Netflix New Releases: Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ and More Titles Coming in August


A new month signifies a whole new bunch of Netflix releases. Over the coming weeks, the streaming service is adding a slew of movies and TV shows, including several freshman original series, some notable documentaries, and its latest Marvel series, The Defenders. Here’s a look at all of the titles that will hit Netflix in August.

Netflix shows

Mike Colter, Scott Glenn, Finn Jones, Krysten Ritter, and Charlie Cox standing in a row in a restaurant

Marvel’s The Defenders | Sarah Shatz/Netflix

8/1

Surviving Escobar – Alias JJ: Season 1: After the death of Pablo Escobar, a former Medellín Cartel leader who willingly turned himself in fights his way to the top of the prison underworld.

8/4

Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 3: Five unlikely heroes and their flying lions unite to form the powerful Voltron and defend the world from evil.

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Season 1: A decade after their wild summer as counselors, the group reunites for a weekend of bonding.

8/11

Atypical: Season 1: A teen on the autism spectrum decides to get a girlfriend, putting his whole family on a path to self-discovery.

Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 3: A misfit alien named Oh moves in with Tip and her family.

True and The Rainbow Kingdom: Season 1: When something’s wrong in the Rainbow Kingdom, a bighearted guardian and her best friend are there to grant wishes.

White Gold: Season 1: In 1990’s Essex, a cocky salesman and his team will do anything to get a sale.

8/18

Dinotrux: Season 5: Hybrid dinosaur-construction vehicles called Dinotrux and hybrid reptile-tools called Reptools build with and battle one another.

Glitter Force Doki Doki: Season 1: Four girls summon their inner superheroes to defend Earth and the magical kingdom of Splendorious.

Marvel’s The Defenders: Season 1: Netflix’s four Marvel heroes team up to battle against their biggest foe yet.

8/21

Gomorrah: Season 2: Set in Naples, the drama focuses on organized crime and the relationships of gangsters, drug dealers, and ordinary people.

8/25

Disjointed: Part 1: A comedy following a woman who realizes her dream of running a marijuana dispensary in the Los Angeles area.

DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 5: Hiccup, Toothless and the Dragon Riders soar to the edge of adventure.

Netflix movies

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Naked | Netflix

8/11

Naked: Rob is supposed to be getting married, but gets stuck in an elevator and caught in a time loop.

8/25

Death Note: A student stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it.

Comedies

Billy Bob Thornton sits in a chair as Santa while a man dressed an elf stands next to him in front of a pile of gifts

Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa | Miramax

8/1

A Cinderella Story: A high school teenager arranges to meet her anonymous e-mail buddy at the Halloween dance.

Bad Santa: A conman and his partner pose as Santa and an elf to rob department stores on Christmas Eve.

Everyone’s Hero: A boy begins a cross-country adventure to return Babe Ruth’s baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series.

Innerspace: A test pilot undergoes a miniaturization experiment and is accidentally injected into the body of a hypochondriac clerk.

N.O.L.A. Circus: The owners of two competing barbershops in New Orleans start a rivalry that affects their friends and family.

Opening Night: A production manager must save opening night on his new production, wrangling his eccentric, accident-prone cast.

The Addams Family: A comedy based on the characters from the cartoon of the same name created by cartoonist Charles Addams.

The Wedding Party: A couple’s lavish wedding plans turn chaotic as the big day arrives.

Tie The Knot: An American woman travels to Mumbai, hoping to escape her overbearing mother’s influence.

Who Gets the Dog?: A couple battles over the custody of their dog in a divorce.

Wild Wild West: The best hired guns in the West are tasked with saving the president from a 19th century villain.

8/3

Sing: An optimistic theater lover tries to save his theater by putting on the world’s greatest singing competition.

8/5

Holes: A boy sent to a detention camp begins to question the motives of its warden, who forces them to dig holes.

8/13

Arthur and the Invisibles: A 10-year-old enters the world of tiny beings who live in perfect harmony with nature.

Hot Property: A corporate spy and professional identity thief is fired after embezzling from her employer and must use her espionage skills to survive.

8/14

The Outcasts: After falling victim to a student’s humiliating prank, two high-school nerds plan their revenge.

8/15

Barbeque: A man decides to abandon his careful lifestyle after suffering from a heart attack.

Donald Cried: Former childhood best friends reconnect decades later in their working-class Rhode Island neighborhood.

My Ex-Ex: A psychic casts a spell on Mary to help her reconnect with an ex-boyfriend.

8/20

Camera Store: The longtime denizens of a camera store confront their personal issues in this darkly comic story.

8/22

Sadie’s Last Days on Earth: A high school student becomes convinced the world is going to end in two weeks and readies herself by learning survival skills.

8/29

Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack: Vivica A. Fox makes her Bring It On debut as Cheer Goddess, the Internet’s most popular “Cheer-lebrity.

Dramas

Neo stops hundreds of bullets in mid-aiir

The Matrix Reloaded | Warner Bros.

