Reel Deal: August movies to watch in the theatres in Hong Kong

By Renuka
Jul 31, 2019

With the summer holidays winding down and typhoon season winding up, it might be best to spend the weekends inside – the theatre. Typically the season of car chases, experimental films and flicks to keep the kiddos entertained we’ve narrowed down the best August movies that prove not to be part of the summertime blues.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

The spin-off to the wildly popular The Fast and the Furious franchise, Hobbs and Shaw is centred around the titular Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, characters introduced in the main series. With action-hero favourites such as Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Idris Elba it’s destined to be a fun ride and a fresh take to the nearly 20-year-old series.

Releasing on 1 August 2019



Dora and the Lost City of Gold

The children’s show that is most likely the reason you know a dozen words in Spanish, is coming to the big screen in as a live-action drama that will see Dora enter high school in the big city – before being pulled back into the jungle for an epic adventure.

Releasing on 1 August


47 Meters Down: Uncaged

Would any August movies list be complete without a shark film? Rated PG-13 47 Meters Down: Uncaged will sure to be a hit with the teens as the film follows four teenage girls whose diving trip finds thems submerged into the territory of the supposedly deadliest shark species in the world.

Releasing on 15 August 2019


Angel Has Fallen

 Everyone’s favourite Scot – Gerald Butler – and the world’s favourite voice Morgan Freeman – are back in the third installation of the Olympus Has Fallen action thriller series. This time around Butler must clear his name after he’s been framed for the assassination of the President of the United State… will he be able to clear his name?

Releasing on 22 August


 While horror has been known to be an arguably less-sophisticated and critically acclaimed genre – Crawl has managed to be received with rave reviews. Taking place in the United States notorious state of Florida the film includes gators, hurricanes and the ever-talented Kaya Scodelario in a role sure to be categorised into the ‘strong female’ binder.

Releasing on 29 August