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New on Netflix in August 2022

Whether you’ve managed to embrace The Gray Man and its questionable facial hair or you’re still grappling with Stranger Things’ severely under-explained finale, Netflix does not give a sh*t. The monstrous streamer has already moved on, dropping another delicious round of binge-worthy material to keep you entertained and occupied while they try to figure out how to finally put an end to Riverdale. This month, it’s more of the same – a schedule locked and loaded with a big dawg buffet of movies, series and documentaries set to square your eyes and drain your brain. From the blockbuster first instalment of The Sandman to whatever the f*ck I Just Killed My Dad is, Netflix isn’t placing all its eggs in one basket, and neither should you. Buckle up buddy, here’s what is New on Netflix in August 2022.

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Best New Series on Netflix

The whole reason we come to the streamer in the first place, new Netflix series launches are the stuff of gold. This month, we’ve got a whole host of strange new releases, headlined by one major sci-fi introduction. Here are the best new series coming to Netflix in August 2022.

The Sandman

Wow, this looks…interesting. Arriving like Harry Potter’s emo cousin, Tom Sturridge stars as Dream, the Lord of the Dreaming, in this ambitious if slightly confusing take on the DC classic. Taking viewers deep inside The Endless, which is ruled by seven god-like siblings, The Sandman delivers a host of bonkers CGI and some less-than-inspired dialogue. Ironically, despite some pretty insane imagery, this one kinda put us to sleep.

Did this make you want to dive deeper into The Sandman? Check out our full guide to the new Netflix series. 

Release Date: 5 August 2022

School Tales: The Series

If you’ve ever wondered what a Thai version of The Twilight Zone would look like, Netflix has delivered. School Tales is a new horror anthology series that brings together eight terrifying ghost stories set in schools, as crafted by six different directors “skilled in the art of scaring audiences”. We have no idea what’s happening, but we love it.

Release Date: 10 August 2022

Selling the OC

If you’ve been having trouble telling the Oppenheim twins apart, you’re in for a treat. The new spin-off from the Selling Sunset short kings features not one, but three Alexandras, each competing for real estate supremacy in the high-stakes market of Orange County. In this new Netflix series, the Oppenheim Group is expanding its territory, meaning bigger houses, larger commissions and judging by the first look, higher heels.

Release Date: 24 August 2022

Echoes

Talking about twins, Netflix is on a tear this month. In Echoes, Michelle Monaghan plays Leni and Gina, a set of sisters who have their perfect, intertwined lives derailed when one goes missing. Arriving from the mind of 13 Reasons Why creator Brian Yorkey, this new Netflix series is sure to deliver thrills, spills and presumably, a boatload of memes. Also, big sexy Matt Bomer from The Sinner is there, so that’s a win, I guess.

Release Date: 19 August 2022

Best New Movies on Netflix

While the quality of Netflix’s films is a bit up and down, this month, the streamer has thrown its weight behind a few major releases. Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg have teamed up for the most unexpected vampire hunting flick since From Dust til Dawn, but that’s not all. Here are the best new movies on Netflix this month.

Day Shift

Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg, vampires. Whichever Netflix intern came up with this monstrocity deserves a raise, or like, a really nice hug from someone special. Needlessly violent and devoid of any real plot points, Day Shift perfectly encapsulates everything that Netflix is good at. In this new Netflix movie, Foxx is joined by Dave Franco, a newcomer to the vampire-hunting game and Snoop Dogg as you’ve never seen him before – decked out head to toe in the slickest of cowboy gear and toting one hell of a minigun. Will we tune in to this ambitiously garbage crossover? Fo shizzle.

Did this make you want to dive deeper into Day Shift? Check out our full guide to the new Netflix series. 

Release Date: 12 August 2022

Me Time

Hollywood’s two favourite short kings join forces for a film that sounds as ridiculous as Marky Mark’s $117 million former residence looksMe Time sees Mark Wahlberg team up with Kevin Hart for a new comedy from the mind of I Love You Man creator John Hamberg. Hart stars as Sonny, a stay-at-home dad who reconnects with his former best friend Huck for a wild weekend. Insert hilarious hijinks, a stolen turtle and some creative forced perspective camera work.

