What’s coming to Crave in July 2021

Including the Gossip Girl revival, Steven Soderbergh's No Sudden Move and Judas And The Black Messiah


NOW critics pick the best titles coming to Canadian streaming platform Crave in July 2021, including a new Steven Soderbergh movie, a recent Oscar winner and a Broken Social Scene movie.

What we can’t wait to watch

Gossip Girl

The teen soap from the mid-aughts gets a 2021 revival, meaning this cast is more diverse and the mega-rich characters will be checking their own privilege a lot more than Blake Lively and Leighton Meester’s Upper East Side prep school kids ever did. In this sequel series, Kristen Bell returns as the omnipotent “Gossip Girl” narrator and the storylines promise to be edgier since the show has migrated from HBO to the CW. July 8

No Sudden Move

Seven months after dropping the Meryl Streep transatlantic dramedy Let Them All Talk onto HBO Max, Steven Soderbergh switches gears for this 50s heist movie, which reunites him with his Mosaic screenwriter Ed Solomon, and frequent collaborators (and Traffic co-stars) Don Cheadle and Benicio Del Toro. Amy Seimetz, Brendan Fraser, David Harbour, Jon Hamm, Julia Fox, Bill Duke and the late Craig muMs Grant are also along for the ride. As are we. July 1

A still from White Lotus
Courtesy of Bell Media

White Lotus

Enlightened creator Mike White returns to HBO with a unique and scathing outlook on privileged white people with emotional baggage. And in The White Lotus, they’re taking that baggage to Hawaii. White’s latest bitter comedy stars Connie Britton, Steve Zahn and Jennifer Coolidge as the guests who demand comfort(ing) at a resort for the rich. July 11

The End

This Australian dramedy stars Frances O’Connor (Mansfield Park, Mr Selfridge) as a palliative-care doctor on the Gold Coast whose comfortable routine is up-ended by the arrival of her suicidal English mother (Killing Eve’s Harriet Walter). Creator Samantha Strauss co-wrote last year’s Naomi Watts drama Penguin Bloom and is a producer on the upcoming Nine Perfect Strangers, so there’s the potential for this to be redemptive, twisty or both. We really have no idea. July 18

Solid bets

A still from the film Judas And The Black Messiah
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Judas And The Black Messiah

Shaka King’s powerhouse drama about the complicity of FBI informant William O’Neal (Oscar nominee LaKeith Stanfield) in the 1969 murder of Chicago community organizer Fred Hampton (Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya) is one of the year’s best movies, collapsing America’s past and present into one awful continuous moment. It understands how power structures work to maintain themselves, while somehow not fully snuffing out Hampton’s hope that dismantling those structures is the way to a better future. And it’s driven by two fully inhabited performances, with Stanfield’s hollowed-out O’Neal reflecting Kaluuya’s radiant charisma and intelligence as Hampton. Dominque Fishback’s pretty great as Hampton’s partner Deborah Johnson, too. July 2, with HBO

This Movie Is Broken

In the summer of 2009, Broken Social Scene put on a free show at Harbourfront; Don McKellar and Bruce McDonald made a movie around it, shooting the concert and adding a fictional story about two old friends (Georgina Reilly, Greg Calderone) wandering down to see it. The result is a loose, rambling and awfully endearing movie that captures Toronto life at its shaggiest – and which now serves as a melancholy last gasp of the city we used to be, before Rob Ford rode the garbage strike into the mayor’s office and set Toronto The Good on the path to the colder, angrier place it is today. But the movie’s sweetness, combined with the band’s obvious joy at being together onstage, can still carry you away. July 7, with Starz

A still from the movie Sea Fever
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Sea Fever

Launched at TIFF 2019 only to have its theatrical run derailed by the pandemic, Irish filmmaker Neasa Hardiman’s waterborne riff on Alien and The Thing feels awfully prescient now, being the story of a group of sailors – among them We Hunt Together’s Hermione Corfield, Nobody’s Connie Nielsen and Batwoman’s Dougray Scott – who encounter a parasitic infestation on a research run, and must decide whether to quarantine themselves to keep it from contaminating the rest of the world. Total fantasy, right? July 14, with HBO

The full list of new titles available on Crave in July 2021 by date is below. The + symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available on Crave+ . The * symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available with the Starz add-on.

TV shows

July 1

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 29)

Genera+Ion (season 1, episode 14-15)+

Intergalactic (season 1)+

Revolution Of The Daleks (Doctor Who Season 12 Special)

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars (season 6, episode 3)

July 2

Betty (season 2, episode 4)+

MTV Series Run’s House (season 1-6)

MTV Series True Life Crime UK (season 1)

Step Up: High Water (season 2, episode 8)*

July 4

Blindspotting (season 1, episode 4)*

Run The World (season 1, episode 7)*

July 6

Pillars Of The Earth (season 1)*

July 8

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 30)

Genera+Ion (season 1, episode 16)+

Gossip Girl (season 1, episode 1)+

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars (season 6, episode 4)

July 9

Betty (season 2, episode 5)+

The Good Doctor (season 4)

MTV Series Catfish (season 8D)

Pete Lee: Tall, Dark, And Pleasant

Step Up: High Water (season 2, episode 9)*

July 10

Love Island (season 3, episodes 1-3)

July 11

Black Monday (season 3, episode 7)

The Chi (season 4, episode 7)

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 31)

Flatbush Misdemeanors (season 1, episode 7)

