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Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in August

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Air-conditioning season continues at Netflix this August, with the streaming service continuing to stick to the multi-pronged approach that’s been driving the company’s aggressive growth (until recently, anyway). Those prongs include—but are not limited to, seriously, Netflix is crazy—international programming, like the Indian original horror series Ghoul (August 24), which put out a pretty awesome trailer earlier this month; the burgeoning phenomenon of the Netflix original rom-com, namely Like Father (August 3), starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer as father and daughter (!!); and, of course, lots and lots of comedy.


While we’re on the subject of Kristen Bell, August 28 sees the debut of The Good Place’s brilliant second season on Netflix, along with a new batch of stand-up specials under the banner of The Comedy Lineup (August 31) and Demetri Martin: The Overthinker (August 10), the offbeat comedian’s second special on the streaming service. And, of course, Matt Groening’s highly anticipated new series Disenchantment brings the Futurama vibes on August 17. And if you blow through the whole season and are still too high to get off the couch, August 17 also marks the debut of Pinky Malinky, a new animated series from Nickelodeon Studios summarized by Netflix as follows:

Pinky Malinky sees the bright side of everything, including being born a hot dog. With his BFFs in tow, this little wiener takes a bite out of life.

Of course, with new programming must come the purging of the old, and those who hate Steve Carell for some inexplicable reason will be pleased to learn that two of his movies, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, are both leaving Netflix on August 16.

The complete list of Netflix comings and goings for August is below this sizzle reel. Netflix originals are denoted with a single asterisk, while Netflix films are denoted with two.


Available 8/1

Batman Begins

Chernobyl Diaries




Edge Of Fear


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 ALifetime Sessions With TLC

P.S. I Love You



Steel Magnolias



The Aviator

The Golden Compass

The Informant!

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Available 8/2


Avail. 8/3/18

Brij Mohan Amar Rahe*

Cocaine Coast*

Dinotrux Supercharged: Season 3*


Like Father**

Marching Orders*

Available 8/4

Flavors Of Youth: International Version*

Mr. Sunshine (Streaming Every Saturday)*

On Children*

Available 8/5

Paid In Full

Available 8/9


The Originals: Season 5

Available 8/10

72 Dangerous Animals: Asia


All About The Washingtons*

Demetri Martin: The Overthinker*


La casa de las flores*

Million Pound Menu*

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society**

The Package*

The Ponysitters Club*

Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 7*


Available 8/11

No Country For Old Men

Available 8/13

Alexander: The Ultimate Cut

Splash And Bubbles: Season 2

The Nut Job

Available 8/15

Adventures In Public School


The 100: Season 5

Available 8/16

Evan Almighty

Wish I Was Here

Available 8/17


Magic For Humans*

Pinky Malinky*

Spirit Riding Free: Season 6*

Stay Here*

The Motive**

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before**


Available 8/19

The Investigator: A British Crime Story: Season 2*

Available 8/21

Year One

Available 8/23


Follow This*

Great News: Season 1

Available 8/24

Ask The StoryBots: Season 2*

Bert Kreischer: Secret Time*


The After Party**

The Innocents*

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 3*

Young & Hungry: Season 5

Available 8/28

The Good Place: Season 2

Available 8/29

Inequality For All

Available 8/31

Inside The Criminal Mind*

Ozark: Season 2*

Paradise PD*

The Comedy Lineup: Part 2*

The Laws Of Thermodynamics**

Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival Of The Fittest*

Undercover Law*


Leaving 8/1

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

Leaving 8/2

10 Rules For Sleeping Around

Leaving 8/5

13 Assassins

Leaving 8/6

Welcome To Me

Leaving 8/10

St. Vincent

Leaving 8/12

For A Good Time, Call…

Leaving 8/13

Help, I’ve Shrunk The Family

Leaving 8/16

Being Flynn

Enter The Battlefield

Jem And The Holograms: Seasons 1-3

Littlest Pet Shop: Seasons 2-4


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

Leaving 8/23

Sausage Party

Leaving 8/25

The Road