The 14 Best Movies Hitting Theaters in August

by Shanee Edwards
Jul 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Summer movies are screeching to a halt, bringing both good news and bad news. The bad news is that all the big, exciting blockbusters like Wonder Woman, The Guardians of the Galaxy 2, War for the Planet of the Apes and Spider-Man have come and gone. The good news? In just a couple of months, a very exciting slate of fall movies will begin battling for big awards like Oscar. In the meantime, here are the best movies to go see in a movie theater where you can cool off and enjoy a distraction from your hectic life. From a kids' animated film about nutty squirrels to a tale of a cyberstalker played by Aubrey Plaza to a dark crime thriller set on a Native American reservation starring Jeremy Renner, there’s really something for everyone this August.

1 /14: 'Kidnap': Aug. 4

1/14 :'Kidnap': Aug. 4

Halle Berry plays a mom who will stop at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.  

2 /14: 'Wind River': Aug. 4

2/14 :'Wind River': Aug. 4

An FBI agent teams with a town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder.

3 /14: 'Detroit': Aug. 4

3/14 :'Detroit': Aug. 4

The true story of three young black men who were murdered in Detroit in 1967.  

4 /14: 'The Dark Tower': Aug. 4

4/14 :'The Dark Tower': Aug. 4

A gunslinger fights to keep the center of the universe from falling apart.

5 /14: 'Fun Mom Dinner': Aug. 4

5/14 :'Fun Mom Dinner': Aug. 4

Four overworked moms get together and create havoc in the streets.

6 /14: 'Annabelle Creation': Aug. 11

6/14 :'Annabelle Creation': Aug. 11

The origin story of the real Annabelle doll that is demonically possessed.

7 /14: 'The Glass Castle': Aug. 11

7/14 :'The Glass Castle': Aug. 11

Brie Larson plays a young girl who comes of age in a poor, dysfunctional family.

8 /14: 'The Nut Job 2': Aug. 11

8/14 :'The Nut Job 2': Aug. 11

Surly and his friends must stop the city mayor from destroying their home.

9 /14: 'The Nile Hilton Incident': Aug. 11

9/14 :'The Nile Hilton Incident': Aug. 11

An Egyptian police officer investigates the murder of a woman, uncovering a scandal.

10 /14: 'The Only Living Boy In New York': Aug. 11

10/14 :'The Only Living Boy In New York': Aug. 11

A recent college graduate gets involved with his father's mistress.

11 /14: 'Ingrid Goes West': Aug. 11

11/14 :'Ingrid Goes West': Aug. 11

A social media creeper moves to LA to stalk an Instagram star.

12 /14: 'The Hitman's Bodyguard': Aug. 18

12/14 :'The Hitman's Bodyguard': Aug. 18

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client — a hit man.

13 /14: 'Logan Lucky': Aug. 18

13/14 :'Logan Lucky': Aug. 18

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

14 /14: 'Patti Cake$': Aug. 18

14/14 :'Patti Cake$': Aug. 18

An unlikely young female rapper risks it all for fame and glory.