Coming and going on Netflix in August, 2015

Netflix doesn’t announce everything that is coming and going on their subscription streaming service but they do preview the highlights. In August, among many other arrivals, they have an Oscar winner (The Hurt Locker), acclaimed foreign films (Two Days, One Night with Oscar nominee Marion Cotillard, White God from Hungary, The Golden Era from China), educational TV shows for kids (Reading Rainbow and a new season of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) and cult TV for adults (Doctor Who: Season 8 and Once Upon a Time: Season 4).

Here’s what arriving on the service this month, and what’s leaving.

August 1
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)
Asylum (2005)
Back in Time / Cong Cong Na Nian (2014)
Beneath the Helmet (2014)
Breakup Buddies / Xin Hau Lu Fang (2014)
Bride and Prejudice (2004)
Casting By (2012)
The Code: Season 1 (2014 series)
Dancing on the Edge: Season 1 (2013 Series)
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Season 2 (2012 series)
Dear Frankie (2004)
Dogs on the Inside (2014)
Electric Slide (2014)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Flex is Kings (2013)
The Golden Era / Huang Jin Shi Dai (2014)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The Living (2014)
Lost and Love / Shi Gu (2015)
Masha and the Bear: Season 1 (2009 Series)
The Mind of a Chef: Season 3 (2012 series)
November Rule (2015)
Odd Squad: Season 1 (2014 series)
Outcast (2014)
Pants on Fire (2014)
Reading Rainbow: Volume 1 (1983 series)
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War (2014)
Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery (2012)
Somewhere Only We Know / You yi ge di fang zhi you wo men zhi dao (2015)
Sorority Row (2009)
Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (2008)
Utopia: Season 1 (2013 series)
Vexed: Seasons 1­ & 2 (2010 series)
War (2007)
Wing Commander (1999)

August 3
Chronic­Con, Episode 420: A New Dope (2015)

August 4
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2015)

August 5
Yellowbird (2014)

August 6
Kill Me Three Times (2014)
My Amityville Horror (2012)
The Look of Love (2013)
Welcome to Me (2014)

August 7
Club de Cuervos: Season 1 (2015 series)
HitRECord on TV: Season 1 (2014 series)
Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story (2015)
Project Mc2 (2015)
Transporter: The Series: Season 2 (2012 series)

August 8
Doctor Who: Season 8 (2005 series)

August 11
Fred: The Movie (2010)
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (2011)
Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012)
Two Days, One Night (2014)

August 12
For a Good Time, Call… (2012)
Leap Year (2010)
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)

August 14
DinoTrux
Demetri Martin: Live (At The Time) (2015)
Ever After High Way too Wonderland (Season 3)
Ship of Theseus (2012)

August 15
Alex of Venice (2014)

August 16
Being Flynn (2012)
Pariah (2011)
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

August 17
Lord of War (2005)

August 19
Jerk Theory (2009)
Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 3 (2013 series)

August 20
30 for 30: Angry Sky (2015)
As Cool As I Am (2013)
Strange Empire: Season 1 (2014 series)

August 21
Grantham & Rose (2014)
Transcend (2014)

August 23
Girl Meets World: Season 1 (2014 series)

August 27
Byzantium (2012)
White God (2014)

August 28
Inspector Gadget: Season 2 (2015 series)
Narcos: Season 1
Once Upon a Time: Season 4 (2011 series)
Revenge: Season 4 (2011 series)

August 29
Ride (2015)

August 30
Muffin Top: A Love Story (2014)

Leaving Netflix in August 2015

August 1
Bad Girl Island (2007)
Barbershop (2002)
Beauty Shop (2005)
Bulletproof (1996)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Digimon Adventure: Seasons 1-­3 (1999 series)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Face/Off (1997)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Fools Rush In (1997)
Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld: Season 1 (2012 series)
Hawking (2013)
Hot Pursuit (1987)
Houseboat (1958)
Inside Fendi
Joe Dirt (2001)
Kiss the Girls (1997)
The Longest Day (1962)
The Pitch: Season 1 (2012 series)
Pumping Iron (1977)
Shooter (2007)
Titanic (1997)
Unbreakable (2000)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
We’re No Angels (1989)

August 6
The Raven (2012)

August 8
Albert Nobbs (2011)
Explorers: Adventures of the Century: Season 1 & 2 (2013 series)

August 15
Family Ties: Seasons 1-­7 (1982 series)
The Forsyte Saga: Series 1­ & 2 (2002 series)
Immortalized: Season 1 (2013 series)

August 23
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

August 24
My Fair Wedding: Season 5 (2008 series)

August 25
Petunia (2012)

August 27
LEGO Atlantis (2010)
LEGO: Hero Factory: Breakout (2012)
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: King of Shadows (2011)
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Way of the Ninja (2011)
The Moth Diaries (2011)

August 31
Spider-­Man and His Amazing Friends: Seasons 1-­3 (1981 series)

About Sean Axmaker

Sean Axmaker is a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, The Seattle Weekly, Keyframe, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View (www.parallax-view.org). He was a film critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for nine years and a longtime home video columnist for IMDb and MSN Movies, and his work has appeared in Indiewire, Today.com, The Stranger, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, Filmfax, Psychotronic Video, and "The Scarecrow Video Guide." You can find links to all of this and more on his shamelessly self-promoting blog at http://www.seanax.com/