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New on Netflix August 2022: The best shows, movies and original series coming soon

om Sturridge as Dream, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death in The Sandman
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The list of what's new on Netflix in August 2022 is long enough to feel endless. As usual, the streaming service is releasing a ton of original series, movies, comedy specials, documentaries and family programs for your streaming entertainment. There's always something to watch on Netflix among the new movies and shows every weekend

The big new release is the long-awaited Neil Gaiman adaptation The Sandman, which stars Tom Sturridge as Dream aka Morpheus. Spinoff Selling the OC spotlights luxurious real estate and office drama in Orange County.  

In returning series, Never Have I Ever season 3 is back with more teen romantic hijinks, while Locke and Key season 3 wraps up the supernatural tale. 

Atop the list of new Netflix movies is the vampire thriller Day Shift with Jamie Foxx.

If you want to browse by specific genres, check out our guides to the best family movies on Netflix, best comedies on Netflix, best Netflix documentaries, best romantic movies on Netflix and the best horror movies on Netflix

Plus, dig into Netflix hidden features which will let you access secret categories, games and more.

In addition to the list of what's new on Netflix for August 2022, we've also got a list of what's leaving Netflix this month.

New on Netflix: Editors' recommendations

The Sandman

Welcome to the World of Dreams. Neil Gaiman's beloved DC graphic gets a long-awaited series adaptation. It follows Morpheus aka Dream (Tom Sturridge), who can move between his realm and that of the awake, human world. Then, he is captured and held captive by the occultist Roderick Burgess (Charles Dance), triggering reality itself to be threatened. When Morpheus escapes, he must work to fix his cosmic and human mistakes.

Premieres August 5

Never Have I Ever season 3

It's official: Devi has a boyfriend! Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) is now publicly dating Paxton Hall-Yoshida (Darren Barnet), after his romantic arrival at the school dance. That left her academic rival/boyfriend-for-a-minute Ben Gross (Jaren Lewison) pining for her on the sidelines. Devi will have to get used to being in an honest-to-goodness relationship, which comes with more complications than she ever imagined.

Premieres August 12

Our top selections are in bold, and we've got official synopses from Netflix to help explain its latest originals.

New on Netflix: Coming soon in August

  • Delhi Crime: Season 2 🇮🇳 (Netflix Series)
    When a chain of distinctly grisly murders suggests the return of a feared criminal gang, DCP Vartika heads the case under media and public pressure.
  • Partner Track (Netflix Series)
    Ingrid Yun fights to make partner — and keep her moral compass — at an elite New York City law firm while balancing love, friendships and family duties.

Arriving on Netflix August 1

  • Big Tree City 🇬🇧( Netflix Family)
    A team of animal heroes with special skills and speedy vehicles work together to keep Big Tree City safe and solve the town's trickiest problems.
  • 28 Days
  • 8 Mile
  • Above the Rim
  • The Age of Adaline
  • Battle: Los Angeles
  • Bridget Jones's Baby
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
  • Constantine
  • Dinner for Schmucks
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Footloose (2011)
  • Hardcore Henry
  • Legends of the Fall
  • Love & Basketball
  • Made of Honor
  • Men in Black
  • Men in Black 3
  • Men in Black II
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Monster-in-Law
  • No Strings Attached
  • Pawn Stars: Season 13
  • Polly Pocket: Season 4: Part 2: Tiny Taste Adventure
  • She's Funny That Way
  • Space Jam (1996)
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Top Gear: Season 29-30
  • The Town
  • Woman in Gold

Arriving on Netflix August 2

  • Flight
  • Ricardo Quevedo: Tomorrow Will Be Worse 🇨🇴 (Netflix Comedy)
    From road rage to couples fighting during the pandemic, comic Ricardo Quevedo examines the absurdity of the situations that try our patience.

Arriving on Netflix August 3

  • Buba 🇩🇪 (Netflix Film)
    When a small-town con artist joins the local mafia with his manipulative brother, his obsession with balancing his karma gets hilariously brutal.
  • Clusterf**k: Woodstock '99 (Netflix Documentary)
    Woodstock 1969 promised peace and music, but its '99 revival delivered three days of rage, riots and real harm. Why did it go so horribly wrong?
  • Don’t Blame Karma! 🇲🇽(Netflix Film)
    When her model sister and high-school crush start dating, fashion designer Sara must decide whether her alleged bad luck is the real culprit behind this.
  • Good Morning, Verônica: Season 2 🇧🇷(Netflix Series)
    Presumed to be dead, Verônica works to unravel the mysteries of the religious cult that fuels abuse and corruption within the government.

