Many families are getting ready to head back to the school year. So, it’s nice to know after battling the shopping crowds, we’ll find plenty of entertainment to chill out on Netflix in August 2019.
And even if you don’t have to battle the checkout lanes, the dog days of summer mean you might be spending more time indoors. So, what better way to stay cool than checking out the latest new releases on Netflix?
July was pretty massive for Netflix Originals. So, if you haven’t had a chance, you can catch up on the new season of “Stranger Things” and the series finale of “Orange Is the New Black.”
However, if you’re ready for even fresher content, read on.
New Stuff to Check Out on Netflix in August 2019
New Netflix Original comedy shows to watch out for include Season 3 of “G.L.O.W.” And crime drama fans will be excited to get Season 2 of “Mindhunter.” Next, for the kids (and fantasy fans), “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” drops on Netflix in August 2019, too!
So much good stuff!
Some notable classics and older titles coming to Netflix in August 2019 include “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.” Rom-Com fans get the heartwarming “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Groundhog Day.” And for your next movie marathon, you can stream “Rocky” through “Rocky V.”
Notable Netflix Originals
Obviously, Netflix has learned how to turn out hit series and keep us asking for more! Here are some original programs you’ll want to check out from Netflix in August 2019.
‘G.L.O.W.,’ Season 3
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back for Season 3, and if you haven’t taken a chance on this smart, hilarious series, you need to catch up now.
This season, they’re aiming for the big time with a big show in Las Vegas. And this ‘80s nostalgia contender is sure to leave you laughing. Try to resist the urge to rat and Aquanet your hair and don spandex.
“G.L.O.W.,” Season 3 drops on Friday, August 9.
‘Mindhunter,’ Season 2
This binge-worthy true-crime drama had tongues wagging when the first season dropped in 2017. And it’s been way too long waiting for the next installment. Our wait is over!
This drama follows the FBI as it seeks to understand the psyches of serial killers. In Season 1, we got a look inside the mind of the notorious BTK killer. In Season 2, we seek answers from the Son of Sam and Manson Murders.
From Netflix: “How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?”
Mindhunters, Season 2 premieres Friday, August 16.
Notable Family Titles Added
While we sometimes get far too many reboots and remakes, we can’t argue with these two restored gems coming to Netflix in August 2019.
The ‘90s were the heyday of animation, with cartoons that elevated the usual Saturday-morning fare into real art. And most of all, both parents and kids loved these shows. There was subtle wit for the adults and relatable hijinks for the youngsters.
So, when we found out that Netflix would make a home for these two classic ‘90s cartoons, we were over the moon.
Grab back a little of your childhood before school’s back in session with these fab animated reboots.
‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’
This old Nickelodeon cartoon from 1993 to 1996 is sure to be a hit with Millenials nostalgic for their childhood. In this new reboot, Rocko has returned from space after 25 years. Now, he and his friends have to deal with all the latest technology.
With that plotline, and the original theme song by the B-52s, their GenX parents will probably love it too.
‘Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus’
When Zim originally came to Earth to conquer our species, he found nothing but trouble from his arch-nemesis, paranormal investigator Dib.
“Invader Zim” missed some of the early 1990s excitement for this new type of cartoon, since it didn’t release until 2001. Sadly, some of the final episodes never even aired. But audiences loved it and remember it fondly.
Invader Zim is back, and Dib is ready to take him down.
Classic Comedies on Netflix in August 2019
Not only did the 1990s give us great animated shows for the whole family, we also got some classic comedy movies that easily still stands up against current fare.
This piece of magical realism whimsy is another genius brainchild of the late Harold Ramis. It’s also been lauded as the ultimate “Buddhist Rom-Com.”
But while there are some lessons to learn about ego, karma, and compassion, it doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of laughs. After all, it does star Bill Murray.
And that doesn’t mean there aren’t any sweet, romantic moments. After all, it also stars Andie McDowell.
If you haven’t seen this 1993 charmer, now is the time. Funny, feel good. What more do you need?
Watch “Groundhog Day” streaming on Netflix in August 2019, starting on day one.
‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’
From 1994, you get another sweet rom-com with Andie McDowell, you’ll also get Hugh Grant and lots of sentiment in this Richard Curtis film. And keep your eyes peeled for the Rowan Atkinson cameo.
Originally a low-budget movie, it garnered plenty of buzz at the box office and even a couple of Oscar noms. Grant won best actor awards at the Golden Globes and BAFTA. This is the movie that put Grant on the map.
“Four Weddings” drops on the first on Netflix in August 2019
‘To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar’
Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes brought us this comedy classic in 1995. This surprising comedy about a troupe of Drag performers and their adventures got mixed reviews but was a hit at the box office.
And while some think it’s just an Americanized version of the critically acclaimed Australian movie “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” it’s still a fun road trip movie.
You’ll find it streaming on August 1.
