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New on Netflix: The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming in August 2022

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As summer rages on, Netflix is offering a month’s worth of new reasons to stay indoors. The era of peak TV continues in earnest with the release of several splashy series. The Sandman, based on Neil Gaiman’s superhero graphic novel, debuts on August 5. It’s joined by the final season of Mindy Kaling’s teen dramedy Never Have I Ever on August 12 and Selling Sunset spinoff, Selling The OC on August 24. Sprinkled throughout the month are buzzy documentaries—August 9’s shrewdly-titled I Just Killed My Dad—and even a Bar Mitzvah-themed movie musical, August 12’s 13: The Musical.

In what is perhaps a strange content coincidence, this month both Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart will headline movies in which they play fathers. Foxx stars as a vampire-hunting patriarch in August 12’s Day Shift and Hart as a stay-at-home dad blowing off steam in August 26’s Me Time.

Here’s what else is coming to Netflix in August:

Spider-Man trilogy (August 1)

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In the months after all three Peter Parkers—Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire—convened for last year’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, interest in revisiting past versions has surged. Netflix capitalized on the franchise’s virality, tweeting a meme of Maguire’s Parker and Kirsten Dunst as his Mary Jane Watson to announce the trilogy’s arrival. Cue the online debates about which early-aughts Spider-Man villain was the worst and why Spider-Man 3 is Sam Raimi’s best, actually.

The Sandman (August 5)

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Based on Neil Gaiman’s seminal graphic novel and starring Tom Sturridge as the King of DreamsThe Sandman tells the story of Morpheus—a recently freed man who travels across dimensions to restore his otherworldly powers. Sturridge is joined by a high-profile cast including Gwendoline Christie, Boyd Holbrook, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Charles Dance with voice performances from Patton Oswalt and Mark Hamill.

Never Have I Ever Season 3 (August 12)

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The penultimate chapter in Devi’s coming-of-age journey to find love and acceptance is upon us. When we last left our heroine, played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, she was torn between her two loyal suitors at the high school dance. Will Devi choose the dreamy, unreliable Paxton (Darren Barnet), or Ben (Jaren Lewison)—her academic nemesis-turned-unlikely crush? And what other issues will bubble to the surface as she makes up her mind?

13: The Musical (August 12)

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Adapted from the Broadway show by Robert Horn, Jason Robert Brown, and Dan Elish, 13 tells the story of Evan Goldman (Eli Golden) who must navigate the tricky terrain of young adulthood as his Bar Mitzvah looms. His adolescent woes aren’t helped by the fact that his family has moved from New York City to small-town Indiana just before his big milestone. Tamra Davis directs the film with a cast that includes Debra Messing, Rhea Perlman, Peter Hermann, and Josh Peck.

The full list of what’s coming to Netflix in August:

Coming Soon

Delhi Crime: Season 2 (Netflix series)

Partner Track (Netflix series)

August 1

Big Tree City (Netflix family)

28 Days

8 Mile

Above the Rim

The Age of Adaline

Battle: Los Angeles

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Bridget Jones’s Diary


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 II

Men in Black 3

Miss Congeniality


No Strings Attached

Pawn Stars: Season 13

Polly Pocket: Season 3: Part 2: Tiny Taste Adventure

She’s Funny That Way

Space Jam (1996)


Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 3

Top Gear: Season 29-30

The Town

Woman in Gold

August 2


Ricardo Quevedo: Tomorrow Will Be Worse ((Netflix comedy special)

August 3

Buba (Netflix film)

Clusterf**k: Woodstock ‘99 (Netflix documentary)

Don’t Blame Karma! (Netflix film)

Good Morning, Verônica: Season 2 (Netflix series)

August 4

Lady Tamara (Netflix series)

KAKEGURUI TWIN (Netflix anime)

Super Giant Robot Brothers (Netflix family)

Wedding Season (Netflix film)

August 5

Carter (Netflix film)

Darlings (Netflix film)

The Informer

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (Netflix film)

