The best movies and shows coming to Netflix in August


Check out our highlights of what’s coming to Netflix in August, followed by the full release schedule.


Sweet Girl

Available August 20

Jason Momoa (Aquaman) leads this revenge thriller as a man looking for justice against the pharmaceutical company he believes is responsible for his wife’s death.

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Beckett

Available August 13

John David Washington (Tenet) leads this thriller as an American tourist in Greece who, after a tragic car accident, finds himself on the run—and mixed up in a political conspiracy. Co-stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider) and Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread).


Brand New Cherry Flavor

Available August 13

A filmmaker (Rosa Salazar) heads to Hollywood in the early ’90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge—and kittens (plus, Catherine Keener!). A David Lynch vibe pervades the trailer, time will tell if it’s merely Lynch-lite… we’re hedging our bets on this one, but are nonetheless intrigued.

The Swarm

Available August 6

No, not Irwin Allen’s 1978 Michael Caine-starring The Swarm. For starters, this one is French—and it’s contemporary. This The Swarm was selected for the (cancelled) 2020 Cannes Film Festival, and sees a mother struggling to breed locusts as a food source—until the little suckers get a taste for blood, that is. Oops!

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang

Available August 10

If Phil Wang made an impression on you when he appeared on season 5 of Taskmaster UK, you’ll want to watch this special (recorded at the London Palladium mid-pandemic) which sees him exploring race, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage.

Misha and the Wolves

Documentary based on one woman’s dramatic memoir of surviving the Holocaust, an account that takes the world by storm—until her publisher investigates the truth of her claims.

…and the rest

This month’s back catalogue titles include some heavy-hitters in Joker, Doctor Sleep and Hustlers—with more still to be announced. And, if you’re in more of a reality show binge mood, settle in for Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (and Below Deck Mediterranean).

Everything on Netflix this August

Available August 1

Below Deck Mediterranean [series]
Get a Job
Joker
Spy Kids
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Available August 3

Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified [Netflix Series]
Pray Away [Netflix Documentary]
Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord [Netflix Documentary]
Ije: The Journey

Available August 4

76 [Netflix Film]
Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 3 [Netflix Series]
Control Z: Season 2 [Netflix Series]
Cooking With Paris [Netflix Series]
Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami [Netflix Documentary]
Inventing David Geffen [Netflix Series]
Aftermath

Available August 5

Chhota Bheem
Doctor Sleep
One Day That Changed Asia
Titoudao

Available August 6

The Swarm [Netflix Film]
Vivo [Netflix Film]
Hit & Run [Netflix Series]
Navarasa [Netflix Series]
In Search of the Frog Boys [Documentary]
Days of Disaster [Documentary series]
The Negotiators [Documentary series]
Last Madame
Quam’s Money

Available August 8

Hustlers

Available August 9

SHAMAN KING [Netflix Anime]

Available August 10

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang [Netflix Comedy]
UNTOLD: Malice at the Palace [Netflix Documentary]
Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 2 [Netflix Kids & Family]

Available August 11

The Kissing Booth 3 [Netflix Film]
Bake Squad [Netflix Series]
Misha and the Wolves [Netflix Documentary]

Available August 12

AlRawabi School for Girls [Netflix Series]
Riverdale Season 5 – new episodes [Netflix Series]
Lokillo: Nothing’s the Same [Netflix Comedy]
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild [Netflix Anime]

Available August 13

Beckett [Netflix Film]
Brand New Cherry Flavor [Netflix Series]
Gone for Good [Netflix Series]
The Kingdom [Netflix Series]
Valeria: Season 2 [Netflix Series]
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 5: South Pacific [Netflix Kids & Family]

Available August 14

Superfly
Available August 15

The Mindy Project [series]
Grace: The Possession
Luce

Available August 16

Beethoven’s 3rd
Bird on a Wire

Available August 17

UNTOLD: Deal with the Devil [Netflix Documentary]
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 5 [Netflix Kids & Family]
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Available August 18

Black Island [Netflix Film]
Out of my league [Netflix Film]
The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student [Netflix Film]
The Defeated [Netflix Series]
Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes [Netflix Documentary]
New Gods: Nezha Reborn

Available August 20

Sweet Girl [Netflix Film]
The Chair [Netflix Series]
Everything Will Be Fine [Netflix Series]
The Loud House Movie [Netflix Kids & Family]

Available August 22

Cats

Available August 23

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf [Netflix Anime]

Available August 24

UNTOLD: Caitlyn Jenner [Netflix Documentary]
Oggy Oggy [Netflix Kids & Family]

Available August 25

Clickbait [Netflix Series]
Motel Makeover [Netflix Series]
Open Your Eyes [Netflix Series]
Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes [Netflix Series]
Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed [Netflix Documentary]
John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer [Netflix Documentary]

Available August 26

Family Reunion: Part 4 [Netflix Kids & Family]
EDENS ZERO [Netflix Anime]

Available August 27

He’s All That [Netflix Film]
Titletown High [Netflix Series]
I Heart Arlo [Netflix Kids & Family]

Available August 28

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha [Netflix Series]

Available August 31

Good Girls: Season 4 [Netflix Series]
Sparking Joy [Netflix Series]
UNTOLD: Crime and Penalties [Netflix Documentary]