Here’s what’s coming to Australian streaming services in August
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27.07.2022

Here’s what’s coming to Australian streaming services in August

Australian streaming services
Words by Ben Lamb

What's coming to Australian streaming services: the best new TV shows and movies on Stan, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Binge and Disney Plus.

Wondering what the best new content hitting, Stan, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Binge, Disney Plus and Melbourne Cinemas this August? As we get even colder throughout this winter season, the time for bingeing Australian streaming services is here.

There streaming services know that, there’s absolutely no shortage of shows and movies ready for you to watch as we hit this second half of the year. With the movie festivals like the International Film Festival and Scandinavian film festival, there’s a bunch of movies hitting the big screen as well. But there’s heaps of stuff for the small screen fans too, you can catch the next Marvel Disney+ series, a Netflix musical, or even a full sitcom starring Charlie Sheen.

Check out our roundups of the best new content on streaming services each month here. Keep up with the latest Melbourne film and television news here.

The best new content to watch on Australian streaming services and cinemas in July

Netflix

13: The Musical

Netflix is still the leader in the Australian streaming services market due largely to their variety. Based on the 2007 musical of the same name, 13: The Musical is a coming-of-age story about a young kid who hopes to put on the best bar mitzvah ever. It’ll star newcomer Eli Golden in the lead role, with support from stars like Rhea Perlman, Josh Peck and Debra Messing, among many more. You can stream it on Netflix from August 12.

Men in Black 1 – 3

 

Before being known for things other than acting, Will Smith fronted one of the most successful franchises of the last few decades. The Men in Black world still continues to this day, with 2019’s Men in Black: International, starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. The trilogy will be making its way to Netflix later this August.

Clusterf**k: Woodstock ’99

If you’re reading Beat, there’s no doubt you’ve heard about this failed festival a bunch of times. After the insanely popular Woodstock of 1969 that featured music from artists like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, among many more, there was an attempt to re-create the success in 1999, but quite a lot went wrong, too much to list here. Check out what went down when the doco hits Netflix on August 3.

Disney +

Here’s what to watch on Netflix, Binge, Stan, Amazon Prime and Melbourne cinemas in June

She-Hulk

Marvel fans have been spoilt for choice over the last few months, there’s been no shortage of content. Yet another show in the universe is heading to the mouse house this August, She-Hulk.

Tatiana Maslany appears as She-Hulk, a lawyer who focuses on some wacky cases. In true Marvel fashion, there’s set to be a bunch of cameos, so you better keep your eyes peeled when it premieres on August 17.

Star Wars: Andor

 

Of all the Australian streaming services, Disney+ is the most reliant on their big ticket items. Much alike the MCU, Disney+ has allowed the Star Wars world to move and expand in new and interesting ways that cinemas and theatrical releases don’t allow. Star Wars: Andor is a prequel to the popular 2016 film Rogue One, and it stars Diego Luna and Stellan Skarsgard, among many more. It makes its way to Disney+ on August 31.

Old Dogs

If you’re keen for a blast from the past, Old Dogs is the movie for you. John Travolta and Robin Williams star as two best friends who end up having to take care of two seven-year-old twins. It’s a classic old school comedy, and you can catch it on Disney+ this August.

Lightyear

 

We all grew up with the iconic Toy Story films, and almost 20 years since the first film was released, the universe is still living on, there’s a whole new generation of kids just discovering it. This movie is the one we saw exist within the first Toy Story movie, it’s the film that made Buzz Lightyear a popular toy within the universe. It will be on Disney+ on August 3.

Disney Singalongs

There’s no doubt you’ve sung along to a Disney movie, their catchy songs have charted and become staples of many of our playlists. This August, a huge collection of Disney movies are getting singalong versions, where you’ll get shown the lyrics, and youll get to sing with your favourite characters.

Stan

City on a Hill

The local Australian streaming service has to hit big with its foreign content to stay in the fight. If you’ve never seen this show, there’s no better time to get onto it than now. It stars Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge in leading roles, both FBI agents who aim to take out criminals in Charlestown. Catch up on the first couple of seasons before the third premieres on Stan on August 1.