Arriving on Netflix August 4

  • Lady Tamara 🇪🇸 (Netflix Series)
    The glamorous life of socialite Tamara Falcó takes center stage in this reality series as she balances work, play and her famous family.
  • KAKEGURUI TWIN 🇯🇵(Netflix Anime)
    Determined to climb up the social ladder, Mary Saotome invests everything she has into what her elite high school values most: high stakes gambling.
  • Super Giant Robot Brothers (Netflix Family)
    Once the squabbling stops, the battling begins! Robot siblings Shiny and Thunder and their whiz inventor must defend Earth when space monsters attack.
  • Wedding Season (Netflix Film)
    Under parental pressure to find spouses, Asha and Ravi pretend to date during a summer of weddings — but their ruse goes awry when feelings turn real.

Arriving on Netflix August 5

  • Carter 🇰🇷 (Netflix Film)
    A man wakes up missing his memories. Directed by a mysterious voice from a device in his ear, he sets off on a hostage rescue mission rife with danger.
  • Darlings 🇮🇳( Netflix Film)
    Badru hopes her volatile husband will reform if he stops drinking. But when his rage goes too far, she and her mom boldly, albeit clumsily, seek revenge.
  • The Informer
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (Netflix Film)
    The teen turtles and their mystic ninja powers are put to the ultimate test when ruthless creatures from another universe look to unleash extreme chaos.
  • The Sandman (Netflix Series)
    After years of imprisonment, Morpheus — the King of Dreams — embarks on a journey across worlds to find what was stolen from him and restore his power.
  • Skyfall

Arriving on Netflix August 6

  • Reclaim 🇹🇼(Netflix Film)
    Shouldering all of her family's responsibilities, a mother scrambles to find a bigger apartment for her suddenly crowded household.

Arriving on Netflix August 7

  • Riverdale: Season 6

Arriving on Netflix August 8

  • Code Name: Emperor 🇪🇸 (Netflix Film)
    An intelligence agent tasked with incriminating a squeaky-clean politician must decide if there are still some lines he won't cross.
  • Team Zenko Go: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
    Runaway robo-dogs, sleepwalking uncles and troublesome tots! These kid heroes in hiding are finding more ways to help around the town of Harmony Harbor.

Arriving on Netflix August 9

  • I Just Killed My Dad (Netflix Documentary)
    I Just Killed My Dad is an unprecedented documentary series, which tells the unbelievable, never-been-told-before true story of the Templet family. Anthony Templet shot his father and never denied it. But why he did it is a complex question with profound implications that go far beyond one family.
  • The Nice Guys

Arriving on Netflix August 10

  • Bank Robbers: The Last Great Heist 🇦🇷(Netflix Documentary)
    Through candid interviews, the perpetrators of Argentina's most notorious bank heist detail how — and why — they carried out the radical 2006 operation.
  • Heartsong 🇹🇷 (Netflix Film)
    While serenading a wedding that quickly implodes, a nomadic musician falls for the bride, who runs afoul of her family. Now he has to save her life.
  • Indian Matchmaking: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
    Sima Taparia, everyone's favorite matchmaker, returns for another season of helping eligible, eccentric and eager clients find their future spouses.
  • Instant Dream Home (Netflix Series)
    A team of rapid-fire renovators takes big risks and makes painstaking plans to transform families' homes from top to bottom in just 12 hours.
  • Iron Chef Brazil 🇧🇷 (Netflix Series)
    Welcome to Iron Chef Brazil! In this cooking competition, rising culinary talents battle Brazil's greatest chefs for a chance to be named Iron Legend.
  • Locke & Key: Season 3 (Netflix Series)
    In the thrilling final chapter of the series, the Locke family uncovers more magic as they face a demonic new foe who's dead-set on possessing the keys.
  • School Tales The Series 🇹🇭 (Netflix Series)
    Unspeakable horrors roam the halls of high school in this anthology featuring ghost stories directed by seasoned Thai horror directors.

Arriving on Netflix August 11

  • Dope
  • DOTA: Dragon's Blood: Book 3 (Netflix Anime)
    The time has come for brave warriors to conquer an indomitable foe. But can the ultimate sacrifice bring lasting peace — to all possible worlds?
  • Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story (Netflix Documentary)
    A raw and immersive feature film that follows competitive skateboarding icon Leo Baker in the lead up to the 2020 Olympics. 

Arriving on Netflix August 12

  • 13: The Musical (Netflix Film)
    After moving from New York to Indiana in the wake of his parents' divorce, a clever middle schooler is determined to throw the best bar mitzvah ever.
  • A Model Family 🇰🇷 (Netflix Series)
    After unwittingly stealing money from a cartel, a cash-strapped professor finds the only way to save his broken family is by working as a drug courier.
  • Day Shift (Netflix Film)
    Jamie Foxx stars as a hard working blue collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income, hunting and killing vampires as part of an international Union of vampire hunters.
  • Never Have I Ever: Season 3 (Netflix Series)
    Devi and her friends may finally be single no more. But they're about to learn that relationships come with a lot of self-discovery — and all the drama.

