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New Must-See Movies Opening In August

July 25th, 2023New Must-See Movies Opening In August

The Summer 2023 blockbuster season has been one for the ages. From the return of some of cinema’s most beloved characters to the fervor of “Barbenheimer” weekend, there’s been a lot to celebrate on the big screen. Though the summer is winding down, there is still plenty to look forward to seeing at your local AMC Theatre over the course of the next few weeks.

With the long-awaited debut of the animated TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM, to DC Comics’ next superhero movie – BLUE BEETLE – the list of August movie releases is much like the months that came before it: absolutely stacked. Below is a breakdown of the action flicks, comedies, dramas, and family-friendly stories that will fill the screen this month.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo will cross paths with some of their most dangerous and unique villains yet when TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM makes its highly-anticipated debut this August.

Helmed by THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES director Jeff Rowe, the Seth Rogen-produced animated action-adventure film will also see the long-sheltered “Heroes in a Half-Shell” break out into the world in an attempt to prove themselves and find acceptance from humans.


Meg 2: The Trench

Just when he thought his days of battling prehistoric monsters were over, rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) finds himself in familiar waters when he’s tasked with taking on not one, but three massive sharks in the upcoming MEG 2: THE TRENCH.

Directed by Beat Wheatley, this massive sequel sees Taylor work with a new team of divers and researchers as they find themselves in an extremely dangerous life-or-death situation. Matters only get worse when the ancient creatures go on the hunt.

MEG 2: THE TRENCH opens August 4th

The Last Voyage Of The Demeter

Horror hounds won’t have to wait until the fall to see what could be one of the scariest movies of the year, as THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER will bring another dracula story to the big screen before summer’s end.

Directed by André Øvredal, this upcoming horror haunt draws from “The Captain’s Log” chapter of Bram Stoker’s literary horror classic, “Dracula,” to tell a story about the ill-fated crew who inadvertently brought the blood-sucking villain from Transylvania to London to continue his reign of terror.


Back On The Strip

After moving to Las Vegas to follow his dreams of becoming a famous magician, Merlin (Spence Moore II) becomes a completely different kind of star after joining a group of male strippers named the Chocolate Chips.

Directed by Chris Spence, BACK ON THE STRIP is bursting at the seams with talented actors like Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, JB Smoove, Faizon Love, Bill Bellamy, and Wesley Snipes, who takes on the role of the group’s leader, Luther, in this film showcasing African-American excellence.

BACK ON THE STRIP opens August 18th

Blue Beetle

One of the big sci-fi movies coming to theatres, BLUE BEETLE will give audiences a new hero to root for with an origin story about Jaime Reyes (Xolo Maridueña), as he goes from a being a seemingly normal college grad to a powerful superhero after becoming the host to an ancient relic.

From comments made by director Angel Manuel during CinemaCon 2023, this is going to be one of those movies you NEED to see in IMAX.

BLUE BEETLE opens August 18th


In their follow-up to 2020’s SHIVA BABY, Emma Seligman will bring BOTTOMS to the big screen in late August. The movie follows high school seniors PJ (Rachel Sennott) and Josie (Ayo Edebiri) as they start a fight club to lose their virginities to cheerleaders.

The unique sex comedy will see the girls go from unknowns of the hallway to some of the most popular students at their school, for better or for worse.

BOTTOMS opens August 25th


The month will close out with Guy Nattiv’s GOLDA, a political thriller starring Helen Mirren as former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, as she navigates one of the most difficult periods of her time in public service: the Yom Kippur War in 1973.

From her battles at home to testy relationships with international figures like former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (Liev Schreiber), the movie will explore the life, career, and legacy of the country’s first and only female head of government.

GOLDA opens August 25th

The Hill

Fans of inspirational sports stories are in for a treat this August, which is when Jeff Celentano’s THE HILL opens on the big screen. The biographical drama will tell the story of Rickey Hill (Colin Ford), an aspiring athlete who did everything in his power to overcome the odds and prove to the world, and his father (Dennis Quaid), that he had what it took to play professional baseball.

THE HILL opens August 25th

Gran Turismo

One of many new thought-provoking biopics on the calendar for the second half of the year, GRAN TURISMO also has the distinction of being a movie that is also based on a popular video game franchise as well. The movie tells the story of how Jann Mardenborough (Archie Madekwe) became one of the most inspirational stories in the history of professional racing after long dreaming of getting behind the wheel of a race car.

Judging by what we’ve seen in the intense and empowering GRAN TURISMO trailer, Neill Blomkamp’s high-octane biographical drama is going to be one you won’t want to miss on the big screen.

GRAN TURISMO opens August 25th

These are just a handful of the new movies in August you will get to see at your local AMC Theatre. With all other kinds of movies coming to the silver screen, not to mention those holdovers from June and July, there’s a lot to enjoy before summer’s end.

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