The 55 best movies streaming free for Amazon Prime members (August 2021)

A new month means more movies to devour from Amazon Prime’s extensive catalog, ranging from some old favorites to some new editions. We’ve sorted the best movies on the streaming service for the month of August. All of these movies are on Amazon Prime, unless they are noted with an arrival date.

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Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey and young Hollywood super star Kate Boswoth star in this clever & adrenaline filled heist film. An MIT math whiz is recruited by a teacher to join a specialized team of card counters. They break away from their mentor before casino security finally catches up with them. (Amazon)

Starring: Jim SturgessKate BosworthAaron Yoo


James Cameron’s knockout sequel to ‘Alien’ finds Sigourney Weaver off to save a space colony on the planet where the first alien reigned. (Amazon)

Starring: Sigourney WeaverMichael BiehnCarrie Henn

All About Steve

The Proposal’s Sandra Bullock, Oscar nominee Thomas Haden Church, and The Hangover’s Bradley Cooper star in a hilarious tale of a woman who, after falling hard for a guy, thinks they’re an item; unfortunately, he thinks she’s stalking him! (Amazon)

Starring: Sandra BullockThomas Haden ChurchBradley Cooper


A monstrous snake terrorizes filmmakers on the Amazon River in this blockbuster hit. (Amazon)

Starring: Frank WelkerJon VoightEric Stoltz

Annette (Aug. 20)

Los Angeles, today. Henry (Adam Driver) is a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor who falls in love with Ann (Marion Cotillard), a world-renowned opera singer. Under the spotlight, they form a passionate and glamorous couple. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, will turn their lives upside down. (Amazon)

Starring: Adam DriverMarion CotillardSimon Helberg


Leapin’ lizards! The Broadway hit jumps to the big screen. Little orphan Annie starts a new life with Daddy Warbucks and her trusty dog Sandy. (Amazon)

Starring: Aileen QuinnAlbert FinneyCarol Burnett

Attack the Block

A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion. (Amazon)

Starring: Adam BuxtonJodie WhittakerJohn Boyega


Kazakh TV personality Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat blunders through his epic road trip! (Amazon)

Starring: Sacha Baron CohenPamela AndersonKen Davitian

Catch Me If You Can

Frank Abagnale, Jr. is a thief and a master of deception with several brilliant alter-egos. FBI agent Carl Hanratty, has made it his prime mission to bring Abagnale to justice. Based on a true story. (Amazon)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprioTom HanksChristopher Walken

Center Stage

A dozen diverse teenagers enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York, and each of them faces the pitfalls within the competitive world of professional dancing. (Amazon)

Starring: Amanda SchullSusan PrattZoe Saldana

Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Tough cop Bruce Willis takes on terrorists after they take control of a Washington, D.C. airport during a raging blizzard in this sequel. (Amazon)

Starring: Bruce WillisBonnie BedeliaWilliam Atherton


Jennifer Garner electrifies as an assassin whose change of heart leads her into a war against evil in this follow-up to ‘Daredevil.’ (Amazon)

Starring: Jennifer GarnerGoran VisnjicWill Yun Lee

Escape From Alcatraz

Three inmates try to escape from prison. (Amazon)

Starring: Clint EastwoodPatrick McGoohanRoberts Blossom

Evan Almighty (Aug. 16)

Everyone’s favorite funnyman Steve Carell is at his hilarious best as junior congressman Evan Baxter, whose wish to “change the world” is heard by none other than God. When God appears with the perplexing request to build an ark, Evan is sure he is losing it. (Amazon)

Starring: Steve CarellMorgan FreemanLauren Graham

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

A group of Southern California high school students wrestles important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. (Amazon)

Starring: Sean PennJennifer Jason LeighJudge Reinhold


Based on the best selling novel, this explosive action thriller stars Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore. (Amazon)

Starring: Samuel L. JacksonJulianne MooreEdie Falco


Superstars Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts star in award-winning director Steve Spielberg’s updating of PETER PAN. (Amazon)

