HBO Now July Highlights (Including ‘Game Of Thrones,’ ‘Insecure,’ and ‘Ballers’ Premieres)

We may be melting this summer, but winter is finally here. There is a ton of new streaming content headed to HBO Now this July, chief among them the season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones. If comedy is more your style, HBO Now has you covered there too, with the latest special comedy event starring Andy Samberg, Tour De Pharmacy, parodying the world of competitive cycling. Also, HBO Originals Insecure and Ballers are back for new seasons to the delight of fans everywhere. Fans of documentaries and classic hip hop must watch The Defiant Ones, about the partnership of Dr. Dre and Jeremy Iovine.

HBO Now is also getting some new theatrical releases for your next lazy Sunday on the couch. If you missed Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping while it was in theaters last year, make sure to catch it this time around. Additionally, Oscar nominees Loving and Hacksaw Ridge will also be added for your perusal.

Game Of Thrones

It’s been a long wait between seasons, but the battles in Westeros are nearly here. As the battle between the Lannisters, Starks, and Targaryens reaches its fever pitch, the looming threat beyond the Wall grows even more dangerous. With only two seasons left, it’s safe to say that the last stretch will be a sprint. Who will end up on the Iron Throne? Who knows, but it will certainly be a bloody fight to get there.


Issa Rae has created a wholly unique and wonderful show with Insecure, focusing on fictional Issa’s life in LA, balancing her relationships, her career, and her identity in a less than successful way. With her fresh perspective and unfiltered humor, Rae is one to watch in the coming years. If you haven’t caught up on Insecure yet, it should be your next weekend binge.


As Hollywood films get bigger and bigger, sometimes you need a small, intimately told story in between. Anchored by stunning performances from stars Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton, Loving is a testament to love and the struggles that many have had to overcome. Mildred and Richard Loving fought for their right to be married for years, and their story is worth a watch. Just remember to bring the tissues.

Here are all the titles coming and going on HBO NOW in July:

Original Programming:
HBO First Look: War for The Planet of the Apes (7/3)
Words That Built America (7/4)
Tour De Pharmacy (7/8)
The Defiant Ones, Documentary Event Premiere (7/9)

Season Premieres:
Game of Thrones, Season 7 Premiere (7/16)
Ballers, Season 3 Premiere (7/23)
Insecure, Season 2 Premiere (7/23)
Room 104, Series Premiere (7/28)

Theatrical Premieres:
The Other Side of the Door, 2016 (7/1)
Loving, 2016 (7/1)
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, 2016 (7/8)
Keeping Up With the Joneses, 2016 (7/15)
Hacksaw Ridge, 2016 (7/22)
Almost Christmas, 2016 (7/29)

El Cerdo (AKA The Pig), 2015 (7/1)
La Invitación (AKA Sleepover), 2016 (7/1)
Esteban, 1973 (7/7)
Rara, 2016 (7/14)
Truman, 2015 (7/21)
Las Horas Contadas, 2016 (7/28)

Starting July 1:
About a Boy, 2002
American Gigolo, 1980
Bean, 1997
The Blair Witch Project, 1999
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, 2000
Born on the Fourth of July, 1989
Cobra, 1986
The Dark Knight, 2008
Erin Brockovich, 2000
Heartburn, 1986
Johnny Handsome, 1989
K-Pax, 2001
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 2001
Le Divorce, 2003
Leatherheads, 2008
The Man Without a Face, 1993
Mimic (Extended Version), 1997
Minority Report, 2002
Mission: Impossible II, 2000
Mr. Deeds, 2002
Necessary Roughness, 1991
Next Day Air, 2009
Over Her Dead Body, 2008
Panic Room, 2002
Pearl Harbor (Extended Version), 2001
Platoon, 1986
Richie Rich, 1994
Robin Hood: Men in Tights, 1993
The Rose, 1979
Selena, 1997
Solaris, 2002
Soul Food, 1997
Thirteen, 2003
Watchmen (Extended Version), 2009
The Women, 2008
The X-Files: I Want to Believe (Extended Version), 2008

Ending July 19:
Beautiful Creatures, 2013

Ending July 24:
Unfaithful, 2002

Ending July 31:
Batman Returns, 1992
Catch Me If You Can, 2002
The Color of Money, 1986
Criminal, 2016
Crossroads, 2002
El Cantante, 2007
Evil Dead 2, 1987
Fracture, 2007
Hail, Caesar!, 2016
Hard to Kill, 1990
Hotel for Dogs, 2009
Innerspace, 1987
Keanu, 2016
The Main Event, 1979
Men in Black II, 2002
Midnight Special, 2016
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, 2016
My Cousin Vinny, 1992
Rendition, 2007
Risky Business, 1983
Road to Perdition, 2002
Rooster Cogburn, 1975
Simon Birch, 1998
This Boy’s Life, 1993
Wildcats, 1986