Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is still trying to get a new trial — one that a good many believe will exonerate him and shine an even greater light on criminal justice reform. Before that happens, though, we'll first get to see the release of Free Meek, a reinvestigation of the case from Amazon Prime Video that's just one part of a pretty massive offering this August.
On a slightly different note, we'll also see the premiere of This is Football, a six-part series that takes a deeper look at the effect football — that's soccer for a good many of us — has had on the world. That's particularly salient given the recent World Cup title won by the U.S. Women's National Team.
All that and so much more. Here's a look at the highlights for August, followed by the full slate.
- This is Football S1: An emotionally-charged, six-part documentary, exploring football's extraordinary impact on the world. From the streets of Delhi to the fields of post-war Rwanda to the pitches of the Champions League, this globe-spanning series tells a unique story of the game and its power to unite countries, inspire generations and captivate billions.
- Free Meek S1: Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill's 2017 arrest for probation violations sparked national outrage. A re-investigation of his original case explores allegations of police corruption as Meek becomes the face of a justice reform movement.
- Pete the Cat S1 Part 2: The "Pete the Cat" Season One Part 2 showcases empowering themes of self-discovery. Pete discovers his Mom has a big famous past, Grumpy learns that having fun is more important than winning, and the entire gang learns the value of friendship and inclusion. Scored with an upbeat, groovy soundtrack, "Pete the Cat" encourages children to be curious, creative, and positive while rockin' to their own beat.
- Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time S1: Jim Gaffigan is in top form for his 7th comedy special. The 4-time Grammy nominated comedian, doesn't understand why we aren't more honest about the reasons we don't want to attend events, while at the same time embraces lying to kids. From horses and dog birthdays to traveling and museums, Jim continues to impress. Sit back and enjoy Quality Time with Jim Gaffigan!
- Photograph: A struggling Mumbai street photographer pressured to marry by his grandmother convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée during a family visit. Despite vast cultural differences, the pair develops a surprising connection that challenges their worldviews in a wistful and funny romance from Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox).
- #IMomSoHard Live S1: Comedians Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley of the viral webseries #IMOMSOHARD bring you their 2-person stand-up show! Combining stand-up & improvisation, the two share their honest and self-effacing humor on topics ranging from friendship, periods, sex after marriage, body image, and parenting failures. Because, hey: You're not in this alone, ladies.
- Mike E. Winfield: StepMan: Who says you can't get along with those annoying step kids? Mike E. Winfield explains the challenges of marrying an older woman and being a step father to a son with whom he shares similar qualities. Step Son AND Step Homies! Not only will you laugh, be prepared to fall in love with this relatable one hour of comedy.
- Alice Wetterlund: My Mama is a Human and So Am I S1: Follow comedian / actor Alice Wetterlund as she reveals her personal struggles with peeping toms, cat-rearing, alcoholism and the secret alien conspiracy behind new country music in her breakout comedy special. Best known for HBO's "Silicon Valley" and "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates", Wetterlund shines in this tour de force hour long special.
- Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight S1: In this day and age if it were all heavy it wouldn't be a comedy special, it would be a depression special, and Alonzo Bodden is very aware of this. That's why he goes back and forth, from Heavy to Lightweight, because he knows we need a break from news in comedy. He likes to mix it up and he hopes you will join him for a laugh and a think or two.
- Carnival Row: Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in Carnival Row, a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures. Feared by humans, they are forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective and a faerie rekindle a dangerous affair. The city's uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals a monster no one could imagine.
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From countless original series and movies to the best that Hollywood has to offer — plus a deep bench of subscription channels — Amazon Prime Video is a must-have.
Coming to Amazon Prime Video on August 2
- 300 (2006)
- *This is Football S1 – Amazon Prime Original
Coming to Amazon Prime Video on August 7
- All I See Is You (2016)
Coming to Amazon Prime Video on August 9
- *Free Meek S1 – Amazon Prime Original
- *Pete the Cat S1 Part 2 – Amazon Prime Original
Coming to Amazon Prime Video on August 12
- Andy Irons: Kissed by God (2018)
Coming to Amazon Prime Video on August 16
- *Photograph (2019) – Amazon Prime Original
- *Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time S1 – Amazon Prime Original
Coming to Amazon Prime Video on August 21
- A Simple Favor (2019)
Coming to Amazon Prime Video on August 23
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
- #IMomSoHard Live S1 – Amazon Prime Original
- *Mike E. Winfield: StepMan S1 – Amazon Prime Original
- *Alice Wetterlund: My Mama is a Human and So Am I S1 – Amazon Prime Original
- *Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight S1 – Amazon Prime Original
Coming to Amazon Prime Video on August 26
- The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Coming to Amazon Prime Video on August 30
- *Carnival Row S1 – Amazon Prime Original
Coming to Amazon Prime Video on August 31
- A Cadaver Christmas (2011)
- Boy (2010)
- Computer Chess (2013)
- Dast-neveshtehaa nemisoosand / Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013)
- Failure to Launch (2006)
- Far from Home (2014)
- Firstborn (1984)
- Flashback (1990)
- Glissements Progressifs du Plaisir / Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974)
- Godzilla (2014)
- Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
- I, Frankenstein (2014)
- Jack Frost (1998)
- Kicking the Dog (2009)
- Klip / Clip (2012)
- Korkoro (2009)
- La Maison de la radio (2013)
- Looking Glass (2018)
- Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter (2014)
- Music from the Big House (2010)
- Naples '44 (2016)
- Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
- Parting Glances (1986)
- Pirate Radio (2009)
- Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
- Sacred Ground (1983)
- She Must Be Seeing Things (1987)
- Sucker Punch (2011)
- Surviving Progress (2011)
- Ten Dead Men (2008)
- The Bog Creatures (2003)
- The Collectors (1999)
- The Fifth Element (1997)
- The Hills Have Eyes Part II (2006)
- The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)
- The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat (2012)
- The Penguin Counters (2017)
- The Uninvited (2009)
- This Ain't No Mouse Music (2013)
- Top of the Food Chain (1999)
- Top Spin (2014)
- Vito (2011)
- Za Ji Wang Ming Dui (1979)
Available for Rent or Purchase on Prime Video
Available to Rent or Purchase on Amazon Prime Video on August 6
- The Souvenir (2019)
Available to Rent or Purchase on Amazon Prime Video on August 13
- Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Available to Rent or Purchase on Amazon Prime Video on August 20
- Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
- Poms (2019)
- Tolkien (2019)
Available to Rent or Purchase on Amazon Prime Video on August 27
- A Dog's Journey (2019)
Available on Amazon Prime Video Channels
- PGA Wyndham Championship, PGA Tour Live, Aug. 1
- PGA The Northern Trust, PGA Tour Live, Aug. 8
- Why Women Kill Season 1, CBS All Access, Aug. 15
- PGA BMW Championship, PGA Tour Live, Aug. 15
- PGA Tour Championship, PGA Tour Live, Aug. 22
- Power Season 6, STARZ, Aug. 25
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