What’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in August 2020?
James R | On 30, Jul 2020
After the thrills and spills of Hanna Season 2 in July, Amazon Prime Video has a quieter month lined up for August, with the two biggest titles Chemical Hearts starring Lili Reinhart and DC’s (now cancelled) Stargirl.
But there’s also the promise of modern film gems Official Secrets, Magic Mike XXL and Gravity, a chance to see Jason Statham fight a shark in The Meg and two doses of tennis action from the WTA and ATP.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in August 2020:
For film releases that haven’t yet been confirmed, head to our New on Amazon Prime Video UK channel for the latest additions.
Beautiful Creatures – 2nd August
Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich star in this romance-fantasy based on the novel of the same name.
Tennis: Palermo (WTA) – 3rd August
The 31st Palermo Ladies Open kicks off a month of live tennis action from the WTA, exclusive to Amazon Prime Video. The tournament runs to 10th August.
Hayu: The Real Housewives of Potomac: Season 5 – 3rd August
The reality TV series returns to hayu (available as a Prime Video Channel), with episodes arriving weekly.
STARZPLAY: Ramy: Season 2 – 6th August
Ramy Youssef’s excellent comedy about a first-generation Egyptian-American finding his way through his politically divided New Jersey neighbourhood returns for a second run, with the addition of Mahershala Ali to the cast. STARZPLAY is available as an Amazon Prime Video Channel.
Official Secrets – 7th August
Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Matthew Goode star in this thriller about Katharine Gun, the British intelligence specialist who leaked a secret memo to the press to try and avoid the Iraq invasion by the US and UK.
Jessy & Nessy: Part 2 – 7th August
Amazon’s original kids series follows Jessy, an innately curious little girl and her best friend, Nessy, a five-and-a-half-thousand-year-old purple sea monster. Jessy happens to see the world a little differently through her magical glasses called ‘Inspectacles’. Together this unlikely duo explore life’s curiosities and reveal how all of these seemingly everyday curiosities have fantastical answers.
The Meg – 14th August
When the members of an underwater research facility are under threat owing to a 75ft prehistoric shark, Jonas Taylor, a deep sea diver, is hired to save them.
You’ve Got Mail – 14th August
Nora Ephron’s final definitive rom-com once again brings together Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan to tell the tale of a small bookshop owner who finds herself in competition with the boss of a gigantic chain of stores – all while the two fall in love online. A nice, forward-thinking story of modern technology and offline identity, it paved the way for the rom-com to enter the modern age. It’s testament to how good Hanks and Ryan are on-screen together that you just about forgive him for some gaslighting behaviour in the movie’s final act.
World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji – 14th August
From the creator of Survivor, this competition series sees 66 teams descend upon Fiji to compete in the most epic global adventure race ever attempted. Bear Grylls hosts this 11-day expedition that pushes competitors to their physical and emotional limits. For the veteran teams the goal is to win – but for most, the dream is to finish and prove to themselves and the world, that they can prevail in the World’s Toughest Race.
Chemical Hearts – 21st August
Chemical Hearts is an unapologetic, coming of age story involving a hopeless romantic and a young woman with a mysterious past. Seventeen-year-old Henry Page (Austin Abrams) has never been in love. He fancies himself a romantic, but the kind of once-in-a-lifetime love he’s been hoping for just hasn’t happened yet. Then, on the first day of senior year, he meets transfer student Grace Town (Lili Reinhart) and it seems all that is about to change.
DC’s Stargirl – 21st August
Based on the DC Comics superhero Courtney Whitmore created by Johns and Lee Moder, DC’s Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger, School of Rock) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to take up the legacy of a long-lost superhero team – The Justice Society of America – and stop the villains of the past. Luke Wilson co-stars.
Gravity – 21st August
Alfonso Cuaron’s survival thriller/sci-fi, which appears to unfold all in a single take, is nail-bitingly tense – and heart-poundingly emotional.
Tennis: Western Southern Open (WTA) – 21st September
Amazon’s WTA action continues with the Western Southern Open, running to 28th August.
Tennis: Western Southern Open (ATP) – 22nd August
The men’s tournament gets underway a day later, with ATP action running until 29th August.
War Horse – 23rd August
Steven Spielberg brings Michael Morpurgo’s novel to the screen in this moving drama about a boy who follows his horse, Joey, into battle when Joey is sold off to the British cavalry.
Magic Mike XXL – 28th August
Come again? Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike was a heartfelt character study of men who happened to be strippers. Magic Mike XXL, on the other hand, is a film about male stripping, and emerges as a surprisingly empowering, sweet-natured sequel.
Other titles coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in August 2020:
Land of the Lost
The Wedding Singer
Hayu: The Real Housewives of Potomac: Season 5, Episode 2
The Last Samurai
No Strings Attached
Hayu: The Real Housewives of Potomac: Season 5, Episode 3
Gone in 60 Seconds
13 Going On 30
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Underworld: Blood Wars
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Plants
Hayu: The Real Housewives of Potomac: Season 5, Episode 4
What A Girl Wants
How To Be Single
Hayu: The Real Housewives of Potomac: Season 5, Episode 5