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New on Netflix August 2021: The best shows, movies and original series coming soon

New on Netflix August 2021: The Kissing Booth 3
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Get ready for a slew of movies and shows that are new on Netflix in August 2021. This month brings more Netflix original series, movies, comedy specials, documentaries and family programs for your streaming entertainment. Choosing your next weekend binge is easy with all of these options that are new on Netflix.

The August lineup has a lot to offer, starting with The Kissing Booth 3, the conclusion of the teen romance trilogy. Paris Hilton's got a cooking show (!) called, naturally, Cooking With Paris. Emmy winner Sandra Oh takes on a very different series from Killing Eve in The Chair, which sees her star as a university professor. And the anime film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf expands the universe of Netflix's popular fantasy series.

What are some other things new on Netflix in July? The streamer is debuting UNTOLD, a five-part documentary film series that focuses on major events from sports. The first installment is Malice at the Palace, which examines the infamous Pacers-Pistons brawl. And the teen rom-com He's All That puts a spin on the 1999 classic She’s All That.

If you want to browse by specific genres, check out our guides to the best family movies on Netflix, the 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 2021, we've also got a list of what's leaving Netflix this month.

Our top selections are in bold, and we've got official synopses from Netflix to help explain its latest originals that you might not know about.

New on Netflix: Coming soon in August 2021

  • Comedy Premium League (Netflix Series) 🇮🇳
  • D.P. (Netflix Series) 🇰🇷

New on Netflix August 1

  • 30 Rock: Seasons 1-7
  • Beethoven
  • Beethoven's 2nd
  • Beowulf
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Darwin’s Game
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Five Feet Apart
  • Friday Night Lights: Seasons 1-5
  • Good Luck Chuck
  • The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
  • Hunter X Hunter (2011): Seasons 5-6
  • Inception
  • The Lincoln Lawyer
  • The Losers
  • The Machinist
  • Magnolia
  • Major Payne
  • My Girl
  • My Girl 2
  • The Net
  • The Original Kings of Comedy
  • Pineapple Express
  • Poms
  • Seabiscuit
  • Space Cowboys
  • Team America: World Police

New on Netflix August 3

  • Pray Away  (Netflix Documentary)
    Survivors and ex-leaders of the so-called "conversion therapy" movement speak out about its harm to the LGBTQ community and its devastating persistence.
  • Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord (Netflix Documentary) 🇩🇪
  • Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified (Netflix Series)

New on Netflix August 4

  • Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami (Netflix Documentary)
    Two childhood friends go from high school dropouts to the most powerful drug kingpins in Miami in this true story of a crime saga that spanned decades.
  • Cooking With Paris (Netflix Series)
    With an anyone-can-cook attitude, Paris Hilton adds her own flair to every dish. Fun is just one edible glitter bomb away on this unique cooking show.
  • Aftermath
  • American Masters: Inventing David Geffen 
  • Control Z: Season 2 (Netflix Series) 🇲🇽
  • Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 3 (Netflix Series)

New on Netflix August 6

  • Vivo (Netflix Film)
    A music-loving kinkajou embarks on the journey of a lifetime to fulfill his destiny and deliver a love song for an old friend.
  • Hit & Run (Netflix Series)
  • Navarasa (Netflix Series) 🇮🇳
  • The Swarm (Netflix Film) 🇫🇷

New on Netflix August 8

  • Quartet

New on Netflix August 9

  • SHAMAN KING (Netflix Anime) 🇯🇵

New on Netflix August 10

  • UNTOLD (Netflix Documentary) (new films weekly)
    A five-part docuseries event brings fresh eyes to epic tales from the wide world of sports. From tennis to boxing to basketball, these stories aren’t the ones you’ve heard before, even if you think you have. Starting with: Malice at the Palace.
  • Gabby's Dollhouse: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
  • Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang (Netflix Comedy Special) 🇬🇧

New on Netflix August 11

  • Bake Squad (Netflix Series)
    In each episode of Bake Squad, four individually brilliant bakers will battle it out to see whose dessert will be chosen for someone’s extra special big day.
  • The Kissing Booth 3 (Netflix Film)
    It’s the summer before Elle heads to college, and she’s facing the hardest decision of her life: whether to move across the country with her dreamy boyfriend Noah or fulfill her lifelong promise to go to college with her BFF Lee. Whose heart will Elle break?
  • La diosa del asfalto
  • Misha and the Wolves (Netflix Documentary) 🇬🇧

New on Netflix August 12

  • AlRawabi School for Girls (Netflix Series) 🇯🇴
  • Lokillo: Nothing's the Same (Netflix Comedy Special) 🇨🇴
  • Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild (Netflix Anime)

New on Netflix August 13

  • Beckett (Netflix Film)
    Following a tragic car accident in Greece, Beckett, an American tourist, finds himself at the center of a dangerous political conspiracy –– and on the run for his life.
  • Brand New Cherry Flavor (Netflix Series)
    A filmmaker heads to Hollywood in the early '90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge — and kittens.
  • Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 5: South Pacific (Netflix Family)
  • Gone for Good (Netflix Series) 🇫🇷
  • The Kingdom (Netflix Series) 🇦🇷
  • Valeria: Season 2 (Netflix Series) 🇪🇸

