Cinema-goers have been kept busy these last couple of months, with the release of huge movies including Barbie, Oppenheimer, and the latest Mission: Impossible kicking off the start of the summer season. 

Since the Covid-19 pandemic cinemas have taken a hit with many staying at home to watch new movies instead of seeing them on the big screen. 

But, with a slate of blockbuster hits coming to screens this August, moviegoers are expected to be hitting cinemas to watch the latest and best. 

So you don't miss out on any movies coming to cinemas this August, we've picked out some of the best to add to your watchlist and all the films hitting cinemas too. 

All the movies coming to UK cinemas this August

  • Joy Ride - August 4
  • The Meg 2 - August 4
  • Haunted Mansion (2023) - August 11
  • Gran Turismo - August 11
  • Gadar 2 - August 11
  • Katak: The Brave Beluga - Augst 11
  • Blue Beetle - August 18
  • Strays- August 18
  • The Blackening- August 25
  • Theater Camp - August 25
  • Scrapper - August 25
  • The First Slam Dunk - August 30

Must watch films coming to UK cinemas this August

Joy Ride

Starring Oscar nominee Stephanie Hsu, Joy Rise is a new comedy movie written by Adele Lim who has worked on filns such as Crazy Rich Asians and Raya and the Last Dragon. 

Coming out on August 4, Joy Ride follows the story of four Asian American as they travel through China in search of one of their birth mothers. 

Meg 2: The Trench

In the surprise sequel to The Meg, Jason Statham returns as Megalodon shark hunter and researcher as his team explores the deepest depths of the ocean. 

But when they come across a "malevolent mining operation" their research turns into a fight for survival as they go against "colossal Megs".

Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle is the latest DC superhero movie that tells the story of Jaime Reyes after an alien relic chooses him as host. 

Giving the teenager a suit of armour with extraordinary powers, Reyes's life is forever changed as he learns of his true destiny and becomes the Blue Beetle.