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New TV Shows and Movies on Amazon Prime Video (August 2022)

Sylvester Stallone is a superhero in Samaritan

Tim Surette
Javon "Wanna" Walton and Sylvester Stallone, Samaritan

Javon "Wanna" Walton and Sylvester Stallone, Samaritan

Amazon Studios

We're halfway through August and there's finally a new most popular show on Amazon Prime Video. A League of Their Own toppled The Terminal List for No. 1 show on Prime Video's top 10 list after its release, but what could be the next show to claim the top spot? We might have to wait until September for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, as the rest of the month is pretty dry for shows. But there is one big movie still coming in August. Sylvester Stallone's Samaritan, a superhero film that was supposed to hit theaters at one point, is out on Aug. 26. 

Below you'll find our picks for the best shows and movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video in August, as well as the full list of everything coming to Prime Video and Freevee, the free service that's accessible through Prime Video but doesn't require Prime membership. 

The Best New Shows and Movies on Prime Video in August

Javon "Wanna" Walton and Sylvester Stallone, Samaritan

Javon "Wanna" Walton and Sylvester Stallone, Samaritan

Amazon Studios

The Outlaws (August 5, Prime Video)

Just when you think you're out, they pull you back in! Season 2 of Elgin James and Stephen Merchant's British crime comedy The Outlaws sees the misfit group of strangers — including Christopher Walken — serving community service yanked back into the world of organized crime when a drug lord comes looking for his money that they "found." As if wearing those orange vests wasn't enough. [Trailer]

Thirteen Lives (August 5, Prime Video)

Ron Howard directs this thriller film about the 2018 Tham Luang Thai cave rescue of a boys soccer team and its coach by an international group of cave divers. It's one of three projects about the rescue, including National Geographic's already released (and excellent) documentary The Rescue, which focused on the divers and the rescue efforts and is on Disney+, and Netflix's upcoming limited series Tham Luang, which focuses on the rescuees. This film covers the whole shebang, with Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, and Joel Edgerton playing the heroes. [Trailer]

Licorice Pizza (August 5, Prime Video)

One of 2021's most cherished films is Paul Thomas Anderson's teen romance, which was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. Set in 1973 in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, it follows a 15-year-old actor (Cooper Hoffman) and his budding relationship with an early-20s photographer's assistant (Alana Haim). [Trailer

A League of Their Own (August 12, Prime Video)

Penny Marshall's classic 1992 baseball film gets extra innings in this eight-episode series about the formation of a World War II era all-women's baseball team. The setup is mostly the same, but the longer run time — and 30 years of progressive cultural movement — means the Prime Video series will get to explore ideas like race and sexuality more fully. The cast is full of all-stars, too, including Abbi Jacobson (who co-created the show), D'Arcy CardenChanté AdamsKate BerlantRoberta Colindrez, and Nick Offerman[Trailer]

Samaritan (August 26, Prime Video)

This dark superhero movie was supposed to save the day in 2020, but a series of delays pushed it back to 2022 and onto Amazon Prime Video instead of theaters. Sylvester Stallone stars as a superhero named Samaritan who goes into hiding for 20 years until a young boy figures out who he is and encourages him to clean up the streets once again.

More on Amazon:

