What to Watch? July 2020 Streaming Guide

As we head into summer, here are the best new TV shows and movies to stream. Put on your comfiest clothes, grab the remote, and relax–there’s a ton of new content from Hulu, Netflix, Disney+, and more.

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Unsolved Mysteries

A reboot of Unsolved Mysteries? Why not! The new exploration of, well, unsolved mysteries spans the globe this time and has very high production values. However, there’s no host on this docuseries, unlike the original with the iconic Robert Stack.

July 1 on Netflix


Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Disney+ premiere of ‘Hamilton’ is a huge deal. The taped performance featuring the original Broadway cast wasn’t supposed to premiere until next year, but creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda felt like we needed a break during the pandemic.

July 3 on Disney+

The Baby-Sitters Club

This 90s nostalgia bomb could give parents and kids a chance to bond. The new series is based on the iconic books but set in the modern era. The young actresses are full of energy and smiles, and it looks utterly charming.

July 3 on Netflix

The Old Guard

In a summer where nothing makes sense and the world is turned upside down, a classic action movie might be just what we need. Charlize Theron’s The Gold Guard promises to deliver. Theron leads a group of ancient, unkillable mercenaries in this comic book adaptation.

July 10 on Netflix

Brave New World

If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, then Peacock’s adaptation of Brave New World might be more your speed. The literary dystopia is the first big swing for NBC’s new streaming service.

July 15 on Peacock


Yet another attempt at adapting Arthurian legends hits the airwaves this summer with Cursed. This time, the focus is on a young woman who becomes the Lady of the Lake. It could be interesting, although we’re not sure about star Katherine Langford’s British accent.

July 17 on Netflix


Rosamund Pike stars as Marie Curie in this historical biopic. It looks like a fascinating portrait of one of the most important female scientists in history, with elements of magical realism thrown in.

July 24 on Amazon Prime

The Umbrella Academy

Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy is set to premiere on Netflix at the end of the month. You should definitely rewatch the first season of this zany comic book adaption first. The new season sees the dysfunctional family of heroes transported back to the 1960s.

July 31 on Netflix