Links on the Daily Dot may earn us a commission. Learn more.

new on amazon

Amazon Prime Video/YouTube

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video: Best new movies, shows, and originals for August 2020

Here's the best of what's new on Amazon Prime Video this month.

Aug 6, 2020, 12:00 pm*


Audra Schroeder 

Audra Schroeder

Best new originals on Amazon Prime Video: August 2020

Get Duked!

Four teenagers get lost in the Scottish Highlands while on a camping trip, and become targets for a group of masked hunters in this debut feature from Ninian Doff. Get Duked! is a dark satire of class and generational wealth that balances horror and comedy (and psychedelic rabbit turds).

new on amazon
Amazon Prime Video/YouTube

Chemical Hearts

Lili Reinhart and Austin Abrams star in this romantic dramedy about a teenage boy who falls for the mysterious new girl in his class, based on the 2016 novel Our Chemical Hearts.

new on amazon
Amazon Prime Video/YouTube

Best new movies on Amazon Prime Video: August 2020

The King of Staten Island

Judd Apatow directs Pete Davidson’s semi-autobiographical comedy, which finds protagonist Scott (Davidson) stumbling into adulthood. The film is pulled from parts of Davidson’s life, as Scott finds his stoned suburban bubble upended by his mother (a wonderful Marisa Tomei) and her new firefighter boyfriend (Bill Burr). 

new on amazon
Universal Pictures/YouTube

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Shia LaBeouf stars in this family-friendly 2019 indie as Tyler, a fisherman who befriends stowaway Zak (Zack Gottsagen) after he escapes an assisted care facility. Zak, who has Down syndrome, aspires to be a wrestler, and Tyler becomes his champion.

new on amazon

Steel Magnolias

The perfect summer movie, Steel Magnolias tells the story of friendship and grief in a small Louisiana town. Come for the Shirley MacLaine one-liners, stay for the armadillo cake.

new on amazon

Best new shows on Amazon Prime Video: August 2020

Californication (season 1)

This Showtime series debuted in 2007, and now seems like the perfect time to see if it still holds up. David Duchovny stars as antihero Hank Moody, an alcoholic, sex-obsessed novelist trying to work through writers’ block and raise his daughter.

new on amazon
Notable TV Scenes/YouTube

August 2020 new Amazon Prime Video Originals

Available August 7

  • Jessy & Nessy (season 1B)

Available August 14

  • World’s Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji (season 1)

Available August 21

  • Chemical Hearts
  • Clifford (season 2B)

Available August 28

  • Prime Rewind: Inside the Boys
  • Get Duked!


August 2020 new Amazon Prime Video movies

Available August 1

  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Inception
  • Margin Call
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Rain Man
  • Rustlers’ Rhapsody
  • Safe
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • Square Parts
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Steel Magnolias
  • The Holiday
  • Top Gun

Available August 3

  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Available August 4

  • Deathstroke: Knights and Dragons

Available August 5

  • Arkansas

Available August 6

  • The Peanut Butter Falcon

Available August 7

  • The Fight

 Available August 10

  • Capone
  • Hard Night Falling
  • Lucky Day

Available August 11

  • The King of Staten Island

Available August 14

  • Bernie the Dolphin 2
  • Master

Available August 18

  • The Cup
  • Irresistible

Available August 22

  • The Legion

Available August 23

  • Superman: Man of Tomorrow

Available August 31

  • Primal
  • The Courier


August 2020 new Amazon Prime Video shows

Available August 1

  • Beverly Hillbillies (season 1)
  • Beyond Scared Straight (season 1)
  • Bitchin’ Rides (season 1)
  • Blood (season 1)
  • Californication (season 1)
  • Chesapeake Shores (season 1)
  • Dusty’s Trail (season 1)
  • Fifth Ward (season 1)
  • Ice Road Truckers (season 1)
  • Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar (season 1)
  • Les Misérables (season 1)
  • Moveable Feast (season 1)
  • Riviera (season 1)
  • The Berenstein Bears (season 1)
  • The Teacher (season 1)

Amazon Prime Video Guides

What’s New on Amazon Prime Video
Best Movies on Amazon Prime Video
Best Shows on Amazon Prime Video
Best Original Shows on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video Genre Guides

4K MoviesLGBTQ
AnimeMartial Arts Films
Bollywood FilmsSad Movies
Comedy MoviesSci-Fi Movies
DocumentariesSerial Killer Movies
Horror MoviesSexy Movies
Kids MoviesThrillers

amazon prime video
Monthly (Prime
Video only)
Annually (w/
Amazon Prime
Annual (w/
Prime Student

Premium Streaming Service Guides

Amazon PrimeCrunchyRollAcorn TV
CBS All AccessCuriosity StreamAMC Premiere
Disney PlusDC UniverseBritBox
HBO MaxShowtimeShudder
HuluStarzRooster Teeth
NetflixCriterion ChannelYouTube Premium

Live TV Service Guides

AT&T TV NOW CBS All AccessFubo TV
Hulu with Live TVPhiloPluto TV
Sling TVVidgoYouTube TV

Entertainment Channel Guides

A&EAMCAnimal Planet
BBC AmericaBETBravo
Cartoon NetworkComedy CentralDiscovery Channel
Disney ChannelDisney XDE!
Food NetworkFreeformFX
FXXHallmark ChannelHGTV
History ChannelIFCLifetime
MTVNat GeoNickelodeon
Nick JrParamount NetworkScience Channel
TLCTravel ChannelTruTV
VH1WillowThe Weather Channel

Streaming Device Guides

Amazon FireApple TVAndroid
RokuSmart TVsXBox

The Daily Dot may receive a payment in connection with purchases of products or services featured in this article. Click here to learn more.

Share this article
*First Published: Aug 3, 2020, 3:40 pm