Best New Movies on Amazon Prime (August 2020) - Featured

With such a wealth of new movies to rent on Amazon Prime, it can be hard to keep track of and parse new movies as they are added to the platform. Here we cover the 10 new movies landing on Amazon Prime in August 2020. You can also read our list of the best overall films available on Amazon Prime right now. All movies will be available as of June 1st unless otherwise noted. Now let’s take a look at what’s new on Amazon Prime Video.

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10. Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) (Arrives August 3rd)

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We’ll start off with one for the kids. There’s a decent chance that if you have kids, they’re already familiar with who Dora the Explorer is. This live-action, big-screen film is sure to do the trick if you need to keep the little ones entertained for a couple of hours, and you might even find some enjoyment in it yourself.

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Conclusion

For more family-friendly entertainment, take a look at our exploration of The Pixar Formula.

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9. Capone (2020) (Arrives August 10th)

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The just-released Capone is a new take on infamous-gangster Al Capone. Instead of focusing on the larger-than-life criminal’s heyday, Capone takes aim at the latter stages of the gangster’s life after his release from prison when dementia began setting in. The immensely talented Tom Hardy stars in the titular role and he’s flanked by a strong supporting cast comprised of the likes of Kyle MacLachlan, Matt Dillon, and Linda Cardellini. 

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Conclusion

The film has been met with a largely negative reception since its online release in May, but now that it’s included with your Prime membership you’ll be able to check it out and decide for yourself without any risk or commitment.

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8. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

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Is Spider-Man 3 the worst of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy? Without a doubt, yes. But, it’s not entirely without merit. If you’re a fan of the character or of Raimi’s first two films in the series, then Spider-Man 3 is certainly worth checking out to complete your viewing experience. Now that it’s included with your Prime membership, there’s no harm in giving it a shot and maybe getting a little web-slinging nostalgia.

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Conclusion

For more action-packed goodness, be sure to check our list of the 100 Best Action Films of All Time.

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7. Top Gun (1986)

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With the long-awaited follow-up, Top Gun: Maverick, scheduled for release sometime next year, now is a perfect time to revisit or check out the original Top Gun for the first time. 

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Conclusion

Tony Scott’s 1986 film is an enduring classic that remains a part of the zeitgeist even 34 years later.

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6. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

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In 1994 veteran film director Mike Newell and celebrated comedy writer Richard Curtis, best known at the time for his TV collaborations with Rowan Atkinson, teamed up to deliver Four Weddings and a FuneralThe film was nominated for two Academy Awards, best original screenplay and best picture, a rarity for a romantic comedy, cementing its place as a classic of the genre.

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If you’re in a lovey-dovey mood, check our list of the Best Sappy, Romantic Movie Quotes.

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5. Rain Man (1988)

Script to screen at the University of California

The four-time Oscar winner Rain Man was massively successful upon release and remains a cultural touchstone. The term “Rain Man” made its way into the lexicon of millions of people who don’t even need to have seen the film to understand its usage. 

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Stripping away the cultural significance, Rain Man is a solid, well-made drama with a pair of strong performances from Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman at the forefront.

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4. Inception (2010)

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Inception took the world by storm upon release and feels just as inventive and fresh today as it did 10 years ago. 

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Conclusion

Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi, action, thriller hybrid is a highly entertaining film with a clever script and jawdropping special effects.

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3. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

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3:10 to Yuma is a gritty western from director James Mangold. The film is a 50-years-later remake of the 1957 film of the same name. The film is bolstered by a talented cast, making especially good use of Russell Crowe in a fun antagonist role. The highlight of the film is undoubtedly the climactic shootout which stands amongst the genres most exciting.

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Conclusion

For additional insights into another western-style film from director James Mangold, check out our exploration of Logan and our  breakdown of the neo-western.

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2. Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) (Arrives August 6th)

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This Shia LaBeouf starring dramedy follows a young boy with down syndrome as he runs away from his care home and sets off on a heart-warming adventure to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. 

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The touching story connected with audiences on a wide level and turned the film’s relatively low budget into a huge return.

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1. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

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After getting somewhat lost in the massive swell of slasher films of the late 70s and 1980s, My Bloody Valentine still retains a small cult following. The film is far from a masterpiece, but fans of the genre will find a lot to like. My Bloody Valentine was remade in 2009, complete with gimmicky 3D, but the original 1981 film is a good watch for slasher-film fans looking for an entry they might not have seen before.

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Conclusion

For all you horror lovers out there, you’re sure to enjoy our list of the 100 greatest horror films ever made.

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Those were 10 of the best new movies on Amazon Prime. For a rundown of all the best films currently available on Prime video right now, be sure to give this next article a read. It is updated each month with fresh picks.

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