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What's streaming in August

Updated 2:39 PM ET, Fri July 31, 2020
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Seasons one and two of "Cobra Kai" are running on Netflix in August. Thirty years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny's rivalry with Daniel reignites as Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their roles from the hit film franchise,"The Karate Kid." Here's some of what else is streaming in August... Netflix
"Moesha": The classic '90s sitcom starring singer Brandy as a teen living with her family the Los Angeles neighborhood of Leimert Park is a fan favorite. (Netflix) Handout/Getty Images
"Ocean's Eleven": A group of criminals come together to pull off a major heist in this star-studded, Steven Soderbergh directed remake of the 1960 original. (HBO Max) Warner Bros.
"Behind You": The mirrors are covered for a reason in this horror thriller about two sisters who happen upon an evil that had previously stalked their family. (Hulu) Parallellogram
"Top Gun": The sequel release date has been pushed back, but you can still indulge in your need for speed with the original starring Tom Cruise as a daring young Navy pilot. (Amazon Prime, Hulu) Paramount Pictures
"Capone": Tom Hard stars in this film that chronicles the final days of notorious gangster Al Capone, as he succumbs to dementia and relives his past through tormenting memories. (Amazon Prime) From Vertical Entertainment US/YouTube
"Stranger" Season 2: In the midst of a power clash between prosecutors and police, Si-mok and Yeo-jin uncover murky secrets as they pursue a labyrinth of intertwined cases. (Netflix) Netflix
"The Peanuts Movie": Dream big and laugh out loud with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this animated film for the whole family. (Disney +) Twentieth Century Fox and Peanuts Worldwide LLC
"Jojo Rabbit": A lonely German boy's world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic in this World War II satire. (HBO Max) TSG Entertainment
"Chemical Hearts": Henry Page (Austin Abrams) is a teen who has never been in love who fancies himself a romantic. Life changes when he meets transfer student Grace Town (Lili Reinhart) on the first day of senior year. As he learns the heartbreaking secret that has changed her life, he finds himself falling in love with her -- or at least the person he thinks she is. (Amazon Prime) From Amazon Prime Video/YouTube
"The Nest": This suspenseful Scottish psychological thriller tells the tale of a wealthy couple who would do anything to have a baby. After a chance encounter, they recruit a down-on-her-luck 18-year-old whom they hardly know to be a surrogate. But secrets emerge about the girl's past that make them regret their deal. (Acorn TV) Acorn TV
"Lovecraft Country": Based on Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, "Lovecraft Country" follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of White America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. (HBO Max) Eli Joshua Ade/HBO
"Glow Up" Season 2: A new set of hopefuls must step it up and come with supreme technique and fierce creativity in hopes of being named the next makeup star. (Netflix) Netflix
"World's Most Wanted": Heinous criminals have avoided capture despite massive rewards and global investigations. This docuseries profiles five of the world's most wanted. (Netflix)
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"Steel Magnolias": A group of women form a bond via their interaction in a Louisiana beauty parlor in a film that is a celebration of sisterhood. (Amazon Prime) TriStar Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection
"A Go! Go! Cory Carson Summer Camp": Cory's spending the summer at Camp Friendship with his best friend, Freddie. But jealousy flares when Freddie brings his cousin Rosie along for the ride. (Netflix) Netflix
"X-Men": The superhero film that launched a franchise. In it, a group of heroic mutants take on an evil mutant who is out to destroy humanity in this film based on the comic book series. (Disney +) Twentieth Century Fox
"Ant Man and the Wasp": Problems big and small pop up when Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, gets drafted by Dr. Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne, aka the Wasp, for an urgent rescue mission. (Disney +) Marvel Studios
"Jessy and Nessy": Jessy is an innately curious little girl whose best friend Nessy is a five-and-a-half-thousand-year-old purple sea monster. Together this unlikely duo explore life's curiosities and reveal how all of these seemingly everyday curiosities have fantastical answers. (Amazon Prime) From Prime Video Kids/YouTube
"Monchhichi" Season 1B: These adorable creatures get into all types of action in this delightful animated series. (Hulu) OuiDO! Productions
"Blade Runner": Based on Philip K. Dick's famous novel, this sci-fi classic is beloved. The action is centered on an android-hunting operative who questions what it means to be human. (HBO Max) The Ladd Company
"Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)": When Gotham's most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya's paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down. (HBO Max) Claudette Barius/Warner Bros.
