Here’s What’s Coming to Netflix in August

     July 29, 2016


This coming Monday brings a familiar happening: the beginning of a new cycle of additions and subtractions to the Netflix library. And though I’m still a bit disappointed by Netflix’s new model of pumping all money into original programming and spending very little on maintaining a catalogue of great movies, this month is not nearly as dire a situation as July was. Yes, the main attraction of the month is still an original program – Baz Luhrmann‘s The Get Down, about youthful African-American club culture in The Bronx circa 1980 – but there are a few big titles worth adding to your queue as soon as possible.


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This would begin with No Country for Old Men, the Coen brothers’ gorgeous and furious adaptation of Cormac McCarthy‘s exquisite Texas crime saga, in which a thieving nobody and a sheriff tangle with a killer who seems to be nothing less than evil personified. On top of that, there’s Sidney Lumet‘s The Verdict, which features one of Paul Newman‘s best performances; Cornel Wilde‘s savage thriller The Naked Prey, about a group of white safari goers who refuse to honor an African tribe and are hunted for their insolence; and Tim Burton‘s wild, wonderful Sleepy Hollow, which gives a gloriously sanguine spin on the Ichabod Crane tale. For the more adventurous viewer, there’s Blue is the Warmest Color, the now classic three-hour erotic romance from France, starring Spectre standout Lea Seydoux, or that movie’s exact opposite: Funny or Die’s uproarious, Johnny Depp-led adaptation of Donald Trump‘s The Art of the Deal. Check out the rest of August’s additions right below.

August 1st

The American Side

An Inconvenient Truth

APEX: The Story of the Hypercar 

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

Big Daddy

Black Widow

Critical Condition


Destination: Team USA

Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie 


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The Family Man

The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Final Destination 3

From the Terrace

Holding the Man (Netflix Exclusive)

How to Win The US Presidency

In the Shadow of the Moon

ISIS: Women Unveiled

Masha and the Bear (Netflix Exclusive)


The Naked Prey 


Pay It Forward

The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Roseanne Collection: Collection 3

Sleepy Hollow

Sliding Doors

Star Trek: Nemesis

Teacher’s Pet

The Verdict

The Wedding Planner

What Women Want


Zack and Miri Make a Porno

August 3

Beat Bugs (Netflix Original)

August 5

David Cross: Making America Great Again (Netflix Original)

Ever After High: Epic Winter (Netflix Original)

The Little Prince (Netflix Original)


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Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2

Slow TV: National Firewood Evening

Slow TV: National Firewood Morning

Slow TV: National Firewood Night

Slow TV: National Knitting Evening

Slow TV: National Knitting Morning

Slow TV: National Knitting Night

Slow TV: Northern Passage

Slow TV: Northern Railway

Slow TV: Salmon Fishing

Slow TV: The Telemark Canal

Slow TV: Train Ride Bergen to Oslo

August 6

The Confirmation

August 9

Real Husbands of Hollywood


August 10

St. Vincent

August 11

Flight of the Butterflies

No Country for Old Men

August 12

Ask the Story Bots (Netflix Original)

The Get Down (Netflix Original)

Project Mc2 (Netflix Original)

August 13

13 Cameras

August 15

Louis CK: Live at the Comedy Store

August 16

Let’s Go to Prison

Our Last Tango

August 17

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

The Last Heist

Puffin Rock (Netflix Original)

August 19


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Bottersnikes and Gumbles (Netflix Original)

Fearless (Netflix Original)

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (Netflix Original)

August 21

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

August 22

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

August 23

Septembers of Shiraz

August 25

The Road

August 26

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Dawn of the Croods (Netflix Original)

Glitter Force (Netflix Original)

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking… (Netflix Original)

Once Upon a Time

XOXO (Netflix Original)

August 27


August 29

The State of Marriage

August 31

Ku’damm 56


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