10 Must-See Movies This August

Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, Crawl, and more!

(SPOT.ph) The weather has been unpredictable lately, but don't let that stop you from going out and having fun, especially with the exciting movies to watch this month. This August has something for every movie fan— whether you’re an avid cinephile, a music lover, or you’re just looking to unwind with the family. From heart-stopping horror flicks to the highly anticipated return of Quentin Tarantino to the silver screen, here are some of the must-see films to catch this month. 

Check out these movies hitting cinemas this August:


Release date: August 7
Disaster drama meets horror in this intriguing new thriller. It centers on a father-daughter duo (Barry Pepper and Kaya Scodelario, respectively) who are trapped in their Florida home during a Category 5 hurricane. Things take a turn for the worse when their home is suddenly flooded and they must fend off large, hungry alligators who have found their way to their house’s crawl space. Since its initial release in the U.S., critics have praised the movie’s performances and “fun” take on the horror genre.



Release date: August 7
Filipino films take on the popular dance movie genre with Indak, which centers around Jen (Nadine Lustre), an ambitious island girl who breaks out of her comfort zone to pursue her dreams. She enlists in Indak Pinas, a dance group from the Philippines that is set to compete in South Korea, where she meets a charming fellow dancer named Vin (Sam Concepcion).

Bring The Soul: The Movie

Release date: August 7
Bummed that you can’t see K-Pop superstars BTS live? (Us, too!) Luckily, this upcoming film is the next best thing to seeing the group live. Bring The Soul takes ARMY beyond the spotlight and straight to the final concert of their recently concluded “Love Yourself” tour in Europe. The film features spectacular concert performances from their tour, as well as an intimate look behind the scenes.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Release date: August 9
Co-produced by visual and horror master Guillermo Del Toro, this movie is an adaptation of the popular short horror story series of the same name. Each of the three books feature over 30 stories based on creepy folklore and urban legends. The film centers on the Bellows family, whose mansion holds horrible secrets and stories that become all too real for a group of unsuspecting teenagers who stumble upon the house.

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The Divine Fury

Release date: August 14
Action meets horror in this South-Korean flick starring K-Drama superstar Park Seo Joon. He plays Yong Hoo, a talented martial arts champion who somehow gains divine powers and must use them to fight a malevolent force of evil poised to wreak havoc on the world.


Release date: August 14
This film is from director Bong Joon Ho, the same mind behind masterful South Korean films such as Netflix’s Okja and the sci-fi action Snowpiercer. The film centers on two families: the wealthy and aspirational Park family, and the street-smart yet struggling Kim family. Dealing with timely social themes such as greed, class prejudice, and discrimination, Parasite received widespread acclaim upon its screening at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the coveted Palme d’Or. 

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Release date: August 21
Taking the kids to the cinema? There’s something for the whole family this August, too. In the sequel to the 2016 film, the Birds and Pigs must form an unlikely alliance against a mysterious purple bird that threatens their safety. The voice cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Awkwafina, Peter Dinklage, Tiffany Haddish, and more. 



Release date: August 21
When a mild-mannered Uber driver (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop, he’s thrust into the wild ride of his life where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits—and his five-star rating. The action-comedy also stars Natalie Morales, Karen Gillan, and more.

Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood

Release date: August 28
Avid movie fans, rejoice! Director Quentin Tarantino returns in a huge way with an all-star cast that includes Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry, Al Pacino, and more. Set in 1969 Los Angeles, it follows an aging TV star (DiCaprio) and his long-time stunt double (Pitt) as they navigate a movie-making industry they can no longer recognize.

Ready or Not

Release date: August 28
This promising horror-thriller will have you at the edge of your seat, if the trailer is anything to go by. Samara Weaving plays Grace, a young bride who gets entangled in her new husband’s rich and eccentric family. The twist? She must survive a family tradition: a lethal game where everyone must fight to survive.

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