10 New Movies Coming Out This Week: ‘Joy Ride,’ ‘Insidious: The Red Door,’ and More!

Joy Ride

Get ready for a fun-filled week at the cinema as we explore the full lineup of new movies coming out!

Prepare to laugh out loud with a hilarious comedy from the talented writers of Family Guy and Crazy Rich Asians. And brace yourself for the thrilling conclusion of a spine-tingling horror series that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

But that’s not all! We also have a poignant drama that explores a woman’s journey to rebuild her life after a devastating terrorist attack in Paris. There’s also a documentary about a legendary pop duo. And, we also have a comedy that follows a man’s hilarious and unexpected journey as he marries into a family with a questionable background… they may just be famous bank robbers.

With such a diverse range of genres and captivating storylines, this week’s new movie releases are set to offer something for every film fan! Here’s the full breakdown of all the new movies coming out this week on streaming and in theaters.

New Movies Coming Out This Week: July 3, 2023 – July 9, 2023

Joy Ride
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Joy Ride  (2023)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, July 7, 2023.

Summary: Joy Ride is about four friends going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip when one decides to return to China to find her birth mother. Audrey (Ashley Park) is a successful businesswoman who wants to find her birth mother. Lolo (Sherry Cola) has been her best friend since childhood. Kat (Stephanie Hsu) is their college friend, now a massive TV star in China. And Deadeye (Sabrina Wu) is Lolo’s very eccentric cousin. It’s going to be a life-changing trip if they survive it.

What to Watch For: The film is written by Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and Teresa Hsiao, both staff writers on the TV series Family Guy. Adele Lim, who co-wrote Crazy Rich Asians (2018), collaborated on the story.

Word on the Street: This is Adele Lim’s debut as director.

My Take: The film looks like a combination of Crazy Rich Asians and The Hangover.

Insidious: The Red Door
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Insidious: The Red Door  (2023)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, July 7, 2023.

Summary: In Insidious: The Red Door, the Daltons have fought evil for years. Now to put their demons to rest for once and all, Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Dalton, his college-age son (Ty Simpkins), must go back into The Further, deeper than ever before. And they must face their family’s secrets and all the evil that those secrets hold lurking behind the red door.

What to Watch For: The rumor is that this will be the last of the Insidious film series. This is the series’ first film not to be written by creator Leigh Whannell.

Word on the Street: Patrick Wilson makes his directorial debut.

My Take: I loved the first film of the series, Insidious. I thought it was one of the best horror films of 2010.

Revoir Paris
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Revoir Paris  (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, July 7, 2023.

Summary: Revoir Paris takes place several months after surviving a terrorist attack in a Paris bistro, Mia (Virginie Efira) still hasn’t gotten over the experience. In fact, Mia was so traumatized by the event she was unable to recall the events of that night. To get some peace and some answers, Mia starts a journey to bring up those memories by retracing her steps that fateful night.

What to Watch For: Virginie Efira won the Best Actress Award at the 2023 Cesar Awards, France’s Academy Awards.

Word on the Street: The film is from award-winning filmmaker Alice Winocour (Mustang (2016), Proxima (2020)).

My Take: I am a big fan of Winocour’s Oscar-nominated 2015 film Mustang.

The Out Laws
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The Out-Laws  (2023)

Rating: R

Release Date: Premieres on Netflix on Friday, July 7, 2023.

Summary: The Out-Laws is about straight-laced bank manager Owen (Adam Devine), who is about to marry the woman of his dreams in Parker (Nina Dobrev). When the infamous Ghost Bandits gang holds up his bank during his wedding week, Owen has a sneaking suspicion that his future in-laws (Ellen Barkin, Pierce Brosnan) could be the gang. Instead of in-laws, they could be The Out-Laws.

What to Watch For: The very funny supporting cast includes Michael Rooker, Lauren Lapkus, Julie Hagerty, Richard Kind, Lil Rel Howery, and Mo Gallini.

Word on the Street: Director of the film, Tyler Spindel, is known for his films The Wrong Missy (2020), Deported (2020), and Father of the Year (2018).

My Take: I became of fan of Nina Dobrev when she played Mia Jones on the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. However, Dobrev is best known for her role as Elena Gilbert on the CW TV series The Vampire Diaries.

Photo courtesy of IFC Films

Biosphere  (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In theatres on Friday, July 7, 2023.

Summary: Biosphere is about Billy (Mark Duplass), who used to be the President of the United States, and Ray (Sterling K. Brown), Billy’s political advisor and his best friend since childhood. They are stuck in a Biosphere together. And by the way, they may be the last two people alive on Earth. What could go wrong?