Power Book III: Raising Kanan

 

The popular show is soon getting the second instalment in the spin off series, called Raising Kanan. The show details the journey of character Kanan Shark (who was played by 50 Cent in Power) during the 1990’s. It hits the streamer late this August.

Amazon Prime Video

A League of Their Own

The world’s biggest company is splashing out on the nostalgia factor in their fight for market share among Australian streaming services. You may know this as a popular movie starring Tom Hanks and Madonna, but this is an adaptation of the original movie, now using an all-female cast as the baseball team. It stars Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams and D’Arcy Carden among many more. You can start to watch the series from August 12.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

 

Will Ferrell, John C Reilly, and Sacha Baron Cohen all in the same movie? Yes please. The 2006 Adam McKay directed film is about racecar driver Ricky Bobby and his journey to the top racing position. On top of those three comedy icons, Talladega Nights also features Andy Richter, Jane Lynch and Amy Adams.

Binge

House of The Dragon

 

Ultimately, this is the biggest show coming to Australian streaming services in August. If you’re a fan of the Game of Thrones world, you’ll be getting something very cool on Binge this August. The prequel series House of The Dragon will be premiering, detailing the evens of the Game of Thrones world 200 years before the events of the hit show. It’ll feature the acting talents of Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, and Aussie star Milly Alcock, among many more.

Industry

It might seem too soon for a show about the 2008 financial crisis, but Industry does it right. The joint BBC and HBO show has been lauded for its incredible writing and great acting courtesy of Marisa Abela, Myha’la Herrold and Harry Lawtey. Check out some more info on Industry here.

Two and a Half Men: Seasons 1 – 12

 

Two and a Half Men is arguably one of the best sitcoms of the last few years, thanks to the incredible supporting cast. Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen’s chemistry was the secret sauce to the show’s longevity, it soon finishing after Sheen’s departure and poor received replacement with Ashton Kutcher. The entire run will hit Binge this August, ready for a long winter streaming session.

What’s showing in cinemas

What’s coming to streaming services and Melbourne cinemas in March

Bullet Train

Based on popular Japanese novel Maria Beetle, Bullet Train stars Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and many more, who all-star as assassins completing objectives on a train.  It’ll come to Aussie cinemas on August 4.

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

 

This sex comedy-drama film stars Emma Thompson as Nancy, an elderly woman who goes on a journey to sexually find herself. It also stars Daryl McCormack in a supporting role. There’s a few cool events for the premiere in Melbourne this August, and Emma Thompson will be involved. Check out more info on that here.

Beast

When you’ve got a movie that has the legendary Idris Elba at the helm, you can hardly go wrong. This upcoming survival thriller is about a father and child’s journey is they try to escape a man hunting lion. On top of Elba, the movie features Riley Keough, Sharlto Copley and Iyana Halley. It will be in Aussie cinemas on August 19, check out some more info here.

Girl at the Window

 

This Aussie thriller is set to give Hollywood’s best horror films a run for their money. This film stars Ella Newton, Radha Mitchell and Vince Colosimo among many more. It’s about a teenage girl who’s trying to cope with the death of her dad, and she suspects that the killer is her mother’s new boyfriend. You can catch it in select Aussie cinemas from August 16. Check out some more info here.

6 Festivals

As we get a bunch of killer movie festivals throughout August, we’ve got a bunch of amazing Aussie movies coming out. The movie details a trio as they get some bad news, and the power music festivals have on them. It features some of Australia’s greatest names in music too: Dune Rats, G Flip, Bliss n Eso, Peking Duk, Ruby Fields, among many more. You can rock out with this movie in select cinemas from August 12.

Blaze

 

It seems to be the month for horror, with yet another creepy thriller premiering this August. It’s about a young girl who comes across a crime, and she possesses a dragon to protect her. The film stars Simon Baker, Yael Stone and Josh Lawson. It will be in cinemas on August 25.

The Invitation

 

If you’re in need of a good scare, the horror/thriller The Invitation is bound to give you a spook. With Aussie filmmaker Jessica Thompson at the helm, this film’s about a young woman who finds herself an interesting situation. It’ll hit cinemas on August 25.

Check out showtimes for The Invitation here.