Starring: Dustin HoffmanRobin WilliamsJulia Roberts

In Bruges (Aug. 16)

European hit men Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson unwind in Belgium after a blundered job in this film. (Amazon)

Starring: Colin FarrellBrendan GleesonRalph Fiennes

In Her Shoes

Two sisters who have only one thing in common–their shoe size–have a falling out that leads both in surprising new directions. (Amazon)

Starring: Cameron DiazToni ColletteShirley MacLaine


Steven Spielberg’s classic thriller about a peaceful resort community that comes under attack by a man-eating Great White shark. (Amazon)

Starring: Roy ScheiderRichard DreyfussRobert Shaw

Jaws 2

Roy Scheider battles his Great White nemesis again when the man-eating shark returns to snack on more Amity visitors. (Amazon)

Starring: Roy ScheiderLorraine GaryMurray Hamilton

Jaws 3

A massive man-eating Great White shark wreaks bloody havoc at a Florida theme park in this action-packed sequel. (Amazon)

Starring: Dennis QuaidBess ArmstrongSimon MacCorkindale

Jaws: The Revenge

The Great White shark is back–and this time he’s followed the Brody family all the way to the Bahamas for more carnage. (Amazon)

Starring: Lorraine GaryLance GuestMario Van Peebles


A professor deciphers a mysterious code foretelling future calamities. Can he somehow avert them? (Amazon)

Starring: Nicholas CageChandler Canterbury

La Bamba

The story of rocker Ritchie Valens – an LA teenager whose rising musical star was hitched to a fateful winter 1959 tour with Buddy Holly. (Amazon)

Starring: Lou Diamond PhillipsEsai MoralesRosana De Soto


A former Mexican federale unleashes his vengeful fury on both sides of the border in this throwback to ’70s exploitation cinema. (Amazon)

Starring: Danny TrejoSteven SeagalMichelle Rodriguez

Made of Honor

Tom loves his life, until he realizes he also loves his best friend Hannah. But when Hannah gets engaged to a dashing Scotsman and asks Tom to be her maid of honor, Tom faces hostile bridesmaids, bridal showers, and bad hair days, all in an effort to pull off the perfect wedding and steal the bride. He’s a maid of honor with a plan. (Amazon)

Starring: Chris ParsonPatrick DempseyMichelle Monaghan

Max Payne

Max Payne is a maverick cop – a mythic anti-hero – determined to track down those responsible for the brutal murders of his family and partner. (Amazon)

Starring: Mark WahlbergMila KunisBeau Bridges


When the general manager of the Oakland A’s is forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, he teams up with an Ivy grad to recruit bargain players that scouts call flawed, but who are ultimately able to win games with their unconventional play. (Amazon)

Starring: Brad PittJonah HillPhilip Seymour Hoffman


MUD is a timeless adventure about two boys, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone, who find a mysterious man named Mud (McConaughey) hiding out on a deserted island in the Mississippi. (Amazon)

Starring: Matthew McConaugheyTye SheridanJacob Lofland

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Two friends go from an impossible possibility to an unimaginable reality in this romantic comedy. (Amazon)

Starring: Julia RobertsDermot MulroneyCameron Diaz

Patriot Games

Jack Ryan is caught in the middle of a terrorist attack. Ryan helps to thwart Holmes’ assailants and becomes a local hero. But Ryan’s act marks him as a target. Now he must return to action to save his family. (Amazon)

Starring: Harrison FordAnne ArcherPatrick Bergin

Pearl Harbor

Experience the date that would ‘live in infamy’ in this powerful tale set during the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor. (Amazon)

Starring: Ben AffleckJosh HartnettKate Beckinsale


A special ops crew – led by a tough-as-nails major – lands in the jungle on a rescue mission. But things turn desperate when the team is attacked by a ruthless, invisible alien killer! (Amazon)

Starring: Arnold SchwarzeneggerCarl WeathersJesse Ventura

Predator 2

L.A. is in the middle of a brutal gang war, the streets are a war zone – but now there’s a third party involved in the bloodshed. It’s not human, and its weaponry is definitely alien! (Amazon)

