11 of the Best New & Recent Sci-Fi Movies in July

3 Brand-new science fiction movies, some extras & a few classics – these are the most anticipated new sci-fi movies in July 2023

Nukes, clones and blind survival. From eternal life to deadly nature and even some sci-fi comedy – in cinema and streaming on Netflix – these are some of the most anticipated new sci-fi movies in July 2023. 

Complete with titles, dates, trailers, where it releases and links to watch your fave streaming science fiction movies right now…

Awesome New Sci-Fi Movies in July 2023

Bird Box Barcelona

On Netflix, 14 July 2023

As a spin-off to 2018’s Bird Box, the dystopian world ravaged by terror continues. When humanity is decimated by a mysterious force that makes them kill themselves when exposed to light, nowhere is safe with open eyes. A father and his daughter try to navigate this harsh post-apocalyptic environment within Barcelona, revealing just how bad the invasion of the planet has grown. Containing the same chills and thrills as Birdbox, the gripping story of walking through a hopeless world blind makes the adventure of Bird Box Barcelona a gripping tale of survival.

Watch: Birdbox Barcelona Trailer

Genres Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction
On Netflix | Watch it

They Cloned Tyrone

Netflix, 14 July 2023

A Black neighbourhood becomes the testing ground for the strangest of experiments. The trio of Fontaine (John Boyega), Yo-Yo (Teyonah Parris), and Slick Charles (Jamie Foxx) infiltrate a government organization seeking answers. They discover a bizarre cloning experiment involving espionage, kidnappings, and unethical research, forcing them to take back their block and solve the weird mystery behind this conspiracy. Blending absurd science fiction, modern-day politics, and classic Blaxploitation pictures of the 1970s, there are plenty of satirical jabs, uproarious situations, and sci-fi hijinks in the genre-blending nature of They Cloned Tyrone.

Watch: They Cloned Tyrone Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Comedy, Mystery
Streaming Netflix | Watch it


Netflix, 27 July 2023

When insurance gets so expensive, time itself becomes payment. That’s the horrifying world depicted in this dystopian tale of late-stage capitalism at its worst. When one woman can’t pay for her insurance debt, the company forces her to give up forty years of her life as payment, to be given to someone else. Her husband sets his sights on investigating the evil billion-dollar pharmaceutical company, AEON, to get those years back. But how far will he go to get the truth, especially when morality comes into question? Eternal youth and commodified humanity become front and centre with the sci-fi thrills of Paradise!

Watch: The Paradise Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Thriller
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

Not Sci-Fi But Worth a Look

Mr. Car and the Knights Templar

Netflix, 12 July 2023

Mind-blowing secrets are waiting to be unearthed in an ancient relic! That’s what art historian, Mr. Car, believes when he comes across a strange Templar cross in his historical research. To solve the mystery behind such an artefact, he’ll have to team up with an unlikely group of adventurers to travel across the globe and uncover clues. But action and danger await them as others pursue the treasures on this fascinating, thrilling voyage centring around Mr. Car and the Knights Templar!

Watch: The Mr. Car and the Knights Templar Preview

Genres Adventure, Drama, Family
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Cinema, 12 July 2023

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) returns as the only man who prevents the world from being thrown into chaos. Taking place after the events of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, this seventh film in the franchise finds Ethan and his band of rogue agents tasked with seeking a mysterious artificial intelligence that could control the world. But he’ll have to compete with vicious villains like the returning White Widow (Vanessa Kirby) and the devious Gabriel (Esai Morales), who can torture Ethan by threatening those he cherishes most. Loaded with high-stakes tension and intense stunts, Ethan faces his most challenging mission yet in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.

Watch: The Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Trailer

Genres Action, Adventure, Thriller
In Cinema


In Cinema, 21 July 2023

Director Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk, Tent) helms this explosive true story of the first nuclear weapons developed. J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) was the theoretical physicist of the 20th century tasked with creating weapons that could win wars. What he developed was one of the most monstrous creations by humankind, launching a dark turn in warfare with destructive force. Featuring stunning practical effects and shot in glorious IMAX, Oppenheimer boasts a bursting ensemble cast that includes Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, Casey Affleck, Rami Malek, and Kenneth Branagh.

Watch: The Oppenheimer Trailer

Genres Drama, Historical
In Cinema

Where to Watch Classic & Cool Sci-Fi Movies in July

Edge of Tomorrow

Netflix, July 2023

Lt Col William Cage (Tom Cruise) has never seen a day of combat in his life. So, when he gets unwittingly dropped into a suicide mission, he dies within minutes. Thing is, he doesn’t really die but instead gets transported back in time to try again, in an endless loop. Can this pitiful fighter when teamed up with Emily Blunt actually change the outcome of the battle and save humanity? Check out Edge of Tomorrow.

Watch: The Edge of Tomorrow Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Time Travel, Aliens, Invasion
Streaming Netflix | Watch it


Prime Video, July 2023

The original 1994 movie that started the whole Stargate franchise. Do you remember it’s directed by Roland Emmerich? Starring Kurt Russell and a very young James Spader. When archaeologists discover an ancient device at the pyramids in Giza, Egypt, it opens a wormhole to another planet where the Egyptian god Ra originally came from in Stargate,

Watch The Stargate Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Action, Adventure,
Streaming Prime Video | Watch it

Space Sweepers

Netflix, July 2023

Definitely worth a look: A Korean take on the Space Western style that gave us everything from Firefly to the original Star Trek to Boba Fett. A band of misfits are suddenly thrust into interplanetary politics (and action) when they happen upon a young girl (who’s maybe way more than she seems) among some space wreckage in Space Sweepers.

Watch: The Space Sweepers Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Space, Misfits, Space Western, Korean
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

Avatar: The Way of Water

Disney+ & SVOD, July 2023

In case you haven’t seen James Cameron’s stunning return to Pandora yet. Jake Sully (now permanently an Omatikaya) and Neytiri have a family of four kids when the humans come back for revenge – including the big band Colonel Miles Quaritch who’s been cloned as a blue alien himself. To try and save the forest people from the coming war, they take their family to the water tribe, to escape and learn a new way of life. But they can only run for so long in Avatar: The Way of Water.

Watch: The Avatar: The Way of Water Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Streaming Disney+ SVOD Buy or Rent


Prime Video, July 2023

One of the all-time greatest science fiction hits. A very young Matthew Broderick portrays a teenage hacker who unwittingly accesses a US military supercomputer built to simulate a potential Soviet nuclear war, setting into motion a series of events that could see the machine actually initiate nuclear war with Russia – unless he can somehow put a stop to it in WarGames.

Watch: The Original WarGames Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Action, Drama, Thriller
Streaming Prime Video | Watch it

Note: We try to get every bit of info we can and will keep updating this page all the time. If you know of a book, author, show, channel or event that should be on this list, let us know via ScifiXfantasy contact and I’ll make it happen.

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