Coming and Going on Netflix in August 2017

Krysten Ritter, Finn Jones, Charlie Cox, and Mike Colter are "The Defenders" in the Marvel superhero series on Netflix

What’s the most anticipated superhero event of the summer? Netflix is hoping that it’s The Defenders, the series that brings together their four signature Marvel superhero shows—Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist—together to create a New York-based team that battles crime on the streets. It debuts on Netflix in mid-August.

Other Netflix original series debuting in August include the family dramedy Atypical with Keir Gilchrist and Jennifer Jason Leigh, the comedy Disjointed with Kathy Bates as the matriarch of a family marijuana dispensary, and the summer camp sequel Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, a sequel to a prequel. Original movies include the science fiction thriller What Happened to Monday? with Noomi Rapace and Willem Dafoe and the horror film Death Note, based on the long running Japanese manga, and the documentary Icarus, about the Russian sports doping scandal.

New movies arriving in August include the animated musical comedy Sing, The Founder with Michael Keaton as McDonald’s entrepreneur Ray Croc, Gold with Matthew McConaughey, and Cloud Atlas with Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, and new TV shows include the first season of The Good Place and the dark fairy tale Once Upon a Time: Season 6.

Leaving Netflix in August are the complete runs of Revenge and The League and the animated superhero series Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, and Young Justice.

Among the movies leaving are the Oscar-nominated drama Two Days, One Night, comedies Dope and Superbad, kid-friendly comedies Babe and Babe: Pig in the City, and the Oscar-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird with Gregory Peck.

Here’s the list of what’s arriving on Netflix in August, and what’s leaving.

August 1
The Addams Family
The Astronaut’s Wife
Bad Santa
The Bomb
A Cinderella Story
Cloud Atlas
Crematorium: Season 1
Everyone’s Hero
Funny Games (US)
The Hollywood Masters: Season 1
Jackie Brown
The Last Mimzy
Lord of War
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Maz Jobrani: Immigrant (Netflix Original)
Nola Circus
The Number 23
Opening Night
Practical Magic
The Royal House of Windsor: Season 1
Sleepy Hollow
Small Soldiers
Surviving Escobar – Alias JJ: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Tie The Knot
The Truth About Alcohol
The Wedding Party
Who Gets the Dog?
Wild Wild West

August 2
The Founder
Jab We Met

August 3
The Invisible Guardian

August 4
Icarus (Netflix Original)
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

August 5

August 8
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 7 Episodes 1-13

August 9
Black Site Delta

August 10
Diary of an Exorcist – Zero

August 11
Atypical: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Naked (Netflix Original Film)
True and The Rainbow Kingdom: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
White Gold (Netflix Original)

August 13
Arthur and the Invisibles
Hot Property
Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

August 14
The Outcasts
Urban Hymn

August 15
All These Sleepless Nights
Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo (Netflix Original)
Donald Cried
Murderous Affair: Season 1
My Ex-Ex
A New Economy
The Sweet Life

August 16

August 18
Dinotrux: Season 5 (Netflix Original)
Glitter Force Doki Doki: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
I Am Sam
Marvel’s The Defenders: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
What Happened to Monday (Netflix Original Film)

August 19
Hide and Seek

August 20
Camera Store

August 21
Bad Rap
Beautiful Creatures
Gomorrah: Season 2

August 22
Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast (Netflix Original)
Sadie’s Last Days on Earth

August 23
Feel Rich

August 25
Disjointed: Part 1 (Netflix Original)
Death Note (Netflix Original Film)
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 5 (Netflix Original)
Once Upon a Time: Season 6

August 29
Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack
The Good Place: Season 1
Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face (Netflix Original)

August 31
Be Afraid

Here’s what’s leaving Netflix in August

Leaving August 1
10 Things I Hate About You
Justice League Unlimited: Seasons 1-2
Justice League: Seasons 1-2
Babe Winkelman’s Outdoor Secrets: 2014: Quarter 4
Babe: Pig in the City
Beneath the Helmet
Black Widow
The Delivery Man: Season 1
The Diabolical
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
Electric Slide
From the Terrace
From Time to Time
Goodbye World
The Heavy Water War: Season 1
The Hunt: Season 1
Hunter X Hunter : Seasons 1-5
Josef Fritzl: Story of a Monster
The Little Engine That Could
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Malibu’s Most Wanted
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery
Teacher’s Pet
The Verdict
Young Justice: Seasons 1-2
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Leaving August 4

Leaving August 5
Pelican Dreams
Personal Gold: An Underdog Story

Leaving August 6
Human Capital
The Spoils of Babylon: Season 1

Leaving August 9
The Five Venoms

Leaving August 10

Leaving August 11
Four Blood Moons
Jesus People: The Movie
Patch Town
Two Days, One Night

Leaving August 14
Food Matters

Leaving August 15
American Dad!: Seasons 1-4
Changing Seas: Seasons 3-6
Close Quarter Battle: Season 1
The New Frontier: Season 1
To Kill a Mockingbird
Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries: Season 1

Leaving August 23
The Summer of Sangaile

Leaving August 24
Gun Woman

Leaving August 25
October Gale
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

Leaving August 28
Revenge: Seasons 1-4

Leaving August 30
The League: Seasons 1-7

Leaving August 31
Space Warriors

Note that these are just highlights; Stream On Demand will be keeping an eye out for other notable films and TV shows that arrive through the month.

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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