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New Must-See Movies Opening In July

June 29th, 2023New Must-See Movies Opening In July

The 2023 summer blockbuster season has been one for the ages, and we’re just now getting into July, a month that will feature a handful of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. Over the course of the next few weeks, AMC Theatres locations nationwide will be home to must-see movies like MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING PART ONE, JOY RIDE, and one of the most random yet exciting one-two punches in recent memory: BARBIE and OPPENHEIMER, which open on the same day.

If you’re into A24 horror films, family-friendly spooky tales based on Disney theme park attractions, twisted mystery movies, and sinister supernatural thrillers, then you have plenty to look forward to this month.

Here are eight must-see movies opening in July.

Insidious: The Red Door

One of the most popular supernatural horror franchises in recent memory returns in July with INSIDIOUS: THE RED DOOR. Set a decade after the events of INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, the new installment in the series will follow Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) as he goes back to the Further with his son, Dalton (Ty Simpkins), to finally put an end to the torment and torture by the demons of their past. The movie also serves as Wilson’s directorial debut.


Joy Ride

Fans of raucous comedies will be happy to hear that JOY RIDE, Adele Lim’s new movie about a woman named Audrey (Ashley Park) traveling with a group of friends to find her birth mother in China, finally makes its theatrical debut in July. Written by Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and Teresa Hsiao, the Seth Rogen-produced movie was one of the highlights of Lionsgate’s CinemaCon 2023 presentation and features a remarkable and remarkably funny cast.

JOY RIDE opens July 7th

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING PART ONE, the seventh installment in the epic spy-action franchise, is not only one of the biggest must-see movies of July, it’s surely to be one of the biggest movie-going experiences of the entire year. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the latest adventure of Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) will see the IMF agent and his team embark on what could be their most difficult mission yet after a dangerous weapon falls into the wrong hands. With new allies and enemies, as well as ghosts from Hunt’s past, there’s a lot to get excited about with this action thriller.



At long last, Greta Gerwig’s long-awaited BARBIE will open in theatres in July, bringing with it a new and unique spin on the iconic Mattel doll. The movie follows Barbie (Margot Robbie) as she and Ken (Ryan Gosling) leave Barbie Land on a journey of self-discovery in the real world, which causes some major complications for all involved. Various versions of the classic toys, played by the likes of Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Issa Rae and John Cena, are just a small part of the massive cast of Barbies and Kens.

BARBIE opens July 21st


Throughout his career, Christopher Nolan has given the world some of the most decorated cinematic experiences of the 21st century. The acclaimed filmmaker will look to continue that trend with the July release of his highly anticipated OPPENHEIMER. The movie, which recounts the creation of the first atom bomb, features an astounding ensemble cast that is anchored by the director’s frequent collaborator, Cillian Murphy, as J. Robert Oppenheimer. This is one you’ll want to see on the biggest screen possible.

 OPPENHEIMER opens July 21st

Haunted Mansion

Before the month comes to an end, fans of family-friendly horror comedies and movies based on iconic Disney theme park attractions will be treated to HAUNTED MANSION. Directed by Justin Simien, the long-in-the-works supernatural comedy follows a mother (Rosario Dawson) and son (Chase W. Dillon) as they attempt to free their new home of ghostly squatters. To combat the spirits, the family hires a group of supposed experts played by Owen Wilson, LaKeith Stanfield, Danny DaVito, and Tiffany Haddish.

 HAUNTED MANSION opens July 28th

Sympathy For The Devil

Fans of psychological thrillers will also have something to watch before the end of the month, as Yuval Adler’s SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL is slated for a late July theatrical release. The movie follows a man (Joel Kinnaman) as he is forced to give a mysterious passenger (Nicolas Cage) a ride at gunpoint and finds himself caught in a dangerous and mysterious game of cat and mouse.


Talk To Me

The month will close out with TALK TO ME, Danny and Michael Philippou’s A24 horror movie. Set at a house party where a group of friends plays a game involving an embalmed hand, the movie follows one of the participants, Mia (Sophie Wilde), as she accidentally takes things too far and opens the door for pure evil to crash the get-together.

 TALK TO ME opens July 28th

With so many great movies coming out in July and the rest of the summer, stay on the scene for the latest movie news about the most anticipated releases coming to an AMC Theatres location near you.

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