Netflix in August — Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot

It’s hot. So hot that on most days, I’d rather it be winter. KIDDING! Have you experienced a Canadian winter? Brrr…it makes me shiver just thinking about it. We are only a few weeks away from summer ending so get off your butts and get outside! At night, go inside and relax with a tall glass of lemonade and Netflix.

Notable New Releases

  • I AM A KILLER —if you like crime stories, this show may be for you (maybe). Netflix has interviewed convicted murderers sentenced to death and they’re recounting their stories. This is definitely not a show for a relaxing Friday night.

  • Insatiable — this show sparked criticism once the trailer dropped. Insatiable follows Patty, a chubby high school student, who gets bullied for her weight, and eventually wires her jaw shut for months to lose weight. Over 150,000 people have called Netflix to cancel the show due to its body shaming messages. Netflix, really?

  • Marlon: Season 2 —Marlon Wayans is a class comedy act and in Season 2, Marlon is a divorced and carefree dad trying to navigate his new life while co-parenting his kids.

The Highlights

  • The Commuter  I am a huge fan of Liam Neeson and his new, yet quietly released, movie did not disappoint. Liam plays Michael, an ex-cop, recently fired insurance salesman who gets caught up in a conspiracy. This time, however, Liam is not invincible and takes a tough beat down.

  • 8 Mile — classic movie with Eminem playing Jimmy, an aspiring rapper growing up in a rough neighbourhood in Detroit. And who can forget “Lose Yourself”, one of the most played rap tunes of the early 2000s?

  • Along Came Polly — the classic 2004 rom-com with Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston is always a Sunday night favourite. The story follows Reuben after he discovers his new wife cheats on him, and then he meets Polly.

The Complete List

Here’s what is coming to Netflix this month:

August 1

  • 8 Mile

  • Along Came Polly

  • Dragonheart

  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War

  • Julie & Julia

  • Justice League Dark

  • House of Deadly Secrets

  • The Land Before Time

  • Michael Jackson’s This Is It

  • The Perfect Man

  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

  • Public Enemies

  • Rise of the Guardians

  • Safe House

  • Switched — Netflix Original

  • ’Til Death Do Us Part

  • Touch of Evil

August 2

  • The 100: Season 5

  • Wild Oats

August 3

  • Brij Mohan Amar Rahe — Netflix Original

  • Cocaine Coast — Netflix Original

  • Dinotrux Supercharged: Season 3 — Netflix Original

  • I AM A KILLER — Netflix Original

  • Like Father — Netflix Original

  • Marching Orders — Netflix Original

August 4

  • Flavors of Youth: International Version — Netflix Original

  • On Children — Netflix Original

August 6

  • I KILL GIANTS

  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

  • Storks

  • Sully

August 9

  • A Hologram for the King

  • Perdida — Netflix Original

August 10

  • 72 Dangerous Animals: Asia — Netflix Original

  • Afflicted — Netflix Original

  • All About the Washingtons — Netflix Original

  • The Commuter

  • Demetri Martin: The Overthinker — Netflix Original

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society — Netflix Original

  • Insatiable — Netflix Original

  • La Casa de las Flores — Netflix Original

  • Million Pound Menu

  • Outlander: Season 3

  • The Package — Netflix Original

  • The Ponysitters Club — Netflix Original

  • Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 7

  • Zion — Netflix Original

August 13

  • Splash and Bubbles: Season 2

August 15

  • Adventures in Public School

  • Don’t Breathe

  • Homeland: Season 6

  • Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate

August 16

  • Made of Honor

August 17

  • Den of Thieves

  • Disenchantment — Netflix Original

  • Magic for Humans — Netflix Original

  • The Motive — Netflix Original

  • Pinky Malinky — Netflix Original

  • Spirit Riding Free: Season 6 — Netflix Original

  • Stay Here — Netflix Original

  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before — Netflix Original

  • Ultraviolet — Netflix Original

August 19

  • The Investigator: A British Crime Story: Season 2

August 20

  • Death at a Funeral

August 21

  • The Sinner

August 22

  • How to Get Away With Murder: Season 4

  • Marlon: Season 2 — Netflix Original

August 23

  • Deadwind — Netflix Original

  • Follow This — Netflix Original

  • In Darkness

August 24

  • The After Party — Netflix Original

  • Ask the StoryBots: Season 2 — Netflix Original

  • Bert Kreischer: Secret Time — Netflix Original

  • Downsizing

  • Ghoul — Netflix Original

  • The Innocents — Netflix Original

  • Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 3 — Netflix Original

August 27

  • The Accountant

  • The Blacklist: Season 5

  • When the Bough Break

August 31

  • The Comedy Lineup: Part 2 — Netflix Original

  • Inside the Criminal Mind — Netflix Original

  • The Laws of Thermodynamics — Netflix Original

  • Ozark: Season 2 — Netflix Original

  • Paradise PD — Netflix Original

  • Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest — Netflix Original

  • Meteor Garden — Netflix Original

Leaving Netflix this August

  • Apollo 13

  • Belle

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • Finding Dory

  • How to Be Single

  • In Good Company

  • The Time Traveler’s Wife

  • The Truman Show

  • Scarface

  • Gangs of New York

  • Minority Report

  • American Hustle

  • School of Rock

  • Sixteen Candles

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2