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

Published 2:48 PM ET, Mon July 29, 2019
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"Glow" Season 3 wrestles with some new storylines as the gang kicks off a run of shows in glamorous Las Vegas, power struggles, sexual tension and shifting priorities threaten their bond. Here's some of what else is streaming in August. Ali Goldstein/Netflix
"Mindhunter" Season 2: The Behavioral Science Unit's killer instincts move from theory into action when the FBI joins in a high-profile hunt for a serial child murderer. (Netlfix) Netflix
"Aquaman": Jason Momoa stars as the superhero who must reclaim the Trident of Atlantis and accept his destiny as king. (HBO Now) Warner Bros.
"Dear White People" Volume 3: As the students of Winchester embrace new creative challenges and romantic possibilities, a charismatic professor shakes up life on campus. (Netflix)
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"Jawline": This documentary follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising social media star who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee. (Hulu) Hulu
"Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" Volume 4: In this weekly show, Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger trends shaping our fragmented world. (Netflix)
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"Derry Girls" Season 2: Change may finally be coming to Northern Ireland. But the high school hardships of Erin and her friends show no signs of letting up. (Netflix) Netflix
"She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" Season 3: Catra and Adora journey to the Crimson Waste, looking for redemption and answers, while Hordak's portal research puts Etheria's very reality at risk. Netflix
"Wu Assassins" Season 1: The last in a line of Chosen Ones, a wannabe chef teams up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and take down supernatural assassins. (Netflix)
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"Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready": The comedian and "Girl's Trip" breakout introduces the world to six of her favorite comedians in this bold new collection of hilarious half-hour stand-up comedy specials. (Netflix) Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV
"The Family": Investigative journalists expose The Fellowship, a Christian fundamentalist organization quietly operating in the corridors of power in Washington, DC. (Netflix)
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"Free Meek": Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill's 2017 arrest for probation violations sparked national outrage. A re-investigation of his original case explores allegations of police corruption as Meek becomes the face of a justice reform movement. (Amazon Prime) Amazon Studios
"Boy Erased": The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents in this drama. (HBO Now) UNERASED FILMS, INC
"Mission Impossible-Fallout": Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt who, along with his IMF team and some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong. (Amazon Prime, Hulu) IMDB
"This is Football": An emotionally-charged, six-part documentary, exploring football's (soccer to Americans) extraordinary impact on the world. From the streets of Delhi to the fields of post-war Rwanda to the pitches of the Champions League, this globe-spanning series tells a unique story of the game and its power to unite countries, inspire generations and captivate billions. (Amazon Prime) Amazon Studios
"Carnival Row": Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in this Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures. Feared by humans, they are forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective and a faerie rekindle a dangerous affair. (Amazon Priime) Amazon Studios
"Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time": The Grammy-nominated comedian doesn't understand why we aren't more honest about the reasons we don't want to attend events, while at the same time embraces lying to kids. From horses and dog birthdays to traveling and museums, Gaffigan has his say in this comedy special. (Amazon Prime) Amazon Studios
"The Favourite": Olivia Colman stars as Queen Anne, England's ailing, failing ruler whose closest allies take advantage of her weakness to further their political gain. When Anne's right hand, Lady Sarah Churchill, invites her disgraced cousin Abigail to the queen's court, Abigail's charms bring her closer to power, pushing Sarah away from it. (HBO Now) Atsushi Nishijima/Fox Searchlight
"The Color Purple": The critically acclaimed adaptation of the famed Alice Walker novel was directed by Steven Spielberg and features a breakout performance for Oprah Winfrey. (Hulu) Warner Bros.
