What’s coming up on Netflix in August 2023 is a fun mix of laughs, love, action, and drama, perfect for all kinds of viewers. This month, Netflix is proud to premiere the live-action version of ‘One Piece’, based on the popular manga and anime by Eiichiro Oda, its original maker. If spy thrillers are your thing, keep an eye out for ‘Heart of Stone’. It stars Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, and Alia Bhatt, promising a heart-racing adventure.
The streaming giant hasn’t forgotten its romantic comedy fans. ‘Heartstopper’ is back for a second season, with the heart-warming duo, Nick and Charlie, exploring their relationship under public scrutiny. Simultaneously, Matthew Broderick teams up with Uzo Adubo in the limited series ‘Painkiller’, which offers a hard-hitting take on the opioid crisis.
But the entertainment doesn’t stop here. ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ and ‘The Upshaws’ are returning with new episodes that are sure to engage fans. Complementing the wide array of content is a comedy movie featuring Adam Sandler alongside his real-life daughters, Sunny and Sadie Sandler. ‘You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah’ also sees Sandler reunite with his ‘Uncut Gems’ co-star, Idina Menzel, for a fun-filled ride.
And as always, Netflix is delivering engaging docuseries. This month, viewers can get a closer look at the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial or delve into the world of Jake Paul. The month concludes with a tribute to the women of hip-hop in the docuseries, ‘Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop’. So, prepare your popcorn and make the most of Netflix’s August offerings!
Take a look at what Netflix is serving up this August.
On August 1:
Untold: Jake Paul the Problem Child – Netflix Documentary
2 Fast 2 Furious
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Coming to America
Despicable Me 2
Eat Pray Love
Fast & Furious
The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Friends with Benefits
Just Go With It
Lost in Translation
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
No Strings Attached
Pawn Stars: Season 14
The River Wild
Ugly Betty: Seasons 1-4
‘Ugly Betty’ is a popular comedy-drama series that explores the journey of Betty Suarez, a young Mexican-American woman. Despite her initial lack of style and social finesse, Betty’s intelligence and dedication help her make her mark in the high-fashion world as the assistant to a magazine editor-in-chief. The show, running from 2006 to 2010, received widespread praise for its positive representation of a Latina character and its diverse cast, earning a Golden Globe and an Emmy along the way. Now, all four award-winning seasons of ‘Ugly Betty’ are available for streaming on Netflix in the United States.
On August 2:
Mark Cavendish: Never Enough (UK) – Netflix Documentary
Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food – Netflix Documentary
Soulcatcher (PL) – Netflix Film
On August 3:
Head to Head (SA) – Netflix Film
Heartstopper: Season 2 (UK) – Netflix Series
Continues the journey of Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson, two British schoolboys whose friendship grows into a romance. This delightful series, inspired by Alice Oseman’s webcomic and graphic novels, has captivated audiences with its positive depiction of LGBTQ+ relationships. The new season introduces fresh faces like Elle Argent, a transgender girl joining Charlie and Nick’s school, and Tao Xu, Charlie’s best friend who wrestles with accepting Nick. Thanks to its heartfelt portrayal of young love, the first season was a massive hit on Netflix in 2022, making ‘Heartstopper’ a must-watch.
The Last Hours of Mario Biondo (ES) – Netflix Documentary
The Lincoln Lawyer: Season 2 Part 2 – Netflix Series
‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ continues the compelling narrative of Mickey Haller, a defense attorney in Los Angeles operating his law practice from his Lincoln Town Car. This segment of the season, based on Michael Connelly’s novel series, thrusts Mickey into the heart of conflict with a dangerous drug cartel and a case involving a woman accused of murdering her husband. Alongside these gripping courtroom dramas, the series delves into Mickey’s personal struggles as he grapples with the aftermath of a brutal attack and his efforts to rebuild his bond with his daughter.
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (JP) – Netflix Film
On August 4:
The Big Nailed It Baking Challenge – Netflix Series
Fatal Seduction: Volume 2 (ZA) – Netflix Series
On August 8:
Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 8 – Netflix Family
Untold: Johnny Football – Netflix Documentary
Zombieverse (KR) – Netflix Series
On August 9:
Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop – Netflix Documentary
On August 10:
Marry My Dead Body (TW) – Netflix Film
Mech Cadets – Netflix Family
Painkiller – Netflix Series
On August 11:
Down for Love (NZ) – Netflix Documentary
Heart of Stone – Netflix Film
Heart of Stone’ is an exciting spy movie. Gal Gadot plays Rachel Stone, a secret agent trying to stop a dangerous hacker. On her mission, she meets scary enemies and learns hidden things about her past.
