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Tom Hardy as legendary gangster Al Capone in Capone

It’s an epic August on Prime Video

It’s an epic August on Prime Video

  

Crime drama Capone, starring Tom Hardy as the legendary gangster, headlines a brilliant month of films and shows

By Virgin TV Edit

August is packed with awesomeness of Prime Video, thanks to a stunning selection of blazing blockbusters, must-watch dramas and much, much more.

 

Topping the bill is Capone, which drops on the streaming service on Monday 10 August. Tom Hardy goes full Tom Hardy in this biopic about Al Capone’s troubled later years, playing the role of the notorious gangster with the kind of all-or-nothing commitment that only he can pull off. In short, he’s terrifying.

 

Having been released from prison after a decade and now living in Florida, the 47-year-old Capone begins to suffer a severe mental decline due in part to dementia. Experiencing hallucinations relating to his violent past as the number one mobster in Chicago, Capone also has the feds on his case as he tries to remember where he hid $10 million before he was sent to jail.

 

Like gritty crime dramas? Then you’ll love Capone. But it’s not the only thing to keep an eye on this August on Prime Video. Here are some of the other unmissable movies and series arriving this month...

 

Top Gun

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Feel the need? The need for speed? Then buckle up for this adrenalin-pumping 1980s classic about the US Navy’s ultra-competitive elite fighter pilot school. Starring Tom Cruise.

 

Inception

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

While we’re still waiting for TENET to hit cinemas, have your mind bent out of shape by director Christopher Nolan’s heist thriller about about a thief (Leonardo DiCaprio) who is tasked with getting into the subconscious of a CEO (Cillian Murphy).

 

The Wedding Singer

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Sunday 9 August

Adam Sandler is a down-on-his-luck wedding singer who falls for Drew Barrymore’s waitress in this classic musical romcom set in the 1980s. Expect plenty of bangers from the decade.

 

World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji


Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Friday 14 August

The incredible island of Fiji welcomes 66 teams from around the world in this brand new survival series hosted by Bear Grylls. Rather them than us.

 

The Meg

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Friday 14 August

Jason Statham stars in this OTT action horror about a group of scientists who discover a megalodon shark in the Pacific Ocean. This is one blockbuster with plenty of bite.

 

The Last Samurai

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Saturday 15 August

After he is captured during battle, a Captain of the US military (Tom Cruise) is won over by the way of the samurai and joins their cause in defending the country’s Emperor.

 

Gone In 60 Seconds

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Thursday 20 August

Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Vinnie Jones are among the big names who must steal 50 cars in one night in this irresistibly fun crime thriller.

 

Chemical Hearts


Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Friday 21 August

Based on Krystal Sutherland’s romantic YA novel, the life of student Henry Page (Austin Abrams, This Is Us) is transformed when a new girl (Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart) joins his high school and begins working on the student newspaper.

 

Stargirl

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Friday 21 August

Showing for the first time in the UK, this butt-kicking DC series follows the exploits of a high school student (Brec Bassinger, Legends Of Tomorrow) who becomes an unlikely superhero after discovering her father’s crime-fighting past.

 

Gravity

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Friday 21 August

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar-winning drama about two astronauts who must find a way to survive after becoming stranded in space.

 

War Horse

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Sunday 23 August

Adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s novel (which was turned into a hugely successful play), this epic drama tells the story of a thoroughbred horse who experiences the horrors of World War I throughout Europe after being acquired by the British army.

 

Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys


Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Friday 28 August

Before superhero drama The Boys returns for season 2 on Friday 4 September, this special gives fans a taster of what’s to come and catch up on the events of season 1. Handy.

 

Magic Mike XXL

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Friday 28 August

This sequel to the ab-tastic Magic Mike finds Channing Tatum and the Kings of Tampa getting back together for one final show. You don’t want to miss it.

 

The Notebook

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Monday 31 August

The love story of a young couple in the 1940s is retold via a notebook unearthed in the present day in this romantic drama starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. Stock up on hankies before watching.

 

How to watch Amazon Prime Video with Virgin TV

Prime Video is available to all Virgin TV customers with a V6 box, powered by TiVo®. Simply sign up to Amazon Prime Video via their website, and you can log in on the box. And because Prime Video is fully integrated into TiVo®, you can search without even going into the app. Just select Search & Discover from the Home menu and type in the name of the show or movie you’re after.

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