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Netflix US August 2018 Movie & TV Shows Announced

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Netflix US August 2018 Movie & TV Shows Announced

August is nearly upon us and with it comes a big giant list of new Netflix releases!

And remember, just because it's summertime, doesn't mean you actually have to go outside. Netflix's list of new August releases are sure to give you plenty of excuses to stay indoors.

READ ALSO: All-New Secret Netflix Codes Reveal Hidden Movies And TV Shows

In fact, you might never have to go outside again!

August 1

Batman Begins

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After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

Chernobyl Diaries

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Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.


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A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.


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Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.


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Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.

Edge of Fear


After being stabbed in the heart by ruthless home invaders, a man is left for dead. Now weak, outnumbered, and knife sticking from his chest, he attempts to do the impossible: save his wife from these murderers before he bleeds to death.



A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

Gran Torino

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Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

House of Deadly Secrets


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Los tiempos de Pablo Escobar: Season 1


A complete journalistic document that brings never before seen shocking images and testimonials from people who show how the barbaric acts of Pablo Escobar managed to subdue a nation, and how his legacy continues to affect the world today.

Million Dollar Baby

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A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

No Reservations

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The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.

Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Moby

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Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Nile Rodgers

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Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Noel Gallagher

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Once in a Lifetime Sessions with TLC

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P.S. I Love You

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A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.


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Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.


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A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town.

Steel Magnolias


Six Louisiana women (Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye, Condola Rashad, Jill Scott, Alfre Woodard) gather at a beauty salon for their daily dose of female bonding.


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Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.


High schooler Ayumi's perfect world evaporates when her envious classmate Zenko somehow steals her body, her boyfriend and her life.

The Aviator

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A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.

The Golden Compass

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In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

The Informant!

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The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

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Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.

August 2 


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A couple's replacement babysitter turns out to be more than they bargained for when she subjects their kids to a series of twisted activities.

August 3

Brij Mohan Amar Rahe-- NETFLIX FILM

Faking his death to escape the realities of his uneventful life worked out well for Brij Mohan -- until he was sentenced to death for his own murder.


In 1980s Galicia, Spain, a young fisherman becomes a prosperous cocaine smuggler by providing Latin American suppliers with a European entry point.

Dinotrux Supercharged: Season 3-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL


Whether by land, air or sea, the Dinotrux tackle some of their biggest builds ever while facing the double threat of brothers D-Structs and D-Stroy.


In this true-crime series, history's most notorious killers recount their stories from their points of view in their own chilling words.

Like Father-- NETFLIX FILM


After she's left at the altar, a workaholic executive ends up on her honeymoon cruise with her estranged father. Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer star.

Marching Orders-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL


Follow the Bethune-Cookman University Marching Wildcats as they fight to keep their spots on the field, memorize routines, balance their academic careers, and maintain their social lives.

August 4

Flavors of Youth: International Version-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL


Memories in a bowl of steaming noodles, a fading beauty finding her way and a bittersweet first love -- all in these stories of city life in China.

Mr. Sunshine (Streaming Every Saturday)-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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A young boy who ends up in the U.S. after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident returns to Korea at a historical turning point and falls for a noblewoman.



These uncanny tales reveal a world where individuals face the tragic consequences of social pressure, parental oppression and family dysfunction.

August 5

Paid in Full

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A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.

August 9


A policewoman whose childhood friend disappeared in Patagonia years ago starts a new search to find answers, and soon finds her own life in danger.

The Originals: Season 5

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A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

August 10 

72 Dangerous Animals: Asia-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL


From fangs to claws to venomous stings, they all wield deadly weapons. But which creature will be crowned the fiercest of all?


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Baffling symptoms. Controversial diagnoses. Costly treatments. Seven people with chronic illnesses search for answers -- and relief.

All About the Washingtons-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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Hip-hop icon Rev. Run stars opposite wife Justine in this scripted comedy about one couple’s attempts at balancing work, romance and family chaos.

Demetri Martin: The Overthinker-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL


With his signature one-liners and drawings, Demetri Martin muses on doughnut holes, dogs, sports bars, the alphabet's most aggressive letters and more



In this darkly comic series, a disgraced civil lawyer turned beauty pageant coach takes on a vengeful, bullied teenager as his client.

La casa de las flores-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL


The outward perfection of a family-run flower business hides a dark side rife with dysfunctional secrets in this darkly humorous comedy series.

Million Pound Menu-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL


Next-generation restaurateurs get the chance to open their own pop-up eateries to impress the paying public -- and a panel of discerning investors.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society-- NETFLIX FILM

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A writer bonds with the eccentric residents of Guernsey when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the WWII German occupation.

The Package-- NETFLIX FILM

When five teens go on a spring break camping trip, an unfortunate accident sets off a race against time to save their friend’s most prized possession.

The Ponysitters Club-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL


A young horse enthusiast teams up with her best friends to rescue and rehabilitate animals on her family's beloved ranch.

Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 7-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

After saving Shiro and defeating Lotor, the Paladins are finally able to set a course for Earth. After a perilous journey, they discover that their home planet is not how they left it.


Born without legs and stuck in foster care for years, teenager Zion Clark hopes to overcome his circumstances and become a competitive wrestler.

August 11

No Country for Old Men

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Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

August 13

Alexander: The Ultimate Cut

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Splash and Bubbles: Season 2


A group of fish explore the ocean, learning and making new friends along the way.

The Nut Job

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An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren survive by raiding a nut store, a location that also happens to be a front for a human gang's bank robbery.

August 15

Adventures in Public School

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A socially awkward home-schooled kid forces his way into public-school against his suffocating but loving mother's wishes.


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In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

The 100: Season 5

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Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

August 16

Evan Almighty

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God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.

Wish I Was Here

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A struggling actor, father and husband finds himself at a major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his family and his career.

August 17

Disenchantment-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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This animated series from Matt Groening follows the misadventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf companion and her personal demon.

Magic for Humans-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL


From baffling people on the street to orchestrating elaborate tricks, Justin Willman blends good-natured magic with grown-up laughs.



Pinky Malinky sees the bright side of everything, including being born a hot dog. With his BFFs in tow, this little wiener takes a bite out of life.

Spirit Riding Free: Season 6-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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Lucky and the PALs canter into more adventures with a new chapter of the Frontier Fillies. With each new challenge, Lucky, Spirit and the PALs work together as they run wild and live free.



Designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer show property owners how to turn their short-term rentals into moneymaking showstoppers.


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An aspiring writer with no imagination seeks inspiration for his novel by manipulating the lives of his neighbors so that he can write about them.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before-- NETFLIX FILM

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Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she’s ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out.


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In this offbeat crime series, an online community of amateur sleuths uses an unconventional mashup of high-tech and low-tech methods to solve cases.

August 19

The Investigator: A British Crime Story: Season 2-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL


No body. A condemned husband. A daughter desperate for the truth. The closer you look, the stranger it gets.

August 21

Year One

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After being banished from their tribe, two hunter-gatherers encounter Biblical characters and eventually wind up in the city of Sodom.

August 23


Just months after a tragic loss, detective Sofia Karppi investigates the murder of a woman with ties to a Helsinki construction company.



Follow the reporters at BuzzFeed as they probe topics ranging from quirky internet crazes to safe injection spaces for opioid users.

Great News: Season 1

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A New Jersey mom puts her relationship with her daughter to the test when she lands an internship at her new job, which comes with many challenges.

August 24

Ask the StoryBots: Season 2-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

How do ears hear -- and why can't I eat dessert all the time? The StoryBots tackle these and other tough questions in an all-new season of asks.

Bert Kreischer: Secret Time-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Comedian Bert Kreischer is ready to take his shirt off and “party hardy” with his debut Netflix Original stand-up special, Bert Kreischer: Secret Time. Considered one of the best storytellers of his generation, Bert regales the audience at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia with stories about zip-lining with his family, his daughter practicing softball with an imaginary ball, and upstaging ex-NBA player Ralph Sampson at a childhood basketball camp.


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A newly minted military interrogator arrives at a covert detention center to discover that some of the terrorists held there are not of this world.

The After Party-- NETFLIX FILM

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When an aspiring rapper goes viral for all the wrong reasons, he thinks his career is over. But when his best friend gets them into a wild NYC after party, he gets one more chance to make the impossible happen.


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When a teenage couple runs away to be together, the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 3-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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As the trolls turn a new enemy into a friend, Poppy trains Branch in "hair-jitsu," Smidge woos a crush and DJ Suki learns to throw the best party ever.

Young & Hungry: Season 5

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August 28

The Good Place: Season 2

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A woman struggles to define what it means to be good.

August 29

Inequality for All

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A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.

August 31

Inside the Criminal Mind-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL


Explore the psychological machinations and immoral behavior that define the most nefarious types of criminals.

Ozark: Season 2-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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The Byrdes face danger from every side as the cartel, the Snells and the Langmores all threaten to bring down the new life they’ve built in the Ozarks.



From "Brickleberry" creators Roger Black and Waco O'Guin comes this adult animated comedy about a backwater Southern-fried police department.

The Comedy Lineup: Part 2-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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A cadre of promising up-and-coming comedians delivers a rapid fire series of stand-up performances.

The Laws of Thermodynamics-- NETFLIX FILM

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Jilted by his girlfriend, a man likens his lack of luck in love to the laws of thermodynamics in this documentary-like romantic comedy.

Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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An inspirational group of new contestants who have overcome significant adversity come together to take on the world's toughest obstacle course.


Undercover agent Amelia returns from the jungle with unsettling video footage, sparking a new operation. Arrested drug mule Alejandra is offered a deal.

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