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What's streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in August

Published 5:37 PM ET, Thu July 26, 2018
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John Krasinski is kicking into action in "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan," which centers on a CIA analyst thrust into his first dangerous field assignment where he uncovers a terrorist communication pattern. The series premieres on Amazon Prime in August. Here's some of what else is streaming during the month: Jan Thijs/Ep/Amazon
"To All The Boys I've Loved Before": When her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, a teen finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down. (Netflix) Netflix
"Gringo": David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton star in this dark comedy about a businessman who finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal. (Amazon Prime) Gunther Campine/Amazon/Everett Collection
"American Gigolo": Richard Gere stars as a male escort wrongly accused of murder in this 1980 crime drama. (Amazon Prime, Hulu) Paramount/Everett Collection
"The Good Place" Season 2: Kristen Bell stars in this comedy about a self-absorbed woman who arrives at the Good Place --by mistake -- after her death. Determined to stay, she tries to become a better person. (Netflix) NBCUniversal Media, LLC
"New Jack City": Ice-T, Vanessa Williams, Wesley Snipes, Allen Payne, Christopher Williams and Bill Nunn star in this crime drama about a man who rises from being a street dealer to a drug lord. (HBO Now) Warner Bros/Everett Collection
"High Noon": Gary Cooper stars as a town marshal who must face down a gang of killers at high noon after their leader -- an outlaw he sent away years before -- arrives in town on the noon train in this classic 1952 Western. (Amazon Prime, Hulu) Everett Collection
"The Hurt Locker": This film starring Jeremy Renner as an Army sergeant assigned to a bomb squad during the Iraq War won Oscars for best picture, best original screenplay and best director for Kathryn Bigelow. (Amazon Prime, Hulu) Summit Entertainment/Everett Collection
"Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back": Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes reprise their roles as a pair of stoners who set out to wreck the big-screen adaptation of a comic based on them, "Bluntman and Chronic." (Amazon Prime) Dimension/Everett Collection
"Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child": This documentary features footage of the famed artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, along with interviews with those who knew him before his death from a heroin overdose in 1988. (Amazon Prime) Arthouse Films/Everett Collection
"The Blair Witch Project" : Fans were super scared by this horror film which was presented as the lost footage of three film students who vanished after venturing into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend. Joshua Leonard, and Michael C. Williams star. (Amazon Prime) Artisan Entertainment/Everett Collection
"Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer": This documentary follows the lives and court cases of the Russian feminist/anti-Putinist punk-rock group known as Pussy Riot. (Amazon Prime) HBO/Everett Collection
"The Originals" Season 5 : A family of power-hungry vampires look to take back the city they built and seek revenge on their enemies. (Netflix) Annette Brown/The CW Network/Everett Collection
"Stan Against Evil" Season 2: John C. McGinley and Mick Ignis star in this series about a gruff, old-school sheriff, who reluctantly teams with his young replacement to fight supernatural forces in a small town. (Hulu) Kim Simms/IFC/Everett Collection
"Crime and Punishment": This documentary goes behind the scenes and undercover to expose alleged discriminatory policing practices, intimidation and corruption within the New York Police Department. (Hulu) Den of Geek/Hulu
"The Beatles: Made on Merseyside": The story of how the Beatles emerged from post-war Liverpool to become music legends. (Hulu) Associated Press
"Gran Torino": Clint Eastwood stars in and directed this drama about a disgruntled Korean War veteran who tries to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal his prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (Netflix) Warner Bros./Everett Collection
"Babe": The tale of a precocious piglet's struggle to fit in and become a champion sheepherder is now a beloved favorite. (Hulu) Universal Pictures/Everett Collection
"Disenchantment": This animated series from Matt Groening follows the misadventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf companion and her personal demon. (Netflix) Netflix
"The Elephant Man": John Hurt stars in this historical drama about a sensitive soul with facial deformity who is forced to perform in a freak show before a Victorian surgeon discovers him. (Amazon Prime, Hulu) Paramount/Everett Collection
"Halloween H20: 20 Years Later": Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Nancy Stephens appear in this seventh installment of the slasher movie franchise that helped make Jamie Lee Curtis one of the queens of horror. This time, Curtis returns as Laurie Strode, who hiding from her brother as the dean of a Northern California private school under an assumed name as she tries to keep her teen son safe. (Hulu) Dimension Films/Everett Collection
"Pretty Woman": Julia Roberts stars as a prostitute with a heart of gold and penchant for Prince music in this rom-com classic. (Hulu) Everett Collection
"No Offence": This female-driven police procedural is set in a crumbling cop shop on the wrong side of Manchester and follows an unorthodox crack team of cops on the front line. (Acorn TV) Acorn TV
"Teen Wolf": Michael J. Fox and Lorie Griffin star in this comedy about a high school student whose life is transformed after he becomes a werewolf. (Amazon Prime, Hulu) MGM/Everett Collection
"The Usual Suspects" : Who is Keyser Söze? You'll have to check out this heist drama, starring Stephen Baldwin, Pete Postlethwaite and Gabriel Byrne, to learn the answer. (Amazon Prime, Hulu) Gramercy Pictures/Everett Collection
"Ballers" Season 4: Set in sunny Miami, Dwayne Johnson stars as a retired NFL player turned financial manager in this sports comedy series. (HBO Now) Jeff Daly/HBO
"The Blind Side": Lily Collins, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head and Quinton Aaron star in this drama based on the real-life story of Michael Oher, who rose from being a homeless child to a first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. (HBO Now) Ralph Nelson/Warner Bros./Everett Collection
"Fargo": Yeah, you betcha. Frances McDormand won an Academy Award for her performance as a savvy, Minnesota police chief investigating some murders. (HBO Now) Everett Collection
"800 Words" Season 3 : A popular columnist for a Sydney newspaper publishes a weekly column, which he insists must be exactly 800 words. After his wife dies, he must break the news to his children that he has bought a house in a small New Zealand seaside town where his parents took him on holiday as a child. (Acorn TV) Acorn TV
"Super Troopers": A group of less than competent Vermont state troopers try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime. (HBO Now) Twentieth Century Fox
"All About the Washingtons": Hip-hop icon MC Joe Speed retires from showbiz and finds a new rhythm balancing business, romance and everyday family chaos in this sitcom. (Netflix)
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"Ozark" Season 2 : A Chicago-based financial advisor relocates his family to the Missouri Ozarks after he strikes a deal to launder money for a drug boss. (Netflix) Jessica Miglio/Netflix/DSC00319/Jessica Miglio/Netflix
"The Investigator: A British Crime Story" Season 1: This docuseries sheds new light on the decades-old case of Carole Packman, whose husband was convicted of her murder without her body ever being found. (Netflix) Netflix
"Spirit Riding Free" Season 3: In a small Western town, a spunky ex-city girl forms a tight bond with a wild horse and has adventures with her best pals in this charming children's series. (Netflix) Jessica Miglio/Netflix
"Great News" Season 1 : A news producer faces some challenges when her overbearing mother lands an internship at her new job. (Netflix) Art Streiber/NBC
"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra": Damon Wayans stars leads an elite military and takes on an arms dealer. (Amazon Prime, Hulu) Mary Evans/Ronald Grant/Everett Collection