New on Netflix: Find out what’s on and what to watch this August

Need some Netflix inspiration this August? Here's the very best series, movies, documentaries and comedy specials to stream this month.

We round up the best of what's new on Netflix this month.


US & Them

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A huge box office success in China, US & Them is a Chinese love story about Lin and Fang spanning over 10 years. The two meet on a train and fall in love over Chinese New Year but eventually break up - 10 years later they reconnect on a flight home.

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Alex Strangelove

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Alex is an American high school senior who is set on losing his virginity to his long term girlfriend Claire. But he’s thrown through a loop when he meets an openly gay teen Elliot, and an hilarious coming of age and sexual exploration tale unfolds.

Brain on Fire

brain on fire

Chloe Grace Moretz stars in this drama about a real life up and coming young journalist who is struck down by a debilitating mental and physical illness. Hospital bound, she struggles to receive a reliable diagnosis and the chance to rebuild her life again.


November 13

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November 13 is a three-part documentary created by the same directors of 9/11 which explores the tragic human stories behind the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on November 13th, 2015. Testimonies of survivors, victim’s families and accounts of firefighters and police on the scene are brought together in this powerful documentary.

The Staircase

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The Staircase was a series that first aired in the US in 2004, exploring the real life trial of crime novelist Michael Peterson, who was accused in 2001 of murdering his wife Kathleen. This original series will be available on Netflix as well as the two-hour follow up documentary and three brand new Netflix episodes which focus on new evidence. Pitted to be the latest true crime Netflix craze, the original series already received rave critical reviews.




Cult favourite Sense8 returns for its hotly awaited second season. This innovative series is about eight strangers from around the world that connect through their thoughts. Picking up where the first left off, the team are still struggling to survive and must tap into one another’s powers and ultimately sense to escape villain Whispers.

Marvel’s Luke Cage

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Marvel’s Luke Cage is back for its second series after an almost two year hiatus. Luke Cage is a superhero with incredible strength and unbreakable strength after surviving a sabotaged experiment. A fugitive, he must now rebuild his life in Harlem, NYC, but continually finds himself pulled back into the limelight to save the citizens of his beloved city.

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Ladies boxing drama hit GLOW is back for its second series. Based on the true story of an 1980’s Los Angeles female wrestling league, GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) follows Alison Brie as Ruth, a struggling actress who hopes a turn at women’s wrestling will revitalise her flagging career.

Stand-up specials

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

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Hannah makes her Netflix debut and is up close and personal about growing up gay in the isolated Tasmania and her new life on mainland Australia. Billed by the New York Times as a "major new voice in comedy" she’s revered by her fans for her unsolicited opinions and bold comedic explorations.

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W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro

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Activist and comedian W. Kamau Bell discusses the dilemma of free speech in our new era, what it is like raising his family during the Trump Presidency, his fear of going off the grid, and much more.

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