Camp's 10 Favorite Movies and TV Shows to Stream with Your Family in July
Camp’s what-to-stream guide is the perfect place to find some options for your family’s next movie night or TV binge. Best of all, our picks are perfect for kids of all ages but can be enjoyed by parents too!
Graham Steinberg · 7 months ago
Things are slowly starting to feel a little normal again, and with that comes everyone’s favorite part of the summer: blockbuster movies! We’ve got several for you to check out (still from the comfort of your own home, if that’s your preference), as well as some TV shows and classics you might enjoy.
Black Widow (Disney+)
Are you surprised that I’m starting with the newest Marvel release? This prequel was supposed to be the first release of Phase 4 but has been pushed back several times because of the pandemic. Now it is finally releasing and should be an action-packed ride into political intrigue within the MCU. The film features the return of Natasha Romanoff and the introductions of Red Guardian, Yelena Belova, and the notorious villain Taskmaster. It should be a blast!
Space Jam: A New Legacy (HBO Max)
I have been waiting my entire life to see this. Seriously, they have been discussing this sequel since Space Jam first came out in 1996, and the Looney Tunes haven’t been in theaters since 2003. LeBron James will succeed Michael Jordan as basketball's ambassador to the cartoon world, and all your favorite characters from Bugs Bunny to Foghorn Leghorn will be making their epic comeback.
Space Jam (Hulu)
Before the sequel comes out on July 16th, make sure to catch up by watching one of the greatest cinematic masterpieces of all time. This film has it all: life-or-death games of basketball, epic cosmic adventures, your favorite tunes brought to life, and Bill Murray just kind of hanging out. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re probably living under an ACME-branded rock.
Jungle Cruise (Disney+)
Based on the famous theme park ride, this film stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, and Jack Whitehall and aims to become a big adventure franchise in the vein of Pirates of the Caribbean. From the looks of the trailer, it might just live up to these epic expectations and — who knows? If it’s good enough, maybe we’ll get an Epcot movie next.
We the People (Netflix)
Have you wanted to give your kids a solid civics lesson that they might actually enjoy? Through their production company, Barack and Michelle Obama (you may have heard of them) might just have the answer. This series of animated music videos, each discussing a different topic ranging from Congress to taxes to immigration, brings together a massive collection of artists, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, H.E.R., and Bebe Rexha.
Monsters at Work (Disney+)
Mike and Sulley are back for the first time since 2013’s Monsters University, and this time they’re leading the first-ever Pixar television series along with a host of new characters. Set after the original film, we pick up as our two leads have now taken over Monsters, Inc. and are running an operation where they make kids laugh instead of scaring them. It should be exciting to see how long it lasts before we run into some issues.
Johnny Test (Netflix)
Who doesn’t love a reboot, revival, or reimagining? Your TV may feel a bit oversaturated with them, but it’s always a blast to see old favorites come back to life. Johnny Test originally ran from 2005 to 2008 and starred a reasonably normal boy living amongst a family of super-geniuses. With the return of the original creative team, this interesting riff on the black sheep narrative should be just as fun as the first run.
Turner & Hooch (Disney+)
Who doesn’t love a reboot, revival, or … WAIT A MINUTE! Okay, we may have already said that, but here’s another. Josh Beck of Drake & Josh fame will be taking on this role famously played by Tom Hanks in the 1989 classic of the same name. The movie is about buddy cops where one half of the duo is a slobbery dog named Hooch.
Dumb & Dumber (Hulu)
Who could forget Harry, Lloyd, and the mutt van! This classic cross-country adventure is the pinnacle of silly ‘90s comedies, and, honestly, it’s still absolutely hilarious. If you’re concerned that it’s not peak cinema, just remember that Peter Farrelly’s next road trip movie was Green Book, and that won an Academy Award, so, yeah.
This one is PG-13, so it may not be great for the youngest viewers in the famil
Ice Age (Hulu)
Fresh off the heels of Shrek, everyone seemed to want to get into CGI, and Ice Age was one of the first to do so. This film, set during the eponymous period, has a stacked voice cast of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, and Dennis Leary. Having been nominated for an Academy Award and spawning a franchise that includes five films, its legacy is apparent, and there’s plenty of content for your family to enjoy.