Amazon Prime: New Releases Coming in August 2016

Amazon Prime is adding a new batch of movies and television shows to its streaming collection throughout the coming month. Categorized by genres, these are all of Amazon Prime’s new releases coming in August.

Drama

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis | Source: Sony Pictures

Inside Llewyn Davis, August 1: The Coen brothers-directed drama follows a week in the life of the young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

A Clockwork Orange, August 1: In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society’s crime problem — but not all goes according to plan.

The Piano, August 1: A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she’s soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

How She Move, August 1: Following her sister’s death from drug addiction, a high school student is forced to leave her private school to return to her old, crime-filled neighborhood where she re-kindles an unlikely passion for the competitive world of step dancing.

Coffee and Cigarettes, August 1: A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.

A Good Woman, August 1: While retaining her secret identity, the illustrious Mrs. Erlynne (Helen Hunt) saves Lady Windemere (Scarlett Johansson) from making a grand social faux-pas with the scoundrelly Lord Darlington (Stephen Moore).

Joe the King, August 1: A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality.

Six Shooter, August 1: A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball…

Wicker Park, August 1: A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His belief leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold in order to trail her.

The World’s Fastest Indian, August 8: The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Very Good Girls, August 12: Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.

A Royal Affair, August 15: A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician — and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Melancholia, August 22: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

13 Assassins, August 29
: A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Horror

The Others | Dimension Films

The Others | Souce: Dimension Films

Afflicted, August 1: Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction.

The Eclipse, August 1: Michael Farr (Ciarán Hinds), a widowed teacher living in an Irish seaside town, believes he has been seeing ghosts. Shaken but unsure, he volunteers at the town’s yearly literary festival and is assigned to author Lena Morelle (Iben Hjejle), who specializes in supernatural fiction.

The Others, August 1: A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.

Cloverfield, August 1: A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

Kalifornia, August 1: A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Species III, August 1: As her species decays succumbing to infections and illnesses, an alien seductress immunologically stronger becomes the only hope for them to live on.

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, August 1: In anthology style, a young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who has plans to eat him.

Comedy

Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon | Source: Amazon Studios

Foot Fist Way, August 1: An inept karate instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow karate enthusiast Chuck “The Truck” Wallace.

You’ve Got Mail, August 1: Two business rivals who hate each other in the office fall in love over the internet.

Shaun the Sheep, August 10: The animated comedy follows Shaun, a sheep who doesn’t follow the flock and in fact, he leads them into all sorts of scrapes and scraps, turning peace in the valley into mayhem in the meadow.

Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert, August 11: Veteran of sketch, television, and film, comedian Michael Ian Black performs a new stand-up special.

Strange Wilderness, August 20: With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.

Elvis & Nixon (Amazon Original), August 25: The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n Roll, and President Richard Nixon.

Goon, August 29: Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

Thriller

No Country for Old Men

No Country For Old Men | Source: Miramax

Marathon Man, August 1: A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Shattered, August 1: A perfect family’s dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper’s brutally efficient plot.

No Country For Old Men, August 11: Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

The Hunter, August 22: Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.

Blue Ruin, August 24: A mysterious outsider’s quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

Action

Keanu Reeves in The Matrix

Keanu Reeves in The Matrix | Source: Warner Bros.

The Matrix, August 1: A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

The Matrix Reloaded, August 1: Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.

The Matrix Revolutions, August 1: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, August 1: Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, August 1: The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, August 1: The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

American Ultra, August 10: A stoner — who is in fact a government agent — is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he’s too well-trained and too high for them to handle.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, August 12: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate — an international rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

TV Shows

House of Lies

House of Lies | Source: Showtime

House of Lies, Season 4 and 5, August 23: The last two seasons of the acclaimed Showtime comedy, starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell.

The Kicks, August 26: Amazon’s series follows the story of Devin Burke, who was the star player on her soccer team back home until her family moved to California. Now, Devin has to rise to the challenge after discovering that her new school team has been on a losing streak and is in need of a leader to turn things around.

Documentary

Maxed Out, August 1: Filmmaker James D. Scurlock examines the outrageous practices that consumer-lending and credit-card companies use to rack up huge profits while bleeding customers dry.

All official movie and TV show synopses courtesy of IMDb.

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