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What’s new on Paramount Plus in August 2022

Star Trek: Lower Decks season 3
Star Trek: Lower Decks season 3 (Image credit: Paramount Plus)

Paramount Plus likes to say they have a mountain of TV shows and movies (get it?), so we’re here to help you navigate through all of those choices. Find the full list of everything that is coming to Paramount Plus this August, from classic movies and TV shows to streaming replays of current broadcast TV shows, Paramount Plus originals and live sports. But first, here are What to Watch’s picks for the best of the best of new content on Paramount Plus this month. 

Best movie on Paramount Plus in August: The Graduate (August 1)

Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate

Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate (Image credit: UA Embassy/Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo)

Paramount Plus is adding some all-time classics to its movie library this month, headlined by The Graduate. The Mike Nichols-directed movie is most famous for the sultry Mrs. Robinson and being the breakout role for Dustin Hoffman. While you may be passively familiar with it and its iconic ending, if you have not yet watched The Graduate, you definitely own it to yourself to let Mrs. Robinson and company seduce you.

Other new movies worth your time include the Paul Newman and Robert Redford classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the hilarious A Fish Called Wanda, musical Grease and the Daniel Day-Lewis movie There Will Be Blood. Paramount Plus also has a new original movie debuting, Secret Headquarters starring Owen Wilson.

Best TV show on Paramount Plus in August: Star Trek: Lower Decks season 3 (August 25) 

Star Trek: Lower Decks season 3

Star Trek: Lower Decks season 3 (Image credit: Paramount Plus)

The Star Trek franchise has found new life on Paramount Plus with the likes of Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, but Star Trek: Lower Decks has been a surprise for fans of the sci-fi franchise. This animated comedy offers a different side of the Star Trek universe, specifically with the crew members who aren't leading the way from the bridge, but are doing the less glamorous things that keep everything running smoothly (or as smoothly as possible). Season 3 promises more adventures with the crew of Beckett Mariner (Tawny Newsome), Brad Boimler (Jack Quaid), D'Vana Tendi (Noel Wells), Samanthan Rutherford (Eugene Cordero) and Captain Carol Freeman (Dawnn Lewis).

Best live sports on Paramount Plus in August:  UEFA Super Cup (August 10) 

Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy

Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy  (Image credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

There’s a lot of football on Paramount Plus in August, both the international and American kind. The streamer’s live sports output for the month is highlighted by UEFA matchups, including the UEFA Super Cup final between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt, as well as UEFA Champions League qualifying matches throughout the month.

In terms of American football, the final NFL preseason game between the Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers is available to stream, though this is just a tease for the regular season NFL actions that fans will be able to watch on Paramount Plus.

Check out the full slate of new titles on Paramount Plus in August below.

What’s new to Paramount Plus in August 2022

(Paramount Plus originals in bold)

August 1

  • 1 Buck
  • 5 Star Day
  • 3000 Miles to Graceland
  • A Fish Called Wanda 
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Aaron’s Blood 
  • Acid Horizon 
  • Already Gone
  • Alright Now 
  • Anguish 
  • Any Day 
  • Assimilate
  • Awakened
  • Baby Boom
  • Bad Frank
  • Bad Therapy
  • Basic
  • Battle Scars
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Before Midnight
  • Big Brother Volcano
  • Bridget Jones's Baby
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Cake
  • Clockstoppers
  • Derek's Dead
  • Dimland
  • Dinner For Schmucks
  • Don't Click
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • Downhill Racer
  • Escape From Alcatraz
  • Evil Dead
  • The Exorcism Of Emily Rose
  • Face/Off
  • The Feels
  • Follow the Prophet
  • Friday The 13th - Part II
  • Friday the 13th - Part III
  • Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
  • Getting to Know You
  • Goodbye, Butterfly
  • The Graduate
  • Grand Cru
  • Grease
  • Grease Live!
  • Happy Yummy Chicken
  • Hardball
  • Here On Out
  • I Am A Ghost
  • I Like Me
  • I've Got Issues
  • Iceland is Best
  • Insight
  • International Falls
  • Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero
  • Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
  • The Killer Elite
  • King of Knives
  • Kingpin
  • Letter from Masanjia
  • Lost and Found
  • Lost Bayou
  • Making Waves
  • Man From Reno
  • McLintock! (Producer's Cut)
  • The Middle of X
  • Neil Young: Heart Of Gold
  • Never Heard
  • New Money
  • Obey
  • Once
  • Once Upon A Time In The West
  • One and the Same
  • Paradox Lost
  • Perfect Sisters
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Prophecy
  • Respite
  • River's Edge
  • Rockaway
  • Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
  • Scrapper
  • Shooter
  • The Shootist
  • Single White Female
  • Still Today
  • Surrogate Valentine
  • There Will Be Blood
  • To Tokyo
  • Trail of Ashes
  • Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
  • Trickster
  • Trigger
  • Two Ways Home
  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Urban Cowboy
  • Varsity Blues
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
  • Weepah Way for Now
  • Wild Honey Pie!
  • Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!
  • Writer's Block
  • The Wrong Todd
  • The Yards

