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What’s new on Netflix in August 2018

Here's everything to look forward to.

Aug 1, 2018, 6:30 am

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Austin Powell

What’s new on Netflix in August 2018? Plenty.

August marks Netflix’s biggest month ever for original releases, with nearly 50 new shows and movies coming online over the course of the month. That includes season 2 of Ozark, the gritty Spanish drama Cocaine Coast, and Like Father, a blockbuster comedy that brings together Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammar, and Seth Rogen.

Here’s everything you have to look forward to—and what’s leaving the service soon. (For a deeper dive into upcoming Netflix release dates, check out our rolling guide here.)

What’s new on Netflix in August 2018: Editor’s picks

The Skin of the Wolf

The Skin of the Wolf is a gorgeously shot and stark drama about a rough-around-the-edges animal trapper named Martinon (Mario Casas), who lives in an abandoned northeastern Spain outpost. Martinon acquires a wife named Pascuala (Ruth Diaz) to quell his loneliness, and he quickly learns she isn’t built for the rough terrain and inclement weather. After she falls ill, he’s forced to care for her and the unborn child inside. In the course of two short-lived “relationships,” Martinon is faced with life-and-death consequences that abruptly civilize him. As they say, life comes at you fast. —Michelle Jaworski

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Calibre

A python has never choked me out, but I imagine watching Netflix’s Calibre is a reasonable approximation. The movie starts with hedonistic bachelor Marcus (Martin McCann) and nebbish father-to-be Vaughn (Jack Lowden) getting away for a weekend hunting trip in the Scottish Highlands. When you have a person reticent to shoot a gun prodded along by someone excited to shoot, well, bad things tend to happen. Writer and director Matt Palmer shows restraint throughout by keeping the story tightly contained, making Calibre a thrilling descent into darkness. —Eddie Strait

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The Comedy Lineup

Netflix continues shifting the sands of the hourglass with The Comedy Lineup, which sees 15-minute sets from eight comedians: Michelle Buteau, Sabrina Jalees, Tim Dillon, Jak Knight, Ian Karmel, Taylor Tomlinson, Phil Wang, and Sam Jay. The program feels more timely than many hourlong specials, and with four women on the lineup, there is more pronounced commentary on sexual assault and Me Too. Michelle Buteau assures men that “nobody wants to see your dick,” while Sabrina Jalees addresses the predator purge via a squirrel analogy. Karmel gets especially meta when he challenges one idea about the structure of a comedy show, telling the audience that he knows a set has to end with some “really big joke” because that’s the “social contract” we’ve all entered into. But is that really what you want? —Audra Schroeder

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What’s new on Netflix in August 2018

Aug. 1

Batman Begins
Chernobyl Diaries
Clerks
Constantine
Dreamcatcher
Edge of Fear
Eraser
Gran Torino
House of Deadly Secrets
Los tiempos de Pablo Escobar: Season 1
Million Dollar Baby
No Reservations
Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Moby
Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Nile Rodgers
Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Noel Gallagher
Once in a Lifetime Sessions with TLC
P.S. I Love You
Secretariat
Silverado
Steel Magnolias
Stripes
SwitchedNETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Aviator
The Golden Compass
The Informant!
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Aug. 2

Emelie

Aug. 3

Brij Mohan Amar RaheNETFLIX FILM
Cocaine CoastNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dinotrux Supercharged: Season 3NETFLIX ORIGINAL
I AM A KILLERNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Like FatherNETFLIX FILM
Marching Orders– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Aug. 4

Flavors of Youth: International Version– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mr. Sunshine (Streaming Every Saturday)– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
On Children– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Aug. 5

Paid in Full

Aug. 9

Perdida– NETFLIX FILM
The Originals: Season 5

Aug. 10

72 Dangerous Animals: Asia– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Afflicted– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
All About the WashingtonsNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Demetri Martin: The OverthinkerNETFLIX ORIGINAL
InsatiableNETFLIX ORIGINAL
La casa de las floresNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Million Pound MenuNETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyNETFLIX FILM
The PackageNETFLIX FILM
The Ponysitters ClubNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 7NETFLIX ORIGINAL
ZionNETFLIX ORIGINAL

Aug. 11

No Country for Old Men

Aug. 13

Alexander: The Ultimate Cut
Splash and Bubbles: Season 2
The Nut Job

Aug. 15

Adventures in Public School
Hostiles
The 100: Season 5

Aug. 16

Evan Almighty
Wish I Was Here

Aug. 17

Disenchantment NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Magic for HumansNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Pinky MalinkyNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Spirit Riding Free: Season 6NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Stay HereNETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Motive– NETFLIX FILM
To All The Boys I’ve Loved BeforeNETFLIX FILM
UltravioletNETFLIX ORIGINAL

Aug. 19

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

Aug. 21

Year One

Aug. 23

Deadwind– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Follow ThisNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Great News: Season 1

Aug. 24

whats new on netflix august 2018 - the innocents

The InnocentsNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ask the StoryBots: Season 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Bert Kreischer: Secret TimeNETFLIX ORIGINAL
GhoulNETFLIX ORIGINAL
The After PartyNETFLIX FILM
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 3NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Young & Hungry: Season 5

Aug. 28

The Good Place: Season 2

Aug. 29

Inequality for All

Aug. 31

whats new on netflix august 2018 - ozark

Ozark: Season 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Inside the Criminal Mind– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Paradise PDNETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Comedy Lineup: Part 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Laws of Thermodynamics– NETFLIX FILM
Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the FittestNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Undercover Law– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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What’s leaving Netflix in August 2018

Aug. 1

3000 Miles to Graceland
Adventures in Babysitting
Can’t Buy Me Love
Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot: Season 1
Finding Dory
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Reasonable Doubt
The Killing: Seasons 1-3
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Aug. 2

10 Rules for Sleeping Around

Aug. 5

13 Assassins

Aug. 6

Welcome to Me

Aug. 10

St. Vincent

Aug. 12

For a Good Time, Call…

Aug. 13

Help, I’ve Shrunk the Family

Aug. 16

Being Flynn
Enter the Battlefield
Jem and the Holograms: Seasons 1-3
Littlest Pet Shop: Seasons 2-4
Pariah
Pound Puppies: Seasons 1-3
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Season 2
Transformers Prime: Seasons 2-3
Transformers: Rescue Bots: Seasons 2-4

Aug. 23

Sausage Party

Aug. 25

The Road

Still not sure what to watch tonight? Here are our guides for the absolute best movies on Netflix, must-see Netflix original series, documentaries, docuseries, and movies.

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*First Published: Aug 1, 2018, 6:30 am