25 best new Netflix movies coming in July 2019

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 17:Actress Emily Blunt attends the "Mary Poppins Returns" hosted by The Cinema Society at SVA Theater on December 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 17:Actress Emily Blunt attends the "Mary Poppins Returns" hosted by The Cinema Society at SVA Theater on December 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) /
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MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 02: Actor Dwayne Johnson and actress Carla Gugino attend the “Race to Witch Mountain” photocall at the Villa Magna Hotel on April 02, 2009 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 02: Actor Dwayne Johnson and actress Carla Gugino attend the “Race to Witch Mountain” photocall at the Villa Magna Hotel on April 02, 2009 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) /

10. Disney’s Race to Witch Mountain

Release Year: 2009

Directed By: Andy Fickman

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Carla Gugino, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Woodruff Jr., Garry Marshall, Cheech Marin, Chris Marquette, Eva Huang

Release Date: Monday, July 1

Ahead of the upcoming launch of Disney’s debut streaming service, Disney+, later this year, it’s an abnormally big month for new release Disney movies on Netflix. Race to Witch Mountain, the remake of the 1975 film Escape to Witch Mountain, kicks off a small handful of huge titles from the House of Mouse vault. It’s also yet another new release movie arriving in July that’s kid-friendly and fun for the whole family for a summer movie night.

Based on Alexander Key’s 1968 novel Escape to Witch Mountain, the 2009 update centers on Jack Bruno (Dwayne Johnson), who is a Las Vegas taxi driver not anticipating to become involved in a wild adventure with two extraterrestrial tweens. Sara (AnnaSophia Robb) and Seth (Alexander Ludwig) have paranormal powers and call on Jack’s help to prevent Earth’s invasion, but they must return to their spaceship. Unfortunately, it’s buried in Witch Mountain and the government and an alien bounty hunter are tracing their every move.

Race to Witch Mountain comes from director Andy Fickman, who also helmed such hit movies as She’s the Man, The Game Plan, and You Again. Upon release, the film garnered mixed reception from critics, amounting to a 42% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Still, the filmed opened at No. 1 at the box office and brought in a worldwide gross of over $106 million against a $50  million budget. Since Race to Witch Mountain celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year, there’s no better time to give it a watch on Netflix than when it begins streaming this July.