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Netflix: Everything coming and going in August

It’s time to Get Down

The boys of The Get Down are transfixed by something
An image from The Get Down.
Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

July was a big month for Netflix, with the arrivals of well-received original series like Stranger Things and the third season of BoJack Horseman. You might expect a bit of a hangover for the dog days of August, but there are a few highly anticipated programs coming to the streaming service this month. That includes the debuts of Beat Bugs, a CG-animated kids show featuring modern covers of Beatles songs, and Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down, as well as the comedy special David Cross: Making America Great Again!. The Little Prince, the acclaimed animated film, is coming this month for U.S.-based Netflix subscribers only.

The Get Down, which counts Nas as an executive producer and Grandmaster Flash as an associate producer, focuses on a group of black teenagers in telling the story of the birth of hip-hop and the simultaneous fall of disco. The drama series is set in 1977 in The Bronx, New York — a time when parts of the borough were literally on fire — and its cast includes Shameik Moore (Dope), Jaden Smith (After Earth), Jimmy Smits (The West Wing) and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad). Only the first half of its 12-episode inaugural season will premiere in August; the second half is scheduled to arrive in 2017.

That’s to say nothing of the non-original movies and TV shows that Netflix is bringing to its service next month. The lineup includes An Inconvenient Truth, Davis Guggenheim’s 2006 documentary about climate change; the first and third Fast and Furious films; the Coen Brothers’ Best Picture-winning No Country for Old Men; and the 17th season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Of course, there are plenty of titles leaving Netflix in August. There aren’t too many heavy hitters, thankfully, except for the timeless film The Sandlot. You can check out the full list of what’s coming and going below.


Aug. 1

The American Side (2016)
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
APEX: The Story of the Hypercar (2016)
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)
Big Daddy (1999)
Black Widow (1987)
Critical Condition (1987)
Deadfall (2012)
Destination: Team USA (2016)
Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie
The Family Man (2000)
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Final Destination 3 (2006)
From the Terrace (1960)
Holding the Man (2015)
How To Win The US Presidency (2016)
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
ISIS: Women Unveiled (2016)
Masha and the Bear, Season 2
Memoria (2015)
The Naked Prey (1966)
NCIS, Season 13
Pay It Forward (2000)
The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Roseanne Collection: Collection 3
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Sliding Doors (1998)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Teacher’s Pet (1958)
The Verdict (1982)
The Wedding Planner (2001)
What Women Want (2000)
Young@Heart (2007)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

Aug. 3

Beat Bugs, Season 1

Aug. 5

David Cross: Making America Great Again (2016)
Ever After High: Epic Winter
The Little Prince (2016)
Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Evening (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Morning (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Night (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Evening (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Morning (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Night (2016)
Slow TV: Northern Passage (2016)
Slow TV: Northern Railway (2016)
Slow TV: Salmon Fishing (2016)
Slow TV: The Telemark Canal (2016)
Slow TV: Train Ride Bergen to Oslo (2016)

Aug. 6

The Confirmation (2016)

Aug. 9

Real Husbands of Hollywood, Season 4
T­Rex (2015)

Aug. 10

St. Vincent (2014)

Aug. 11

Flight of the Butterflies (2012)
No Country for Old Men (2007)

Aug. 12

Ask the StoryBots, Season 1
The Get Down, Part 1
Project Mc2, Season 2

Aug. 13

13 Cameras (2016)

Aug. 15

Louis CK: Live at the Comedy Store (2015)

Aug. 16

Let’s Go to Prison (2006)
Our Last Tango (2015)

Aug. 17

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)
The Last Heist (2016)
Puffin Rock, Season 2 ­

Aug. 19

Bottersnikes and Gumbles, Season 1
Fearless, Season 1
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

Aug. 21

Maz Jobrani: I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV (2015)

Aug. 22

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year

Aug. 23

Septembers of Shiraz (2015)

Aug. 25

The Road (2009)

Aug. 26

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Dawn of the Croods, Season 2
Glitter Force, Season 2
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking...
Once Upon a Time, Season 5
XOXO (2016)

Aug. 27

Rams (2015)

Aug. 29

The State of Marriage (2015)

Aug. 31

Ku’damm 56, Season 1


Aug. 1

Addams Family Values (1993)
The Best Man (1999)
Bowfinger (1999)
The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Johnny English (2003)
The Nutty Professor (1996)
The Replacements (2000)
Roseanne Collection: Collection 2 (1996)
Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
The Sandlot (1993)
Suspect Zero (2004)
Teen Witch (1989)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 (1993)
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

Aug. 11

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

Aug. 14

Clifford the Big Red Dog, Seasons 1­ & 2
Clifford’s Puppy Days, Seasons 1 & ­2

Aug. 15

Charlie’s Angels (2000)
Wish Upon a Star (1996)

Aug. 16

Inside Man (2006)

Aug. 20

Harry the Bunny (2009)

Aug. 23

Blitz (2011)

Aug. 27

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Aug. 30

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

Aug. 31

Death Note (2006)
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds (2008)
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie (2007)
Zathura (2005)

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