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15 Great Things Coming to Amazon Prime Video in July

Two great Will Smith films lead the pack, plus a new crime series

Will Smith stars in Ali and Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart in Panic Room

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Will Smith in "Ali" and Kristen Stewart and Jodie Foster in "Panic Room."

En español | The new batch of movies and shows coming to Amazon Prime’s streaming platform this month is an all-star lineup featuring stars Will Smith, Jodie Foster, James Franco and even Ozzie and Harriet. Figure out what’s worth your time and when to watch with our critic’s guide.

Midnight in Paris (July 1)

Can’t visit Paris? Woody Allen’s greatest hit takes you to the City of Lights to meet Hemingway (Corey Stoll), Zelda Fitzgerald (Alison Pill) and Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates).

Hitch (July 1)

Professional “date doctor” Will Smith finds his advice doesn’t work as flawlessly in his own love life.

Anaconda (July 1)

A 40-foot animatronic Amazonian snake torments Jennifer Lopez, Jon Voight and Ice Cube in a movie that defines the concept “so bad it’s good.”

Cold War (July 1)

A passionate, dazzling movie about two lovers (based on director Pawel Pawlikowski’s parents) whose on-and-off affair is as tempestuous as the 1950s and 1960s in Europe.

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Season 1 (July 1)

Take a TV trip to a more innocent time in the debut of an iconic 1952 sitcom.

Ali (July 1)

Will Smith won acting cred as Muhammad Ali, the great boxer transformed by the 1960s and Malcolm X.

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Big Fish (July 1)

In Tim Burton’s charming fantasy, a reporter (Billy Crudup) bonds with his dying father (Albert Finney, plus Ewan McGregor as the dad in youth). His mom is played by Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter and Alison Lohman.

Panic Room (July 1)

Art-film director David Fincher goes mass-market in this thriller about Jodie Foster trapped in her home’s panic room as scary burglars Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto and Dwight Yoakam invade the place.


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Pineapple Express (July 1)

Art-film director David Gordon Green makes a crowd-pleaser, a violent comedy about amiable stoners Seth Rogen and James Franco getting mixed up with a drug-dealer gang.

Suits: Season 9 (July 1)

The satisfying finale of one of TV’s best legal dramas.

Hidden, Season 1 (July 1)

This crime show from Wales has plenty of suspense as well as eye-poppingly gorgeous locations that will make you want to drop everything and take a Welsh vacation.

Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love (July 19)

This brilliant documentary about Leonard Cohen and his muse Marianne Ihlen (by Nick Broomfield, who bedded her while Cohen bedded others) will make you wish you were 20 on a Greek beach in 1968, living on $83 a month, reading by moonlight, devoting sunny days to swimming, lovemaking and art that knew no limits — not yet.

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Jim Gaffigan: Pale Tourist (July 24)

The “King of Clean Comedy” does his second Amazon special, riffing on his world travels slightly in the manner of Anthony Bourdain.

Radioactive (July 24)

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) plays the first woman to win the Nobel Prize —  the radiantly talented, doomed Marie Curie — in an Amazon Original film.

Animal Kingdom: Season 4 (July 29)

Things really get terminally scary for Smurf Cody (Ellen Barkin), the control-freak gangster mama who turned her own family into a crime wave.

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