in anything! While he uses this seemingly useless talent as a cheap party trick, that quickly changes when a villainous man shows just how harmful this ability can be. Soon, Minamimaru finds himself at the centre of a potentially world-ending crisis with nothing but his newfound superpower to help. 

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Space Cadet 

When and where: 4 July 2024 on Prime Video 

Watch if: You love anything space-related

Starring: Emma Roberts, Tom Hopper, Poppy Liu, and Gabrielle Union 

Tiffany “Rex” Simpson has always had her head in the stars and dreamed of going to space, but life isn’t going quite as planned. When her embellished application courtesy of her best friend lands her a spot on NASA’s ultra-competitive astronaut training program, Rex realises she might be out of her league. Can the chirpy Florida girl get through the training and fly into the cosmos before her cover is blown? 

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When and where: 10 July 2024 on Apple TV+

Watch if: You love Black Mirror 

Starring: Rashida Jones, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Joanna Sotomura, Judy Ongg, YOU, Annie the Clumsy and Jun Kunimura

An American woman’s life in Kyoto is upended by the disappearance of her husband and son in a mysterious plane crash. Lost and confused, Suzie is given a “consolation” in the form of an advanced domestic robot named Sunny made by her husband’s electronics company. Gradually forming a friendship, the grieving widow and robot work together to uncover the dark truth of what really happened to her family and a world Suzie never knew existed.

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Anyone But You 

When and where: 16 July 2024 on Netflix

Watch if: Enemies-to-lovers is your favourite trope

Starring: Sydney Sweeney, Glen Powell, Charlee Fraser, Darren Barnet, Alexandra Shipp, Hadley Robinson

If you didn’t catch this rom-com in theatres, good news because Anyone But You is coming to Netflix! Despite Ben and Bea having an amazing first date, their sizzling chemistry quickly turns ice-cold. When the two unexpectedly meet at a destination wedding in Australia, they hatch a plan to act like lovers to keep prying relatives away and make an ex jealous. You know where this goes!

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My Spy The Eternal City

When and where: 18 July 2024 on Prime Video 

Watch if: You want to see a father-daughter duo kick ass

Starring: Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Anna Faris, Craig Robinson, Ken Jeong, Kristen Schaal

Who says you can’t mix personal with the professional? Back by popular demand, My Spy’s dynamic duo, veteran CIA operative JJ and his 14-year-old stepdaughter and protégé Sophie reunite to save the world when a high school choir tour of Italy is interrupted by a nefarious nuclear plot targeting the Vatican. From Batista baking scones to dealing with teenage angst, this action comedy has it all.

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Master of the House

When and where: 18 July 2024 on Netflix 

Watch if: A show that explores the dark side of family intrigues you

Starring: Narilya Gulmongkolpech, Teerapong Leowrakwong, Chartayodom Hiranyasthiti

If you like shows such as Succession and Fall of the House of Usher for their problematic family dynamics and inner politics, Master of the House is right up your alley. A family enters a power struggle following the death of their patriarch—who also just so happens to be Asia’s largest diamond tycoon. As the family members fight over their inheritance, a housekeeper who he recently married gains their attention in this psychological (and bloody) battle

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Sweet Home Season 3

When and where: 19 July 2024 on Netflix 

Watch if: You’re waiting to see how it all ends 

Starring: Song Kang, Go Minsi, Lee Dohyun, Lee Jinwook, Lee Siyoung, Sep Yikyung 

The highly anticipated finale of the hit South Korean show, Sweet Home, is upon us. Since its premiere in 2020, the series explores themes such as hope, mental health and what it means to be human. The drama will see Cha Hyunsoo facing Nam Sang Won in an epic final battle between humans and monsters. Can humanity survive or will it enter the next phase of monstrous evolution?   

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Lady In The Lake

When and where: 19 July 2024 on Apple TV+ 

Watch if: You’re looking for a new true crime drama to get stuck in 

Starring: Natalie Portman, Moses Ingram, Y’lan Noel, Brett Gelman, Byron Bowers, Noah Jupe, Josiah Cross, Mikey Madison and Pruitt Taylor Vince.

Based on the bestselling novel by Laura Lippman, Lady in the Lake is a feverish noir thriller about two women whose seemingly parallel lives converge on a fatal collision course. Maddie Schwartz is a Jewish housewife seeking to shed a secret past and reinvent herself as an investigative journalist whilst Cleo Sherwood is a mother navigating the underbelly of Black Baltimore, struggling to provide for her family. When Maddie becomes fixated on Cleo’s mysterious death, a chasm opens that puts everyone around them in danger. 

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Alice & Jack

When and where: 26 July 2024 on UnifiTV channel 481, Astro Go and BBC Player 

Watch if: You love romances like Love, Rosie 

Starring: Domhnall Gleason, Andrea Riseborough

Prepare for a romance that will sweep you off your feet, take your breath away and break your heart. Told over 15 years, Alice & Jack is an honest love story that follows two people with a powerful connection. When they first meet, it’s clear that the two share strong feelings for each other. However, a deep trauma from Alice’s past causes her to reject Jack, leading them to part ways. Over the years, their lives continue to intersect but not without hurdles in the way. It’s the right person at the wrong time until it’s the right person at the right time. 

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No Way Out: The Roulette

When and where: 31 July 2024 on Disney+ Hotstar

Watch if: You want a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat 

Starring: Cho Jin Woong, Yoo Jae Myung, Kim Moo Yul, Um Jung Ah, Sung Yoo Bin, Greg Hsu, Lee Kwang Soo, Kim Sung Cheol

Featuring an all-star cast and Taiwanese actor Greg Hsu making his South Korean drama debut, No Way Out: The Roulette is not to be missed. In this action thriller, the country’s most hated criminal, Kim Guk Ho, is released after his 13-year sentence for committing a series of heinous crimes. Outraged by his release, a mysterious citizen offers a 20 billion won ($14 billion) bounty to anyone who can track down and kill the notorious criminal. Targeted by citizens out for vengeance and the hefty payout, Kim Gukho and his security detail must face the nationwide contract killing in this intense cat-and-mouse game.

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