What to Watch For: Mark Duplass co-wrote the film with director Mel Eslyn.

Word on the Street: The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

My Take: Mark Duplass starred with Aubrey Plaza and Jake Johnson in a favorite film of mine, the 2012 film Safety Not Guaranteed.

The YouTube Effect
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The YouTube Effect  (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, July 7, 2023.

Summary: The YouTube Effect  is a documentary that looks at how YouTube, a site that had humble origins became a way to experience the world; for better or worse.

What to Watch For: The film is from Alex Winter, who has directed the documentaries Deep Web (2015), Showbiz Kids (2020), and Zappa (2020).

Word on the Street: The film was nominated for an award at the 2022 Montclair Film Festival.

My Take: I hope people get to know Alex Winter as a filmmaker who has done some outstanding work and not just as Bill from the Bill & Ted film series.

Earth Mama
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Earth Mama  (2023)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres on Friday, July 7, 2023.

Summary: In Earth Mama, Gia (Tia Nomore) is a single mom with another baby on the way, trying to make ends meet while working at a photo studio. The state has taken away Gia’s two children as she struggles to meet the requirements to get them back. Meanwhile, Gia is being pushed by her caseworker to give up her unborn child for adoption. Gia must decide whether she will give up or fight for her children.

What to Watch For: The film has been a hit on the film festival circuit, winning the Audience Award as the Best Narrative Feature at the 2023 San Francisco International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Savanah Leaf co-directed the award-winning documentary short The Heart Still Hums, which inspired the film. The Heart Still Hums is about five women struggling with the system to keep their children from being taken from them by the state.

My Take: I love that Harry Chen, who plays a photographer in the film, was discovered by the director while shooting street photography in Oakland, CA.

Call Her King
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Call Her King  (2023)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Premiering on BET+ on Thursday, July 6, 2023

Summary: Call Her King occurs after a man named Sean Samuels (Jason Mitchell) is sentenced. The courthouse he is in is hijacked by a gang led by Sean’s brother, a man nicknamed Black Caesar (Lance Gross). The Judge who sentenced Sean to die, Judge Jaeda King (Naturi Naughton), must rely on her strength and skills to save the hostages and make her escape. Black Caesar has no idea who he is messing with.

What to Watch For: Wes Miller, known for his films A Day to Die (2022), River Runs Red (2018), and Prayer Never Fails (2016), directs the film.

Word on the Street: Naturi Naughton is best known for her role as Tasha St. Patrick on the TV series Power.

My Take: I loved Jason Mitchell’s performance of Eazy-E in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton.

Photo courtesy of Netflix


Wham!  (2023)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Premiering on Netflix on Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Summary: Wham! is a documentary about two best friends who formed a band and conquer the world. In four years, George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley took Wham! farther than their wildest dreams, dominating the pop scene for four years.

What to Watch For: Through archival interviews and footage, the film lets Michael and Ridgeley tell their story in their own words.

Word on the Street: The film is directed by five-time Emmy-nominated Chris Smith, whose work includes Tiger King (2020), Fyre (2019), and Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond (2017).

My Take: Chris Smith directed one of the all-time great documentaries, American Movie (1999), about an ordinary guy who tries to complete his low-budget horror film.

The Lesson
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The Lesson  (2023)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres on Friday, July 7, 2023.

Summary: The Lesson takes place when the young aspiring author, Liam (Daryl McCormack), takes a job tutoring the son of a world-famous author J. M. Sinclair (Richard E. Grant). The job becomes complicated when Liam is asked to help with J. M.’s latest book. The Sinclair house holds many secrets, and some are about to emerge.

What to Watch For: The film is directed by Alice Troughton. She’s known for her work on TV series such as The Living and the Dead, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and A Discovery of Witches.

Word on the Street: Daryl McCormack is coming off a couple of BAFTA awards for his starring role in the Emma Thompson film Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (2022).

My Take: One of my favorite actors, Julie Delpy plays J.M.’s wife in the film. Movie fans will know her from Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2005), and Before Midnight (2014).

Which New Movies Coming Out This Week Are You Excited To Watch?

Get your popcorn ready and mark your calendars because this week’s lineup of new movies is not to be missed! Whether you’re in the mood for laughter, suspense, drama, or intriguing documentaries, there’s something for everyone.

So, gather your friends, family, or go solo and immerse yourself in the magic of cinema. And don’t forget to check out our comprehensive breakdown of all the new movies coming out every week, available for streaming and in theaters. 

Let us know below what new movies you plan to see this week!


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