While the weather has kept most of us outdoors over the last few weeks, there’s no denying the appeal of a good binge-watch and thankfully, Netflix is updating their library for August.
Here are a few of the titles that piqued our interest…
The BIG TITLES
Gosford Park (2001) – Comedy set back in the 1930s following rich people who gather together, and a murder occurs.
The Hitman’s Apprentice (2012) – Comedy Thriller starring Tim Roth and Jack O’Connell.
Solomon Kane (2009) – Action fantasy movie directed by M.J. Bassett
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) – Johnny Depp stars in this Tim Burton movie.
World Trade Center (2006) – Nicholas Cage headlines this historical drama following two port authority police officers trapped beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center.
The Mule (2018) – A Korean war veteran turns into a Mexican cartel’s mule. Starring and directed by Clint Eastwood.
’71 (2014) – British movie set in 1971 about a young British soldier stuck in the deadly streets of Belfast during the troubles.
Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami (Limited Series) N – Docuseries about a pair of high school dropouts becoming drug kingpins in Miami.
Cooking with Paris (Season 1) N – Paris Hilton stars in her own cooking reality show.
Paddington (2014) – Everyone’s favorite (literally, I cannot find a single person that doesn’t love these movies) bear travels to London in search of a new home.
The Kissing Booth 3 (2021) N – The final installment of Netflix’s popular teen-drama trilogy will see Elle Evans make the biggest decision of her life, go to college with her boyfriend, or go to college with her best friend?
Beckett (2021) N – John David Washington stars as Beckett, an American tourist trapped in Greece at the center of a dangerous political conspiracy on the run for his life.
Downton Abbey (Seasons 1-6) – British period drama series that aired on ITV.
Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes (2021) N – British documentary on Dennis Nilsen who narrates via audiotapes his horrific crimes throughout the years.
The Defeated (Season 1) N – Set in 1946 Berlin, this series sees an American cop living in the city as it’s being engulfed by crime.
The Chair (Season 1) N – Sandra Oh stars as Ji-Yoon Kim, the Chair of an English department at a prestigious university.
Sweet Girl (2021) N – Action-thriller starring Jason Momoa as a vengeful widower who has vowed to take his revenge upon those responsible for the death of his wife, while also trying to protect his daughter.
He’s All That (2021) N – Genderswap reboot of the beloved 90s teen-comedy.
NETFLIX ORIGINAL TV SERIES
Control Z: Season 2 04/08
Someone intent on seeking vengeance for Luis starts targeting students and teachers at the high school as Sofía rushes to solve the latest mystery.
Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 3 04/08
As Gotham Garage’s star rises, Mark broadens his business strategy beyond “upgrade and trade” as he courts clients with big ideas and deep pockets.
Cooking With Paris 04/08
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.
Hit & Run 06/08
A man searching for the truth behind his wife’s death becomes caught up in a dangerous web of secrets and intrigue stretching from New York to Tel Aviv.
From amusement to awe, the nine human emotions of Indian aesthetic theory are explored in this anthology series.
Bake Squad 11/08
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.
AlRawabi School for Girls 12/08
The bullied outcasts at the prestigious Al Rawabi School for Girls plot a series of risky takedowns to get back at their tormentors.
Brand New Cherry Flavour 13/08
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.
Gone for Good 13/08
Ten years after losing the two people he loved most, a man finds himself plunged into another dizzying mystery when his girlfriend suddenly vanishes.
The Kingdom 13/08
After his running mate’s murder, a controversial preacher ascends as Argentina’s presidential candidate. But nothing about him is as holy as he seems.
Valeria: Season 2 13/08
The four friends support and lift each other up as they each make momentous decisions that will affect their respective careers and love lives.
The Defeated 18/08
In the summer of 1946, an American cop arrives in Berlin to help create a police force in the chaotic aftermath of the war.
The Chair 20/08
The Chair follows Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) as she navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at prestigious Pembroke University. Ji-Yoon is faced with a unique set of challenges as the first woman to chair the department, and as one of the few staff members of colour at the university. 6 x 30 min episodes.
Everything Will Be Fine 20/08
After falling out of love, a husband and wife create unconventional rules to keep their family together for the sake of their daughter.
Open Your Eyes 25/08
In the aftermath of tragedy, a teen finds herself at a memory disorder center, where she bonds with other patients who have experienced similar traumas.
