What are you going to watch on HBO in August? Are you still sad about the fact that a new season of Big Little Lies has come to an end, and you fear that there will be nothing worth watching on HBO in the United States? Take a look at this list presenting all the movies and TV series coming to HBO Now in August 2019 before you cry… maybe you will find some reasons to smile instead?
Before you continue… August is a month where many of us go on holidays and we go abroad. Do you know what will happen if you try to enjoy your HBO Now or your HBO Go subscription in the United States while staying in another country? You will get error messages telling you that the content can only be streamed in the United States, which means, you will not be able to stream the content you are interested in. So, what can you do about this? Follow the instructions in our article dealing with how to stream HBO Now abroad, and you will be able to stream all your favorite content, no matter where you might be in the world.
There are some major highlights worth mentioning on this months list presenting what’s coming to HBO Now in August 2019. I will write some more comments further down, but first, take a look at the list yourself.
Everything coming to HBO in August 2019
New series and movies
A Black Lady Sketch Show, Series Premiere (8/2)
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders, Season 6 Premiere (8/6)
Pico de Neblina, Season 1 Premiere (8/9)
Succession, Season 2 Premiere (8/11)
Our Boys, Series Premiere (8/12)
The Righteous Gemstones, Series Premiere (8/18)
A Lego Brickumentary, 2014 (8/1)
Boy Erased, 2018 (8/2)
The Favourite, 2018 (8/3)
Aquaman, 2018 (8/10)
The Mule, 2018 (8/17)
Mortal Engines, 2018 (8/24)
Can You Ever Forgive Me?, 2018 (8/31)
The HBO show Our Boys seems to be a very interesting series about conflicts in the Middle East, all taking place after the disappearance of three boys. The Righteous Gemstones is hard to describe, but somehow it is a comedy show making fun of televangelists and portraying a man making a lot of money from the industry.
The highlight on HBO in August is for sure The Favourite. This is an Academy Award-winning movie starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz. The queen is ruling the country, but she is not really controlling it, but instead – her helper (Rachel Weisz) is the one governing the matters. But, when Emma Stone shows up as a helper on the door and starts to influence the queen, we are set for a big battle between Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
If you don’t consider The Favourite a favorite movie, then maybe Aquaman will be so instead. Finally, the biggest hero in the DC Comics universe together with Wonder Woman will come to HBO Now. The movie was a giant success, and even though I considered it to be quite boring, it will for sure attract a lot of viewers to HBO in August.
Mortal Engines is a big arrival as well. I have to say that the trailer looks really boring to me, but if you like fantasy movies, this might be a treat for you still!
The Mule was a hit in the theaters as well. It was considered really boring by all my friends, but if you want to see Clint Eastwood in the role as a mule, or a someone dealing with drugs and delivering drugs, then The Mule will be on HBO in August 2019.
The final movie worth mentioning is Can You Ever Forgive Me? starring Melissa McCarthy. This is based on a true story about a writer who faked content from famous authors such as Hepburn. It is a different kind of Melissa McCarthy movie, and maybe that in itself gives us all a reason to watch the movie.
Other content coming to HBO Now on August 1st
Body Heat, 1981
Chariots of Fire, 1981
Dangerous Liaisons, 1988
Deliver Us From Eva, 2003
The Dilemma, 2011
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, 2005
Fly Me to the Moon, 2008
Going the Distance, 2010
The Lost Boys, 1987
Just Like Heaven, 2005
Out of Africa, 1985
Search Party, 2016
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, 2004
There isn’t much to shout joy about on the list of general movies coming to HBO on August 1st. Chariots of Fire is a classic, but few modern kids will be interested. But, if you want an old classic, this is a good place to start. Besides that, there isn’t many movies worth mentioning right here.
Content that will leave HBO Now on August 31st
50 First Dates, 2004
Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure, 2014
Alpha and Omega 4: The Legend of the Sawtoothed Cave, 2015
Alpha and Omega 5: Family Vacation, 2015
Date Night (Extended Version), 2010
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, 2010
Down a Dark Hall, 2018
Green Zone, 2010
Ocean’s 8, 2018
Shrek 2, 2004
Sinister 2, 2015
Super Troopers 2, 2018
The Best Man, 1999
The Bourne Identity, 2002
The Bourne Supremacy, 2004
The Grudge (Extended Version), 2004
The Lego Ninjago Movie, 2017
The Mask, 1994
The Pelican Brief, 1993
The Prestige, 2006
The Wolfman, 2010
This might be the most interesting list dealing with HBO in August 2019. There are quite a lot of awesome movies leaving the platform as August comes to an end, meaning that you should hurry up and start streaming right away.
The Prestige is a movie about two competing magicians from 2006. I didn’t really enjoy the movie so much, but it should still be watched if you like movies about magicians. I am a giant fan of Now You See Me, and this was far more serious and tiring compared to those movies, but still – worth a watch.
The Pelican Brief is old, but a fantastic movie with Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts. I remember watching the movie when it was new, and it was great. It might feel a bit out of date when it comes to the quality of the filming, but the script is still awesome.
Ocean’s 8 is the female version of the Ocean’s movies. I know it received quite a lot of poor critics, but I enjoyed it a lot. There are so many turns in the movie (many of the comes very surprising), and they have really managed to create a good movie out of this. Don’t miss out on it!
I can also recommend Geo Storm from 2017. This is a typical catastrophe movie with Gerard Butler in which he is out to save the world from destruction, due to giant climate changes. This isn’t the best movie from 2017, but it sure comes with action and will do a good job entertaining you if you like Gerard Butler, a space station, and geo-catastrophes.
What are you going to stream on HBO Now in August 2019?
Have you found any content that you are crazy about? What are you planning to stream? I would love to hear your thoughts and comments!