New Movies, Series Coming to Netflix and Hulu in August
(Writer: Courtney Guttenberg)
Streamers and binge-watchers, rejoice! The last month of summer is upon us, and so is a whole new slew of things to watch on Netflix and Hulu. While some things are leaving the platforms, August has a whole bunch of new things to quell your boredom and/or help you unwind.
Let’s start with The ‘Flix. August 1st saw all five Rocky movies added to the lineup, as well as Quentin Tarantino’s first flick, Jackie Brown. Anna Faris’ Playboy-centered comedy The House Bunny is on there, as well as HBO-show-turned-feature-film Sex and the City: The Movie. Hugh Grant’s Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day were also added. Stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalo’s Why Would You Do That will be brought to the platform on August 6th, and Jane The Virgin’s fifth season will be available to stream on August 8th.
The day after sees a Netflix original Rocko’s Modern Life movie titled “Static Cling”, as well as the fifth season of iZombie. Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready will be available on August 13th, and another twisted childhood classic is resurrected by Netflix with Invader Aim: Enter The Florpus on August 16th. Season 2 of MINDHunter also drops this day. Scorsese’s Gangs of New York will be available on August 20th, and a new series based on Jim Henson’s 1982 film The Dark Crystal, aptly titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres on August 30th.
Now onto Hulu! On August 1st, 2004’s science fiction thriller Alien vs. Predator came to the streaming platform, as well as both 1990s Brady Bunch movies. The Color Purple, Drumline, and Final Destination one through four are all on Hulu right now, as of August 2st. Meet The Parents, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, My Bloody Valentine, both Pink Panther movies and Idiocracy are all also available now. Star Trek’s 1 – 9 (as well as Star Trek: Nemesis), White Men Can’t Jump, Se7en and Rushmore can be queued up or put in your list now, as they were all also released on the first of the month. Wow!
August 9th sees the addition of Harmony Korine’s newest movie The Beach Bum, and August 16th sees the premiere of two Hulu originals: season two of Find Me In Paris and The Amazing Johnathan Documentary. 2018’s Mission Impossible – Fallout will be available on August 23rd, and the newest How To Train Your Dragon movie, The Hidden World, hits the streaming platform on August 28th.
Of course, when new distraction fodder hits our service of choice, we have to say goodbye to some things that may still be sitting in our queue or list. On August 31st, American Psycho, Behind Enemy Line, Cecil B. Demented, Hard Candy, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Independence Day, Minority Report, Less Than Zero, Not Another Teen Movie, Kinky Boots, Private Parts and Reservoir Dogs are all leaving Hulu, as well as many other classics (ahem, both Waiting… movies). As mentioned above, all the Final Destination movies are now on Hulu, but have left Netflix. All the Cinderella Story movies, as well as both Hairspray movies, have also left Netflix. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hot Fuzz, Good Will Hunting, Just Friends, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Scarface, The Butterfly Effect and Poltergeist have also exited the metaphorical building. Zodiac leaves August 6th, and The Emoji Movie will no longer be available after August 8th. The rest of the month sees No Country for Old Men (August 11th), The 40-Year-Old-Virgin (August 16th), and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (August 20th) also leaving the platform.
Mark your calendars, and let the binge-watching begin.