In this thriller series, eight different points of view provide tantalizing clues to the perpetrator of a gruesome crime fueled by social media.
Motel Makeover 25/08
Two budding hospitality entrepreneurs look to expand their empire by renovating an old motel in Ontario — just as the COVID-19 pandemic hits.
Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes – TBA
She’s back from the dead and has a newfound thirst for blood. Meanwhile, her family’s funeral parlor desperately needs more business. Hmm, what if…
D.P. – TBA
After he’s taken under the wing of an eccentric corporal, a young Korean serviceman’s morality is tested as he tracks down deserters.
Titletown High 27/08
A sports reality series chronicling the lives, both on and off the field, of members of the Valdosta High School football team.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha 28/08
At a crossroads, a woman moves to a seaside village where she meets a handyman intent on helping his neighbours.
Good Girls: Season 4 31/08/
Under the watchful eye of the Feds, Beth, Ruby and Annie consider the perks and pitfalls of their work — all while Dean and Stan do the same.
Sparking Joy 31/08
Global organization icon and author Marie Kondo is back to help people transform their homes while transforming their lives in surprising and emotional ways in the new Netflix series, Sparking Joy.
WEEKLY TV SHOWS
Riverdale: Season 5
As senior year comes to a close, Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead navigate love, lust and loyalty — and even more mystery and mayhem.
When her husband is accused of taking part in an attempted military coup, a pregnant woman helps him prove his innocence. Inspired by true events.
A music-loving kinkajou embarks on a thrilling journey from Havana to Miami to fulfil his destiny and deliver a love song for an old friend.
The Swarm 06/08
A single mother breeds locusts as a high-protein food, but has trouble getting them to reproduce — until she finds they have a taste for blood.
The Kissing Booth 3 11/08
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?
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.
Out of my league 18/08
Tired of swiping through the dating scene with her besties in tow, a charming yet awkward woman with a rare genetic disorder sets her sights on love.
The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student 18/08
Looking to shake things up, two best friends embark on a life-changing adventure abroad as exchange students. But can they stay out of trouble?
Sweet Girl 20/08
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.
Final Set 27/08
A tennis pro who’s slipped down the rankings returns to the French Open in a bid to prove to everyone — including himself — that he’s not done yet.
He’s All That 27/08
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.
NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARIES
Pray Away 03/08
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 03/08
Max S. reveals how he built a drug empire from his childhood bedroom as a teen in the real story behind the series “How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast).”
Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami 04/08Two 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.
From the creators of Wild Wild Country, comes a five-part docuseries event that 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. Premiering weekly, each film kicks off at a pivotal moment — the big fight, the Olympics, the playoffs — and then delves deep into what happened beyond the headlines, as told by those who lived it, to reveal the grit, resilience, heartbreak, triumph, violence, comedy and pathos beneath the sweat.
UNTOLD: Malice at the Palace 10/08
Directed by Floyd Russ (Zion) and featuring never-before-seen footage, the famous Pacers-Pistons brawl is unravelled by those who lived it.
Untold: Deal With the Devil 17/08
UNTOLD: Deal with the Devil: Directed by Laura Brownson (The Rachel Divide, Lemon), boxer Christy Martin opens up about her battles in and out of the ring.
Untold: Caitlyn Jenner 2 4/08
UNTOLD: Caitlyn Jenner – Directed by Crystal Moselle (Betty, The Wolfpack) and told with an extraordinary collection of never-before-seen archival footage, including reels of newly discovered Olympic footage and home videos from the Jenner family, Caitlyn Jenner traces her life with new insight from winning gold to making the decision to transition to her relationship with her children.
Untold: Crime & Penalties 31/08
UNTOLD: Crime and Penalties: Directed by Chapman Way and Maclain Way, UNTOLD reveals the story of a misfit band of hockey players known as the Trashers, who were taking orders from the teenage son of an alleged mob boss.
Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes 18/08
British serial killer Dennis Nilsen narrates his life and crimes via a series of chilling audiotapes recorded from his jail cell.
John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer 25/08
Claiming to perform miracles, medium João Teixeira de Faria rises to international fame before horrifying abuse is revealed by survivors and prosecutors.
Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed 25/08
The never-before-seen story behind the prolific landscape artist and host of “The Joy of Painting,” Bob Ross.