Coming and Going on Netflix in August 2018

Matt Groening animated series for Netflix

Netflix adds Matt Groening to its programming family in August with his new animated series Disenchanment, his irreverent take on fantasy adventures, and continues its run of original movies with the comedy Like Father with Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer,

British drama The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society with Lily James, and high school romantic comedy To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Also coming in August are family sitcom All About the Washingtons with Joseph Simmons (aka Rev Run) and Justine Simmons, young adult superhero drama The Innocents from UK and The Ponysitter’s Club for teens and tweens, plus a new season of Ozark and a collection of new foreign language productions: historical drama Mr. Sunshine from South Korea and crime dramas Ultraviolet from Poland and Deadwind from Finland.

Of course, Netflix is still bringing in movies, including the hard-edged frontier western Hostiles with Christian Bale, and TV shows from the networks, including new seasons of The Good Place, The 100, and The Originals.

Older films joining the rotating library include the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men, Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino and Million Dollar Baby, Christopher Nolan Batman Begins with Christian Bale

Among the titles leaving Netflix in August are Pixar’s Finding Dory, St. Vincent with Bill Murray, The 40-Year-Old Virgin with Steve Carrell, the R-rated animated feature Sausage Party, and Miike Takashi’s samurai action hit 13 Assassins.

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

August 1
The Aviator
Batman Begins
Chernobyl Diaries
Edge of Fear
The Golden Compass
Gran Torino
House of Deadly Secrets
The Informant!
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
P.S. I Love You
Steel Magnolias

August 2

August 3

Brij Mohan Amar Rahe (Netflix Original Film)
Cocaine Coast (Netflix Original)
Dinotrux Supercharged: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
I AM A KILLER (Netflix Original)
Like Father (Netflix Original Film)
Marching Orders (Netflix Original)

August 4
Flavors of Youth: International Version (Netflix Original)
Mr. Sunshine (Streaming Every Saturday) (Netflix Original)
On Children (Netflix Original)

August 5
Paid in Full

August 9
Perdida (Netflix Original Film)
The Originals: Season 5

August 10
72 Dangerous Animals: Asia (Netflix Original)
Afflicted (Netflix Original)
All About the Washingtons (Netflix Original)
Demetri Martin: The Overthinker (Netflix Original)
Insatiable (Netflix Original)
La casa de las flores (Netflix Original)
Million Pound Menu (Netflix Original)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Netflix Original Film)
The Package (Netflix Original Film)
The Ponysitters Club (Netflix Original)
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 7 (Netflix Original)
Zion (Netflix Original)

August 11
No Country for Old Men

August 13
Alexander: The Ultimate Cut
The Nut Job
Splash and Bubbles: Season 2

August 15
Adventures in Public School
The 100: Season 5

August 16
Evan Almighty
Wish I Was Here

August 17
Disenchantment (Netflix Original)
Magic for Humans (Netflix Original)
Pinky Malinky (Netflix Original)
Spirit Riding Free: Season 6 (Netflix Original)
Stay Here (Netflix Original)
The Motive (Netflix Original Film)
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (Netflix Original Film)
Ultraviolet (Netflix Original)

August 19
The Investigator: A British Crime Story: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

August 21
Year One

August 23
Deadwind (Netflix Original)
Follow This (Netflix Original)
Great News: Season 1

August 24
Ask the StoryBots: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Bert Kreischer: Secret Time (Netflix Original)
Ghoul (Netflix Original)
The After Party (Netflix Original Film)
The Innocents (Netflix Original)
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Young & Hungry: Season 5

August 28
The Good Place: Season 2

August 29
Inequality for All

August 31
Inside the Criminal Mind (Netflix Original)
Ozark: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Paradise PD (Netflix Original)
The Comedy Lineup: Part 2 (Netflix Original)
The Laws of Thermodynamics (Netflix Original Film)
Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest (Netflix Original)
Undercover Law (Netflix Original)

Leaving Netflix in August

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
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
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

Leaving August 23
Sausage Party

Leaving August 25
The Road

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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