Amazon Prime Video: Coming in August 2021

Amazon Prime Video announced the films, series, and specials that will be coming to Prime Video and IMDb TV in August 2021.

August brings new Amazon Originals including Jolt (2021), a revenge-filled action-thriller starring Kate Beckinsale; Val (2021), a raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary about Hollywood veteran Val Kilmer; the premiere of S.O.Z. Soldiers or Zombies, a new action-horror series where a U.S. army experiment unleashes a virus that turns some of its soldiers into zombies; season 2 of anthology series Modern Love based on the New York Times column; Annette (2021), the opening film at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard; and Pete the Cat Back to School Operetta, a new back-to-school special with everyone’s favorite groovy blue cat.

Additionally, the exclusive global premiere (outside of Japan) of the highly anticipated Japanese anime blockbuster EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME (2021) will launch on Prime Video on August 13. EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME is the fourth and final chapter of the new theatrical edition of Evangelion.

Prime Video and IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service, is also now home to a suite of classic television series from legendary producer Norman Lear. This collection marks the largest volume of Norman Lear complete series content ever available to stream. 227 and Diff’rent Strokes are available to stream now on Prime Video and All in the Family, Good Times, Maude and One Day at a Time are available to stream now on IMDb TV. Additional titles including The Jeffersons, Sanford & Son, and Sanford will launch on Prime Video later in 2021.

Here’s what’s new on Prime Video in August

New Amazon Originals:

  •  In Jolt (2021), Lindy is a beautiful, sardonically funny woman with a painful secret: Due to a lifelong, rare neurological disorder, she experiences sporadic rage-filled, murderous impulses that can only be stopped when she shocks herself with a special electrode device. Unable to find love and connection in a world that fears her bizarre condition, she finally trusts a man long enough to fall in love, only to find him murdered the next day. Heartbroken and enraged, she embarks on a revenge-filled mission to find his killer, while also being pursued by the police as the crime’s prime suspect. Available in HDR. Streaming July 23
  • For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. Val (2021) is a raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary that reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man. Available in HDR. Streaming August 6
  • In the final two episodes of Making The Cut’s second season hosted by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, the three designers left remaining compete for the $1 million prize to invest in their brand, the opportunity to sell a collection in Amazon Fashion’s store, and a mentorship. But before they can showcase their final 10-look collection, they must pass the last assignments including creating a concept store that represents their brand and presenting a business plan to the President of Amazon Fashion. Will they have what it takes to impress judges Heidi Klum, Winnie Harlow and Jeremy Scott and be crowned the winner of Making the Cut season two? Available in UHD and HDR. Don’t miss the finale on Friday, August 6
  • S.O.Z. Soldiers Or Zombies centers on the charismatic and unpredictable drug lord, Alonso Marroquín, who escapes prison in Mexico and hides in the middle of the desert in order to avoid extradition. While on the other side of the border, a United States Army experiment with pigs in a military base goes wrong and the Mexican police unit going after Marroquín gets infected, transforming into a new breed of zombies with special abilities. The army and this new species converge in Marroquín’s hideout, where the battle for survival begins. Streaming August 6 with English subtitles only
  • In this season, love breaks all the rules. An old flame reignited. A test of friends vs. lovers. A night girl and her day boy. A romance with an ex’s ex. A one night stand. An impossible promise. A ghost of a lost lover. An exploration of sexuality. The eight-part second season of the popular series Modern Love brings to life a collection of stories about relationships, connections, betrayals and revelations. Each episode showcases love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms, all inspired by true events from the beloved New York Times column of the same name. Available in HDR. Season 2 Streaming August 13
  • Annette (2021) follows Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor, and Ann, a singer of international renown. In the spotlight, they are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamourous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional gift, will change their lives. Available in HDR. Streaming August 20
  • It’s that much-awaited First Day of School! Come join the band as Pete the Cat and his pals have a special back-to-school sing-a-long in Pete the Cat Back to School Operetta. Will our groovy Blue Cat and the gang get ready in time for the new school year? Will their new teacher be as groovy as their last? And what if the Mega-Mart is out of school supplies! Find the answers to these pressing questions and more in an operatic adventure you won’t want to miss. Streaming August 27

EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME – Amazon Exclusive:
EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME (2021) is the highly anticipated fourth and final installment of Hideaki Anno’s post-apocalyptic anime franchise, which centers on the story of Evangelion, an artificial human and multipurpose humanoid weapon, and the Angels, an unknown life-form which takes place after the Earth has been shattered by a cataclysmic event. Available in HDR. Streaming August 13

New Movies to Prime Video:

  • In The Courier (2021), Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel Brosnahan star in this true-life Cold War spy thriller about British businessman Greville Wynne, who must form an alliance with a Soviet spy to prevent a nuclear confrontation. Streaming August 27
  • Jaws (1975) is Steven Spielberg’s classic thriller about a peaceful resort community that comes under attack by a man-eating Great White shark. Streaming August 1
  • In Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982), a group of Southern California high school students wrestles important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. Streaming August 1
  • Hook (1991) is Steve Spielberg’s updating of Peter Pan, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts. Streaming August 1

New to Purchase:

  • The Forever Purge (2021) – All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end. Available for Purchase July 21
  • The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2021) – The bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) continues his friendship with assassin Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) as they try to save Darius’ wife Sonia (Selma Hayek). Available for Purchase July 23
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) – The Warrens (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) investigate a murder that may be linked to a demonic possession. Available for Purchase July 23
  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) – Thomas and Bea (Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrrne) are now married and living with Peter (James Corden) and his rabbit family. Bored of life in the garden, Peter goes to the big city, where he meets shady characters and ends up creating chaos for the whole family. Available for Purchase July 27

Prime Video Channels Sampling:
Prime members have access to the first season of select shows on Prime Video Channels at no additional cost to their membership. This list will be refreshed with titles each month and will only be available for a limited time. Shows and movies streaming August 1 include:

  • Addison: Season 1 (Kidstream)
  • Bannan: Season 1 (Mhz Choice)
  • Be Cool, Scooby Doo: Season 1 (Boomerang)
  • Chesapeake Shores: Season 1 (Hallmark Movies Now)
  • City Confidential: Season 1 (A&E Crime Central)
  • Delicious: Season 1 (Acorn TV)
  • Dirt Every Day: Season 1 (Motortrend)
  • Frankie Drake Mysteries: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
  • The French Chef with Julia Child: Season 1 (PBS Living)
  • Here We Go Again: Season 1 (ALLBLK)
  • How the Earth Was Made: Season 1 (History Vault)
  • In Their Own Words: Season 1 (PBS Documentaries)
  • Sea Raiders: Season 1 (Best TV Ever)
  • The Bridge: Season 1 (Topic)
  • The Nordic Murders: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
  • Winners of the West: Season 1 (Best Westerns Ever)

Here’s what’s new on IMDb TV (Amazon’s free streaming service) in August

IMDb TV Original

Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary is a five-part docuseries following five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan as he experiences the ups, downs, triumphs, and tragedies along the road to unprecedented success. Through original home videos, interviews, and incredibly personal footage, viewers will get a backstage pass experience into the life of the country music superstar. Streaming August 6

New Movies and Shows to IMDb TV

  • The Tent Mender (2021) – A 3-part docuseries, is an intimate look inside the world of homelessness on Skid Row, and one individual’s journey of service and self-discovery. The Tent Mender is a fictional character who takes the audience with him on his journey of redemption and personal discovery helping those in need. Voiced by the Emmy-award winning actor Peter Coyote, The Tent Mender introduces us to the real, raw and inspirational lives of Ted, Jocelyn, Dusty and many others where we hear testimony, and hardship, but also hope. This docuseries will forever change your view of homeless people and leave you wanting to help. Streaming August 6
  • Long Shot (2019) – Journalist Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly. Streaming August 1
  • The Road to El Dorado (2000) – Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado. Streaming August 1
  • Ghostbusters (1984) – Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Streaming August 1

Live Sports

• WNBA Commissioner’s Cup to Air Exclusively on Prime Video on August 12 – The WNBA’s inaugural Commissioner’s Cup—which is an in-season competition that designates a portion of regular season games as Cup play—comes to a head on August 12 as the Seattle Storm take on the Connecticut Sun, with a $500,000 prize pool and the title of Commissioner’s Cup Champion on the line. Each player on the Cup’s winning team receives $30,000 while the runner-up gets $10,000. The Cup MVP will earn an additional $5,000. The Commissioner’s Cup Championship is the first WNBA action following the conclusion of the tournament in Tokyo.

