New on Netflix: August brings the battles of “Good vs. Evil”

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Summer break is nearly over and the kids will be heading back to school in no time. In August, Netflix is focusing on “Good vs. Evil” in more ways than one. Some are pretty straightforward, such as Marvel’s The Defenders on August 18th, or Death Note on August 25th. Some are a bit more abstract, but should still provide some quality entertainment on the days when it’s just too hot to go outside. Keep reading for a rundown of what’s coming and going on our new on Netflix August lists for the US and Canada.

As a reminder shows that are coming to the U.S. only will be marked with (US), and likewise for shows coming to Canada (CA) only. If a show or movie isn’t marked with either US or CA, it will be coming to both services. Netflix has been kind enough to indicate which shows are available to view offline as well, which we’ve indicated by marking them with  after the title.

Before we get started, check out the Netflix August sizzle reel for the U.S.:

…and Canada.

Without further ado, check out what’s coming to Netflix U.S. and Netflix Canada in August.

Netflix Original Series

We’ll just get this one out of the way, since it’s likely to be one of the most popular additions this month. August 18th brings Marvel’s The Defenders:

It will take an epic team of heroes to save New York City. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage come together in The Defenders.

Other highlights for August include:

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (August 4th)

Ten years after the original film, fans can finally find out what happened to their favorite campers and counselors in this eight-episode series.

Atypical (August 11th)

Sam, an 18-year old on the autism spectrum, takes a funny, yet painful journey of self-discovery for love and independence.

Disjointed (August 25th)

She’s living her dream as the owner of a cannabis dispensary. She and the budtenders — her son and a guard — are pretty much constantly high.

Netflix Original Films

The big film addition comes on August 25th with the addition of Death Note:

Intoxicated by the power of a supernatural notebook, a young man begins killing those he deems unworthy of life. Based on the famous Japanese manga.


Rob’s madly in love and about to be married. Unfortunately, he’s also naked, stuck in an elevator and caught in a time loop.

Netflix Original Comedy Specials

As usual, Netflix has a variety of comedy specials coming to the steaming service this month, including:

Maz Jobrani: Immigrant (August 1st)

Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo (August 15th)

Country music star Brad Paisley hosts a night of music and laughs with comics Nate Bargatze, John Heffron, Sarah Tiana, Mike E. Winfield and Jon Reep.

Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast (August 22nd)

Unbashed New Yorker Lynne Koplitz offers a woman’s take on being crazy, the benefits of childlessness and the three things all men really want.

Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face (August 29th)

Small-town native Ryan Hamilton talks about adjusting to life as a clean-living comedian in New York City in this new stand-up special.

Netflix Original Documentaries

Only one documentary coming to the streaming service this month, be sure to check out ICARUS on August 4th.

Netflix Original Series For Kids

Of course Netflix could never leave the kids (or even some of the big kids) out in August. Check out some highlights for kids coming in August.

Voltron: Legendary Defender – Season 3 (August 4th)

Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh – Season 3 (August 11th)

A misfit alien named Oh moves in with Tip and her family, in a series that picks up the dynamic duo’s adventures where the hit film left off.

Dinotrux – Season 5 (August 18th)

Half dinosaur, half construction truck, full-on fun! Wtach giant Ty Rux, his little buddy Revvit and the crew come fact-to-face with evil D-Structs.

Dreamworks Dragons: Race to the Edge – Season 5 (August 25th)

 From the creator of “How to Train Your Dragon” comes an all-new Netflix original series that takes Hiccup and Toothless to the edge of adventure!

New TV Series/Seasons

August sees the following TV series and seasons being added to the Netflix roster:

August 1

  • Crematorium: Season 1 (US)
  • Land Girls – Series 1 – 3 ⇓ CA)
  • Ripper Street: Season 5 (CA)
  • Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2 Part B (new episodes weekly) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL (CA)
  • Surviving Escobar – Alias JJ: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 
  • The Hollywood Masters: Season 1 (US)
  • The Royal House of Windsor: Season 1 

August 4

  • Chelsea: Season 2 (new episodes weekly)- NETFLIX ORIGINAL  (CA)
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later – Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL 

August 8

  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Season 7 

August 11

  • Atypical: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL 
  • Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL ⇓
  • True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGNAL (US)
  • White Gold: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

August 15

  • Murderous Affair: Season 1  (US)

August 18

  • Dinotrux: Season 5 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Glitter Force Doki Doki: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Marvel’s The Defenders: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

August 21

  • Gomorrah: Season 2 (US)

August 22

  • How to Get Away with Murder: Season 3 (CA)
  • The Blacklist: Season 4  (CA)

August 25

  • Disjointed: Part 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 5 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Once Upon a Time: Season 6 (US)
  • The Mist: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL (CA)

August 29

  • The Good Place: Season 1 (US)

New Movies

The following movies are coming to Netflix this month:

