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August 2023 is shaping up to be a great month for movie lovers. With a variety of genres and themes to choose from, there’s something coming out this month for everyone, whether you’re watching in theaters or via your favorite streaming service. Here are six of the top movies coming out in August 2023.
‘Shortcomings’ – August 4
‘Shortcomings’ is a romantic comedy-drama film directed by Kogonada and written by Kogonada and Michael Golamco. The movie is based on the comic book of the same name by Adrian Tomine. The story follows Ben Tanaka (played by John Cho), a Japanese-American man who is struggling with his relationship with his girlfriend Miko Hayashi (played by Ali Wong). The movie explores themes of race, identity, and relationships.
‘The Last Voyage of the Demeter’ – August 11
‘The Last Voyage of the Demeter’ is a horror film directed by André Øvredal and written by Bragi F. Schut. The movie is based on a chapter from Bram Stoker’s iconic novel ‘Dracula.’ The movie’s story follows the crew of the Demeter, a ship that transports Count Dracula’s coffin from Transylvania to England. As the voyage progresses, strange things begin to happen on board the ship. The film stars Javier Botet as Dracula himself.
‘Blue Beetle’ – August 18
‘Blue Beetle’ is a DC Comics action-adventure film directed by Angel Manuel Soto and written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. The story follows Jaime Reyes (played by Xolo Maridueña), a teenager who discovers a scarab that gives him superpowers. He becomes the Blue Beetle and fights crime in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. This is predicted to be one of the biggest superhero films of the year and will be a chance for superhero movie fans to see a character that hasn’t spent much time on film.
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ – August 2
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ is an animated action-comedy film directed by Jeff Rowe and written by Brendan O’Brien. The movie is based on the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ franchise created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The story follows Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael as they battle their arch-nemesis Shredder and his army of mutants.
‘Meg 2: The Trench’ – August 4
‘Meg 2: The Trench’ is an action-horror film directed by Ben Wheatley and written by Dean Georgaris. The movie is based on the novel ‘The Trench’ by Steve Alten and is a sequel to the 2018 film ‘The Meg.’ The story follows Jonas Taylor (played by Jason Statham) as he returns to the ocean to face a new threat: a prehistoric shark known as the megalodon.
‘Gran Turismo’ – August 11
‘Gran Turismo’ is an action film directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell. The movie is based on the video game series of the same name. The story stars Archie Madekwe as Jann Mardenborough, a real-life ‘Gran Turismo’ video game player whose talents earned him a chance to compete as an actual race car drive