Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix This August
Each month, Netflix announces which shows and movies, new and old, will be added to the streaming service. You can always count on Netflix to acquire some of the most iconic movies and TV shows from generations past, and also present us with new original series that leave us wanting more.
Keep reading to find out more about what Netflix has in store for us this August. Summer isn’t over yet— there’s still plenty of time to binge-watch.
Glow: Season 3
The Netflix original series Glow has been a critical and commercial success. Audiences fell in love with this comedic and heartwarming portrayal of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Alison Brie stars as Ruth “Zoya the Destroya” Wilder, and she’s as charismatic as you’d imagine.
This series is wildly original and the cast of the show has been nominated for several awards. If you haven’t seen the first two seasons, go watch them now before the new season drops on August 9th.
Something’s Gotta Give
Something’s Gotta Give is a movie that’s filled with acting legends. This film stars Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton as lovers who find each other later in life. Keanu Reeves, Amanda Peet, Frances McDormand, Paul Michael Glaser, Jon Favreau, and KaDee Strickland all play supporting roles.
This film was a critical and commercial success, and both Nicholson and Keaton were nominated for multiple awards for their acting in this movie. Something’s Gotta Give will be available on Netflix on August 1st.
Now And Then
Now and Then is a classic ’90s coming of age drama film. It stars Christina Ricci, Rosie O’Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Gaby Hoffmann, Demi Moore, Ashleigh Aston Moore, and Rita Wilson. That’s right, that’s Gaby Hoffman in the middle there, of Transparent and Girls fame.
If you missed this movie when it first came out (maybe because you weren’t born yet) definitely catch it when it comes out on Netflix on August 1st.
Jane The Virgin: Season 5
If you haven’t heard of Jane the Virgin by now, you’ve probably been living under a rock. This television series premiered in 2014 on the CW network, and Netflix included seasons 3 and 4 of the show on their streaming service.
The fifth and final season of the show premiered on CW in March of 2019, but now you can binge the whole season on Netflix. Jane the Virgin: Season 5 will be available as of August 8th.
All Of The Rocky Movies
On August 1st, all of the Rocky movies will be available on Netflix. The first film in the series, Rocky, came out in 1976, and Rocky V came out in 1990. The movies tell the classic tale of a down and out boxer who faces off against a heavyweight champion. He proves himself in the ring time and time again. It’s a story about redemption and the power of dedication.
If you’ve already seen all of the Rocky movies, watch them again. The first one was so good, they made four more.
Dear White People, Volume 3
This Netflix original series is based on a movie of the same name that came out in 2014. The series follows a bunch of African American students at an Ivy League university as they navigate the world and deal with modern American race relations.
Dear White People provides some much needed social commentary on our current political climate, but it does so in a way that’s digestible, understandable, and hilarious. The third season will be available on Netflix on August 2nd.
The House Bunny
Back in 2008, one of the funniest ladies in Hollywood, Ms. Anna Faris, made a little movie called The House Bunny. In this film, Faris stars as Shelly, an ex-Playboy Bunny who finds herself working as a house mother for a misfit sorority.
This movie is fun for the whole family, and its cast is full of funny women including Kat Dennings, Katherine McFee, and Emma Stone. The House Bunny will be available on Netflix on August 1st.
Four Weddings And A Funeral
The classic ’90s British rom-com Four Weddings and a Funeral will be available on Netflix on August 1st. This film stars Hugh Grant as Charles, a single man in love with a woman who he just keeps running into. Andie MacDowell co-stars as Carrie, the woman who Charles just can’t seem to avoid.
This movie has everything you’d want in a rom-com and then some. When has a movie with Hugh Grant in it ever led us astray?
Sex And The City: The Movie
Sex and the City first premiered on HBO in 1998. This series had a lasting effect on the restrictions of television. It was raunchy, it was real, and people loved it. The series ran until 2004, and in 2008, Sex and the City: The Movie was released.
In this film Carrie prepares to walk down the aisle with her longtime lover, Mr. Big. Just when she’s about to leave that single girl life behind, a huge misunderstanding leads to disaster.
Netflix is really spoiling us with all of these amazing ’90s movies. Groundhog Day is a fixture in modern comedy. It stars Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a TV weatherman who finds himself living the same day over and over again.
