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10 Movies You Must See in August

10 Movies You Must See in August
Our pick of the new movies coming to UK/ROI screens in August.

Oppenheimer and Barbie will likely continue to dominate the box office throughout August but if you've already seen them or don't care for nukes and dolls, fear not. Here are 10 August releases we reckon might be worth getting out of the summer heat for.

Meg 2: The Trench

Meg 2: The Trench (August 4th, cinemas)
The titular giant shark of the first film has been multiplied for this sequel with Jason Statham once again plumbing the depths of the ocean as rescue diver Jonas Taylor. Along with the sharks there are human threats to cope with this time. Ben Wheatley (Free Fire; High Rise) directs this adaptation of author Steve Alten's novel 'The Trench'.

Paris Memories

Paris Memories (August 4th, cinemas)
Written and directed by Alice Winocour (Disorder; Proxima), Paris Memories stars Virginie Efira as Mia, a survivor of a terrorist attack in Paris. As she attempts to rebuild her life she connects with other survivors including the injured Thomas (Benoît Magimel). Winocour was inspired by her brother, who survived the attack on the Bataclan venue in November 2015.

You Hurt My Feelings

You Hurt My Feelings (August 8th, Prime Video)
Writer/director Nicole Holofcener reteams with her Enough Said star Julia Louis-Dreyfus for comic drama You Hurt My Feelings. Louis-Dreyfus plays a novelist whose marriage hits the rocks when she overhears her husband (Tobias Menzies) giving a brutally honest negative reaction to her latest work.


L'Immensita (August 11th, cinemas, Curzon Home Cinema)
Directed by Emanuele Crialese, L'immensità takes us back to the Rome of the 1970s. There we find the unhappily married Clara (Penélope Cruz) and Felice (Vincenzo Amato), whose 12-year-old daughter (Luana Giuliani) Adriana begins identifying as a male. Crialese is said to have drawn heavily on his own childhood for his first film in over a decade.

The Communion Girl

The Communion Girl (August 11th, Shudder)
This 1980s set Spanish horror stars Carla Campra and Aina Quiñones as a pair of teenage friends who enjoy a night of clubbing in their small town. Things take a dark turn as they make their way home and encounter a little girl clad in a communion dress, clutching a doll. Yikes!

Lie With Me

Lie With Me (August 18th, cinemas)
Based on the novel by Philippe Besson, director Olivier Peyon's Lie with Me tells the story of Stephane (Guillaume de Tonquédec and Jérémy Gillet), an author who returns to his hometown of Cognac to help promote a local distillery. There he encounters Lucas (Victor Belmondo), the son of his first love Thomas (Julien De Saint Jean), rekindling memories of his formative years.

Bad Things

Bad Things (August 18th, Shudder)
One of the most talked about movies from this year's Tribeca Film Festival was director Stewart Thorndike's Bad Things. The film sees a group of friends terrorised by the supernatural when they holiday at a snowy resort.

The Innocent

The Innocent (August 25th, cinemas)
Louis Garrel writes, directs  and stars in this French crime caper. Garrel plays a young man who enlists a friend (Noémie Merlant) to spy on his mother's new husband (Roschdy Zem), an ex-con he suspects of having sinister motives, only to find himself embroiled in a criminal plot himself.


Scrapper (August 25th, cinemas)
Director Charlotte Regan scooped the top prize in the World Cinema Drama section of this year's Sundance Film Festival with her feature debut Scrapper. The film stars Lola Campbell as Georgie, a 12-year-old living alone on a London council estate following the death of her mother. When her estranged father (Harris Dickinson) shows up, Georgie struggles to accept his presence in her life.


Afire (August 25th, cinemas, Curzon Home Cinema)
Undine director Christian Petzold and actress Paula Beer reteam once again for Afire, in which Beer plays one of four young people who gather at a holiday home on the Northern Germany coast. As a forest fire rages nearby (prescient or what?), so too does the quartet get hot and bothered.