8 shows and movies to watch with your kids in August 2019

It’s the end of the summer, and the kids are restless. Here’s a guide to help you find something to watch with your family on Prime Video in August!

Whether you’re trying to squeeze in some family time before the back-to-school season or you want to find something that will keep the kids entertained for a few hours, Prime Video has new offerings in August that should help you out!

We’ve broken the guide down by age requirements, though of course, these may vary by child. Hopefully, you’ll find something here for you and your family to enjoy watching together.

For kids ages 4 and up

Pete the Cat Season 1, Part 2

  • Available for free with Prime Video starting Aug. 9.

Pete the Cat is a fictional cartoon cat who you may recognize from the New York Times bestselling children’s books. The books are created by Kimberly Dean, James Dean, and Eric Litwin and have been in publication since 2008.

The premise is a pretty simple one with Pete getting into various scenarios such as his shoes getting dirty or saving Christmas. Amazon decided to adapt the series into a television show in 2018. The series includes voices by Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall, and more. There are even tie-in books for the TV show. The second season will premiere on Prime on Aug. 9.

For kids ages 8-11

Pokemon Detective Pikachu (2019) 

  • Rated PG for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements.
  • Available for rent or purchase on Prime Video on Aug. 20.

In a world where Pokemon are real and roam as freely as humans do, Tim Goodman must track down his father after learning he has gone missing. He is helped by his dad’s partner, Pikachu. Ryan Reynolds voices Pikachu in the film.

A Dog’s Journey (2019) 

  • Rated PG for thematic content, some peril, and rude humor.
  • Available for rent or purchase on Prime Video on Aug. 27.

A Dog’s Journey is a follow-up to the heartwarming movie, A Dog’s Purpose. Bailey returns for a new journey as he forms unbreakable bonds with the humans in his life. The movie stars Dennis Quaid, Kathryn Prescott, Josh Gad, and Betty Gilpin.

Jack Frost (1998) 

  • Rated PG for mild language.
  • Available for free with Prime Video on Aug. 31.

Michael Keaton plays an aging rockstar and negligent father named Jack Frost. He dies in a tragic car accident but then, a year later, his son is playing one of his father’s old songs on a harmonica and somehow the snowman in his yard is magically brought to life. Restored, Jack has the chance to fix the mistakes he made while he was still alive.

For kids ages 12-13 and up

Godzilla (2014)

  • Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence.
  • Available for free with Prime Video on Aug. 31.

The legacy of Godzilla continues with this new American telling of the King of Monsters. Godzilla rises out of the sea to deal with new creatures, dubbed as MUTOs, by the Monarch organization.

Ford Brody and his father try to learn what they can about the new beings before Godzilla rises and turmoil breaks out. Ford must return home to protect his family. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston star.

Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018) 

  • Rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language.
  • Available for free with Prime Video on Aug. 23.

Tom Cruise returns to play Ethan Hunt in yet another installment of the popular Mission Impossible franchise. Even if you haven’t seen the films preceding this one, it’s an excellent action film and enjoyable for the whole family.

It follows Hunt and the IMF team as they try and retrieve plutonium weapons from a terrorist group before they trigger a deadly wide-spread attack. The movie also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames.

Avengers: Endgame (2019) 

  • Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language.
  • Available for rent or purchase on Prime Video on Aug. 13.

The final saga of the Avengers is a must-see if you and your family have been following the Infinity Saga and the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the beginning. This is the final film to unit the original six Avengers and the many heroes they’ve met along the way in one tumultuous, spectacular, battle against the Mad Titan himself, Thanos.

The movie stars Chris Evans, Roberty Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Rudd, Scarlett Johansson, and Brie Larson.

Poms (2019) 

  • Rated PG-13 for some language/sexual references.
  • Available for rent or purchase on Prime Video on Aug. 20.

Poms is a heartwarming comedy film perfect for fans of last year’s Book Club. It stars Diane Keaton as Martha, a newcomer to a retirement home. She meets the charismatic Sheryl (Jacki Weaver) and the two of them come up with an idea to start a cheerleading squad so they can escape the mundanity of shuffleboard and bingo night.

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Do you plan on watching any of these movies or shows with your family? Have you seen any of these already? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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