13 Movies to Watch This August

Suicide Squad, The Secret Life of Pets, and more!
by Dyan Zarzuela   |  Jul 25, 2016
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  1. Bad Moms (August 3)

From the makers of The Hangover comes this movie about moms gone wild. Because these are moms are so, so tired of trying to be perfect. (Now's probably a good time to give your mom a hug and volunteer to do the dishes!)

  1. Suicide Squad (August 4)

It's the DC super villains' time to team up, and this movie promises to be a riot. Dibs on Harley Quinn for Halloween!

  1. The Shallows (August 10)

The Blake Lively vs. Great White Shark Showdown has been moved from this month to August 10.

  1. The BFG (August 10)

BFG stands for Big, Friendly Giant, so prepare to meet the gentlest giant ever, who has made it his life's work to catch dreams.

  1. Ben-Hur (August 17)

You know what's better than revenge? Redemption. Take it from this prince who goes through hell and back after being falsely accused of treason by his own bro.

  1. Warrior's Gate (August 31)

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If you've ever wondered what it would be like to enter your favorite video game, this movie's for you. (Spoiler alert: it's not all fun and games!)

  1. Godzilla Resurgence (August 31)

Will the world ever stop making Godzilla movies? Nope. Will we ever stop watching them? Nope.

  1. War Dogs (August 24)

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Miles Teller and Jonah Hill play twentysomethings who find themselves dealing with the shadiest people as actual arms dealers. Sounds about right—we can’t wait to laugh our heads off with these funny boys. 

  1. The Secret Life of Pets (August 24)

You know what your toys do when you leave the room—now find out what your pets get up to when you're not around. Cutest things ever so prepare for lots of cooing and squealing (on your part, not your pets’)!

  1. Nine Lives (August 17)

Have you ever encountered a cat who acted so peculiarly, you wondered if it was a human in another life? Well here we have a misbehaving dad getting all Freaky Friday with his most hated animal in the world as his mystical punishment. He’s got one week to prove that he loves and prioritizes his family, or else be stuck as a cat for the rest of his nine lives! 

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  1. Sammy 2: Escape from Paradise (August 20 and 21 exclusive at SM Cinemas)


 
It's like Finding Nemo with the tables turned—two adorable baby turtles search high and low for their beloved grandparents who are trapped in an aquarium and are also trying to find their way back home. Tip: your little siblings or cousins can watch this movie for free—just buy two tickets on August 20 or 21 and you’ll get two free tickets for the kids plus a bunch of freebies!

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins (August 24)


 
It's never too late to pursue your dreams, as you'll learn from the true story of frustrated singer and heiress Florence Foster Jenkins, played by Meryl Streep. Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg (Howard from The Big Bang Theory!) join the fun.

  1. Don’t Breathe (August 31)

A group of friends break into a blind man's house, thinking they can easily get away with it. It doesn't take long for them to realize that they're so, so wrong. 

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Dyan Zarzuela
Council of Cool 9, Managing Editor, Columnist
Stalks celebrities, watches TV, marathons movies, curls up with books, and flails at concerts for a living. Also: semi-hardcore Whovian.
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