Netflix: 15 TV Shows And Movies You Didn’t Know Were Coming In August

All the best Netflix Originals, new movies, and classics coming to stream in August 2018, including Disenchantment, Batman Begins, and The Good Place.

Netflix has a whole lot of new programming coming in August - and while there are plenty of the usual Netflix Original Series and classic films to enjoy, that’s not the only new thing to hit the streaming service this month. Netflix has also added profile icons, so that users can create profiles a little more interesting that the classic colored boxes that we’ve had for years.

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Now, it’s possible to customize your profile with the image of a Netflix Original Series character, including The Defenders and the cast of Orange Is The New Black (if you are still bingeing the latest season, which came out at the end of July). Beyond that fun new feature, however, here are the best new arrivals for the month.

15. Batman Begins

The first of Christopher Nolan’s seminal trilogy that rebooted the big-screen Batman, Batman Begins, comes to Netflix on the first of the month. If you haven’t seen it yet, now is the perfect time - although it’s worth noting that the next two films in the series (The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises) are not available to stream right now, so a good ol’ binge session isn’t going to happen.

Arriving: August 1

14. Clerks

If you are a fan of Kevin Smith’s particular brand of humor, you may be watching to see how his latest show, Hollyweed, fares on Rivit - a platform where fans directly decide the fate of a show. Smith has compared the project to Clerks, describing it as "Clerks in a weed store" and if that has made you want to re-watch his original comedy, you are in luck! Clerks hits Netflix on August 1.

Arriving: August 1

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13. Million Dollar Baby

Hillary Swank in Million Dollar Baby

In the mood to cry your eyes out? Look no further than Million Dollar Baby, the Oscar-winning film about a determined female boxer who finds a grizzled old fighter to train her. Not only did this movie win Best Picture, but it features a star-studded cast, including Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood, and Hilary Swank. Be warned, though, this is definitely one that will have you reaching for the tissues.

Arriving: August 1

12. Secretariat

This family-friendly drama is based on the book of the same name, which is (in turn) based on the horse of the same name. Secretariat tells the charming and inspirational story of a housewife and mother in the 70s who finds herself running a stable, and with the help of a veteran trainer, even finds herself fostering a horse that would go on to become world famous. This sweet Disney drama is perfect for keeping the family entertained.

Arriving: August 1

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11. Steel Magnolias

Cast of Steel Magnolias

It’s been nearly thirty years since Steel Magnolias first hit the big screen (and over thirty since the play that it is based on was written), and it’s still as heartwarming as ever. The story of the ups and downs of the lives of a group of women in a small-town Southern community, it’s the perfect film about female friendships. It’s also got an incredible cast, including Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine and Daryl Hannah.

Arriving: August 1

10. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

Lord of the Rings Rivendell Council of Elrond Fellowship of the Ring

Another famous trilogy installment hits Netflix this month, as the first film in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings series (The Fellowship Of The Ring) arrives on August 1. However, just like with Batman Begins, the rest of this trilogy is not currently available to stream, so fans will just have to enjoy the first part of Frodo Baggins’ journey to Mordor, and hope that the rest arrive soon.

Arriving: August 1

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9. The Princess Diaries 2

Anne Hathaway Princess Diaries 2

Fans of cute teen makeover movies, get ready to binge watch, because the sequel to The Princess Diaries (currently on Netflix), The Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement, hits Netflix this month. Starring Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews and Chris Pine, this follow up is another fun romp into the world of Princess Mia.

Arriving: August 1

8. I Am A Killer (Netflix Original)

If you were a fan of Netflix’s Making A Murderer or The Staircase, you may enjoy this latest trip into the world of true crime. I Am A Killer is a British docu-series that visits convicted murderers who have decided to tell their stories to the camera - and be warned, this isn’t about people who are attempting to convince the world of their ignorance, but criminals ready to admit the things they’ve done.

Arriving: August 3

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