Here’s What To Watch In The UK This August


Looking for a new TV show to binge or a movie to watch for a film night? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 37 of the best TV shows and movies coming to the UK this month.


Note: These release dates and streaming platforms only apply to viewers based in the UK, Ireland, and some European territories.




This reimagined series based on the ’90s hit features rich and colourful G-animation and follows the babies – Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, and Phil and Lil – as they explore the world beyond their pint-sized point-of-view.

Starring: E.G. Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Cree Summer

Release date: 1 August

Where to watch: Paramount+

Watch if you like: Original Rugrats obvs, The Wild Thornberrys, SpongeBob SquarePants


The Sandman


Morpheus, the Dream King, is captured in the human realm. Once he’s free, he finds himself going between realms to mend the cosmic — and human — mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.

Starring: Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Kirby Howell-Baptiste

Release date: 5 August

Where to watch: Netflix

Watch if you like: Shadow & Bone, Stardust, The Harry Potter films


Are You The One? UK

Lime Productions

20 unlucky-in-love singletons are plonked in a house with their scientifically chosen “perfect match” – all they have to do is find them!

Starring: Joelah Noble

Release date: 8 August

Where to watch: Paramount+

Watch if you like: Love Island, Too Hot To Handle, Married At First Sight


Shetland Season Seven


DI Perez and the team investigate a mysterious disappearance of a vulnerable young man.

Starring: Douglas Henshall, Alison O’Donnell, Steven Robertson

Release date: 10 August

Where to watch: BBC One/BBC iPlayer

Watch if you like: BloodlandsLine of DutyBroadchurch


Locke & Key Season Three

Amanda Matlovich/Netflix

The Locke family uncovers more magic within Keyhouse, meanwhile a new threat – the most dangerous one yet – looms in Matheson, Massachusetts with plans of his own for the keys.

Starring: Emilia Jones, Connor Jessup, Griffin Gluck

Release date: 10 August

Where to watch: Netflix

Watch if you like: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar ChildrenCoraline, Stranger Things


Indian Matchmaking Season Two


The job of Mumbai’s premier matchmaker is never over! Sima is back to help single millennials around the globe find their perfect match.

Starring: Sima Taparia

Release date: 10 August

Where to watch: Netflix

Watch if you like: First Dates, Celebs Go DatingSexy Beasts


Five Days At Memorial

Russ Martin/Apple TV+

Based on actual events, a New Orleans hospital is badly hit by Hurricane Katrina, forcing exhausted caregivers to make decisions that will follow them for years to come.

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Robert Pine, Cherry Jones

Release date: 12 August

Where to watch: Apple TV+

Watch if you like: This Is Going to Hurt, Grey’s Anatomy, Holby City


Never Have I Ever — Season Three

Lara Solanki/Netflix

An Indian American teenager continues to deal with the everyday pressures of high school and drama at home, while also navigating new romantic relationships. 

Starring: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Darren Barnet, Poorna Jagannathan

Release date: 12 August

Where to watch: Netflix

Watch if you like: On My Block, Derry Girls, Love, Victor


A League Of Their Own

Prime Video

A new ensemble of sharp and hilarious characters carve their paths toward the baseball field, along the way finding their teams and themselves.

Starring: Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden

Release date: 12 August

Where to watch: Prime Video

Watch if you like: GLOW, Broad City, Bridesmaids


Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season Two


Kanan Stark enters a criminal underworld through his mother, who ruthlessly runs the family’s drug empire.

Starring: Mekai Curtis, Patina Miller, Hailey Kilgore

Release date: 14 August

Where to watch: Starzplay

Watch if you like: Empire, Godfather of Harlem, Moonlight


Yellowstone — Season Four


Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, and open wounds, a cattle ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Jacki Weaver, Piper Perabo

Release date: 17 August

Where to watch: Paramount+

Watch if you like: Godless, Animal Kingdom, Big Sky


She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

Chuck Zlotnick/Disney+

An attorney specialising in superhuman-oriented legal cases must navigate the complicated life of a single, 30-something who also happens to be a green six-foot hulk.

Starring: Tatiana Maslany, Jameela Jamil, Josh Segarra

Release date: 17 August

Where to watch: Disney+

Watch if you like: Ms. Marvel, WandaVisionJessica Jones



Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix

Two identical twins share everything – homes, husbands, a child – culminating in a double life. However, everything in their perfectly choreographed world is thrown into disarray when one of the sisters goes missing.

