Every month, kawarthaNOW is the only local media source to bring you a list of what’s coming to Netflix Canada. Here are some highlights of what’s coming to Netflix in August.
The Chair is a new six-part comedy series starring Ontario-born Sandra Oh (Killing Eve, Grey’s Anatomy) as the first female and woman of colour to chair the failing English department at the fictional Pembroke University. It premieres on Netflix on Friday, August 20th.
Also premiering on August 20th is the Netflix film Sweet Girl, starring Jason Momoa as a devoted husband who vows justice against the pharmaceutical company responsible for pulling a potentially life saving drug from the market just before his wife dies from cancer, while protecting his daughter (Isabela Merced) from those trying to stop him.
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If you’re fan of The Joy of Painting, the Netflix documentary Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed presents the never-before-seen story behind the prolific landscape artist. It premieres on
Wednesday, August 25th.
Also premiering on August 25th is the Netflix reality series Motel Makeover, in which two budding hospitality entrepreneurs look to expand their empire by renovating an old motel in Ontario just as the COVID-19 pandemic hits, and the Netflix thriller series Clickbait, where eight different points of view provide tantalizing clues to the perpetrator of a gruesome crime fuelled by social media.
Global organization icon Marie Kondo returns to Netflix on Tuesday, August 31st with her new series Sparking Joy, where she helps three deserving businesses organize their workplace along with an emotional tidy up of one employee’s life. Viewers will also get to step into Marie’s home to meet her family and get a glimpse into how she tidies up her daily life.
VIDEO: “The Chair” sneak peek
Other new Netflix series include Cooking With Paris (Aug. 4), Hit & Run (Aug. 6), Bake Squad (Aug. 11), Brand New Cherry Flavor (Aug. 13), and Titletown High (Aug. 27). Returning Netflix series include season three of Car Masters: Rust to Riches (Aug. 4), season five of Riverdale (Aug. 12 with new episodes weekly), and season four of Good Girls (Aug. 31).
Other Netflix documentaries include Pray Away (Aug. 3), Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami (Aug. 4), and Misha and the Wolves (Aug. 11), and other Netflix films include 76 (Aug. 4), Vivo (Aug. 6), Beckett (Aug. 13), He’s All That (Aug. 27),
Theatrically released movies include Body of Lies, Chocolat, Hugo, the Jackass franchise, Jerry Maguire, Looper, Menace II Society, the Star Trek reboot and Star Trek Into Darkness, The Addams Family, The Expendables franchise, The Graduate, and The Green Mile (all on Aug. 1), Definitely, Maybe, Inside Man, Jarhead, Miami Vice, and Slap Shot (all on Aug. 4), Joker and She’s Out of My League (Aug. 16), 22 Jump Street (Aug. 20), Rocketman (Aug. 21), and The Equalizer (Aug. 29).
VIDEO: New to Netflix Canada in August 2021
Here’s the complete list of everything coming to Netflix Canada in August, along with what’s leaving.
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Coming in August (no release date specified)
- Comedy Premium League (Netflix series) – Four teams comprising 16 of India’s funniest entertainers engage in battles of wit and wisecracks in hopes of being crowned the ultimate comedy champs.
- D.P. (Netflix series) – After he’s taken under the wing of an eccentric corporal, a young Korean serviceman’s morality is tested as he tracks down deserters.
Sunday, August 1
- Body of Lies
- Captive State
- Darwin’s Game
- Ella Enchanted
- Father and Guns 2
- Fathers and Guns
- For Life: Season 1
- Good Luck Chuck
- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
- Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
- Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5
- Jackass: Number Two
- Jackass 3
- Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie
- Jerry Maguire
- Kill ’em All
- Kiss the Girls
- Laurence Anyways
- Man on a Ledge
- Menace II Society
- My Fair Lady
- Primal Fear
- Star Trek
- Star Trek Into Darkness
- The Addams Family
- The Expendables
- The Expendables 2
- The Expendables 3
- The Graduate
- The Green Mile
- The Losers
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower
- World Trade Center
Tuesday, 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) – 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).”
- Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified (Netflix series) – Though claims of extraterrestrial encounters have long been dismissed, many believe the existence of UFOs is not just likely, but a certainty.
Wednesday, August 4
- 76 (Netflix film) – 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.
- 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.
- Control Z: Season 2 (Netflix series) – 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 (Netflix series) – 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 (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.
- Definitely, Maybe
- The Five-Year Engagement
- Inside Man
- Miami Vice
- Slap Shot
- The Unborn
Friday, August 6
- Hit & Run (Netflix series) – 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.
- The Hustle
- Navarasa (Netflix series) – From amusement to awe, the nine human emotions of Indian aesthetic theory are explored in this anthology series.
- The Swarm (Netflix film) – A single mother breeds locusts as high-protein food, but has trouble getting them to reproduce — until she finds they have a taste for blood.
- 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.
Monday, August 9
- Shaman King (Netflix anime) – Medium Yoh Asakura enters a battle tournament held every 500 years, competing with other shamans in a bid to become the all-powerful Shaman King.
Tuesday, August 10
- Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 2 (Netflix family) – More paws-itively purr-fect fun awaits as Gabby and her dollhouse friends find new ways to learn, create and celebrate in a whimsical world of joy.
- Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang (Netflix comedy special) – Multi-award winning comedian Phil Wang makes his first hour Netflix Stand-up comedy special debut with Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang. Following countless appearances on shows including Live at the Apollo, QI and Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup, the comedic star takes centre stage at The London Palladium, exploring race, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage.
