netflix august 2018

It is SO hot. The plan for the next two months, in hopes to wait out the heat, is to find the deepest, darkest and coldest corner of my apartment to hole up in. Add some popcorn, a pillow and headphones. Then, the final ingredient, Netflix. All that sounds a bit depressing, no? Luckily, Netflix offers plenty of comedy to ease the pain. Let’s see what’s coming.

New Arrivals

‘Disenchantment’ premieres August 17.

Based on the trailer alone, I’m getting vibes that this will carry some of the gravity of the best Futurama episodes with the light-heartedness of tales of ye olde medieval past. Plus, it features Eric Andre as this weird little almost-2D soot sprite a la My Neighbor Totoro but this little guy just wants to burn everything down. It looks charming, cute and funny and the animation from Groening’s productions haven’t looked better than this. Catch this when it premieres on August 17.

‘The Good Place’ Season 2 comes to Netflix August 28!

Other than the fact that this show has an amazing cast (I truly love a wholesome Ted Danson and a delightful Kristen Bell), the overall narrative is killer (sometimes literally).  It’s about purgatory, and where you go after you die. The concept is elaborated on as the first season unfolds, so be sure to watch that before deep diving into Season 2 on August 28! It’s absolutely a magical show.

PART 2 of ‘The Comedy Lineup’ streams August 31!

Fresh faces. Quick bursts of comedy. Just another example of how Netflix is upping the game for stand-ups in 2018. An excellent survey of craft and delivery, and part 2 of The Comedy Lineup only promises more laughs, creativity and envelope-pushing. Support your local Netflix comic. Catch Part 2 on August 31.

‘No Country For Old Men’ streams August 11

No Country for Old Men really needs no introduction. This is tour-de-force Coen Brothers at their very best. It is absolute chaos, violence reigns and by the end of the movie, you’ll still be left wondering what it all means. This is a film classic here, folks. Educate yourselves:  Cormac McCarthy writes amazing southern gothic tales and there’s a wealth more out there if you love the tale of No Country. Streams August 11.

Hate to See ‘Em Go!

‘Walk Hard’ leaves August 1.

This movie is SO funny. Reminds me of high school. My friend Corey brought a DVD copy to my parents’ house and we laughed hysterically the entire time. The script is witty and smart and John C. Reilly shines. There are TONS of amazing cameos and characters that show up in this film. Music fans rejoiceWalk Hard is an uproarious comedy that both skewers and rejoices the material it satirizes. Walk fast to your laptops, it leaves August 1.

‘Sausage Party’ leaves August 23!

Sausage Party is polarizing. A movie where basically every character is somehow phallic or buxom will leave some folks queasy. The movie is gross, weird and yet…oddly funny. It is deeply satirical and the last 15 minutes of the movie are definitely going to be engrained in your brain for years to come. Watch this food fight before it ends on August 23.

That’s a Wrap!

Go outside! Stretch those eyeballs in the sun for a bit. Below, we’ve provided a comprehensive list of all of Netflix’s billed August content. Make sure to stay tuned for our monthly Netflix updates and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Stay happy, stay streaming and until next time, it’s all love from all the geeks at GeekInsider!

Arriving in August

* = Netflix original.

August 1

  • Batman Begins
  • Chernobyl Diaries
  • Clerks
  • Constantine
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Edge of Fear
  • Eraser
  • 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 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

August 2

  • Emelie

August 3

August 4

  • Flavors of Youth: International Version*
  • Mr. Sunshine (Streaming Every Saturday)*
  • On Children

August 5

  • Paid in Full

August 9

  • Perdida*
  • The Originals: Season 5

August 10

August 11

  • No Country for Old Men

August 13

  • Alexander: The Ultimate Cut
  • Splash and Bubbles: Season 2
  • The Nut Job

August 15

  • Adventures in Public School
  • Hostiles
  • The 100: Season 5

August 16

  • Evan Almighty
  • Wish I Was Here

August 17

August 19

August 21

  • Year One

August 23

August 24

August 28

  • The Good Place: Season 2

August 29

  • Inequality for All

August 31

Stream Them While You Got Them

Leaving August 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 August 2

  • 10 Rules for Sleeping Around

Leaving August 5

  • 13 Assassins

Leaving August 6

  • Welcome to Me

Leaving August 10

  • St. Vincent

Leaving August 12

  • For a Good Time, Call…

Leaving August 13

  • Help, I’ve Shrunk the Family

Leaving August 16

  • 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
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Season 2
  • Transformers Prime: Seasons 2-3
  • Transformers: Rescue Bots: Seasons 2-4

Leaving August 23

  • Sausage Party

Leaving August 25

  • The Road