Only on Netflix: What’s coming in hot this August

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by Susan Mae Loseo

It’s a new month, which means a brand new set of binge-worthy content, including Netflix Originals are coming your way.

              Whether you’re looking for something new and exciting or diversifying your Netflix preferences, here are 15 films and shows that you must watch out for this month of August:

“Hit & Run”

              According to Netflix, the plot revolves around a man searching for the truth behind his wife’s death who eventually becomes caught up in a dangerous web of secrets and intrigue stretching from New York to Tel Aviv.

              Starring Lior Raz as Segev Azulay, Kaelen Ohm as Danielle Wexler, Sanna Lathan as Naomi Hicks, and Gregg Henry as Martin Wexler. Directed by Mike Barker, Rotem Shamir and Neasa Hardiman.

              Coming to Netflix on August 6.

“The Kissing Booth 3”

              This will be the final installment of the hit romantic comedy series that stars Joey King as Elle Evans, Jacob Elordi as Noah Flynn, and Joel Courtney as Lee Flynn.

              Directed by Vince Marcello, this film shows how Elle tries to make the most of her last summer before college by planning the ultimate bucket list and how she navigates what comes next with her boyfriend Noah and her best friend Lee.

              Coming to Netflix on August 11.

“AlRawabi School for Girls”

              Created and directed by Tima Shomali alongside writer Shirin Kamal, this limited drama series showcases how the bullied outcasts at prestigious “AlRawabi School for Girls” plot a series of risky takedowns to get back at their tormentors.

Starring Andria Tayeh, Rakeen Sa’ad, Noor Taher, Yara Mustafa, Joanna Arida, Salsabiela, Nadera Emran, and Reem Saadeh.

              Coming to Netflix on August 12.

“Beckett”

              After a tragic accident, Beckett, an American tourist goes on the run in Greece as he finds his way into a political conspiracy that makes him a target for assassination.

              Directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, this action thriller stars John David Washington as Beckett, Boyd Holbrook as Tynan, Alicia Vikander as April, and Vicky Krieps as Lena along with Lena Kitsopoulou, Panos Koronis, Maria Votti, and Daphne Alexander.

              Coming to Netflix on August 13.

“Gone for Good”

              This limited crime series is based on Harlan Coben’s novel of the same name. The plot revolves around a man, who is plunged into yet another dizzying mystery ten years after losing two of his loved ones, when his girlfriend suddenly disappears.

              Starring Finnegan Oldfield, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Guillaume Gouix, Garance Marillier, and Nailia Harzoune. Directed by Juan Carlos Medina and created by David Elkaïm alongside Vincent Poymiro and Harlan Coben.

              Coming to Netflix on August 13.

 “Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes”

              This true crime documentary features Dennis Nilsen, a British serial killer who narrates his life and horrific crimes via a series of chilling audiotapes recorded from his jail cell. There are more than 250 of these recordings which will be heard for the first time.

              Coming to Netflix on August 18.

“The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student”

              Best friends Barbara and Talia embark on a life-changing adventure abroad as exchange students. This film is about their hilarious but unforgettable journey as they navigate life in upstate New York.

              Starring Larissa Manoela as Barbara and Thati Lopes as Talia, along with Bruno Montaleone as Lucas and David Sherod James as Brad. This Brazillian production is directed by Bruno Garotti.

              Coming to Netflix on August 18.   

    

 “Sweet Girl”

              Following the loss of the love of his life due to a pharmaceutical company’s greed, devoted family man Ray Cooper vows to exact justice and protect the only family he has left — his daughter Rachel.

              Directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza, this action film stars Jason Momoa as Ray Cooper and Isabela Merced as Rachel along with Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Amy Brenneman, Raza Jaffrey, Justin Bartha, Lex Scott Davis, and Michael Raymond-James.

              Coming to Netflix on August 20.

“The Chair”

              Sandra Oh stars as Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, the first woman of color to become chair at a major university who tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department.

              Directed by Daniel Gray Longino and created by Amanda Peet and Annie Julia Wyman, this series also stars Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor, David Morse, Bob Balaban, Nana Mensah, and Everly Carganilla.

              Coming to Netflix on August 20.

“UNTOLD: Caitlyn Jenner”

              Directed by Crystal Moselle, this documentary film features Caitlyn Jenner’s unlikely path to Olympic glory and her journey towards making the choice to transition, embracing her true self and identity while maintaining her relationship with her children.

              Coming to Netflix on August 24.

“Clickbait”

              This suspenseful series centers on the abduction of family man Nick Brewer and how those closest to him race to uncover who is behind the crime and their motives. Eight different points of view provide tantalizing clues to the perpetrator of this gruesome crime fueled by social media.

              Directed by Brad Anderson and created by Tony Ayres alongside Christian White, this show stars Adrian Grenier, Zoe Kazan, Betty Gabriel, Phoenix Raei, Abraham Lim, Jessica Collins, Camaron Engels, Ian Meadows, Jaylin Fletcher, Daniel Henshall, and Motell Gyn Foster.

              Coming to Netflix on August 25.

 “He’s All That”

              This remake of the 1999 teen classic “She’s All That” stars Addison Rae as Padgett Sawyer and Tanner Buchanan as Cameron Kweller. This modern take follows an influencer specializing in makeovers who accepts the challenge of transforming an unpopular classmate into prom king.

              Directed by Mark Waters and written by R. Lee Fleming Jr., this film also features Madison Pettis, Rachel Leigh Cook, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, and Kourtney Kardashian.

              Coming to Netflix on August 27.

“Titletown High”

              Created and directed by Jason Sciavicco, this sports reality series chronicles the lives, both on and off the field, of members of the Valdosta High School football team.

              In a Georgia town where football rules and winning is paramount, this high school football team tackles romance, rivalries, and real life while vying for a title. This series consists of eight 30-minute episodes.

              Coming to Netflix on August 27.

 “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”

              A remake of the 2004 South Korean film Mr. Handy, Mr. Hong, this K-drama series centers on a woman who moves to a seaside village where she meets a handyman intent on helping his neighbors.

              Starring Kim Seon-ho as Hong Du-shik and Shin Min-a as Yoon Hye-jin, this romantic comedy drama is created and directed by Yoo Je-won alongside Shin Ha-eun.

              Coming to Netflix on August 28.

“Sparking Joy”

              This reality series features global organization icon and author Marie Kondo as she brings her joyful tidying tactics to significantly transform the lives of people struggling to have a work and home balance. She also shares her own world and provides a glimpse of her daily life with her family.

              Coming to Netflix on August 31.

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