Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm serving you new movies, new TV shows, and original programming tailored to your viewing habits, the streaming service’s fire hose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse.
This month, watch Paris Hilton try her hand at a cooking reality show. The Witcher anime movie also debuts, along with the movie where Lin-Manuel Miranda plays a singing kinkajou. From the back catalog, such treasures as 30 Rock, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter will be available.
Available sometime in August
Comedy Premium League (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Four teams comprising 16 of India’s funniest entertainers engage in battles of wit and wisecracks in hopes of being crowned the ultimate comedy champs.
D.P. (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: After he’s taken under the wing of an eccentric corporal, a young Korean serviceman’s morality is tested as he tracks down deserters.
Available Aug. 1
30 Rock: Seasons 1-7
Catch Me If You Can
Deep Blue Sea
The Edge of Seventeen
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Five Feet Apart
Friday Night Lights: Seasons 1-5
Good Luck Chuck
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
Hunter X Hunter (2011): Seasons 5-6
The Lincoln Lawyer
My Girl 2
The Original Kings of Comedy
Team America: World Police
Available Aug. 3
Pray Away (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Survivors and ex-leaders of the so-called “conversion therapy” movement speak out about its harm to the LGBTQ community and its devastating persistence.
Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Max S. reveals how he built a drug empire from his childhood bedroom as a teen in the real story behind the series “How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast).”
Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Though claims of extraterrestrial encounters have long been dismissed, many believe the existence of UFOs is not just likely, but a certainty.
Available Aug. 4
American Masters: Inventing David Geffen
Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Two childhood friends go from high school dropouts to the most powerful drug kingpins in Miami in this true story of a crime saga that spanned decades.
Control Z: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Someone intent on seeking vengeance for Luis starts targeting students and teachers at the high school as Sofía rushes to solve the latest mystery.
Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 3 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: As Gotham Garage’s star rises, Mark broadens his business strategy beyond “upgrade and trade” as he courts clients with big ideas and deep pockets.
Cooking With Paris (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: With an anyone-can-cook attitude, Paris Hilton adds her own flair to every dish. Fun is just one edible glitter bomb away on this unique cooking show.
Available Aug. 6
Hit & Run (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: A man searching for the truth behind his wife’s death becomes caught up in a dangerous web of secrets and intrigue stretching from New York to Tel Aviv.
Navarasa (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: From amusement to awe, the nine human emotions of Indian aesthetic theory are explored in this anthology series.
The Swarm (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A single mother breeds locusts as high-protein food, but has trouble getting them to reproduce — until she finds they have a taste for blood.
Vivo (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A music-loving kinkajou embarks on the journey of a lifetime to fulfill his destiny and deliver a love song for an old friend.
Available Aug. 8
Available Aug. 9
SHAMAN KING (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: Medium Yoh Asakura enters a battle tournament held every 500 years, competing with other shamans in a bid to become the all-powerful Shaman King.
Available Aug. 10
Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: More paws-itively purr-fect fun awaits as Gabby and her dollhouse friends find new ways to learn, create and celebrate in a whimsical world of joy.
Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: Multi-award winning comedian Phil Wang makes his first hour Netflix Stand-up comedy special debut with Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang. Following countless appearances on shows including Live at the Apollo, QI and Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup, the comedic star takes centre stage at The London Palladium, exploring race, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage.
UNTOLD (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: From the creators of WILD WILD COUNTRY, comes a five-part docuseries event that brings fresh eyes to epic tales from the wide world of sports. From tennis to boxing to basketball, these stories aren’t the ones you’ve heard before, even if you think you have. Premiering weekly, each film kicks off at a pivotal moment — the big fight, the Olympics, the playoffs — and then delves deep into what happened beyond the headlines, as told by those who lived it, to reveal the grit, resilience, heartbreak, triumph, violence, comedy and pathos beneath the sweat. Weekly August premieres include:
UNTOLD: Malice at the Palace (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Directed by Floyd Russ (Zion) and featuring never-before-seen footage, the famous Pacers-Pistons brawl is unraveled by those who lived it.
Available Aug. 11
Bake Squad (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: In each episode of Bake Squad, four individually brilliant bakers will battle it out to see whose dessert will be chosen for someone’s extra special big day. These bakers have been personally selected by Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi, who built an empire on delicious cookie dough. For her next sweet trick, Tosi has built this squad of bakers who have one mission and one mission only: Make dessert dreams come true! High hopes, high temperatures, high stakes...all courtesy of the Bake Squad.
The Kissing Booth 3 (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: It’s the summer before Elle heads to college, and she’s facing the hardest decision of her life: whether to move across the country with her dreamy boyfriend Noah or fulfill her lifelong promise to go to college with her BFF Lee. Whose heart will Elle break?
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Misha and the Wolves (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: As a little girl, she escaped the Holocaust and lived among wolves. Or did she? An extraordinary story elicits sympathy — then draws scrutiny.
Available Aug. 12
AlRawabi School for Girls (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: The bullied outcasts at prestigious Al Rawabi School for Girls plot a series of risky takedowns to get back at their tormentors.
Lokillo: Nothing’s the Same (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: WFH, homeschooling, hand-washing, no hugs. In this post-pandemic world, comic Lokillo Florez brings much-needed laughs about life as we now know it.
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: In a world where humans and fearsome monsters live in an uneasy balance, young hunter Aiden fights to save his village from destruction by a dragon.
Available Aug. 13
Beckett (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Following a tragic car accident in Greece, Beckett, an American tourist, finds himself at the center of a dangerous political conspiracy –– and on the run for his life.
Brand New Cherry Flavor (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: A filmmaker heads to Hollywood in the early ‘90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge — and kittens.
