The best movies coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon, and Hulu in August.

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in August

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in August

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Aug. 1 2017 5:55 AM

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in August

Adaptation, Jackie Brown, High Noon, and Saving Private Ryan are just a few of the great movies coming to streaming in August.
Adaptation, Jackie Brown, High Noon, and Saving Private Ryan are just a few of the great movies coming to streaming in August.

Columbia Pictures, Miramax, Unviersal Pictures, and Amblin Entertainment

Every month, tons of new movies and TV shows become available to stream for free for subscribers to Netflix Instant, Hulu, HBO Now, and Amazon Prime. With so many different streaming services, it can be hard to keep track of them all—especially if you belong to more than one service. Below, we present to you the ultimate streaming guide. We’ll let you decide which service has the best new titles. (All titles arrive Aug. 1 unless otherwise specified.)

Netflix

Michael Keaton in The Founder.
Michael Keaton in The Founder.

The Weinstein Company

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Must Watch

Jackie Brown (1997)

Good Watch

Bad Santa (2003)
The Matrix (1999)
The Founder (2017) (Aug. 2)

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Family Watch

Holes (Aug. 5)
Sing
(2016) (Aug. 3)

Nostalgia Watch

The Addams Family (1991)
Innerspace (1987)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Practical Magic (1998)
Wild Wild West (1999)

True True Watch

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Binge Watch

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The Good Place (Season 1) (Aug. 29)

Spooky Watch

The Number 23 (2007)
Hide and Seek
(2005) (Aug. 19)

If You’re Bored

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A Cinderella Story (2004)
Crematorium
(Season 1)
Everyone’s Hero
(2006)
Funny Games
(2008)
Lord of War
(2005)
Nola Circus
(2015)
Opening Night
(2012)
Small Soldiers
(1998)
The Astronaut’s Wife
(1999)
The Bomb
(2015)
The Hollywood Masters
(Season 1)
The Last Mimzy
(2007)
The Royal House of Windsor
(Season 1)
The Truth About Alcohol
(2016)
The Wedding Party
(2016)
Tie the Knot
(2016)
Who Gets the Dog
(2007)
Jab We Met
(2007) (August 2)
The Invisible Guardian
(2017) (August 3)
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
(Season 7)(Aug. 8)
Black Site Delta
(2017) (Aug. 9)
Diary of an Exorcist — Zero
(2016) (Aug. 10)
Hot Property
(2016) (Aug. 13)
Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
(2017) (Aug. 13)
The Outcasts
(2017) (Aug. 14)
Urban Hymn
(2017) (Aug. 14)
21
(2008) (Aug. 15)
A New Economy
(2016) (Aug. 15)
All These Sleepless Nights
(2016) (Aug. 15)
Barbeque
(2014) (Aug. 15)
Donald Cried
(2016) (Aug. 15)
Murderous Affair
(Season 1) (Aug. 15)
My Ex-Ex
(2015) (Aug. 15)
The Sweet Life
(2016) (Aug. 15)
Gold
(2017) (Aug. 16)
I Am Sam
(2001) (Aug. 18)
Camera Store
(2016) (Aug. 20)
AWOL
(2016) (Aug. 21)
Bad Rap
(2016) (Aug. 21)
Beautiful Creatures
(2013) (Aug. 21)
Gomorrah
(Season 2) (Aug. 21)
Unacknowledged
(2017) (Aug. 21)
Sadie’s Last Days on Earth
(2016) (Aug. 22)
Feel Rich
(Aug. 23)
Once Upon a Time
(Season 6) (Aug. 25)
Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack
(Aug. 29)
Be Afraid
(2017) (Aug. 31)

New Original Programming and Exclusive Premieres

Death Note (Aug. 25)
Maz Jobrani: Immigrant
Icarus
(Aug. 4)
Voltron: The Legendary Defender
(Season 3) (Aug. 4)
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
(Season 1) (Aug. 4)
Surviving Escobar, Alias JJ
(Season 1)
Atypical
(Season 1) (Aug. 11)
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh
(Season 3) (Aug. 11)
Naked
(Aug. 11)
True and the Rainbow Kingdom
(Season 1) (Aug. 11)
White Gold
(Aug. 11)
Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo
(Aug. 15)
Dinotrux
(Season 5) (Aug. 18)
Glitter Force Doki Doki
(Season 1) (Aug. 18)
Marvel’s The Defenders
(Season 1) (Aug. 18)
What Happened to Monday
(Aug. 18)
Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast
(Aug. 22)
Disjointed: Part 1
(Aug. 25)
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge
(Season 5) (Aug. 25)
Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face
(Aug. 29)

