Done watching Stranger Things for the third time? Great. There’s a hefty list of added titles over at Amazon Prime this month, as well, and (some) of them are calling your name.
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Seasons four and five of House of Lies are coming August 23rd. If you’re looking for something lighthearted or family-friendly, maybe The Kicks is more your speed.
Amazon original series The Kicks premieres August 26th. The show is about a high school soccer player transferring schools and adjusting to life with a new team. While it looks like it will lean on some teenaged cliches, it may just fill the void that the Olympics leaves behind.
Titles Already Added to Amazon Prime in August
Amazon also offers a “Behind the Scenes” documentary on Clockwork Orange, as well as 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining for free. Still not enough Kubrick? They aren’t free, but Lolita, The Killing, Dr. Strangelove, Paths of Glory, Eyes Wide Shut, Fear and Desire, Spartacus and Full Metal Jacket are all available to rent or purchase, as well.
However, if Kubrick’s not your style, there’s plenty for you, too. Other titles added last week include Cloverfield, Wicker Park, and You’ve Got Mail. And there’s tons more where that came from.
Our Top Picks for What’s On the Way
Shaun the Sheep hits Prime August 10th. This stop-motion animation film from the same brilliant team behind Wallace and Grommit brings another UK sensation to the states. The result of Shaun’s travels? Critical acclaim. Shaun is a family-friendly romp with a storyline somewhat reminiscent of Babe: Pig in the City, but definitely worth a watch.
Coen Brother films Inside Llewyn Davis and No Country For Old Men were/are being added this month, on August 1st and 11th, respectively. August 11th also brings action movie satire American Ultra, and a new stand-up special from Michael Ian Black titled Noted Expert.
Clark Gregg is back in the saddle with an Avenger…kind of. Very Good Girls, starring Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen, hits the Prime waves on August 12th. The film is a coming-of-age story about best friends trying to lose their virginity before college, and features Gregg as Fanning’s dad.
Later in the month, 2011 Cannes-fave Melancholia is free to stream. This inter-planetary drama will go live August 22nd. Kirsten Dunst stars as a newlywed whose wedding kicks off a series of events related to the slow ascension of an alien planet towards Earth.
Our final pick for the month is Elvis & Nixon, an Amazon original out August 25th. According to the trailer, the photo of President Nixon and Elvis Presley in the oval office is the most requested of the national archives. The film attempts to tell one version of the story behind the photo. How much it relies on accuracy and how much on sensationalism remains to be seen.
See the list below for all other titles coming out this August at Amazon Prime:
A Good Woman
Coffee and Cigarettes
Foot Fist Way
How She Move
Joe the King
Tales From the Darkside: The Movie
The Others (2001)
Odd Squad Movie
Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior
The World’s Fastest Indian
Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation
A Royal Affair
Thanks to Digital Trends for the full list