What’s New on Netflix in August 2021

Jason Mamoa runs between two cars in a scene from Sweet Girl

Image: Sweet Girl/Netflix

We don’t really have action movie stars these days—not like we did in the ‘80s and ‘90s, anyway. Who hath begat the likes of Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sly Stallone? No one comes to mind other than lower-tier (and certainly lower budget-commanding) actors the likes of Jason Statham and, somehow, Liam Neeson, and Netflix seems eager to add another to their ranks in Jason Mo

moa with the release of Sweet Girl (Aug.23).

Speaking of Neeson, the film seems to be pretty much in the Taken mold, albeit subbing in evil pharmaceutical companies for evil human traffickers. Mo

moa plays a husband and father whose life begins to unravel after his wife dies due to the unscrupulous actions of a large drug company. He grows determined to seek revenge, and is forced to get violent when his daughter’s life is threatened. (He has a particular set of skills, you see.)

On the gentler side of the Netflix Films release schedule comes a pair of teen-friendly rom-coms: The Kissing Booth 3 (Aug. 11), the thrilling conclusion to the Booth Saga (maybe); and He’s All That (Aug. 27), an opposite gender remake of the ‘90s Rachel Leigh Cook semi-classic She’s All That. Plus, the streamer is throwing a coin to fans of The Witcher who can’t wait for the season two premiere—the anime-style animated series The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (Aug. 23) should help tide you over until the flagship series drops later this year.

Here’s everything else coming to (and leaving) Netflix in August 2021.

What’s coming to Netflix in August 2021

Coming soon (no date announced)

  • Comedy Premium League — Netflix Series
  • D.P. — Netflix Series

Available August 1

  • 30 Rock: Seasons 1-7
  • Beethoven
  • Beethoven’s 2nd
  • Beowulf
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Darwin’s Game
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Five Feet Apart
  • Friday Night Lights: Seasons 1-5
  • Good Luck Chuck
  • The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
  • Hunter X Hunter (2011): Seasons 5-6
  • Inception
  • The Lincoln Lawyer
  • The Losers
  • The Machinist
  • Magnolia
  • Major Payne
  • My Girl
  • My Girl 2
  • The Net
  • The Original Kings of Comedy
  • Pineapple Express
  • Poms
  • Seabiscuit
  • Space Cowboys
  • Team America: World Police

Available August 3

  • Pray Away — Netflix Documentary
  • Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord — Netflix Documentary
  • Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified — Netflix Series

Available August 4

  • Aftermath
  • American Masters: Inventing David Geffen
  • Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami — Netflix Documentary
  • Control Z: Season 2 — Netflix Series
  • Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 3 — Netflix Series
  • Cooking With Paris — Netflix Series

Available August 6

  • Hit & Run — Netflix Series
  • Navarasa — Netflix Series
  • The Swarm — Netflix Film
  • Vivo — Netflix Film

Available August 8

  • Quartet

Available August 9

  • SHAMAN KING — Netflix Anime

Available August 10

  • Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 2 — Netflix Family
  • Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang — Netflix Comedy Special

Available August 10

  • UNTOLD: Malice at the Palace — Netflix Documentary (new films weekly)

Available August 11

  • Bake Squad — Netflix Series
  • The Kissing Booth 3 — Netflix Film
  • La diosa del asfalto
  • Misha and the Wolves — Netflix Documentary

Available August 12

  • AlRawabi School for Girls — Netflix Series
  • Lokillo: Nothing’s the Same — Netflix Comedy Special
  • Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild — Netflix Anime

Available August 13

  • Beckett — Netflix Film
  • Brand New Cherry Flavor — Netflix Series
  • Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 5 — Netflix Family
  • Gone for Good — Netflix Series
  • The Kingdom — Netflix Series
  • Valeria: Season 2 — Netflix Series

Available August 15

  • Mother Goose Club: Seasons 3-4
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai: Season 1
  • Winx Club: Season 6

Available August 16

  • Walk of Shame

Available August 17

  • Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 5 — Netflix Family
  • UNTOLD: Deal with the Devil — Netflix Documentary

Available August 18

  • The Defeated — Netflix Series
  • Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes — Netflix Documentary
  • Out of My League — Netflix Film
  • The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student — Netflix Film

Available August 19

  • Like Crazy

Available August 20

  • The Chair — Netflix Series
  • Everything Will Be Fine — Netflix Series
  • The Loud House Movie — Netflix Family
  • Sweet Girl — Netflix Film

Available August 23

  • The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf — Netflix Anime

Available August 24

  • Oggy Oggy — Netflix Family
  • UNTOLD: Caitlyn Jenner — Netflix Documentary

Available August 25

  • Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed — Netflix Documentary
  • Clickbait — Netflix Series
  • John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer — Netflix Documentary
  • Motel Makeover — Netflix Series
  • The November Man
  • The Old Ways
  • Open Your Eyes — Netflix Series
  • Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes — Netflix Series
  • Rainbow High: Part 2
  • Really Love
  • The River Runner
  • Tayo the Little Bus: Season 4
  • The Water Man

Available August 26

  • EDENS ZERO — Netflix Anime
  • Family Reunion: Part 4 — Netflix Family

Available August 27

  • He’s All That — Netflix Film
  • I Heart Arlo — Netflix Family
  • Titletown High — Netflix Series

Available August 28

  • Bread Barbershop: Season 2
  • Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha — Netflix Series

Available August 31

  • Sparking Joy — Netflix Series
  • UNTOLD: Crime and Penalties — Netflix Documentary

What’s leaving Netflix in August 2021

Leaving August 1

  • American Assassin

Leaving August 4

  • #cats_the_mewvie

Leaving August 7

  • The Promise

Leaving August 9

  • El Cartel: Season 1
  • El Cartel: Season 2
  • Nightcrawler

Leaving August 12

  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Scary Movie 5

Leaving August 14

  • Mother Goose Club: Seasons 1-2

Leaving August 15

  • Jericho: Seasons 1-2
  • Wish I Was Here

Leaving August 20

  • Kill the Irishman
  • Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom
  • The Founder

Leaving August 22

  • 1BR

Leaving August 26

  • The Angry Birds Movie 2

Leaving August 27

  • A Princess for Christmas

Leaving August 29

  • Strange But True

Leaving August 30

  • Casino Royale
  • The Eichmann Show
  • Full Out
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Stranger than Fiction

Leaving August 31

  • Adrift
  • Angel Eyes
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Chinatown
  • The Departed
  • Election
  • The Girl Next Door
  • Hey Arnold! The Movie
  • Hot Rod
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
  • Love Actually
  • Love Happens
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Monsters vs. Aliens
  • The Muppets
  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • Nacho Libre
  • Moon Kingdom
  • Pootie Tang
  • The Prince & Me
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • The Ring
  • Road to Perdition
  • The Social Network
  • Superbad
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife

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