11 of the Best New Sci-Fi Movies in August

Watch: All-new Babylon 5, GranTurismo & Blue Beetle – these are the most anticipated new sci-fi movies in August 2023

Time travel, a whole new monster and accidental heroes. From action-packed favourites to superhero journeys and love stories for aliens – in cinema and streaming on Netflix –  these are some of the most anticipated new sci-fi movies in August 2023. 

Complete with titles, dates, trailers, where it releases and links to watch your fave streaming fantasy movies right now…

Awesome New Sci-Fi Movies in August 2023

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Cinema, 2 August 2023

The heroic ensemble returns with a new animated movie. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael have only known a life in the shadows. As mutated turtles with fighting skills, they were raised in the sewers by their rat master Splinter. But there’s only so long these teenagers can conceal themselves as they aim to prove themselves by saving the city. This animated adaption of the iconic cartoon comes from director Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs. the Machines) and writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad), bringing to life Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem!

Watch: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Action, Comedy, Animated
In Cinema

Zom 100: Bucket List Of The Dead

Netflix, 3 August 2023

Life is a drag until zombies consume the planet. For most people, this would seem like a dark time. But for the hapless office drone Akira Tendo, the surrounding death is a chance to cast off the shackles of society and truly live. He uses this chance to be free to fulfil his bucket list since it’s as good a time as any. What follows is a chance at finding happiness while the world ends in the off-beat horror of Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead.

Watch: Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Trailer

Genres Horror, Adventure, Comedy
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

Meg 2: The Trench

Cinema, 4 August 2023

Just when you thought it was safe to go deep-sea diving. Jonas Taylor, having previously dealt with the monstrous Meg, ventures back into the waters further explore the mysteries of the deep. But there’s more than just his old nemesis waiting in the darkness. A fight for survival is on as the human exploration team fights off hordes of prehistoric beasts rising from the depths. This sequel to the 2018 film stars the talents of Jason Statham, Wu Jing, Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Skyler Samuels, and Cliff Curtis. Plenty of terror and laughs lurk in Meg 2: The Trench!

Watch: The Meg 2: The Trench

Genres Science Fiction, Horror, Action, Comedy, Thriller
In Cinema


Cinema, 11 August 2023

Life gets stranger when an alien lands in rural Pennsylvania. The quiet and ideal life for Milton is shaken up when he a UFO descends into his backyard. He soon forms a bond with the being from another world with pale skin. But the relationship may be in danger when nosey neighbours get the government involved. This sincere sci-fi comedy comes from director Marc Turtletaub (Gods Behaving Badly) and stars Ben Kingsley, Harriet Sansom Harris, Zoë Winters, Jade Quon, and Jane Curtin for the sci-fi drama of Jules.

Watch: Jules Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Comedy
In Cinema


Cinema, 11 Aug 2023

Time travel may do the trick for recovering from grief. That is what the mournful Sophie may be counting on after having lost her husband and finding it difficult to raise her daughter. Sophie is granted this opportunity of traversing back into the past when a former physicist comes to her with his time-travelling invention. But when given this chance to turn back the clock, she’ll also have to make a difficult choice that could reshape her world forever in the sci-fi drama of Aporia.

Watch: Aporia Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Drama
In Cinema

Gran Turismo

Cinema, 11 August 2023

Video games and reality collide in this unorthodox racing picture. Jann Mardenborough seemed like just another gamer with his love and obsession for the Gran Turismo racing game. After having won Nissan-sponsored video game competitions, he becomes part of a team that will take the driving out of the game and onto a track. But will he have what it takes to become a real racecar driver? Based on the hit video game and a true story, this sports drama stars David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe, Darren Barnet, Geri Halliwell Horner, and Djimon Hounsou. High-octane thrills await in Gran Turismo.

Watch: Gran Turismo Trailer

Genres Sports, Drama
In Cinema

Heart of Stone

Netflix, 11 August 2023

The world’s safety depends on one secret agent! Rachel Stone is an intelligence operative unlike any other. Working for a mysterious global peacekeeping agency, she’s tasked with a dangerous mission of recovering one of the most deadly weapons in the world. But when the mission involves outsmarting the most cunning of hackers, she’ll be in for this most explosive mission of her career. This intense spy thriller comes from director Tom Harper (Electric Dreams) and stars the talents of Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, and Matthias Schweighöfer. There’s plenty of action and intrigue within Heart of Stone.

Watch: Heart of Stone Trailer

Genres Action, Crime, Thriller
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

Babylon 5: The Road Home

Digital, 15 August 2023

The cult classic sci-fi series returns with a new animated movie! After the events of the Shadow War, John Sheridan finds himself out of space and time when he’s sent hurtling through different timelines, including an alternative reality where the Shadow War was lost. On this journey, he’ll be reunited with many old faces but not in the ways that he might be expecting. This animated continuation of the Babylon 5 series comes from series writer J. Michael Straczynski and features the voices of Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, and Paul Guyet. Find out how John gets back home in Babylon 5: The Road Home.

Watch: The Babylon 5: The Road Home Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Action, Animated
On VOD and Digital | Buy Now

Blue Beetle

In Cinema, 18 August 2023

Being a teenage superhero isn’t easy. It’s a life that the young Jaime Reyes finds himself becoming the host body for an alien technology known as the Scarab. The relic attaches itself to his back and grants him powers of armour and energy, transforming him into the superhero, Blue Beetle! Based on the character from DC Comics, this superhero story comes from director Angel Manuel Soto (Charm City Kings) and stars Xolo Maridueña, Adriana Barraza, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Max Trujillo, Susan Sarandon, and George Lopez. Find out what the life a young superhero is like in Blue Beetle.

Watch: The Blue Beetle Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Action
In Cinema

Landscape with Invisible Hand

In Cinema, 18 August 2023

Aliens have arrived on Earth and ravaged the planet of its resources and employment. Seeking to make some money, two human teenagers decide to create a romantic drama that will be broadcasted for the aliens. Although it’s a plan that makes money for their families, it might be one that drains them emotionally as well as romantically. Based on the novel of the same name by M. T. Anderson, this sci-fi comedy stars Asante Blackk, Kylie Rogers, and Tiffany Haddish. There’s romance and drama afoot in the off-beat nature of Landscape with Invisible Hand.

Watch: Landscape of the Invisible Hand Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Comedy, Drama
In Cinema

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