Arriving on Netflix August 15

  • Ancient Aliens: Season 4
  • Deepa & Anoop (Netflix Family)
    Joined by her color-changing pet elephant, a joyful little girl creates music, merriment and mischief at her Indian family's Mango Manor hotel.
  • Learn to Swim

Arriving on Netflix August 16

  • Untold: Volume 2 (Netflix Documentary) (New episodes weekly)
    The critically-acclaimed series returns with a four-week docu-series event that once again brings fresh eyes to epic tales from the wide world of sports. 

Arriving on Netflix August 

  • High Heat 🇲🇽 (Netflix Series)
    When clues to his brother's murder lead Poncho to a fire brigade, he joins it to investigate further and finds romance, family... and a serial killer.
  • Junior Baking Show: Season 6 🇬🇧 (Netflix Series)
    Britain's most talented young bakers wow judges with cakes, biscuits, breads and more in this kid-focused spinoff of "The Great British Baking Show."
  • Look Both Ways (Netflix Film)
    On the night of her college graduation, Natalie's life splits into parallel realities after she takes a pregnancy test. What will life and love bring?
  • Royalteen 🇳🇴 (Netflix Film)
    A teenager struggles to keep her scandal-ridden past and a big secret from getting out when she strikes up an unlikely romance with the crown prince.
  • Unsuspicious 🇧🇷 (Netflix Series)
    Conned by the same playboy, three women and their families go to his mansion to get answers — and must stay for an investigation when he’s found dead.

Arriving on Netflix August 18

  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Season 3 (Netflix Family)
    With Skeletor intent on controlling the universe, He-Man and his heroic squad must fulfill their destinies. The epic battle for ultimate power is on!
  • Inside the Mind of a Cat (Netflix Documentary)
    Cat experts dive into the mind of the feline to reveal the true capabilities of the pouncing pet in this captivating and cuddly documentary.
  • Tekken: Bloodline (Netflix Anime)
    After losing his home to a powerful enemy, a hot-tempered fighter trains under his zealous grandfather while awaiting his chance for revenge.

Arriving on Netflix August 19

  • The Cuphead Show!: Part 2 (Netflix Family)
    Follow the misadventures of the impulsive Cuphead and his easily swayed brother Mugman in this animated series based on the hit video game.
  • Echoes (Netflix Series)
    Identical twins Leni and Gina have secretly swapped lives since they were children. But their world is thrown into disarray when one sister goes missing.
  • The Girl in the Mirror (Alma) 🇪🇸 (Netflix Series)
    After losing her memory in a bizarre accident that kills most of her classmates, Alma tries to unravel what happened that day — and regain her identity.
  • Glow Up: Season 4 🇬🇧 (Netflix Series)
    Ten new contestants test the limits of their creativity as they tackle a variety of challenges in hopes of becoming the next big name in makeup.       
  • Kleo 🇩🇪 (Netflix Series)
    After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a former East German spy resolves to find out who betrayed her and why — and use her lethal skills to exact revenge.
  • The Next 365 Days (Netflix Film)

Arriving on Netflix August 20

  • Fullmetal Alchemist The Revenge of Scar 🇯🇵 (Netflix Film)
    In this sequel to the first feature film, the Elric brothers meet their toughest opponent yet — a lone serial killer with a large scar on his forehead.

Arriving on Netflix August 21

  • A Cowgirl's Song

Arriving on Netflix August 23

  • Chad and JT Go Deep (Netflix Series)
    Best bros Chad and JT set out to spread positivity through community activism and chill vibes in this raucous prank comedy series.

Arriving on Netflix August 24

  • Lost Ollie (Netflix Series)
    A toy searches the countryside for the young boy who lost him in this family series inspired by the book "Ollie's Odyssey."
  • Mo (Netflix Series)
    In Texas, Mo straddles the line between two cultures, three languages and a pending asylum request while hustling to support his Palestinian family.
  • Queer Eye: Brazil 🇧🇷 (Netflix Series)
    The uplifting makeover series hits Brazil with a new Fab Five and more courageous journeys of transformation — along with lots of tears and laughs.
  • Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee 🇬🇧 (Netflix Documentary)
    He’s the original computer genius gone rogue, inventor of one of the most successful (and most hated) pieces of software of all time: McAfee Anti-Virus. At his peak, John McAfee was worth $100 million. But when his neighbour was murdered, McAfee went on the run - and invited a film crew with him. 
  • Selling The OC (Netflix Series)
    The Oppenheim Group expands to Orange County, where an all-new real estate team shows off lavish oceanfront listings and big personalities make waves.
  • Under Fire (Netflix Series)
    At East Bank Station, a close-knit team of firefighters must balance a dangerous, high-stress job, personal challenges and professional setbacks.
  • Watch Out, We're Mad 🇮🇹 (Netflix Film)
    In this reboot of the 1970s Bud Spencer and Terence Hill film, two brothers estranged for 25 years reunite to reclaim their father's beloved dune buggy.