Release Date: 26 August 2022

The Next 365 Days

Wow. Netflix’s most problematic film is now a trilogy. The continuation of the Stockholm-Syndrome love-thriller that saw a mob boss literally kidnap a woman and hold her hostage for a full year in order to make her fall in love with him, The Next 365 Days is more of the same. Enjoy while it lasts, ya filthy animals.

Release Date: 19 August 2022

Look Both Ways

Finally escaping from her Riverdale prison, Lili Reinhart stars as Natalie, a soon-to-graduate college student whose life is split into two parallel realities. In one, she becomes pregnant and navigates motherhood and in the other, she moves to LA to pursue her career. AND in a third, even less likely reality, we manage to sit through the whole thing.

Release Date: 17 August 2022

Carter

God lord, this looks outrageous. Coming straight from Korea, this badass action thriller sees Agent Carter (played by Joo Won) beat the living sh*t out of literally everyone. No rhyme or reason necessary, this dude just punches everything for two straight minutes. It’s insane. Also, there is a storyline, but we didn’t catch it.

Release Date: 5 August 2022

New Documentaries on Netflix

This month, Netflix has streamlined the number of new documentaries, focusing on one major historical mystery, alongside another great true-crime series. Here are the best new documentaries coming to Netflix in August 2022.

Untold: Season 2

Yes, the best sports docu-series that Netflix has attempted is finally back for round two. Five new iterations of Untold are heading to the streaming service in August 2022, kicking off The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist, before launching into The Rise and Fall of AND1. Telling the remarkable stories behind the event you thought you knew, Untold is one of the best things Netflix has done and we’re serious stoked it’s finally returning.

Release Date: 16 August 2022

I Just Killed My Dad

Well, with a name like that, you kind of have to watch. Telling the story of the Templet family, the documentary explains how one member turned a gun on his father and never denied it. A harrowing piece of filmmaking that is almost too strange to believe.

Release Date: 9 August 2022

Running With the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee

We’ve previously talked about the ridiculous life of John McAfee, but now Netflix is finally sinking its claws into the internet entrepreneur turned wildman’s incredible life. In this docu-series, Netflix details how McAfee founded one of the most successful and hated pieces of software in the world, before it all came crashing down. Accused of murdering his neighbour’s wife, McAfee went on the run and bizarrely, took a camera crew along with the ride. The never-before-seen footage shows the larger-the-life character as you’ve never seen him before.

Release Date: 1 August 2022

Clusterf**k: Woodstock ’99

We all remember how Woodstock ’69 went, but how did the 30th-anniversary revival go? Pretty much exactly the f*cking same. In this new Netflix documentary, we learn a little more about how the ill-fated Woodstock ’99 turned from beautiful a homage to a riotous, rage-fuelled festival of pain.

Release Date: 3 August 2022

Everything Coming to Netflix in August 2022

With all the best movies, series and documentaries Netflix has to offer delved into, it’s time to put the whole schedule on display. Here is everything coming to Netflix in August 2022 for your viewing pleasure.