- Untold (Netflix documentary) – From the creators of Wild Wild County 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. Weekly August premieres include Untold: Malice at the Palace on August 10, directed by Floyd Russ (Zion) and featuring never-before-seen footage, in which the famous Pacers-Pistons brawl is unravelled by those who lived it.
Wednesday, 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. These bakers have been personally selected by Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi, who built an empire on delicious cookie dough. For her next sweet trick, Tosi has built this squad of bakers who have one mission and one mission only: Make dessert dreams come true! High hopes, high temperatures, high stakes … all courtesy of the Bake Squad.
- 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?
- Misha and the Wolves (Netflix documentary) – As a little girl, she escaped the Holocaust and lived among wolves. Or did she? An extraordinary story elicits sympathy — then draws scrutiny.
Thursday, August 12
- AlRawabi School for Girls (Netflix series) – The bullied outcasts at prestigious Al Rawabi School for Girls plot a series of risky takedowns to get back at their tormentors.
- Lokillo: Nothing’s the Same (Netflix comedy special) – WFH, homeschooling, hand-washing, no hugs. In this post-pandemic world, comic Lokillo Florez brings much-needed laughs about life as we now know it.
- Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild (Netflix anime) – In a world where humans and fearsome monsters live in an uneasy balance, young hunter Aiden fights to save his village from destruction by a dragon.
- Riverdale: Season 5 (Netflix series, new episodes weekly) – As senior year comes to a close, Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead navigate love, lust and loyalty — and even more mystery and mayhem.
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Friday, August 13
- Beckett (Netflix film) – Following a tragic car accident in Greece, Beckett, an American tourist, finds himself at the centre 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) – When Tony, the heart of the “Spy Racers” family, is captured by Russian arms dealers, the team travels to the South Pacific to save him, and foil a plan to take over the world in the process.
- Gone for Good (Netflix series) – 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 (Netflix series) – 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 (Netflix series) – The four friends support and lift each other up as they each make momentous decisions that will affect their respective careers and love lives.
Sunday, August 15
Monday, August 16
- She’s Out of My League
Tuesday, August 17
- Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 5 (Netflix family) – Whether helping out his friends or making new ones, Cory is always on the move and ready for any adventure that comes his way!
- Untold: Deal with the Devil (Netflix documentary) – Directed by Laura Brownson (The Rachel Divide, Lemon), boxer Christy Martin opens up about her battles in and out of the ring.
Wednesday, August 18
- The Defeated (Netflix series) – In the summer of 1946, an American cop arrives in Berlin to help create a police force in the chaotic aftermath of the war.
- Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes (Netflix documentary) – British serial killer Dennis Nilsen narrates his life and crimes via a series of chilling audiotapes recorded from his jail cell.
- Out of my league (Netflix film) – 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 (Netflix film) – 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?
Friday, August 20
- 22 Jump Street
- The Chair (Netflix series) – At a major university, the first woman of colour to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department.
- Everything Will Be Fine (Netflix series) – After falling out of love, a husband and wife create unconventional rules to keep their family together for the sake of their daughter.
- The Loud House Movie (Netflix family) – As the middle child and only boy in the large Loud family, Lincoln struggles to feel special, but this all changes when the family travels to Scotland.
- 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. Sweet Girl is directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza and stars Justin Bartha, Amy Brenneman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Raza Jaffrey, Lex Scott Davis and Michael Raymond-James.
Saturday, August 21
Monday, 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.
Tuesday, August 24
- Oggy Oggy (Netflix family) – In this colourful series made for preschoolers, Oggy is an adorable baby kitten who has silly adventures near and far with all of his friends.
- The Peanut Butter Falcon
- Untold: Caitlyn Jenner (Netflix documentary) – 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.
Wednesday, 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 fuelled by social media.
- John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer (Netflix documentary) – Claiming to perform miracles, medium João Teixeira de Faria rises to international fame before horrifying abuse is revealed by survivors and prosecutors.
- Motel Makeover (Netflix series) – Two budding hospitality entrepreneurs look to expand their empire by renovating an old motel in Ontario — just as the COVID-19 pandemic hits.
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
- Open Your Eyes (Netflix series) – In the aftermath of tragedy, a teen finds herself at a memory disorder centre, where she bonds with other patients who have experienced similar traumas.
- Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes (Netflix series) – She’s back from the dead and has a newfound thirst for blood. Meanwhile, her family’s funeral parlour desperately needs more business. Hmm, what if …
Thursday, August 26
- Edens Zero (Netflix anime) – Aboard the Edens Zero, a lonely boy with the ability to control gravity embarks on an adventure to meet the fabled space goddess known as Mother.
- Family Reunion: Part 4 (Netflix family) – The McKellans are continuing their extended reunion with more laughs, joy, and Black family magic.
Friday, 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) – A sports reality series chronicling the lives, both on and off the field, of members of the Valdosta High School football team.
Saturday, August 28
- Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (Netflix series) – At a crossroads, a woman moves to a seaside village where she meets a handyman intent on helping his neighbours.
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Sunday, August 29
Tuesday, August 31
- Good Girls: Season 4 (Netflix series) – 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.
- Manifest: Season 3
- 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 ways in the new Netflix series, Sparking Joy. 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. Viewers will also step into Marie’s home to meet her family and get a glimpse into how she tidies up her daily life!
- Untold: Crime and Penalties (Netflix documentary) – 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.
Leaving Netflix Canada in August
Wednesday, August 11
- 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Saturday, August 14
Tuesday, August 31
- Blade Runner: The Final Cut
- Easy A
- Family Guy: Seasons 9-11
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
All titles and dates are subject to change.