A lot has been going on at Netflix.

The streaming giant has become a mecca for Black content, recently teaming up with big names like Shonda Rhimes for a number of upcoming projects. It’s even being reported that Black-ish showrunner Kenya Barris is planning to ditch ABC to join the Netflix family. 

And, while we will have to wait a while for many of these projects to come to fruition, the streaming service has a number of new titles being added in August that should satisfy until LeBron James and Octavia Spencer’s Madam CJ Walker series drops. 

Here are ten titles we recommend checking out and everything else heading to Netflix in August. 

Once In A Lifetime Sessions – 8/1

The Netflix docuseries follows musicians as they discuss, record, and perform their songs. The series features artists like TLC and Nile Rodgers. 

Available 8/1:
Batman Begins

Chernobyl Diaries




Edge of Fear


Gran Torino

House of Deadly Secrets

Los tiempos de Pablo Escobar: Season 1

Million Dollar Baby

No Reservations

P.S. I Love You



Steel Magnolias



The Aviator

The Golden Compass 

The Informant!

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Available 8/2:

I Am A Killer – 8/3

Teaming up with A+E Networks UK, the Netflix 10-part docuseries profiles prisoners convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. The series is set to be a must-watch for anyone obsessed with true crime. 

Available 8/3:

Brij Mohan Amar Rahe

Cocaine Coast

Dinotrux Supercharged: Season 3

Like Father

Marching Orders – 8/3

Like a real-life version of Drumline, Marching Orders follows the Bethune-Cookman University Marching Wildcats as band members fight to keep their spots on the field and juggle academics with social lives. 

Available 8/4:

Flavors of Youth: International Version
Mr. Sunshine (Streaming Every Saturday)

On Children

Paid In Full – 8/5

Starring favorites like Wood Harris, Mekhi Phifer, and Regina Hall, the 2002 crime drama features an insane hip-hop and R&B soundtrack that’s just as good as the movie. 

Available 8/9:


The Originals: Season 5

Zion – 8/10

The documentary tells the story of Zion Clark, a young wrestler born without legs who grew up in foster care. 

Available 8/10:

72 Dangerous Animals: Asia


Demetri Martin: The Overthinker


La casa de las flores

Million Pound Menu

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Package

The Ponysitters Club

Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 7

All About The Washingtons – 8/10

Rev. Run stars opposite wife Justine in this scripted comedy that explores Black love and family as a couple attempts to balance work and life. 

Available 8/11:

No Country for Old Men

Available 8/13:

Alexander: The Ultimate Cut
Splash and Bubbles: Season 2
The Nut Job

Available 8/15:

Adventures in Public School
The 100: Season 5

Available 8/16:

Evan Almighty
Wish I Was Here

Available 8/17:


Magic for Humans

Pinky Malinky

Spirit Riding Free: Season 6
Stay Here

The Motive

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before


Available 8/19:

The Investigator: A British Crime Story: Season 2

Available 8/21:

Year One

Available 8/23:


Follow This

Great News: Season 1

The After Party – 8/24

Starring Teyana Taylor, Blair Underwood, and Wiz Khalifa, the comedy follows an aspiring rapper who goes viral for all the wrong reasons. 

The Innocents – 8/24

Perfect for teens or fans of YA, the British supernatural drama follows a teen couple on the run grappling with their extraordinary powers. 

Available 8/24:

Ask the StoryBots: Season 2

Bert Kreischer: Secret Time


Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 3

Young & Hungry: Season 5

The Good Place: Season 2 – 8/28

The second season of the NBC comedy hits Netflix in August and if haven’t started it or need to catch up before season three, now’s the time. 

Available 8/29:

Inequality for All

The Comedy Lineup: Part 2 – 8/31

Back for a second round of side-splitting laughs, part two of The Comedy Lineup features new comedians doing 15-minute sets that are sure to make fans out of new viewers. 

Available 8/31:

Inside the Criminal Mind

Ozark: Season 2

Paradise PD

The Laws of Thermodynamics

Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest

Undercover Law

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