Arriving on Netflix August 25

  • Angry Birds: Summer Madness: Season 3 (Netflix Family)
    Teen birds Red, Chuck, Bomb and Stella are crashing through Camp Splinterwood with their fellow feathered campers for a summer of high-flying hijinks!
  • History 101: Season 2 🇬🇧 (Netflix Documentary)
    The bite-size history lessons return, this time to investigate psychedelic drugs, weaponized lasers and even bottled water.
  • Rilakkuma's Theme Park Adventure 🇯🇵(Netflix Anime)
    Cuddly bear Rilakkuma and his lovable friends have a day full of adventure at a sweets-themed amusement park that's about to close its doors forever.
  • That's Amor (Netflix Film)
    After her job and relationship implode on the same day, Sofia starts from scratch — and meets a dashing Spanish chef who might be her missing ingredient.

Arriving on Netflix August 26

  • Disobedience
  • Drive Hard: The Maloof Way (Netflix Series)
    Legendary racer Sammy Maloof and his family of racers and stunt drivers build the world’s baddest cars to make sure their clients take the checkered flag on race day. 
  • Loving Adults 🇩🇰 (Netflix Film)
    The thin line between love and hate turns deadly when a wife discovers her husband’s affair — and they both take extreme measures to get what they want.
  • Ludik 🇿🇦 (Netflix Series)
    To save a kidnapped family member, an enterprising furniture tycoon must use his secret diamond smuggling operation to transport guns across the border.
  • Me Time (Netflix Film)
    When a stay-at-home dad finds himself with some “me time” for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away, he reconnects with his former best friend for a wild weekend that nearly upends his life.
  • Seoul Vibe 🇰🇷 (Netflix Film)
    In the days leading up to the 1988 Seoul Olympics, a ragtag team of drivers and mechanics go undercover to dismantle a massive money-laundering ring.

Arriving on Netflix August 29

  • Under Her Control 🇪🇸 (Netflix Film)
    An ambitious young woman enters into an unusual arrangement with her charismatic boss. By the time doubts creep in, it may be too late to back out.
  • Mighty Express: Season 7 🇨🇦 (Netflix Family)
    Nate, Flicker and the rest of the trains raise the rails for more thrilling deliveries, special missions and lighthearted lessons on the track.

Arriving on Netflix August 30

  • I AM A KILLER: Season 3 🇬🇧 (Netflix Documentary)
    While serving hard time for murder, inmates recount their crimes and reflect on how their actions destroyed lives — including their own.

Arriving on Netflix August 31

  • Club América vs Club América 🇲🇽 (Netflix Documentary)
    This docuseries depths into the past and present of America, the most winning and controversial soccer club in Mexico. 
  • Family Secrets 🇵🇱(Netflix Series)
    A couple's wedding day threatens to turn disastrous when they begin to unravel a web of secrets and lies that connects their two families.
  • I Came By 🇬🇧 (Netflix Film)
    A graffiti artist who targets homes of the elite uncovers a twisted secret in a hidden basement — triggering events that put his loved ones in danger.

What's leaving Netflix in August 2022

Leaving 8/4/22
They've Gotta Have Us: Season 1

Leaving 8/5/22
Screwball

Leaving 8/7/22
We Summon the Darkness

Leaving 8/9/22
Demonic
The Saint

Leaving 8/10/22
Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Leaving 8/15/22
Endless Love
Selfless

Leaving 8/20/22
The Conjuring

Leaving 8/23/22
Young & Hungry: Seasons 1-5

Leaving 8/24/22
The November Man
Wheel of Fortune: Season 35-37

Leaving 8/25/22
Taxi Driver
The Visit

Leaving 8/27/22
Wind River

Leaving 8/30/22
In the Line of Fire

Leaving 8/31/22
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
Agatha Christie's Crooked House
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Cliffhanger
The Dark Knight Rises
The Departed
GoodFellas
Grown Ups
Halloween
Just Like Heaven
Kung Fu Panda 2
Major Dad: Seasons 1-4
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible II
Premonition
Public Enemies
Rise of the Guardians
Soul Surfer
Starship Troopers
Titanic
We Are Marshall
Wyatt Earp

Kelly Woo
Kelly Woo

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.