HBO

Nicolas Cage and Nicolas Cage in Adaptation
Nicolas Cage and Nicolas Cage in Adaptation.

Columbia Pictures

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Must Watch

Adaptation (2002)

Good Watch

Changing Lanes (2002)
Emelie
(2015)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) (Aug. 12)
Frost / Nixon
(2008)
Jackie (2016) (Aug. 26)
Nocturnal Animals (2016) (Aug. 19)
Sunshine State (2002)
The Ring (2002)
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2002)
Tin Cup (1996)

Nostalgia Watch

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Family Watch

Garfield (2004)

If You’re Bored

Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Down with Love
(2003)
Enough
(2002)
Girl with a Pearl Earring
(2003)
Happy Tears
(2010)
Love Liza
(2002)
Martian Child
(2007)
Max Payne
(Extended Version) (2008)
RocknRolla
(2008)
Tango & Cash
(1989)
The Rocker
(2008)
The Strangers
(2008)
Vigilante Diaries
(2016)
Collateral Beauty
(2016) (Aug. 5)
Rules Don’t Apply
(2016) (Aug. 14)

New Original Programming

George Lopez: The Wall — Live From Washington, D.C. (Aug. 6)
Brillo Box (3¢ Off)
(Aug. 7)
24/7 Canelo/Golovkin – Show #1
(Aug. 27)

“Estrenos en Español”

Verde (aka Green) (1987)
Juegos de Familia
(2016) (Aug. 4)
Pedro Capo: En Letras de Otro
(2017) (Aug. 11)
Presos (aka Imprisoned)
(2015) (Aug. 18)

Amazon

Gary Cooper in High Noon.
Gary Cooper in High Noon.

Universal Pictures

Must Watch

High Noon (1952)

Good Watch

Bad Boys (1983)
Bad Company (1972)
Benny & Joon (1993)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) (Aug. 27)
Ghost (1990)
Superbad (Unrated) (2007) (Aug. 4)

Nostalgia Watch

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Save the Last Dance (2001)
Teen Wolf (1985)
Teen Wolf Too (1987)
Wayne’s World 2
(1993)

(Traumatic) Family Watch

All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

Spooky Watch

Saw (2004)
Saw II (2005)
Saw III  (2006)
Saw IV (2007)
Saw V (2008)

Cruise Watch

Valkyrie (2008) (Aug. 2)

If You’re Bored

Undercover Season 1 (Aug. 17)
Victoria
Season 1 (Aug. 29)
Among Friends
(2013)
Box of Moonlight
(1996)
Breakdown
(1997)
Charley One-Eye
(1973)
Criminal Law
(1988)
Eve’s Bayou
(1997)
Far from Home
(1989)
Friends and Lovers
(1999)
The General’s Daughter
(1999)
Hannie Caulder
(1971)
Harsh Times
(2005)
The Mod Squad
(1999)
New in Town
(2009)
Ulee’s Gold
(1997)
Once Bitten
(1985)
The Pursuit of D.B Cooper
(1981)
Terry Fator: Live in Concert
(2014)
The Ticket
(2017) (Aug. 5)
Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally: Summer of 69: No Apostrophe
(Aug. 17)
My Bloody Valentine
(2009) (Aug. 19)
In Secret
(2014) (Aug. 20)
Gimme Shelter
(2013) (Aug. 29)

Amazon Original Series

Comrade Detective Season 1 (Aug. 4)
Lost in Oz
Season 1 (Aug. 4)
Tumble Leaf
Season 3 (Aug. 15)
The Tick
Season 1 (Aug. 25)

Hulu

Saving Private Ryan
Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan.

