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

Stills from the movies in a mosaic-style collage: Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya as Queen and Slim; Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen in The Peanut Butter Falcon; Korra and Asami in Legend of Korra; George Clooney in Ocean's Eleven.
Queen & Slim, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Avatar: The Legend of Korra, and Ocean’s Eleven are just a few of the great titles coming to streaming this month. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Universal Pictures, Roadside Attractions, Nickelodeon Network, and Warner Bros.

Every month, tons of new movies and TV shows become available to stream for free for U.S. subscribers to Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. With so many different streaming services, it can be hard to keep track of them all—especially if you belong to more than one. 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.)


Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey recline in a bed on a snowy beach.
Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Focus Features

Must Watch
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Jurassic Park

Good Watch
An Education
Being John Malkovich
The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Mad Max (1979)
Ocean’s Thirteen
Ocean’s Twelve
What Keeps You Alive
Nightcrawler (Aug. 10)
Safety Not Guaranteed (Aug. 13)
Les Misérables (2012) (Aug. 16)
Good Kisser (Aug. 20)
1BR (Aug. 23)

Binge Watch
The Legend of Korra Book One: Air (Aug. 14)
The Legend of Korra Book Two: Spirits (Aug. 14)
The Legend of Korra Book Three: Change (Aug. 14)
The Legend of Korra Book Four: Balance (Aug. 14)
The Game Seasons 1–3 (Aug. 15)

007 Watch
Casino Royale (2006) (Aug. 31)
Quantum of Solace (Aug. 31)

Family Watch
The Addams Family (1991)
Iron Man: Armored Adventures Seasons 1–2
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Aug. 11)
The NeverEnding Story
The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter
Operation Ouch, Season 1
Operation Ouch Special
Transformers Rescue Bots Academy Season 2


Nostalgia Watch
A Knight’s Tale
Jurassic Park III

Weepie Watch
Nights in Rodanthe
Remember Me (2010)

Anime Watch
Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea Season 1
Toradora! Season 1

If You’re Bored
Acts of Violence (2018)
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Dennis the Menace (1993)
Elizabeth Harvest
Hardcore Henry
Mr. Deeds
My Perfect Landing Season 1
The Next Step Season 6
The Ugly Truth
Almost Love (Aug. 2)
The Promise (2016) (Aug. 8)
We Summon the Darkness (Aug. 8)
Scary Movie 5 (Aug. 12)
Johnny English (Aug. 16)
Drunk Parents (Aug. 17)
Septembers of Shiraz (Aug. 23)
The Bridge Curse (Aug. 27)
The Frozen Ground (Aug. 27)


Netflix Programming
Super Monsters: The New Class
Connected (Aug. 2)
Immigration Nation (Aug. 3)
A Go! Go! Cory Carson Summer Camp (Aug. 4)
Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave (Aug. 4)
Mundo Mistério / Mystery Lab (Aug. 4
Sam Jay: 3 In the Morning (Aug. 4)
Anelka : L’Incompris / Anelka: Misunderstood (Aug. 5)
World’s Most Wanted (Aug. 5)
The Rain, Season 3 (Aug. 6)
The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of the Gods (Aug. 6)
Alta Mar / High Seas, Season 3 (Aug. 7)
Berlin, Berlin (Aug. 7)
The Magic School Bus Rides Again Kids in Space (Aug. 7)
¡Nailed It! México Season 2 (Aug. 7)
The New Legends of Monkey Season 2 (Aug. 7)
Selling Sunset Season 3 (Aug. 7)
Sing On! Germany (Aug. 7)
Tiny Creatures (Aug. 7)
Wizards: Tales of Arcadia (Aug. 7)
Word Party Songs (Aug. 7)
Work It (Aug. 7)
GAME ON: A Comedy Crossover Event (Aug. 10)
(Un)Well (Aug. 12)
Une fille facile / An Easy Girl (Aug. 13)
3% Season 4 (Aug. 14)
El robo del siglo (Aug. 14)
Fearless (Aug. 14)
Glow Up Season 2 (Aug. 14)
Project Power (Aug. 14)
Octonauts & the Caves of Sac Actun (Aug. 14)
Teenage Bounty Hunters (Aug. 14)
Rita Season 5 (Aug. 15)
Stranger Season 2 (Aug. 15)
Crazy Awesome Teachers (Aug. 17)
Glitch Techs Season 2 (Aug. 17)
Crímenes de familia / The Crimes That Bind (Aug. 19)
DeMarcus Family Rules (Aug. 19)
High Score (Aug. 19)
Biohackers (Aug. 20)
Great Pretender (Aug. 20)
John Was Trying to Contact Aliens (Aug. 20)
Alien TV (Aug. 21)
Fuego negro (Aug. 21)
Hoops (Aug. 21)
Lucifer Season 5 (Aug. 21)
Rust Valley Restorers Season 3 (Aug. 21)
The Sleepover (Aug. 21)
Emily’s Wonder Lab (Aug. 25)
Trinkets Season 2 (Aug. 25)
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (Aug. 26)
La venganza de Analía (Aug. 26)
Million Dollar Beach House (Aug. 26)
Rising Phoenix (Aug. 26)
Aggretsuko Season 3 (Aug. 27)
All Together Now (Aug. 28)
Cobra Kai Seasons 1 and 2 (Aug. 28)
I AM A KILLER: Released (Aug. 28)
Orígenes secretos / Unknown Origins (Aug. 28)