August 3

  • Beavis & Butt-Head seasons 3 & 5 

August 4

  • Mike Judge’s Beavis & Butt-Head season 1 

Beavis & Butt-Head Paramount Plus

(Image credit: Paramount Plus)

August 8

  • 16 to Life
  • 59 Seconds
  • A Dark Place
  • Absolution
  • Courage Under Fire
  • Crossed the Line
  • Dating My Mother
  • Disappearance
  • Eadweard
  • He's Way More Famous Than You
  • Impossible Monsters
  • Line of Descent
  • Ronin
  • Safe Inside
  • Simulation
  • The Atoning
  • The Hornet's Nest
  • Undergods
  • Yinz

August 10

  • Respect
  • The Surreal Life seasons 1, 3-6

August 11

  • Candyman
  • The Addams Family 2

August 12

  • Secret Headquarters (2022) 

Owen Wilson, Walker Scobell and Momona Tamada in Secret Headquarters

Owen Wilson, Walker Scobell and Momona Tamada in Secret Headquarters (Image credit: Hopper Stone/Paramount Pictures)

August 14

  • South Park The 25th Anniversary Concert 

August 17

  • Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D & Vinny season 2 

August 18

  • Flag Day
  • When You Least Expect It season 1

August 19

  • Big Nate new episodes
  • Orphan: First Kill (2022)

August 22

  • Robocop 

August 24

  • Dating Naked seasons 1-3
  • Deer Squad season 1
  • Deliciousness season 1
  • Hall & Oates: From Philly to Chile
  • Revenge Prank With DJ Pauly D and Vinny season 1
  • The Substitute seasons 1-2

August 25

  • Star Trek: Lower Decks season 3 

August 31 

  • Marriage Rescue season 1
  • Ryan’s Mystery Playdate season 3
  • Save Me seasons 1-2
  • Signal season 1
  • Voice seasons 1-2

Live sports on Paramount Plus in August

August 5

  • Combate Global MMA Action
  • Coppa Italia First Round (August 5-8)

August 6

  • BIG3 Basketball
  • PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship Third Round Coverage

August 7 

  • 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games
  • PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship Final Round Coverage
  • Professional Bull Riding Outlaw Days

August 10

  • UEFA Super Cup: Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt 

August 12

  • Combate Global MMA Action 

August 13

  • Beyond Limits
  • Italian Serie A
  • Skechers Summer Pickleball Championships

August 14

  • BIG3 Basketball Playoffs
  • Professional Bull Riding Team Series
  • The Women’s Cup (August 14-20)

August 19

  • Combate Global MMA Action 

August 20

  • 3ICE Championship
  • We Need to Talk

August 21

  • BIG3 Basketball Championship
  • American Cornhole League
  • Professional Bull Riding

August 25

  • UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw

August 26

  • Combate Global MMA Action 

August 28

  • CBS Sports’ College Football Preview Show
  • LPGA Tour: CP Women’s Open Final Round
  • NFL preseason: Detroit Lions vs Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Professional Bull Riding

All month

  • NWSL Regular Season 
  • UEFA Champions League Qualifying
  • UEFA Europa League Qualifying
  • UEFA Europa Conference League Qualifying
  • Italian Serie A 
  • Brasileirão Série A
  • Argentina Liga Profesional de Fútbol
  • Scottish Premiership & Scottish Championship 
  • Asian Football Confederation Champions League 
Michael Balderston
Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.