If you're looking for an escape this August, let your favorite streaming services take you to new universes and magical kingdoms.
From brand-new superhero flicks to your most beloved animation, here's what to stream for sci-fi and fantasy fans in August 2020 on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video.
The Jurassic Park Trilogy
Be still our beating hearts! On August 1, you can catch Jurassic Park, its sequel Jurassic Park: The Lost World, and Jurassic Park III all streaming on Netflix. This epic trilogy has solidified itself as a true classic, and now all three films will be at your fingertips.
The amusement parks are closed right now, but hey, after watching this, you may not think that’s such a bad thing.
Avatar: The Legend of Korra
If you just couldn’t get enough of Avatar: The Last Airbender when it dropped on Netflix earlier this year, then it’s time to get excited. On August 14, all four seasons of Avatar follow-up The Legend of Korra will hit the streaming platform—and your binge-watch schedule.
If you loved the original series, you may be stunned to find you love this one even more.
3% Season 4
If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the newest season of Netflix’s hit Portuguese sci-fi series, the wait is finally over. On August 14, the fourth season of 3% will hit Netflix.
And if you have some major catching-up to do before then, seasons 1-3 are available to you now.
In this twisted dystopian future, only the elite are given the chance to escape from squalor.
Every twenty-year-old is given one shot to move to the paradise-like island known as “Offshore,” but only if they successfully complete the brutal “Process.” Only 3% will make it—against all odds.
Join Jamie Foxx, Dominique Fishback, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Netflix’s brand-new superhero film Project Power, coming to Netflix on August 14.
A former soldier, a teenage girl, and a cop must team up in New Orleans to discover the truth behind a dangerous new pill that grants its users temporary superpowers for five minutes.
But if you think that sounds too good to be true, it is. The catch? You won’t know what that superpower will be. Or its consequences.
The epic fantasy film Seventh Son, starring Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, and Alicia Vikander, will arrive on Netflix August 16th.
Malicious witch Mother Malkin (Moore) was defeated and banished by Master Gregory (Bridges) centuries ago.
But now, she’s escaped imprisonment, and she’s hungry for revenge. Calling upon all the evil resources at her disposal, Mother Malkin is prepared to wreak havoc on humanity.
Will Master Gregory, and his new apprentice, be enough to stand in the way of her dark and dangerous magic?
Lucifer Season 5: Part 1
On August 21st, Part 1 of the highly-anticipated newest season of Lucifer will premiere on Netflix. Originally aired on Fox, Netflix picked up the series following its cancellation after its third season and brought it new life.
Though the show will come to an end with a sixth and final season, we still have new episodes to savor now.
Based on characters from Neil Gaiman’s hit comic book series Sandman, Lucifer follows the fallen angel himself as he adjusts to life as a nightclub owner in Los Angeles after being cast out of Heaven. But Heavens’ threats don’t end on Earth.
Star Trek Movies
On August 1, six Star Trek films will hit Hulu—five of The Original Series films, and one, Star Trek: Insurrection, from The Next Generation.
If you’ve already streamed—or still need to stream—all of Star Trek: The Original Series, you can now follow up this iconic franchise with its most acclaimed films.
With so much Star Trek content on Hulu already, we can guarantee your binges will live long and prosper.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
No matter your age, sometimes you need a good animated movie night. On August 1, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole will come to Hulu, and whether it’s your kids or yourself clamoring to watch it, we can guarantee everyone will find something to love in this film.
Young owl Soren doesn’t believe in his father’s mythical tales of an epic battle between good and evil. But when Soren and his brothers are captured by the Pure Ones, Soren must make a daring escape and risk his life to find the Guardians who will help restore peace in his kingdom and bring safety to his family.
Although Christopher Nolan’s Inception came out in 2010, we bet it’s still haunting your dreams–that is, if you know when you’re dreaming.
One of the most visually stunning and mind-boggling films in recent film history, Inception is finally coming to Amazon Prime Video on August 1—which means you can watch it over, and over, and over again, until it finally starts to make some sense. Be careful not to lose yourself too much in this film’s universe.
Teen Wolf (1985)
This cult classic film, and its sequel,Teen Wolf Too, come to Amazon Prime Video on August 1. Though it may not be the hit MTV television reboot, if you’re a fan of all things lycanthrope, this surprisingly-heartwarming fantasy film cannot be missed.
When Scott (Michael J. Hall) discovers that werewolf genes run in his family, he decides to take full advantage of his newfound traits. He joins the basketball team, immediately becoming their star player, and gets the girl in the process.
But Scott begins to worry he’s looked at more as a novelty than a real person, and questions how he can make sense of both who he is, and the werewolf he becomes.
Your spidey senses are tingling. Spider-Man 3, starring Tobey Maguire as our namesake hero, hits Amazon Prime Video on August 1.
Your next superhero movie binge just got a lot more interesting.