Streaming in July: 'Wet Hot American Summer,' 'Mystic Pizza' & 5 More Highlights


With the end of June swiftly
approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what we’re going to stream in July
as a whole new slate of movies and TV shows hit our favorite streaming
services. And there’s a lot to get excited about!

Among the highlights? A Julia Roberts classic and a TV prequel to a cult classic!

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ETonline sifted through the
latest choices to bring you seven films and TV shows we’re definitely adding to
our queue:

1. 7 Days in Hell

Jon Snow may be dead, but Kit
Harington will return to HBO with a new film starring him and Andy Samberg as
two tennis pros locked in a grueling seven-day match at Wimbledon. With Lena
Dunham, June Squibb (as an angry Queen Elizabeth II), and Will Forte all in
co-starring roles, we can’t wait to see how this plays out. Also, did we
mention that it’s premiering three days early on streaming devices? Game. Set.
Match. (HBO Now, 07/08)

2. BoJack Horseman

While we’re beyond excited about
the Wet Hot American Summer prequel
series -- those photos of the cast were everything -- we are also can’t wait
for the return of BoJack Horseman.
The animated series is Will Arnett’s best show since Arrested Development and is packed full of stars with Aaron Paul,
Alison Brie, and Amy Sedaris all lending their vocal talents to the show. (Netflix,

3. Fargo

While we wait for the second
season of Fargo
to hit FX, now is a
good time as any to revisit the 1996 dark comedy. Sure the events of the show
and film aren’t directly related, but there are enough connections there to
look for hidden clues while re-watching the Oscar winner. Or just enough it all
the same! (Hulu, 07/01)

4. Mystic Pizza

If there are two early Julia
Roberts films
we love, it’s Steel
and this 1988 coming-of-age drama also starring Lili Taylor and a
then-unknown Matt Damon. (Hulu, 07/01)

5. The Skeleton Twins

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig’s
dark comedy about depressed twins should have earned more attention and praise
than it did. The film easily offered up both actors’ best performances since
leaving Saturday Night Live and
proved that these funny people can get serious. (Amazon Prime, 07/31)

6. Wet Hot American Summer: First
Day of Camp

Seriously, we can’t stress enough
how excited we are to see the return of Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Ken
Marino, Molly Shannon, and others when the prequel eight-episode series debuts
on Netflix. (Netflix, 07/31)

7. Weekend

Fans still mourning the loss of Looking, HBO’s gay series, should watch producer
Andrew Haigh’s 2011 film about a gay relationship that transpires over a long
weekend. The critically acclaimed drama, which stars Downton Abbey’s Tom Cullen, is even one of Lena Dunham’s top 10
Criterion Films. (Hulu, 07/01)