AmsterDO Movie Wishlist: 7 Best Movies Out in August

Source: IMDb

Wonder what to watch next in cinema? Here are the 7 best movies out in August – the most promising premieres of the month in various genres. Prettige voorstelling!

The Big Sick

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Duration: 119 min
Release: 3 August
IMDb Rating: 8.1

American graduate student Emily (Zoe Kazan) meets Pakistan-born comedian Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) at one of his stand-up shows. After spending the night together, which seems like just a one-night stand at first, the two of them connect and start a real relationship that is soon to be challenged by their cultural differences. The story is based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Kumail Nanjiani is playing himself.

Atomic Blonde

Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Duration: 115 min
Release: 10 August
IMDb Rating: 7.2

Atomic Blonde is an upcoming American action spy thriller film featuring stunning Charlize Theron in the lead role. The movie follows top-level spy Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) who’s been sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of her fellow agent and retrieve the list of double agents.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Genre: Action, Comedy
Duration: 120 min
Release: 17 August
IMDb Rating: unavailable yet

The world’s top bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) gets a new task – to guard the life of a notorious hit man (Samuel L. Jackson) who has to testify at the International Court of Justice. To get the job done, the two of them have to cooperate, fighting the urge to kill each other, which makes the movie quite amusing. And it’s been shot in Amsterdam. Take a look at the trailer!

The Dark Tower

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 95 min
Release: 24 August
IMDb Rating: unavailable yet

Any fans of Stephen King here? The on-screen adaptation of The Dark Tower series of novels will hit cinemas this month! Watch the last Gunslinger (Idris Elba) fighting the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) to save the Dark Tower that holds the universe together.

Shot Caller

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Duration: 120 min
Release: 24 August
IMDb Rating: 7.7

Some criminals are made in prison, says the Shot Caller tagline. After a fatal traffic accident, a successful businessman (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is sent to prison. To protect himself, he decides to “be with the big boys”, which turns him into a prison gangster, the role he has to play even after being released from prison.

American Made

Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy
Duration: 115 min
Release: 31 August
IMDb Rating: unavailable yet

American Made is a biographical crime film following the true story of Barry Seal, a former pilot who became a drug smuggler in the 1980s and was later recruited by the CIA. The movie features Tom Cruise in the lead role.

Tulip Fever

Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 105 min
Release: 31 August
IMDb Rating: 6.8

A beautiful orphaned girl (Alicia Vikander) marries a rich and powerful merchant (Christoph Waltz) she doesn’t love in hope that it will save her from poverty. However, she soon falls in love with a painter (Dane DeHaan), and the two of them are trying to make money on the tulip bulb market to buy their freedom. The movie is set in 17th century Amsterdam.

Apart from these 7 films, which are AmsterDO’s favorites, a few more movies hit theaters this month. Check out the list of all movies out in August here (click the “Verwacht” button).

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