Run The World (season 1, episode)*

The White Lotus (season 1, episode 1)+

July 12

Catch And Kill (season 1, episode 1-2)+

Love Island (season 3, episode 4)

July 15

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 32)

Gossip Girl (season 1, episode 2)+

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars (season 6, episode 5)

July 16

Alternatino With Arturo Castro (season 1)

Betty (season 2, episode 6)+

Crank Yankers (season 6A)

Step Up: High Water (season 2, episode 10)*

July 17

Love Island (season 3, episodes 5-8)

July 18

The 100-Foot Wave (season 1, episode 1)+

Black Monday (season 3, episode 8)

Blindspotting (season 1, episode 5)*

The Chi (season 4, episode 8)

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 33)

The End (season 1, episodes 1-2)

Flatbush Misdemeanors (season 1, episode 8)

Power Book III: Raising Kanan (season 1, episode 1)*

The White Lotus (season 1, episode 2)+

July 19

Catch And Kill (season 1, episode 3-4)+

Love Island (season 3, episodes 9)

July 22

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 34)

Gossip Girl (season 1, episode 3)+

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars (season 6, episode 6)

July 23

MTV Series Deliciousness (season 2C)

MtV Series Teen Mom 2 (season 10B)

One Big Recipe (season 1)

July 24

Love Island (season 3, episodes 10-13)

Tig Notaro: Drawn Comedy Special

July 25

The 100-Foot Wave (season 1, episode 2)+

Black Monday (season 3, episode 9)

Blindspotting (season 1, episode 6)*

The Chi (season 4, episode 9)

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 35)

The End (season 1, episodes 3-4)

Flatbush Misdemeanors (season 1, episode 9)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 8, episode 18)+

Power Book III: Raising Kanan (season 1, episode 2)*

The White Lotus (season 1, episode 3)+

July 26

Catch And Kill (season 1, episode 5-6)+

Love Island (season 3, episode 14)

July 29

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 36)

Gossip Girl (season 1, episode 4)+

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars (season 6, episode 7)

July 30

Kevin Garnett: Anything Is Possible

Heavy Rescue: 401 (seasons 4-5)

MTV Series Friendzone (seasons 1-5)

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 21)+

July 31

Love Island (season 3, episodes 15-18)

Movies

July 1

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey+

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug+

No Sudden Move+

H.Appiness+

King Kong*

The Shawshank Redemption*

Top Gun*

July 2

Curious George: Go West, Go Wild+

Fear Of Rain*

Girl With A Pearl Earring*

Judas & The Black Messiah+

Me And Earl and The Dying Girl*

The Shack*

July 4

The One And Only Dick Gregory

July 5

Fresh Water

July 7

Shiva Baby+

This Movie Is Broken*

Trigger*

July 9

Argo*

At Eternity’s Gate+

The Blues Brothers*

Death Becomes Her*

Due Date*

The Empty Man+

Kung Fu Panda+

Kung Fu Panda 2+

Tremors*

The Trip*

July 14

40 Year-Old Virgin*

Bonnie And Clyde*

Casablanca*

Enough Said*

The Red Violin*

Sea Fever+

July 16

Bobbleheads: The Movie+

Dear White People*

The Death Of Stalin+

Eraser*

Falling+

Magic Mike*

Munich*

Romancing The Stone*

Step Up Revolution*

Total Recall*

July 21

The Tunnel+

July 23

Basic Instinct*

Child 44*

Conan The Barbarian*

Conan The Destroyer*

Freaky+

Grease*

Megamind+

Mulholland Drive*

My Salinger Year+

Sometimes The Good Kill*

Ted*

Toys Of Terror+

Undercover Blues*

July 28

2 Hearts+

July 30

300*

The Doorman+

Hot Summer Nights+

The Incredible Hulk*

Love Actually*

Mommy*

Tom & Jerry+

Two By Two: Overboard+

The Bourne Identity+

The Bourne Supremacy+

The Bourne Ultimatum+

The Bourne Legacy+

Last call

The following titles are leaving Crave in July 2021.

July 5

Lavell Crawford: New Look, Same Funny

July 6

Bulletproof 2: Rematch

Mighty Ships (season 3)

July 8

General Magic

July 10

It: Chapter Two

July 11

Mighty Ships (season 2)

July 12

American Woman

July 15

Maiden

Spider-Man: Far From Home

July 19

The Art Of Self Defense

July 21

Mighty Ships, Season 1

The Tomorrow Man

July 23

How To Deal

July 24

There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane

July 25

The Goldfinch

July 26

The Angry Birds Movie 2

The Last Black Man In San Francisco

July 30

Casual (seasons 1-4)

July 31

Blast From The Past

Body Heat

The Bookshop

The Break-Up

Cowboys & Aliens

Deliver Us From Evil

Die Hard

Die Hard 2

Die Hard 4 (Live Free Or Die Hard)

Die Hard: With A Vengeance

A Good Day To Die Hard

Don’t Think Twice

Downton Abbey Movie

Endless Love (2014)

Foxcatcher

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967)

Hector And The Search For Happiness

The Kill Team

Life As We Know It (2010)

Little Women (season 1, episode 1-3)

My Girl

The Perfect Storm

Prime

Ready Or Not

Reality Bites

Rush

Sex Tape

Single White Female

Snatch

Sniper: Legacy

So I Married An Axe Murderer

The Sweet Hereafter

The Theory Of Everything

The Town

Unforgiven

The Wedding Planner

Western Stars

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