Starring: Danny GloverGary BuseyRuben Blades


True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of the nation as well. (Amazon)

Starring: Jeff BridgesTobey MaguireChris Cooper

Secret Window

A recently divorced writer living in a remote cabin is visited by a psychotic stranger who claims he plagiarized his work. Things start weird and go downhill from there as the man’s quest for retribution reaches murderous heights. (Amazon)

Starring: Johnny DeppJohn TurturroMaria Bello


A struggling writer and his has-been actor best friend get into all kinds of trouble when they embark on a wine tasting tour prior to the best friend’s wedding. (Amazon)

Starring: Paul GiamattiSandra OhThomas Haden Church


A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters. (Amazon)

Starring: Nathan FillionElizabeth BanksGregg Henry

Something’s Gotta Give

A man falls for the mother of his young girlfriend. (Amazon)

Starring: Jack NicholsonVanna BontaDiane Keaton

Soul Surfer

The inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. (Amazon)

Starring: Dennis QuaidMassi FurlanAnnaSophia Robb

The Courier (Aug. 27)

A true-life Cold War spy thriller about British businessman Greville Wynne, who must form an alliance with a Soviet spy to prevent a nuclear confrontation. (Amazon)

Starring: Benedict CumberbatchMerab NinidzeRachel Brosnahan

The Great Debaters

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at historically black Wiley College in Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. (Amazon)

Starring: Denzel WashingtonForest WhitakerKimberly Elise

The Insider

An ex-tobacco exec becomes a consultant for a controversial story. (Amazon)

Starring: Al PacinoRussell CroweChristopher Plummer

The Iron Lady

OSCAR-winning Meryl Streep is Margaret Thatcher in this insightful and intimate portrait of the first and only female Prime Minster of the United Kingdom. (Amazon)

Starring: Meryl StreepJim BroadbentHarry Lloyd

The Legend of Zorro

Alejandro’s secret life as the masked hero Zorro unravels his family just when the citizens of California call: a wealthy villian seeks to thwart the will of the people by stealing an important election! Swashbuckling fun! (Amazon)

Starring: Giovanna ZacariasPedro Armend RizGustavo Sanchez Parra

The Lincoln Lawyer

In the gripping thriller “The Lincoln Lawyer,” Matthew McConaughey stars as Michael “Mick” Haller, a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. (Amazon)

Starring: Matthew McConaugheyMarisa TomeiRyan Phillippe

The Natural

Talent brought him to the edge of glory… Fate took him to the well of despair… and love sent him to the place he was meant to be. (Amazon)

Starring: Robert RedfordRobert DuvallGlenn Close

The Roommate

A terrifying thriller about a college freshman who realizes that her new best friend is obsessive, unbalanced… and maybe even a killer! (Amazon)

Starring: Minka KellyCam GigandetLeighton Meester

The Skeleton Twins (Aug. 17)

“Saturday Night Live” alumni Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader reunite as estranged twins Milo and Maggie, who are brought back together after 10 years of being apart. (Amazon)

Starring: Kirsten WiigBill Hader

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Criminals hijack a New York City train. (Amazon)

Starring: Denzel WashingtonJohn TravoltaLuis Guzman

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys

Tyler Perry’s story about two families from very different walks of life who reluctantly learn how to work together. (Amazon)

Starring: Sanaa LathanKathy BatesJennifer Hudson

Val (Aug. 6)

Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial actors has been documenting his life and craft through film. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster films like Top Gun & Batman. This raw and wildly original documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled look at what it means to be an artist. (Amazon)

Starring: Val Kilmer

Water for Elephants

An old man recalls his unforgettable experience working in a Depression-era circus in this stirring adaptation of the bestseller. (Amazon)

Starring: Reese WitherspoonRobert PattinsonChristoph Waltz

You, Me and Dupree

A jobless bachelor wears out his welcome after his newlywed pal invites him to move in temporarily. (Amazon)

Starring: Kate HudsonMatt DillionOwen Wilson

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