  • Good Morning, Verônica: Season 2 (03/08/2022)
  • Lady Tamara (04/08/2022)The Sandman (05/08/2022)
  • Instant Dream Home (10/08/2022)
  • Iron Chef Brazil (10/08/2022)
  • Locke & Key: Season 3 (10/08/2022)
  • School Tales The Series (10/08/2022)
  • Indian Matchmaking: Season 2 (10/08/2022)
  • Never Have I Ever: Season 3 (12/08/2022)
  • A Model Family (12/08/2022)
  • High Heat (17/08/2022)
  • Unsuspicious (17/08/2022)
  • Echoes (19/08/2022)
  • Kleo (19/08/2022)
  • The Girl in the Mirror (Alma) (19/08/2022)
  • Glow Up: Season 4 (19/08/2022)
  • Chad and JT Go Deep (23/08/2022)
  • Lost Ollie (24/08/2022)
  • Mo (24/08/2022)
  • Queer Eye: Brazil (24/08/2022)
  • Selling The OC (24/08/2022)
  • Under Fire (24/08/2022)
  • Drive Hard: The Maloof Way (26/08/2022)
  • Ludik (26/08/2022)
  • Family Secrets (31/08/2022)
  • Partner Track (Coming soon)
  • Delhi Crime: Season 2 (Coming soon)
  • Buba (03/08/2022)
  • Don’t Blame Karma! (03/08/2022)
  • Wedding Season (04/08/2022)
  • Carter (05/08/2022)
  • Darlings (05/08/2022)
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (05/08/2022)
  • Reclaim (06/08/2022)
  • Code Name: Emperor (08/08/2022)
  • Heartsong (10/08/2022)
  • 13: The Musical (12/08/2022)
  • Day Shift (12/08/2022)
  • Look Both Ways (17/08/2022)
  • Royalteen (17/08/2022)
  • The Next 365 Days (19/08/2022)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist The Revenge of Scar (20/08/2022)
  • Watch Out, We’re Mad (24/08/2022)
  • That’s Amor (25/08/2022)
  • Loving Adults (26/08/2022)
  • Me Time (26/08/2022)
  • Seoul Vibe (26/08/2022)
  • Under Her Control (29/08/2022)
  • I Came By (31/08/2022)
  • Ricardo Quevedo: Tomorrow Will Be Worse (02/08/2022)
  • Clusterf**k: Woodstock ’99 (03/08/2022)
  • I Just Killed My Dad (09/08/2022)
  • Bank Robbers: The Last Great Heist (10/08/2022)
  • Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story (11/08/2022)
  • Untold: Volume 2 (16/08/2022)
  • Inside the Mind of a Cat (18/08/2022)
  • Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee (24/08/2022)
  • History 101: Season 2 (25/08/2022)
  • I AM A KILLER: Season 3 (30/08/2022)
  • Club América vs Club América (31/08/2022)
  • Big Tree City (01/08/2022)
  • Super Giant Robot Brothers (04/08/2022)
  • Team Zenko Go: Season 2 (08/08/2022)
  • Deepa & Anoop (15/08/2022)
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Season 3 (18/08/2022)
  • The Cuphead Show!: Part 2 (19/08/2022)
  • Angry Birds: Summer Madness: Season 3 (25/08/2022)
  • Mighty Express: Season 7 (29/08/2022)
  • KAKEGURUI TWIN (04/08/2022)
  • DOTA: Dragon’s Blood: Book 3 (11/08/2022)
  • Tekken: Bloodline (18/08/2022)
  • Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure (25/08/2022)
  • Twelve Minutes (Coming soon)
  • Heads Up! (Coming soon)
  • Rival Pirates (Coming soon)
  • Immortality (Coming soon)
  • Footloose (01/08/2022)
  • Top Gun (01/08/2022)
  • Mission: Impossible (01/08/2022)
  • Mission: Impossible II (01/08/2022)
  • Mission: Impossible III (01/08/2022)
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (01/08/2022)
  • The Bureau of Magical Things: Season 2 (10/08/2022)
  • Rams (10/08/2022)
  • Back to the Future (16/08/2022)
  • Superwog (24/08/2022)

General FAQs

What new movies are coming to Netflix in August 2022?

There are a number of new films coming to Netflix in August 2022. These include: Day Shift, Wedding Season, Carter, Darlings, Look Both Ways, Me Time and The Next 365 Days.

What new series are coming to Netflix in August 2022?

Known for its originals, Netflix is home to some great series. In August 2022, Netflix is adding: Lady Tamara, The Sandman, Instant Dream Home, Iron Chef Brazil, A Model Family, High Heat, Echoes, and Selling the OC..

What new documentaries are coming to Netflix in August 2022?

There are a bunch of new documentaries coming to Netflix in August 2022. These include: Clusterf**k: Woodstokc 99, I just Killed My Dad, Untold: Season 2, and Running With the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee.

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