New TV and Movie Titles This August On Amazon Prime

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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 Prime The KicksAmazon 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

Lets start with the classics. A Clockwork OrangeThe Matrix trilogy, and all three (original) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies were added to Prime last week.

Ninja Turtles Amazon PrimeAmazon 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 acclaimShaun 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.

very good girls posterClark 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.

nixon-elvisOur 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:

August 1st

A Good Woman
Afflicted
Coffee and Cigarettes
Foot Fist Way
How She Move
Joe the King
Kalifornia
Marathon Man
Maxed Out
Shattered
Species III
Tales From the Darkside: The Movie
The Eclipse
The Others (2001)
The Piano

August 8th

Odd Squad Movie
Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior
The World’s Fastest Indian

August 12th

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation

August 15th

A Royal Affair

August 20th

Strange Wilderness

August 22nd

The Hunter

August 24th

Blue Ruin

August 29th

Goon
13 Assassins

 

Thanks to Digital Trends for the full list

 

Jen Schillerhttp://jenrose.writerfolio.com
Jen is a writer with a penchant for nerdy subject matter, and a nerd with a penchant for writing. She is into theatre, Disney, Harry Potter, books and her cats Sif and Dinah. She can be found all over the internet, or in your backyard catching Pokemon. Jen's favorite Batman is Adam West, and she can't be convinced otherwise.

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