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New on Netflix: August 2019

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The power of professional wrasslin’! A deep dive into anime! And what looks like the best season of Iron Fist yet, only it has nothing to do with that Marvel turd and instead features far better acting and action. Yes I am keen for Wu Assassins and a whole bunch of other content hitting Netflix this month. Spoiler: It’s a lot.

1 August


Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James “Thunder” Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front.

Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due?

50 First Dates

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.

2 August

Dear White People: Volume 3

As the students of Winchester embrace new creative challenges and romantic possibilities, a charismatic professor shakes up life on campus.

Basketball or Nothing

Follow the Chinle High basketball team in Arizona’s Navajo Nation on a quest to win a state championship and bring pride to their isolated community.

Derry Girls: Season 2

Change may finally be coming to Northern Ireland. But the high school hardships of Erin and her friends show no signs of letting up.


Feeling forgotten on Mother’s Day, three best friends leave the suburbs and drive to New York City to surprise their adult sons.

Enter the Anime


Seeking to understand anime, Tania Nolan interviews filmmakers behind notable productions from “Castlevania” to “Aggretsuko,” “Kengan Ashura” and more.

Ask the StoryBots: Season 3

The StoryBots are standing by to field more questions from curious kids — from “Why do people look different?” to “Where does chocolate come from?”

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 3

Catra and Adora journey to the Crimson Waste, looking for redemption and answers, while Hordak’s portal research puts Etheria’s very reality at risk.

4 August

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4

Every Sunday, Hasan Minhaj brings an incisive and nuanced perspective to global news, politics and culture in his unique comedy series.

5 August

No Good Nick: Part 2

Steps away from being exposed as an impostor, Nick works harder, faster and smarter to right the Thompsons’ wrongs and spring her father out of jail.

8 August

The Naked Director (FKA The Emperor of Porn)

In 1980s Japan, one determined man turned every crushing setback into opportunity. His name was Toru Muranishi, and he revolutionized his industry.

Wu Assassins

He’s on a mission to save Chinatown, even if it means killing his own father. Kung Fu meets sci-fi meets Asian street food in Wu Assassins.

Whindersson Nunes: Adulto

Brazilian YouTube sensation Whindersson Nunes revisits his humble beginnings and much more in a series of playful stories and peculiar songs.

9 August


Three teens living in the same São Paulo favela pursue their dreams while maintaining their friendship, amid a world of music, drugs and religion.


Grab the dollar bill, bag a million bucks. Sounds simple, but they should’ve known there’s no such thing as easy money.

Cable Girls: Season 4

Amid social changes in 1931, the friends get tangled in a murder mystery and must work together to solve it before one of them is sentenced to death.

GLOW: Season 3

As the gang kicks off a run of shows in glamorous Las Vegas, power struggles, sexual tension and shifting priorities threaten their bond.

The Family

Investigative journalists expose The Fellowship, a Christian fundamentalist organization quietly operating in the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling

After 20 years in space, Rocko returns to a technologically advanced O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favorite show back on the air.

Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales

Find the fun and adventure of “Spirit Riding Free” in this quick mix of music videos and bite-sized stories featuring Lucky and all of her friends!

The InBESTigators

Four very different kids start their own detective agency and vlog about their adventures, becoming fast friends in the process.

The Book of Henry

Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives.

12 August

Homeland: Season 7

At the end of last season, following an assassination attempt on her life, President Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) broke her promise to Carrie by arresting 200 members of the intelligence community without bringing charges against them, including Saul Berenson. As season seven begins, Carrie has left her job in the White House and moved back to D.C. and is living with her sister Maggie (Amy Hargreaves) to take on the Keane administration and secure the release of the 200. Starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin.

13 August

Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready

Tiffany Haddish presents six up-and-coming comedians performing half-hour stand-up sets.

14 August

Sacred Games: Season 2

As Mumbai’s fate hangs in the balance, Sartaj Singh chases a connection to Ganesh Gaitonde’s third father, an enigmatic guru with a catastrophic plan.

Happy Jail

More than a decade after a viral dance video brought fame, inmates at a Philippine prison try to keep their spirits up in difficult living conditions.

