Movies and TV shows to binge-watch on streaming platforms this August


10 shows & movies to binge-watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video & Disney+Hotstar this August

Go ahead, stock up on the popcorn

By Gargi Agrawal  August 4th, 2020

As we welcome you to another month of marathons, we’ve lined up everything that you should add to your to-watch-list. And remember, before you join in: put on your PJs, tap on that airplane mode, grab a big bowl of popcorn and get your comforter out.

Here are all the movies and TV shows in store for you this month.

First Man on Netflix

Out on: August 7

Watch our rom-com crush, Ryan Gosling play an unconventional role in this gripping biopic. Playing the role of Neil Armstrong (the first man to step on the moon), the movie chronicles the real events that took place when it was announced that the Apollo Program team would be the first passengers to travel to the moon.

Howard on Disney + Hotsar

Out on: August 8

If you have grown up watching Disney on summer afternoons, then this one’s for you. Directed by Don Hahn, Howard is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist who gave a voice to the Disney classics like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. The film will be an intimate view at his life with never-seen-before archival footage, personal films and photographs, as well as interviews with Howard’s friends and family.

Chemical Hearts on Amazon Prime Video

Out on: August 21

John Green meets Rainbow Rowell in this story of first love, broken hearts, and everything that puts young love back together. The movie follows the life of Henry Page (Austin Abrams), a hopeless romantic who has never fallen in love. He lives happily focusing on his studies to make his way to a good college, until Grace Town (Lili Reinhart) enters his class. Statutory warning: This film might be a little sentimental, so keep some tissues handy.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl on Netflix

Out on: August 12

Ditch all the movies and TV shows on your current list for this. Starring Janhvi Kapoor, the movie is based on true events and the story of an IAF pilot, Gunjan Saxena, who flew a helicopter to the Kargil War to rescue Indian soldiers. We’re all set to watch this biopic. Are you?

Underwater on Disney + Hotsar

Out on: August 14

Starring Twilight star, Kristen Stewart, Underwater is a sci-fi action film that follows a group of oceanic researchers working for a deep-sea drilling company at the bottom of Mariana Trench. After an earthquake devastates their deep-sea laboratory, they must scramble for their safety. However, something mysterious stops them. Will they come out alive?

Glow Up (Season 2) on Netflix

Out on: August 14

Beauty junkies, you’re in for a treat this month. Glow Up makes its way to Netflix again with an all-new season. Watch stunning transformations and beauty creations from aspiring make-up artists competing to become Britain’s next make-up star. Who will glow and who will go?

Killing Eve (Season 1-3) on Amazon Prime Video

Out on: August 7

If you’re in the mood to curl up in your comforter with processed food and do absolutely nothing (not even click) then make this show your BFF this month. With all the seasons on board, all you need to do is watch the intense cat and mouse game between Sandra Oh (or our favourite Dr. Chang from Greys) as an Mi5 officer, who doesn’t like her desk job and her arch-nemesis Villanelle, who enjoys all the perks of the spy life.

Lovecraft Country on Disney + Hotsar

Out on: August 17

Based on Matt Ruff ‘s novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman as he meets up with his friends to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This leads to a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America, and more. If you love fiction mixed with a little drama and horror, then this series needs to be next on your watch list.

Work It on Netflix

Out on: August 7

It’s a fact. We all love Netflix original movies and here’s another one coming your way. An American coming-of-age dance comedy film, Sabrina Carpenter stars as an awkward 18-year-old who’s only way to her dream college is through dance. Hop on and follow her journey as she works hard and perfects her skills to make it all possible.

World’s Toughest Race: Eco Fiji Challenge on Amazon Prime Video

Out on: August 14

Loved Bear Grylls on Man Vs Wild? Then chances are that you’ll love this show too. Watch Grylls step out on a 300-mile endurance trek, along with competitors who have to make the journey to the top via foot, kayak, horses etc. With 11 days on hand, 66 teams have a challenge to complete this trek in time.

Which movies and TV shows made it to your list?