The best new film and TV shows in August 2023

The best new film and TV shows in August 2023



Don’t miss what the summer has in store.

FACT has an amazing line-up of entertainment. We’re talking blockbuster bonanzas of must-watch movies and binge-tastic TV shows. Get ready for emotional series and buckle up for heart-pounding action that'll have you gripping the edge of your seat. So grab your popcorn because this summer is going to be lit.

Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food: 2 August

This eye-opening Netflix documentary delves deep into the shocking realities of the food industry and its regulators. The jaw-dropping expose reveals years of negligence and misconduct, which leave the American food supply and its consumers at risk of dangerous pathogens like e. Coli and salmonella. It's time to face the harsh truth.

Ras B Ras: 3 August

Step into the enchanting world of Bathaikha, where weird is the new normal. Meet Darwish, the lovable but clumsy chauffeur, who stumbles upon a retired crime lord by chance. Now, he's got a whole gang on his tail, determined to get their boss back. But fear not because Darwish forms an epic alliance with Abu Ghadrah and the savvy CEO Fayadh to outwit the baddies. Get ready for laughs, thrills and a wild ride, coming to Netflix.

Meg 2: The Trench: 3 August

Join the fearless Jonas Taylor and his super cool research crew as they plunge into the depths of the mysterious ocean. But hold onto your popcorn, because things get gnarly when an evil mining operation throws a wrench into their mission. It's a heart-pounding battle for survival that'll have you on the edge of your seat. And did we mention it stars Jason Statham? This is one adrenaline-pumping ride you need to catch in cinemas near you.

Ghanoom The Billionaire: 3 August

Meet Ghanoom, a wannabe filmmaker who can't catch a break no matter how hard he tries. But destiny has a surprise in store. He uncovers a massive inheritance from his grandma, but there's a catch - he must conquer some seriously wild challenges to claim it. Meanwhile, a pesky gangster is on his tail, hell-bent on stopping Ghanoom from becoming a millionaire. Can he outsmart the baddie and turn into a legit billionaire? Prepare for sidesplitting comedy and thrilling twists.

The Secret Kingdom: 3 August

Meet Peter and his family, who start anew in a quaint little town after a heart-wrenching event. But things take a mysterious turn when they stumble upon an ancient shop and a strange artefact. Before they know it, they're whisked away to the magical realm below, where pangolins rule and a thrilling quest awaits. Peter and Verity must gather powerful artefacts to fix the Great Clock and defeat an ancient evil. But, as they venture deeper, secrets and surprises unfold, leaving Peter questioning everything.

Mar3y El Breemo: 3 August

Marei, a watermelon merchant’s life takes a crazy turn when he's whisked away to upper Egypt by his grandfather’s men. And he discovers that he's the rightful heir to a fortune of diamonds. To keep his greedy in-laws at bay, he hides the precious gems in two watermelons. But things go haywire when his impulsive wife, Gamalat, accidentally sells those melons. Can Marei save his fortune and the watermelons before it's too late? Prepare for a laugh-filled rollercoaster as this juicy tale unfolds.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem: 10 August

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is shredding its way to cinemas and it's going to be one epic, action-packed ride. Join the four fearless Turtle bros as they leave their sewer and hit the bustling streets of NYC. Their mission? Show the world that they're just regular teens with some serious hero skills. But trouble brews up when a whole army of mutants comes out to play. So grab your tickets now for this shell-tastic adventure.

Gran Turismo: 10 August

Rev up your engines because Gran Turismo is hitting cinemas. Starring Djimon Hounsou, Orlando Bloom, and David Harbour, this flick follows the incredible journey of a teenage Gran Turismo player. His epic gaming skills score him victories in Nissan competitions, turning him into a legit pro race car driver. And guess what? It's all based on a true story. So buckle up for heart-pounding action and the ride of a lifetime.

Jailer: 10 August

In this movie, the legendary Rajinikanth takes on the role of a jail warden facing an epic showdown. When a group of troublemakers attempts to break into the jail and free their gang leader, all hell breaks loose. With Jackie Shroff, Mohanlal, and Tamannah Bhatia joining the star-studded cast, this film is going to be an absolute entertainer. And you know what? The viral Kavaliya song is part of this movie.

Retribution: 24 August

Starring Jack Champion, Embeth Davidtz and the one and only Liam Neeson, Retribution promises to serve heart-pounding thrills. Imagine this: a bank executive, just minding his business, gets a bone-chilling bomb threat while driving his kids to school. The catch? The car's rigged to explode if they stop or get out. Get ready for a high-stakes battle against the clock in this heart-racing flick coming to cinemas.

Puppy Love: 24 August

Starring Grant Gustin, Lucy Hale, Nore Davis and Rachel Risen, Puppy Love is a rollercoaster of laughs and love. After a cringe-worthy first date, Nicole and Max swear they'll never see each other again — until their adorable dogs play Cupid. Forced to be co-parents, they find themselves in a hilariously mismatched situation that leads to unexpected romance. Releasing in cinemas, this feel-good love story will make your heart melt.

