Coming to Amazon Prime in August 2017

Peter Serafinowicz is "The Tick" in the superhero comedy series.

Amazon debuts three new original series in August: their reboot of The Tick, the adventures of a good-hearted and empty-headed superhero and his nebbish, non-powered sidekick Arthur; the comedy Comrade Detective, a spoof of Soviet cop shows; and the animated kids show Lost in Oz.

Also arriving in August are the films Florence Foster Jenkins with Oscar nominee Meryl Streep and The Ticket with Dan Stevens and the first seasons of the BBC shows Victoria, starring Jenna Colman as the young British Queen, and Undercover, a crime drama with Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester.

Older films rotating through the library include In Secret with Elizabeth Olsen and Oscar Isaac, Valkyrie with Tom Cruise, Superbad with Michael Cera and Jonah Hill, and the classic 1952 western High Noon with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly.

Here’s the calendar of announced titles coming to Amazon Prime in August.

August 1

All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Among Friends (2012)
Bad Boys (1983)
Bad Company (1972)
Benny & Joon (1993)
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Box of Moonlight (1996)
Breakdown (1997)
Charley One-Eye (1973)
Criminal Law (1988)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Eve’s Bayou (1997)
Far From Home (1989)
Friends and Lovers (1999)
The General’s Daughter (1999)
Ghost (1990)
Hannie Caulder (1971)
Harsh Times (2005)
High Noon (1952)
The Mod Squad (1999)
New in Town (2009)
Once Bitten (1985)
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)
Save the Last Dance (2001)
Saw (2004)
Saw II (2005)
Saw III (2006)
Saw IV (2007)
Saw V (2008)
Teen Wolf (1985)
Teen Wolf Too (1987)
Terry Fator: Live in Concert
Ulee’s Gold (1997)
Wayne’s World 2 (1993)

August 2
Valkyrie (2008)

August 4
Superbad (Unrated) (2007)
Comrade Detective: Season 1 (Amazon Original)
Lost in Oz: Season 1 (Amazon Original)

August 5
The Ticket (2016)

August 15
Tumble Leaf: Season 3 (Amazon Original)

August 17
Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally: Summer of 69: No Apostrophe
Undercover: Season 1

August 19
My Bloody Valentine (2009)

August 20
In Secret (2013)

August 25
The Tick: Season 1 (Amazon Original)

August 27
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

August 29
Gimme Shelter (2013)
Victoria Season 1

Note that these are just highlights; Stream On Demand will be keeping an eye out for other notable films and TV shows that arrive through the month.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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