What to Stream July 2020 for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fans on Netflix, Hulu, & Amazon

Escape to fantastical worlds and far-off galaxies.

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Being stuck inside this summer is not ideal. Thankfully, there's a wealth of new science fiction and fantasy content coming to streaming services this July to keep you distracted during quarantine. 

From superhero adventures to alternate realities, the faerie realm to the future, here's what to stream July 2020 for sci-fi and fantasy fans on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. 

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The Umbrella Academy Season 2

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The second season of Netflix’s hit superhero series The Umbrella Academy hits the streaming service on July 31, 2020. 

Based on the comic book series of the same name written by My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way, the second season picks up where season one left off. 

The siblings are separated in 1960s Dallas, and must now find a way to reunite and save the world as they know it.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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If you need more Buffy content in your life, Hulu has you covered. The 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer is coming to Hulu on July 1. 

While you can also stream the entire beloved Joss Whedon television series now on Hulu, the original Buffy is not to be missed.

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek: Insurrection, and More Star Trek Movies

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You heard it here first: nine Star Trek films are coming to Amazon Prime this July. 

The films, including Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek: Insurrection, will finally join their TV counterparts on the streaming service. 

The first six films feature the cast of the original series, while the latter three feature The Next Generation.

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Sucker Punch

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If you’re looking for fun, look no further than twisted fantasy film Sucker Punch, coming to Netflix on July 1. 

After being committed to a mental institution, Babydoll (Emily Browning) escapes into an alternate reality of her own making where she images herself and her fellow prisoners as warriors. 

With layers upon layers of fantasy to escape into, this movie will leave your head spinning—and in the best way possible.

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The Matrix sequels

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The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions are coming to Amazon Prime. 

The stellar follow-ups to the groundbreaking science fiction film The Matrix were shot simultaneously following The Matrix, and released shortly after. 

The films follow the continued fight for freedom against the encroaching machine revolution.

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Spider-Man 3

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Your spidey senses are tingling, and for good reason: Spider-Man 3 starring Tobey Maguire is coming to Hulu on July 1. 

No matter who your favorite Spider-Man is, this movie is guaranteed fun for the whole family this summer.

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The latest in a string of Netflix Originals to hit laptop screens this summer, Cursed finds Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) as an Arthurian hero in a magical, fantastical world of adventure and intrigue. 

When rebel Nimue joins forces with Arthur, she must wield her newfound powers and her legendary sword to help save her people.

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Coming to Netflix on July 5th, this 2019 film follows the release of a deadly, mysterious virus that only decimates the female population. Perfect for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale or anyone looking for a fitting and timely flick, you won’t want to miss this sci-fi adventure.

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Hanna Season 2

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Netflix’s reboot of Hanna, the 2011 action film starring Saoirse Ronan, was a rousing success. Now, Amazon is releasing the second season of the television series. 

The show follows the titular teenage girl as she strives to discover the truth behind her origins. 

Raised in isolation and followed relentlessly by a CIA agent determined to turn her into a super-soldier, Hanna will have to use her wits, and her skills, to survive this world.


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If you’re looking for a side of romance with your fantasy, the Stardust movie is heading your way on Netflix this July 1st. Starring Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, and Sienna Miller, the film follows a young man who journeys into the world of faerie to retrieve a fallen star. 

Determined to win the heart of the woman he loves, he finds not the hunk of rock he expected, but rather, a powerful and hunted woman…

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Total Recall

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This iconic sci-fi film hits Netflix on July 1st. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a bored construction worker in the near-distant future who dreams of visiting Mars, the film follows his use of false memory system “Rekall.” 

When the procedure goes wrong, he discovers everything he knows is a lie—and the people who implanted his memories are out to make sure he forgets everything he learned.

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Warrior Nun

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This new Netflix fantasy series hits streaming July 2. 

Based on the comic book character Warrior Nun Areala, the show revolves around 19-year-old Ava who wakes up in an orphanage and discovers she’s armed with superpowers and about to join a secret society of demon-killing nuns.

Featured still from "The Umbrella Academy" via Netflix.