As much as none of us really want to admit it, it has to be said - Summer is quickly coming to a close. August is almost upon us, and everyone knows that the upcoming month is known for being notoriously hot. As much as you want to spend time outside in the sunshine, you'll definitely have some days where you want to just watch Netflix with the AC on too! Here are new Netflix Canada shows and movies coming in August 2019.
The upcoming month has everything from your favourite early 2000s films to bring back some nostalgia to brand new and exciting seasons of your favourite Netflix Originals. What will you watch first?
Rating: Film is not yet rated
Why you should watch it: Although we can't give you an honest review for Otherhood because it hasn't been released yet, the trailer is enough to lead us to believe the film will be seriously good. In her first project since the USC Scandal, Felicity Huffman and friends head off to New York City on a quest to remind their grown sons what's really important in life.
Friday Night Lights
Rating: 8.7/10 on IMDb
Why you should watch it: If you didn't get the chance to watch Friday Night Lights last time it was on Netflix, worry not - the show is coming back to the streaming service next month! The series tells the story of a small town in Texas, who loves nothing more than to rally behind their high school football team.
Rating: 5.7/10 on IMDb
Why you should watch it: If you love early 2000s movies, you'll definitely want to watch Blue Crush. The film is about Anne Marie, a rebellious young girl who lives with her younger sister and friends in Hawaii and loves nothing more than to surf. As dedicated as she is to her craft, she still finds herself a bit distracted when a new pro-quarterback comes along.
GLOW (Season 3)
Rating: 8.1/10 on IMDb
Why you should watch it: If you have yet to watch GLOW, you should definitely make a point to watch the first two seasons before the third one is released next month. The series tells the story of a group of badass female wrestlers in LA in the 1980s, and it's even more entertaining than it sounds.
Rating: 7.9/10 on IMDb
Why you should watch it: If you're not into movies that don't involve a lot of talking, Dunkirk probably isn't for you, but if you love war movies or Harry Styles, it's definitely worth checking out. The Christopher Nolan film tells the fierce and dramatic story of a World War II battle that shaped the world as we know it today.
My Sister's Keeper
Rating: 7.4/10 on IMDb
Why you should watch it: If you're ever in the mood for a good cry, My Sister's Keeper will definitely be the movie to give that to you. Based on the best selling novel by Jodi Picoult, the film tells the story of a family being ripped apart by their eldest daughter's tragic leukemia diagnosis.
Bridget Jones's Diary
Rating: 6.7/10 on IMDb
Why you should watch it: Yet another iconic early 2000s film that you need to watch at least once in your life is none other than Bridget Jones's Diary. The film stars Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones, a woman on a quest to get her life together and find love, which she hopes to achieve by keeping a diary.
How to Get Away with Murder (Season 5)
Rating: 8.2/10 on IMDb
Why you should watch it: If you're a Grey's Anatomy fan, you'll definitely enjoy How to Get Away with Murder. The show recently announced that it will be coming to an end after the upcoming season, but that still leaves plenty of time for you to binge-watch the first five!
The Glass Castle
Rating: 7.1/10 on IMDb
Why you should watch it: Not only is The Glass Castle based on a heartbreaking true story, it also has a star-studded cast including Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson. The film tells the story of a dysfunctional family, led by an eccentric artist mother and an alcoholic father, who are always on the run to escape poverty.