New on Netflix August 15

  • Mother Goose Club: Seasons 3-4
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai: Season 1
  • Winx Club: Season 6

New on Netflix August 16

  • Walk of Shame

New on Netflix August 17

  • Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 5 (Netflix Family)
  • UNTOLD: Deal with the Devil (Netflix Documentary) 

New on Netflix August 18

  • The Defeated (Netflix Series) 🇩🇪
  • Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes (Netflix Documentary) 🇬🇧
  • Out of my league (Netflix Film) 🇮🇹
  • The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student (Netflix Film) 🇧🇷

New on Netflix August 19

  • Like Crazy

New on Netflix August 20

  • The Chair (Netflix Series)
    At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department.
  • Sweet Girl (Netflix Film)
    Devoted family man Ray Cooper, vows justice against the pharmaceutical company responsible for pulling a potentially life saving drug from the market just before his wife (Adria Arjona) dies from cancer. But when his search for the truth leads to a deadly encounter that puts Ray and his daughter Rachel (Isabela Merced) in harm’s way, Ray’s mission turns into a quest for vengeance in order to protect the only family he has left.
  • Everything Will Be Fine (Netflix Series) 🇲🇽
  • The Loud House Movie (Netflix Family)

New on Netflix August 23

  • The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (Netflix Anime)
    The world of “The Witcher” expands in this 2D anime film that explores a powerful new threat facing the Continent.

New on Netflix August 24

  • Oggy Oggy (Netflix Family) 🇫🇷
  • UNTOLD: Caitlyn Jenner (Netflix Documentary) 

New on Netflix August 25

  • Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed (Netflix Documentary)
    The never-before-seen story behind the prolific landscape artist and host of "The Joy of Painting," Bob Ross.
  • Clickbait (Netflix Series)
    In this thriller series, eight different points of view provide tantalizing clues to the perpetrator of a gruesome crime fueled by social media.
  • John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer (Netflix Documentary) 🇧🇷
  • Motel Makeover (Netflix Series)
  • The November Man
  • The Old Ways
  • Open Your Eyes (Netflix Series) 🇵🇱
  • Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes (Netflix Series) 🇳🇴
  • Rainbow High: Part 2
  • Really Love
  • The River Runner
  • Tayo the Little Bus: Season 4
  • The Water Man

New on Netflix August 26

  • EDENS ZERO (Netflix Anime) 🇯🇵
  • Family Reunion: Part 4 (Netflix Family) 

New on Netflix August 27

  • He's All That (Netflix Film)
    He's All That reimagines the original plot of the 1999 teen classic She’s All That. The contemporary story follows an influencer (Addison Rae) who accepts a challenge to turn the school’s biggest loser (Tanner Buchanan) into prom king.
  • I Heart Arlo (Netflix Family)
    Optimistic Arlo and his eclectic group of pals learn how to live together in a community, where everyone has their own idea of what's fun.
  • Titletown High (Netflix Series)

New on Netflix August 28

  • Bread Barbershop: Season 2
  • Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (Netflix Series) 🇰🇷

New on Netflix August 31

  • Sparking Joy (Netflix Series)
    Global organization icon and author Marie Kondo is back to help people transform their homes while transforming their lives in surprising and emotional way. Marie takes  her life changing method a step further to help three deserving businesses organize their workplace along with an emotional tidy up of one employee's life whether it's in the home, work, personal life and/or relationships.
  • UNTOLD: Crime and Penalties (Netflix Documentary) 

What’s leaving Netflix in August 2021

Leaving August 1
American Assassin

Leaving August 4

Leaving August 7
The Promise

Leaving August 9
El Cartel: Season 1
El Cartel 2: Season

Leaving August 12
Safety Not Guaranteed
Scary Movie 5

Leaving August 14
Mother Goose Club: Seasons 1-2

Leaving August 15
Jericho: Seasons 1-2
Wish I Was Here

Leaving August 20
Kill the Irishman
Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom
The Founder

Leaving August 22

Leaving August 26
The Angry Birds Movie 2

Leaving August 27
A Princess for Christmas

Leaving August 29
Strange but True

Leaving August 30
Casino Royale
The Eichmann Show
Full Out
Quantum of Solace
Stranger than Fiction

Leaving August 31
Angel Eyes
The Big Lebowski
The Departed
The Girl Next Door
Hey Arnold! The Movie
Hot Rod
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Love Actually
Love Happens
The Manchurian Candidate
Monsters vs. Aliens
The Muppets
Muppets Most Wanted
Nacho Libre
Moon Kingdom
Pootie Tang
The Prince & Me
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Extinction
The Ring
Road to Perdition
The Social Network
The Time Traveler's Wife

Kelly Woo

Kelly covers 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.