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5 films & series that should not be missed in streaming in August – Geeko

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It’s not always easy to sort through the hundreds of new films and series arriving on streaming platforms. For this reason, Geeko invites you to find its selection of the best programs every month, available exclusively on streaming platforms.

Prey (Disney+)

Spin-off of the Predator franchise, Prey tries to tell us the origins of the franchise through an untold story. The story takes place 300 years ago. Naru, a young Comanche warrior finds herself battling a terrible predator who has come to Earth to prove her incredible fighting skills.

Why are we watching it?

Because it’s the new film from Dan Trachtenberg, the director of the excellent 10 Cloverfield Lane. Because the movie managed to land a higher average rating than every other movie in the franchise on almost every review platform. It also displays a nice rating of 7.1/10 on IMDB. Finally, because despite appearances, it’s a real blockbuster and a fast-paced action film, perfect for keeping you busy for an evening.

Thirteen Lives (Prime Video)

Based on a true story, Thirteen Lives recounts the struggle of a handful of divers who did everything to save the lives of 13 Thai students trapped in a flooded cave.

Why are we watching it?

Because it’s the new film from Ron Howard, the director of Apollo 13 and Da Vinci Code, a big-budget film that features a luxury cast including Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell as headliners. Because the film has benefited from very positive press and has a nice rating of 7.8/10 on IMDB. Because Thirteen Lives is also and above all a touching story, with actors involved in their roles and extremely intense rescue sequences.

House of the Dragon Season 1 (BeTV)

Spin-off of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is the new event series from HBO. The story takes place 182 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen. At a time when the kingdoms of Westeros are still unified under a single banner and dominated by the Targaryens and their terrifying dragons.

Why are we watching it?

Because this is the event series of this summer, a big budget series which does not hesitate to be ambitious and which follows in the footsteps of Game of Thrones while daring to develop its own cast, its own rhythm and its own style. At the end of the first episodes, we already feel involved in a plot that promises to be exciting to follow. Much more intense than Game of Thrones from its first episode, House of the Dragon is undoubtedly the series that will thrill you this fall.

The Cuphead Show Season 2 (Netflix)

Adaptation in the form of a television series of the game “Cuphead”, The Cuphead Show is an animated series inspired by cartoons from the 1930s and which invites us to follow the misadventures of Mugman and Cuphead, two brothers who will find themselves in spite of themselves confronted to the devil in person.

Why are we watching it?

If you missed the first season of the show, here is a good reason to try the discovery. Cuphead Season 2 is now available on Netflix. Visually, the show amazes us with an absolutely splendid cartoon style. The episodes are very short – about ten minutes – and follow one another at a frantic pace. Faithful to the video game, this adaptation is a real treat for animation lovers. Be careful though. Despite appearances, Cuphead is not intended for a young audience but for a mature audience. This is evidenced by his sometimes “borderline” humor.

Black Bird Season 1 (Apple TV+)

Sentenced to ten years in a high security prison for drug trafficking, Jimmy Keane is offered a golden deal by the FBI. Keene must obtain the confessions of Larry Hall, a serial killer suspected of the murder of 18 young women, by becoming his friend. In exchange, he will be released.

Why are we watching it?

Apple is hitting hard this August with its new series Black Bird, a captivating series from start to finish that has earned an average rating of 8.2/10 on IMDB. Black Bird is only made up of six episodes, during which the tension only gradually increases. The story focuses on the relationship between Jimmy Keane and Larry Hall, two characters with strong personalities, who burst the screen. Fascinating from start to finish, the plot is carried by the excellent writing of Dennis Lehane. It is also the last appearance of actor Ray Liotta, who died during the filming of the show. If you like detective series and psychology, this is the series you shouldn’t miss this summer.

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