As much as it pains me to say it, there's no denying that we are definitely in an age of "instant gratification," especially when it comes to watching movies. It used to be that we had to wait at least six months or more for our favorite movie to come out on VHS or DVD. Now, it seems that as soon as a film has left theaters, it's available for audiences to watch or stream online. Not that I'm complaining, of course. I, like most people, love the fact that a movie I might have missed will show up somewhere online within months. I especially love the endless rotation of new movies and old classics that routinely pop up every month on HBOGo. There are plenty of great movies streaming on HBOGo in August, and I'm here to fill you in on the details.
First, I should say that if you haven't seen Mad Max: Fury Road yet, you must. It's on HBOGo until August 1 and then it drifts off into the abyss. After that, though, a ton of new movies will be joining the HBOGo streaming family. But which ones, exactly? Where can you find all the new films you'll be able to watch with a bottle of wine and a steaming hot pizza with extra cheese? Luckily for you, I've provided a list of the 21 new movies you can stream in August on HBOGo.
1. The Aviator (8/1)
Leo DiCaprio. Cate Blanchett. Kate Winslet. Gwen Stefani. What more could you want?
2. Brown Sugar (8/1)
Two words: Taye Diggs.
3. The Bucket List (8/1)
You're gonna need a box of tissues for this one.
4. Carlito's Way (8/1)
A cult classic. Plus, its prequel Carlito's Way: Rise to Power also hits HBOGo in August.
5. Charlie Wilson's War (8/1)
The cast list for this one is out of control.
6. Dog Day Afternoon (8/1)
Another Al Pacino classic.
7. Hollywoodland (8/1)
A movie about the man who played Superman. So, technically, it's a superhero movie.
8. Life Or Something Like It (8/1)
Angelina Jolie in a truly see-it-to-believe-it wig.
9. No Reservations (8/1)
Half romantic comedy. Half food porn. Complete tear-jerker.
10. One Hour Photo (8/1)
One of Robin Williams' creepiest roles.
11. Say Anything... (8/1)
AKA the movie that spawned a million and one teenage fantasies about a boy you like holding a boombox outside of your window.
12. Scarface (8/1)
Say hello... to one of my favorite movies.
13. Scent of A Woman (8/1)
Maybe we should call this Al Pacino movie month?
14. Simon Birch (8/1)
Yeah, you'll definitely need tissues for this one.
15. Summer Catch (8/1)
You should have already seen this movie and if you haven't... what are you waiting for?
16. The Theory Of Everything (8/1)
The movie for which Eddie Redmayne won his Oscar.
17. The Peanuts Movie (8/6)
Charlie and the gang return in this heartwarming animated movie.
18. Brooklyn (8/13)
The can't-miss romantic movie of the year.
19. Seventh Son (8/25)
An edge-of-your-seat fantasy.
20. The Danish Girl (8/26)
Careful, this one might break your heart.
21. In The Heart Of The Sea (8/27)
Chronicling the inspiration behind Moby Dick, this one stars Chris Hemsworth and you won't want to miss it.
Enjoy these movies responsibly, please.
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