The best of Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Amazon in August

The month of August has begun, which can only mean one thing: the comings and goings of beloved streaming services are upon us once again. The current Mt. Rushmore of on-demand streaming, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and HBO, have released their cherished lists of what you want to watch for the month. Let’s start with Netflix, if you can possibly pull yourself away from repeated viewings of “Stranger Things.”

Netflix

-Young@Heart (Aug. 1)
Hoo boy. Make sure that no less than two boxes of tissues are nearby when you watch this heart-warming documentary on an elderly choir in New England. The film showcases the geriatric squad singing songs much younger than them, such as the Talking Heads’ “Road to Nowhere” and an immensely emotional take on “Fix You” by 83-year old choir member Fred Knittle, who died shortly after filming. Again, have the tissues ready.

-Slow TV series (Aug. 5)
This is where Netflix truly shines above all the other stre-wait, what’s that? You’re telling me the Slow TV series is just montages of purposefully boring activities like salmon fishing, knitting and multiple train rides? Count me in!

-No Country For Old Men (Aug. 11)
Combine an amazing Cormac McCarthy novel with an incredible cast directed by the Coen Brothers, and you’ve got one of the best films of this millennium thus far. In the almost 10 years since “No Country for Old Men” was released, the character of Anton Chigurh is still terrifying, the desert is still barren and what happened to Llewelyn Moss is still unbelievable.

Complete Netflix list for August 2016

Streaming on 8/1
The American Side (2016)
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
APEX: The Story of the Hypercar (2016)
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)
Big Daddy (1999)
Black Widow (1987)
Critical Condition (1987)
Deadfall (2012)
Destination: Team USA (2016)
Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie ­ NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
The Family Man (2000)
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Final Destination 3 (2006)
From the Terrace (1960)
Holding the Man (2015)
How To Win The US Presidency (2016)
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
ISIS: Women Unveiled (2016)
Masha and the Bear: Season 2
Memoria (2015)
The Naked Prey (1966)
NCIS: Season 13
Pay It Forward (2000)
The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Roseanne Collection: Collection 3
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Sliding Doors (1998)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Teacher’s Pet (1958)
The Verdict (1982)
The Wedding Planner (2001)
What Women Want (2000)
Young@Heart (2007)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

8/3
Beat Bugs: Season 1 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL

8/5
David Cross: Making America Great Again (2016) NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ever After High: Epic Winter NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Little Prince (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Evening (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Morning (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Night (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Evening (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Morning (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Night (2016)
Slow TV: Northern Passage (2016)
Slow TV: Northern Railway (2016)
Slow TV: Salmon Fishing (2016)
Slow TV: The Telemark Canal (2016)
Slow TV: Train Ride Bergen to Oslo (2016)

8/6
The Confirmation (2016)

8/9/16
Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 4
T­Rex (2015)

8/10
St. Vincent (2014)

8/11
Flight of the Butterflies (2012)
No Country for Old Men (2007)

8/12
Ask the StoryBots: Season 1 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Get Down: Part 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Project Mc2: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

8/13
13 Cameras (2016)

8/15
Louis CK: Live at the Comedy Store (2015)

8/16
Let’s Go to Prison (2006)
Our Last Tango (2015)

8/17
The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)
The Last Heist (2016)
Puffin Rock: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

8/19
Bottersnikes and Gumbles: Season 1 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fearless: Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead NETFLIX ORIGINAL

8/21
Maz Jobrani: I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV (2015)

8/22
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year

8/23
Septembers of Shiraz (2015)

8/25
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Dawn of the Croods: Season 2 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Glitter Force: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Road (2009)
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking… NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Once Upon a Time: Season 5
XOXO (2016) NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Hulu

Coffee & Cigarettes (Aug. 1)
Outside of “My Dinner With Andre,” “Coffee & Cigarettes” might be the best movie ever made about conversations. Interesting pairings abound, including a diner scene between Tom Waits and Iggy Pop, an awkward conversation between Brits Steve Coogan and Alfred Molina and arguably the most famous, an encounter between Bill Murray and RZA & GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.


Black Jesus (season 2) (Aug. 18)
From Aaron McGruder, the creator of the beloved Adult Swim show “The Boondocks,” comes this deeply underrated show about Jesus living and making his way in modern-day Compton. The first season skewed the line between believers and nonbelievers alike, so it will be interesting to see where religious-but-not show goes for the second.

Complete Hulu list for August 2016:

TELEVISION

8/1
You’re The Worst (Complete Season 2) (FX)

8/2
Running Wild With Bear Grylls (Season 3 Premiere) (NBC)

8/3
Bachelor in Paradise (Season 3 Premiere) (ABC)
Adam Devine’s House Party (Complete Season 3) (Comedy Central)
W (Series Premiere) (Viki)

8/4
Steven Universe (Complete Season 2) (Cartoon Network)

8/7
Basketball Wives L.A. (Season 5 Premiere) (VH1)

8/8
T.I &Tiny (Season 5B Premiere) (VH1)

8/9
Ancient Aliens (Complete Seasons 7–9) (History)
Beyond Scared Straight (Complete Season 4) (A&E)
Dance Moms (Complete Season 5) (Lifetime)
Intervention (Complete Season 14) (A&E)
Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2015) (*Showtime)
Street Dance Family (2016) (*Showtime)

8/10
Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)

8/13
The Wine Show (Complete Season 1/U.S. Premiere) (ITV)
The Gift (2015) (*Showtime)

8/15
Bastard Executioner (Series Premiere) (FX)

8/18
Black Jesus (Complete Season 2) (Adult Swim)

