The 10 must-watch new (and old) arrivals on Disney+ this August
Some great brand new movies and shows AND some genuine classics are being added to the library.
Disney+ has announced its line-up for the 31 days of August, and it includes these ten movies and shows that caught our attention the most. More of the new (and old) releases can be found at the very bottom of the article.
Joy - 6 August
Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in this powerful drama. She plays the titular character, who starts her own business from the ground up despite being surrounded by friends and family who don't believe in her.
Co-stars Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Isabella Rossellini and Edgar Ramirez.
What If...? - 11 August
Marvel's three series to date - WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki - have proven to be massively popular, so there's no reason to think the same won't happen here. The animated show will take a look at some potential multiverse scenarios, some of which are laid out in the trailer below, and will feature almost every famous MCU performer to date, including the final role of the late Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.
Clip via Marvel
Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion - 20 August
Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow headline this cult classic about two best friends who head on a road trip back to their home town for their 10-year high school anniversary. Along the way they get concerned that their real lives may not be too impressive, so they begin to cook up an elaborate series of lies in order to impress their old schoolmates.
Spy - 20 August
Arguably the funniest Melissa McCarthy movie to date as she stars as the lowly assistant to a world-class super spy (Jude Law).
When he suddenly goes missing, she is put out into the field to find out what happened to him, only to immediately cross paths with a psychotic arms dealer (Rose Byrne) and another spy (Jason Statham) who wants the fame of taking down the villains single-handedly.
The Walking Dead Season 11 - 23 August
The 11th and confirmed FINAL season of The Walking Dead (or at least this version of it, as other spin-off shows are still in operation), it focuses on the survivors within the ruined safe haven of Alexandria attempting to refortify the walls from the invading undead hordes. Meanwhile, the rising tensions within the town are just as likely to bring an end to mankind.
McCartney 3, 2, 1 - 25 August
A six-part series will see the legendary Paul McCartney sit down for a long chat with iconic producer Rick Rubin to discuss his work with The Beatles, Wings and as a solo artist. He'll also discuss the personal events and relationships from his life that helped to inform and influence his songwriting.
Clip via Hulu
Vacation Friends - 27 August
A brand-new adults-only comedy sees a happy but quiet couple (Lil' Rel Howery and Yvonne Orji) on vacation and making friends with a thrill-seeking couple (John Cena and Meredith Hagner). Things take a bit of a turn when they return home and begin planning their wedding only to discover their new friends aren't quite ready to say goodbye just yet.
Confessions of a Shopaholic - 27 August
An impressively all-star cast (John Goodman, Joan Cusack, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Kristen Scott Thomas, Fred Armisen) feature in this story of a college graduate (Isla Fisher) who lands a job as a financial journalist in New York despite the fact that she is badly in debt due to her love of shopping.
Cruella - 27 August
Previously available in cinemas and on the streaming platform with Premier Access, now all Disney+ subscribers will be able to watch the origin story of Cruella (Emma Stone), as she goes toe to toe with an iconic fashion designer (Emma Thompson) in 1960s London.
Only Murders in the Building - 31 August
Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez star in this new comedy series, dealing with three strangers who are all obsessed with true crimes, only to one day discover that they're all in the middle of a murder mystery.
Clip via Hulu
Bless the Hearts - Season One available now, Season Two from 11 August
Mixed-ish - 18 August
Diary of a Future President - Season 2 from 18 August
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian - 25 August
Disney Princess Remixed - 27 August