Barbie: 31 August

Barbie fans, the wait is finally over. After a month-long delay, Barbie and Ken are stepping out of their dreamy world and into reality. Join them on a whimsical adventure filled with laughter and life lessons. From everyday shenanigans to heartwarming connections, they'll charm you with hilarious and touching moments. Get ready for a dose of pure joy as Barbie and Ken navigate this exciting new chapter.

Untold: Jake Paul the Problem Child: 1 August

In Netflix’s Untold: Jake Paul the Problem Child, dive headfirst into the wild world of boxing's latest sensation, Jake Paul. Is he a marketing genius with a killer punch or just a delusional hype machine? That's the question on everyone's lips. From his early internet pranks to becoming the most controversial man in sports, this flick covers it all. Brace yourselves for jaw-dropping interviews, family drama and epic showdowns as we witness if Jake can truly rule the ring.

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.3: 2 August

Join an intergalactic adventure. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is blasting its way onto Disney+. Our favourite gang of misfits, led by the charismatic Peter Quill, is back for more cosmic chaos. But this time, they're facing some serious challenges. With emotions running high and new threats on the horizon, get ready for a rollercoaster of action, drama and a whole lot of heart.

Only Murders in The Building Season 3: 8 August

Get ready for some fun because Only Murders in the Building season three is finally coming to Disney+. Join Charles, Oliver and Mabel as they unravel a Broadway murder mystery. Hollywood action star Ben Glenroy meets a mysterious end during his Broadway debut and so, with the help of co-star Loretta Durkin, the trio dives into their toughest case yet, while Oliver tries to save the show. Don’t miss it.

Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop: 9 August

Step into the world of fierce and fabulous women in hip hop with Ladies First, coming to Netflix. With four captivating episodes featuring MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Rah Digga and many more, find the ladies finally take their rightful place at the heart of the genre's 50-year history. This series celebrates the music that changed the world through a powerful female lens. It’s time to immerse yourself in the social, racial and political landscape that shaped this incredible movement.

Moving: 9 August

Moving, the action-packed adaptation of the popular webtoon by the legendary Kangfull follows a band of superpowered people who are on the run from both, the government and a deadly assassin. Prepare for heart-pounding action, mind-blowing powers and a wild ride as Moving hits Disney+ this August.

Made in Heaven Season 2: 10 August

After four whole years, Made in Heaven is back and it’s coming out with its second season on Amazon Prime Video. This one will kick off where season one left us shaken with Karan and Tara's emotional ups and downs. As Karan makes a brave revelation and Tara navigates through some rough personal patches, they must now face their office that has been vandalised. But with Tara's precious jewellery from her daring escape, they're ready to rebuild their lives together.

Painkiller: 10 August

This scripted limited series on Netflix takes a fictionalised dive into the origins and aftermath of the opioid crisis in America. Brace yourself for gripping stories of the people behind it all — the victims and those seeking the truth. Their lives were forever changed by the invention of OxyContin. It's a rollercoaster of crime, accountability and the heartbreaking failures of systems that impacted countless Americans.

Heart of Stone: 11 August

Grab your comfiest spot on the couch, order some mouthwatering take-out, and get ready for Heart of Stone on Netflix. Starring Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan and Alia Bhatt, this flick serves up a heart-pounding adventure. Follow an intelligence operative on a high-stakes mission to foil a cunning hacker from stealing their most dangerous weapon. Get ready for some serious action-packed thrills that'll keep you on the edge of your seat.

Crazy Bear: 15 August

If you missed Crazy Bear in cinemas, this is your chance because it’s about to unleash some wild antics on Amazon Prime Video. Picture a massive 500-pound black bear who gets a taste of a drug and goes on an absolutely wild rampage. Cops, criminals, tourists, and teenagers, gather in a Georgia forest to face this crazy chaos. So get ready for a rollercoaster of mayhem and madness like never before.

The Upshaws: Part 4: 17 August

Meet Bennie Upshaw, the lovable yet messy head of a working-class family in Indianapolis. He's a mechanic, a devoted husband to Regina and a caring dad to their kids. With a dash of sardonic humour, the Upshaws are a recipe for laughter and love. In this upcoming part, they'll continue to tackle life's ups and downs, from new jobs and big dreams to health struggles and surprises. So, grab your popcorn and because The Upshaws: Part 4 is dropping on Netflix soon.

Unseen: 18 August

Meet Sam, the gas station clerk, who gets a totally unexpected call from Emily, a nearly blind woman on the run from her psycho ex in the creepy woods. Armed with just a phone, Sam becomes Emily's lifeline, guiding her through a terrifying video call to safety. Get ready for heart-pounding suspense and non-stop thrills on Amazon Prime Video as these two brave souls take you on a chilling ride.

The Black Demon: 22 August

Oilman Paul Sturges and his family thought they were in for a relaxing vacation, but they stumbled upon a humongous megalodon shark. This prehistoric beast is dead-set on defending its territory and it's hunting them down. Stranded and facing constant attacks, Paul and his crew have got to find a way back to shore before the jaws of danger snap shut again. The horror-flick is on Amazon Prime Video.