Croods, War & Peace, hot docs and everything else on Neon this August

What’s Neon got in store for us this August? See our handpicked highlights below followed by the full release schedule.

Lily James, Paul Dano and James Norton in War and Peace

War & Peace

BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Tom Harper (Wild Rose) adapts Lev Tolstoy’s classic Russian romance novel in six parts, revolving around five aristocratic families and a searing love triangle during the reign of Alexander I. Stars Lily James (Yesterday), Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) and James Norton (Little Women).

Available from August 19

See also:
* New shows and films on Neon
* All new streaming movies & series

The Croods: A New Age

Considered by Flicks’ Liam Maguren as “silly and fun but never mindless,” the sequel to the 2013 Oscar-nominated animated adventure sees the prehistoric family come face-to-face with The Bettermans—an intellectually superior family living in a gated paradise that hides a dark secret.

Available from August 13


Britannia: Season 3

Set in 43AD, this fantasy action series depicts the raging war between the Roman Imperial Army and the Celtic heart of Britannia—the latter of whom possess otherworldly abilities (or so they say). The first two seasons are currently available on Neon.

Available from August 30

Kevin Costner and Diane Lane in Let Him Go

Let Him Go

Kevin Costner and Diane Lane are trying to rescue their grandson from a dodgy family that lives off the grid in this thriller based on Larry Watson’s novel. Co-stars Oscar nominee Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) as the vicious matriarch of the contentious household.

Available from August 28

The Kid Detective

The Kid Detective

Considered by many as a modern cult classic, this oddball noir stars Adam Brody (Ready or Not) as a once-celebrated kid detective who’s now a washed-up 32-year-old PI still dealing with children’s cases. However, when a client brings him his first-ever murder mystery, the self-pitying investigator attempts to step up to the task.

Available from August 12

HBO's The Last Cruise

HBO’s The Last Cruise

Documentary Month

A smattering of powerful documentaries arrives on Neon this August including two very different pandemic stories: HBO’s COVID nightmare tale The Last Cruise and Vice Versa’s HIV: The Neglected Pandemic hosted by Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness. Vice Versa also puts the spotlight on Elon Musk’s journey to Mars and Chyna’s rise-n-fall career as a wrestling icon.

Available from August 2

Everything Coming to Neon this August

August 1

Rescued Chimps of the Congo with Jane Goodall

August 2

The Last Cruise

August 3

Vise Versa: Between Musk and Mars
Jane Eyre

August 4

Hooking Up

August 5

White Famous: Season 1
The Legend of the Underground

August 6

Vice Versa: Chyna
Tig Notaro: Drawn

August 7

The Day Sports Stood Still

August 8

The L Word: Generation Q – Season 2
Vice Versa: HIV: The Nelected Pandemic

August 9

The Equalizer: Season 1

August 10

Mr Inbetween: Season 3

August 11

Daisy Quokka – World’s Scariest Animal
Rocka-Bye Island

August 12

The Kid Detective
Five Bedrooms: Season 2

August 13

The Croods: A New Age
Keas: New Zealand’s Witty Daredevils

August 14

The Lost Husband

August 15

Honest Thief

August 16

FBI: Most Wanted – Season 2

August 17

Willy’s Wonderland

August 18

100% Wolf
Super Why: Season 3

August 19

War & Peace: Season 1

August 20

An American Pickle
The Dark Side of Football: Season 1
David Attenborough’s Light On Earth

August 21

Target Number One
The War with Grandpa
Cinema Toast: Season 1

August 22

The Glorias

August 23

The Cabins: Season 1

August 24

Doug to the Rescue

August 25

Bad Boys
Bad Boys II

August 26

Twin Peaks: Season 1

August 27

Flatbush Misdemeanors: Season 1
Love Island USA: Season 3

August 28

Let Him Go

August 29


August 30

Britannia: Season 3
Assault on Precinct 13

August 31

The Man with the Iron Fists