You might want to get ready to trade in some of your weekends at the beach for a few seats at your local movie theater. There are a bunch of exciting new movies hitting theaters in August. From the highly-buzzed about “Suicide Squad” to the psychological thriller “Edge of Winter,” there’s some great movies coming in the next couple weeks that are sure to keep the theaters packed.
Check out some of the best movie releases and trailers below:
“Suicide Squad” (Aug. 5)
Intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) needs help defeating a powerful entity so she assembles a team of supervillains, dubbed the Suicide Squad. Will Smith plays Deadshot, Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney is Captain Boomerang and Jared Leto will play Joker.
“Nine Lives” (Aug. 5)
Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a successful businessman who is too busy to spend time with his wife Lara (Jennifer Garner) and daughter, Rebecca (Malin Weissman). On Rebecca’s 11th birthday, Tom buys her Mr. Fuzzypants, a cat he gets at a mysterious shop. When Tom finds himself in the body of the cat, he’s told by the shop owner that he has a week to reconnect with his family or spend the rest of his life as a feline.
“Pete’s Dragon” (Aug. 12)
In this magical story, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) encounters a boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) who says he lives in the woods with a giant friendly dragon. Grace has heard her father tell stories of this dragon but never thought his tales had any truth to them. With the help a young girl named Natalie (Oona Laurence), Grace sets out to find out once and for all if the dragon really exists.
“Sausage Party” (Aug. 12)
Frank the sausage (Seth Rogen) used to look forward to leaving the store shelf and going home with a human until he learns that he becomes their meal. Franks warns his friends Brenda the hot dog bun (Kristen Wiig), Teresa Taco (Salma Hayek) and Sammy Bagel Jr. (Edwards Norton) about their scary fates, and together they come up with a plan to escape from the human who bought them.
“Florence Foster Jenkins” (Aug. 12)
Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) has one big dream she wants to fulfill: become an opera singer. However, there’s a huge problem. Florence can’t sing but she thinks she sounds amazing. Florence’s husband, St. Clair (Hugh Grant), goes out of his way to make sure his wife doesn’t find out her vocal skills are slacking, but when she wants to perform a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair has to come up with a plan to make sure it’s a success.
“Blood Father” (Aug. 12)
Mel Gibson plays a father you don’t want to anger. In this drama, Gibson’s character goes after a group of Mexican drug dealers who are trying to kill his estranged daughter, played by Erin Moriarty.
“Edge Of Winter” (Aug. 12)
Joel Kinnaman plays a man whose life seems to be spiraling out of control. He and his wife divorced, he lost his job and just wants to spend some time with his two boys. Kinnaman’s character takes his kids, played by Tom Holland and Percy Hynes White, on a wilderness trip but things start to go wrong when their car crashes and they have to seek shelter in a remote cabin. When two strangers stumble upon the cabin, the kids soon realize that their father may just be their biggest threat.
“Imperium” (Aug. 19)
Former “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe plays an undercover FBI agent who is trying to infiltrate a white supremacist group that is planning a massive terrorist plot.
“War Dogs” (Aug. 19)
Jonah Hill and Miles Teller play two men who earn millions of dollars being weapons traders for the U.S. government. The movie is based on the real life story of David Packouz (Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Hill) who described their lavish lives in a 2011 interview with Rolling Stone.
“Ben-Hur” (Aug. 19)
In this movie about the ultimate revenge, a prince (Jack Huston) endures years of slavery just so he could get back at his adopted brother (Toby Kebbell) for falsely accusing him of treason.
“Mechanic: Resurrection” (Aug. 26)
In this sequel to the 2011 movie “The Mechanic,” trained assassin Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) has to save the love of his life, Gina (Jessica Alba) from kidnappers who want him to complete a job for them.
“Don’t Breathe” (Aug. 26)
Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto play three young thieves who break into the home of a blind veteran (Stephen Lang). They quickly realize the veteran has a dark side and have to fight for their lives in order to escape.