From Barbie to Oppenheimer: The films heading to cinemas in July 2023

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30 Jun 2023, 08:11

It’s summer blockbuster season and while all eyes are on two massive releases in particular, there are plenty of other flicks to get excited for in July 2023. 

Yes, Barbie and Oppenheimer will finally go head-to-head at the box office this month, with the wildly contrasting projects landing in cinemas on the same day. 

Here are all the movies to check out at the cinema in July 2023: 

Joy Ride (7th July) 

Everything Everywhere All At Once star Stephanie Hsu is back on the big screen in Joy Ride. 

The comedy follows childhood best friends Audrey and Lolo, who, accompanied by former roommate Kat and Lolo’s cousin Deadeye, set out on a journey to find Audrey’s biological mother in China. 

Emily in Paris star Ashley Park stars alongside Sherry Cola, Sabrina Wu and Lori Tan Chinn. 

Insidious 5: The Red Door (7th July) 

If you fancy something a little darker in the summer sunshine, Insidious is back with their fifth horror flick, The Red Door. 

The terrifying sequel will see Patrick Wilson return alongside Rose Byrne and Lin Shaye as the Lambert family, who do their best to outrun the demons of their past. 

Succession star Hiam Abbass and Sinclair Daniel have also joined the scary franchise. 

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One (10th July) 

Blockbuster action hero Tom Cruise is back throwing himself around in amazing stunts for Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1

In the 7th Mission: Impossible, Cruise return as Ethan Hunt, who, along with the IMF, team must track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity if it falls into the wrong hands.

Get ready for a rip roaring time too! In one incredible scene in the new movie - which Cruise filmed six takes for - he rides a motorcycle up a ramp and off a cliff before pulling a parachute. If that doesn’t get the adrenaline pumping, we don’t know what will!

Barbie (21st July) 

It’ll be a Barbie World in July with the release of the doll’s first live-action adventure. 

In the aptly titled Barbie movie, the blonde icon (played by Margot Robbie) takes her journey of self-discovery to ‘The Real World’ with Ken (Ryan Gosling) but soon learns the hard way that life with humans is anything but perfect. 

The cast list for Barbie is a bonafide who’s who of incredible Hollywood talent, with the likes of Will Ferrell, Helen Mirren, Connor Swindells, Michael Cera, Dua Lipa, Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa and Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan, just to name a small few. 

Oppenheimer (21st July) 

Christopher Nolan’s next epic will certainly be an explosive one. 

Oppenheimer is the biopic centred around nuclear scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) who was dubbed the ‘father of the atomic bomb’.

Oppenheimer also stars Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr, Matt Damon, Matthew Modine, Florence Pugh and Rami Malek.

Kenneth Branagh will also return to the Nolan catalogue after his turn in Dunkirk, and joins Dane DeHaan, Benny Safdie, David Krumholtz, Jack Quaid and Alden Ehrenreich.