New TV Shows & Movies On Netflix This Month

Summer is here, parties are back, and movie theaters are open again. But after a year of being stuck inside, venturing out of the house every night can become exhausting, let alone a burden on your wallet. Luckily you already have a Netflix subscription, which will occupy your time on those days when you want to stay in and discover — or rediscover — an amazing series or have an at-home movie night. Fortunately, whether you’re looking for a low-key weekend or are waiting on that second vaccine dose, Netflix has an array of new content to keep you busy throughout the month of August.

Earlier this year, the streaming platform announced plans to release at least one new original film every week in 2021 — and with new thrillers, rom-coms, and fantasy movies coming, it’s clear August will be jam-packed with content as the streamer makes good on that promise. First, there’s the third and final installment of The Kissing Booth series, starring Joey King and Euphoria’s Jacob Elordi. And for fans of the beloved Japanese manga series Hunter x Hunter, you can start prepping the marathon snacks now, since two new seasons are debuting this August.

Along with the new titles coming to the streaming service, make sure you save some time to watch the films and series set to leave Netflix in the weeks ahead. Election, Love Actually, and The Time Traveler’s Wife are all sadly dropping from the streamer this month — but at least plenty of shows and movies are on their way to fill the void. Here’s everything coming to and leaving Netflix in August 2021.

The Kissing Booth 3

Based on a series of novels by Beth Reekles, The Kissing Booth franchise has been a monstrous streaming hit for Netflix. Joey King stars as Shelly “Elle” Evans, whose life gets complicated when she starts dating her best friend Lee Flynn’s (Joel Courtney) older brother Noah (Jacob Elordi) in the first film. Shot back-to-back with the second film, The Kissing Booth 3 will see Elle make her highly-anticipated college decision, choosing whether to attend Harvard with Noah or Berkeley with Lee. Get ready to tune in when it premieres on Aug. 11.

The Chair: Season 1

Beloved Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve actor Sandra Oh starring in another television dramedy? Sign us up. Created and co-written by Amanda Peet, The Chair follows Oh as Professor Ji-Yoon Kim, the first woman of color to become head of the English department at fictional Pembroke University. However, the department is failing as Kim is appointed its leader, so she must figure out how to salvage it in this series produced by Game of Thrones David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, set to premiere on Aug. 27.

What We’re Sad To See Go

Stranger than Fiction

Featuring a star-studded cast of Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Emma Thompson, and Kristin Chenoweth, this 2006 fantasy dramedy centers on Chicago IRS agent Harold Crick (Ferrell), who begins hearing a voice narrating his everyday life. Soon enough, he realizes that the voice is seemingly reading a novel version of his life that is set to end with the main character — aka Crick — dying at the end. Crick frantically seeks to prevent the dark ending throughout this Golden Globe-nominated film, which leaves Netflix on Aug. 30.


Released the same year as her other breakout movie, Cruel Intentions, this 1999 black comedy helped launch Reese Witherspoon’s ever-popular film career. She stars as Tracy Flick, an overachieving senior high school student who’s in the running to become student body president. But civics teacher Jim McAllister, played by Matthew Broderick, unfairly resents Flick for having a sexual affair with another teacher who was fired for the incident — and attempts to sabotage her candidacy. With both an Oscar and a Golden Globe nomination under its belt, you’ll want to catch this cult classic before it leaves Netflix on Aug. 31.


Created from a script penned by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg starting at age 13, this iconic 2007 teen comedy centers around Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera), two high school seniors determined to lose their virginities before graduation. The Peabody-nominated film also stars Rogen, Bill Hader, and Emma Stone in her film debut, and is especially fun to revisit now that Hill’s younger sister Beanie Feldstein starred in 2019’s conceptually-similar and equally-hilarious Booksmart. Be sure to check out Superbad before it leaves Netflix on Aug. 31.

What’s Coming In August

Madison Pettis, Myra Molloy, and Addison Rae in He’s All ThatNetflix

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

August 3

  • Pray Away
  • Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord
  • Top Secrets UFO Projects: Declassified

August 4

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

August 6

  • Hit & Run
  • Navarasa
  • The Swarm
  • Vivo

August 10

  • Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 2
  • Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang
  • UNTOLD: Malice at the Palace

August 12

  • Al Rawabi School for Girls
  • Lokillo: Nothing’s the Same
  • Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild

August 13

  • Beckett
  • Brand New Cherry Flavor
  • Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 5: South Pacific
  • Gone For Good
  • The Kingdom
  • Valeria: Season 2

August 15

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

August 17

  • Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 5
  • UNTOLD: Deal with the Devil

August 18

  • The Defeated
  • Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes
  • Out of My League
  • The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student

August 20

  • Sweet Girl
  • The Chair: Season 1
  • The Loud House Movie
  • Everything Will Be Fine

August 23

  • The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

August 25

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

August 26

  • Edens Zero
  • Family Reunion: Part 4

August 28

  • Bread Barbershop: Season 2
  • Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

August 31

  • Sparking Joy
  • UNTOLD: Crime and Penalties

What’s Leaving In August

Reese Witherspoon & Matthew Broderick of ElectionJeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc/Getty Images

August 9

  • El Cartel: Seasons 1-2
  • Nightcrawler

August 12

  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Scary Movie 5

August 14

  • Mother Goose Club: Seasons 1-2

August 15

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

August 20

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

August 30

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

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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