August 1

  • A Cinderella Story (US)
  • Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock ⇓ (CA)
  • Bad Santa (US)
  • Boychoir ⇓ (CA)
  • Cloud Atlas (US)
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (CA)
  • Everyone’s Hero (US)
  • Ex Machina (CA)
  • Funny Games (US)
  • Innerspace (US)
  • It Follows ⇓ (CA)
  • Jackie (CA)
  • Jackie Brown (US)
  • Lord of War ⇓ (US)
  • Maz Jobrani: Immigrant — NETFLIX ORIGINAL  
  • Nola Circus (US)
  • Opening Night 
  • Planet of the Apes (CA)
  • Practical Magic (US)
  • Rules Don’t Apply (CA)
  • Sleepy Hollow (US)
  • Small Soldiers (US)
  • Still Alice (CA)
  • The Addams Family (US)
  • The Astronaut’s Wife (US)
  • The Bomb (US)
  • The Last Mimzy (US)
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (CA)
  • The Matrix (US)
  • The Matrix Reloaded (US)
  • The Matrix Revolutions (US)
  • The Number 23 (US)
  • The Truth About Alcohol  (US)
  • The Wedding Party (US)
  • Tie The Knot (US)
  • Walking with the Enemy (CA)
  • Who Gets the Dog? (US)
  • Wild Wild West (US)
  • Woman in Gold ⇓ (CA)
  • Words and Pictures  (CA)

August 2

  • Hook (CA)
  • Jab We Met (US)
  • The Founder 

August 3

  • Sing (US)
  • The Invisible Garden ⇓ (US)
  • The Truman Show ⇓ (CA)

August 4

  • Alan Saldaña: Mi vida de pobre – Netflix Original (CA)
  • ICARUS – Netflix Original 
  • Insidious: Chapter 3 (CA)

August 5

  • Holes (US)

August 9

  • Black Site Delta (US)

August 10

  • Diary of an Exorcist – Zero (US)
  • Psycho (CA)
  • Ricki and the Flash ⇓ (CA)

August 11

  • Allied (CA)
  • Naked – Netflix Original Film 

August 13

  • Arthur and the Invisibles (US)
  • Hot Property (US)
  • Mission Control: The unsung Heroes of Apollo (US)

August 14

  • Pan (CA)
  • The Outcasts (US)
  • Urban Hymn ⇓ (US)

August 15

  • All These Sleepless Nights 
  • Barbeque
  • Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo – Netflix Original 
  • 21 (US)
  • A New Economy ⇓ (US)
  • Donald Cried  (US)
  • My Ex-Ex  (US)
  • The Sweet Life 

August 16

  • Gold (US)
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler  (CA)
  • RV (CA)

August 17

  • Minority Report  (CA)

August 18

  • I Am Sam  (US)
  • The Bye Bye Man  (CA)
  • What Happened to Monday – Netflix Original Film (US)

August 19

  • Hide and Seek  (US)

August 20

  • Camera Store  (US)

August 21

  • AWOL  (US)
  • Bad Rap  (US)
  • Beautiful Creatures (US)
  • Unacknowledged (US only, available for streaming in CA)

August 22

  • Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast – Netflix Original 
  • Sadie’s Las Days on Earth  (US)
  • The Intern (CA)

August 23

  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective  (CA)
  • Feel Rich (US)

August 24

  • Fences  (CA)
  • School of Rock  (CA)
  • Sixteen Candles  (CA)

August 25

  • Death Note – Netflix Original Film 
  • Love & Mercy  (CA)

August 26

  • Personal Shopper ⇓ (CA)

August 29

  • Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack 
  • Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face – Netflix Original

August 30

  • The Perfect Guy  (CA)
  • War Room  (CA)

August 31

  • Be Afraid  (US)

Last Chance to Watch on Netflix U.S.

The following movies & shows are leaving Netflix U.S. in August:

August 1

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Justice League Unlimited: Season 1 – Season 2
  • Justice League: Season 1 – Season 2
  • Babe
  • Babe Winkelman’s Outdoor Secrets: 2014: Quarter 4
  • Babe: Pig in the City
  • Beneath the Helmet
  • Black Widow
  • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
  • Electric Slide
  • Elizabethtown
  • From the Terrace
  • From Time to Time
  • Goodbye World
  • Horsemen
  • Hunter X Hunter : Season 1 – Season 5
  • Josef Fritzl: Story of a Monster
  • Malibu’s Most Wanted
  • Prefontaine
  • Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
  • Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery
  • Teacher’s Pet
  • The Delivery Man: Season 1
  • The Diabolical
  • The Heavy Water War: Season 1
  • The Hunt: Season 1
  • The Little Engine That Could
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie
  • The Verdict
  • Young Justice: Season 1 – Season 2
  • Young@Heart
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno

August 4

  • Superbad

August 5

  • Pelican Dreams
  • Personal Gold: An Underdog Story

August 6

  • Human Capital
  • The Spoils of Babylon: Season 1

August 9

  • The Five Venoms

August 10

  • Dope

August 11

  • Four Blood Moons
  • Jesus People: The Movie
  • Patch Town
  • Two Days, One Night

August 14

  • Drones
  • Food Matters

August 15

  • American Dad!: Season 1 – Season 4
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Changing Seas: Season 3 – Season 6
  • Close Quarter Battle: Season 1
  • The New Frontier: Season 1
  • Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries: Season 1

August 23

  • The Summer of Sangaile

August 24

  • Gun Woman

August 25

  • October Gale
  • Paratodos
  • The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

August 28

  • Revenge: Season 1 – Season 4

August 30

  • The League: Season 1 – Season 7

August 31

  • Space Warriors

Last Chance to Watch on Netflix Canada

The following movies & shows are leaving Netflix Canada in August:

August 1

  • Fantastic Four

August 2

  • Run All Night

August 4

  • Ultimate Spider-Man – Season 1

August 10

  • American Pie Presents: Band Camp
  • Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
  • Notting Hill

August 11

  • Sleeping Beauty

August 28

  • Goodbye to All That

August 31

  • The Hotwives of Orlando

And there you have what’s new and what’s leaving Netflix in August. Let us know what you’re looking forward to watching this month in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Last Updated on July 30, 2017.

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