Amblin Entertainment

Must Watch

High Noon (1952)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Good Watch

Ali (2001)
Arthur
(1981)
As Good as It Gets
(1997)
Bad Boys (1995)
Benny & Joon (1993)
The Big Chill (1983)
Clue (1985)
Clueless (1995)
Coming to America (1988)
Eve’s Bayou (1997)
Finding Forrester
(2000)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) (Aug. 27)
Ghost (1990)
Hamlet (1990) (Aug. 15)
The Italian Job (2003)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Narc (2002) (Aug. 15)
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Reds (1981)
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Ulee’s Gold (1997)

Binge Watch

You’re the Worst Season 3 (Aug. 7)

Nostalgia Watch

Bad News Bears (2005)
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey
(1991)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Bloodsport (1988)
Love Story (1970) (Aug. 15)
Wayne’s World 2
(1993)

Family Watch

Charlotte’s Web (2006)
Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
The Swan Princess (1994)

Teen Watch

Teen Witch (1989)
Teen Wolf (1985)
Teen Wolf Too (1987)

Spooky Watch

Cujo (1983)
My Bloody Valentine
(2009) (Aug. 19)
Saw
(2004)
Saw II (2005)
Saw III (2006)
Saw IV (2007)
Saw V (2008)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Cruise Watch

Vanilla Sky (2001)
Valkyrie (2008) (Aug. 2)

Binge Watch

Better Things Season 1 (Aug. 15)
Billy on the Street Season 5 (Aug. 5)

If You’re Bored

The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All: Special
Among Friends
(2012)
Bad Company
(2002)
Box of Moonlight
(1996)
Breakdown
(1997)
Center Stage
(2000)
Center Stage: On Pointe
(2016)
Center Stage: Turn it Up
(2008)
Charley One-Eye
(1973)
Criminal Law
(1988)
Dead Gamers
(2014)
Delta Force
(1986)
Far From Home
(1989)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
(2006)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
(2001)
The Foot Fist Way
(2008)
Friends and Lovers
(1999)
The General’s Daughter
(1999)
Get Rich or Die Tryin’
(2005)
Hannie Caulder
(1971)
Harlem Nights
(1989)
Harsh Times
(2005)
Higher Learning
(1995)
Men in Black II
(2002)
The Mod Squad
(1999)
New in Town
(1967)
Once Bitten
(1985)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
(2003)
Paycheck
(2003)
Puppetmaster: Axis Termination
(2017)
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper
(1981)
Sabrina
(1995)  (Aug. 15)
Sahara
(2005)
The Swan Princess and the Secret of the Castle
(1997)
Terry Factor: Live in Concert
(2014)
The Toy
(1982)
CMA Fest 2017: Special
(Aug. 2)
Cup of Culture
(2017)(Aug. 2)
Hacker
(2016) (Aug. 5)
Mosquito
(2017) (Aug. 6)
Earth Live!: Special
(Aug. 8)
Tall Men
(2016) (Aug. 9)
We Bare Bears
 Season 2 (Aug. 11)
Bachelor in Paradise
: Season 4 premiere (Aug. 15)
Beneath
(2007) (Aug. 15)
Felony
(2013)m(Aug. 15)
Invasion U.S.A.
(1985) (Aug. 15)
It Takes Two
(1995) (Aug. 15)
Ladybugs
(1992) (Aug. 15)
Missing in Action
(1984) (Aug. 15)
Missing in Action 2
: The Beginning (1985) (Aug. 15)
Next
(2007) (Aug. 15)
The Prince and Me
(2004) (Aug. 15)
The Ruins
(2008) (Aug. 15)
Universal Soldier
(2002) (Aug. 15)
Yours, Mine and Ours
(2005) (Aug. 15)
Regular Show 
 Season 8 (Aug. 16)
Marlon
: series premiere (Aug. 17)
Mary Kills People
 Season 1 (Aug. 18)
Stan Against Evil 
Season 1 (Aug. 18)
In Secret
(2013) (Aug. 20)
Air Bound
(2017)(Aug. 21)
Gimme Shelter
(2013) (Aug. 29)

TV Premieres

Difficult People: Season 3 premiere (Aug. 8)

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