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 go
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: 4 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.

Gran Turismo: 11 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.

Puppy Love: 18 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.

Retribution: 25 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.

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

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.

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.