What’s new on Starz: August 2020’s best new originals and movies

P-Valley highlights the best of what's new on Starz in August.

Aug 5, 2020, 12:37 pm*


Michelle Jaworski 

Michelle Jaworski

  • Best New Originals: P-Valley
  • Best New Movies on Starz: Before Midnight, Disobedience, Men In Black
  • Best New Shows on Starz: La Bella Ceci Y El Imprudente
  • Full list of Starz new movies: August 2020
  • Full list of Starz new shows: August 2020
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Best New Originals: August 2020


Based on a Katori Hall play, this new Starz Original drama explores the lives and struggles of the dancers in a Mississippi Delta strip club. While Brandee Evans stars in the show as the club’s most popular dancer, Mercedes, the performance to watch might be Nicco Annan as the non-conforming club “mother,” Uncle Clifford. P-Valley debuted July 12 after the Hightown season finale, and continues airing its first season in August.


Best New Movies on Starz: August 2020

Before Midnight

On paper, the Before trilogy shouldn’t work. Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delphy, and directed by Richard Linklater, the films explore the lives of two lovers over a series of intense and revealing conversations that span nearly two decade. They’re expertly written, acted, and have the capacity to fully resonate. Before Midnight, the third film in the trilogy, returns to Jesse (Hawke) and Céline (Delphy), now parents to twin girls, on the final days of a summer vacation at a writer’s villa in Greece. After they’re gifted a hotel room so they can have a night to themselves, many of the issues that have been bubbling up for days, months, and years all come to a breaking point.

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Ronit (Rachel Weisz), ostracized from her Orthodox Jewish community in London, returns years later to attend her father’s funeral. But as she stays to say goodbye to her father, she rekindles a romance with her childhood friend Esti (Rachel McAdams), who is still part of the very male-dominated and anti-LGBTQ Orthodox Jewish community that they grew up in—and that led to Ronit’s exile.

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Men In Black

Men In Black may have spawned two sequels, a TV show, and a revival, but the original remains the show. Blending humor and sci-fi worldbuilding effortlessly, we’re thrust into a world where not only do aliens exist, but a secret organization dedicated to regulating their visit to Earth and making sure the rest of humanity remains unaware that aliens exist. J (Will Smith) is the latest recruit to the Men In Black, joining K (Tommy Lee Jones) as they stop a nasty bug (Vincent D’Onofrio) from getting a powerful, subatomic weapon off planet Earth.

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Best New Shows on Starz: August 2020

La Bella Ceci Y El Imprudente

A c man about to start a serving job at a hotel that’s on the verge of bankruptcy is mistaken as a potential buyer. After discovering the mistake, the actual potential buyer plays along and pretends to be a waiter so he’s able to get an unfiltered view into the hotel he might end up buying.

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August 2020 new movies on Starz

Available July 1

  • Are We Done Yet? (2007)
  • Bird (1988)
  • Breakdown (1997)
  • Bull Durham (1988)
  • The Dalton Girls (1957)
  • Dances With Wolves (1990)
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
  • Drillbit Taylor (2008)
  • The Favor (1994)
  • For Colored Girls (2010)
  • Gunsight Ridge (1957)
  • Home For The Holidays (1995)
  • The Hunted (2003)
  • Maid In Manhattan (2002)
  • The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear (1991)
  • Open Season (2006)
  • Open Season 2 (2009)
  • Open Season: Scared Silly (2015)
  • Panic Room (2002)
  • Papillon (1973)
  • Planet 51 (2009)
  • Scorpion King 2: Rise Of A Warrior (2008)
  • The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (2012)
  • Shane (1953)
  • Tom Horn (1980)
  • Traffic (2000)
  • True Grit (1969)
  • Unlawful Entry (1992)
  • War Paint (1953)
  • XXX: State Of The Union (2005)

Available August 5

  • Bad Boys For Life (2020)

Available Aug. 7

  • Coda (2018)
  • Young Guns (1988)

Available Aug. 8

  • Bloodshot (2020)

Available Aug. 14

  • Ambush At Tomahawk Gap (1953)
  • Annie (1982)
  • Before Midnight (2013)
  • Come As You Are (2019)
  • First Knight (1995)
  • House Of D (2004)
  • Hudson Hawk (1991)
  • Jarhead (2005)
  • Jarhead 2: Field Of Fire (2014)
  • Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016)
  • Last Action Hero (1993)
  • Let’s Get Harry (1986)
  • Little Black Book (2004)
  • Perfect Stranger (2007)
  • Real Genius (1985)
  • She’s Out Of Control (1989)
  • Standing Up, Falling Down (2018)
  • Sylvester (1985)
  • The Thin Red Line (1998)

Available Aug. 15

  • Men In Black (1997)
  • Men In Black II (2002)
  • Sparkle (2012)

Available Aug. 16

  • American Wedding (2003)
  • The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

Available Aug. 19

  • Hope Springs (2012)

Available Aug. 20

  • Greed (2020)

Available Aug. 26

  • Disobedience (2018)

Available Aug. 28

  • Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
  • Total Recall (2012)

August 2020 new shows on Starz

Available Aug. 1

  • La Bella Ceci Y El Imprudente – Episodes 1-126

Available Aug. 2

  • P-Valley, episode 104

Available Aug. 9

  • P-Valley, episode 105

Available Aug. 16

  • P-Valley, episode 106

Available Aug. 30

  • P-Valley, episode 107

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*First Published: Jul 6, 2020, 7:34 am