8/1

Cloud Atlas: Actors take on multiple roles in an epic that spans five centuries, based on the book of the same name.

Funny Games: Two psychotic young men terrorize a tight-knit family at their holiday home, giving them until the next day to survive.

Jackie Brown: A flight attendant is recruited to to bust her arms dealer boss.

Lord of War: Follow the 20-year arms dealing career of Queens, N.Y. outcast Yuri Orlov.

Practical Magic: Two sister witches use their magical powers to grant spells for love.

Sleepy Hollow: Based on Washington Irving’s classic tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

The Astronaut’s Wife: Two astronauts return home to their wives after an explosion in space, but they’re not the same people they once were.

Small Soldiers: Two teenagers get caught in the middle of a war between two factions of sentient action figures.

The Number 23: A man becomes obsessed with an obscure book about the number 23.

The Last Mimzy: Two siblings discover a box of toys sent from the future.

The Matrix: Computer programmer learns the truth about the simulated reality he’s living in and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines.

The Matrix Reloaded: The Matrix sequel.

The Matrix Revolutions: The final film in The Matrix trilogy.

8/2

Jab We Met: A wealthy businessman’s life is changed by a carefree young woman.

The Founder: A salesman takes control of an innovative fast food eatery and turns it into the biggest restaurant business in the world.

8/3

The Invisible Guardian: A thriller based on the international best-selling Spanish novel by Dolores Redondo.

8/9

Black Site Delta:  When terrorists attack their secret facility, a group of military prisoners must band together.

8/10

Diary of an Exorcist – Zero: After a family trauma, Lucas Vidal devotes himself to fighting evil as a priest and must participate in an especially terrifying exorcism.

8/14

Urban Hymn: An unconventional social worker helps a young female offender with a remarkable voice reach her potential.

8/15

21: Six MIT students use their math skills to win big in Las Vegas and pay off their tuition.

The Sweet Life: A man and woman meet by chance in Chicago and form a pact to travel to the Golden Gate Bridge to commit suicide together.

8/16

Gold: A prospector teams up with a geologist and sets off to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.

8/18

I Am Sam: A mentally challenged father raises his daughter with the help of a unique group of friends.

What Happened to Monday?: Set in a not-so-distant future burdened by overpopulation, seven identical sisters pretend to be a single person.

8/19

Hide and Seek: Following his wife’s suicide, a widower moves away with his daughter, who is left to find solace in her imaginary friend.

8/21

AWOL: A young woman thinks she finds a path at an army recruiting office, but diverges when she meets and falls in love with a woman named Rayna.

8/31

Be Afraid: A man begins to experience sleep paralysis after his family moves to a new town, leading him to discover that entities that exist in the dark of the night visit him.

TV shows

Kristen Bell and Ted Danson walk together in the pilot episode of NBC's The Good Place

Kristen Bell and Ted Danson in The Good Place | NBC

8/1

The Hollywood Masters: Season 1: Every episode of the new series takes an in-depth look at the life and career of one Hollywood icon.

The Royal House of Windsor: Season 1: A six-part series that tells the family saga of the world’s most famous dynasty over the last 100 years.

8/8

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 7: Journey to the enchanted land of Equestria, where unicorn Twilight Sparkle and her pals have adventures.

8/15

Murderous Affair: Season 1: Murderous Affairs investigates love affairs gone wrong and spouses driven to kill.

8/25

Once Upon a Time: Season 6: The fairy tale residents of Storybrooke battle work to protect the town against evil.

8/29

The Good Place: Season 1: A woman is surprised to find herself in the “good” area of the afterlife.

Documentaries

A man in a mask leans over

Icarus | Netflix

8/1

The Bomb: A documentary film about the history of nuclear weapons, from conception to the present day.

The Truth About Alcohol: A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim goes on a mission to find out the truth about alcohol in this documentary.

8/4

Icarus:  A documentary that dives into the events behind the Russian doping scandal.

8/13

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo: A team works in Mission Control at the heart of the Apollo space program and leads a remarkable decade of achievement.

8/15

A New Economy: A documentary about people making a fresh start towards building a new economy.

All These Sleepless Nights: Two art students roam the streets of Warsaw.

8/21

Bad Rap: Four Asian-American rappers run into obstacles as they try to make it big.

Unacknowledged: Disclosure Project founder Dr. Steven M. Greer offers evidence of extraterrestrial contact.

8/23

Feel Rich: Artists, producers, urban farmers and meditators talk about the dramatic changes they made to improve their health.

Comedy specials

Ryan Hamilton smiles in a suit

Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face | Netflix

8/1

Maz Jobrani: Immigrant: Maz Jobrani is heading to Netflix with comedy special Immigrant.

8/15

Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo: A new stand-up comedy special from Brad Paisley.

8/22

Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast: Unabashed New Yorker Lynne Koplitz offers a woman’s take on being crazy,

8/29

Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face: Small-town Idaho native Ryan Hamilton talks about his life adjusting to New York City.