This movie was so successful that the term “Groundhog Day” is now used to describe a kind of monotony or déja vu. Groundhog Day will be available to watch on Netflix on August 1st.
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready
Tiffany Haddish is the breakout star of the hit movie Girls Trip. She’s been in the comedy scene for a long time, though. On August 13th, Netflix will launch Tiffany Haddish presents: They Ready, a comedy showcase hosted by miss Haddish herself.
Tiffany will present six of her favorite comedians: Chaunté Wayans (Wild n’ Out), April Macie (Last Comic Standing), Tracey Ashley (The Last O.G.), Aida Rodriguez (Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar), Flame Monroe (Def Comedy Jam) and Marlo Williams.
Gangs Of New York
Gangs of New York has all of the hallmarks of a great film. It’s directed by Martin Scorsese and it stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Cameron Diaz. Scorsese spent twenty years developing this project, and in 2002, it finally came out. You can catch it on Netflix on August 20th.
Gangs of New York was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and Daniel Day-Lewis won a BAFTA for his work in this movie. Check this film out if you want to watch Daniel Day-Lewis do what he does best: completely transform into a character.
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj, Volume 4
Comedian and political commentator Hasan Minhaj has been taking the world by storm. He released a hugely successful comedy special on Netflix in 2017, and in October 2018, he began hosting a weekly comedy show on Netflix called Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.
The show was so successful that Hasan was included on Time magazine’s list of the top 100 most influential people of the year. On August 4th, Hasan Minhaj will be back on Netflix with even more episodes of his show.
Tiny House Nation, Volume 1
Tiny House Nation is a reality TV series that premiered on the FYI channel in 2014. The show follows people who build and live in houses no bigger than 500 square feet. Renovation experts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin make sure that these houses are designed in such a way that space isn’t an issue. Beds fold away, tables serve double duty, and everything is hollow to allow for more storage space.
The first season of this show will be available on Netflix on August 9th.
For all of you medical documentary junkies out there, Diagnosis follows patients with mysterious illnesses on their journeys to find diagnoses, and potentially, cures. The film is based on Dr. Lisa Sanders’ popular column in The New York Times Magazine.
Diagnosis explores the power of investigation and the impact that answers can have on a person’s life. Prepare to be enlightened, entertained, and educated. There is so much healing to be had in connecting with others who have gone through similar experiences. Diagnosis premiers on Netflix on August 16.
Horns is possibly the weirdest Daniel Radcliffe movie in existence, and that’s saying a lot considering he played a farting corpse in Swiss Army Man. Radcliffe plays a man who’s accused of assaulting and killing his girlfriend, but then he uses his newly developed paranormal abilities to find the real murderer.
Juno Temple plays Merrin Williams, Radcliffe’s character’s late girlfriend. Yes, Daniel Radcliffe does actually have horns in this movie. You can see this film on Netflix on August 1st.
Jupiter Ascending is a 2015 space opera film. It stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, and Eddie Redmayne. Kunis plays Jupiter Jones, a woman who learns that her destiny lies beyond the realm of this planet we call Earth. This film is basically The Matrix meets Star Wars.
If you didn’t see this movie when it came out in theaters back in 2015, you can catch it on Netflix on August 1st. Get ready for some space drama.
The 100: Season 6
The 100 is a post-apocalyptic science fiction series that premiered in 2014 on The CW. The series follows a group of survivors as they figure out what life on Earth looks like after a nuclear apocalypse.
In May 2018, the series was renewed for a sixth season, which started airing on The CW on April 30th, 2019. The sixth season of The 100 will be available on Netflix on August 14th. In April, this show was renewed for a seventh season, so stay tuned for that too.
Knightfall: Season 2
Knightfall is a historical fiction drama series that was created for the History channel. It first aired on December 6th, 2017. The second season of the show premiered on March 25th, 2019.
This show follows the success, fall, persecution, and suppression of the Knights Templar, as orchestrated by King Philip IV of France on October 13, 1307. The first season of Knightfall is already on Netflix, and you can watch the second season on the streaming service on August 13th.
Mindhunter: Season 2
Mindhunter is based on the true-crime novel of the same name that focuses on the early days of criminal psychology. The show is set in 1977 and follows FIB agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) as they interview serial killers who are imprisoned to understand how they think.
The show received a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and the first season was considered one of the best shows on TV in 2017. The second season starts August 16.