What's new on Netflix in August 2023? More like, what isn't new?! 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.
Heart of Stone, Heartstoppers season 3, The Upshaws season 4 and Ragnarok season 3 are among the titles hitting Netflix in August.
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.
In addition to the list of what's new on Netflix for August 2023, we've also got a list of what's leaving Netflix this month.
Full Netflix calendar for August 2023
Our top selections are in bold, and we've got official synopses from Netflix to help explain its latest originals.
Coming soon to Netflix in August 2023
Guns & Gulaabs (IN) (Netflix Series)
In the cartel-run town of Gulaabgunj, an unprecedented opium deal pulls a big-city cop and a lovesick mechanic into its chaotic clutches.
Risqué Business: Taiwan (KR) (Netflix Series)
Shin Dong-youp and Sung Si-kyung embark on a laughter-filled journey to Taiwan, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of its sex culture and business.
Arriving on Netflix August 1
Untold: Jake Paul the Problem Child (Netflix Documentary)
At 26, is Jake Paul the boxing world’s new savior or a “delusional” promoter who packs more punch in his marketing skills than in his right hand? It depends on whom you ask in UNTOLD: Jake Paul the Problem Child, an unflinching deep dive into how a wide-eyed kid from Ohio morphed from Internet sensation to most polarizing man in sports.
- 2 Fast 2 Furious
- Bee Movie
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
- Coming to America
- Despicable Me
- Despicable Me 2
- Eat Pray Love
- Fast & Furious
- Fast Five
- The Fast and the Furious
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Friends with Benefits
- It's Complicated
- The Jerk
- Just Go With It
- Lost in Translation
- Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
- No Strings Attached
- Pawn Stars: Season 14
- Terminator Genisys
- Ugly Betty: Seasons 1-4
Arriving on Netflix August 2
Mark Cavendish: Never Enough (UK) (Netflix Documentary)
Intimate and captivating, this documentary charts the meteoric rise, tragic downfall and unbelievable comeback of professional cyclist Mark Cavendish.
Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food (Netflix Documentary)
Through revealing interviews with experts and victims' families, this gripping documentary examines the problem of deadly foodborne illness in the US.
Soulcatcher (PL) (Netflix Film)
A military contractor hired to seize a weapon that turns people into savage killers seeks revenge when his brother falls victim to the device.
Arriving on Netflix August 3
Head to Head (SA) (Netflix Film)
Hilarity meets danger when a lovesick chauffeur and a bootleg mechanic mistakenly pick up a retired crime lord, igniting a wild, life-changing adventure.
Heartstopper: Season 2 (UK) (Netflix Series)
With exams, a school trip to Paris and prom on the horizon, Nick, Charlie and the gang must navigate the next stages of life, love and friendship.
The Last Hours of Mario Biondo (ES) (Netflix Documentary)
Questions persist about the last night of Mario Biondo, the husband of Spanish TV host Raquel Sánchez Silva. This true-crime series uncovers new details.
The Lincoln Lawyer: Season 2 Part 2 (Netflix Series)
As Lisa's trial approaches, Mickey faces doubts, setbacks and unexpected revelations. Lorna and Cisco plan for their big day, while Izzy makes big moves.
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (JP) (Netflix Film)
Bullied by his boss, worked around the clock, he's nothing more than a corporate drone. All it takes is a zombie outbreak for him to finally feel alive!
Arriving on Netflix August 4
The Big Nailed It Baking Challenge (Netflix Series)
After 7 seasons of eating A LOT of debatably edible treats, Nicole and Jacques are ready to up the ante and give a group of motivated but inexperienced bakers the opportunity of a lifetime. Over the course of 10 episodes, Nicole and Jacques will provide 10 bakers with every tool and resource they need to go from OH NO to PRO. They’ll be coached by world-renowned pastry chefs and be given the training necessary for a professional baker to succeed. The stakes and bakes are higher than ever because only the best bakers will make it to the end and compete for a huge cash prize that can help make their baking dreams come true!
