10 of the best films to watch this August

10. I Came By

Playing a rather different character from the ones he’s known for in Downton Abbey duck Paddington, Hugh Bonneville co-stars in I Came By as a snooty high-court judge named Sir Hector Blake. Starring alongside him is George MacKay, who plays a Banksy-like graffiti artist whose specialty is to sneak into the homes of Britain’s wealthiest aristocrats and do some unauthorized redecorating. But when he is in Sir Hector’s London town house, he uncovers a dark secret that puts his life in danger. Directed and co-written by the Bafta-winning Babak Anvari, this Netflix crime thriller promises “classic Hitchcockian suspense via contemporary themes of establishment privilege and corruption”.

Released on 19 August in cinemas in the UK and Ireland, and 31 August on Netflix internationally

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