“Clash of the Titans”

Available August 1 on Netflix

This remake of the 1981 film by the same name took the box office by storm when it released in 2010, holding on to the number one spot for two weeks in a row. Greek mythology may have been boring in high school, but it’s hard to look away when it involves Liam Neeson, CGI monsters and thrilling action sequences.

“Back to the Future” (Part I, Part II and Part III)

Available August 1 on STARZ

If you haven’t seen this classic trilogy, now is the time. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd light up the screen in the series that defined a generation as it became an international sensation and a box office hit that’s still influencing culture to this day. 

“Blair Witch Project”

Available August 1 on STARZ

Before there was “Cloverfield” or “Paranormal Activity,” there was “Blair Witch Project.” This movie ushered in a new paradigm for horror, using realistic “found footage” and amateur camera work to bring viewers right into the minds of the film’s subjects. Find out how this horror classic stacks up twenty years later. 

“Scarface”

Available August 1 on STARZ

Watching “Scarface” is like a rite of passage. It’s a quintessential gangster movie with all of the violence to prove it. “Scarface” also gave us Tony Montana, one of Al Pacino’s most memorable characters to date, and dozens of the most quotable lines in movie history. 


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“Otherhood”

Available August 2 on Netflix

This one’s for the empty nesters: with Mother’s Day approaching, three friends decide to take a trip to NYC to visit their adult sons. This Netflix original movie written by Cindy Chupack of “Sex and the City” fame promises a soulful, hilarious and honest portrayal of life after the kids fly the coop. 

“Ready Player One”

Available August 9 on Cinemax

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel “Ready Player One” brings you along for a wonderfully imaginative (albeit dystopian) interpretation of the world as it might look in 2045. With society on the brink of disaster, virtual reality offers an escape from the real world, and for one orphaned teenager, a potentially life-altering challenge that could change everything.

“Aquaman”

Available August 10 on HBO

This entry into the DC Extended Universe is set after the events of “Justice League.” Jason Mamoa portrays Arthur Curry (Aquaman), the part-human heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. In this visually-stunning film, Arthur must fight to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

“The Mule”

Available August 17 on HBO

Director Clint Eastwood also stars in this film which tells the story of a veteran whose personal relationships have fallen apart as he struggles to survive financially. When he learns about a potential opportunity with the cartel, he decides to put aside his better judgement and starts a new chapter of his life as a drug mule.  

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

Available August 28 on Hulu

The crowd-pleasing finale to this critically-acclaimed trilogy is just as good as the first two movies — and that says a lot. The third installment brings visual wonderment, emotional weight, and pure satisfaction for fans of the franchise.

“Life of the Party”

Available August 30 on Cinemax

Melissa McCarthy brings her trademark humor to this light-hearted comedy about a woman who decides to start anew after her husband leaves. Determined to make a change, she enrolls in college (the same one her daughter attends) and what follows is not what you’d expect.