10 Movies and TV Shows to Stream With Your Family in August
Camp’s what-to-stream guide is the perfect place to find some options for your family’s next movie night or TV binge. Our picks are perfect for kids of all ages but can be enjoyed by parents too!
Graham Steinberg · about 2 months ago
Credit: Marvel Studios
This month we’ve got quite the range of options that span generations of entertainment, from the newest releases on your favorite platforms to throwbacks from both the early 2000s and the 1980s. Every age group should be covered with a range from hilarious animated specials for the young’uns to some more serious thrillers for the teens!
What If…? (Disney+)
With Loki season 1 now over, Marvel has broken into the multiverse and is already out with its first related content. What...If?, like the comic series, will take on some wild scenarios we’d never expect to see in the MCU. What if T’Challa became Star Lord? What if Peggy Carter was given the super soldier serum? Anything is possible!
I’m gonna call this era Mirandamania because it feels like Lin-Manuel is serving up his signature songs in just about every new movie (and I’m totally fine with that!) This time, he will star as a musical kinkajou named Vivo who needs to make his way on an adventure from Havana to Miami. There’s sure to be some fun in this one.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Netflix)
Who doesn’t remember this Matthew Broderick classic? From chicka-chicka to the Ferrari in a ravine, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was the true epitome of the ’80s teen comedy. You probably haven’t seen this in years, so it’ll be tons of fun to revisit with the whole family.
Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
Steve Martin and Martin Short’s friendship has spanned decades, beginning with Three Amigos! in 1986 all the way to the present day with their excellent comedy tour. Now, the two are reuniting for their first TV series, where they’re joined by Selena Gomez (a natural fit as a colleague to these hilariously frumpy old men.)
The Courier (Amazon Prime)
Ever since I first saw him in Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch has been one of my favorite actors, and I will never miss a movie that he stars in. The Courier is a high stakes spy drama about real-life mild-mannered businessman Greville Wynne as he is thrown into the world of Cold War espionage. You’ll be on the edge of your seat by the end.
Evan Almighty (Amazon Prime)
When I was a kid I loved this more family-friendly spinoff to Bruce Almighty starring Steve Carrell (The Office). If your kids are obsessed with animals like I was, they'll be sure to enjoy this too!
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life (Disney+)
The dynamic duo from Rescue Rangers are back in this French-American take on the classic with a distinctive new animation style. In addition to the new look, Park Life has no dialogue, allowing our favorite chipmunks to shine in more physical slapstick comedy.
The Loud House Movie (Netflix)
Your favorite Loud family is making their transition from television to the silver screen (well, it’s Netflix, so more like a red screen?) in this super hyped movie featuring the original cast. The Louds journey to Scotland where they discover they are part of ancient royalty. Who knows where it will lead?!
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Disney+)
I just rewatched this the other day and it might just be the best movie in the X-Men franchise. Bringing together the stellar casts from the original trilogy and First Class, Days of Future Past is a hodgepodge of all your favorites (and a big dose of Hugh Jackman never hurt anybody). Disney is unlikely to reintroduce the X-Men into the MCU for a while, so there’s still plenty of time to enjoy this one.
Moneyball (Amazon Prime)
If you love sports and the fast-paced dialogue of Aaron Sorkin, then this is the movie for you. Based on the true story of Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane, Moneyball is a fascinatingly in-depth look at the business behind your favorite game.