New Netflix UK, Amazon Prime and NowTV releases including Game of Thrones and Rogue One

A pleasing read for sci-fi fans as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Arrival and J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 all land on streaming services this week.

There’s also a classic from Alfred Hitchcock as Dial M for Murder features on Amazon Prime.

NowTV continues to hog the great TV as Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks are exclusive to Sky Atlantic.

Here are some of the best new releases on Netflix UK, Amazon Prime and NowTV for you to watch in August 2017.

The services are always updating their bank of films, TV box sets and family shows, from original productions to films you might have missed in the cinema and undisputed classics.

So sit back and enjoy.

Netflix

Zero Dark Thirty

Helmed by Kathryn Bigelow, this gripping dramatization chronicles the 10-year hunt for Osama bin Laden in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2012

Duration: 2hr 35m

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, James Gandolfini

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Hostel

Three unwary students travel to Slovakia looking for a hostel said to be brimming with wanton women, only to become objects of unimaginable torture.

Certificate: 18

Year: 2006

Duration: 1hr 33m

Director: Gabriel Roth, Eli Roth

Cast: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Jan Vlasak

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Sweet Sixteen

Determined to buy a decent home for his mom, a Scottish teen sets out to raise money — but some of his ill-thought schemes get him in big trouble.

Certificate: 18

Year: 2002

Duration: 1hr 41m

Director: Ken Loach

Cast: Martin Compston, William Ruane, Michelle Coulter

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NowTV

Twin Peaks: The Return

It’s been 25 years since Dale Cooper solved the murder of Laura Palmer, and 25 years since anybody in the town of Twin Peaks has seen the FBI man. But things are starting to happen once again and Cooper is bang in the middle of it all.

Year: 2017

Duration: 11 episodes

Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Madchen Amick, Laura Dern, David Duchovny, Harry Goaz

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Jackass 3

You already know what it is. Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Wee Man and the rest of MTV’s foremost idiots take horseplay to the third dimension.

Certificate: 18

Year: 2010

Duration: 1hr 30m

Director: Jeff Tremaine

Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius

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Game Of Thrones

The HBO epic continues as various parties battle for the Iron Throne while Jon Snow and co realise that the threat from the North is the real issue.

Year: 2017

Duration: 7 Seasons

Cast: Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Lena Headey

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Gareth Edwards serves up the first of three stand-alone Star Wars adventures. Events pick up directly before A New Hope, with the beleaguered Rebel Alliance desperately scrambling to stop the completion of the Empire’s new super-weapon – the Death Star.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2016

Duration: 2h 8m

Director: Gareth Edwards

Cast: Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen

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Amazon Prime

Arrival

When a mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – are brought together to investigate

Certificate: 12

Year: 2016

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Duration: 1hr 56m

Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

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Dial M for Murder

A suave tennis player plots the perfect murder, the dispatching of his wealthy wife, who is having an affair with a writer.

Certificate: PG

Year: 1954

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Duration: 1hr 40m

Cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly

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Super 8

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2011

Duration: 1hr 51m

Director: J.J. Abrams

Cast: Joel Courtney, Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Jessica Tuck, Ryan Lee

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