"World's Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji": From the creator of "Survivor" and hosted by Bear Grylls, this is an ultimate expedition competition in which 66 teams from 30 countries race non-stop for 11 days across hundreds of miles of rugged Fijian terrain, complete with mountains, jungles, rivers, and ocean. (Amazon Prime) Corey Rich/Amazon
"Property Brothers Buying and Selling" Season 6: Identical twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott help homeowners sell their current home and buy a new property in this hit HGTV series. (Hulu) Cineflix Productions
"Teenage Bounty Hunters": Twin sisters Sterling and Blair balance teen life at an elite Southern high school with an unlikely new career as butt-kicking bounty hunters. (Netflix) Netflix
"Ordinary Love": Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson star in this love story about a long-married couple that must face a cancer battle together. (Hulu) Canderblinks Film and Music
"Bernie the Dolphin 2": The race is on to save beloved dolphin Bernie after an old enemy is released from prison in this sequel to the 2018 original. (Hulu) Fairway Film Alliance
"Rain Man": Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise received critical acclaim for this film about a man who travels cross-country with his savant brother. (Amazon Prime) United Artists/Courtesy Everett Collection
"Rita" Season 5 : The demands of running a school strain Hjørdis's relationships with Rita and Uffe, an old flame re-enters Rita's life and a heartbroken Jeppe returns home in this new season. (Netflix) Netflix
"Lucky Day": A safe cracker newly released from prison tries to hold his life and family together after his past catches up to him." (Hulu) Davis-Films
"A Crime To Remember" Season 4: This Investigation Discovery series tells the stories of crimes that captured the headlines and attention of the public when they happened. (Hulu) Xcon Productions
"Batman": The Dark Knight battles for Gotham City against Jack Napier, a criminal who who goes on to become one of Batman's fiercest enemies -- the clownishly homicidal Joker.(HBO Max) Warner Bros.
"Kung Fu Panda": Po the Panda aspires to be a kung fu master in this animated feature. (HBO Max) DreamWorks Animation
"The Greatest Showman": Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron are just two of the stars in this musical based on th life of legendary showman, P.T. Barnum. (Disney +) Bona Film Group
"Connected" Season 1: Science reporter and host Latif Nasser hopscotches around the planet to tease out the subtle and surprising ways that we are all inextricably linked to one another and our world. He discovers how everything from the air we breathe, the selfies we post and even the poop we poop can be traced back to catastrophic shipwrecks, fraudulent elections and distant galaxies. (Netflix) Netflix
"Richard Jewell": Director Clint Eastwood helmed this film based on the real life story of Richard Jewell, a security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Park bombing, only to find himself later villified as a suspect. (HBO Now) Warner Bros.
"Walk the Line": Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix star (and sing) as June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash and June Carter in the story of the legendary singer and his great love affair. (HBO Max) Fox 2000 Pictures
"The One and Only Ivan": Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant and various other animals. When a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him in this tale adapted from an award-winning book. (Disney +) Walt Disney Studios
"Arkansas": Clark Duke ("Swin") and Liam Hemsworth ("Kyle") star in Duke's directorial debut about a pair of men who live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vince Vaugh), whom they've never met. But when a deal goes horribly wrong, the consequences are deadly. (Amazon Prime) Lionsgate
"Hellraiser": This horror classic birthed unto the world the frightening entity that is "Pinhead" in this film written and directed by Clive Barker. (Hulu) Cinemarque Entertainment BV
"The Real Housewives of Orange County" Season 14: Expect drama, drama and more drama in this popular, long running Bravo reality show about a group of women living in an upscale Southern California community. (Hulu) Dunlop Entertainment
"Dora and the Lost City of Gold": The animated series comes to life in this tale of Dora swinging into action after her parents disappear in search of the Lost City of Gold. (Amazon Prime) From Paramount Movies/YouTube
"The Peanut Butter Falcon": Zack Gottsagen and Shia LaBeouf star in this film that has been described as a "modern day Mark Twain fable" about a young man with Down Syndrome who escapes from his group home to pursue his dream of becoming a wrestler. (Amazon Prime) Nigel Bluck/Lionsgate
"City Slickers": This comedy centers around a trio of city dwellers who decide to embark on a couple of weeks of the cowboy lifestyle -- with hilarious results. (Hulu) Castle Rock Entertainment
"Elf": Will Ferrell stars as a human raised by elves who goes in search of his birth father in this comedy. (HBO Max) Warner Bros.