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The Must-Watch Movies & TV Shows Coming Out In August 2022

Summer 2022 has been filled with entertainment hits from Stranger Things to the Elvis biopic. Though summer is coming to an end, the fun is still going on, especially in the streaming world. The month of August is jam-packed with shows to binge-watch, movies to stream and see in theaters, and documentaries to educate yourself on. End the summer with a bang with these must-watch TV shows and movies on your favorite streaming platforms.


1. Never Have I Ever Season 3 (August 12)

The relationship drama of Devi’s life continues as Season 3 of Never Have I Ever returns to Netflix on August 12. After a tumultuous start to high school and boy drama in the past two seasons with her feelings for Ben and Paxton, Devi is ready to explore a public relationship with the one and only Paxton. How will it go? What about Ben’s feelings? The answers to all your burning questions will be ready to stream shortly.

2. Look Both Ways (August 17)

Starring Lili Reinhart, the Netflix original film Look Both Ways follows Natalie on the eve of her college graduation. Before this next stage of her life, Natalie is dealing with a lot of “what ifs,” such as what if she had gone to another school or moved to the city she always wanted to? The movie follows her in two different parallel realities: one where Natalie becomes a mother back in her hometown, and one where she is living her dream in LA. Follow along with Natalie as she sees where different paths can take her when the movie premieres on August 17.

3. Royalteen (August 17)

Everyone loves a good love story, especially one with royalty. Royalteen, coming to Netflix on August 17, tells the story of an unlikely romance between an ex-tabloid writer and a prince. However, everything is not what it seems. The writer tries to hide her scandal-ridden past and prevent a big secret from getting out that could ruin this budding relationship.

4. Selling The OC (August 24)

Calling all my reality TV girlies! Selling Sunset has been a guilty pleasure since its premiere in 2019, but the Oppenheim Group goes south with a new group in Orange County. Selling The OC premieres on Netflix on August 24 and is sure to be your reality TV drama fix with luxe galore, tension, competitive real estate, and some appearances from the OG cast of Selling Sunset.


1. The Princess (August 13)

A new documentary on the beloved Princess Diana will premiere on HBO Max on August 13, just a few days before the 25th anniversary of her tragic death on the 31st. The Princess, directed by award-winning Ed Perkins, will take a look at Diana’s courtship, wedding, family, divorce, and death through real audio and video footage from that period. The film will be set up as if viewers are living in that time to fully encapsulate the adoration of Diana, but also the scrutiny she endured.

2. Selena + Chef Season 4 (August 18)

Selena Gomez is a jack of all trades, and her skills include cooking, which we will see as Selena + Chef returns to HBO Max for Season 4 on August 18. With the help of famous chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Rachael Ray, Gomez sharpens her cooking skills, but this time in Malibu. The setting will take Gen Z down memory lane as the new season takes place in the one and only Hannah Montana beach house.

3. House Of The Dragon (August 21)

Game Of Thrones fans are screaming because the prequel to the hit series, House Of The Dragon, premieres on HBO Max on August 21. It tells the story of an infamous event in Westeros History known as the Dance of Dragons, which took place 200 years before the events of Game Of Thrones. This adaptation of Martin’s Targaryen history book Fire & Blood is the start of the House of Targaryen’s reign.


Reservation Dogs Season 2 (August 3)

The teen drama Reservation Dogs returned to Hulu on August 3 with its second season. The show tells a tale as old as time — wanting to escape your hometown. However, in this coming-of-age show, the idea of a hometown is more complicated for a group of four teenagers with Indigenous roots. The show follows the teenagers as they try to get out of an Oklahoma reservation to make a better life for themselves in California after one of their best friends passes away. Season 2 continues following their bumpy journey, which is not always necessarily legal.


She-Hulk: Attorney At Law (August 17)

She-Hulk: Attorney At Law tells the story of Jennifer Walters, a single, 30something attorney. Oh, and she’s also a 6-foot-7 hulk. This comedy series will follow her complicated life as she deals with supernatural-oriented legal cases. Keep an eye out for some special Marvel favorites in the show, such as our favorite green giant The Hulk. The series will be ready to stream on Disney+ on August 17.

In Theaters

Bodies Bodies Bodies (August 5)

I heard it’s spooky girl summer, and Bodies Bodies Bodies, coming to the big screens on August 5, is a horror film you don’t want to miss. The A24 film follows a group of 20somethings as they play a party game at a remote mansion, which takes a deadly twist. With familiar faces like Pete Davidson, the film is sure to be a hit among Gen Z and others who love a funny take on your typical slasher films.

Hannah Tolley is a contributing writer under the Entertainment and Culture vertical. She covers entertainment releases, fan theories, pop culture news, and more. Aside from Her Campus, Hannah was also a member of the Florida State University (FSU) Her Campus team. During her time with the chapter, she served as a staff writer for three semesters, where she wrote biweekly pieces across campus, culture, and personal verticals. She also was a content editor for two semesters, where she led a team of 6+ writers and oversaw and edited their articles. Hannah was also an editorial intern for Her Campus during her spring and summer term of her second year in college. As an intern, she worked alongside the full-time edit team to curate timely and evergreen pieces across life, culture, career, and style verticals. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from FSU in May 2023, with a Bachelor of Science in Media/Communication Studies with a minor in English. When she's not dissecting the latest pop culture events, you can find her reading a cheesy romance novel or establishing parasocial relationships with fictional TV characters. She loves to rewatch her favorite shows (Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, and Friends) or spend the day going down a rabbit hole of reality dating shows.