16 August

Better Than Us

A family on the brink of splitting up become the owners of a cutting-edge robot being sought by a corporation, homicide investigators and terrorists.

45 rpm

In 1960s Madrid, music producer Guillermo Rojas launches a rock ‘n’ roll label with the help of aspiring singer Robert and clever producer Maribel.

QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 3

Three football phenoms set for stardom — Spencer Rattler, Lance LeGendre and Nik Scalzo — navigate the ultimate season of their high school careers.

Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez

This gritty dramatization of the life of Carlos Tevez shows his rise to soccer stardom amid the harrowing conditions in Argentina’s Fuerte Apache.


These aren’t ordinary drivers, this isn’t a normal course, and this definitely isn’t a typical race. This is “Hyperdrive.”

Frontera verde/ Green Frontier

When a young Bogotá-based detective gets drawn into the jungle to investigate four femicides, she uncovers magic, Nazis and her own true origins.

La Reina del Sur: Season 2

After living in hiding for nine years, Teresa is forced to confront her past and return to Mexico in order to save her kidnapped daughter, Sofía.

Victim Number 8 (La víctima número 8)

No one can be trusted after a terrorist bombing in Bilbao kills seven and destroys the lives of the suspected jihadi and everyone around him.


The Behavioral Science Unit’s killer instincts move from theory into action when the FBI joins in a high-profile hunt for a serial child murderer.


When a dad-to-be learns he’s actually a sextuplet, he sets off on a wild journey to meet his long-lost family. Marlon Wayans stars as all six siblings.

The Little Switzerland

The discovery of the tomb of William Tell’s son in a town in the Basque Country spurs the village’s cantankerous citizens to lobby for Swiss annexation.


Dr. Lisa Sanders crowdsources diagnoses for rare and mysterious medical conditions in a documentary series based on her New York Times Magazine column.

Ghosts of Sugar Land

Shocked when their friend Mark leaves to join ISIS, a group of Muslim American friends in Texas ponder his fate and why he went down an extremist path.


This mockumentary series follows the peculiar lives of six eccentric — and sometimes obscene — misfits who march to their own beat.

Super Monsters Back to School

Vida’s starting school in Pitchfork Pines, and the Super Monsters are helping their friend adjust to everything that’s new and different.

Cannon Busters

A robot, a renegade and a sensational pink Cadillac join the infectiously upbeat friendship droid S.A.M. on her quest to find her missing best friend.

Along Came Polly

Directed by John Hamburg and starring Bryan Brown, Ben Stiller, Ben Stiller, Bob Dishy, Michele Lee. Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller) is a guy who’s spent his entire life playing it safe. Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston) is irresistible as a free-spirit who lives for the thrill of the moment. When these two comically mismatched souls collide, Reuben’s world is turned upside down, as he makes an uproarious attempt to change his life from middle-of-the-road to totally-out-there!

American Pie Presents: Beta House

It’s pledge time, and as fraternity row becomes rife with eager young freshman looking to make an impression on campus, the stage is set for Greek rivalry so fierce it will resurrect a competition that was previously banned by the administration. Great Falls high school graduates Erik and Cooze are about to become college freshmen, and once they do, the campus of a modest Michigan college will never be the same.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

When Sarah Marshall dumps aspiring musician Peter Bretter for rock star Aldous Snow, Peter’s world comes crashing down. His best friend suggests that Peter should get away from everything and to fly off to Hawaii to escape all his problems. After arriving in Hawaii and meeting the beautiful Rachel Jansen, Peter is shocked to see not only Aldous Snow in Hawaii, but also Sarah Marshall.

20 August

Simon Amstell: Set Free

He’s looking for validation. He’s settling for something close. Say hello to the humor and humanity of Simon Amstell.

21 August

Designated Survivor: 60 days

When the National Assembly suffers a catastrophic attack, Minister of Environment Park Mu-jin must find a way to lead Korea through the ensuing chaos.

American Factory

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

22 August

Love Alarm

In a world where an app alerts people if someone in the vicinity likes them, Kim Jojo experiences young love while coping with personal adversities.

