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August 2022: 16 of the best things to stream this month


By Sarah Finnan
02nd Aug 2022

@sharonhorgan

August 2022: 16 of the best things to stream this month

Wondering what to watch this month? There's plenty coming to all your favourite streaming platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+ and Disney+.

August 1 

(500) Days of Summer, Amazon Prime 

A cult classic for a reason, (500) Days of Summer stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zoeey Deschanel as old lovers in this not-so-traditional rom com. After being dumped by the girl of his dreams, hopeless romantic Tom Hansen (Gordon-Levitt) reflects back on his relationship with Summer (Deschanel) as he tries to figure out where it all went wrong.

The Devil Wears Prada, Amazon Prime

Based on Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel of the same name, The Devil Wears Prada follows Andrea ‘Andy’ Sachs (Anne Hathaway), a college graduate who goes to New York City and lands a job at a high fashion magazine. Her boss, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), is a bit of a handful to say the least and Andy must decide what she values most in life. Can we all agree that Nate is truly the worst character of the movie though? 

August 3

Lightyear, Disney+

Chris Evans stars as Buzz Lightyear in this definitive origin story. Marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from earth, Buzz is joined by a group of ambitious recruits who try to help him find his way home. However, matters are complicated even further by the arrival of Zurgen and an army of ruthless robots under his command who attempt to steal his fuel source. 

August 5

The Sandman, Netflix

There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep; a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. When Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. Based on the beloved award-winning DC comic series written by Neil Gaiman. 

Luck, Apple TV+

Brought to us by the creative visionary behind Toy Story and Cars, Luck tells the tale of Sam Greenfield; the unluckiest person in the world. Keen to try and turn her luck around, Sam embarks on a magical adventure in the never-before-seen Land of Luck. Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg and Jane Fonda all lend their voices to the project. 

August 10

I Am Groot, Disney+

A hero of few words, Groot returns for this collection of five original shorts. Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the series features other characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and follows Baby Groot as he grows up in the galaxy, going on adventures with new friends… that sometimes get him into trouble. 

August 12

Five Days at Memorial, Apple TV+

Based on actual events and adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina (and its aftermath) on a local hospital. When the floodwaters rose, power failed and heat soared as exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make life-changing decisions that would haunt them for years to come. 

A League of Their Own, Amazon Prime

Co-created by Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) who also stars, A League of Their Own is an adaptation of the 1992 film starring Geena Davis and Tom Cruise… just with new characters and storylines. It centres on the formation of a World War II era women’s professional baseball team.  Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place), Roberta Colindrez, Gbemisola Ikumel, Kelly McCormack, and Priscilla Delgado also star.

Cosmic Love, Amazon Prime

The latest venture from the makers of Love Island, Cosmic Love is a new reality series that matches up potential couples based entirely on astrological matchmaking. Is love really written in the stars? Only time will tell.. 

August 16 

Making the Cut (Season 3), Amazon Prime

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn return for season three of Making the Cut, which will feature 10 designers from around the world all competing for a whopping $1million prize money and a mentorship with Amazon fashion. Actress and House of Harlow 1960 creative director Nicole Richie and fashion pop icon and Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott also return as judges – with a few other familiar faces making guest appearances throughout the season. 

August 17

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Disney+

A Disney+ original series starring Tatiana Maslany, She-Hulk follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney… who just so happens to also be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered Hulk.

August 19

Memory, Amazon Prime

When Alex (Liam Neeson), an expert assassin, refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organisation, he then becomes the target. Alex is built for revenge, but with a memory that is beginning to falter, he’s forced to question his every action, blurring the line between right and wrong.

Bad Sisters, Apple TV+

The newest show from This Way Up star Sharon Horgan, Bad Sisters is a seamless blend of dark comedy and thrills. Set along the coast of Ireland, the 10-episode series follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another. Horgan, Anee-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene and Eve Hewson join forces as the five Garvey sisters. 

August 21

Dog, Amazon Prime

Dog marks both Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin’s directorial debuts. Based on a story by Carolin and Brett Rodriquez, Dog stars Tatum as Briggs, a former army ranger suffering from PTSD. Learning that his friend and former partner, Riley Rodrigquez, was killed in a car accident, Briggs is tasked with escorting Riley’s military dog down to Arizona for the funeral. 

August 24

Lost Ollie, Netflix 

A patchwork rabbit with floppy ears and fuzzy memories embarks on an epic quest to find his best friend – the young boy he desperately loves. Jonathan Groff, Mary J. Blige, Tim Blake Nelson and Gina Rodriguez all feature.

August 25

Welcome to Wrexham, Disney+

Did you know that Rob McElhenny and Ryan Reynolds bought a football club together? Well, they did… Wrexham AFC. Hoping to turn the club into an underdog story the whole world could root for, it’s a very Ted Lasso-esque story as neither Rob nor Ryan have any experience in the football world. Welcome to Wrexham tracks their crash course in learning the tricks of the trade. 

August 26 

Licorice Pizza, Amazon Prime

Alana Haim makes her movie debut in this recent hit from Paul Thomas Anderson. Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the 70s-set classic centres on Gary Valentine, a teenager in love with an older woman (Haim). The storyline is a little creepy but the cinematography and soundtrack are dreamy, so give it a chance.