Fatal Seduction: Volume 2 (ZA) (Netflix Series)
The dark and mysterious erotic thriller series from Steven Pillemer returns for a new season of lust, longing and betrayal.
Arriving on Netflix August 7
Gabby's Dollhouse: Season 8 (Netflix Family)
With all new songs and all new friends, the fun times never end for Gabby and her cute cat, Pandy Paws. Want to come along? It's time to get tiny!
Arriving on Netflix August 8
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 2 (JP) (Netflix Anime)
Reunited with Lancelot for the first time since their tragic accident, Tristan must learn to conquer his inner demons in order to save his mother's life.
Untold: Johnny Football (Netflix Documentary) (New UNTOLD stories weekly)
In 2012, the brightest star in all of sports was an undersized freshman quarterback at unheralded Texas A&M, whose fervor on the field was rivaled only by his hard-partying ways off it. Dubbed “Johnny Football,” the magnetic football player captured the nation’s attention and initially relished his alter ego: "I wanted to be Johnny Football. Johnny Football never had a bad time,” he says. But as the money rolled in, the scrutiny heightened, and Manziel rejected his newfound fame and suddenly lost his way. With astonishing candor, Manziel – along with his family, coaches, his former best friend, and his agent – details what happened behind the scenes as scandals piled up in the glare of paparazzi flashbulbs. He fumbled his shot at NFL success after the Cleveland Browns picked him in the first round of the NFL draft in 2014, but Manziel went on to search for something even greater: inner peace and happiness with a quieter life that he reveals here.
Zombieverse (KR) (Netflix Series)
In Seoul, where a zombie virus outbreak has run amok, who will outwit the undead in the face of challenging quests and come out alive?
Arriving on Netflix August 9
Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop (Netflix Documentary)
This timely limited doc series recontextualizes the role the irrepressible women of hip hop played throughout the revolutionary genre’s 50 years by reinserting them into the canon where they belong: at the center, from day one to present day.
Arriving on Netflix August 10
Marry My Dead Body (TW) (Netflix Film)
After finding an odd envelope, Policeman Ming-han's life takes a spooky turn: He's now wed to a ghost husband, and they must solve a crime together.
Mech Cadets (Netflix Family)
An underdog teen joins a group of young Cadets who've been chosen to bond with Robo Mechs from space and defend Earth against alien invaders.
Painkiller (Netflix Series)
A fictionalized retelling of events, PAINKILLER is a scripted limited series that explores some of the origins and aftermath of the opioid crisis in America, highlighting the stories of the perpetrators, victims, and truth-seekers whose lives are forever altered by the invention of OxyContin.
Arriving on Netflix August 11
Down for Love (NZ) (Netflix Documentary)
A heartwarming quest for love, this feel-good reality show follows several people with Down syndrome as they navigate the trials and triumphs of dating.
Heart of Stone (Netflix Film)
Rachel Stone (Gal Gadot) appears to be an inexperienced tech, on an elite MI6 unit headed up by lead agent Parker (Jamie Dornan). What her MI6 team doesn't know is that Stone actually works for the Charter — a covert peacekeeping organization, secret even from other spies, which uses cutting-edge technology to neutralize global threats. Rachel has been trained to be the consummate professional: a phenomenal field agent who sticks to the mission, follows the numbers, and trusts no one. When a routine mission is derailed by mysterious hacker Keya Dhawan (Alia Bhatt), Rachel’s two lives collide. As she races to protect the Charter and strives to beat the odds, her humanity might just be her biggest asset.
Arriving on Netflix August 12
Behind Your Touch (KR) (Netflix Series)
A psychic vet and a detective join forces to crack small-town cases — but their skills are tested when they unravel a chilling serial killer mystery.