23 August

Rust Valley Restorers

Old-school auto enthusiast Mike Hall, his pal Avery and son Connor go the extra mile to restore retro cars — and hopefully turn a profit.

Sarah Geronimo: This 15 Me

El Pepe: Una vida suprema

This documentary follows José “Pepe” Mujica, former political prisoner turned Uruguayan president, as he talks about his life, ideals and the future.


A former LIVE scientist’s daughter may hold the key to exposing its crimes, if James can keep her alive and the SSC can fend off their new director.

27 August

Million Pound Menu: Season 2

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

Orange Is the New Black: Season 6

In the wake of the riot, some of the women are sent to Litchfield Max, where a deadly rivalry between cellblocks has raged for decades.

TERRACE HOUSE: TOKYO 2019-2020: Part 2

The only things provided are the house, the cars and the housemates. And for the first time, they’re living the big city life.

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 7

The party keeps on going for Poppy, Branch and the others from DreamWorks Animation’s hit Trolls (2016).

29 August

Workin’ Moms: Season 3

Maternity leave is over and it’s time for these four moms to return to work while navigating kids, bosses, love and life in modern-day Toronto.

Falling Inn Love

Romance and remodeling collide when a corporate exec (Christina Milian) wins a New Zealand inn that lacks curb appeal. Enter a handsome contractor …


Tells the story of Allan Kardec, from his days as an educator to his contribution to the spiritist codification.

30 August

13 Commandments

Amid a growing media frenzy, two Belgian detectives pursue a serial killer who’s inspired by the Ten Commandments and intent on creating a spectacle.

Last Updated: July 31, 2019


  1. Dear White People tomorrow, weekend viewing plan sorted.


  2. Yahtzee

    July 31, 2019 at 12:00

    Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales



  3. For the Emperor!

    July 31, 2019 at 12:08

    I’ll give Wu Assassins a go. Also perhaps 50 first dates 🙂


  4. HvR

    July 31, 2019 at 12:25

    So it has become time to pause Netflix. Had high hopes for Another Life …. but alas time to Prime it up


    • Yahtzee

      July 31, 2019 at 12:31

      Damnit… I was suppose to start Another Life yesterday (got drunk), but now I keep hearing it’s kek. And I only have one season of Brooklyn 99 left.


      • HvR

        July 31, 2019 at 14:44

        Only thing that makes it barely watchable is Katee Sackhoff

        Another one of those not a sci-fi but angsty young adults in space dramas.
        Cheap effects, crappy sets and probably the shittiest space suits in any space drama


        • Yahtzee

          July 31, 2019 at 14:55

          So it’s another The 100 all over again.


          • Admiral Chief Umbra

            July 31, 2019 at 18:11

            The 100 also kak?

          • Yahtzee

            July 31, 2019 at 18:20

            It starts good and then just becomes kak fast.

          • Admiral Chief Umbra

            July 31, 2019 at 18:30

            FFS, so where can I legit watch the Expanse?

          • Yahtzee

            July 31, 2019 at 19:51

            It’s a Prime exclusive aint it?

          • Admiral Chief Umbra

            July 31, 2019 at 20:15

            Yes. But I believe it arrrr blocked?

          • Yahtzee

            August 1, 2019 at 02:31

            I’m pretty sure you don’t need a VPN to watch prime.

          • Pariah

            August 1, 2019 at 02:05

            It is now, yeah

          • Yahtzee

            August 1, 2019 at 09:20

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 1, 2019 at 13:31

            You’d have disposable income if you didn’t waste all your money on RGB & TeamGreen.

      • Admiral Chief Umbra

        July 31, 2019 at 14:44

        We are almost (re)done with S5 B99 as well.

        S6 is available elsewharrrrrrr apparrrrently?


    • Admiral Chief Umbra

      July 31, 2019 at 12:31

      Another Life, is it kek?


      • HvR

        July 31, 2019 at 12:38

        Very, see my reply to Yahtzee below


        • Admiral Chief Umbra

          July 31, 2019 at 12:38

          Thanks, saved me a lot of drrramaz


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