Release date: 19 August

Where to watch: Netflix

Watch if you like: What Happened to Monday, Sharp Objects, Pieces of Her


Bad Sisters

Natalie Seery/Apple TV+

Five sisters are bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another.

Starring: Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle

Release date: 19 August

Where to watch: Apple TV+

Watch if you like: Brothers and Sisters, Dublin Murders, Behind Her Eyes


Selling The OC


A fresh set of realtors square off, competing to establish themselves at The Oppenheim Group’s second office on the Orange County coast. Will the pressure prove too much for these agents to handle?

Release date: 24 August

Where to watch: Netflix

Watch if you like: Selling Sunset, Below Deck, any of The Real Housewives series


See – Season Three

Steve Wilkie/Apple TV+

Humankind has lost the ability to see. Almost a year has passed since Baba Voss defeated his nemesis brother and bid farewell to his family to live remotely in the forest. However, a new and devastating form of weaponry threatens the future of humanity, meaning Baba must come out on hiding in order to protect his tribe once more.

Starring: Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Slyvia Hoeks

Release date: 26 August

Where to watch: Apple TV+

Watch if you like: SnowpiercerBook of Eli, Westworld




Cassian Andor must embark on a journey through the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire, a journey that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.

Starring: Diego Luna, Genevieve O’Reilly, Fiona Shaw

Release date: 31 August

Where to watch: Disney+

Watch if you like: The Book of Boba Fett, Loki, The Mandalorian


Bullet Train

Sony Pictures Releasing

A bullet train is going from Tokyo to Morioka. On it sit five assassins whose missions are not unrelated to one another.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Sandra Bullock 

Release date: 3 August 

Where to watch: Cinemas 

Watch if you like: The Gray Man, Snowpiercer, John Wick 



Apple TV+

Sam Greenfield is the unluckiest person in the world. When she stumbles into the never-before-seen Land of Luck, she sets out on a quest to bring some good luck home for her best friend.

Starring: Eva Noblezada, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg

Release date: August 5

Where to watch: Cinemas

Watch if you like: The Bad Guys, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Onward


Thirteen Lives

Prime Video

Based on true events, 12 boys from a local soccer team and their coach go swimming in the Tham Luang cave only for them to get trapped in a chamber deep inside the mountain. 

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Colin Farrell, Viggo Mortensen

Release date: 5 August 

Where to watch: Prime Video 

Watch if you like: The Rescue, The Dawn Wall, The Cave




Several teens join a camp for a week of programming intended to help them find a new sense of freedom, but as the camp’s methods become increasingly unsettling, the campers must work together to protect themselves.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Theo Germaine, Austin Crute

Release date: August 5

Where to watch: In cinemas

Watch if you like: Scream, Cabin in the Woods, Jennifer’s Body




An advanced alien predator is hunting humans for sport and threatening the lives of the Comanche tribe. One skilled warrior must overcome the dangers of the wilderness, the colonisers, and the beast to keep her people safe. 

Starring: Amber Midthunder, Dane DiLiegro, Ray Strachan

Release date: August 5

Where to watch: Disney+

Watch if you like: Uncaged, Burning Bright, Primeval 


The Good Neighbour

Sky Cinema

The budding friendship between two very different neighbours takes a tragic turn when one of them runs over a young woman and causes her death.

Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Luke Kleintank, Bruce Davison

Release date: 6 August 

Where to watch: Sky Cinema

Watch if you like: The Invitation, Rebirth, A Good Marriage 


Father of the Bride

Sky Cinema

As a father comes to grips with his daughter’s upcoming wedding, the true meaning of family is revealed, illustrating the ways the heart can adapt for love.

Starring: Andy Garcia, Gloria Estefan, Adria Arjona

Release date: 6 August

Where to watch: Sky Cinema

Watch if you like: Housesitter, Mrs. Doubtfire, Sleepless in Seattle


Post Malone: Runaway

Amazon Freevee

We follow Post Malone’s epic 37-date North American tour. The film takes viewers into the eye of the storm, whilst digging deep into the stories, songs, and characters that made up this now-legendary tour.

Starring: Post Malone

Release date: 12 August

Where to watch: Amazon Freevee

Watch if you like: Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry, Everybody’s Everything, Machine Gun Kelly’s Life In Pink 



Universal Pictures

Two sibling ranchers in California discover something peculiar and sinister in the skies above their home. Meanwhile, the proprietor of a local theme park attempts to profit from the otherworldly phenomenon.