Arriving on Netflix August 14
The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle: Season 4
Arriving on Netflix August 15
Ancient Aliens: Season 5
Ballers: Seasons 1-5
Jared Freid: 37 and Single (Netflix Comedy)
Introducing Jared Freid's hilarious stand-up comedy special, "37 & Single". In this uproarious performance, Jared, a self-proclaimed expert on the single life, takes us on a wild ride through the ups and downs of navigating the modern dating world. With a humorously annoyed perspective, he hilariously tackles the frustrations of apps, awkward set-ups, and the constant reminders from friends who have moved into the next phase of life. Join Jared as he explores the nuances of being single, growing up, gender reveal parties, and the inevitable break-ups that occur along the way. Get ready for a night of laughter and relatable stories as Jared sheds light on the joys and challenges of being 37 and still searching for that special someone.
Untold: Hall of Shame (Netflix Documentary) (New UNTOLD stories weekly)
Victor Conte's name is synonymous with the biggest doping scandal ever to rock the sports community, ensnaring top athletes such as baseball great Barry Bonds and track-and-field legends Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery. For 16 years, Conte swears BALCO Laboratories, his supplement and nutrition company based in the Bay Area, never dabbled in illegal, performance-enhancing drugs. But by 2000, he went to the dark side and became the go-to guy for athletes in search of steroids, fame, and world records. The film features interviews with several of Conte’s notable former associates – including Montgomery and the anti-doping and IRS authorities who helped send him to prison after a 42-count indictment – give harrowing testimony as the legend of one of sports’ most notorious names continues to unfold.
Arriving on Netflix August 16
At Home With The Furys (UK) (Netflix Series)
Undefeated heavyweight champion Tyson Fury retires from boxing to embrace the eccentricities of family life in this hilarious and heartfelt docusoap.
The Chosen One (MX) (Netflix Series)
Jodie, a twelve-year-old living in Baja California Sur, discovers he has Jesus-like powers. Will he answer his calling and fulfill his destiny?
DEPP V HEARD (GB) (Netflix Documentary)
Depp v Heard is a three-part series examining the infamous defamation case that captured the world’s attention and became the world's first trial by TikTok. Showing both testimonies side-by-side for the first time, this series explores this global media event, questioning the nature of truth and the role it plays in our modern society.
Arriving on Netflix August 17
My Dad the Bounty Hunter: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
The hunter becomes the hunted when Terry mysteriously goes missing, leaving his wife, kids — and Blobby — to search for him all over the universe.
The Upshaws: Part 4 (Netflix Series)
A working-class Black family in Indiana strives for a better life and a happy home while juggling everyday struggles in this comedy series.
Arriving on Netflix August 18
10 Days of a Bad Man (Netflix Film)
Battered, broken and bereaved, a private investigator must muscle his way through a tangle of lies to uncover the truth behind a mansion murder.
Love, Sex and 30 Candles (ZA) (Netflix Film)
In the year they all turn 30, four best friends navigate relationships, heartbreak and a and a shocking development that threatens to tear them apart.
Mask Girl (KR) (Netflix Series)
An office worker who is insecure about her looks becomes a masked internet personality by night — until a chain of ill-fated events overtakes her life.
The Monkey King (Netflix Family)
A monkey and his magical fighting stick team up on an epic quest, battling demons, dragons, gods and the greatest adversary of all: Monkey’s own ego!
Arriving on Netflix August 22
LIGHTHOUSE (JP) (Netflix Series)
Two leading entertainers casually get together for some real talk, shedding light on their vulnerabilities and worries, with lots of laughs along the way.
Untold: Swamp Kings (Netflix Documentary) (New UNTOLD stories weekly)
College football is life in Florida, nowhere more apparent than in the extraordinary story of the Florida Gators from 2005 to 2010. After a blazing run in the 1990s under Coach Steve Spurrier, the University of Florida’s winning streak had dried up by 2005. Enter Urban Meyer, the Gators’ demanding new head coach whose take-no-prisoners style breeds not only a string of legendary victories, but also unrelenting drama that rippled well beyond the locker room. In their own words through extensive sit-down interviews paired with archival footage, Meyer and the titans he coached (Brandon Siler, Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes, Major Wright, and Ahmad Black, among many others) give viewers a bird’s-eye view of how they catapulted the Florida Gators from underdogs to winners of two BCS National Championships.
