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6 Flicks Picks for August 2019 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Thursday, August 1, 2019
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in August 2019?

What movies are coming out August 2019 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: August 2, 2019

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Synopsis:Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis:A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis:A gang of teenage boys stalk the streets of Naples armed with hand guns and AK-47s to do their mob bosses' bidding.

Will I watch? = No

Them That Follow

Synopsis:Set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God, Them That Follow tells the story of a pastor's daughter who holds a secret that threatens to tear her community apart.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: August 9, 2019

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Synopsis:A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives.

Will I watch? = No

The Kitchen

Synopsis:The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Synopsis:Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Will I watch? = No

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Synopsis:A dog named Enzo recalls the life lessons he has learned from his race car driving owner, Denny.

Will I watch? = No

After the Wedding

Synopsis:A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor.

Will I watch? = No

Brian Banks

Synopsis:A football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is wrongly convicted and sent to prison. Years later, he fights to clear his name within an unjust system.

Will I watch? = No

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Synopsis:Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.

Will I watch? = No

One Child Nation

Synopsis:After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Will I watch? = No

Corporate Animals

Synopsis:Lucy (Demi Moore) is the egotistical megalomaniac CEO of Incredible Edibles, America's premier provider of edible cutlery. In her infinite wisdom, Lucy leads her staff including her long-suffering assistants, Freddie (Karan Soni) and Jess (Jessica Williams), on a corporate team-building caving weekend to New Mexico. When disaster strikes, not even their useless guide, Brandon (Ed Helms), can save them. Trapped underground by a cave-in, this mismatched and disgruntled group must pull together in order to survive.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: August 16, 2019

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Synopsis:The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their beef to the next level.

Will I watch? = No

Good Boys

Synopsis:Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.

Will I watch? = No

The Informer

Synopsis:An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison.

Will I watch? = No

47 Meters Down: Uncaged

Synopsis:Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they've entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves.

Will I watch? = No

Playmobil: The Movie

Synopsis:Animated feature film inspired by the Playmobil brand toys.

Will I watch? = No

Blinded by the Light

Synopsis:In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Will I watch? = No

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Synopsis:A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: August 23, 2019

Angel Has Fallen

Synopsis:Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis:This movie will unpack a pivotal issue in the life of students and adults alike.

Will I watch? = No

Ready or Not

Synopsis:A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

Will I watch? = No

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Synopsis:A woman living in New York takes control of her life- one block at a time.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis:The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.

Will I watch? = No

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Synopsis:The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: August 30, 2019

My Boyfriend's Meds

Synopsis: A woman's island getaway with her boyfriend is thrown for a loop when he forgets to take his prescription medications along.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut? Well, to be honest, I don't think I'm seeing a single one of these this month. This is a rough, rough month, and it may be the worst August that I can remember in YEARS. This is one of those loss months for AMC A-List in my mind, as I think I'm going to be spending $25 for absolutely nothing. Maybe I'll try to find the time to check out Once Upon a Time in Hollywood or another Spider-Man viewing to make up for it, if those are still playing.

6. Angel Has Fallen — I'm more inclined to see a generic action flick (even if I haven't seen the other two) than something like Dora.

5. The Informer — Weak month. This at least plays more to my likes and dislikes than some of the other things, even if I don't think it looks super engaging.

4. The Peanut Butter Falcon — Mick Foley and Jake Roberts are in this, so since my other site is about pro wrestling, I feel like this would be a work-related thing.

3. Good Boys — Purely on the strength of Superbad and, to a lesser extent, Neighbors.

2. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — I still haven't seen a single one of these movies, but I'm tempted to binge them all and then watch this.

1. The Kitchen — This actually looks decent. I'm not particularly motivated to see it in theaters, but it's easily the one that catches my attention the most that I would risk sitting through.


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.