Roman Griffin Davis, Taika Waititi (as Hitler), and Scarlett Johansson sit around a table.
Roman Griffin Davis, Taika Waititi, and Scarlett Johansson in Jojo Rabbit. Fox Searchlight

Must Watch
All the President’s Men
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)

Good Watch
Altered States
Barefoot in the Park
The Bear
Biloxi Blues
Blue Crush

The Candidate (1972)
Chariots of Fire
Driving Miss Daisy
Fracture (2007)
The Fugitive (1993)
Get on Up
House Party
Idiocracy (Extended Version) 
Interview with the Vampire
Jeremiah Johnson
Jojo Rabbit
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Marvin’s Room 
The Mustang
My Blue Heaven
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
On Golden Pond 
Queen & Slim
(Aug. 22)
South Central
Spy Game
Three Days of the Condor 
Time Bandits
Walk the Line (Extended Version) 
Wedding Crashers
Without Limits
Richard Jewell (Aug. 8)
The Way Back (2020) (Aug. 29)


Binge Watch
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens Season 1

Anime Watch
Inuyasha (Aug. 4)
Aldnoah.Zero  (Aug. 4)
Mob Psycho Season 1 (Aug. 4)
Promised Neverland Season 1 (Aug. 4)
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Aug. 4)

Gotham Watch
Batman (1989)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Batman Begins
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
The Dark Knight
Harley Quinn Seasons 1 & 2
Birds Of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Aug. 14)

Family Watch
Kung Fu Panda 
Kung Fu Panda 2 
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
Steven Universe Movie 
Esme & Roy Season 2B (Aug. 6)
Infinity Train Season 3 (Aug. 13)
Looney Tunes Batch 3 (Aug. 18)
Smurfs Season 2 (Aug. 18)
The Fungies Season 1A (Aug. 20)
Mia’s Magic Playground (Aug. 23)
Steven Universe Future Season Six (Aug. 28)


Oldies Watch
Barkleys of Broadway
Flying Down to Rio 
Flying Leathernecks
The Gay Divorcee
Jim Thorpe: All-American
On Dangerous Ground (1952)
Roberta (1935)
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Swing Time
They Live by Night 
Top Hat

If You’re Bored
10,000 BC
Bad Influence
Bee Season
The Change-Up (Unrated Version)
The First Grader
The First Wives Club
Flipper (1996)
Fool’s Gold (2008)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (2004)
Grace Unplugged
Hard to Kill 
Highlander: The Final Dimension
Highlander IV: Endgame
The Hindenburg
House of Wax (2005)
House Party 2
House Party: Tonight’s the Night
How to Be a Player
Leprechaun 2
Leprechaun 3
Leprechaun 4: In Space
Leprechaun: Origins
The Lost Boys: The Thirst
The Lost Boys: The Tribe (Unrated Version)
Love Field
Lying And Stealing
The Marine (Unrated Version)
Maverick (1994)
Murder at 1600
My Sister’s Keeper (2009)
New Year’s Eve (2011)
Phantom (2013)
Raise the Titanic
Romeo Must Die
Savages (Unrated Version) (2012)
Say It Isn’t So
Serendipity (2001)
Things Never Said 
Two Minutes of Fame
Yes Man
Habla Now (Aug. 7)
Carmen y Lola (AKA Carmen And Lola) (Aug. 14)
Singletown Season 1 (Aug. 20)
No Quiero Ser Tu Hermano (AKA I Don’t Want to Be Your Brother) (2020) (Aug. 21)
Seneca (Aug. 28)


HBO Original Programming
The Dishwasher
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Finale (HBO) (Aug. 2)
HBO Asia’s Invisible Stories (Aug. 3)
The Swamp Documentary Premiere (HBO) (Aug. 4)
An American Pickle (Aug. 6)
On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries (Aug. 6)
Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (Aug. 12)
Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness (Aug. 27)
Perry Mason Season Finale (Aug. 9)

Season Premieres
Hard Knocks ‘20: Los Angeles (Aug. 11)
Lovecraft Country (Aug. 16)


Dominic West as Jean Valjean and David Oyelowo as Javert.
Dominic West and David Oyelowo in PBS Masterpiece’s Les Misérables. PBS

Must Watch
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Good Watch
3:10 to Yuma
Margin Call
Rain Man
Something’s Gotta Give
Steel Magnolias
The Peanut Butter Falcon (Aug. 6)
Binge Watch
Beverly Hillbillies Season 1
Californication Season 1
Fifth Ward Season 1
Les Misérables (2018)