"Pete the Cat Season 1 Part 2": Pete discovers his Mom has a big famous past, Grumpy learns that having fun is more important than winning, and the entire gang learns the value of friendship and inclusion. (Amazon Prime) Amazon Studios
"A Simple Favor": Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate. (Hulu) Lionsgate
"Photograph": A struggling Mumbai street photographer pressured to marry by his grandmother convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée during a family visit. Despite vast cultural differences, the pair develops a surprising connection that challenges their worldviews in a wistful and funny romance from Ritesh Batra. (Amazon Prime) Amazon Studios
"Mike E. Winfield: StepMan": Who says you can't get along with stepkids? Mike E. Winfield explains the challenges of marrying an older woman and being a stepfather to a son with whom he shares similar qualities in this one hour comedy special. (Amazon Prime) Amazon Studios
"My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres": Comedian and "Space Prince" Julio Torres examines his favorite shapes -- yes, that's right -- which include a plexiglass square, an oval that wishes he were a circle, a self-conscious cactus and a Ferrero Rocher chocolate. Each of his shapes contains multitudes, which Torres explores with fantastical stories and humorous anecdotes. (HBO Now) HBO
"Keeping Faith" Series 2: The BBC Wales international sensation returns. Series 1 told the story of lawyer, wife and mother Faith (Eve Myles) as she fought to find the truth behind the sudden disappearance of her husband, Evan. In series 2, Faith and her family reel from the dramatic aftermath of Series 1. (Acorn TV) Acorn TV
"Alice Wetterlund: My Mama is a Human and So Am I": Follow comedian / actor Alice Wetterlund as she reveals her personal struggles with peeping toms, cat-rearing, alcoholism and the secret alien conspiracy behind new country music in her breakout comedy special. (Amazon Prime) Amazon Studios
#IMomSoHard Live": Comedians Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley of the viral webseries #IMOMSOHARD bring you their standup show. Combining standup and improvisation, the two share their honest and self-effacing humor on topics ranging from friendship, periods, sex after marriage, body image and parenting failures. (Amazon Prime) Amazon Studios
"Into The Dark: School Spirit": Arthur, a socially malformed outcast, has secretly lived inside the walls of the local high school since his freshman year spending his days spying and obsessing over his former classmates and one girl in particular. When she gets her heart broken by the high school hot shot, Arthur sees his chance to swoop in and enact revenge on his enemies. (Hulu) Patrick Wymore/Hulu
"The Amazing Johnathan Documentary": His irreverent magic act rose to popularity and became one of the longest residencies in Las Vegas. But in 2014, Johnathan was diagnosed with a terminal heart condition and given only one year to live, forcing him to retire his act. Fast forward to three years later, he is still alive and chooses to return to the stage. What starts as the final tour of a dying magician becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey. (Hulu) Hulu
"A Very Brady Sequel": The Bradys receive a shock when a con man claiming to be Carol's long-lost first husband shows up in this comedy parody of the beloved "Brady Bunch" series. (Hulu) Paramount Pictures
"Find Me in Paris" Season 2: At the end of season one, Henri and Lena failed to take the portal back to 1905, and now they're both stuck in 2019. Season 2 is all about dilemmas. Lena faces her destiny, she tries to pin down where she really belongs: in 1905 or 2019? With Henri or Max? Becoming an Étoile one day or choosing a hip-hop career? Her friends face difficult choices as well. (Hulu) hulu
"Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight": In this day and age if it were all heavy it wouldn't be a comedy special, it would be a depression special. Alonzo Bodden is very aware of this. That's why he touches on both light and heavy topics, because he knows we need a break from news in comedy. (Amazon Prime) Amazon Studios
"Final Destination": After a teenager has a vision of dying in a plane crash, death befalls his friends, one by one in this horror thriller. (Hulu) New Line Cinema
"This Way Up" Season 1: A young woman (Aisling Bea) puts her life back together with the help of her sister (Sharon Horgan) after suffering from a nervous breakdown. (Hulu) Merman
"A Lego Brickumentary": This documentary focuses on the global culture and appeal of the LEGO building-block toys. (HBO Now) HeLo
"My Life Is Murder": Danielle Cormack and Lucy Lawless star in this series about ex-homicide detective Alexa Crowe, whose unique skills and insights into the darker quirks of human nature allow her to provoke, comfort and push the right buttons as she unravels the truth behind the most baffling crimes. (Acorn TV) Acorn TV