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Here’s What’s Coming to Netflix in August

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Whelp it’s August, the 373th month of 2020! As this year stretches out into infinity, most if not all of us have grown weary of quarantine life. But while it is all too easy to dwell in the uncertainty and the pandemic ennui, I try to take heart in this simple fact: there has never been a better time to quarantine in all of recorded history.

We have television, the internet, social media, FaceTime, and most everything can be delivered to our front door with the push of a button. I mean, imagine hunkering down during 1918 influenza pandemic. There you would be, batting around the old hoop and stick for the zillionth time, no air conditioning or Nailed It! marathon in sight.

Just remember the official slogan of 2020: it could always be worse, right?

Anyhoo, here’s what’s coming to Netflix in August. We’ve got old favorites, childhood classics, and all new content to feast your eyes upon. The titles in bold are ones we especially recommend:

August 1

A Knight’s Tale

Is A Knight’s Tale a good movie? I enjoyed it in high school, but I also enjoyed “Butterfly” by Crazy Town. Do with that information what you will.

Acts of Violence
The Addams Family (1991)

No question, The Addams Family holds up and remains as altogether ooky as ever.

An Education
Being John Malkovich

Easily the weirdest, most original film to come out of the 90s, BJM is a trippy, hilarious delight. Malkovich!

Death at a Funeral
Dennis the Menace
Elizabeth Harvest
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Hardcore Henry
Iron Man: Armored Adventures: Season 1-2
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park III
The Lost World: Jurassic Park

The original Jurassic Park trilogy needs no introduction. Come for Laura Dern, stay for shirtless Jeff Goldblum.

Mad Max (1979)
Mr. Deeds
My Perfect Landing: Season 1
Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea: Season 1
The NeverEnding Story
The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter


The Next Step: Season 6
Nights in Rodanthe
Ocean’s Thirteen
Ocean’s Twelve
Operation Ouch: Season 1
Operation Ouch: Special
Remember Me
Super Monsters: The New Class
Toradora!: Season 1
Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: S2

The Ugly Truth
What Keeps You Alive

August 2

Almost Love

August 3

Immigration Nation

This film, which provides unprecedented access to the inner workings of ICE, may very well be the most important documentary of 2020.

August 4

A Go! Go! Cory Carson Summer Camp
Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave
Mundo Mistério / Mystery Lab
Sam Jay: 3 In The Morning

August 5

Anelka : L’Incompris / Anelka: Misunderstood
World’s Most Wanted

August 6

The Rain: Season 3
The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The Gods

August 7

Alta Mar / High Seas: Season 3
Berlin, Berlin
The Magic School Bus Rides Again Kids In Space
¡Nailed It! México: Season 2
The New Legends of Monkey: Season 2
Selling Sunset: Season 3
Sing On! Germany
Tiny Creatures

Luke Cage himself, Mike Colter, narrates this documentary about tiny little critters.

Wizards: Tales of Arcadia
Word Party Songs
Work It

August 8

The Promise
We Summon the Darkness

This sharp horror thriller is a sly and entertaining watch.

August 10

GAME ON: A Comedy Crossover Event

August 11

Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids

August 12

Scary Movie 5

August 13

Safety Not Guaranteed
Une fille facile / An Easy Girl

This award-winning French film about about a girl coming of age will transport you to the beaches of France.

August 14

3%: Season 4 — Netflix Original
El robo del siglo
Glow Up: Season 2
The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air
The Legend of Korra: Book Two: Spirits
The Legend of Korra: Book Three: Change
The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance

Get your Korra on with all four books of the beloved animated series.

Project Power

Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in this superhero drama about a pill that gives you superpowers for five minutes at a time.

Octonauts & the Caves of Sac Actun

Teenage Bounty Hunters

They’re teens! They’re bounty hunters! They’re teenage bounty hunters!

August 15

Rita: Season 5
Stranger: Season 2

August 16

Johnny English
Les Misérables (2012)

August 17

Crazy Awesome Teachers
Drunk Parents
Glitch Techs: Season 2

August 19

Crímenes de familia / The Crimes That Bind
DeMarcus Family Rules
High Score

August 20


Good Kisser

This cute queer romcom made the festival rounds last year.

Great Pretender
John Was Trying to Contact Aliens

August 21

Alien TV
Fuego negro
Lucifer: Season 5

The devil we know returns for part one of the fifth season.

Rust Valley Restorers: Season 3
The Sleepover

August 23

Septembers of Shiraz

August 25

Emily’s Wonder Lab
Trinkets: Season 2

August 26

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
La venganza de Analía
Million Dollar Beach House
Rising Phoenix

August 27

Aggretsuko: Season 3
The Bridge Curse
The Frozen Ground

August 28

All Together Now
Cobra Kai: Seasons 1-2

This former YouTube Red series is a delightful continuation of the classic saga.

I AM A KILLER: Released
Orígenes secretos / Unknown Origins

August 31

Casino Royale

No Time to Die may be a long ways off, but you can get your Daniel Craig fix with his James Bond debut.

Quantum of Solace

What are you looking forward to watching in August?

(via Netflix, image: John P. Fleenor/Netflix)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.