Arriving on Netflix August 23
The Big Short
Destined with You (KR) (Netflix Series)
A lawyer bound by a centuries-old curse becomes entangled with a civil servant who holds the key to his freedom — igniting an unexpected romance.
Squared Love Everlasting (PL) (Netflix Film)
A flashy influencer and a down-to-earth teacher's committed relationship gets tested when a person from the past threatens their happily ever after.
The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
Five different couples, on the verge of marriage. One partner is ready to get married, the other isn’t quite as sure. An ultimatum is issued - and in just over eight weeks, they must commit to marriage, or move on. In the meantime, each will choose a new potential partner from one of the other couples, in a life-changing opportunity to get a glimpse of two different possible futures.
Arriving on Netflix August 24
Baki Hanma: Season 2 Part 2 (JP) (Netflix Anime)
New episodes of the martial-arts anime series.
Ragnarok: Season 3 (NO) (Netflix Series)
With the lines between good and evil blurred, Magne's fortitude is about to face its ultimate trial in an epic final battle of gods against giants.
Who is Erin Carter? (UK) (Netflix Series)
A British expat's tranquil life in Barcelona spirals out of control when an armed robbery at a supermarket exposes her secret... and violent past.
Arriving on Netflix August 25
Killer Book Club (Netflix Film)
Eight horror-loving friends fight for their lives when a killer clown who seems to know the grim secret they share begins to pick them off, one by one.
You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (Netflix Film)
Lifelong best friends Stacy (Sunny Sandler) and Lydia (Samantha Lorraine) have long dreamt of epic bat mitzvahs but when popular boy Andy Goldfarb (Dylan Hoffman) and Hebrew school drama come between them, their perfect plans go comically awry.
Arriving on Netflix August 30
Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones (Netflix Documentary)
Travel around the world with author Dan Buettner to discover five unique communities where people live extraordinarily long and vibrant lives.
Miss Adrenaline: A Tale of Twins (CO) (Netflix Series)
A competitive biker takes the identity of her long-lost identical twin sister to bring her killers to justice and get the truth behind their separation.
The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On: Season 2 (Netflix Series) (new episodes)
Arriving on Netflix August 31
Choose Love (Netflix Film)
Cami Conway has it all until she comes face to face with a kaleidoscope of tempting but tough choices. What she chooses depends wholly on you, the viewer. But be careful! Things don’t always play out like you think!
Karate Sheep: Season 2 (FR) (Netflix Family)
Armed with karate skills — and super cool gadgets — Wanda and Trico are back to protect their fluffy sheep friends from the wickedly hungry Wolf.
One Piece (Netflix Series)
Based on Japan’s highest-selling manga series in history by Eiichiro Oda, ONE PIECE is a legendary high-seas adventure unlike any other. Monkey D. Luffy is a young adventurer who has longed for a life of freedom since he can remember. Luffy sets off from his small village on a perilous journey to find the legendary fabled treasure, ONE PIECE, to become King of the Pirates! But in order to find the ultimate prize, Luffy will need to assemble the crew he’s always wanted before finding a ship to sail, searching every inch of the vast blue seas, outpacing the Marines, and outwitting dangerous rivals at every turn.
What's leaving Netflix in August 2023
Knightfall: Seasons 1-2
Winx Club: Seasons 6-7
A Knight's Tale
If Beale Street Could Talk
InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
InuYasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
InuYasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island
The Italian Job
Moving Art: Seasons 1-3
Open Season 2
Scream: Seasons 1-3
She's Gotta Have It
Sister, Sister: Seasons 1-6
Sleepless in Seattle