This weekend marks the beginning of August, which means that a whole host of new binge-worthy shows and highly-anticipated movies are about to drop on Netflix. Want to know what we’ll be tuning into this month? From the most exciting documentaries of the moment to shows that will teach you something new and some seriously exciting all-star cast blockbusters, here’s the definitive list of all the new releases you need to know about this August 2020…
This groundbreaking six-part documentary series offers an unprecedented look at the processes, pitfalls and pain of immigration in America. Shot over the course of three years, it captures the daily workings of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, activists, lawmakers, attorneys and a wide swath of undocumented immigrants, from desperate recent arrivals to longtime residents to deported U.S. military combat veterans.
– Coming to Netflix on 3rd August 2020
Want to learn something new? Mystery Lab is a factual television series hosted by Brazilian YouTuber Felipe Castanhari, who explores topics related to science and history. Expect answers to burning questions like ‘What happens at the Bermuda Triangle?’, ‘Is it possible to time travel?’ and ‘What were pre-historic dogs like?’, explained with just the right dose of humour and wit.
– Coming to Netflix on 4th August 2020
World’s Most Wanted
Any true crime fan needs to know about World’s Most Wanted, which launches on Netflix this week. Some of the most heinous criminals of all time have avoided capture despite massive rewards and global investigations. This docu-series profiles five of the world’s most wanted in a binge-worthy show you don’t want to miss…
– Coming to Netflix on 5th August 2020
The Rain: Season 3
Fans of shows like Dark and The Society with also like The Rain – so if you missed the first two seasons, catch up now so you can tune in for the third instalment launching this month. Years after the rain decimated the population of Scandinavia, Simone and Rasmus find themselves at odds on how to save humanity. Rasmus wants to infect everyone with the same beta version of the virus that turned him into a superhuman, while Simone insists that there must be a cure. Will they manage to put their differences aside in order to do the right thing?
– Coming to Netflix on 6th August 2020
Starring Sabrina Carpenter, Liza Koshy, Jordan Fisher and many more of your favourites, Work It is the teen movie of the month. When Quinn Ackerman’s admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school. Now she just needs to learn how to dance…
– Coming to Netflix on 7th August 2020
Wellness buff? (Un)Well is a six-part docu-series that investigates controversial wellness fads. Each episode dives deep into trends and treatments that catch on like wildfire but that inspire both passionate support and deep skepticism. Topics include apitherapy, essential oils, extreme fasting, ayahuasca, and many more. The series will explore all sides of the topic –from what hurts to what works.
– Coming to Netflix on 12th August 2020
3%: Season 4
3% is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in near-future Brazil, where a select few are allowed to join a privileged society after undergoing an intense and competitive process. In the fourth and final season, the conflict between the Shell and the Offshore is wide open and war is imminent. But while Process 108 begins under a new and even more aggressive leadership, members of the Shell are invited to a diplomatic visit to the Offshore. The peace proposal is the excuse for the destruction that will define the future of this divided world.
– Coming to Netflix on 14th August 2020
With cinemas still being closed, this is the movie release everyone is waiting for this August. On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback and Jamie Foxx, this is the release everyone will be talking about.
– Coming to Netflix on 14th August 2020
In the mood for something fun and easy to watch? In this family adventure-comedy, Clancy and her kid brother Kevin discover that their seemingly normal stay-at-home mom Margot is actually a former high-end thief in the witness protection program. When both their mom and dad are kidnapped and forced to pull one last job with an ex-flame of Margot’s, the siblings must team up to rescue their parents over the course of one action-packed night that they’ll never forget.
– Coming to Netflix on 21st August 2020
Based on the young adult novel by screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith who is also behind classics like Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s the Man, Trinkets tells the story of three teenage girls who find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifters Anonymous meeting. Soon, an unlikely friendship forms between them and they will find strength in each other as they negotiate the complicated dilemma of trying to fit in while longing to break out.
– Coming to Netflix on 25th August 2020