Tom Harper is the director, and Greg Rucka wrote the story. Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt, and Matthias Schweighöfer are also in the movie.
The movie is all about spying and has a story about a strong AI weapon. Rachel Stone, played by Gadot, is a clever and tough spy who has to face her dark past. Dornan is another agent, and Bhatt is a mystery woman who helps Stone on her mission. Tom Harper, who made movies like ‘The Aeronauts’ and ‘Wild Rose’, is the director.
On August 12:
Behind Your Touch (KR) – Netflix Series
On August 14:
The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle: Season 4
On August 15:
Ancient Aliens: Season 5
Ballers: Seasons 1-5
Jared Freid: 37 and Single – Netflix Comedy
Untold: Hall of Shame – Netflix Documentary
On August 16:
At Home With The Furys (UK) – Netflix Series
The Chosen One (MX) – Netflix Series
DEPP V HEARD (GB) – Netflix Documentary
On August 17:
My Dad the Bounty Hunter: Season 2 – Netflix Family
The Upshaws: Part 4 – Netflix Series
‘The Upshaws: Part 4’ resumes the delightful and sometimes chaotic narrative of the Upshaw family, a working-class African American family based in Indianapolis. At the heart of the series is Bennie Upshaw, a factory worker and single father of three portrayed by Mike Epps, who navigates the highs and lows of keeping his family together. This latest part continues from where the previous one ended, presenting the Upshaws with a slew of new challenges – a financial crunch, a scandal of infidelity, and a significant health concern. As always, the season is brightened by the return of beloved characters such as Regina Upshaw, played by Kim Fields, Lucretia Turner, depicted by Wanda Sykes, and Junior Upshaw, enacted by Jelani Winston.
On August 18:
10 Days of a Bad Man – Netflix Film
Love, Sex and 30 Candles (ZA) – Netflix Film
Mask Girl (KR) – Netflix Series
The Monkey King – Netflix Family
‘Journey to the West’, a popular Chinese story, serves as the base for the lively animated comedy, ‘The Monkey King’. The movie is about Sun Wukong, a cheeky monkey voiced by Jimmy O. Yang, and a young girl, Tripitaka, given life by Stephanie Hsu. Their goal? They’re on a big adventure to find the sacred sutras. They run into demons, dragons, and Sun Wukong’s ego along the way. Anthony Stacchi is the director, with Peilin Chou producing and Stephen Chow overseeing everything as the executive producer. Other voices you’ll hear include Bowen Yang, Jo Koy, BD Wong, and Andrew Pang. People love the stunning animation, fun action scenes, and humor, comparing it to favorites like ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’.
On August 22:
LIGHTHOUSE (JP) – Netflix Series
Untold: Swamp Kings – Netflix Documentary
On August 23:
The Big Short
Destined with You (KR) – Netflix Series
Squared Love Everlasting (PL) – Netflix Film
The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On: Season 2 – Netflix Series
On August 24:
Baki Hanma: Season 2 Part 2 (JP) – Netflix Anime
Ragnarok: Season 3 (NO) – Netflix Series
Who is Erin Carter? (UK) – Netflix Series
On August 25:
Killer Book Club – Netflix Film
You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah – Netflix Film
On August 30:
Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones – Netflix Documentary
Miss Adrenaline: A Tale of Twins (CO) – Netflix Series
On August 31:
Choose Love – Netflix Film
Karate Sheep: Season 2 (FR) – Netflix Family
One Piece – Netflix Series
‘One Piece’ is a famous story from Japan. Matt Owens and Steven Maeda are turning it into a real-life TV show for Netflix. It’s about a young pirate, Monkey D. Luffy, and his friends. They are looking for a big treasure known as One Piece.
The show has many stars. Iñaki Godoy is playing Monkey D. Luffy. Mackenyu is Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd is Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson is Usopp, and Taz Skylar is Sanji.
Many people around the world like ‘One Piece’. It has funny parts, action parts, and adventure parts. It has been around for more than 20 years. This new Netflix show is something a lot of people are excited about, both fans of the old story and people who have never heard of it before.