The 2021 summer movie season is off to a great start, with a lot of thrills being kept on the big screen, as well as on the small screen with some shows and movies in real time. Either with the return of Marvel Cinematic Universe, a new twist on M. Night Shyamalan or a revenge mystery, here are the thrillers that will hit theaters and homes this July.

Let us in

Focusing on a cast younger than the other thrillers on this list, Let us in it also has a sci-fi touch. Feeling like a throwback to the 80’s and 90’s Let us in features a girl and her little brother trying to make contact with aliens; However, they discover something disturbing, and as the teens begin to disappear, our protagonist begins to realize that she may be way overhead.

Let Us In, co-written by Craig Moss and Joe Callero and directed by Moss, stars Makenzie Moss, Sadie Stanley, Mackenzie Ziegler, Siena Agudong, O’Neill Monahan and Tobin Bell. The film opens digitally and on VOD on July 2.

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The beast must die


Along with the number of adrenaline-fueled movies hitting homes and cinemas, The beast must die is giving murder mystery fans another show to enjoy this summer. This is not the usual police procedure; Instead, a mother goes after the person who killed her son in a hit-and-run incident, pushing her to the limit as she is willing to become a murderer to avenge her son.

The Beast Must Die stars Jared Harris and Cush Jumbo OBE and premieres July 5, 2021 on AMC +.

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Black widow

Black Widow Marvel Studios poster

After his date was pushed back several times, the MCU is back in theaters with Black widow Featured in 2010, Natasha Romanoff finally gets her own solo movie, and it’s about time. Taking place before Avengers: infinity war, Black Widow, along with Yelena Belova, Alexei Shostakov and Melina Vostokoff, must combat their past and the threat of Taskmaster. From the trailers, the new MCU movie feels tonally similar to another Marvel spy thriller, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and if the first few reviews are any indication, this could be another success for the study.

Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, David Harbor as Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian, OT Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff. The film hits theaters and at Disney + Premier Access on July 9.

Gunpowder shake

Gunpowder Shake Karen Gillan Chloe Coleman

Another MCU actor, Karen Gillan, is delving into the suspense genre this month with Netflix. Gunpowder shake. In charge of protecting an eight-year-old boy, a murderer (Gillan), his mother and company. They must face a criminal syndicate to ensure their safety. So far, it’s coming out a bit like John wick and a bit like Kill bill, and if it lives up to these standards, it will be a very exciting ride.

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Directed and co-written by Navot Papushado, Gunpowder Milkshake stars Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Chloe Coleman, Ralph Ineson, Adam Nagaitis, Michael Smiley, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, and Paul Giamatti. It will begin streaming on Netflix on July 14 and will be shown in theaters internationally this summer.


Nicolas Cage Pig

For a less conventional thriller, Pig it may be the perfect fit. Nicolas Cage has been making his fair share of independent films in recent years, such as with Mandy and the next The unbearable weight of massive talent. Pig joins Cage’s rich lineup of movies, with his character, a truffle picker, returning to Portland, Oregon in search of his kidnapped pig. While a story about a truffle pig may not seem like a thrilling thriller, the trailer alone has enough mystery, anguish, and tension to pique audiences’ curiosity.

Written and directed by Michael Sarnoski, Pig stars Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff and Adam Arkin and opens in theaters on July 16.

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Great white

Great white

It wouldn’t be summer if there wasn’t a thriller involving some ocean misadventure, and Great white joins the growing catalog of feature films about sharks. Here, a tourist trip is interrupted when five vacationers are stranded far from shore, but must try to reach land despite the distance. However, there are many threats to face, including dwindling supplies and some deadly sea creatures.

Directed by Martin Wilson, Great White stars Katrina Bowden, Aaron Jakubenko, Kimie Tsukakoshi, Tim Kano and Te Kohe Tuhaka and opens in theaters, digitally and on demand on July 16.

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

Escape Room 2 Metro

Two years later Escape Bedrooms premiere, a sequel to the horror thriller will hit theaters in July. The survivor from the last film returns, along with several others who have made it out alive during their separate encounters with the deadly game. Now, they must go through that one more time in Escape Room: Tournament of Champions. Similar to Burning fire, this entry in the franchise has brought together the best of the best to see who the ultimate survivor is.

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Directed by Adam Robitel, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions stars Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Indya Moore, Isabelle Fuhrman, Thomas Cocquerel, Holland Roden, and Carlito Olivero. It opens in theaters on July 16.


For thriller fans with a twist, Shyamalan is usually a great director to turn to. Returning to feature films after directing on Apple TV + Server, Shyamalan’s new movie, Old, watch a family’s tropical vacation go south. On a mysterious beach, tourists are aging rapidly, losing years of their lives in the span of a single day. While the main conflict, the rapid aging, is revealed in the trailer, the reason for this remains a mystery.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Old stars Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abbey Lee, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Embeth Davidtz, Eliza Scanlen, Emun Elliott, Kathleen Chalfant and Thomasin McKenzie . The film hits theaters on July 23.

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