16 New Movies On Amazon Prime In August That You Can Stream All Summer Long
It's that time again. That time when all your beloved streaming services bulk up their library of shows and movies, allowing you the freedom to stay inside and watch them until your eyes turn blurry. This month, it's no different: With all the new movies you can stream in August on Amazon Prime, I'd be surprised if you ever leave the couch this summer (no offense and/or judgment here though, I'll also be surprised if I ever leave the couch).
(And if you don't have Amazon Prime, may I politely ask you: What are you doing with your life that affords you the ability to not have it? Working? Going outside? No, stop that.)
This month, Amazon's adding everything from a Stanley Kubrick classic to not one, not two, but three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movies, to Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan rom coms, to Amazon Originals about Elvis meeting the president. So really, there's something for everyone. Look at that! The rest of your month is now perfectly planned out, and you only have to lift your finger enough to press some buttons.
Below, 16 movies you can stream on Amazon Prime in the month of August, because don't say I never did anything for you.
1. A Clockwork Orange (August 1)
One of Kubrick's finest and most controversial works, A Clockwork Orange is the film that keeps on giving, as each time you watch it you become more and more entranced by the sociopathic protagonist and the stunningly meticulous visuals.
2. Inside Llewyn Davis (August 1)
The Coen brothers' film about a struggling folk singer will get under your skin with its dark, melancholy humor, and portrayal of one man's quest to follow his creative endeavors however bleak the path might seem.
3. Maxed Out (August 1)
This documentary about the consumer debt crisis will make you think twice about using your credit card this weekend, and that's always a good reminder to have.
4. The Others (August 1)
A bone chilling horror film that's more scare than guts, and where the big twist will leave you... affected, to say the least.
5. Cloverfield (August 1)
In case you haven't seen the found-footage creature horror story of 2008, I suggest you do yourself a favor and give it a watch. Especially since its follow up, Cloverfield Lane, needs to also be on your list of things-to-watch-that-freak-you-out.
6. Coffee and Cigarettes (August 1)
This Jim Jarmusch-project gathers celebrities (Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Tom Waits, Wu-Tang Clan) and films them talking over none other than coffee and cigarettes.
7... 8 AND 9. The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, & The Matrix Revisited (August 1)
As the ultimate dystopian trilogy, The Matrix — and all of its sequels — are inarguably some of the best sci-fi movies out there.
10. You've Got Mail (August 1)
One of the sweet, defining romantic comedies of the '90s, You've Got Mail's technology might be dated at this point — but its sentiment is not.
11. No Country For Old Men (August 11)
A Western that's as darkly funny and gripping as it is violent and harrowing, the second Coen Bros. movie on this list won "Best Picture of the Year" at the 2008 Academy Awards. In the aftermath of a drug deal, No Country For Old Men relies on the old cat-and-mouse drama framing, but — as it's set in a desolate and atmospheric Western Texas — it's an entirely new hunting game.
12. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (August 12)
After taking a break from the Impossible, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) came back in 2015 with an installment that's strong and new, but doesn't veer too far from the roots that made the franchise so widely popular.
13. Melancholia (August 22)
A stunning, apocalyptic Lars Von Trier film that can't really be explained until you give it a watch. Despite the fact it's about the end of the world, Melancholia is earth-shatteringly beautiful for the visuals alone.
14. Blue Ruin (August 24)
This low-budget revenge thriller calls back to the kind of outlandish violence and humor that made Quentin Tarantino and The Coen Bros. household names. It's dark, it's messy, and it's definitely something you won't forget.
15. Elvis & Nixon (August 25)
Elvis & Nixon recounts the infamous 1970 meeting between Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) and Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey).
16. 13 Assassins (August 29)
Rounding out the list, 13 Assassins is a dizzying, Japanese action film based on historical events. Stylized and tightly wound, it details the story of Shinzaemon Shimada (Koji Yakusho) and his team of assassins in 19th-century Japan.
So, do I even need to ask how you'll be spending the month of August? Didn't think so.
Images: Warner Bros. Pictures
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