What to watch on Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, and HBO Go this August 2023

, What to watch on Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, and HBO Go this August 2023
Star Wars: Ahsoka

Just because we are more than halfway through the year doesn’t mean that new releases for shows and movies are slowing down. Check out our top picks for what to watch this August on these streaming services.

New on Netflix:

Heart of Stone

In this spy action thriller, Rachel Stone (Gal Gadot), an international intelligence agent from a global peacekeeping agency, is tasked to prevent a hacker from stealing the agency’s most valuable asset. Also stars Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt, Sophie Okonedo, Matthias Schweighöfer, and Jing Lusi. Premieres Aug 11.


Heartstopper (Season 2)

Dive into season two of this teen drama and discover the unlikely romance of two British teens, Charlie and Nick. The series revolves around their relationship, along with the lives of their friends. Stars Kit Connor, Joe Locke, William Gao, Yasmin Finney, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Tobie Donovan, Rhea Norwood, Jenny Walser, Sebastian Croft, and Cormac Hyde-Corrin. Streaming now. 


New on Disney+:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Quill, Groot, Drax, Nebula, Mantis, and Rocket settle down on the planet of Knowhere. However, their peaceful life is suddenly upended by Rocket’s shaky past, leaving him critically wounded. Can Peter, who’s still reeling from Gamora’s death, and the rest of the Guardians save Rocket? Stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Chukwudi Iwuji. Streaming now. 


Star Wars: Ahsoka 

This spinoff of the TV series The Mandalorian follows Ahsoka Tano, a former Jedi knight, who’s hunting down the evil Grand Admiral Thrawn with the hopes of finding Ezra Bridger, a young Jedi that had vanished with Trawn. Will Ahsoka be able to find Ezra while being aware of the threat of Thrawn’s return to becoming “heir of the Empire”? Stars Rosario Dawson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ray Stevenson. Premieres Aug 23.



What would you do if you realise that you have hidden superpowers, only for the government agencies to find out about them? Set in modern-day Korea, a group of super-powered individuals run for their lives to keep their families safe from harm after the government finds out about them. Stars Ryu Seungryong, Han Hyojoo, Zo Insung, Lee Jungha, Go Younjung, and Kim Dohoon. Premieres Aug 9.


New On Prime Video:

Women Talking

Nominated for numerous awards and Best Picture at the 95th Academy Awards, Women Talking is the story of women from the isolated religious Manitoba Colony, who reveals that the colony’s men used to drug and rape women. With the truth being out, the women now talk about their situation and how to best react to these traumatic events. Stars Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Ben Whishaw and Frances McDormand. Premieres Aug 15. 


The Killing Vote

Are malicious criminals deserving of the death penalty? With a nationwide death penalty vote, this decision lies within the public, and if yes, criminals are killed by the highly sought-after Gaetal. Will the police be able to find Gaetal and the three people who are involved? Stars Park Hae-jin, Park Sung-woong, and Lim Ji-yeon. Find out more on Aug 10. 


Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

When Tanjiro and the group completed their rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion, they soon realise that their next mission is waiting for them on the Mugen Train, where more than 40 people have disappeared within a short frame of time. Will Tanjiro and the group solve this mystery and complete this mission? Discover more on the premiere date, Aug 15. Stars Natsuki Hana, Akari Kitō, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Hiro Shimono and Satoshi Hino.


New on HBO GO:

What Am I Eating? With Zooey Deschanel

American actress, singer, and mum Zooey Deschanel is on a mission to solve everyday food dilemmas by asking the big question: “What am I eating?” Join Zooey in exploring the common food mysteries while revealing the truths about what food manufacturers want to hide from consumers. Premieres Aug 18. 


This is a revealing portrait of Shaun White, three-time Olympic gold medallist and one of the greatest athletes in two separate sports, snowboarding and skateboarding. With unprecedented access and never-before-seen personal archival footage, the docuseries details his childhood struggles with a congenital heart condition, the development of his talent, sacrifices made by his supportive parents, the move into pro-snowboarding, and of course, his exploits at the Olympics. Premieres Aug 31.