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What to Watch In August On Movie Streaming Platforms


Month-over-month movie streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney +, HBO Max, Hulu, Apple TV and Prime Video bring numerous titles available to stream for US subscribers.

Whether you are into true crime series, comedies, or blockbusters, with so many streaming services available, it can be hard to decide what to watch next and what not to miss. 

Sure, it can also be hard to keep track of them all, so the list we’ve put together for you is meant to help you keep an eye on what to watch in August on your movie streaming platform of choice.

So let’s get into our streaming guide for August and nominate the best new titles and what to watch in August 2022.

Prey (Hulu, August 5)

Are you ready for the latest film in the Predator series?

The American science fiction horror action film is based on the Predator franchise and is directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Patrick Aison. 

The narrative circles around Naru, a trained Comanche warrior, guarding her tribe from a humanoid alien that hunts humans.

It stars Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Michelle Thrush, Stormee Kipp, Julian Black Antelope, Bennett Taylor, and Dane DiLiegro. The film debuts on Hulu on August 5. 

Bullet Train (Theaters, August 5)

Nothing beats a new action-packed thriller Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock, isn’t it? Especially since Bullet Train is directed by David Leitch, best-known for Deadpool 2.

Based on a popular Japanese novel by Kotaro Isaka, the movie revolves around five assassins boarding the same titular bullet train in Japan, whose missions are interlinked.

House of the Dragon (HBO, August 21)

So far, this August looks like the month for comebacks, bringing new seasons of favorites, and a significant return – Game of Thrones’s House of the Dragon. After three years since Game of Thrones came to an end, the new series arrives this month, as a breath of fresh air for GOT fans worldwide.

House of the Dragon premieres on August 21 on HBO Max and is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. Based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ the series reveals the story of House Targaryen 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones when the Iron Throne was occupied by King Viserys I.

Mike (Hulu, August 25)

Are you a Mike Tyson fan or just curious about his career as a professional boxer? Starting August 25, you get to step into the ring with Mike Tyson, through Hulu’s eight-part limited series focused on the legendary and controversial boxer.

“Focusing the lens on Mike Tyson, the series examines class in America, race in America, fame and the power of media, misogyny, the wealth divide, the promise of the American Dream, and ultimately our own role in shaping Mike’s story. Mike is an unauthorized and no-holds-barred look at the life of Mike Tyson – and it is one wild ride.”

The Sandman (Netflix, August 5)

The Sandman is now a global phenomenon, that has critics raving. The American fantasy drama television series is based on the comic book of the same name written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics. The series tells the story of Morpheus, the titular Sandman.

The series stars Tom Sturridge as Morpheus, with Boyd Holbrook, Vivienne Acheampong, and Patton Oswalt in supporting roles. The Sandman premiered on August 5, 2022, on Netflix.

Thirteen Lives (Prime Video, August 5)

Directed by Ron Howard, Thirteen Lives is a movie based on the true story of the Tham Luang cave rescue. The action takes place in 2018 when a football team of players under the age of 18 and their coach ventured inside the Tham Luang cave when severe flooding traps everyone underground.

The American biographical survival is written by William Nicholson and stars Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton, and Tom Bateman. Thirteen Lives is streaming on Prime Video at no additional charge to Prime members.

The Patient (Hulu, August 30)

Therapist Alan Strauss played by Steve Carell is held prisoner by his patient, Sam Fortner, a serial killer. In order to survive, Alan has to explore Sam’s troubled mind to stop him from killing. Created by the makers of The Americans, the show might be the most anticipated series of August. The Patient premiers on Hulu, on August 30.

Andor (Disney+, August 31st)

The “tense nail-biting spy thriller” takes place five years before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and gravitates toward the unpleasant side of the Star Wars universe. 

Andor’s first season has 12 episodes, while the second season will start filming in November. The show arrives on August 31st with the first two episodes. 

Bad Sisters (Apple TV, August 19 )

Bad Sisters is “a delicious blend of dark comedy and thriller”, following the lives of the Garvey sisters who struggle with the premature death of their parents and make a commitment to always take care of one another.

Starring Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene and Eve Hewson, the drama series will arrive on the official Apple TV streaming website on August 19.

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