8/23
Casual (Season 2 Finale) (Hulu)

8/24
Bella and Bulldogs (Complete Season 2) (Nickelodeon)
Better Late Than Never (Season 1 Premiere) (NBC)
Catfish (Season 5B Premiere) (MTV)

8/31
Despertar Contigo (Series Premiere) (Univision)
The Investigation (Series Premiere) (MTV)

MOVIES

8/1
A.R.C.H.I.E (2016) (*Showtime)
A Good Woman (2004)
The Accused (1998)
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
The Best Man (1999) (*Showtime)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Black Hawk Down (2001) (*Showtime)
Body (2015) (*Showtime)
The Care Bears Movie (1985)
Chasing Amy (1997)
Clerks (1994)
Cloverfield (2008)
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Death Do Us Part (2014) (*Showtime)
Disturbing Behavior (1998)
Dr. Strange (2007)
Enough (2002)
Erotic Getaway (1995) (*Showtime)
Foot Fist Way (2006)
Frank and Jesse (1995) (*Showtime)
The Hills Have Eyes (2006) (*Showtime)
How She Move (2007)
Hulk Vs. (2009)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Joe the King (1999)
Kalifornia (1993)
Kicking and Screaming (2005)
Larry Gaye: Renegade Flight Attendant (2015)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Legally Blonde (2001)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (2003)
Lenny Cooke (2013) (*Showtime)
The Limey (1999)
Little Odessa (1994)
Marathon Man (1976)
Permanent Midnight (1998) (*Showtime)
Phat Beach (1996) (*Showtime)
Planet Hulk (2010)
Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Robocop (1987)
Robocop 2 (1990)
Robocop 3 (1993)
Runaway Bride (1999)
Rush (2013)
Shattered (2007)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Sister (2012) (*Showtime)
Six Shooter (2004)
Species (1995)
Species 2 (1998)
Species 3 (2004)
Split Decisions (1988) (*Showtime)
Stake Land (2010) (*Showtime)
Tales From the Darkside (1990)
The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
Trees Lounge (1996) (*Showtime)
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? (*Showtime)
Ultimate Avengers (2006)
Ultimate Avengers 2 (2006)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
The Virgin Suicides (1999) (*Showtime)
Wicker Park (2004)
Wonder Boys (2000) (*Showtime)

8/2
Avalon High (2010)
Cloud 9 (2014)
Dadnapped (2009)
Gotta Kick It Up! (2002)
Life Is Ruff (2005)
Twitches (2005)

8/10
Shaun the Sheep (2015)

8/11
American Ultra (2015)
Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert (2016)

8/12
Casino Royale (2006) (*Showtime)
Dancing in Jaffa (2013)
Ghost Rider (2007)
Godfrey: Regular Black (2014) (*Showtime)
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)
Mr. Accident (2000) (*Showtime)
Proxy (2013)
Rocky Balboa (2006) (*Showtime)
Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (2000) (*Showtime)

8/13
The Gift (2015) (*Showtime)

8/16
Save the Date (2012)

8/20
King Georges (2015)
Strange Wilderness (2008)

8/26
Young & Beautiful (2013)

HBO

The Larry Sanders Show…in September
Look, there are a lot of genuinely interesting movies coming to HBO in August, like “Capote” and “Carlito’s Way.” HOWEVER, the network just announced that The Larry Sanders Show will finally be able to be streamed on September 23, so the best thing you can do is just wait for that. You’ll thank me later.

Complete HBO list for August 2016:

TELEVISION

Meet the Donors (August 1)
Dios, Inc.  (Season 1 Finale) (August 5)
Hitchcock/Truffaut (August 8)
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the L.A. Rams (August 10)
El negocio (Season 3 Premiere)(August 12)
The Night Of (Limited Series Finale) (August 28)

MOVIES

August 1
Aurora (2015)
The Aviator (2004)
Brown Sugar (2002)
The Bucket List (2007)
Capote (2005)
Carlito’s Way (1993)
Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
The Chase (1994)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Hollywoodland (2006)
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Life or Something Like It (2002)
No Reservations (2007)
One Hour Photo (2002)
Say Anything… (1989)
Scarface (1983)
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Simon Birch (1998)
Summer Catch (2001)
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Youth (2015)

Amazon Prime

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (Aug. 1)


8/1
Afflicted (2013)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Cloverfield (2008)
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
The Eclipse (2009)
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
A Good Woman (2004)
How She Move (2007)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Joe the King (1999)
Kalifornia (1993)
Marathon Man (1976)
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Maxed Out (2006)
The Others (2001)
The Piano (1993)
Shattered (2007)
Six Shooter (2004)
Species 3 (2004)
Tales From the Darkside (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (1991)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 (1993)
Wicker Park (2004)
You’ve Got Mail (1998)

8/8
Julia (1977)
Odd Squad Movie (2016)
Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)

8/10
American Ultra (2015)
Shaun the Sheep (2015)

8/11
Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert (2016)
No Country for Old Men (2007)

8/12
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)
Very Good Girls (2013)

8/15
A Royal Affair (2012)

8/20
Strange Wilderness (2008)

8/22
The Hunter (2012)
Melancholia (2011)

8/23
House of Lies: Season 4 and 5

8/24
Blue Ruin (2013)

8/25
Elvis & Nixon (2016)

8/26
The Kicks: Season 1 (2016)

8/29
13 Assassins (2010)
Goon (2011)


 

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Kevin Stairiker is a features writer for Fly. He is a graduate of Temple University and enjoys writing in third person. When he isn't writing, he's probably playing guitar for a litany of bands, reading comics or providing well-needed muscle at The Double Deuce.

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