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New Movies to Watch in Theatres in August 2020

New Movies to Watch in Theatres in August 2020


With our theatres finally set to reopen, we have new movies to show in August! The long-awaited coda to the X-MEN movies, THE NEW MUTANTS, opens alongside the new movie from "Veep" creator Armando Iannucci. There's the TRAIN TO BUSAN spin-off, and the tenth-anniversary release of Christopher Nolan's INCEPTION, which arrives just in time to herald the September opening of Nolan's new movie, TENET.

Here are all the new movies to watch in theatres in August 2020.


New Movies to Watch in August 2020: Unhinged

[Image Credit: Solstice Studios]

Release Date: August 21, 2020
Director(s): Derrick Borte
Stars: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson, Austin P. McKenzie

Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe stars in Unhinged, a psychological thriller that takes something we've all experienced--road rage--to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late getting to work when she crosses paths with a stranger (Crowe) at a traffic light. Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who feels invisible and is looking to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons. What follows is a dangerous game of cat and mouse that proves you never know who you're driving next to.`

Inception Tenth Anniversary

New Movies to Watch in August 2020: Inception

[Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures]

Release Date: August 21, 2020
Director(s): Christopher Nolan
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine

Christopher Nolan took a break between his second and third Batman movies to make this dream-warping thriller, and ten years later we're still obsessed with its mysteries. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Cobb, who can dive right into the dreams of others, the better to steal their secrets. Now he has to put all his skills to work in order to reverse his typical approach: he's got to implant an idea in the mind of his target. But when this new job plunges Cobb into the murky waters of his own memories, he is forced to face his past — and his future.

Words on Bathroom Walls

New Movies to Watch in August 2020: Words on Bathroom Walls

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Release Date: August 21, 2020
Director(s): Thor Freudenthal
Stars: Charlie Plummer, Andy Garcia, Taylor Russell, AnnaSophia Robb, Beth Grant, Devon Bostick, Lobo Sebastian, Molly Parker, Walton Goggins, Evan Whitten, Drew Scheid

WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS tells the story of witty and introspective Adam (Charlie Plummer), who appears to be your typical young adult -- a little unkempt with raging hormones and excited about a future pursuing his dream of becoming a chef. Expelled halfway through his senior year following an incident in chemistry class, Adam is diagnosed with a mental illness. Sent to a Catholic academy to finish out his term, Adam has little hope of fitting in and just wants to keep his illness secret until he can enroll in culinary school. But when he meets outspoken and fiercely intelligent Maya (Taylor Russell), there is an instant soulful and comforting connection. As their romance deepens, she inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition. Now, with the love and support of his girlfriend and family, Adam is hopeful for the very first time that he can see the light and triumph over the challenges that lie ahead.

Cut Throat City

New Movies to Watch in August 2020: Cut Throat City

[Image Credit: Well Go USA Entertainment ]

Release Date: August 21, 2020
Director(s): RZA
Stars: Shameik Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker, Keean Johnson, Eiza Gonzalez

From director RZA comes the explosive CUT THROAT CITY, the story of four boyhood friends in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes decimated, with no jobs, and no help from FEMA. Out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster, who offers them one shot at turning their situations around -- by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city. When the job goes bad, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks they stole the heist money.


New Movies to Watch in August 2020: Train to Busan Presents Peninsula

[Image Credit: Well Go USA Entertainment ]

Release Date: August 21, 2020
Director(s): Yeon Sang-ho
Stars: Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re, Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim Min-jae, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim Do-yoon

Four years after South Korea's total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best-or worst-of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.

The New Mutants

New Movies to Watch in August 2020: The New Mutants

[Image Credit: 20th Century Studios]

Release Date: August 28, 2020
Director(s): Josh Boone
Stars: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga. In the film, a group of young mutants held in a secret

From the pages of Marvel's "X-Men" comic books — and the offshoot series from which this movie takes its title — comes an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

New Movies to Watch in August 2020: The Personal History of David Copperfield

[Image Credit: Searchlight Pictures]

Release Date: August 28, 2020
Director(s): Armando Iannucci
Stars: Dev Patel, Aneurin Barnard, Peter Capaldi, Morfydd Clark, Daisy May Cooper, Rosalind Eleazar, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse

From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.

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