5 Films to Watch This July

By: Lauren Malenchini

Cookouts, fireworks, and pool days aren’t the only thing to look forward to this month. You won’t want to miss these five films that will be hitting the box office throughout the month. Viewers can expect to see modern adaptations of classic tales, a new film inspired by a Disneyland ride, a new Marvel movie and part 2 of a prequel to a beloved family-friendly animated classic.


Disney’s Cinderella 2021 Official Exclusive Trailer

Director: ​Kay Cannon
Starring: ​Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, John Mulaney, Billy Porter, Nicholas Galitzine
Expected Release Date: ​July 16, 2021

A modern musical adaptation of the classic fairytale we all know and love is coming to theatres this July. In a musical retelling, Camila Cabello as Cinderella and Nicholas Galitzine as Prince Robert, bring the story of Cinderella to life in a new and magical way. The 2021 version of Cinderella is a musical romantic comedy full of unexpected plot twists. Critics are calling it “a bold new take on the traditional Cinderella story.”

Jungle Cruise

Disney’s Jungle Cruise | Official Trailer

Director: ​Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring​: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall Expected Release Date​: July 24, 2021

Inspired by the thrilling Disneyland theme park ride, Jungle Cruise stars Dwayne Johnson as a riverboat captain and Emily Blunt as a fearless explorer.  This comedic and adventure-packed film follows the two on their jungle expedition to explore the legend of a tree in the amazon that heals all.

The Green Knight

The Green Knight | Official Teaser Trailer HD | A24

Director:​ David Lowery
Starring: ​Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Sean Harris, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury


Expected Release Date: ​July 30, 2021

The Green Knight is a bold new spin on a classic tale based on the Arthurian legend. It tells an action-packed, fantasy story of adventure as Sir Gawain, played by Dev Patel, a reckless and stubborn nephew of King Arthur, embarks on a daring journey to confront the Green Knight. His journey is full of thrilling obstacles, leading him to define his character and prove his worth to his family and the kingdom.

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Official Trailer 2021

Director: ​Destin Daniel Cretton
Starring: ​Simu Liu, Ronny Chieng, Michelle Yeoh Release Date: ​July 9, 2021

Based on the Marvel Comics character, Shang-Chi, comes an action packed, American superhero film. Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is set to be released on July 9, 2021 and will become the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Shang-Chi, played by Simu Liu, a kung-fu master, is forced to confront the past he is trying to leave behind when he is drawn into the mysterious Ten Rings Organization. This action, adventure and sci-fi fantasy film is an exciting release for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Marvel character Shang-Chi.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

MINIONS 2: The Rise of Gru Trailer (2021)

Director: ​Kyle Balda, Brad Abelson
Starring: ​Steve Carell, Dolph Lundgren, Russell Brand Release Date: ​July 2, 2021

The Rise of Gru, tells the story of supervillain Gru, played by Steve Carrell. The supervillian first made his appearance in Despicable Me, during which he hatched a plan to steal the moon with the aid of his army of minions. The Rise of Gru takes us back in time to Gru’s youth as a fanboy of the Vicious 6. In an effort to become evil enough to join the group, Gru and his army of minions devise a plan to pull off an unbelievable first mission to prove his evil capabilities.

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