The Sandman (Netflix series)


August 6

Reclaim (Netflix film)

August 7

Riverdale: Season 6

August 8

Code Name: Emperor (Netflix film)

Team Zenko Go: Season 2 (Netflix family)

August 9

I Just Killed My Dad (Netflix documentary)

The Nice Guys

August 10

Bank Robbers: The Last Great Heist (Netflix documentary)

Heartsong (Netflix film)

Indian Matchmaking: Season 2 (Netflix series)

Instant Dream Home (Netflix series)

Iron Chef Brazil (Netflix series)

Locke & Key: Season 3 (Netflix series)

School Tales The Series (Netflix series)

August 11


Dota: Dragon’s Blood: Book 3 (Netflix anime)

Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story (Netflix documentary)

August 12

13: The Musical (Netflix film)

A Model Family (Netflix series)

Day Shift (Netflix film)

Never Have I Ever: Season 3 (Netflix series)

August 15

Ancient Aliens: Season 4

Deepa & Anoop (Netflix family)

Learn to Swim

August 16

Untold: Volume 2The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist (Netflix documentary)

August 17

High Heat (Netflix series)

Junior Baking Show: Season 6 (Netflix series)

Look Both Ways (Netflix film)

Royalteen (Netflix film)

Unsuspicious (Netflix series)

August 18

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Season 3 (Netflix family)

Inside the Mind of a Cat (Netflix documentary)

Tekken: Bloodline (Netflix anime)

August 19

The Cuphead Show!: Part 2 (Netflix family)

Echoes (Netflix series)

The Girl in the Mirror (Alma) (Netflix series)

Glow Up: Season 4 (Netflix series)

Kleo (Netflix series)

The Next 365 Days (Netflix film)

August 20

Fullmetal Alchemist The Revenge of Scar (Netflix film)

August 21

A Cowgirl’s Song

August 23

Chad and JT Go Deep (Netflix series)

Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1

August 24

Lost Ollie (Netflix series)

Mo (Netflix series)

Queer Eye: Brazil (Netflix series)

Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee (Netflix documentary)

Selling The OC (Netflix series)

Under Fire (Netflix series)

Watch Out, We’re Mad (Netflix film)

August 25

Angry Birds: Summer Madness: Season 3 (Netflix family)

History 101: Season 2 (Netflix documentary)

Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure (Netflix anime)

That’s Amor (Netflix film)

August 26


Drive Hard: The Maloof Way (Netflix series)

Loving Adults (Netflix film)

Ludik (Netflix series)

Me Time (Netflix film)

Seoul Vibe (Netflix film)

August 29

Under Her Control (Netflix film)

Mighty Express: Season 7 (Netflix family)

August 30

I AM A KILLER: Season 3 (Netflix documentary)

Untold: Operation Flagrant Soul (Netflix documentary)

August 31

Club America vs Club America (Netflix documentary)

Family Secrets (Netflix series)

I Came By (Netflix film)

What’s leaving Netflix in August 2022:

Several movies and shows are set to leave Netflix in August. Three of Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible films will depart the platform, as will horror films including The Conjuring, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. And if you haven’t scheduled your annual Titanic rewatch, pencil it in before August 31. Here’s everything exiting Netflix this month:

August 4

They’ve Gotta Have Us: Season 1

August 5


August 7

We Summon the Darkness

August 9


The Saint

August 10

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

August 15

Endless Love


August 20

The Conjuring

August 23

Young & Hungry: Seasons 1-5

August 24

The November Man

Wheel of Fortune: Seasons 35-37

August 25

Taxi Driver

The Visit

August 27

Wind River

August 30

In the Line of Fire

August 31

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

Agatha Christie’s Crooked House

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy


The Dark Knight Rises

The Departed


Grown Ups


Just Like Heaven

Kung Fu Panda 2

Major Dad: Seasons 1-4

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible II


Public Enemies

Rise of the Guardians

Soul Surfer

Starship Troopers


We Are Marshall

Wyatt Earp

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