Orange Is the New Black isn’t even back yet, and Netflix is already telling us what comes out in August! It’s a big month for Netflix originals, with the premiere of Matt Groening’s fantasy cartoon Disenchantment, season 2 of Ozark, and a new comedy special from Demetri Martin. Here are the highlights, and the full list of shows, movies, and comedy specials coming and going from Netflix next month.
Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening introduces Disenchantment, a cartoon about a runaway princess bride. The trailer implies that this will be more touchy-feely than Futurama, and it feels like the combination of sincere and ironic that worked for Rick & Morty.
Two Netflix original documentary series look especially promising. In Zion, a teenager born without legs works to become a competitive wrestler. In I AM A KILLER, “history’s most notorious killers recount their stories from their points of view in their own chilling words.” So like The Jinx meets Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee?
Switched sounds cool: “High schooler Ayumi’s perfect world evaporates when her envious classmate Zenko somehow steals her body, her boyfriend and her life.” Insatiable sounds less cool. Get hype for The Ponysitters Club: “A young horse enthusiast teams up with her best friends to rescue and rehabilitate animals on her family’s beloved ranch.” Friendship is magic!
The Good Place season 2 comes to Netflix on August 28, so if for some dumb reason you haven’t caught up on that, lucky you! And No Reservations is available as promised.
Netflix film Like Father stars Kristen Bell as a “workaholic left at the altar,” Kelsey Grammer as her deadbeat dad, and Seth Rogen as the guy Bell hooks up with on a cruise ship. Not Criterion Collection stuff, but it looks cute, even at an Apatovian length of 103 minutes.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, based on the young adult novel by Jenny Han, looks cute: “When her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, Lara Jean finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down.”
Steel Magnolias is on Netflix now! So are Clerks, Batman Begins, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Aviator, No Country for Old Men, and Million Dollar Baby.
This doesn’t look like a big month for Netflix stand-up specials, but Demetri Martin’s The Overthinker comes out on the 10th, and the second half of The Comedy Lineup (where each comedian delivers a tight 15) comes out at the end of the month.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin leaves Netflix this month. So do Walk Hard, Harold and Kumar Go to Guantanamo Bay, and Finding Dory.
Arriving in August
A * denotes a Netflix original. Links go to Netflix trailers and watch pages.
- Batman Begins
- Chernobyl Diaries
- Edge of Fear
- Gran Torino
- House of Deadly Secrets
- Los tiempos de Pablo Escobar: Season 1
- Million Dollar Baby
- No Reservations
- Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Moby
- Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Nile Rodgers
- Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Noel Gallagher
- Once in a Lifetime Sessions with TLC
- P.S. I Love You
- Steel Magnolias
- The Aviator
- The Golden Compass
- The Informant!
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
- Flavors of Youth: International Version*
- Mr. Sunshine (Streaming Every Saturday)*
- On Children
- The Originals: Season 5
- Alexander: The Ultimate Cut
- Splash and Bubbles: Season 2
- The Nut Job
- Adventures in Public School
- The 100: Season 5
- Evan Almighty
- Wish I Was Here
Leaving August 1
- 3000 Miles to Graceland
- Adventures in Babysitting
- Can’t Buy Me Love
- Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot: Season 1
- Finding Dory
- Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
- Reasonable Doubt
- The Killing: Seasons 1-3
- Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Leaving August 2
- 10 Rules for Sleeping Around
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Leaving August 13
- Help, I’ve Shrunk the Family
Leaving August 16
- Being Flynn
- Enter the Battlefield
- Jem and the Holograms: Seasons 1-3
- Littlest Pet Shop: Seasons 2-4
- Pound Puppies: Seasons 1-3
- Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
- The 40-Year-Old Virgin
- The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Season 2
- Transformers Prime: Seasons 2-3
- Transformers: Rescue Bots: Seasons 2-4