Buzz, Film, TV

Rakuten TV has your summer watch-list sorted this July for a fantastic cinematic experience at home with a selection of the very best new releases at the click of a button on your Smart TV. There is something for everyone, from comedy to romance, musicals to horror, so after a busy day in the sunshine, kick back and relax for the evening with these must-see movies.

Comedy fans are in for a treat this month with two brand-new comedy titles skipping cinemas and heading straight onto the platform; political satire Irresistible, written and directed by Jon Stewart, starring Steve Carrell and Rose Byrne, and Michael Covino’s jaw-dropping directional debut, The Climb, a boisterous and innovative buddy comedy.

Feel good movies come in the form of Valley Girl, a coming-of-age story with a musical-twist, and romantic drama The Photograph starring Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield, which weaves love stories together from the past and present. For the whole family, Trolls World Tour in 4K HDRwill sweep viewers up in the colourful, adventure-filled world of music and dance, while at the other end of the spectrum, the grown-ups will be left suitably spooked watching eerie supernatural thriller Disappearance At Clifton Hill.

Calling all Disney and Marvel fans! Rakuten TV’s summer sale is offering up to 70% off selected titles including Disney family favourites Frozen II, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Aladdin (2019), The Lion King (2019), Mary Poppins Returns, Mulan, Brave and Moana, and Marvel smash-hits Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Iron Man 3 and Black Panther. The Disney sale runs from 20th July – 2nd August and Marvel sale from 6th – 19th July.


With plenty of big names coming to the platform, watch these titles and more on Rakuten TV this July

6th July
The Photograph 

Starring: Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield, Chante Adams

A twist of fate brings an estranged daughter looking for answers to an unexpected romance with a budding journalist, in this sweet drama.

7th July
Valley Girl

Starring: Chloe Bennet, Logan Paul, Jessica Rothe

A valley girl and a punk rocker from the city defy their parents and friends to stay together.

13th July
The Climb 

Starring: Michael Angelo Covino, Gayle Rankin, Kyle Marvin
Kyle and Mike are best friends who share a close bond – until Mike sleeps with Kyle’s fiancée, in this boisterous and innovative comedy which explores an enduring relationship between two men across many years of laughter, heartbreak and rage. 

Trolls World Tour (4K HDR)

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom, James Corden

With the fate of the world at stake against Queen Barb, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends, set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.

20th July
Disappearance At Clifton Hill 

Starring: Tuppence Middleton, Hannah Gross, Eric Johnson

A troubled young woman returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls, where the memory of a long-ago kidnapping quickly ensnares her.

26th July

Starring: Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Topher Grace

A Democratic political consultant helps a retired Marine colonel run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town.

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