Everything Coming to Netflix in August 2019
If you’re wondering what to expect on Netflix next month, here is the list of what we know to date. For subscribers in the United States, these are the Originals and licensed shows and movies scheduled to appear on Netflix in August 2019.
Are We Done Yet?
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Now and Then
Sex and the City: The Movie
Something’s Gotta Give
The Bank Job
The House Bunny
The Sinner: Julian
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Ask the StoryBots: Season 3 — Netflix Family Series
Basketball or Nothing — Netflix Original Documentary Series
Dear White People: Volume 3 — Netflix Original Series
Derry Girls: Season 2 — Netflix Original Series
Otherhood — Netflix Original Movie
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 3 — Netflix Family Series
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4 — Netflix Original Standup Comedy
Enter the Anime — Netflix Original Documentary
No Good Nick: Part 2 — Netflix Family Series
Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That
Dollar — Netflix Original Series
Jane The Virgin: Season 5
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
The Naked Director — Netflix Original Series
Wu Assassins — Netflix Original Series
Cable Girls: Season 4 — Netflix Original Series
The Family — Netflix Original Documentary Series
GLOW: Season 3 — Netflix Original Series
The InBESTigators — Netflix Family Series
iZombie: Season 5
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling — Netflix Family Movie
Sintonia — Netflix Original Series
Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales — Netflix Family Series
Knightfall: Season 2
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready — Netflix Original Standup Comedy
The 100: Season 6
Cannon Busters — Netflix Original Anime Series
45 rpm — Netflix Original Series
Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez — Netflix Original Series
Better Than Us — Netflix Original Series
Diagnosis — Netflix Original Documentary Series
Frontera verde — Netflix Original Series
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus — Netflix Family Movie
The Little Switzerland— Netflix Original Movie
MINDHUNTER: Season 2 — Netflix Original Series
QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 3 — Netflix Original Series
Sextuplets — Netflix Original Movie
Super Monsters Back to School — Netflix Family Movie
Victim Number 8 — Netflix Original Series
The Punisher (2004)
Gangs of New York
Simon Amstell: Set Free — Netflix Original Standup Comedy
American Factory — Netflix Original Documentary
Hyperdrive — Netflix Original Reality Series
Love Alarm — Netflix Original Series
El Pepe: Una vida suprema — Netflix Original
HERO MASK: Part II — Netflix Original Anime Series
Rust Valley Restorers — Netflix Original Reality Series
Million Pound Menu: Season 2 — Netflix Original Reality Series
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 7 — Netflix Family Series
Falling Inn Love — Netflix Original Movie
Kardec — Netflix Original Movie
Workin’ Moms: Season 3 — Netflix Original Series
The A List — Netflix Original Series
CAROLE & TUESDAY — Netflix Original Anime Series
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance — Netflix Original Series
Droppin’ Cash: Season 2 — Netflix Original Series
La Grande Classe — Netflix Original Movie
Mighty Little Bheem: Season 2 — Netflix Family Series
Styling Hollywood — Netflix Original Reality Series
True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Wild Wild Yetis — Netflix Family Series
Un bandido honrado — Netflix Original
Luo Bao Bei: Season 1
Last Chance to Watch on Netflix in August 2019
A new month also means we’ll have to say goodbye some favorites. The following titles will be leaving Netflix in August 2019
Notable Titles Leaving Netflix
If you haven’t had a chance, carve out some time to watch some of these great movies on leaving Netflix in August 2019.
‘Good Will Hunting’
This inspiring movie from 1997 stars Matt Damon and the beloved and much-mourned Robin Williams. Audiences at Rotten Tomatoes give this one 94/100.
Some of us still don’t know why they remade this one with John Travolta when the original 1988 version was perfectly Divine.
While both versions are leaving Netflix in August 2019, this John Waters cult-classic version is the one to watch.
‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’
We recently recommend this comedy gem as one of the best science fiction movies on Netflix. Catch it quick!
‘No Country for Old Men’
When the Coen Brothers adapt Cormac McCarthy to the screen, it’s time to pay attention. Lauded as one of the best films of all time, and certainly the best from the Coens, this crime thriller movie is a must-see for fans of dark comedy.
Titles Leaving Netflix in August 2019
The following are scheduled to be removed from Netflix in August 2019. Remember that if you have a DVD subscription, you may still find them available.
A Cinderella Story
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
Another Cinderella Story
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Chuggington: Season 1-5
Death in Paradise: Season 1-7
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 3
Good Will Hunting
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect 2
The Da Vinci Code
The Fifth Element
The Final Destination
The Hurt Locker
World War II in Colour
World War Two: 1941 and the Man of Steel: S1
Mothers and Daughters
Slow TV: Collection
The Emoji Movie
No Country for Old Men
The Royals: Season 1
World War Two: 1942 and Hitler’s Soft Underbelly: Season 1
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Check Back for Future Updates
Check back next month to find out what new content hits the stream in September. We’ll also be sure to highlight great, must-see classics and other notable titles you should check out on Netflix.