What’s new on Amazon Prime Video and what’s leaving in August 2019

Each month, Amazon adds a healthy dose of fresh content, providing viewers with a significant number of new and interesting things to watch. With so much new stuff, it can be hard to know what to watch without doing extensive research. There’s no need to fear, streaming enthusiasts and Amazon Fire TV owners: If you’re looking for the best of what’s new on Amazon Prime Video in August, we’re here to help.

On the series front, Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne lead Carnival Row, a new Prime original set in a Victorian fantasy world where magical creatures live alongside humans. When a human detective and a faerie violate the restrictions on how mythological beings mingle with humans, it threatens the peace of their world.

It’s called “soccer” in the U.S. (for some silly reason), but the global impact of the sport known to the rest of the world as football is the focus of the very appropriately titled This is Football, a six-part original documentary from Amazon Studios. The series explores the emotional resonance of the world’s most popular sport, traveling from lesser-known football locales such as Delhi and Rwanda to some of the most high-profile football fandoms on Earth in its investigation of what makes people so passionate about the sport.

There are also plenty of other new and noteworthy movies and television series not produced in-house that will be available to Amazon Prime subscribers in August. Among the highlights is the latest installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, as well as the dark crime comedy A Simple Favor, giant-monster spectacle Godzilla, and the courthouse thriller The Lincoln Lawyer.

Below, you’ll find the full list of everything that’s new on Amazon Prime Video in both July and August, with our recommended films and shows in boldface. If you’re still not sure what to watch, we have a list of the best movies streaming on Amazon, as well as a list of the best TV shows streaming on Amazon, to help you make an informed choice. If Amazon isn’t your only go-to streaming service, we’ve also got helpful articles on what’s best on Netflix and the best films on HBO‘s streaming service.

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August 2

  • This is Football, season 1 – Amazon Prime Original

August 9

  • Free Meek, season 1 – Amazon Prime Original
  • Pete the Cat, season 1, part 2 – Amazon Prime Original

August 16

  • Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time, season 1 – Amazon Prime Original

August 23

  • #IMomSoHard Live, season 1 – Amazon Prime Original
  • Mike E. Winfield: StepMa, season 1 – Amazon Prime Original
  • Alice Wetterlund: My Mama is a Human and So Am I, season 1 – Amazon Prime Original
  • Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight, season 1 – Amazon Prime Original

August 30

  • Carnival Row, season 1 – Amazon Prime Original


August 2

  • 300 (2006)

August 7

  • All I See Is You (2016)

August 12

  • Andy Irons: Kissed by God (2018)

August 16

  • Photograph (2019) – Amazon Prime Original

August 21

  • A Simple Favor (2019)

August 23

  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout

August 26

  • The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

August 31

  • A Cadaver Christmas (2011)
  • The Bog Creatures (2003)
  • Boy (2010)
  • The Collectors (1999)
  • Computer Chess (2013)
  • Failure to Launch (2006)
  • Far from Home (2014)
  • Firstborn (1984)
  • Flashback (1990)
  • The Fifth Element (1997)
  • Godzilla (2014)
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
  • The Hills Have Eyes Part II (2006)
  • I, Frankenstein (2014)
  • Jack Frost (1998)
  • Kicking the Dog (2009)
  • Clip (2012)
  • Korkoro (2009)
  • La Maison de la radio (2013)
  • Looking Glass (2018)
  • The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)
  • Manuscripts Don’t Burn (2013)
  • Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter (2014)
  • Music from the Big House (2010)
  • Naples ’44 (2016)
  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)
  • The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat (2012)
  • Parting Glances (1986)
  • The Penguin Counters (2017)
  • Pirate Radio (2009)
  • Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
  • Sacred Ground (1983)
  • She Must Be Seeing Things (1987)
  • Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974)
  • Sucker Punch (2011)
  • Surviving Progress (2011)
  • Ten Dead Men (2008)
  • The Uninvited (2009)

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