Family Watch
The Berenstain Bears Season 1
Lego Jurassic World: Legend Of Isla Nublar Season 1
Dora and the Lost City Of Gold (Aug. 3)
Nostalgia Watch
Top Gun

Eyeliner Watch
Spider-Man 3
If You’re Bored
Beyond Scared Straight Season 1
Bitchin’ Rides Season 1
Blood Season 1
Chesapeake Shores Season 1
Dusty’s Trail Season 1
Ice Road Truckers Season 1
The Holiday
Moveable Feast Season 1  
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Riviera Season 1
Rustlers’ Rhapsody
Safe (2012)
Spare Parts
The Teacher Season 1
Arkansas (Aug. 5)
Capone (Aug. 10)
Hard Night Falling (Aug. 10)
Lucky Day (Aug. 10)
Bernie The Dolphin 2 (Aug. 14)
Master (Aug. 14)
The Cup (Aug. 18)
The Legion (Aug. 22)
Primal (Aug. 31)
The Courier (Aug. 31)
Amazon Originals
Jessy & Nessy - Amazon Original Series Season 1B (Aug. 7)
World’s Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji - Amazon Original Series Season 1(Aug. 14)
Chemical Hearts - Amazon Original Movie (Aug. 21)
Clifford - Amazon Original Series Season 2B (Aug. 21)
Prime Rewind:  Inside The Boys - Amazon Original Special (Aug. 28)


Isabela Moner wears a pink shirt, orange shorts, and a backpack. She holds a map.
Isabela Moner as Dora the Explorer in Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Paramount Pictures

Must Watch
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Good Watch
’71 (2014)
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
The Brothers McMullen
City Slickers
Hellraiser (1987)
Just Charlie
Margin Call 
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Pit Stop (2013)
Rain Man
Up in the Air (2009)
Were the World Mine 
Ordinary Love (2019)
The Peanut Butter Falcon (Aug. 6)
Slay the Dragon (Aug. 6)
Alive and Kicking (2016) (Aug. 11)
Monster’s Ball (Aug. 11)

Binge Watch 
The Real Housewives of Orange County Complete Season 14 (Aug. 6)

Anime Watch
Sword Art Online: Alicization Season 1 (Aug. 15)

Family Watch
UniKitty Season 2B 
Cats & Dogs 
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Aug. 3)
Bernie The Dolphin 2 (Aug. 14)

Nostalgia Watch
Child’s Play (1988)
Top Gun (1986)

007 Watch
Casino Royale (2006) (Aug. 31)
Quantum of Solace (Aug. 31)

Trekkie Watch
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek: Insurrection 
Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Danger and Intrigue Watch 
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole

If You’re Bored 
Monchhichi Complete Season 1B 
The Pier (El Embarcadero) Season 1 & 2
A Good Woman (2004)
A Perfect Murder 
City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold
Company Business
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Elena Undone 
Free Fall (2013)
Hurricane Bianca
The Last Stand (2013)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Rustlers’ Rhapsody
Safe (2012)
The Saint (1997)
Sleeping with the Enemy 
Sordid Lives
Spare Parts (2015)
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Stuck On You (2003)
Ultraviolet (2006)
Shark vs. Surfer: Special (Aug. 2)
Hard Night Falling (Aug. 10)
Lucky Day (2019) (Aug. 10)
Smile Down the Runway Season 1, Episodes 1-12 (Aug. 12)
A Crime to Remember Season 4 (Aug. 15)
Bake You Rich Season 1 (Aug. 15)
Caribbean Life Season 16 (Aug. 15)
Chopped Season 40 & 41 (Aug. 15)
Christina On The Coast Season 1 (Aug. 15)
Honeymoon Hunters Season 1 (Aug. 15)
House Hunters International Season 129 - 134 (Aug.)
Island Life  Season 15 (Aug. 15)
Mediterranean Life Season 1 (Aug. 15)
Murder in Paradise Season 1 (Aug. 15)
Naked and Afraid Seasons 9 & 10 (Aug. 15)
Property Brothers: Buying & Selling Season 6 (Aug. 15)
Say Yes to the Dress Season 17 (Aug. 15)
Worst Bakers in America Season 1 (Aug. 15)
Worst Cooks in America Season 16 (Aug. 15)
Behind You (Aug. 16)
The Cup (Aug. 18)
Daffodils (2019) (Aug. 20)
Unacknowledged (Aug. 20)
Blindspot Season 5 (Aug. 23)
The Roads Not Taken (Aug. 24)
Mom Season 7 (Aug. 26)
Primal (Aug. 31)
The Courier (2019) (Aug. 31)

Season Premieres
Love in the Time of Corona (Aug. 22)

Hulu Original Programming
The New York Times Presents: “This Is Dominic Fike: The Next Big Thing?” (Aug. 7)
Find Me In Paris Season 3 (Aug. 21)
The Binge (Aug. 28)

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