Following the Commissioner’s Cup Championship game on August 12, there are four more WNBA games on Prime Video in August:

  • Thursday, August 12 – Seattle vs. Connecticut, Timing TBC (Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game)
  • Tuesday, August 17 – Minnesota @ Connecticut, 7 p.m. ET
  • Friday, August 20 – Seattle @ New York, 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, August 26 – Dallas @ Washington, 7 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, August 31 – New York @ Minnesota, 8 p.m. ET

Prime Video New in August – Available to Prime members at no additional cost to their membership

July 23
*Jolt – Amazon Original Movie (2021)

August 1
21 (2008)
Aliens (1986)
All About Steve (2009)
Anaconda (1997)
Annie (1982)
Attack The Block (2011)
Borat (2006)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Center Stage (2000)
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
Elektra (2005)
Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Freedomland (2006)
Hook (1991)
In Her Shoes (2005)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
Jaws 3 (1983)
Knowing (2009)
La Bamba (1987)
Machete (2010)
Made Of Honor (2008)
Max Payne (2008)
Moneyball (2011)
Mud (2013)
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
Patriot Games (1992)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Predator (1987)
Predator 2 (1990)
Seabiscuit (2003)
Secret Window (2004)
Sideways (2004)
Slither (2006)
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Soul Surfer (2011)
The Great Debaters (2013)
The Insider (2000)
The Iron Lady (2011)
The Legend Of Zorro (2005)
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
The Natural (1984)
The Roommate (2011)
The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys (2008)
Water For Elephants (2011)
You, Me And Dupree (2006)

Addison: Season 1 (Kidstream)
Bannan: Season 1 (Mhz Choice)
Be Cool, Scooby Doo: Season 1 (Boomerang)
Chesapeake Shores: Season 1 (Hallmark Movies Now)
City Confidential: Season 1 (A&E Crime Central)
Delicious: Season 1 (Acorn TV)
Dirt Every Day: Season 1 (Motortrend)
Frankie Drake Mysteries: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
The French Chef with Julia Child: Season 1 (PBS Living)
Here We Go Again: Season 1 (ALLBLK)
How the Earth Was Made: Season 1 (History Vault)
In Their Own Words: Season 1 (PBS Documentaries)
Sea Raiders: Season 1 (Best TV Ever)
The Bridge: Season 1 (Topic)
The Nordic Murders: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
Winners of the West: Season 1 (Best Westerns Ever)

August 6
*Val – Amazon Original Movie (2021)

*S.O.Z. Soldiers or Zombies (English subtitles only) – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

August 13
*EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME – Amazon Exclusive (2021)

*Modern Love – Amazon Original Series: Season 2

August 16
Evan Almighty (2007)
In Bruges (2008)

August 17
The Skeleton Twins (2014)

August 20
*Annette – Amazon Original Movie (2021)
Killer Among Us (2021)

August 27
The Courier (2021)

*Pete the Cat Back to School Operetta – Amazon Original Special (2021)

IMDb TV New in August – Available for free, no Prime membership needed.


August 1
Beyond S1-2
Code Black S1-3
Dominion S1-2
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman S1-6
MacGyver (2016) S1-5
Perry Mason S1-9
Scorpion S1-4

August 6
*Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary – IMDb TV Original Series
The Tent Mender

August 12
100% Wolf: Legend of the Moonstone S1


August 1
500 Days of Summer
Alpha and Omega
American Pie Presents: Band Camp
American Pie Presents: Beta House
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
Apollo 13
Eagle Eye
Garden State
Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters II
The Green Hornet
How to Train Your Dragon
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Long Shot
Major Payne
No Good Deed (2014)
Only the Brave (2017)
The Road to El Dorado
Shrek Forever After
Waiting to Exhale
Walk the Line
What’s Love Got to Do with It
The Wolf of Wall Street

August 16
La La Land

August 28
Alpha (2018)

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.