Along with the theatrical releases, movies are now also being released on OTT platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and more! This can make it a little complicated to keep track of some exciting movies coming out. We thought we’d help you catch up with some of the most anticipated releases every month by compiling a list of movies spanning from theatrical releases to those out on streaming platforms. Keep an eye on this space every month so you don’t miss some amazing movies!
The Suicide Squad
With The Suicide Squad, this time James Gunn is taking up the helm as a director of the sequel to DC’s team of anti-heroes. Though not exactly a sequel, it features a stellar cast led by Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Viola Davis, John Cena, Sylvester Stallone, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, and Peter Capaldi. This film revolves around the most dangerous supervillains on Earth who are sent to the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese by the government.
These supervillains include Bloodsport, Peacemaker, King Shark, Harley Quinn, and a collection of crazy cons at Belle Reve prison who are armed with high-tech weapons. They join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X and trek through the dangerous jungle on a search-and-destroy mission. To make sure they behave, The Suicide Squad only has Colonel Rick Flag on the ground.
This film was released on 5th August 2021. Watch The Suicide Squad in theaters near you, depending on the Covid restrictions in your region! However, if you’re in the US, you may find this unhinged group of anti-heroes on HBO Max right now if you have an ‘Ad-Free’ subscription plan on the streaming service.
Bhuj – The Pride Of India
Ahead of India’s 75th Independence Day, the Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’ can be watched on Disney Plus Hotstar on August 13. Actor Ajay Devgn transforms into the real-life hero Vijay Karnik in this film inspired by the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war where the airstrip at Bhuj was destroyed in combat.
Bhuj: The Pride of India follows Indian Air Force (IAF) Squadron leader Vijay Karnik (a role played by Devgn) who reconstructed the Bhuj airbase with the help of 300 women from a nearby village to ensure India’s victory.
Actors Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha play the role of members of the village who cooperate and work together to aid the armed forces and save lives. Meanwhile, Sharad Kelkar and Ammy Virk are a part of the army. This film is replete with patriotism and songs as well as heavy-duty dialogues that talk of martyrdom and the duties of a soldier. It has been directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya.
Find ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’ on Hotstar: HERE
Henry (Adam Driver) is a stand-up comedian who falls in love with a world-renowned opera singer named Ann (Marion Cotillard). Their lives take a turn when their first child is born. She is a mysterious little girl with a surprising gift and an exceptional destiny.
Directed by Leos Carax, Annette was released in selected theaters on August 6 and will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video from 20 August onwards.
Find ‘Annette’ on Amazon Prime Video: HERE
Bell Bottom is going for a worldwide theatrical release on 19 August. It is directed by Ranjit Tewari.
Bell Bottom is based on true events. It is set during the 1980s where a spy (played by Akshay Kumar) becomes an unforgettable hero of the era. So, get ready to hop on this spy-ride ‘Bell Bottom’ in theaters on 19 August!
Apart from Akshay Kumar, the film also features Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, and Lara Dutta.
The ‘Tenet’ star John David Washington is on a run for his life in the Netflix Action/Thriller ‘Beckett’. Directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, in this film – Beckett, an American tourist vacationing in Greece, finds himself at the center of a dangerous political conspiracy.
He becomes the target of a manhunt after a tragic car accident and must therefore reach the embassy to clear his name. ‘Beckett’ also stars ‘Narcos’ actor Boyd Holbrook, Vicky Krieps, and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander.
Find ‘Beckett’ on Netflix: HERE
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is a Netflix Original Animated film. Fans of Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Netflix series would love this origin story before Geralt from the world of ‘The Witcher’. Geralt’s mentor – Vesemir was a daring young witcher.
He became a witcher to escape a life of poverty by slaying monsters for coins. However, when a dangerous and strange new menace arises, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure and must confront the demons of his past. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is out on Netflix on August 23.
Find ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’ on Netflix: HERE
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Free Guy is a Comedy/Action movie with an excellent ensemble that includes the ‘Deadpool’ star Ryan Reynolds, Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer, the ‘Stranger Things’ actor Joe Keery, and the incredible director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and comedian- Taika Watiti.
In this movie, a bank teller named ‘Guy’ discovers he is an NPC (non-player character) in a brutal, open-world video game. He decides to become the hero of his own story (a video game in his case), one he writes himself.
Free Guy’s world is limitless and ‘Guy’ is determined to be a guy who saves his world his way before it is too late. Directed by Shawn Levy, Free Guy is available only in theatres on August 13!
Shershaah is a biographical war film directed by Vishnuvardhan that is available only on Amazon Prime Video after its World Premiere on August 12, 2021. This film is based on Captain Vikram Batra who is a PVC (Param Vir Chakra – the highest gallantry award in India) awardee, brave Indian soldier.
In Shershaah, Siddharth Malhotra takes on the role of Captain Vikram Batra who gave his life while fighting for the country during the 1999 Kargil War at just 24. He is a celebrated Indian Army officer whose contributions helped India win the Kargil War of 1999. This movie also features Kiara Advani as Dimple Cheema, Shiv Panditt, Javed Jaaferi, etc. Shershaah is streaming on Amazon Prime Video from August 12, 2021, onwards!
Find ‘Shershaah’ on Amazon Prime Video: HERE
Directed by Lisa Roy, Reminiscence is a sci-fi/mystery/thriller that follows Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman) who is a private investigator of the mind. As he navigates the darkly enticing past, he helps his clients access lost memories.
His life changes forever when he takes on a new client – Mae (Rebecca Ferguson). While fighting to find his long-lost love, he uncovers a conspiracy. Apart from Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson, Reminiscence stars Thandiwe Newton, Cliff Curtis, Daniel Wu, and more!
Reminiscence is coming to theaters on August 20 and will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from the theatrical release.
‘Aquaman’ star Jason Momoa is cast as Ray Cooper, a devastated husband and devoted family man in the Netflix film ‘Sweet Girl’. Cooper vows to bring justice against the pharmaceutical company responsible for his wife’s death. He must do this while protecting the only family he has left – Rachel (Isabela Merced), his daughter. This Action film is coming to Netflix on August 20!
Find ‘Sweet Girl’ on Netflix: HERE
See you next month with another list of anticipated movies/recommendations for you to enjoy when you’d like to explore another world, go on thrilling adventures with some of your favorite characters!