Starring: Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, Steven Yeun

Release date: 12 August 

Where to watch: Cinemas 

Watch if you like: Get Out, Us, Candy Man


Day Shift


A dad, intent on providing for his daughter, finds himself using a pool-cleaning job as a front for his actual job – being a vampire hunter!

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg, Dave Franco

Release date: 12 August 

Where to watch: Netflix

Watch if you like: Zombieland, 6 Underground, The Lost Boys


13: The Musical


A 12-year-old boy and his family move from New York City to Indiana. During this tumultuous time, he must also navigate his feelings around his parents’ divorce, his upcoming bar mitzvah, and starting at a new school. 

Starring: Josh Peck, Debra Messing, Rhea Perlman

Release date: 12 August 

Where to watch: Netflix

Watch if you like: Hairspray, Grease, Billy Elliot


Look Both Ways


On the eve of her graduation, Natalie is at a crossroads. Her life splits into two parallel paths – one of them sees her pursue a career in L.A., the other sees her get pregnant and become a mother in her Texas hometown.

Starring: Lili Reinhart, Danny Ramirez, David Corenswet

Release date: 12 August

Where to watch: Netflix

Watch if you like: Senior Year, Not Suitable For Children, Sliding Doors


Secret Headquarters


A boy comes across the secret headquarters of a powerful superhero hidden beneath his home, and must defend it at all costs when villains attack.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Jesse Williams, Walker Scobell

Release date: 13 August

Where to watch: Paramount+

Watch if you like: Night at the Museum, Haunted Mansion, Big Hero 6


Orphan: First Kill


Esther has just escaped a psychiatric facility in Estonia and is determined to travel to America. To get there she decides to impersonate the daughter of a wealthy family, but all doesn’t go as planned.

Starring: Isabelle Fuhrman, Julia Stiles, Morgan Easton-Fitzgerald

Release date: 19 August

Where to watch: Cinemas

Watch if you like: The Uninvited, Deliver Us from Evil, Sixth Sense


Fisherman’s Friends: One and All

Entertainment Film Distributors

Following the unexpected success of their debut album No Hopers, Jokers and Rogues, we rejoin the world’s oldest “buoy band” who are struggling to navigate the pressures, pitfalls, and temptations of their newfound fame. 

Starring: James Purefoy, Dave Johns, Maggie Steed

Release date: 19 August 

Where to watch: Cinemas

Watch if you like: Fisherman’s Friends, Pride, Gimme Shelter


I Came By


A pair of rebellious young graffiti artists target the homes of the UK’s wealthy elite. When one of them breaks into the home of a former High Court Judge, he discovers a secret that propels him onto a journey endangering himself and those closest to him.

Starring: George MacKay, Hugh Bonneville, Kelly Macdonald

Release date: 19 August 

Where to watch: Cinemas (19 August), Netflix (31 August)

Watch if you like: Chinatown, All the Old Knives, Shank



Universal Pictures

A recently widowed doctor returns to South Africa with his daughters to visit a game reserve managed by an old family friend. However, what begins as a journey of healing turns into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion begins stalking them.

Starring: Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley

Release date: 26 August 

Where to watch: Cinemas

Watch if you like: Jaws, The Meg, Life of Pi


Me Time


Making the most of his first bit of me-time in years, a stay-at-home dad plans a wild weekend with an old friend – one that might just significantly upend his entire life! 

Starring: Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Regina Hall

Release date: 26 August

Where to watch: Netflix

Watch if you like: Booksmart, The Other Guys, Last Call



Prime Video

25 years ago, a super-powered vigilante named Samaritan perished in a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Some believe Samaritan is still alive, and god willing he is because he’s needed now more than ever!

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Javon “Wanna” Walton, Dascha Polanco

Release date: 26 August

Where to watch: Prime Video

Watch if you like: John Wick, The Expendables, Logan


Official Competition

Buena Vista International

Filmmaker Lola Cuevas is approached by business mogul Humberto Suárez to make a film that he hopes will be his legacy. She decides to pit acclaimed actor Ivan Torres against superficial screen icon Felix Rivero, believing that the tension between the two will help the film’s dynamic.

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martínez

Release date: 26 August

Where to watch: Cinemas

Watch if you like: The Good Boss, Parallel Mothers, The Laundromat

Which of these are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!

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