From Nope to Bullet Train: The movies coming to cinemas in August 2022

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2 Aug 2022, 13:55

(L) Brad Pitt in Bullet Train, (above) Daniel Kaluuya in Nope (below) Idris Elba in Beast

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We’re in full swing of the summer holidays now, and cinemas are officially packed with new movies to keep everyone entertained.

There are new adventures from Brad Pitt, Jordan Peele and Idris Elba, and so without further ado, here are the movies not to miss in August 2022. 

Bullet Train (3rd August)

Brad Pitt is making his leading man comeback in Bullet Train

Oscar-winner Pitt plays Ladybug, a trained killer who wants to give up the game but is pulled back in by his handler Maria Beetle (played by fellow Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock) to collect a briefcase on a bullet train heading from Tokyo to Morioka. 

Along with Pitt and Bullock, the cast includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who played the title role in Kick-Ass, and Emmy Award-nominated Bryan Tyree Henry. 

Nope (12th August)

Get ready to be scared out of your skin yet again by Jordan Peele

His latest thriller, Nope, stars Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer as siblings who run a Californian horse ranch. They soon spot something mysterious hovering in the night sky, which the competing ranch owners next door try to profit from.

Peele’s supernatural alien drama follows on from critically-acclaimed horror flicks Us, and Get Out.

Beast (12th August)

Idris Elba is back for another action-packed drama in Beast

The high-octane film sees Elba’s Dr Nate Daniels return to South Africa - where he first met his wife - on a long-planned trip with his teenage daughters to a game reserve managed by Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley from Russian Doll and Maleficent), an old family friend and wildlife biologist.

What begins as a journey of healing for the recently widowed husband and his kids, soon turns into a nightmare, as a huge, ferocious lion fancies having them for its dinner.

Fisherman’s Friends: One and All (19th August)

Fisherman’s Friends: One and All is the sequel to wholesome comedy hit, Fisherman’s Friends, which is based on a true story. The 2019 film saw a group of 10 fishermen signed by Universal Records after impressing the execs with their sea shanties. 

This time around, we follow the group as they attempt to navigate the pressures and pitfalls of their newfound fame.

Actor James Purefoy recently sat down on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky to chat about the new release, and explained: “We don’t actually play any of the individual guys from the band. They are composite characters, but yes, they then had to deal with fame, which is perhaps not easy because it was suddenly thrust upon them, and then, of course, they went to Glastonbury, and they supported Beyoncé on the Pyramid Stage!”

The Invitation (August 26th)

Starring Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel, gory horror film The Invitation will set fear into anyone with long distance relatives. 

When Evie (Emmanuel) goes looking for the family of her deceased mother, she stumbles across her English cousin, who invites her out to a wedding in the countryside. 

While being swept off her feet by her new family’s close friend, Evie’s dream soon turns into a nightmare when their terrible secrets and creepy intentions come to light. 

Mr Malcolm’s List (26th August)

If Bridgerton is much more your speed, Mr Malcolm's List will be right up your street. 

The period drama stars Frieda Pinto, Sope Dirisu and Zawe Ashton, and sees Selina (Pinto) help her friend get revenge on a suitor for rejecting her for not meeting all the requirements on his list of bride qualifications. 

Expect lots of corsets, candlelight dances and croquet in this intimate 1800s drama.

Which ones will you be checking out this month?