What's New on Netflix in August, and Our Top 3 Picks

What's New on Netflix in August, and Our Top 3 Picks
  • Whiplash was nominated for Best Picture at the 2015 Oscars
  • Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down is Netflix's most expensive show
  • Release dates may vary for some entries

Netflix's July offerings turned out to be better than expected - the third season of animated comedy BoJack Horseman continued the series' fine run of form, and Stranger Things turned out to be a sleeper hit - you should read our spoiler-free review if you haven't seen it yet. August seems to be the lightest month Netflix India has on offer since its launch this year, but there should still be enough to keep you occupied while it pours outside.

Whiplash / August 1
J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man) and Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) were both terrific in this Damien Chazelle written-and-directed 2014 film about an aspiring drummer, which picked up 3 Oscars out of 5 nominations and reignited the debate about the methodology of teachers and mentors.


The Gift / August 1
Joel Edgerton wrote, directed and starred in this 2014 mystery-thriller alongside Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Rebecca Hall (The Prestige) about a man who comes into a married couple's life with a gift.


How to Get Away with Murder: Season 2 / August 29
Viola Davis' role as law professor and criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating has drawn much praise in the show's two-year run, landing her an Emmy win last year and two Golden Globe nominations along the way.


Holding the Man (2015) / August 1
Peaky Blinders: Season 3 (2013 - Present) / August 1
Blackstone: Season 1-5 (2011 - Present) / August 1
The Get Down: Season 1 (2016 - Present) / August 12
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003) / August 19
XOXO (2016) / August 26

Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016) / August 1
The Grand Seduction (2013) / August 1

Scream: Season 2 (Ongoing) / August 1
It Follows (2014) / August 1

Unbranded (2015) / August 1
Churchill's Darkest Decision (2009) / August 1
Fearless (2016) / August 19

David Cross: Making America Great Again (2016) / August 5
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We've Been Thinking... (2016) / August 26

From India
Saala Khadoos (2016) / August 1

Beat Bugs: Season 1 (2016 - Present) / August 3
Project MC2 (2015) / August 12
Puffin Rock: Season 2 (2015 - Present) / August 17

Even After High: Epic Winter: Season 5 (2016) / August 5
Glitter Force: Season 2 (2012 - 2013) / August 26

Note: In the past, Netflix hasn't always received approvals / rights on time so the actual release dates mentioned above may vary.


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Akhil Arora covers entertainment for Gadgets 360, interviewing stars such as Christian Bale and Anurag Kashyap, covering series premieres, product and service launches across the globe, and looking at American blockbusters and Indian dramas from a global socio-political and feminist perspective. As a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic, Akhil has reviewed over 150 movies and TV shows in over half a decade at Gadgets 360. When he is not completely caught up with new film and TV releases, Akhil ...More
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