‘OMITB,’ ‘Justified: City Primeval’ & More Must-See Streaming Titles to Watch in August

Top 25 streaming and movie titles August 2023
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August 2023 Issue

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Choosing what to watch should be a breeze. But sometimes, you just want someone to make those decisions for you. Allow TV Insider to alleviate your decision-making fatigue with this curated list of the best things to stream in August 2023.

Top of the list this month is Hulu‘s Only Murders In the Building, making its much-anticipated Season 3 return on Tuesday, August 8. Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, and Martin Short return in the true crime-inspired comedy, this time joined by the series’ most exciting guest stars to date (more on that below). Making its fourth and final return to Disney+ is High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which also boasts an exciting list of guest stars that’s sure to delight Millennials looking for a dose of nostalgia.

Also arriving soon on the Mouse House’s streaming platform is Ahsoka. The beloved animated character leads the latest Star Wars live-action series (played by Rosario Dawson), which features the live-action debuts of several more beloved characters from the Star Wars animated universe (and one Big Bad Villain). On the network side, FX continues to churn out solid episodes of the gripping Justified spinoff, Justified: City Primeval, this month.

Here are TV Insider’s top 25 streaming shows and movies for August 2023.

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Selena Gomez in 'Only Murders in the Building'

1. Only Murders in the Building Season 3

Tuesday, August 8, Hulu

Here comes the…killer guest star! Meryl Streep joins Martin Short, Steve Martin, and Selena Gomez for Season 3 of the mystery comedy. Even cooler: This year’s victim is played by Paul Rudd!

Anna Castillo and Alvero Mel in 'A Perfect Story'

2. A Perfect Story

Recently available, Netflix

It’s My Big Fat Greek Romance. An heiress (Anna Castillo) and a pauper (Álvaro Mel) fall in love, Mykonos-style. Opa!


Timothy Olyphant in 'Justified City Primeval'

3. Justified: City Primeval

Recently available, Hulu

Timothy Olyphant is making cowboy hats hot again as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in this limited series. One costar: his real-life daughter, Vivian.

Stuart Graham and Jane Seymour in 'Harry Wild'
Acorn TV

4. Harry Wild

Monday, August 28, Acorn TV

Jane Seymour once again cozies up to crime-solving in the second season of this wildly cheeky series. She plays a retired literature professor starting a new chapter as a private investigator in Dublin.

Iain De Caestecker in 'The Winter King'

5. The Winter King

Sunday, August 20, MGM+

Camelot looks a lot different! The legend of King Arthur (Iain De Caestecker) gets a brutal retelling in this 10-part adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s historical novels.

Michelle Williams in 'The Fabelmans'
©Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection

6. The Fabelmans

Available now, Paramount+

Michelle Williams stars in this 2022 Oscar-nominated drama inspired by director Steven Spielberg’s younger years.

Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer in 'The Last Tycoon'

7. The Last Tycoon

Recently available, Freevee

Old Hollywood and Nazi Germany collide in the lavish 2016 series adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel.

Natalie Lisinska and Julia Stiles in The Lake
Peter H. Stranks/Prime Video

8. The Lake

Available now, Prime video

Soak in the bittersweet dysfunction of this comedy starring Orphan Black’s Jordan Gavaris and Natalie Lisinska, plus Julia Stiles (The Bourne Identity).

Leland Orser in 'Berlin Station'

9. Berlin Station

Available now, MGM+

Your next mission is to binge this crackling spy drama about CIA agents (including Leland Orser) working to find out who is leaking info to the German press. Keke Palmer is recruited for Seasons 2 and 3!

Lily LaTorre in 'Run Rabbit Run'

10. Run Rabbit Run

Recently available, Netflix

Enjoy a spooky new ghost story.

Rosario Dawson-'Star Wars Ahsoka'

11. Star Wars: Ahsoka

Wednesday, August 23, Disney+

The Force is strong with this one!

Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch in 'SummerSlam

12. SummerSlam

Saturday, August 5, Peacock

Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch are ready to throw down at the WWE event!

Michael Imperioli in 'This Fool' Season 2

13. This Fool Season 2

Recently available, Hulu

Heaven help us. Michael Imperioli is a minister all fired up about rehabilitating Los Angeles gang members in Hulu’s dark comedy.

Robert Carlyle in The Full Monty

14. The Full Monty

Available now, Hulu

The Brits who bared all in the 1997 hit movie charm the pants off of us with this poignant follow-up series.

Christian Kane-'Almost Paradise'

15. Almost Paradise

Recently available, Freevee

A retired DEA agent tries to find his zen in the Philippines, but arms dealers, former colleagues and more keep drawing him back in.

Robert Bathurst, Matt Berry, and Shazad Latif in 'Toast of London'

16. Toast of London

Available now, Britbox

Come for What We Do in the ShadowsMatt Berry as a cluelessly egotistical actor, stay for the parade of guest stars with last names like Rudd, Hamm, Hader, and Law.

Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman-'High School Musical: The Musical The Series'

17. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season 4

Wednesday, August 9, Disney+

Wildcats in the house! Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, and Monique Coleman drop by.

Cody Rhodes in 'American Nightmare Becoming Cody Rhodes'

18. American Nightmare: Becoming Cody Rhodes

Recently available, Peacock

He may be known as “The American Nightmare,” but this doc about the dashing WWE star is every wrestling fan’s dream.

Christine Baranski in 'The Good Fight'

19. The Good Fight

Available now, Paramount+

The Good Wife spinoff starring Christine Baranski is an open-and-shut case of a legal drama so watchable, it’s criminal.

Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith-'Inside N0 9'

20. Inside No. 9

Friday, August 25, BritBox

Black Mirror meets Monty Python in this anthology. Be warned: The comedy is dark.

Elisabeth Moss in 'Shining Girls'
Apple TV+

21. Shining Girls

Available now, Apple TV+

A traumatized newspaper staffer (Elisabeth Moss) realizes her reality isn’t the same as everyone else’s.

Miranda Lambert in 'CMA Fest 50 Years of Fan'

22. CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair

Recently available, Hulu

If you’ve ever wondered how country music’s star-studded party evolved from a Nashville hootenanny to the hottest ticket in town, this doc is for you!

Hugh Grant in 'Dungeons and Dragons'
©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection

23. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Available now, Paramount+

Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, and Michelle Rodriguez go medieval on the classic role-playing game.

Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris, and John Boyega in 'They Cloned Tyrone'

24. They Cloned Tyrone

Recently available, Netflix

Teyonah Parris, Jamie Foxx, and John Boyega expose a government conspiracy that has them seeing double.

Nina Sosanya in 'Good Omens'
Prime Video

25. Good Omens Season 2

Recently available, Prime Video

The comedy about an angel and his demonic bestie blesses us with Season 2!