Everything Coming to Amazon in August

August 1
Game of Spy (2022)
Go, Diego, Go! (2006)
Cartel Crew (2019)
Lopez (2016)
(500) Days Of Summer (2009)
1 Buck (2017)
16 To Life (2015)
3000 Miles To Graceland (2001)
5 Star Day (2011)
59 Seconds (2016)
A Dark Place (2019)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
A Night At The Roxbury (1998)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Aaron's Blood (2017)
Absolution (2015)
Acid Horizon (2018)
Already Gone (2019)
Alright Now (2018)
Anguish (2015)
Annapolis (2006)
Any Day (2015)
Assimilate (2019)
Baby Boom (1987)
Backstage (2021)
Backwoods (2020)
Bad Frank (2017)
Bad Therapy (2020)
Basic (2003)
Battle Scars (2020)
Before Midnight (2013)
Big Brother Volcano (2017)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Clockstoppers (2002)
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Crossed the Line (2014)
Dating My Mother (2017)
Derek's Dead (2020)
Disappearance (2019)
Don't Click (2012)
Downhill Racer (1969)
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Eadweard (2015)
Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Everybody Loves Somebody (2017)
Evil Dead (2013)
Face/Off (1997)
Filth (2014)
Firewalker (1986)
Follow the Prophet (2010)
Fright Night (2011)
Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos (2015)
Getting to Know You (2020)
Gonzo (2008)
Goodbye Butterfly (2021)
Grand Cru (2018)
Happy Yummy Chicken (2017)
Hardball (2001)
Here On Out (2019)
He's Way More Famous Than You (2012)
I Am A Ghost (2014)
I Like Me (2019)
I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)
Iceland Is Best (2020)
I'm Still Here (2010)
Impossible Monsters (2019)
International Falls (2019)
I've Got Issues (2020)
Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero (2016)
King Arthur (2004)
King Kong (1976)
King Of Knives (2020)
Kingpin (1996)
Leaving Las Vegas (1996)
Letter from Masanjia (2018)
Line of Descent (2019)
Lost Bayou (2020)
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)
Man from Reno (2015)
McLintock (1963)
Mermaids (1990)
Misma Luna (Under The Same Moon) (2008)
Mr. 3000 (2004)
Neil Young Heart of Gold (2006)
Never Heard (2018)
New Money (2018)
Obey (2018)
Once (2007)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1969)
One and the Same (2021)
Paradox Lost (2021)
Perfect Sisters (2014)
Pet Sematary (1989)
Prophecy (1979)
River's Edge (1987)
Rockaway (2019)
Romy And Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
Ronin (1998)
Safe Inside (2021)
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Serpico (1973)
Single White Female (1992)
Soldiers of Fortune (2012)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek Generations (1994)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Step Up Revolution (2012)
Still Today (2020)
Surrogate Valentine (2011)
The Atoning (2017)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
The Feels (2018)
The Haunting (1999)
The Hornet's Nest (2014)
The Killer Elite (1975)
The Machinist (2004)
The Middle of X (2018)
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
The Saint (1997)
The Shootist (1976)
The Wrong Todd (2014)
The Yards (2000)
Thief (1981)
Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012)
To Tokyo (2018)
Trail of Ashes (2020)
Trickster (2019)
Trigger (2020
Two Ways Home (2019)
Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black
Woman (2005)
Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black
Woman – The Play (2005)
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail (2009)
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Undertow (2004)
Vampires Suck (2010)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Wayne's World II (1993)
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Weepah Way for Now (2015)
White on Rice (2009)
Wild Honey Pie! (2018)
Writer's Block (2019)
Wuthering Heights (1970)
Yinz (2019)
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

August 4
All or Nothing: Arsenal (2022)

August 5
The Outlaws Season 2 (2022)
Thirteen Lives (2022)
Licorice Pizza (2021)

August 10
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)
The Lost City (2022)

August 12
A League of Their Own (2022)
Cosmic Love (2022)

August 19
Making the Cut Season 3 (2022)
Todo Por Lucy Season 2 (2021)

August 20
Robocop (2014)

August 26
Samaritan (2022)
Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby (2022)

August 31
1900 (1977)

Everything Coming to Freevee in August

August 1
Fearless (2017)
Models of the Runway S1-2 (2009)
Project Runway Junior (2015)
21 Jump Street (2012)
Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink (2018)
Charlotte's Web (2006)
Cop Car (2015)
Easy A (2010)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Life (2017)
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Office Space (1999)
Ozzy (2016)
Pitch Black (2000)
She's Out of My League (2010)
Source Code (2011)
Spy (2015)
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
The Gambler (2014)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
The Jackal (1997)
Tombstone (1993)
Van Helsing (2004)
Wanderlust (2012)

August 3
Jexi (2019)

August 12
Post Malone: Runaway (2022)

August 19
Sprung (2022)

August 21
Young Rock S2 (2021)

August 23
Sausage Party (2016)