What’s New and What’s leaving on Netflix and Prime in August 2018


While summer is beginning its inevitable wind-down, several weeks of oppressive heat likely still await us. Fortunately, Netflix and Prime are introducing exciting new lineups, with plenty of content to enjoy in the coolness of home. Whether your love is movies or TV shows or both, these top streaming services should have you completely covered.

New to Netflix in August

Netflix is introducing a good balance of shows and movies created both in house, and those licensed from other studios. This means that August is chock full of newly-available content in virtually every genre you can imagine. For highlights and a complete listing of what is coming to Netflix this month, read on!


Headlining the television content coming to Netflix in August is a new series by Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons. Disenchantment is an animated series revolving around three unlikely heroes, a princess, her personal demon, and an excitable elf. Watch as these hilarious characters get into one misadventure after another, and provide laughs that are equally witty and enjoyable.

If you like dark drama, Ozark’s second season is likely to be right up your alley. If you prefer macabre documentaries, I Am a Killer presents an inside look at death-row inmates and the chilling aspects of their crimes.

All of the new television choices coming to Netflix in August include:

  • Los tiempos de Pablo Escobar: Season 1
  • Dinotrux Supercharged: Season 3
  • The Originals: Season 5
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 7
  • Splash and Bubbles: Season 2
  • The 100: Season 5
  • Disenchantment Season 1
  • The Investigator: A British Crime Story: Season 2
  • Great News: Season 1
  • Ask the StoryBots: Season 2
  • Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 3
  • Young & Hungry: Season 5
  • The Good Place: Season 2
  • Ozark: Season 2
  • The Comedy Lineup: Part 2
  • I Am a Killer: Season 1


Batman Begins, the origin story in Christian Bale’s acclaimed role as the Dark Knight, is our top pick for new movies in August. Follow the trials and tribulations of a young Bruce Wayne as he slowly develops into the superhero that reclaimed Gotham. Engaging acting and a superb story line make this a great choice for an exciting evening’s entertainment.

If you like a bit of sarcastic and risque humor in your viewing material, the classic Clerks is likely to be at the top of your viewing list. Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, and No Country for Old Men are drama classics that bring excellent acting and story lines that are second to none.

Brand new movies coming to Netflix in August include:

  • Batman Begins
  • Chernobyl Diaries
  • Clerks
  • Constantine
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Edge of Fear
  • Eraser
  • Gran Torino
  • House of Deadly Secrets
  • 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
  • One in a Lifetime Sessions with TLC
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Secretariat
  • Silverado
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Stripes
  • Switched
  • The Aviator
  • The Golden Compass
  • The Informant!
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
  • Hulu CMO Kelly Campbell Discusses Viewer Engagement
  • Emelie
  • Brij Mohan Amar Rahe
  • Cocaine Coast
  • Like Father
  • Marching Orders
  • Flavors of Youth: International Version
  • Paid in Full
  • Perdida
  • 72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
  • Afflicted
  • All About the Washingtons
  • Demetri Martin: The Overthinker
  • Insatiable
  • La casa de las flores
  • Million Pound Menu
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • The Package
  • The Ponysitters Club
  • Zion
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Alexander: The Ultimate Cut
  • The Nut Job
  • Adventures in Public School
  • Hostiles
  • Evan Almighty
  • Wish I Was Here
  • Magic for HUmans
  • Pink Malinky
  • Stay Here
  • The Motive
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Ultraviolet
  • Year One
  • Deadwind
  • Follow This
  • Bert Kreischer: Secret Time
  • Ghoul
  • The After Party
  • The Innocents
  • Inequality for All
  • Inside the Criminal Mind
  • Paradise PD
  • The Laws of Thermodynamics
  • Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest
  • Undercover Law

Leaving Netflix in August

To make room for these exciting new submissions, some existing content must unfortunately disappear. Movies and TV shows leaving in August include:

  • 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
  • The Killing: Seasons 1-3
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story10 Rules for Sleeping Around
  • St. Vincent
  • For a Good Time, Call…
  • Help, I’ve Shrunk the Family
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Season 2
  • Being Flynn
  • Enter the Battlefield
  • Jem and the Holograms: Seasons 1-3
  • Littlest Pet Shop: Seasons 2-4
  • Pariah
  • Pound Puppies: Seasons 1-3
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • Transformers Prime: Seasons 2-3
  • Transformers: Rescue Bots: Seasons 2-4
  • Sausage Party
  • The Road

New to Amazon Prime in August

Prime is poised to make August a memorable one in terms of both TV series and movies alike. No matter where your interest lies, Amazon Prime makes finding something enjoyable to watch incredibly easy. Check out the new additions you can look forward to, arriving all throughout this coming month.


Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is one of the most anticipated new and original TV series making its entrance in August. John Krasinski plays the title hero in an action-packed series that breathes new life into a loved Tom Clancy classic. Edge-of-your-seat thrills and exceptional acting make this a series well worth diving into.

The first season of Prime-original, Agatha Christie is also expected to be a big hit with both newcomers to the story and those who love the book it is based on. Other must-see series include season one of All or Nothing: Manchester City, and season 2B of The Stinky & Dirty Show.

All shows new to Prime this month include:

  • #MeToo: Now What?: Season 1
  • Agatha Christie: Season 1
  • Avoiding Apocalypse: Season 1
  • The Stinky & Dirty Show: Season 2
  • Bill the Exterminator: Season 1
  • Hangar 1: The UFO Files: Season 1
  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: Season 1
  • True Tori: Seasons 1 and 2


Prime-original movie, Gringo, heads the list of films being added for the month of August. Powerful performances by accomplished actors Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo, and Joel Edgerton breathe real life into an engaging story about a businessman that makes the leap from the law abiding to the criminal. A unique balance of dark humor and peerless drama and action make this a film well worth watching.

Scary movie fans will be delighted by the addition of the entire Saw collection, one of the most innovative and unique horror movie series ever created. Comedy lovers are not left out either, with the addition of the hilarious Superbad and Comrade Detective.

The full list of new movies added to Prime in August includes:

  • A Cinderella Story
  • American Gigolo
  • American Ninja
  • American Ninja III: Blood Hunt
  • Be Cool
  • Black Mask
  • Black Rain
  • Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
  • Boomerang
  • Cold War
  • CSNY/Deja Vu
  • Curse of the Starving Class
  • Double Whammy
  • Fat Man and Little Boy
  • Fled
  • Flight of the Intruder
  • Freedom Writers
  • Frequency
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • Get Short
  • Heartbreakers
  • High Noon
  • Hoosiers
  • Hurt Locker
  • I Went Down
  • In & Out
  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
  • Joe
  • John Grisham’s The Rainmaker
  • King Corn
  • Kingpin
  • Nick of Time
  • No Way Out
  • Original Sin
  • Out of Time
  • Private Parts
  • Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
  • Species II
  • Species III
  • Stir of Echoes
  • Stir of Echoes 2: The Homecoming
  • Teen Wolf
  • Teen Wolf Too
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Elephant Man
  • The Ninth Gate
  • The Prince and Me
  • The Soloist
  • The Time Machine
  • The Usual Suspects
  • True Colors
  • Tunnel Rats
  • Vegas Vacation
  • Watchmen
  • America Divided: 201
  • Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
  • Having Our Baby
  • It Takes Guts
  • All I See Is You
  • Blood Ties
  • America Divided: 202
  • Bleed for This
  • I Am Not Lorena
  • America Divided: 203
  • Gringo
  • Ambassadors of the Sky
  • Two of a Kind
  • America Divided: 204
  • Disobedience
  • The Escape of Prisoner 614
  • Woman Walk Ahead
  • Mother!

Leaving Amazon Prime in August

To make room for these excellent additions, the following content will sadly make its exit this month:

  • 3 Ways to Get a Husband
  • August Rush
  • Baby Boom
  • Barefoot
  • The Benchwarmers
  • The Brady Bunch Movie
  • Breach
  • A Christmas Story
  • Forbidden Kingdom
  • Foxfire
  • The Golden Compass
  • Gran Torino
  • Iron Eagle IV – On The Attack
  • Lions For Lambs
  • Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown
  • School Ties
  • Starting Out in the Evening
  • Strategic Air Command
  • Stripes (Extended Cut)
  • Stripes (Theatrical)
  • Untamed Heart
  • A Very Brady Sequel
  • XXX
  • XXX: State Of The Union
  • The Club
  • Anatomy of a Love Seen
  • Hostile Border

Staying cool and having fun is always much easier with some good TV shows or movies to relax and enjoy. Be sure to check out all your favorites before they inevitably disappear from your available viewing choices.

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