July may be a major month at the theater, but if you’re looking for an investment, there are plenty of great films hitting shelves next month that are well worth your time and dollars. Along with acclaimed indies like Clouds of Sils Maria and It Follows, July’s new releases also include this year’s best sci-fi film (so far), Ex Machina. Read on for our guide to the new DVD and Blu-ray releases arriving in July.

July 7

‘71: Starring Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid and Sean Harris. A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.

5 Flights Up: Starring Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman and Cynthia Nixon. A long-time married couple who’ve spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.

Absolution: Starring Steven Seagal, Vinnie Jones and Byron Mann. When a contract killer encounters a girl on the run from a mob boss with powerful political ties, he is torn between protecting the girl, and remaining loyal to the government agency that hired him for the mission.

Alex of Venice: Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Messina and Don Johnson. A workaholic attorney is forced to reinvent her life after her husband suddenly leaves.

House of Cards Season 3: Starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Michael Gill. A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Kill Me Three Times: Starring Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer and Alice Braga. Professional hit-man Charlie Wolfe finds himself in three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge after a botched contract assignment.

The Lovers: Starring Josh Hartnett, Tamsin Egerton and Alice Englert. An epic, sweeping and riveting tale of an impossible love set across two time periods and continents.

Maggie: Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson. A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.

The Road Within: Starring Zoe Kravitz, Robert Patrick and Dev Patel. A young man with Tourette’s Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother’s ashes.

Slow West: Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn. A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.

Woman in Gold: Starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Bruhl. Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

July 14

Clouds of Sils Maria: Starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.

Ex Machina: Starring Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander. A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

Goodbye to All That: Starring Paul Schneider, Melanie Lynskey and Anna Camp. When his wife unexpectedly informs him that she wants a divorce, well-meaning but oblivious husband Otto Wall finds himself thrust back into bachelorhood, where he searches for the real thing amidst a string of one night stands.

It Follows: Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist and Olivia Luccardi. A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after getting involved in a sexual encounter.

The Longest Ride: Starring Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson and Alan Alda. After an automobile crash, the lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2: Starring Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez and Daniella Alonso. After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy. As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy — posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals — Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

July 21

Kung Fu Killer: Starring Donnie Yen, Charlie Yeung and Baoqiang Wang. A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.

Wild Horses: Starring Robert Duvall, James Franco and Josh Hartnett. A detective opens up a 15-year-old missing persons case and begins to suspect that the boy it belongs to was murdered — and that a local rancher was involved.

July 28

Comet: Starring Justin Long, Emmy Rossum and Kayla Servi. Set in a parallel universe, Comet bounces back and forth over the course of an unlikely but perfectly paired couple’s six-year relationship.

Home: Starring Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve Martin. When Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own.

The Water Diviner: Starring Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko and Jai Courtney. An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

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