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    14 Movies Coming August 2021 To Theaters And Streaming Platforms

    We could all use a distraction from this heat with these movies.

    Movie lovers, you know what time it is! It's time to count down what's in store this August for streaming + theaters!

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    1. The Suicide Squad

    from left  Mayling Ng, as Mongal, Margot Robbie, as Harley Quinn
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    In this second installment, the government sends the supervillains to Corto Maltese, where they are sent on a mission to defeat the enemy on a remote island!

    Starring: Margot Robbie, John Cena, Idris Elba, Sylvester Stallone, Taika Waititi, Joel Kinnaman, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, Nathan Fillion, Jai Courtney, David Dastmalchian, Pete Davidson, Viola Davis, Freddie Stroma, Mikaela Hoover, Sean Gunn, Jennifer Holland, and Mayling Ng

    Where to watch: In theaters and HBO Max Aug. 6.

    Watch the trailer here.

    2. The Kissing Booth 3

    still image of joey king from the movie the kissing both three, she is standing while talking to another person
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    While getting ready to head off to college, Elle Evans will have to make a big decision that will change her life.

    Starring: Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Meganne Young, and Molly Ringwald

    Where to watch: On Netflix Aug. 8.

    Watch the trailer here.

    3. Free Guy

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    In Free Guy, Guy enjoys his regular life until he realizes he's an NPC (non-player character) living in a video game. He'll decide to not only be a great guy, but to be the hero!

    Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Taika Waititi

    Where to watch: In theaters on Aug. 13.

    Watch the trailer here.

    4. Respect

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    Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in this biopic about the legendary singer's rise to stardom.

    Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Brenda Nicole Moorer, Marlon Wayans, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Kimberly Scott, LeRoy McClain, and Tate Donovan

    Where to watch: In theaters on Aug. 13.

    Watch the trailer here.

    5. Sweet Girl

    Jason Momoa walking out of a car
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    When Ray Cooper's wife dies, he sets out to bring justice to those responsible for her death, while protecting the only family he has left ‚ÄĒ his daughter.

    Starring: Jason Momoa, Isabela Merced, and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

    Where to watch: On Netflix Aug. 20.

    Watch the trailer here.

    6. Candyman

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    Candyman returns to where the legend started: Chicago. When Anthony returns to the now-gentrified condos in Cabrini, he encounters a man who informs him of all the stories behind Candyman. Anthony decides whether he wants to use these details to add more depth to his paintings, but soon realizes he will unleash what was locked away for so long.

    Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo

    Where to watch: In theaters Aug. 27.

    Watch the trailer here.

    7. Beckett

    John David Washington playing beckett while walking away from a dangerous scenario
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    While visiting Greece from America, Beckett finds himself on the run in the middle of a dangerous political conspiracy following an unfortunate car accident. 

    Starring: John David Washington, Boyd Holbrook, and Alicia Vikander

    Where to watch: On Netflix Aug. 13.

    Watch the trailer here.

    8. The Night House

    Rebecca Hall reading a book indoors
    Elisha Christian / © Searchlight Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    After her husband's passing, Beth begins to uncover his secret past in this horror film.

    Starring: Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Vondie Curtis Hall, Evan Jonigkeit, and Stacy Martin

    Where to watch: In theaters Aug. 20.

    Watch the trailer here.

    9. Annette

    Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard starring at each other
    Amazon Studios / Courtesy Everett Collection

    When Henry (a stand-up comedian) and Ann (an opera singer) give birth to their first child, their lives are forever changed.

    Starring: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, and Devyn McDowell

    Where to watch: On Amazon Aug. 20.

    Watch the trailer here.

    10. Reminiscence

    from left is Rebecca Ferguson and Hugh Jackman holding each other, 2021
    Ben Rothstein /© Warner Bros. /Courtesy Everett Collection

    When Nick Bannister (a scientist) develops a way for people to revisit their past, he decides to search for his past love using the technology he built.

    Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandiwe Newton, Daniel Wu, Cliff Curtis, Natalie Martinez, Brett Cullen, and Teri Wyble

    Where to watch: In theaters + HBO Max Aug. 20.

    Watch the trailer here.

    11. The Protégé

    from left is Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Patrick
    Jichici Raul /© Lionsgate /Courtesy Everett Collection

    When Anna is taken in by a legendary assassin named Moody, he trains her to grow up with the same abilities he has developed and becomes a father figure to her. So when he's brutally killed, Anna vows to avenge his death. 

    Starring: Maggie Q, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robert Patrick

    Where to watch: In theaters Aug. 20.

    Watch the trailer here.

    12. PAW Patrol: The Movie

    from left is the animated movie paw patrol starring Zuma (voice: Shayle Simons), Rocky (voice: Callum Shoniker), Skye (voice: Lilly Bartlam), Chase (voice: Iain Armitage), Marshall (voice: Kingsley Marshall), Rubble (voice: Keegan Hedley)
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    Humdinger is the mayor of Adventure City and poses a new threat, causing potential chaos in the city. But with the help of PAW Patrol, Ryder and his amazing heroic friends help to save the city along with dachshund Liberty.

    Starring: Randall Park, Dax Shepard, Yara Shahidi, Marsai Martin, Jimmy Kimmel, Kim Kardashian, Ron Pardo, Iain Armitage, Tyler Perry and Will Brisbin

    Where to watch: In theaters Aug. 20.

    Watch the trailer here.

    13. Naked Singularity

    John Boyega in a room as a public defender
    Screen Media Films /Courtesy Everett Collection

    When Casi (a promising public defender in NYC) loses his first case, he finds himself enlisting in a drug heist to beat the system at its own game with a former client. 

    Starring: John Boyega, Olivia Cooke, Bill Skarsgård, Ed Skrein, Tim Blake Nelson, and Linda Lavin

    Where to watch: In theaters Aug. 6 and on VOD on Aug. 13.

    Watch the trailer here.

    14. Ema

    from left is Mariana Di Girolamo and Gael Garcia Bernal
    Music Box Films / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Ema and Gastón (a young couple) adopt a young child named Polo, only to discover they can no longer raise him. After a failed attempt to send him back, they try to manage their adoption as their lives change.

    Starring: Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal, Paola Giannini, and Santiago Cabrera

    Where to watch:  In theaters on Aug. 13.

    Watch the trailer here.

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