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 5: South Pacific (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: When Tony, the heart of the “Spy Racers” family, is captured by Russian arms dealers, the team travels to the South Pacific to save him, and foil a plan to take over the world in the process.
Gone for Good (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Ten years after losing the two people he loved most, a man finds himself plunged into another dizzying mystery when his girlfriend suddenly vanishes.
The Kingdom (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: After his running mate’s murder, a controversial preacher ascends as Argentina’s presidential candidate. But nothing about him is as holy as he seems.
Valeria: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: The four friends support and lift each other up as they each make momentous decisions that will affect their respective careers and love lives.
Available Aug. 15
Mother Goose Club: Seasons 3-4
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai: Season 1
Winx Club: Season 6
Available Aug. 16
Walk of Shame
Available Aug. 17
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 5 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Whether helping out his friends or making new ones, Cory is always on the move and ready for any adventure that comes his way!
UNTOLD: Deal with the Devil (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Directed by Laura Brownson (The Rachel Divide, Lemon), boxer Christy Martin opens up about her battles in and out of the ring.
Available Aug. 18
The Defeated (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: In the summer of 1946, an American cop arrives in Berlin to help create a police force in the chaotic aftermath of the war.
Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: British serial killer Dennis Nilsen narrates his life and crimes via a series of chilling audiotapes recorded from his jail cell.
Out of my league (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Tired of swiping through the dating scene with her besties in tow, a charming yet awkward woman with a rare genetic disorder sets her sights on love.
The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Looking to shake things up, two best friends embark on a life-changing adventure abroad as exchange students. But can they stay out of trouble?
Available Aug. 19
Available Aug. 20
The Chair (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department.
Everything Will Be Fine (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: After falling out of love, a husband and wife create unconventional rules to keep their family together for the sake of their daughter.
The Loud House Movie (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: As the middle child and only boy in the large Loud family, Lincoln struggles to feel special, but this all changes when the family travels to Scotland.
Sweet Girl (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Devoted family man Ray Cooper, vows justice against the pharmaceutical company responsible for pulling a potentially life saving drug from the market just before his wife (Adria Arjona) dies from cancer. But when his search for the truth leads to a deadly encounter that puts Ray and his daughter Rachel (Isabela Merced) in harm’s way, Ray’s mission turns into a quest for vengeance in order to protect the only family he has left. SWEET GIRL is directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza and stars Justin Bartha, Amy Brenneman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Raza Jaffrey, Lex Scott Davis and Michael Raymond-James.
Available Aug. 23
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: The world of “The Witcher” expands in this 2D anime film that explores a powerful new threat facing the Continent.
Available Aug. 24
Oggy Oggy (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: In this colorful series made for preschoolers, Oggy is an adorable baby kitten who has silly adventures near and far with all of his friends.
UNTOLD: Caitlyn Jenner (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Directed by Crystal Moselle (Betty, The Wolfpack) and told with an extraordinary collection of never-before-seen archival footage, including reels of newly discovered Olympic footage and home videos from the Jenner family, Caitlyn Jenner traces her life with new insight from winning gold to making the decision to transition to her relationship with her children.
Available Aug. 25
Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: The never-before-seen story behind the prolific landscape artist and host of “The Joy of Painting,” Bob Ross.
Clickbait (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: In this thriller series, eight different points of view provide tantalizing clues to the perpetrator of a gruesome crime fueled by social media.
John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Claiming to perform miracles, medium João Teixeira de Faria rises to international fame before horrifying abuse is revealed by survivors and prosecutors.
Motel Makeover (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Two budding hospitality entrepreneurs look to expand their empire by renovating an old motel in Ontario — just as the COVID-19 pandemic hits.
The November Man
The Old Ways
Open Your Eyes (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: In the aftermath of tragedy, a teen finds herself at a memory disorder center, where she bonds with other patients who have experienced similar traumas.
Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: She’s back from the dead and has a newfound thirst for blood. Meanwhile, her family’s funeral parlor desperately needs more business. Hmm, what if…
Rainbow High: Part 2
The River Runner
Tayo the Little Bus: Season 4
The Water Man
Available Aug. 26
EDENS ZERO (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: Aboard the Edens Zero, a lonely boy with the ability to control gravity embarks on an adventure to meet the fabled space goddess known as Mother.
Family Reunion: Part 4 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: The McKellans are continuing their extended reunion with more laughs, joy, and Black family magic.
Available Aug. 27
He’s All That (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: He’s All That reimagines the original plot of the 1999 teen classic She’s All That. The contemporary story follows an influencer (Addison Rae) who accepts a challenge to turn the school’s biggest loser (Tanner Buchanan) into prom king.
I Heart Arlo (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Optimistic Arlo and his eclectic group of pals learn how to live together in a community, where everyone has their own idea of what’s fun.
Titletown High (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: A sports reality series chronicling the lives, both on and off the field, of members of the Valdosta High School football team.
Available Aug. 28
Bread Barbershop: Season 2
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: At a crossroads, a woman moves to a seaside village where she meets a handyman intent on helping his neighbors.
Available Aug. 31
Sparking Joy (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Global organization icon and author Marie Kondo is back to help people transform their homes while transforming their lives in surprising and emotional ways in the new Netflix series, Sparking Joy. Marie takes her life changing method a step further to help three deserving businesses organize their workplace along with an emotional tidy up of one employee’s life whether it’s in the home, work, personal life and/or relationships. Viewers will also step into Marie’s home to meet her family and get a glimpse into how she tidies up her daily life!
UNTOLD: Crime and Penalties (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Directed by Chapman Way and Maclain Way, UNTOLD reveals the story of a misfit band of hockey players known as the Trashers, who were taking orders from the teenage son of an alleged mob boss.