New on Amazon Prime Video: All the Movies and TV Coming in August

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New on Amazon Prime Video: All the Movies and TV Coming in August

Yup, it’s that time again. We’re here to round up the good, the bad and the ugly coming to Amazon Prime Video in August. Among the newcomers we’ve got some serious spy action, a kaiju blockbuster, a Hitchcock-esque throwback, and a neo-noir fantasy about immigration starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevigne—whew, what a descriptor. Let’s get started.

Tom Cruise returns for his sixth outing as Impossible Mission Force’s top agent, Ethan Hunt, in Mission: Impossible — Fallout (Aug. 23). The enduring film franchise is the gold standard when it comes to outrageous set pieces and stellar filmmaking, and this installment is no different. See Cruise run! See Cruise jump! See a 56-year-old man do his own insane stunts! There’s a reason we called Fallout one of the best films of last year. Switching gears a bit, you can bet the star of another decades-long film series doesn’t need a body double, either. 2014’s Godzilla (Aug. 31) is the second attempt at Americanizing the radioactive behemoth, but you know, actually decent. Gareth Edwards’ reboot works best when the G-man’s onscreen (which is, frankly, not often enough), but it’s a solid effort overall and worthy of your time. A black comedy/thriller hybrid from the director of Bridesmaids, and starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively sounds like a bizarre mix, but A Simple Favor (Aug. 21) mostly pulls it off. If you’re looking for mysterious disappearances, plot twists Hitch himself might enjoy and Kendrick as a mommy vlogger, give it a shot. Other movie highlights include the excellent antihero fantasy Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Michael Cera at his most Michael Cera in Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist and the ’90s sci-fi hit The Fifth Element (all three available Aug. 31).

Amazon Prime Original Carnival Row (Aug. 30) intrigues from the get-go, bringing Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevigne together for a noir-style fantasy series with a Victorian Romeo and Juliet twist. Murders abound in a world where mythical creatures flee their war-torn homeland and humans just aren’t very nice. Perhaps we’ll get some social commentary smuggled in alongside fairies and a steampunk setting? Elsewhere on Amazon’s TV slate, we have a Jay-Z-executive-produced, five-part docuseries about fellow rapper Meek Mill’s incarceration in 2017. Free Meek (Aug. 9) focuses on the musician’s early release and his rise to prison reform activism in the months that followed. It’s gripping stuff. Later in the month, Amazon Prime’s first stand-up comedy special arrives with Jim Gaffigan’s Quality Time (Aug. 16). The “clean comedy” comic drops the shock value of others in the field, so this might be one for the whole family. Well, maybe just the funny relatives.

Peruse the full list of August releases below.

New in August – Available for Streaming on Prime Video


August 1
300 (2006)

August 7
All I See Is You (2016)

August 12
Andy Irons: Kissed by God (2018)

August 16
Photograph (2019) – Amazon Prime Original

August 21
A Simple Favor (2019)

August 23
Mission: Impossible — Fallout (2018)

August 26
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

August 31
A Cadaver Christmas (2011)
Boy (2010)
Computer Chess (2013)
Dast-neveshtehaa nemisoosand / Manuscripts Don’t Burn (2013)
Failure to Launch (2006)
Far from Home (2014)
Firstborn (1984)
Flashback (1990)
Glissements Progressifs du Plaisir / Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974)
Godzilla (2014)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
I, Frankenstein (2014)
Jack Frost (1998)
Kicking the Dog (2009)
Klip / Clip (2012)
Korkoro (2009)
La Maison de la radio (2013)
Looking Glass (2018)
Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter (2014)
Music from the Big House (2010)
Naples ’44 (2016)
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)
Parting Glances (1986)
Pirate Radio (2009)
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Sacred Ground (1983)
She Must Be Seeing Things (1987)
Sucker Punch (2011)
Surviving Progress (2011)
Ten Dead Men (2008)
The Bog Creatures (2003)
The Collectors (1999)
The Fifth Element (1997)
The Hills Have Eyes Part II (2006)
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)
The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat (2012)
The Penguin Counters (2017)
The Uninvited (2009)
This Ain’t No Mouse Music (2013)
Top of the Food Chain (1999)
Top Spin (2014)
Vito (2011)
Za Ji Wang Ming Dui (1979)


August 2
This Is Football S1 — Amazon Prime Original

August 9
Free Meek S1 – Amazon Prime Original
Pete the Cat S1 Part 2 – Amazon Prime Original

August 16
Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time S1 – Amazon Prime Original

August 23
#IMomSoHard Live S1 – Amazon Prime Original
Mike E. Winfield: StepMan S1 – Amazon Prime Original
Alice Wetterlund: My Mama is a Human and So Am I S1 – Amazon Prime Original
Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight S1 – Amazon Prime Original

August 30
Carnival Row S1 – Amazon Prime Original

New in August – Available for Rent or Purchase on Prime Video


August 6
The Souvenir (2019)

August 13
Avengers: Endgame (2019)

August 20
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Poms (2019)
Tolkien (2019)

August 27
A Dog’s Journey (2019)

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