New on Netflix US: August offers The Get Down, lots of choices for kids

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Baz Luhrmann’s music-driven drama, The Get Down, is undoubtedly this month’s main draw.

Summer is drawing to a close, and that means that kids will be back in school. Netflix is giving kids one last hurrah before then with loads of new programming options for younger viewers. Add in some stand up comedy, and The Get Down, and you’ve got some quality August entertainment coming from Netflix US. Take a look at what you can catch on the streaming service starting in August. If you’re in Canada, check out what’s new on Netflix Canada for the month.

Netflix Original Series and Specials

The main draw this month is undoubtedly The Get Down. This music-driven drama has a pedigree like you wouldn’t believe, starting at the top with Baz Luhrmann, and extending through to the writers, directors, and hip-hop legends — Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, and Afrika Bambaataa — that are consulting on the show. You’ll be able to get down with The Get Down on August 12th.

I mentioned stand up comedy? Well, there are a few heavyweights with new specials debuting on Netflix in August. Up first, David Cross, with his stand up special Making America Great Again! Fans can expect a raucous, raunchy, and decidedly not-safe-for-kids experience when this stand up special hits on August 5th.

Later in the month, a pair of comedy legends, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy team up in their new special We’ve Been Thinking… We don’t know much about this special, but I can almost guarantee there will be at least a few “you might be a redneck” jokes. You can catch the special when it arrives for streaming on August 26th.

Netflix Original Films and Documentaries

Starting off the trend of child-friendly entertainment, we’ll see the debut of The Little Prince on August 5th. An animated telling of the classic story including a stellar voice cast, the trailer shows us a very stylized take on the story of The Little Prince.

XOXO follows six strangers whose lives collide in one frenetic, dream-chasing, hopelessly romantic night. Featuring Sarah Hyland of Modern Family, XOXO will be available to stream on August 26th.

The documentary Fearless follows a group of Brazilian bull riders as they make their way to the championships in Las Vegas. You can watch their journey starting on August 19th. Also on the 19th, check out I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, the documentary following the journey of EDM superstar Steve Aoki as he heads to play the biggest show of his career at Madison Square Garden.

Netflix Original Series For Kids

Here’s the mother load for the month… August 3rd brings the debut of a new series, Beat Bugs. This story follows five young bugs and their adventures in an overgrown back yard. Their stories are inspired by Beatles songs.

Ever After High: Epic Winter returns with a new season on August 5th, where a curse on the Snow King causes global freezing, Crystal Winter and her pals must find a cure, or they’ll all live winterly ever after!

Season 2 of Project Mc² kicks off on August 12th. The show follows the exploits of a group of girls who are not only smart, but are secretly spies that use science and technology to take down the bad guys.

A brand new show for kids, Ask The StoryBots comes to the streaming service on August 12th. Based on the award-winning educational apps, the StoryBots are curious little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens and go on fun adventures to help answer kids’ questions.

Three brand new kids shows on Netflix in August? That’s right. Up next is the premiere of Bottersnikes & Grumbles, coming on August 19th.

Rounding out the month for kids are the second seasons for Puffin Rock, Dawn of the Croods, and Glitter Force. Puffins return on August 17th, while Croods and Glitter will arrive on August 26th.

New TV Series/Season

You can catch the following TV shows/seasons on Netflix US starting in August

August 1

  • Masha and the Bear (Season 2) ­ — NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
  • NCIS (Season 13)
  • Roseanne Collection (Collection 3)

August 3

  • Beat Bugs (Season 1) — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL

August 5

  • Ever After High: Epic Winter ­ — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL

August 9

  • Real Husbands of Hollywood (Season 4)

August 12

  • Ask the StoryBots (Season 1) ­ — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Get Down ­(Season 1a) — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Project Mc2 (Season 2) ­ — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL

August 17

  • Puffin Rock (Season 2) ­ — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL

August 19

  • Bottersnikes and Gumbles (Season 1) ­ — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Fearless (Season 1) ­ — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL

August 22

  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (The Seventeenth Year)

August 26

  • Dawn of the Croods (Season 2) ­ — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Glitter Force (Season 2) ­ — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Once Upon a Time (Season 5)

August 31

  • Ku’damm 56 (Season 1)

New Movies

August 1

  • The American Side (2016)
  • An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
  • APEX: The Story of the Hypercar (2016)
  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)
  • Big Daddy (1999)
  • Black Widow (1987)
  • Critical Condition (1987)
  • Deadfall (2012)
  • Destination: Team USA (2016)
  • Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie ­ — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Family Man (2000)
  • The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  • Final Destination 3 (2006)
  • From the Terrace (1960)
  • Holding the Man (2015) ­ — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • How To Win The US Presidency (2016)
  • In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
  • ISIS: Women Unveiled (2016)
  • Memoria (2015)
  • The Naked Prey (1966)
  • Pay It Forward (2000)
  • The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • Sliding Doors (1998)
  • Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
  • Teacher’s Pet (1958)
  • The Verdict (1982)
  • The Wedding Planner (2001)
  • What Women Want (2000)
  • [email protected] (2007)
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

August 5

  • David Cross: Making America Great Again (2016) ­ — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Little Prince (2016) ­ — ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016)
  • Slow TV: National Firewood Evening (2016)
  • Slow TV: National Firewood Morning (2016)
  • Slow TV: National Firewood Night (2016)
  • Slow TV: National Knitting Evening (2016)
  • Slow TV: National Knitting Morning (2016)
  • Slow TV: National Knitting Night (2016)
  • Slow TV: Northern Passage (2016)
  • Slow TV: Northern Railway (2016)
  • Slow TV: Salmon Fishing (2016)
  • Slow TV: The Telemark Canal (2016)
  • Slow TV: Train Ride Bergen to Oslo (2016)

August 6

  • The Confirmation (2016)

August 9

  • T­Rex (2015)

August 10

  • St. Vincent (2014)

August 11

  • Flight of the Butterflies (2012)
  • No Country for Old Men (2007)

August 13

  • 13 Cameras (2016)

August 15

  • Louis CK: Live at the Comedy Store (2015)

August 16

  • Let’s Go to Prison (2006)
  • Our Last Tango (2015)

August 17

  • The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)
  • The Last Heist (2016)

August 19

  • I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead ­— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

August 21

  • Maz Jobrani: I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV (2015)

August 23

  • Septembers of Shiraz (2015)

August 25

  • The Road (2009)

August 26

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
  • Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking… ­ — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • XOXO (2016) ­ — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

August 27

  • Rams (2015)

August 29

  • The State of Marriage (2015)

Last Chance to Watch on Netflix US

We hate to see them go, but these movies and shows will be leaving Netflix US in August:

August 1

  • Addams Family Values (1993)
  • The Best Man (1999)
  • Bowfinger (1999)
  • The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
  • Jennifer 8 (1992)
  • Johnny English (2003)
  • The Nutty Professor (1996)
  • The Replacements (2000)
  • Roseanne Collection: Collection 2 (1996)
  • Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
  • The Sandlot (1993)
  • Suspect Zero (2004)
  • Teen Witch (1989)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
  • Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
  • Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
  • The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

August 11

  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

August 14

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog (Season 1­2)
  • Clifford’s Puppy Days (Season 1­2)

August 15

  • Charlie’s Angels (2000)
  • Wish Upon a Star (1996)

August 16

  • Inside Man (2006)

August 20

  • Harry the Bunny (2009)

August 23

  • Blitz (2011)

August 27

  • The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

August 30

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

August 31

  • Death Note (2006)
  • Naruto Shippûden the Movie: Bonds (2008)
  • Naruto Shippuden: The Movie (2007)
  • Zathura (2005)

So… We’ve got some good stuff coming, and some good stuff leaving Netflix in August. What are you happiest to see on its way? What’s the most disappointing thing leaving? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

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